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

Nikon D3 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Nikon D3

96

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

91

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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,997 body only

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

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

$6,280 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,708 body only

Size Much smaller
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

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

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,263 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

Nikon D3
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