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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
61 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
True resolution
Higher true resolution
22.3 MP vs 20.9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size
Smaller
145×111×71 mm vs 152×116×76 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$999.00 vs $2,299.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,301 cheaper (2.3x less)
Weight
Lighter
770 g vs 950 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.71x
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              5D Mark III120 ms
              6D290 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              500 ms startup delay
              Weight Heavy Help
              5D Mark III950 g
              6D770 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              5D Mark III152×116×76 mm
              6D145×111×71 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              5D Mark III22.3 MP
              6D20.9 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              25,600 ISO

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              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5D Mark III6 fps
              6D4.5 fps

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