Canon EOS 5D Mark IIINikon D5
Top 20%1,204 points
Top 20%
Top 28%1,085 points
Top 28%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
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Megapixels
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19.73MP - 28.56MP
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D5: 58 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

12.50% more megapixels.
23.40MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
20.80MP

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 38mm
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
Sony Alpha a9: 693
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. weight

465g lighter.
950g
HTC Re: 65.50g
1.42kg

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
102.40ISO

7. video recording

50% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
35% have it

9. 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
48% have it

10. 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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
11% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

12. 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
25% have it

13. width

8mm narrower.
152mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
160mm

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
25% have it

15. height

42.10mm shorter.
116.40mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
158.50mm

16. volume

42.37% less body volume.
1344.65cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
2333.1cm³

17. higher resolution (screen)

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

18. thickness

15.60mm thinner.
76.40mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
92mm

19. has a microphone in

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

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

21. 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
13% have it

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.20"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3.20"

23. 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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
35% have it

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
22% have it

25. 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
72% have it

26. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
18% have it

27. 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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
30% have it

28. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
45% have it

29. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
19% have it

30. 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
53% have it

31. can be controlled remotely

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
44% have it

32. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
65% have it

33. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
30% have it

34. more viewfinder coverage

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.
100%
Sony Alpha a9: 100%
100%

35. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
45% have it

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