As well as being compared against other waterproofs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, super zooms, compacts, travel zooms and pro DSLRs. The GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the Stylus Tough TG-870) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix XP120 and the FinePix X100s)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to other waterproof competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 21 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (september 2013 vs february 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Olympus Tough TG-4

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1 year newer
$355

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and Black Edition

  • None found

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Silver Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Silver Edition and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon AW130

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1 year newer
$511

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and Black Edition

  • None found

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Black Edition

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and Black Edition

  • None found

Canon PowerShot D30

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4 months newer
$318 - $548

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the Black Edition)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and Black Edition

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to pro digicam competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 120 fps), has an external mic jack and is slightly lighter (74 g vs 290 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (september 2013 vs june 2015).

Casio Exilim EX-100

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4 months newer
$790

Significant advantages of the EX-100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 240 fps
  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EX-100 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the EX-100 and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot G7 X

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1 year newer
$643

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the G7 X and Black Edition

  • None found

Ricoh Theta S

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Theta S (vs the Black Edition)

  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the Theta S (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Theta S and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 125 g vs 74 g

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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2 years newer
$679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Black Edition

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

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1 year newer
$848 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

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7 months newer
$698 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Black Edition

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps), has an external mic jack and is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks a built-in HDR feature, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (september 2013 vs march 2015).

Nikon D3400

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2 years newer
$497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D3400 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very light: 395 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $388.39

Canon EOS 80D

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2 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Black Edition

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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1 year newer
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the T6i and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5300

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similar age
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D5300 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $499.95 vs $388.39

Nikon D7200

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1 year newer
$799 - $997 (body only)
$1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the D7200 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T5

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4 months newer
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and Black Edition

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 74 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $388.39

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (133×93×84 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is thinner (1.2" vs 3.3").

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a built-in lens and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Alpha A6000

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4 months newer
$548 (body only)
$648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A6000 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 74 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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4 months newer
$1,198 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×93×84 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS M

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1 year older
$729 (body only)
$549 - $599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the EOS M and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 74 g

Sony Alpha NEX-6

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1 year older
$1,246 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-6 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 74 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.2"

Canon EOS M3

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1 year newer
$429 (body only)
$779 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the M3 and Black Edition

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 74 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to super zoom competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 23 mm), is significantly smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs large (130×97×118 mm)), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has way more less zoom (1x vs 83.3x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (september 2013 vs february 2016) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

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Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 20 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and Black Edition

  • Good wide angle: 20 mm vs 5 mm

Nikon Coolpix P900

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1 year newer
$639 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 1x
  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and Black Edition

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B700

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2 years newer
$380 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Black Edition

  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

Nikon Coolpix B500

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2 years newer
$219 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 39.1x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.9), has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 28 mm), is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs compact (110×71×28 mm)), has an external mic jack and is significantly lighter (74 g vs 203 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (september 2013 vs january 2017) and is slightly more expensive ($388.39 vs $199.00).

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

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3 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 5 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (110×71×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and Black Edition

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (5 mm vs 24 mm), records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has an external mic jack and is slightly lighter (74 g vs 300 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (1x vs 40x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (september 2013 vs february 2016).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

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1 year older
$649

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a GPS
  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the Camera and Black Edition

  • Good wide angle: 23 mm vs 5 mm
  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 240 fps

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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2 years newer
$390

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Black Edition)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 1x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Black Edition)

  • Much worse wide angle: 24 mm vs 5 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and Black Edition

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the GoPro Black Edition compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps), is newer (september 2013 vs september 2009) and is much smaller (ultra compact (60×42×30 mm) vs professional size (152×116×76 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks a built-in HDR feature, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS 7D

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4 years older
$1,282 - $2,683 (body only)
$2,193 - $2,326 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the 7D and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 74 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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1 year older
$2,299 (body only)
$3,049 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Black Edition)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 12fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and Black Edition

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 950 g vs 74 g