Canon EOS 5D Mark IIINikon D800E
Top 20%1,214 points
Top 20%
Top 5%1,446 points
Top 5%
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Megapixels
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10 cameras
28.56MP - 37.39MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800E: 68 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

35.54% more megapixels.
23.40MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
36.30MP

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 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.
61
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
51

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2293ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
2979ISO

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4fps

6. weight

50g lighter.
950g
HTC Re: 65.50g
900g

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
81
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
95

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.
102400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
25600ISO

9. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
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.
950shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
900shots

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
25.60bits

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
48% 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.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

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.
481ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
442ppi

17. width

7.22mm narrower.
152mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
144.78mm

18. 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

19. 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.
11.70Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
14.30Evs

20. volume

6.28% less body volume.
1344.65cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1434.72cm³

21. 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
921k dots

22. height

5.50mm shorter.
116.40mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
121.90mm

23. thickness

5.10mm thinner.
76.40mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
81.50mm

24. resolution

12.72% higher resolution.
1177 x 883px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px

25. battery power

5.26% more battery power.
1800mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1900mAh

26. has a microphone in

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

27. 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

28. 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 D800E
16% have it

29. 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 D800E
13% have it

30. screen size

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

31. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
15% have it

32. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
18% have it

33. 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 D800E
30% have it

34. 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 D800E
72% have it

35. 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 D800E
44% have it

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