Updated (September 2008): Compare the Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D3

Nikon D3 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Nikon D3

104

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
88 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
4300 shots
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness
Thin
3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,480 - $1,497 body only

$1,658 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,495 body only

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,148 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,078 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

Nikon D3
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