Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony A7

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Sony A7

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
165 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
More storage slots
Storage slots
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Reasons to buy the Sony A7

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Standard size (127×94×48 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Placeholder

Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Sony A7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Placeholder

Fujifilm X-T3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,399 body only

$1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Placeholder

Sony a7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 with 24-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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Showing 4 comments

Rachit Singhal (5:57 PM, May 27, 2016)
Just buy a battery grip
 
Avatar for Denis Fotógrafo Toranzos Denis Fotógrafo Toranzos (0:12 AM, March 21, 2015)
Focus on sony sucks, you cant go a wedding whit that
 
Monday (11:53 AM, December 15, 2014)
Would definitely pick the A7. For half the price you get better image quality, better dynamic range and a much smaller/lighter/discrete body. The comparison results seem unfair to me.
 
Kristen (4:45 PM, September 20, 2014)
The Canon 5D is nowhere near that cheap