Cam1 vs Cam2

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs. Sony a9

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Resolution:
20 megapixels
Screen Size:
3.2" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
1/7/2020
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Built-in
Battery Specs:
LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & dual charger
Battery Life:
2850
Type:
Large SLR
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
20.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5 slots)
Dimensions:
158 x 168 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
20 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
GPS:
Built-in
HDMI:
Yes (HDMI mini)
ISO:
Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-819200)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
5472 x 3648
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
191
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Digic X
Remote Control?:
Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
Screen Dots:
2100
Screen Size:
3.2"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
Dual CFexpress type B
Subject / Scene Modes:
No
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
1440 g (3.17 lb / 50.79 oz)
White Balance Presets:
7
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
819200
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
6499
AE Bracketing:
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Canon EF

Sony a9

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
4/19/2017
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FZ100
Battery Life:
650
Type:
SLR-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
20.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
127 x 96 x 63 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.48")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
24 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI)
ISO:
Auto, ISO 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Aspect Ratio(s):
3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
Sensor-shift
JPG Quality Levels:
Extra fine, fine, standard
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Maximum Resolution:
6000 x 4000
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
693
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
BIONZ X
Remote Control?:
Yes (Wired or wireless)
Screen Dots:
1440
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 secs + continuous, 3 or 5 frames)
Photo Detectors:
28 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
Stacked CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (One of which UHS-II compatible)
Subject / Scene Modes:
No
Timelapse Recording:
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
673 g (1.48 lb / 23.74 oz)
White Balance Presets:
10
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Highlight-weighted
ASIN(s):
B089DB462R
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
204800
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$4500/ยฃ4500
AE Bracketing:
+/-6 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Lens Mount:
Sony E