Nikon D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Top 21 Reasons for the

Nikon D800E

Compared to Canon EOS 5D Mark III

anonymous
186
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
36.3 MP
vs
23.4 MP
1.55x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
121
Considerably lower noise at high ISO
Comment
2979 ISO
vs
2293 ISO
29.92% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
97
Considerably better image quality
Comment
95
vs
81
14 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
84
A shade lighter
Comment
900 g
vs
950 g
50 g lighter
anonymous
76
A bit better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 29.97 fps
0.10% better video recording quality
anonymous
66
Way better color depth
Comment
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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
60
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
57
A bit more battery power
Comment
1900 mAh
vs
1800 mAh
5.56% more battery power
anonymous
53
Significantly wider dynamic range
Comment
14.3 Evs
vs
11.7 Evs
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. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
51
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
48
Has a built-in focus motor
Comment
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
47
Narrower
Comment
144.78 mm
vs
152 mm
7.22 mm narrower
anonymous
44
Considerably less shutter lag
Comment
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
42
Has GPS
Comment
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
40
Explicitly more microphone(s)
Comment
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
36
Has timelapse function
Comment
Yes
vs
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
35
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
34
Measurably faster flash X-sync
Comment
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
32
Has dual card slots
Comment
Yes
vs
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.
anonymous
28
Appreciably newer USB version
Comment
3
vs
2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
Larry Reemtsen
1
Versitility
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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

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Top 16 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Compared to Nikon D800E

anonymous
150
A tad larger sensor
Comment
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
118
Clearly more focus points
Comment
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
105
Distinctly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
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
83
Sizably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
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
57
Modestly higher pixel density
Comment
481 ppi
vs
442 ppi
8.82% higher pixel density
anonymous
56
Plenty longer battery life
Comment
950 shots
vs
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
54
Notably higher resolution
Comment
1177x883 px
vs
1176x784 px
12.72% higher resolution
anonymous
50
A bit less body volume
Comment
1344.65 cm³
vs
1434.72 cm³
6.70% less body volume
anonymous
46
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
46
Sizably higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1040 k dots
vs
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
42
A bit shorter
Comment
116.4 mm
vs
121.9 mm
5.50 mm shorter
anonymous
41
Modestly thinner
Comment
76.4 mm
vs
81.5 mm
5.10 mm thinner
anonymous
40
Noticeably less startup delay
Comment
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
31
Measurably more cross-type focus points
Comment
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
31
Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Nanda Ng
3
Has 100 percent viewfinder coverage
Comment
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...

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