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

Top Six Reasons for the

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Compared to Canon EOS 5D Mark II

anonymous
83
Significantly more focus points
Comment
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
80
Noticeably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
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
Noticeably longer battery life
Comment
1800 shots
vs
850 shots
950 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
32
Distinctly faster flash X-sync
Comment
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.
anonymous
28
Has dual card slots
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
anonymous
28
Marginally more viewfinder coverage
Comment
100 %
vs
98 %
2 % more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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

Yes
vs
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Top 22 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Compared to Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

anonymous
104
Noticeably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
21.1 MP
vs
10.1 MP
2.09x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
71
Measurably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
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
56
Plenty lighter
Comment
810 g
vs
1155 g
345 g lighter
anonymous
54
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
51
Better color depth
Comment
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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
48
Considerably higher pixel density
Comment
471 ppi
vs
236 ppi
2x higher pixel density
anonymous
48
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
46
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
43
Clearly higher resolution
Comment
1175x783 px
vs
588x392 px
3.99x higher resolution
anonymous
40
Marginally wider dynamic range
Comment
11.9 Evs
vs
11.7 Evs
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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
36
Significantly more microphone(s)
Comment
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
36
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
36
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
33
A shade narrower
Comment
152 mm
vs
156 mm
4 mm narrower
anonymous
31
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
30
Has manual shutter speed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
anonymous
30
Vastly higher resolution (screen)
Comment
920 k dots
vs
230 k dots
690 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
29
Appreciably shorter
Comment
114 mm
vs
156.6 mm
42.60 mm shorter
anonymous
29
Somewhat thinner
Comment
75 mm
vs
79.9 mm
4.90 mm thinner
anonymous
26
Newer DIGIC version
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer DIGIC version. Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
Kastan Day
1
Shallower Depth of Field
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Because of large sensor
Till Breznjak
1
X-sync at 1/200 sec
Comment
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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