Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony Alpha a6500

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
165 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha a6500

Size
Really small
Mid size (120×67×53 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

Sony Alpha a6500 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$880 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing
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Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$899 with 16-50mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Thickness Thinner
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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