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Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm

63points

Nikon D3

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm vs Nikon D3

Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm better than Nikon D3?

  • 0.42% larger sensor
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    36 x 24mmvs23.9 x 36mm
  • 10 more focus points
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    61vs51
  • 1.82x more megapixels (main camera)
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    23.4MPvs12.87MP
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 0.13% lower noise at high ISO
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    2293 ISOvs2290 ISO
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 290g lighter
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    950gvs1240g
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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Why is Nikon D3 better than Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm?

  • 3350shots longer battery life
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    4300shotsvs950shots
  • 1.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    9fpsvs6fps
  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • 4.27% wider dynamic range
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    12.2Evsvs11.7Evs
  • Has timelapse function
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  • 38.89% more battery power
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    2500mAhvs1800mAh
  • 0.55s less shutter lag
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    0.04svs0.59s
  • Has GPS
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Price comparison

Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
3.weight

950g

1.24kg

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.
4.viewfinder coverage

100%

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.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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.

Optics

1.sensor size

36 x 24mm

23.9 x 36mm

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

61

51

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)

23.4MP

12.87MP

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

102400 ISO

25600 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

6fps

9fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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 microphone input
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

950shots

4300shots

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 III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1800mAh

2500mAh

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.noise

2293 ISO

2290 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality

81

81

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24bits

23.5bits

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

11.7Evs

12.2Evs

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.
6.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 24-70mm
Nikon D3
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.

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