Canon EOS 5D Mark IIINikon D800E
Top 21%1,188 points
Top 21%
Top 5%1,425 points
Top 5%
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Megapixels
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Top 85%
11 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
23.4
MP
36.3
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800E: 68 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

35.54% more megapixels (photo).
23.4MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
36.3MP
288
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 24mm
245
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
51
185
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
2293ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
2979ISO
176
0

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
171
0

6. weight

50g lighter.
950g
HTC Re: 65.5g
900g
141
0

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
131
0

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
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
25600ISO
126
0

9. 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
114
0

10. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
113
0

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
25.6bits
87
0

12. 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
84
0

13. 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
84
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.000125s
80
0

15. pixel density

8.82% higher pixel density.
481ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
442ppi
77
0

16. 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
76
0

17. width

7.22mm narrower.
152mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
144.78mm
76
0

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
26% have it
73
0

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.
11.7Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
14.3Evs
72
0

20. volume

6.28% less body volume.
1344.65cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1434.72cm³
71
0

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
71
0

22. height

5.5mm shorter.
116.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
121.9mm
71
0

23. thickness

5.1mm thinner.
76.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
81.5mm
70
0

24. resolution

12.72% higher resolution.
1177 x 883px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px
69
0

25. battery power

5.26% more battery power.
1800mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
1900mAh
69
0

26. has a microphone in

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

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
67
0

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
15% have it
62
0

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
12% have it
59
0

30. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.2"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3.2"
58
0

31. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
14% have it
58
0

32. 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
29% have it
56
0

33. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D800E
17% have it
56
0

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
73% have it
56
0

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
43% have it
54
0

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