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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
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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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differences

Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 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
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
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $500.99 vs $3,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $2,898 cheaper (6.8x less)
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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              similarities

              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 Support 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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm 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
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 body only

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,098 body only

              $569 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,495 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $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 D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,040 with 24-120mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $2,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 - $1,849 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor

              Sigma DP2 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Sigma DP3 Merrill

              Digicam

              $538 - $1,998

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $499 - $1,394

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $339 - $568

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Sigma DP1

              Sigma DP1

              Boutique

              $518 - $1,598

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Sigma DP2s

              Sigma DP2s

              Boutique

              $668

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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