Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Nikon D800 specs comparison 0

Last February, Nikon unveiled the D800 to the whole world and sent shockwaves across the camera industry with its high-resolution 36.3MP sensor.

This month, Canon answered Nikon’s challenge with the released of the long-rumored EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera.

The 5D Mark III features a 22.3MP sensor with DIGIC 5+ processor and expanded low-light sensitivity.

Here’s the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 full specs comparison:

Model 5D Mark III D800
Sensor Size 35mm “full frame” 35mm “full frame”
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Effective Pixels 22.3 MP 36.3 MP
Width 6 inches 5.7 inches
Height 4.6 inches 4.8 inches
Depth 3 inches 3.2 inches
Weight 2.1 pounds 1.98 pounds
Color Black Black
Minimum ISO 50 100
Maximum ISO 102400 25600
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 8000 8000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 30 seconds 30 seconds
Focus points 61 51
Max. continuous shooting speed 6 FPS 6 FPS
Display Size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Display Resolution 1040000 dots 921000 dots
Built-in viewfinder Yes Yes
Video capture Yes Yes
Video Max. resolution 1080p 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 24, 25, 30, 50, 60
NTSC / PAL recording NTSC, PAL
Supported video formats MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG RAW, RAW + JPEG
Interchangeable Lens Yes Yes
Supported mounts Canon EF Nikon F
Wi-Fi Optional Optional
GPS Optional Optional
Supported cards CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II), SD, SDHC, SDXC CompactFlash (CF Type I), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Multiple card slots Yes
Built-in speaker Yes Yes
Built-in microphone Yes Yes
Microphone input Yes Yes
Video out Yes Yes
Connection(s) Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm stereo audio, Flash Sync USB, HDMI mini, 3.5mm stereo audio
Battery Model LP-E6 EN-EL15
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Flash Yes (Optional) Built-in
Status Announced Announced
Availability Date March 2012 March 2012
Price at Launch $3,499.00 $2,999.95

 

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