Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony A7R

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

73

Sony A7R

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
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
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

$2,809 - $3,199 body only

$3,399 - $4,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,004 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,376 - $1,497 body only

$1,956 - $1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

Sony A7R Competitors

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,190 - $1,298 body only

$1,430 - $1,498 with 28-70mm lens

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

Sony A7S

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$2,571 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 - $2,398 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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 Andy T. Laird Andy T. 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.