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Canon 1D Mark III vs 1DX Mark III

The Canon EOS-1D Mark III and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III are two professional cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2007 and January 2020. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are based on an APS-H (1D Mark III) and a full frame (1DX Mark III) sensor. The 1D Mark III has a resolution of 10.1 megapixels, whereas the 1DX Mark III provides 20 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 1D Mark III versus Canon 1D X Mark III
Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
10.1 MP, APS-H Sensor 20 MP, Full Frame Sensor
no Video 4K/60p Video
ISO 100-3,200 (50 - 6,400) ISO 100-102,400 (50 - 819,200)
Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 230k dots 3.2 LCD, 2100k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed touchscreen
10 shutter flaps per second 20 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
2200 shots per battery charge2850 shots per battery charge
156 x 157 x 80 mm, 1155 g 158 x 168 x 83 mm, 1440 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS-1D Mark III and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon 1D Mark III and the Canon 1D X Mark III are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 1D Mark III vs Canon 1D X Mark III
Compare 1D Mark III versus 1DX Mark III top
Comparison 1D Mark III or 1DX Mark III rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon 1D X Mark III is notably larger (8 percent) than the Canon 1D Mark III. Moreover, the 1DX Mark III is markedly heavier (25 percent) than the 1D Mark III. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor (as in the 1DX Mark III) will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, while more compact options are available for the smaller-sensor camera (1D Mark III). You can compare the optics available in the Canon EF Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the 1D Mark III gets 2200 shots out of its LP-E4 battery, while the 1DX Mark III can take 2850 images on a single charge of its LP-E19 power pack. As can be seen in the images above, both cameras have a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark III 156 mm 157 mm 80 mm 1155 g 2200 Y Feb 2007 4,499i
2.
 
Canon 1D X Mark III 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1440 g 2850 Y Jan 2020 6,499 i
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1530 g 1210 Y Feb 2016 5,999i
4.
 
Canon 5DS R 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Canon 1D C 158 mm 164 mm 83 mm 1545 g 1120 Y Apr 2012 14,999i
6.
 
Canon 5D Mark III 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 950 g 950 Y Mar 2012 3,499i
7.
 
Canon 1D X 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1551 g 1120 Y Oct 2011 6,799i
8.
 
Canon 1D Mark IV 156 mm 157 mm 80 mm 1230 g 1500 Y Oct 2009 4,999i
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark II 152 mm 114 mm 75 mm 850 g 850 Y Sep 2008 3,499i
10.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark III 150 mm 160 mm 80 mm 1385 g 1800 Y Aug 2007 7,999i
11.
 
Canon 1D Mark II N 156 mm 158 mm 80 mm 1565 g 1200 Y Aug 2005 3,999i
12.
 
Canon 1D Mark II 156 mm 158 mm 80 mm 1535 g 1200 Y Jan 2004 4,499i
13.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II 156 mm 158 mm 80 mm 1215 g 1200 Y Sep 2004 7,999i
14.
 
Canon 1Ds 156 mm 158 mm 80 mm 1265 g 600 Y Sep 2002 8,999i
15.
 
Nikon D3 160 mm 157 mm 88 mm 1300 g 4300 Y Aug 2007 4,999i
16.
 
Nikon D2Xs 158 mm 150 mm 86 mm 1252 g 3800 Y Jun 2006 4,699i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The 1D Mark III was launched at a markedly lower price (by 31 percent) than the 1DX Mark III, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon 1D Mark III features an APS-H sensor and the Canon 1D X Mark III a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the 1DX Mark III is 65 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.3 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the 1DX Mark III uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC X) than the 1D Mark III (DIGIC III), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 1D Mark III and Canon 1D X Mark III sensor measures

With 20MP, the 1DX Mark III offers a higher resolution than the 1D Mark III (10.1MP), but the 1DX Mark III has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 6.57μm versus 7.21μm for the 1D Mark III). Yet, the 1DX Mark III is a much more recent model (by 12 years and 10 months) than the 1D Mark III, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Canon 1D X Mark III implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the 1DX Mark III for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon 1D Mark III are 19.4 x 13 inches or 49.4 x 32.9 cm for good quality, 15.6 x 10.4 inches or 39.5 x 26.3 cm for very good quality, and 13 x 8.6 inches or 32.9 x 21.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The 1DX Mark III has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS-1D Mark III has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200, which can be extended to ISO 50-6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III are ISO 100 to ISO 102400, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-819200.

1D Mark III versus 1DX Mark III MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under consideration, the 1DX Mark III offers substantially better image quality than the 1D Mark III (overall score 20 points higher). The advantage is based on 1.5 bits higher color depth, 2.8 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.6 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark III APS-H 10.1 3888 2592none22.711.7107871
2.
 
Canon 1D X Mark III Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484K/60p24.214.5324891
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484K/60p24.113.5320788
4.
 
Canon 5DS R Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.612.4230886
5.
 
Canon 1D C Full Frame 17.9 5184 34564K/24p........
6.
 
Canon 5D Mark III Full Frame 22.1 5760 38401080/30p24.011.7229381
7.
 
Canon 1D X Full Frame 17.9 5184 34561080/30p23.811.8278682
8.
 
Canon 1D Mark IV APS-H 16.0 4896 32641080/30p22.812.0132074
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark II Full Frame 21.0 5616 37441080/30p23.711.9181579
10.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark III Full Frame 21.0 5616 3744none24.012.0166380
11.
 
Canon 1D Mark II N APS-H 8.2 3504 2336none22.311.297566
12.
 
Canon 1D Mark II APS-H 8.2 3504 2336none22.311.1100366
13.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II Full Frame 16.6 4992 3328none23.311.3148074
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Full Frame 11.0 4064 2704none21.811.095463
15.
 
