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
Notably more focus points
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.
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
28.21% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Distinctly faster flash X-sync
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...
Top 18 Reasons for the
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Compared to Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
2.09x more megapixels (photo)
Is dustproof and water resistant
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Better color depth
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.
Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
Measurably higher resolution
3.99x higher resolution
345 g lighter
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Appreciably higher pixel density
2x higher pixel density
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Measurably more microphone(s)
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
A little wider dynamic range
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.
Has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Has manual shutter speed
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
42.50 mm narrower
4.90 mm thinner
A bit shorter
4.60 mm shorter