Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III vs Nikon Z fc

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and Nikon Z fc. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Nikon Z fc

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z fc is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III were released 2007 and Nikon Z fc was released 2021. That is a 14 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Canon 2007
Nikon Z fc Nikon 2021

Type of camera

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon Z fc has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon Z fc 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a 21,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z fc has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21,1 MP 21026304 5616 3744
Nikon Z fc 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a 2 % larger resolution than Nikon Z fc. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has 50 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 50-3200
Nikon Z fc 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 5
Nikon Z fc 11

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon Z fc. Sadly, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III weighs 1385 gr (equal to 3,05 lb) which is 211% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 1385 gr 3,05 lb
Nikon Z fc 445 gr 0,98 lb