gGadget > Canon® 5D Mark III vs Nikon® D800
The Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 competition has officially commenced, now that both cameras have hit store shelves. Nikon and Canon recently released these new professional DLSRs, and each of these new cameras is making waves in the world of photography. The Canon 5D Mark III, for instance, gives photographers the opportunity to shoot at unbelievably high ISO speeds. On the other side of the fence, the Nikon D800 has a sensor that allows the camera to capture incredibly high resolution images. When these camera’s duke it out, it’s definitely difficult to call a winner because neither is lacking in the specs department. Before we get into the similarities and differences of these two top cameras, here’s a little background information on each one:
The Canon 5D Mark III is the successor to the Canon 5D Mark II. You might remember that the 5D Mark II made history as the first DLSR to come with 1080p True HD video recording capabilities. The 5D Mark II was a huge success for Canon, and it seems as though the 5D Mark III will be a huge success too, thanks to its technologically advanced specs, including its ISO speed capabilities, super fast max shutter speed, and high resolution screen. We’ll go into more detail about these specs later in this post.
The Nikon D800 is the successor to the Nikon D700, Nikon’s previously most popular professional DLSR. While the D700 is considered a semi-professional DLSR, the D800 is a full-fledged professional DLSR. Overall, the Nikon D800 delivers excellent image quality and a highly enjoyable photographical experience. And because of what the D800 has to offer, the camera is able to hold its own among the best DLSRs right now, including the Canon 5D Mark III.
On the next page of this review, we’ll give you a taste of the Canon 5D Mark III’s key advantages in comparison to the Nikon D800. So, keep reading!