66points
56points

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

75points
28points

Nikon D5

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Nikon D5
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D5

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
66
points
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
75
points
Nikon D5

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark III better than Nikon D5?

  • 0.7% larger sensor
    ?

    36 x 24mmvs35.9 x 23.9mm
  • 12.5% more megapixels (main camera)
    23.4MPvs20.8MP
  • 465g lighter
    950gvs1415g
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • Has dual card slots
    ?
  • 42.06% less body volume
    1351.73cm³vs2333.12cm³
  • 8mm narrower
    152mmvs160mm
  • 15.6mm thinner
    76.4mmvs92mm

Why is Nikon D5 better than Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

  • 92 more focus points
    ?

    153vs61
  • 2.33x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    14fpsvs6fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • 1319k dots higher resolution (screen)
    ?

    2359k dotsvs1040k dots
  • Has timelapse function
    ?

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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2.viewfinder coverage
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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.

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100%

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3.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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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. Show more

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4.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
5.has an optical viewfinder
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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.

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Nikon D5
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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Optics

1.focus points
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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.

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5655

61

153

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

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81.2 x 25.4mm

36 x 24mm

35.9 x 23.9mm

3.has AF tracking
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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
Nikon D5
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

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5.maximum light sensitivity
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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. Show more

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3280000 ISO

102400 ISO

102400 ISO

6.megapixels (main camera)
?

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108MP

23.4MP

20.8MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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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. Show more

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2904 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

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3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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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.

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Nikon D5
4.Has timelapse function
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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. Show more

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Nikon D5
5.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.

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Nikon D5

Audio

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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1

1

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

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Battery

1.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

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2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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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. Show more

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Nikon D5
2.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
3.Has a remote control
?

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
?

Wi-Fi 4 (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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
5.has an accelerometer
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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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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