Canon EOS 5D Mark IIINikon D5
Top 20%1,216 points
Top 20%
Top 28%1,094 points
Top 28%
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D5: 59 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

12.5% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

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

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. weight

465g lighter.
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.

7. video recording

50% better video recording quality.
2160 x 30fps

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
36% 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
49% 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.

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.
160mm

14. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

15. 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

16. height

42.1mm shorter.

17. volume

42.37% less body volume.

18. thickness

15.6mm thinner.

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. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

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

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