70points

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

93points

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
70
points
93
points

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

  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a built-in HDR mode

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

  • 29.91% more megapixels (main camera)
    30.4MPvs23.4MP
  • 16.67% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    7fpsvs6fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 60g lighter
    890gvs950g
  • Has timelapse function
  • 580k dots higher resolution (screen)
    1620k dotsvs1040k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2.Weather sealed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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.

4.Is dustproof and water resistant
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5. more 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 afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

100%

6.weight

950g

890g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

Optics

1.sensor size

36 x 24mm

36 x 24mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

61

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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.

4.Newer DIGIC version

5

6

Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.

Best

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

8

5.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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.megapixels

23.4MP

30.4MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

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.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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 timelapse function
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nikon Coolpix B600

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

6.Has a zoom microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Battery

1. longer battery life

950shots

900shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.wireless charging
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.Has WiFi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.Has dual card slots
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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.

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