Nikon D3 Full Frame 12.1 4256 2832none23.512.2229081
16.
 
Nikon D2Xs APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.210.948959

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The 1DX Mark III indeed provides for movie recording, while the 1D Mark III does not. The highest resolution format that the 1DX Mark III can use is 4K/60p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The 1D Mark III and the 1DX Mark III are similar in the sense that both have an optical viewfinder. The latter is useful for getting a clear image for framing even in brightly lit environments. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the 1DX Mark III has a higher magnification than the one of the 1D Mark III (0.76x vs 0.58x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon 1D Mark III and Canon 1D X Mark III in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IIIoptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 10.0 n n
2.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIIoptical Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n n
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 16.0 n n
4.
 
Canon 5DS Roptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 1D Coptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 14.0 n n
6.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIIoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 n n
7.
 
Canon 1D Xoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 14.0 n n
8.
 
Canon 1D Mark IVoptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 10.0 n n
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 3.9 n n
10.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIIoptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
11.
 
Canon 1D Mark II Noptical Y 2.5 230 fixed n 1/8000s 8.5 n n
12.
 
Canon 1D Mark IIoptical Y 2.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 n n
13.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIoptical Y 2.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
14.
 
Canon 1Dsoptical Y 2.0 120 fixed n 1/8000s 3.0 n n
15.
 
Nikon D3optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 11.0 n n
16.
 
Nikon D2Xsoptical Y 2.5 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The 1DX Mark III has a touchscreen, while the 1D Mark III has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The Canon 1D X Mark III has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The 1D Mark III writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or SDHC cards, while the 1DX Mark III uses CFexpress cards. Both cameras feature dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS-1D Mark III and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark IIIY-----2.0---
2.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIIYmonomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
4.
 
Canon 5DS RYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
5.
 
Canon 1D CYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
6.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIIYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
7.
 
Canon 1D XYmono-Y-mini2.0---
8.
 
Canon 1D Mark IVYstereo-Y-mini2.0---
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
10.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIIYmono----2.0---
11.
 
Canon 1D Mark II NY-----1.1---
12.
 
Canon 1D Mark IIY-----1.1---
13.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIY-----2.0---
14.
 
Canon 1DsY-----FW---
15.
 
Nikon D3Y----mini2.0---
16.
 
Nikon D2XsY-----2.0---

It is notable that the 1DX Mark III offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the 1D Mark III does not provide wifi capability.

Both cameras feature a PC Sync terminal to control professional strobe lights, which will be appreciated by studio photographers.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the 1DX Mark III has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

The 1DX Mark III is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the 1D Mark III has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the 1D Mark III was succeeded by the Canon 1D Mark IV. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Canon 1D Mark III better than the Canon 1D X Mark III or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS-1D Mark III:

  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 285g or 20 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (31 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in February 2007).


Advantages of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20 vs 10.1MP), which boosts linear resolution by 41%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (20 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (1.5 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (2.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1.6 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC X vs DIGIC III).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 4K/60p video.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.58x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 230k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (20 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (2850 versus 2200) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 12 years and 10 months of technical progress since the 1D Mark III launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the 1DX Mark III is the clear winner of the contest (20 : 3 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

1D Mark III 03:20 1DX Mark III

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 1D Mark III and the Canon 1D X Mark III place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the 1D Mark III or the 1DX Mark III. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1D Mark III.......... Feb 2007 4,499i
2.
 
Canon 1D X Mark III..+ +..4.5/54/5 Jan 2020 6,499 i
3.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II....89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 5,999i
4.
 
Canon 5DS R5/5+83/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Canon 1D C.......... Apr 2012 14,999i
6.
 
Canon 5D Mark III..+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2012 3,499i
7.
 
Canon 1D X5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2011 6,799i
8.
 
Canon 1D Mark IV5/5..89/100.... Oct 2009 4,999i
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark II4/591/10079/1004/5.. Sep 2008 3,499i
10.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark III....+ +4.5/5.. Aug 2007 7,999i
11.
 
Canon 1D Mark II N.......... Aug 2005 3,999i
12.
 
Canon 1D Mark II....+ +.... Jan 2004 4,499i
13.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II....+ +.... Sep 2004 7,999i
14.
 
Canon 1Ds....+ +.... Sep 2002 8,999i
15.
 
Nikon D3....+ +5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 4,999i
16.
 
Nikon D2Xs.......... Jun 2006 4,699i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon 1D Mark III vs Canon 1D X Mark III

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2007 January 2020
    Launch Price USD 4,499 USD 6,499
    Sensor Specs Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-H Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 28.1 x 18.7 mm 36.0 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 525.47 mm2 864 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 33.8 mm 43.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.3x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 10.1 Megapixels 20 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3888 x 2592 pixels 5472 x 3648 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 7.21 μm 6.57 μm
    Pixel Density 1.92 MP/cm2 2.31 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 102,400 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 6,400 ISO 50 - 819,200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC III DIGIC X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 71 91
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.7 24.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.7 14.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1078 3248
    Screen Specs Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.58x 0.76x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 2100k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 20 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy300 000 actuations500 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or SDHC cards CFexpress cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port no HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Geotagging no internal GPS GPS built-in
    Body Specs Canon 1D Mark III Canon 1D X Mark III
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E4 LP-E19
    Battery Life (CIPA)2200 shots per charge2850 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 156 x 157 x 80 mm
    (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)
    158 x 168 x 83 mm
    (6.2 x 6.6 x 3.3 in)
    Camera Weight 1155 g (40.7 oz) 1440 g (50.8 oz)

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