Nikon D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Top 18 Reasons for the

Nikon D800E

Compared to Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Noticeably lower noise at high ISO
2979 ISO
vs
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
54
Substantially more megapixels (photo)
36.3 MP
vs
23.4 MP
1.55x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
51
Significantly better image quality
95
vs
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
41
Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
40
Much better color depth
25.6 bits
vs
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
37
A bit more battery power
1900 mAh
vs
1800 mAh
5.56% more battery power
anonymous
37
Modestly better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 29.97 fps
0.10% better video recording quality
anonymous
37
A shade lighter
900 g
vs
950 g
50 g lighter
anonymous
36
Appreciably less shutter lag
0.042 s
vs
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
35
Has a stereo microphone
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
33
Explicitly more microphone(s)
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
32
Considerably wider dynamic range
14.3 EV
vs
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
32
Sizably faster flash X-sync
0.004 s
vs
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 built-in focus motor
Yes
vs
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
31
Has GPS
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
30
Has a flash
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
27
Measurably newer USB version
3
vs
2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
anonymous
14
Narrower
144.78 mm
vs
152 mm
7.22 mm narrower

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

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Top 15 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Compared to Nikon D800E

anonymous
53
Vastly more focus points
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
50
Slightly larger sensor
24 x 36 mm
vs
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
44
Notably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
6 fps
vs
4 fps
1.50x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
41
Considerably higher maximum light sensitivity
102400 ISO
vs
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
36
Modestly higher pixel density
481 ppi
vs
442 ppi
8.82% higher pixel density
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36
Vastly higher resolution
1177x883 px
vs
1176x784 px
12.72% higher resolution
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34
Measurably less startup delay
0.1 s
vs
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
32
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
28
A bit less body volume
1344.65 cm³
vs
1434.72 cm³
6.70% less body volume
anonymous
27
Measurably more cross-type focus points
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
Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Yes
vs
No
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
anonymous
15
Has a brand lens
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
anonymous
14
Slightly shorter
116.4 mm
vs
121.9 mm
5.50 mm shorter
anonymous
14
A little bit thinner
76.4 mm
vs
81.5 mm
5.10 mm thinner
Nanda Ng
2
Has 100 percent viewfinder coverage
Yes
vs
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.

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

Yes
vs
No

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