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GENERAL
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Release Date 2020-01-07 2016-02-02 2012-04-12 2011-10-18 2010-02-22
Camera Type Large SLR Large SLR Large SLR Large SLR Large SLR
Current Price $0.00 $5,499.00 $6,499.00 $5,299.00 $4,999.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

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

102400

51200

51200

51200

12800

Min ISO

100

100

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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 20.0 fps 16.0 fps 14 fps 14 fps 10 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) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotSpot AF-areaPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverageSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 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)
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 no built-in flash 1/250s 1/250s 1/300s
Flash Modes no built-in flash no built-in flash E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual 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 n/a Clear View II TFT LCD Clear View II TFT LCD n/a
Screen Size
3.2
3.2
3.2"
3.2"
3"
Resolution 2,100k dots 1,620k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 920k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Video Resolution 5472 X 2886 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p) 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)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.264
Microphone Type Mono Mono Mono Mono Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono None
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 1440 g 1530 g 1500 g 1340 g 1230 g
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Body Sealing Yes Yes Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Built-in Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

2850 Shots

1210 Shots

Shots

1120 Shots

1500 Shots

Storage Media Dual CFexpress type B 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
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Optional Optional Optional Eye-Fi Connected
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) none none USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D C Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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 1x 1x 1x 1x 1.3x
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 191 61 61 61 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 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 Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $0.00 $5,499.00 $6,499.00 $5,299.00 $4,999.00