70points

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

87points

Nikon D5

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
70
points
87
points

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

  • 465g lighter
    950gvs1415g
  • 42.06% less body volume
    1351.73cm³vs2333.12cm³
  • 8mm narrower
    152mmvs160mm
  • 15.6mm thinner
    76.4mmvs92mm
  • 42.1mm shorter
    116.4mmvs158.5mm

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
  • Has WiFi
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has timelapse function
  • 1319k dots higher resolution (screen)
    2359k dotsvs1040k dots

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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

2.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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

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. 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%

5.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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

6.Is a system camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Optics

1.focus points

61

153

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

2.sensor size

36 x 24mm

35.9 x 23.9mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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.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

5.megapixels

23.4MP

20.8MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

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

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

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

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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

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

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

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
Nikon D5

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 a HDMI output
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5

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

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