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GENERAL
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Release Date 2016-02-02 2012-04-12 2011-10-18 2010-02-22 2008-08-18
Camera Type Large SLR Large SLR" Large SLR Large SLR" Large SLR"
Current Price $5,999.00 $6,499.00 $5,299.00 $2,888.45 $6,652.19
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

21

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5472 x 3648 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456 4896 x 3264 5616 x 3744
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame Full frame Full frame APS-H Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm 27.9 x 18.6 mm 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area
864mm2
864mm2
864mm2
518mm2
864mm2
Max ISO

409600

204800

204800

102400

3200

Min ISO

50

100

50

50

50

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 16.0 fps 14 fps 14 fps 10 fps 5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 (3 frames 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) ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) Yes
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync no built-in flash 1/250s 1/250s no built-in flash 1/250s
Flash Modes no built-in flash E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual External External
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76 0.76× 0.76 0.76× 0.76×
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology n/a Clear View II TFT LCD Clear View II TFT LCD n/a n/a
Screen Size
3.2″
3.2″
3.2″
3″
3″
Resolution 1,620k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 920k dots 230k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Video Resolution 4096 x 2160 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p) 4096 x 2160 (24 fps), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) n/a
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.264
Microphone Type Mono Mono Mono Stereo None
Speaker Type Mono Mono None
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 1530 g 1500 g 1340 g 1230 g 1385 g
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes Yes
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

1210 Shots

Shots

1120 Shots

1500 Shots

1800 Shots

Storage Media n/a Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, SD/SDHC card Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD card
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Optional Optional Optional Eye-Fi Connected None
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) none none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF Canon EF
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1 1 1.3×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 61 61 61 45 45
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
Current Price $5,999.00 $6,499.00 $5,299.00 $2,888.45 $6,652.19