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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 36.0x24.0mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark III

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,293 ISO vs 717 ISO
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The 5D Mark III has excellent image quality 1.7 f-stops higher ISO than the SLT A65
Startup delay Much less startup delay 500 ms vs 2800 ms
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5.6x less delay when turning on
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 41 vs 3
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality 81.0 vs 74.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Focus points Many more focus points 61 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 950 shots vs 510 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Lens availability More lenses available 156 lenses vs 123 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Color depth Better color depth 24 bits vs 23.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The 5D Mark III's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The 5D Mark III's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 120 ms vs 138 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $249.95 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $499 cheaper (3x less)
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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 11.7 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Smaller 132x97x81 mm vs 152x116x76 mm
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More than 20% smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 22.3 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Weight Significantly lighter 622 g vs 950 g
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More than 30% 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.71x
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              5D Mark III:120 ms
              SLT A65:138 ms
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Pro DSLR

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              GPS Has a GPS
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              GPS Has a GPS
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,350 with 28-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,180 - $2,199 body only

              $2,889 - $3,639 with 24-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 body only

              $1,345 - $1,398 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $465 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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