Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Sony SLT-A65

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
Many focus points
Focus points
61
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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 Sony SLT-A65.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$861 body only

$1,279 with 28-135mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,219 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony Alpha SLT-A68

Sony Alpha SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $629 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,199 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

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