Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony A7R

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

77

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
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV

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

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

$2,400 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,450 - $2,797 body only

$3,050 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO

Sony A7R Competitors

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,600 - $1,698 body only

$1,870 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 - $1,400 with 28-70mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Sony A7S

Sony A7S

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,046 - $2,198 body only

$2,909 with 28-70mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Much lower true resolution

discussion

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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.