As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 3D is also often compared to pro DSLRs, boutiques and mirrorless. The Canon EOS 3D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 5D Mark IV) and Sony (such as the a6400 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 3D compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 2.7"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (october 2012 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 3D)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 3D

  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 3D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and 3D

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 3D)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 3D)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and 3D

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
5 months newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 3D)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the T5i and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
4 months newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the 3D)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the 3D)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.2"
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 126 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the SLT A58 and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
4 months older

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the 3D)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the T4i and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 3D compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), slightly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 171 lenses) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't support an external flash, is less popular and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
7 months older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 3D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 3D

  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
3 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Weather sealed
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 3D)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and 3D

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 3D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and 3D

  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
4 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 3D)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 3D

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
2 years newer
$1,995 - $3,499 (body only)
$2,111 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS (vs the 3D)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 5DS and 3D

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Supports an external flash
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 3D)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 7D and 3D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 3D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (october 2012 vs september 2018).

Canon EOS RP

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6 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the 3D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS RP and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS R

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6 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the 3D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS R and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
4 years newer
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the 3D)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the 3D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the X100F and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 3D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (october 2012 vs february 2018).

Sony a6400

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6 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the 3D)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the a6400 and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T30

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6 years newer
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the 3D)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the X-T30 and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
3 years newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 3D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Weather sealed
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 3D)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the X-T2 and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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5 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the 3D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the 3D)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the a7 III and 3D

  • Have external mic jacks

Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX1100
5 months newer
$450 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1100 (vs the 3D)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the NX1100 (vs the 3D)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the NX1100 and 3D

  • None found

Nikon D810A

Nikon D810A
2 years newer
$4,817 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D810A (vs the 3D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D810A (vs the 3D)

  • Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder: Optical vs Pentaprism
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the D810A and 3D

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many lenses available: 171 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks