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Nikon D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Top 21 Reasons for the

Nikon D800E

Compared to Canon EOS 5D Mark III

anonymous
88
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
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36.3 MP
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23.4 MP
1.55x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
80
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
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2979 ISO
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2293 ISO
29.92% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
65
Explicitly better image quality
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95
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81
14 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
53
A little bit lighter
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900 g
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950 g
50 g lighter
anonymous
51
A little better video recording quality
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1080 x 30 fps
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1080 x 29.97 fps
0.10% better video recording quality
anonymous
49
Much better color depth
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25.6 bits
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24 bits
6.67% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
anonymous
47
Has a stereo microphone
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Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
46
Is dustproof and water resistant
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Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
44
A tad more battery power
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1900 mAh
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1800 mAh
5.56% more battery power
anonymous
40
Significantly wider dynamic range
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14.3 EV
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11.7 EV
22.22% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights.
anonymous
40
Significantly less shutter lag
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0.042 s
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0.59 s
0.55 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
38
Has a built-in focus motor
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Yes
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No
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
anonymous
34
Has GPS
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Yes
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No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
34
Sizably more microphone(s)
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2
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1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
32
Significantly faster flash X-sync
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0.004 s
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0.005 s
25% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
anonymous
31
Has a flash
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Yes
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No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
28
Has timelapse function
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Yes
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No
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
anonymous
28
Significantly newer USB version
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3
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2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
anonymous
27
Narrower
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144.78 mm
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152 mm
7.22 mm narrower
anonymous
25
Has dual card slots
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Yes
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No
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
Larry Reemtsen
1
Versitility
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Yes
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No

Nikon D800E is better than Canon EOS 5D Mark III because...

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Top 17 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Compared to Nikon D800E

anonymous
81
A bit larger sensor
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24 x 36 mm
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24 x 35.9 mm
0.28% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
75
Significantly more focus points
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61
vs
51
10 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
anonymous
68
Noticeably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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6 fps
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4 fps
1.50x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
64
Measurably higher maximum light sensitivity
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102400 ISO
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25600 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
43
A bit higher pixel density
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481 ppi
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442 ppi
8.82% higher pixel density
anonymous
42
Substantially higher resolution
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1177x883 px
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1176x784 px
12.72% higher resolution
anonymous
42
A little bit less body volume
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1344.65 cm³
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1434.72 cm³
6.70% less body volume
anonymous
38
Measurably less startup delay
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0.1 s
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0.12 s
0.02 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
35
Has a microphone in
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Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
29
Reasonably longer battery life
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950 shots
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900 shots
50 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
28
Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Yes
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No
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
anonymous
27
Significantly more cross-type focus points
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41
vs
15
26 more cross-type focus points. Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
anonymous
27
Explicitly higher resolution (screen)
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1040 k dots
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921 k dots
119 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
26
Modestly shorter
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116.4 mm
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121.9 mm
5.50 mm shorter
anonymous
26
Slightly thinner
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76.4 mm
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81.5 mm
5.10 mm thinner
anonymous
18
Has a brand lens
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Yes
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No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
Nanda Ng
2
Has 100 percent viewfinder coverage
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Yes
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No
With 100 percent viewfinder coverage you can preview the full image that the image sensor will capture, rather than missing some of the outer edges.

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