52points
54points

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

68points
46points

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark II better than Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

  • 140g lighter
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    810gvs950g
  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • 1.71% wider dynamic range
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    11.9Evsvs11.7Evs
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • 2.4mm shorter
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    114mmvs116.4mm
  • 1.4mm thinner
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    75mmvs76.4mm

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark III better than Canon EOS 5D Mark II?

  • 52 more focus points
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    61vs9
  • 10.9% more megapixels (main camera)
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    23.4MPvs21.1MP
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 100shots longer battery life
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    950shotsvs850shots
  • 1.54x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    6fpsvs3.9fps
  • Has AF tracking
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  • 2% more viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs98%
  • 1.27% better color depth
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    24bitsvs23.7bits

Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 5D Mark III AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame...Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
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$2,490.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame...Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
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$2,699.00

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

810g

950g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.viewfinder coverage

98%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.resolution

1175 x 783px

1177 x 883px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.sensor size

24 x 36mm

36 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

9

61

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.megapixels (main camera)

21.1MP

23.4MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

102400 ISO

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.continuous shooting at high resolution

3.9fps

6fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

850shots

950shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1800mAh

1800mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.color depth

23.7bits

24bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
2.dynamic range

11.9Evs

11.7Evs

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.
3.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.Has a remote control
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.has an HDMI output
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.Has dual card slots
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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.

Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 5D Mark III AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame...Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
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$2,490.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame...Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
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$2,699.00

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