Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only) comparison

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body Only)
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Nikon D4 (Body Only)

Nikon D4 (Body Only)
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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

Nikon D7000 (Body Only)
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Nikon D800 (Body Only)

Nikon D800 (Body Only)
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Canon EOS 6D (Body Only)

Canon EOS 6D (Body Only)
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Price $3,399 to $3,948 at 10 stores $5,949 at 1 store $2,996 to $3,698 at 9 stores $1,899 to $2,089 at 10 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date March 05, 2012 January 06, 2012 October 15, 2010 March 22, 2012 September 14, 2012
The Bottom Line While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you. For Nikon devotees looking for the fastest body available, the D4 delivers. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date. An unsurprisingly great camera that's worth every penny of its higher price for its target market of professional nonsports photographers, the Nikon D800 should definitely please those who've been waiting patiently to replace their older Nikon equipment. The photo quality you get from the EOS 6D makes it well worth the upgrade over a consumer APS-C model, but between this and comparable or higher-end models it's a less obvious choice.

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Type TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 6 in x 3 in x 4.6 in
6.3 in x 3.6 in x 6.2 in
5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
5.7 in x 3.2 in x 4.8 in
5.7 in x 2.8 in x 4.4 in
Lens System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4.3 x x Zoom lens - 24 mm - 105 mm - F/4.0 L IS USM Canon EF
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 100-12800
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 25600
ISO 51200
ISO auto (100-12800)
ISO 20000
ISO 16000
ISO 204800
ISO 100-12800
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 25600
ISO 51200
ISO auto
ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
ISO 100-6400
ISO 50-100
ISO 6400-25600
ISO auto
ISO 102400
ISO 50
ISO 51200
ISO auto (100-12800)
ISO 100-25600
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable
Weight 1.9 lbs
2.6 lbs
1.5 lbs
2 lbs
24 oz
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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