Canon EOS-1D X vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Oct 18, 2011
Mar 2, 2012
 
 
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
 
Large SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy
 
5184 x 3456
5760 x 3840
4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
3:2
3:2
18 megapixels
22 megapixels
19 megapixels
23 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Dual Digic 5+
Digic 5+
 
sRGB,Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 (50, 102400 and 204800 with boost)
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
50
50
204800
102400
6
6
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
by optional dedicated Speedlite
No
No
Yes
Yes
61
61
Canon EF
Canon EF
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3.2
3.2
1,040,000
1,040,000
No
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
0.76×
0.71×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
No
No
Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
 
 
1/200 sec
14.0 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
 
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
 
Yes
 
Yes
Optional
Optional
LC-5
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
 
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E4N rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
 
950
 
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
158 x 164 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.46 x 3.27)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes (by cable and PC)
Optional
Optional
GP-E1, GPE2
With optional GP-E2 unit