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

Top Three Reasons for the

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Compared to Canon EOS 5D Mark II

anonymous
53
Notably more focus points
45
vs
9
36 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
anonymous
44
Notably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5 fps
vs
3.9 fps
28.21% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
32
Significantly faster flash X-sync
0.00333333 s
vs
0.005 s
1.50x faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is better than Canon EOS 5D Mark II because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 19 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Compared to Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

anonymous
53
Noticeably more megapixels (photo)
21.1 MP
vs
10.1 MP
2.09x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
41
Noticeably higher maximum light sensitivity
25600 ISO
vs
6400 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
40
Better color depth
23.7 bits
vs
22.7 bits
4.41% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
40
Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
40
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
37
Much lighter
810 g
vs
1155 g
345 g lighter
anonymous
36
Distinctly higher pixel density
471 ppi
vs
236 ppi
2x higher pixel density
anonymous
36
Distinctly higher resolution
1175x783 px
vs
588x392 px
3.99x higher resolution
anonymous
35
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
33
Sizably more microphone(s)
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
32
A little bit wider dynamic range
11.9 EV
vs
11.7 EV
1.71% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights.
anonymous
32
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
29
Has a HDMI output
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
28
Has manual shutter speed
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
anonymous
28
Weather sealed
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
14
A bit shorter
152 mm
vs
156.6 mm
4.60 mm shorter
anonymous
14
Modestly thinner
75 mm
vs
79.9 mm
4.90 mm thinner
anonymous
14
Significantly narrower
113.5 mm
vs
156 mm
42.50 mm narrower
Till Breznjak
1
X-sync at 1/200 sec
Yes
vs
No
The 6D has only a X-sync at 1/180 sec

Canon EOS 5D Mark II is better than Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III because...

Yes
vs
No

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