Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Nikon D7100

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
41
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
102,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 D7100.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 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

$1,185 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,325 - $3,499 body only

$4,349 - $4,599 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$782 - $997 body only

$1,090 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$769 - $899 body only

$870 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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Christina C (1:52 PM, June 11, 2014)
Under advantages of the 5D, it is noted that it is "slightly cheaper". Considering that the 5D is almost $2000 more than the d7100, I think that may just be a typo???