Canon® 5D Mark III vs Nikon® D800 - Page 3, 9.4 out of 10 based on 14 ratings
Nikon D800 Advantages
As we previously mentioned, the Nikon D800 is the less expensive of the two cameras. And while the 5D Mark III’s higher price tag does come with some advantages, the Nikon D800 isn’t necessarily the underdog in the Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 competition. In fact, the Nikon D800 is actually the better of the two cameras in some ways. Here’s what makes the D800 a competitive choice:
- The Nikon D800′s sensor allows the camera to capture images with a resolution of 36.2 MP. The Canon 5D Mark III can only capture images with a resolution of 22.3 MP. If you want more details in the images you capture, megapixels matter, and the Nikon D800 is the superior camera when it comes to picking up details.
- Weighing 900 grams, the D800 is the lighter of the two cameras. The 5D Mark III weighs 950 grams. Neither of these cameras is, by any stretch of the imagination, lightweight. However, the 5D Mark III’s extra 50 grams do make a difference. The heavier a camera is, the more difficult it is to take with you everywhere you go to capture the perfect shots.
- Unlike the 5D Mark III, the Nikon D800 comes with built-in flash. Although the 5D Mark III can take excellent pictures in dimly light situations, built-in flash is still useful for taking the clearest shots in the situations with the least amount of light.
- The D800′s viewfinder is a little bit bigger than the 5D Mark III’s viewfinder. A larger viewfinder allows you to see your photographical subjects better and thus take better pictures.
So, as you can probably tell, the Nikon D800 could be a better match for some photographers based on its unique advantages. We’ve pretty much covered the bases when it comes to comparing these two top cameras in terms of their differences. What we haven’t really explored yet is how these two cameras are similar. Keep reading to find out what the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 have in common.