Nikon D610 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Winner
Nikon D610

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,925 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
94.0
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
120 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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 Nikon D610.

competitors

Nikon D610 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,497 body only

$1,956 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $797 body only

$1,048 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,071 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,839 - $3,199 body only

$3,399 - $4,099 with 24-105mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,071 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,497 body only

$1,956 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Avatar for NinjaNate2000 NinjaNate2000 (7:12 PM, September 05, 2016)
Nikon generally has better photo quality
Canon generally has better video quality
 
Avatar for IntensorPoet IntensorPoet (2:37 AM, August 21, 2014)
If it were 250 dollars, I would have bought it already! :P
 
Avatar for kostromphoto kostromphoto (11:42 PM, July 21, 2014)
It's displaying the wrong price for the mark3 in the advantages section
 
Avatar for Mohammad Mansour Mohammad Mansour (9:42 AM, November 12, 2013)
Nikon usually is the best