Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark II
Top 60%610 points
Top 60%
Top 40%919 points
Top 40%
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
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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.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
24 x 36mm

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.

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. weight

345g lighter.
810g

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.

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
850shots

8. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

9. 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
49% have it

10. 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

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

12. pixel density

49.89% higher pixel density.
471ppi

13. width

4mm narrower.
152mm

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.
11.9Evs

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

16. height

42.6mm shorter.

17. 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

18. thickness

4.9mm thinner.

19. resolution

74.95% higher resolution.

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
24% have it

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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

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

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
44% have it

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
53% have it

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