Nikon D610 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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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
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
102,400 ISO
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 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

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

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

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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