Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II Comparison



Let’s compare the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has a 20.1 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II has a 12.2 MP resolution.

  Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II
  Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Canon Sony
Megapixels 20.1 12.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2) 4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 102400 Min 100 - Max 102400
Full ISO Settings Auto (100-102400), 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 204800, H2: 409600, H3: 819200 Auto, 100 - 102,400, expandable to 50 - 409,600
Startup Time 2.9 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type OVF: Phase-detect AF via 191 AF points with 155 f/4 cross-type points and 1 dual-cross type at f/2.8; Live View uses Dual Pixel CMOS AF 169-point contrast-detect AF: Wide (169 points), Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto (100-102400), 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 204800, H2: 409600, H3: 819200 Auto, 100 - 102,400, expandable to 50 - 409,600
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 63
AW Buffer Size 28
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking No Yes
Viewfinder Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.76x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter EVF: 0.51-inch 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Focus Peaking No Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 5472x2286 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MP4 (Video: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 or MPEG4 H.265/HEVC; Audio: AAC or Linear PCM), RAW (CRM) XAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MP4 with stereo sound
Memory Card Type CFexpress MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen2) , Mini HDMI (Type-C), N3 remote terminal, WFT terminal, 3.5mm external mic and headphone jacks, Ethernet RJ-45 jack Micro HDMI (Type-D), Multi Micro USB connector, Stereo microphone jack (3.5mm), Stereo headphone jack (3.5mm)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi No Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 2850 shots 310 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 50.8 oz (1,440 g) includes batteries 22.1 oz (627 g) includes batteries
Size 6.2 x 6.6 x 3.3 in. (158 x 168 x 83 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in. (127 x 96 x 60 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $6,499.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,198.00
Release Date 2022-02-15 2015-10-15