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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
Top 26%1,793 points
Top 26%
Top 19%1,953 points
Top 19%
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
Top specs and features

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D5: 59 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

12.5% more megapixels (main camera).
23.4MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
20.8MP

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 25.4mm
35.9 x 23.9mm

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
Canon EOS R: 5655
153

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
14fps

5. 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.
102400 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
102400 ISO

6. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 30fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

7. weight

465g lighter.
950g
HTC Re: 65.5g
1.42kg

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
39% have it

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/8000s

10. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
12% have it

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
50% have it

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
32% have it

13. 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
Nikon D5
73% have it

14. Has timelapse function

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
16% have it

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1040k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
2359k dots

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
27% have it

17. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
26% have it

18. 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
Nikon D5
27% have it

19. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
20% have it

20. 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
Nikon D5
54% have it

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
25% have it

22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
66% have it

23. Has a built-in focus motor

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
18% have it

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
48% have it

25. volume

42.37% less body volume.
1351.73cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
2333.12cm³

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