Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700.

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

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Focus points Fewer focus points
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
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Placeholder

Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$1,994 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Live view Has live view
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
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