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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
Cross type focus points
Many more cross-type focus points
41 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points
More focus points
61 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Color depth
Better color depth
24 bits vs 23.8 bits
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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
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
22.3 MP vs 20.9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.1 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
82.0 vs 81.0
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
145×111×71 mm vs 152×116×76 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
770 g vs 950 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,179.99 vs $2,026.00
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The best price we've seen is $846 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
              5D Mark III2,293 ISO
              6D2,340 ISO
              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
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              5D Mark III152×116×76 mm
              6D145×111×71 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              5D Mark III3"
              6D2.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              5D Mark III$2,026.00
              6D$1,179.99
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              5D Mark III22.3 MP
              6D20.9 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              25,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5D Mark III6 fps
              6D4.5 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              5D Mark III61
              6D11
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps

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