Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of X-Pro1 vs 5D Mark III

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from imaging-resource.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of X-Pro1 vs EOS 5D Mark III

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

X-Pro1
2,300 LPH
EOS 5D Mark III
2,800 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

X-Pro1
369 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

X-Pro1
53 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

X-Pro1
1,300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

X-Pro1
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

X-Pro1
300 photos
EOS 5D Mark III
950 photos

Features Key features of the X-Pro1  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

X-Pro1
16 MP
EOS 5D Mark III
22.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

X-Pro1
25,600 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
102,400 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

X-Pro1
0.24x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

X-Pro1
23.0 microns
EOS 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

X-Pro1  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

7.9
8.2
With the 5D Mark III's large images files it is advisable to use a fast CF memory card, especially if you are planning to shoot bursts in Raw+JPEG mode.
EOS 5D Mark III

9.0
9.0
It's great to see another manufacturer join the compact system camera revolution and bring something truly innovative to the party, so if the Fujifilm X-Pro1 suits your way of shooting and your budget, we have no hesitation at all in highly recommending it.
X-Pro1

9.0
9.0
The Fuji X-Pro1 is an enthusiast-level compact system camera that produces class-leading image quality and a really satisfying user experience thanks to its manually operated shutter speed dial and lens-based aperture controls.
X-Pro1

7.4
8.2
Many of the new capabilities definitely target pros: a pair of low-resolution raw formats (10 and 5.2 megapixels), more interchangeable focusing-screen options, in-camera peripheral-illumination correction to compensate for brightness nonuniformity across the image, and a silent Live View mode.
EOS 5D Mark III

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
8.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

X-Pro1  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 4896 x 3264 5456 x 4096
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.0 microns 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Tested vertical resolution 2,300 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,300 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 140 x 82 x 43 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 43 mm 76 mm
Weight 450 g 950 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

X-Pro1  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 1,230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Tunnel Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.37x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.24x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 6 fps
Battery life 300 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
6 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 369 ms 120 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms 61 ms
Startup delay 1,300 ms 500 ms
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