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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 4x more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Focus points
Many more focus points
4,779 vs 61
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Smaller
133×85×70 mm vs 152×116×76 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The EOS RP's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Weight
Significantly lighter
485 g vs 950 g
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Around 50% lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
26 MP vs 22.3 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,299.00 vs $2,299.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,001 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              5D Mark IIIPentaprism
              EOS RPDigital
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              5D Mark III6 fps
              EOS RP5 fps

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