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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,293 ISO
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
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$1,628 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,255 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,399 - $2,797 body only

$3,497 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

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 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

$640 - $747 body only

$847 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

$830 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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???