Nikon D4 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark III
ManufacturingNikon D4 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 1D Mark III was released 2007. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 1D Mark III||Canon||2007|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D4 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a "APSH"-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")|
|Nikon D4||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark III||65 mm||(a Canon APS-H sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.3)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D4||16,2 MP||16163840||4928||3280|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark III||10,1 MP||10077696||3888||2592|
Nikon D4 has a 60 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D Mark III. 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.
|Canon EOS 1D Mark III||50-6400|
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 Nikon D4
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D4 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D Mark III can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark III||10|
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)|
|Nikon D4||1340 gr||2,95 lb|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark III||1155 gr||2,55 lb|