Nikon D5Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Top 18%2,106 points
Top 18%
Top 23%1,991 points
Top 23%
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Top specs and features

Nikon D5 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III: 60 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

12.5% more megapixels.
20.8MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
23.4MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.9 x 23.9mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
36 x 24mm

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.
153
Sony Alpha a9: 693
61

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. weight

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

6. 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.
102400ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
102400ISO

7. video recording

2x better video recording quality.
2160 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
37% have it

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
49% have it

10. 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

11. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
11% have it

12. width

8mm narrower.
160mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
152mm

13. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
2359k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
1040k dots

14. 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.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
25% have it

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
26% have it

17. height

42.1mm shorter.
158.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
116.4mm

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
24% have it

19. thickness

15.6mm thinner.
92mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
76.4mm

20. 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.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
17% have it

21. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
30% have it

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.2"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
3.2"

23. 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.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
72% have it

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
23% have it

25. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
35% have it

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