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Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Top 20%2,003 points
Top 20%
Top 27%1,831 points
Top 27%
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

12.5% more megapixels (main camera).
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 a7 III: 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. 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.
102400 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
102400 ISO

6. video recording (main camera)

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.
2160 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

7. weight

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

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
38% have it

9. 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

10. 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
50% have it

11. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
31% have it

13. 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

14. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
25% have it

15. 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

16. 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.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
15% have it

17. 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
26% have it

18. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
20% have it

19. width

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

20. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
2359k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
1040k dots

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
24% have it

22. volume

42.37% less body volume.
2333.12cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
1351.73cm³

23. 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

24. height

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

25. 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.
Nikon D5
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
54% have it

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