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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sigma DP2

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x60x56 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.2"
Weight
Light-weight
280 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 2.5"
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Around 30% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution 22.3 MP vs 4.6 MP
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Capture around 5x more detail in your photos
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The 5D Mark III's maximum light sensitivity is 5 f-stops better
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 5D Mark III's boost ISO is 5 f-stops better
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $249.95 vs $509.00
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The best price we've seen is $259 cheaper (2x less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sigma DP2

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Size Much smaller 113x60x56 mm vs 152x116x76 mm
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3.5x smaller
Weight Much lighter 280 g vs 950 g
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3.4x lighter
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
Thickness Thinner 2.2" vs 3"
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Around 30% thinner
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              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              5D Mark III:Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
              DP2:Sigma X3 20.7x13.8mm
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,997 with 35mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,298 body only

              $1,798 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,200 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Smaller
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $3,144 with 55-200mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,760 body only

              $3,409 with 24-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weight Lighter
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 - $3,298 body only

              $2,868 - $4,300 with 12-35mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Digicam

              $544 - $649

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sigma DP1

              Sigma DP1

              Boutique

              $513 - $699

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              External flash No external flash support
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sigma DP2X

              Sigma DP2X

              Boutique

              Wide angle Much better wide angle

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