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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II vs Sony a7 III

6.22 in
6.6 in
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Digital Camera
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
5.1 in
2.9 in
Sony a7 III Digital Camera
Sony a7 III
Available colors
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39
4.7 out of 5
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4.6 out of 5
18 user ratings
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4 stars
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33
4.2 out of 5
33 user ratings
5 stars
39 %
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39 %
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4.3 out of 5
51 user ratings
5 stars
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor format
  • Full frame
  • Full frame
Full-frame
Sensor size1.42 in1.4 in
Sensor photo detectors22.0 Mpx
N/A
Effective pixels20.0 Mpx
N/A
Image ratio w:h3:2
N/A
Max resolution5472 x 3648 px
N/A
Other resolutions
  • 4368x2912
  • 3648x2432
  • 2736x1824
N/A
Processor2 x DIGIC 6+BIONZ X

Image

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
ISO
  • 100
  • 51200
  • Auto
  • 100
  • 12800
  • 51200
  • 102400
ISO Autoyes
N/A
ISO minimum10050
ISO maximum51200204800
Boosted ISO minimum5050
Boosted ISO maximum409600204800
Maximum image resolution5472 x 3648 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets6
N/A
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Custom white balanceyes
N/A
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
JPEG
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Sepia
  • Vivid
Image stabilization typeNo
N/A
Supported aspect ratios3:23:2
Uncompressed formatRAW
N/A
AEB/HDR supportyes
N/A
Image stabilizer
N/A
yes

Optics and focus

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Lens mountCanon EFSony E
Magnification (Crop factor)1.0 x0.78 x
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyes
N/A
Focal length multiplier1x
N/A
AutofocusServo Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • One Shot Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyes
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points61693
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)61
N/A
Image stabiliserLens based onlyOptical
Phase detection autofocusyes
N/A
Digital zoom
N/A
8.0 x
Minimum aperture
N/A
36
Maximum aperture
N/A
36
Filter diameter
N/A
3.03 in

Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Screen size3.2 in2.95 in
Articulated LCDno
N/A
Screen technologyLCDLCD
Screen dots1620000
N/A
Touch screenyesyes
Field of view100.0 %
N/A
Live viewyesyes
Viewfinder
  • Electronic
  • Optical
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage100.0 %
N/A
Viewfinder magnification0.76 x0.78 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-3 - 1-4 - 3
Separate info displayyes
N/A
Viewfinder screen size
N/A
0.51 in
Viewfinder resolution
N/A
2359296.0 px
Eye relief
N/A
0.91 in
Flip-out screen
N/A
no

Photography features

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Shutter priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Movie
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s
N/A
Shutter priorityyes
N/A
Aperture priorityyes
N/A
Manual exposure modeyes
N/A
Exposure compensation plus5
N/A
Exposure compensation minus-5
N/A
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
N/A
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
N/A
Continuous shootingyes
N/A
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
Histogramyesyes
AE frames3
N/A
Subject / scene modesno
N/A
Flash sync speed1/250s
N/A
Built-in flashno
N/A
Flash modesAuto
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
  • High-speed Sync
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoe
N/A
External flashyes
N/A
Continuous drive16.0 fps
N/A
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
N/A
Manual settingsyes
N/A
Speed (JPEG)14.0 fps
N/A
Speed (RAW)14.0 fps
N/A
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 3.0±EV
N/A
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)
N/A
1/8000 sec
Face detection
N/A
yes

Videography features

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Maximum resolution4096 x 2160 px3840 x 2160 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 4096 x 2160
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 3840 x 2160
HD type4K Ultra HD4K Ultra HD
Supported video file formats
  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MJPEG
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • XAVC S
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Single image
  • Slide show
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps30.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)120.0 fps
N/A
Motion JPEG frame rate119.9 fps
N/A
Video recording limit
N/A
125.0 min.

Audio features

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMono
N/A
Speaker typeMono
N/A
Audio systemMono
N/A
Supported audio file formatsLPCM
  • AC3
  • LPCM
Built-in speakers
N/A
yes
Noise reduction
N/A
yes

Design

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Body typeSLRMILC
Body materialMagnesium
N/A
Colour of productBlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyes
N/A

Dimensions

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Weight47.27 oz22.93 oz
Width6.22 in5.1 in
Height6.6 in2.9 in
Depth3.25 in3.76 in

Storage

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Compatible memory cards
  • CF
  • CFast 2.0
  • MS Duo
  • MS Pro-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Dual memory card slotsyes
N/A
Memory slots22
Storage types
  • CFast
  • Compact Flash
N/A
Camera file system
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.31
  • RAW

Power

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)1210610
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery level indicatoryesyes
Number of batteries supported11
Battery life (max)
N/A
3.5 h
AC adapter included
N/A
Y

Connectivity

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
HDMIyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMicro
USB portyesyes
USB version3.13.1
Headphone portyes
N/A
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessOptional
N/A
Remote controlyes
N/A
PictBridgeyes
N/A
NFCnoyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)noyes
Bluetoothnoyes
Firewireno
N/A
USB connector type
N/A
USB Type-C
Supported WiFi types
N/A
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Smartphone remote support
N/A
yes
Bluetooth version
N/A
4.1

Other features

Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
Sony a7 IIISony a7 III
GPSyesno
Orientation sensoryes
N/A
Electronic compassno
N/A
Languages supportMulti
N/A

Pros & Cons

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      Cons

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