68points

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

71points

Sony Alpha 7R

Sony Alpha 7R
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony Alpha 7R

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark III better than Sony Alpha 7R?

  • 0.98% larger sensor
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    36 x 24mmvs35.8 x 23.9mm
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 610shots longer battery life
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    950shotsvs340shots
  • 1.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    6fpsvs4fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Has an optical viewfinder
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Why is Sony Alpha 7R better than Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

  • 56 more focus points
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    117vs61
  • 1.55x more megapixels (main camera)
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    36.3MPvs23.4MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 19.76% lower noise at high ISO
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    2746 ISOvs2293 ISO
  • 14 better image quality
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    95vs81
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Buy used:

$999.00

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$2,659.00
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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

950g

465g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
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.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
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.

Optics

1.sensor size

36 x 24mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

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

61

117

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.
3.megapixels (main camera)

23.4MP

36.3MP

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

25600 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.continuous shooting at high resolution

6fps

4fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports AVCHD format
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

950shots

340shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.noise

2293 ISO

2746 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2.image quality

81

95

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.color depth

24bits

25.6bits

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

11.7Evs

14.1Evs

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 an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sony Alpha 7R
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Buy used:

$999.00

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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$2,659.00
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$69.00

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