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Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Portability
50
Imaging
75
Features
85
Overall
79
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
Portability
90
Imaging
41
Features
60
Overall
48

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Key Specs

Canon 1D X III
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Expand to 819200)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 5472 x 2886 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 1440g - 158 x 168 x 83mm
  • Released January 2020
  • Succeeded the Canon 1D X II
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Released January 2014
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Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Overview

Its time to look closer at the Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, one is a Pro DSLR and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Canon and Samsung. There exists a sizeable gap between the resolutions of the 1D X III (20MP) and Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) and the 1D X III (Full frame) and Galaxy Camera 2 (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor dimensions.

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The 1D X III was announced 6 years after the Galaxy Camera 2 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Canon 1D X III being a Large SLR camera and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the 1D X III grades vs the Galaxy Camera 2 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1D X III over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 1D X III Galaxy Camera 2 
ReleasedJanuary 2020January 2014Newer by 74 months
Display resolution2100k1037kSharper display (+1063k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Canon 1D X III

 Galaxy Camera 2 1D X III 
Display sizing4.8"3.2"Larger display (+1.6")

Common features in the Canon 1D X III and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 1D X III Galaxy Camera 2 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera, you have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon 1D X III has got exterior measurements of 158mm x 168mm x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 1440 grams (3.17 lbs) while the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has measurements of 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") having a weight of 283 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you select at that time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the 1D X III versus the Galaxy Camera 2.

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 1D X III and Galaxy Camera 2 is 50 and 90 respectively.

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 top view buttons comparison

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to see the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading through a spec sheet. The pic underneath will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the 1D X III and Galaxy Camera 2.

Clearly, the two cameras offer different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The 1D X III using its larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF easier and the Canon 1D X III will resolve greater detail with its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The younger 1D X III is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 sensor size comparison

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon 1D X III
Portrait photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
85
you can focus manually
good resolution (20MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detection focus
delivers RAW files
44
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon 1D X III Street photography information
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography information
62
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
supports focus via touch
weather proof
above average high ISO (102,400)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
65
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch focus
lighter than competition (283 grams)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1D X III as a Sports photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Sports photography camera
81
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
high frames per second (20.0 frames per second)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proof
better than average battery life (2,850 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
49
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
better than average battery pack (400 shots)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon 1D X III as a Travel photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Travel photography camera
67
better than average battery life (2,850 shots)
weather proof
supports focus via touch
good resolution (20MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
73
better than average battery pack (400 per charge)
lighter than competition (283g)
has bluetooth
supports touch focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (23mm)
great reach (483mm)
missing Timelapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1D X III as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Landscape photography camera
80
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
good resolution (20MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
above average high ISO (102,400)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
better than average battery life (2,850 per charge)
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
52
focusing manually
really wide (23mm)
bigger than average screen (4.8 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
better than average battery pack (400 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse recording
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 1D X III
Vlogging with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
30
touchscreen functionality
provides face detection focus
video resolution high (5472 x 2886 resolution)
comes with external microphone socket
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
37
really wide (23mm)
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external microphone jack
lighter than competition (283g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Canon 1D X III vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1D X III and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
 Canon EOS-1D X Mark IIISamsung Galaxy Camera 2
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Samsung
Model type Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Category Pro DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2020-01-07 2014-01-02
Body design Large SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic X 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 5472 x 3648 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 102400 3200
Max enhanced ISO 819200 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 191 -
Cross type focus points 155 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 23-483mm (21.0x)
Largest aperture - f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range - 10cm
Number of lenses 250 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.2 inch 4.8 inch
Screen resolution 2,100 thousand dot 1,037 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 16 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 20.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 3.80 m
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 5472 X 2886 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 5472x2886 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1440 gr (3.17 pounds) 283 gr (0.62 pounds)
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 2850 photographs 400 photographs
Battery format Built-in Battery Pack
Battery ID - Built-in
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media Dual CFexpress type B microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Storage slots 2 1
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