Canon EOS 5D vs Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.Canon EOS 5D were released 2005 and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III was released 2007. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 5D||Canon||2005|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||Canon||2007|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FF") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS 5D||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS 5D||12,7 MP||12719616||4368||2912|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||21,1 MP||21026304||5616||3744|
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a 65 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 5D. 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.
Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 50 to 3200.
|Canon EOS 5D||50-3200|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||50-3200|
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.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 5D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D||3|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
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.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS 5D||895 gr||1,97 lb|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||1385 gr||3,05 lb|