Comparing the Nikon D800 to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800Image: phillyphotostudio.com
Compare digital cameras made ​​by Canon or Nikon is a conversation that will not end, either in the circle of professional photographers and beginners who are searching for their identity as a photographer. 

And to make beautiful pictures do not always have to depend on the sophistication of the camera. You as the person behind the camera are the main actors to create still images or video clips.

 But okay, although there are many mirrorless cameras are also capable of producing photographs and a good film, once again we see the comparison of the Nikon D800 to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. To decide which the best is, you have to test it in the field.

Nikon definitely surprised everyone with its ultra high-resolution Nikon D800 because Nikon D800 has an impressive 36.3 MP sensor, the Nikon D800, while the Canon 5D Mark III features a 22.3 MP sensor. This essentially means that the Canon 5D Mark III has an edge in terms of noise performance at high ISOs – but that’s at 100% view.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Image: kenrockwell.com
Nikon D800 has a lower total number of focus points (51 versus 61) and cross-type focus points (15 versus 41); the Nikon D800 has working AF at f/8, with 9 cross-type sensors. The Canon 5D Mark III is limited to f/5.6.

While it’s clear the Nikon D800 is a phenomenal camera with the highest pixel count available in a compact DSLR, the 22.3 Mpix Canon EOS 5D Mark III isn’t necessarily outclassed.

 Both cameras share a similar HD video capability the 5D Mark III has a highly sensitive and accurate 61-point focusing system, durable pro-level build, excellent live view implementation, and can capture stills at up to 6fps (compared with 4.5 fps for the Nikon)

Nikon D800 offers a pixel count three times that of the Nikon D700, while the 5D Mark III's pixel count is only 1.2 million higher than the Canon 5D Mark II that it replaces. Even so, it has 4.2MP more than the 18.1MP Canon EOS-1DX, which sits at the top of Canon's DSLR lineup. The Nikon D800's headline feature is its eye-popping 36.3-megapixel full-frame image sensor, meanwhile Canon 5D Mark III and its 22.3-megapixel sensor offered softer images by comparison, but had better performance in low light when ISO needs to be cranked. 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with DIGIC 5 processing engine, so the 5D Mark III can shoot continuously at a maximum rate of up to 6fps, while the Nikon D800's Expeed 3 engine enables it to shoot full-resolution images at up to four frames per second (fps). Both cameras have expansion settings that enable the sensitivity to be reduced to the equivalent of ISO 50, and while the D800's maximum is ISO 25600, the 5D Mark III's is two stops higher, at ISO 102400.

Canon describes the 5D Mark III as being tougher and better weather-proofed than the Mark II, but not to the same degree as the 1D series. Nikon's D800 represents the biggest competition for the EOS 5D Mark III. Both are high resolution semi-pro full-frame bodies with Full HD video and stacks of features including 100% viewfinder coverage, twin card slots and both microphone and headphone jacks
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Nikon D800 a full frame DSLr camera. Image: prweb.com
Canon 5D Mark III has an edge in speed (6 fps vs. 4 fps), LCD (1.04 Million dots versus 921,000 dots) and weight (860g versus 900g), while the Nikon D800 has better shutter durability (200,000 shutter cycles versus 150,000), better video features (uncompressed video), high-speed USB (USB 3.0 vs. USB 2.0) and built-in flash. 

The biggest difference, however, is the price – the Nikon D800 retails for $2,999, while the Canon 5D Mark III is $3,499 – a $500 difference. Perhaps, in 2014 in the year of the horse, you can get discounted prices. Try visiting your nearest camera shop in your favorite mall. You can also use a search engine to research the best price to suit your budget. The second camera is the best camera ever made by Nikon and Canon.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a more sophisticated AF system, however the D800 has the potential to deliver better quality stills than the Mark III, but the Canon enjoys faster handling and better video. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a very satisfying all-round DSLR. It’s important to note Nikon offers an alternative version of the D800 with the effect of the anti-aliasing filter removed: the D800E version unlocks the maximum resolution of the sensor and hands-over moiré management to the photographer.

Nikon D800 can be seen more as a medium format rival than a direct competitor to the 5D Mark III. Furthermore, you can compare the Nikon D800 with a Nikon D800E newer, or other full frame cameras are more expensive. Overall both these cameras, both Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 are DSLR camera  that you can use for a very long time without having to be tempted by the latest camera. Both cameras are like a BMW or Lexus in the automotive world.