Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Canon EOS 1100D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 1100D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.Canon EOS 5D Mark III were released 2012 and Canon EOS 1100D was released 2011. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||2012|
|Canon EOS 1100D||2011|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 1100D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS 1100D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 22,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1100D has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||
5760 x 3840
|Canon EOS 1100D||
4272 x 2848
Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 82 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1100D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1100D. Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 1100D has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||100-25600|
|Canon EOS 1100D||100-6400|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1100D
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1100D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||6|
|Canon EOS 1100D||3|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 1100D can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III weighs 950 gr (equal to 2,09 lb) which is 92% heavier than Canon EOS 1100D and its 495 gr (or 1,09 lb).
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||950 gr
|Canon EOS 1100D||495 gr