Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony A7R

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

71

Sony A7R

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
41
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
102,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony A7R

Overall image quality
Great image quality
95.0
Size
Really small
Standard size (127×94×48 mm)
True resolution
High true resolution
36.2 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
26 bits

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,499 body only

$4,349 - $4,599 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,397 with 24-120mm lens

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

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,155 - $1,499 body only

$1,730 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Sony A7R Competitors

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,325 - $1,498 body only

$1,580 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony A7S

Sony A7S

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,198 body only

$2,538 with 30mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,898 body only

$2,865 with 55-210mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger

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Sharath (6:47 PM, April 06, 2014)
seriously...I mean you're talking about cameras...a machine we use to captures PICTURES...and somehow the second-best rated camera by dxoMARK loses almost every comparison...?????????
I use an Alpha57...a tiny mice of a camera when compared to other giants but I see my ease of work and a 5D user's struggle with video run-n-gun shoots...focus peaking...1080p @ 50fps (I'm from PAL country)...seriously...I can't wait to upgrade to an A99 or an A7R one day...
 
Avatar for James James (2:23 PM, January 31, 2014)
"Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed"
I would say, they'll stop saying that when they're at an indistinguishable level of detail. The day's coming.
 
Avatar for Toni Laird Toni Laird (4:03 PM, December 03, 2013)
Agree with Adam and when will Snapsort stop posting 'Has an optical viewfinder' as an advantage as it is not!
 
Adam K (8:28 PM, November 25, 2013)
UUUMMM I believe you may have mixed up the overall winner.... clearly Sony has better ISO AND better Image quality, that alone is a winning factor..... not to mention it cost less shoots Full HD video @ 60fps oh and built in WiFi, 100% FOV coverage... Sony blows the extremely outdated Canon clear out of the water with user options like focus peeking & color histograms. Snapsort must be biased or something because this doesn't add up??? this is just silly.