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
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,949 - $3,099 body only

$3,399 - $3,999 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

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,497 body only

$1,899 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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???