Comparing Nikon D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

1. Nikon D800E

23 Reasons why Nikon D800E is better

Comparing Nikon D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

1.Significantly more megapixels (photo)
36.3MPvs 23.4MP (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
2.Significantly lower noise at high ISO
2979ISOvs 2293ISO (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
3.Noticeably better image quality
95vs 81 (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
900gvs 950g (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
5.Notably better video recording quality
1,080 x 30fpsvs 1,080 x 29.97fps (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
6.Appreciably better color depth
25.6bitsvs 24bits (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
7.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
8.Significantly more battery power
1900mAhvs 1800mAh (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
9.Significantly wider dynamic range
14.3Evsvs 11.7Evs (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
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. Source: DxOMark.
10.Is dustproof and water resistant
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
144.78mmvs 152mm (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
12.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
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.
13.Has GPS
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
14.Explicitly less shutter lag
0.042svs 0.59s (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
15.Has a flash
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
16.Measurably more microphone(s)
2vs 1 (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
17.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
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.
18.Explicitly faster flash X-sync
0.004svs 0.005s (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
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.
19.Has dual card slots
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
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.
20.Noticeably newer USB version
3vs 2 (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
21.Lower noise at high ISOnew
[url] ISO vs 926 ISO The A6000 has a slight edge (0,5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance.
22.Image Quality
Nikon D810 has significantly better image quality with a DxOMark rating of 98 versus NX1 at just 75.
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2. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

16 Reasons why Canon EOS 5D Mark III is better

Comparing Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800E

1.A tad larger sensor
36 x 24mmvs 35.9 x 24mm (Nikon D800E)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Noticeably more focus points
61vs 51 (Nikon D800E)
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.
3.Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
6fpsvs 4fps (Nikon D800E)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4.Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
102400ISOvs 25600ISO (Nikon D800E)
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.
5.Reasonably longer battery life
950shotsvs 900shots (Nikon D800E)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
6.Modestly higher pixel density
481ppivs 442ppi (Nikon D800E)
7.Significantly higher resolution
1,177 x 883pxvs 1,176 x 784px (Nikon D800E)
116.4mmvs 121.9mm (Nikon D800E)
9.A shade less body volume
1344.65cm³vs 1434.72cm³ (Nikon D800E)
10.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Nikon D800E)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
11.Significantly higher resolution (screen)
1040k dotsvs 921k dots (Nikon D800E)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
76.4mmvs 81.5mm (Nikon D800E)
13.Measurably less startup delay
0.1svs 0.12s (Nikon D800E)
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
14.Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Yesvs No (Nikon D800E)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
15.Appreciably more cross-type focus points
41vs 15 (Nikon D800E)
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.
16.Has 100 percent viewfinder coverage
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
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