Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.76x
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
69 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,699 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$1,235 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Ssia9 (1:13 PM, February 24, 2012)
1ds mark3 no Weather sealed haha...!?!
 
Avatar for Myname Myname (3:02 PM, July 27, 2011)
why would the mark III cost so much more if the mark II fares better ? 
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:31 PM, May 03, 2011)
Our comparisons only take into account the cameras features and not the price.
 
Naccistefano (1:23 PM, May 03, 2011)
ridicolo confrontare una macchina professionale da 6000 euro con una pur buona macchina ma sempre
semi-pro da 2000 euro........ ci sono mille funzioni in piu' che la 1dsmark iii ha...altrimenti alla canon sarebbero impazziti