Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark II
Top 60%601 points
Top 60%
Top 40%897 points
Top 40%
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Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
longer battery life
10.1
MP
21.1
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II: 53 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

52.13% more megapixels (photo).
10.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
21.1MP
290
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
24 x 36mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
24 x 36mm
245
0

3. 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.
45
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
9
187
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
3.9fps
171
0

5. weight

345g lighter.
1155g
HTC Re: 65.5g
810g
141
0

6. 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.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
25600ISO
126
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
1800shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
850shots
114
0

8. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.7bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.7bits
87
0

9. 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.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
11% have it
84
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
48% have it
84
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.000125s
80
0

12. pixel density

49.89% higher pixel density.
236ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
471ppi
77
0

13. width

4mm narrower.
156mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
152mm
76
0

14. 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.
11.7Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
11.9Evs
72
0

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
920k dots
71
0

16. height

42.6mm shorter.
156.6mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
114mm
71
0

17. thickness

4.9mm thinner.
79.9mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
75mm
70
0

18. resolution

74.95% higher resolution.
588 x 392px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1175 x 783px
69
0

19. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
9% have it
67
0

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
23% have it
67
0

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
58
0

22. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
18% have it
57
0

23. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
30% have it
56
0

24. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
43% have it
54
0

25. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
52% have it
52
0

26. 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.
100%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
98%
49
0

27. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
29% have it
49
0

28. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
66% have it
48
0

29. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
44% have it
48
0

30. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
45% have it
47
0

31. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nikon D800E: 2
2
43
0

32. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
67% have it
41
0

33. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
55% have it
41
0

34. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
51% have it
40
0

35. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
88% have it
40
0

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