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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
22.3 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Focus points
More focus points
61 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Lens availability
More lenses available
230 lenses vs 165 lenses
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Around 40% more lenses available
Size
Significantly smaller
132×105×77 mm vs 152×116×76 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$601.90 vs $2,299.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,698 cheaper (3.8x less)
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
1050 shots vs 950 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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
780 g vs 950 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
              2
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              5D Mark III120 ms
              D7000238 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              5D Mark III500 ms
              D7000400 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              5D Mark III950 g
              D7000780 g
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3"
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              5D Mark III1080p @ 30fps
              D70001080p @ 24fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              5D Mark III22.3 MP
              D700016.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              5D Mark III25,600 ISO
              D70006,400 ISO

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