General

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 6D
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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$2,299.00 $1,399.00
Announced
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February 2012 July 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1x 1x
Megapixels
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22.3 MP 20.9 MP
Light sensitivity
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25,600 ISO 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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102,400 ISO 102,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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22.3 MP 20.9 MP
Native resolution
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5456 × 4096 5720 × 3648
Pixel size
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38.7 µm² 41 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.2" 3"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 1,040k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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165 lenses 165 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame) Canon EF (Full-frame)

Form factor

Size
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152×116×76 mm 145×111×71 mm
Depth
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3" 2.8"
Weight
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950 g 770 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.71x 0.71x
Coverage
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100% 97%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 25fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 50fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 25fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps
  1. 480p @ 25fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 50fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 25fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No Yes

Performance

Startup delay
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500 ms 500 ms
Shutter lag
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120 ms 290 ms
Battery life
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950 shots 980 shots
Continuous shooting
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6 fps 4.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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61 11
Cross type focus points
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41 1

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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No No
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2 1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. SD
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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81.0 82.0
Color depth
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24 bits 23.8 bits
Dynamic range
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11.7 EV 12.1 EV
Low light performance
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2,293 ISO 2,340 ISO
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