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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,293 ISO
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.7 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 2,293 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The 5D Mark III has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 41 vs 15
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.61x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 120 ms vs 251 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 5D Mark III's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Focus points More focus points 61 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The 5D Mark III's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11.7 EV
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2 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 156 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 83.0 vs 81.0
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Almost the same
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 22.1 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 152x116x76 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight Lighter 765 g vs 950 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $1,146.95 vs $3,059.53
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The best price we've seen is $1,913 cheaper (2.7x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              5D Mark III:61
              D7100:51
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              5D Mark III:1,040k dots
              D7100:1,229k dots
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,668 - $1,899 body only

              $2,364 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 body only

              $3,890 - $5,190 with 24-70mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Canon EOS 1D X

              Canon EOS 1D X

              Pro DSLR

              $6,799 body only

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Size Significantly larger

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7100.

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