Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

86

Canon EOS 70D

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,293 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Phase detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$879 body only

$310 with 18-200mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,589 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,150 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,137 - $1,199 body only

$1,226 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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