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

1. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

6 Reasons why Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is better

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

1.Noticeably more focus points
45vs 9 (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
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.
2.Explicitly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5fpsvs 3.9fps (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3.Substantially longer battery life
1800shotsvs 850shots (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
4.A shade more viewfinder coverage
100%vs 98% (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
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.
5.Noticeably faster flash X-sync
0.00333333svs 0.005s (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
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.
6.Has dual card slots
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
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.
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2. Canon EOS 5D Mark II

22 Reasons why Canon EOS 5D Mark II is better

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

1.Vastly more megapixels (photo)
21.1MPvs 10.1MP (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
2.Lighter
810gvs 1155g (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
3.Vastly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 6400ISO (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
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.
4.Significantly better color depth
23.7bitsvs 22.7bits (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
5.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
6.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
7.Notably higher pixel density
471ppivs 236ppi (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
8.Shorter
114mmvs 156.6mm (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
9.Considerably higher resolution (screen)
920k dotsvs 230k dots (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
10.Narrower
152mmvs 156mm (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
11.Notably wider dynamic range
11.9Evsvs 11.7Evs (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
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.
12.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
13.Explicitly higher resolution
1,175 x 783pxvs 588 x 392px (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
14.Thinner
75mmvs 79.9mm (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
15.Is dustproof and water resistant
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
16.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
17.Has manual shutter speed
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
18.Clearly more microphone(s)
2vs 1 (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
19.Has a HDMI output
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
20.Newer DIGIC version
4vs 3 (Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III)
Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
21.Shallower Depth of Field
Because of large sensor
22.X-sync at 1/200 sec
The 6D has only a X-sync at 1/180 sec
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