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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

174

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

163

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.76x
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
69 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
1800 shots
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,065 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$4,274 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder size Significantly 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