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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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

  • 50shots longer battery life
    ?

    950shotsvs900shots
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark IV better than Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

  • 29.91% more megapixels (main camera)
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    30.4MPvs23.4MP
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 16.67% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    7fpsvs6fps
  • 30.61% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    2995 ISOvs2293 ISO
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 10 better image quality
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    91vs81
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • 60g lighter
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    890gvs950g

Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Buy used:

$619

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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$2,168
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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$2,999
Canon EOS 5D Mark III walmartCanon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) - blac...Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) - black
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$1,910
Canon EOS 5D Mark III walmartCanon EOS:1D X Mark III DSLR Camera (Bod...Canon EOS:1D X Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)
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$6,299
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Buy used:

$619

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
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$2,699
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
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$1,910
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Body International ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body International Model (Body)
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$2,399
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonAppareil Photo Reflex Canon EOS 5D Mark ...Appareil Photo Reflex Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (boitier nu)
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$2,842
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV walmartCanon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) - blac...Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) - black
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$1,910
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV walmartCanon EOS 6D Mark II (Body Only) - Black...Canon EOS 6D Mark II (Body Only) - Black
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$1,220
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV aliexpressViltrox DG-C Auto Focus Lens AF Adapter ...Viltrox DG-C Auto Focus Lens AF Adapter Macro Extension Tube For Canon EOS 2000D 1500D 850D 77D 60D 5D Mark IV III 7D II 80D 1DS
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
10.0
1 User reviews
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
10.0/10
1 User reviews
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
9.0
2 User reviews
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
9.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
1 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

Video quality

10.0/10
1 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Controls

10.0/10
1 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

Low-light performance

10.0/10
1 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

Autofocus

10.0/10
1 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

Comments

James

James

21 days ago

10 / 10

Cool camera

James

James

21 days ago

10 / 10

This is cool I like the design

Pros

  • Camera is quality

Cons

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    Design

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

    1040k dots

    1620k dots

    A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
    3.EVF resolution

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)

    βˆ…

    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Not applicable

    An electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a higher resolution provides a sharper image, producing a view comparable in quality with the one displayed on an optical viewfinder.
    4.Has a built-in focus motor
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    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.
    5.Has a flip-out screen
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
    6.has an optical viewfinder
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    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.
    7.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).
    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.
    The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

    Optics

    1.sensor size

    Full format

    Full format

    One of the most important aspects of a camera is the size of its sensor. A larger sensor will capture more light, which results in improved low-light performance, dynamic range, and general image quality.
    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.
    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

    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.has sensor shift stabilization
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
    Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
    7.has AF tracking
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    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.
    8.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
    A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

    Videography

    1.video recording (main camera)

    1080 x 30fps

    2160 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
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    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
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
    4.Has timelapse function
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    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.
    5.movie bitrate

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

    The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.
    6.has a 24p cinema mode
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
    7.supports slow-motion video recording
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

    Audio

    1.has a microphone input
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
    2.has a stereo microphone
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
    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
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

    Battery

    1.Battery life (CIPA)

    950shots

    900shots

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

    1800mAh

    2000mAh

    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

    2995 ISO

    The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
    2.supports Wi-Fi
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
    A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
    4.color depth

    24bits

    24.8bits

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

    11.7Evs

    13.6Evs

    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 dual card slots
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    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.
    7.shoots raw
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ”Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
    8.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
    9.supports lossless compressed raw
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    βœ–Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    It is capable of shooting stills in a lossless compressed raw format. This has all the advantages of shooting raw, while taking up much less storage space. The smaller file size also allows quicker read/write speeds.

    Price comparison

    Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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    $619

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    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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    $619

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    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
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    $2,699
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    $1,910
    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Body International ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body International Model (Body)
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    $2,399
    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV amazonAppareil Photo Reflex Canon EOS 5D Mark ...Appareil Photo Reflex Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (boitier nu)
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    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV walmartCanon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) - blac...Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) - black
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    Canon EOS 5D Mark IV walmartCanon EOS 6D Mark II (Body Only) - Black...Canon EOS 6D Mark II (Body Only) - Black
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