5D Mark III wins over D800 Locked

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rondhamalam Senior Member • Posts: 2,582
5D Mark III wins over D800

A List where 5D Mark III wins over D800


Here 5D3 wins hands down:

Light sensitivity: 25,600 vs 6,400 (2 f-stops more)

Auto Focus: more advanced (most advanced in this price category, and more cross-type focus points (41 vs 15, grabs focus in difficult situation where the D800 can’t)
Overall Auto Focus points: 61 vs 51 (more accuracy)

LCD screen: bigger, higher resolution (1,040k dots vs 921k dots, that’s 10% more)

ISO boost: 2 f-stops better (50-102,400 vs 100-25,600)

Shooting speed: 6 fps vs 4 fps (50% faster than the D800)

Video: more modes

Canon: 1920×1080 at 30/ 25/ 24 fps, 1280×720 at 60/ 50 fps and 640×480 at 30/ 25 fps
Nikon: 1920×1080 at 30/ 24 fps and 1280×720 at 60/ 30/ 24 fps

Video #2: NTSC or PAL
Video formats: MPEG-4 and H.264 vs H.264 only

Supported cards:
Canon: CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Nikon: CompactFlash (CF Type I), SD, SDHC, SDXC

Canon: Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm stereo audio, Flash Sync
Nikon: USB, HDMI mini, 3.5mm stereo audio

Size: 5D Mark III thinner (3″ vs 3.2″, 10%) and smaller (152x116x76mm vs 146x123x82mm, 10%)

EOS system family: more lenses


Now here where Nikon’s D800 shines out:

Higher resolution (36.2 vs 22.1, more detail – but comes with the cost of worse ISO performance, shooting speed)
Built-in flash
Price tag: $2,999 vs 3,499 (approx. 14% less)
Weight: 900g vs 950g (10% lighter)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Nikon D800
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