Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Top 21%1,186 points
Top 21%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
201 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
23.4
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III: 62 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

23.4MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
287
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
36 x 24mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
244
0

3. 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.
61
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2293ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
176
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

6. weight

950g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
81
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
131
0

8. 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.
102400ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
950shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

10. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

12. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
11% have it
84
0

13. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

14. pixel density

481ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

15. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
25% have it
76
0

16. width

152mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

17. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
26% have it
73
0

18. 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.
11.7Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1040k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

20. volume

1344.65cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

21. height

116.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

22. thickness

76.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

23. resolution

1177 x 883px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

24. battery power

1800mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

25. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
23% have it
67
0

26. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.2"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

27. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
29% have it
56
0

28. has AF tracking

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
73% have it
56
0

29. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
17% have it
56
0

30. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
43% have it
54
0

31. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
52% have it
52
0

32. more viewfinder coverage

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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.
100%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
49
0

33. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
29% have it
49
0

34. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.59s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
49
0

35. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
44% have it
48
0

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