Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Canon EOS 7D

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Mar 2, 2012
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 1, 2009
 
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
$1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
 
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
 
5760 x 3840
5472 x 3648
5184 x 3456
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3:2
3:2, 16:9
3:2
22 megapixels
20 megapixels
18 megapixels
23 megapixels
21 megapixels
19 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5+
DIGIC 6 (dual)
Dual Digic 4
sRGB,Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
50
 
 
102400
51200
12800
6
8
6
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes (1)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, normal
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
by optional dedicated Speedlite
Yes
 
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
61
65
19
Canon EF
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
1×
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fixed
No
Fixed
3.2
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
920,000
No
No
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
Clear View II TFT-LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
100%
0.71×
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual exposure
  • Bulb
  • Custom (1-3)
 
No
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
 
 
12.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
 
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
 
 
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous shooting
  • 10-sec self-timer / remote control
  • 2 sec self-timer / remote control
 
6.0 fps
10.0 fps
8.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
 
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
 
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
None
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
 
Optional
 
 
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
 
 
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (wired or wireless)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
950
670
800
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
 
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Optional
Built-in
Optional
With optional GP-E2 unit
 
GP-E2