Canon EOS 5D Mark IIINikon D800E
Top 20%1,216 points
Top 20%
Top 4%1,460 points
Top 4%
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800E: 71 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

35.54% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.9 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.

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

6. weight

50g lighter.

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

8. 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.

9. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
900shots

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

12. 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 D800E
49% have it

13. 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 D800E
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

15. 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 D800E
25% have it

16. pixel density

8.82% higher pixel density.
442ppi

17. width

7.22mm narrower.
144.78mm

18. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
14.3Evs

19. higher resolution (screen)

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

20. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
25% have it

21. height

5.5mm shorter.

22. volume

6.28% less body volume.

23. thickness

5.1mm thinner.

24. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
9% have it

25. resolution

12.72% higher resolution.

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