Canon EOS-1D Mark III vs Canon EOS 70D

6.14 in
6.17 in
Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital Camera
vs
5.5 in
4.11 in
Canon EOS 70D Digital Camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Image sensor format
APS-H
APS-C
Sensor size
28.1, 18.7
22.5, 15
Sensor photo detectors
11 Mpx
21 Mpx
Effective pixels
10 Mpx
20 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
3:2
3:2
Max resolution
3888, 2592
5472, 3648
Other resolutions
3456x2304, 2816x1880, 1936x1288
3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480, 5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
Processor
2 x DIGIC III
DIGIC 5+

Image

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
ISO Auto
nono
yesyes
ISO minimum
100
100
ISO maximum
3200
12800
Boosted ISO maximum
6400
25600
Maximum image resolution
3888, 2592
5472, 3648
White balance presets
8
6
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Halogen, Shade, Tungsten
Custom white balance
yesyes
yesyes
Supported image file formats
JPEG, RAW
JPG, RAW
Photo effects
Neutral
Black&White, Vivid
Image stabilization type
nono
nono
Supported aspect ratios
3:2
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Uncompressed format
RAW
RAW
HDR
nono
yesyes
AEB/HDR support
yesyes
yesyes

Optics and focus

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Lens mount
Canon EF
Canon EF
Optical zoom
3 x
10 x
Digital zoom
2.5 x
10 x
Magnification (Crop factor)
1.3 x
1.6 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
nono
Flash
Focus adjustment
Manual
Auto/Manual
Contrast autofocus
nono
yesyes
Focal length multiplier
1.3×
1.6×
Autofocus
Multi point, Single
Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesyes
yesyes
Manual focus
yesyes
yesyes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yesyes
yesyes
Number of focus points
19
19
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
45
19
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
Lens based only
Phase detection autofocus
yesyes
yesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Screen size
3.00 in
3.03 in
Articulated LCD
nono
Fully articulated
Screen technology
LCD
LCD
Screen dots
230000
1040000
Touch screen
nono
yesyes
Live view
yesyes
yesyes
Viewfinder
Optical
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
98 %
Viewfinder magnification
0.76 x
0.95 x
Separate info display
yesyes
yesyes

Photography features

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Mechanical
Minimum shutter speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 s
1/8000 s
Shutter priority
yesyes
yesyes
Aperture priority
yesyes
yesyes
Number of exposures
2
2
Exposure compensation plus
3
5
Exposure compensation minus
-3
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/2, 1/3
1/3, 1/2
Continuous shooting
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer delay
2 s
2, 10
Histogram
yesyes
yesyes
Flash sync speed
1/300s
1/250s
Built-in flash
yesyes
yesyes
Flash modes
Second-curtain Sync
Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction
External flash connection
Hot shoe, PC terminal
Hot shoe
External flash
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous drive
10.0 fps
7.0 fps
Scene modes
Portrait, Landscape (scenery)
Close-up (macro), Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Landscape (scenery)
Self-timer
yesyes
yesyes
Manual settings
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer options
2, 10
2, 10
Speed (JPEG)
10 fps
7 fps
Speed (RAW)
10 fps
7 fps
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 3.0±EV
0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Maximum resolution
640, 480
1920, 1080
Video recording
yesyes
yesyes
Supported video file formats
AVI
H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Motion JPEG frame rate
10 fps
60 fps

Audio features

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Voice recording
yesyes
yesyes

Design

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Body type
Large SLR
SLR
Body material
Aluminum-magnesium
Aluminium, Polycarbonate
Colour of product
Black
Black
Anti-dust system
yesyes
yesyes
Environmentally sealed
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Weight
2.55 lb
0.90 lb
Width
6.14 in
5.50 in
Height
6.17 in
4.11 in
Depth
3.15 in
3.09 in

Storage

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Compatible memory cards
CF, MicroDrive, SD
Eye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Dual memory card slots
yesyes
yesyes
Storage types
Compact Flash Type I/II, SD, SDHC
SD, SDHC, SDXC

Power

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Battery life (CIPA)
2200
920
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported
1
1

Connectivity

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
HDMI
nono
yesyes
USB version
2.0
1.0
Remote control
yesyes
yesyes
PictBridge
yesyes
yesyes
NFC
nono
nono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
nono
yesyes
Firewire
nono
nono

Other features

Canon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS-1D Mark IIICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Timelapse recording
yesyes
yesyes
GPS
nono
nono
Orientation sensor
yesyes
yesyes

Often compared with EOS-1D Mark III

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