Canon EOS 5D Mark IIINikon D5
Top 20%1,208 points
Top 20%
Top 28%1,099 points
Top 28%
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Megapixels
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Top 90%
211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording

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
294
0

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
247
0

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 a6500: 425
153
191
0

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
176
0

5. weight

465g lighter.
950g
HTC Re: 65.50g
1.42kg
142
0

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
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
102.40ISO
127
0

7. video recording

50% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps
115
0

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
34% have it
100
0

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
85
0

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
84
0

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
81
0

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
76
0

13. width

8mm narrower.
152mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
160mm
76
0

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
26% have it
73
0

15. volume

42.37% less body volume.
1344.65cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
2333.1cm³
71
0

16. height

42.10mm shorter.
116.40mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
158.50mm
71
0

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
71
0

18. thickness

15.60mm thinner.
76.40mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
92mm
70
0

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
23% have it
67
0

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
15% have it
62
0

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
12% have it
60
0

22. 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
36% have it
59
0

23. 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
59
0

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.20"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3.20"
58
0

25. 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
57
0

26. 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
73% have it
56
0

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
56
0

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
43% have it
54
0

29. 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
52% have it
52
0

30. 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
18% have it
52
0

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
50
0

32. 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
29% have it
49
0

33. 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%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
100%
49
0

34. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
66% have it
49
0

35. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D5
45% have it
48
0

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