Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs Sony A7S Vs Nikon D810 Comparison
ProductsEOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
A7S
Sony A7S
D810
Nikon D810
Prices


Whirlwire Rating169562129319511
Video Features
FormatMP4
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • MP4
  • H.264
MicrophoneMono Stereo Stereo
SpeakerMono Mono Mono
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 480p @ 25fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080i @ 60fps
  • 1080i @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 120fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
External mic input
Storage
Storage Slot
  • SD
  • CF
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • SD
  • SDXC
  • CF
  • SDHC
Storage Slot Amount1 1 2
Sensor
Max Resolution5760 x 3840 4240 x 2832 7360 x 4912
Other Resolutions3840 x 2560
  • 4240 x 2384
  • 2768 x 1848
  • 2768 x 1560
  • 2128 x 1416
  • 2128 x 1200
  • 1376 x 920
  • 1376 x 776
  • 5520 x 3680
  • 6144 x 4080
  • 4608 x 3056
  • 4608 x 3680
  • 3072 x 2456
  • 4800 x 3200
  • 3600 x 2400
  • 2400 x 1600
  • 3680 x 2456
  • 6144 x 4912
Image Ratio3:2
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 5:4
  • 3:2
Megapixels22.3 12.0 36.3
SizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm) Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
TypeCMOS CMOS CMOS
ProcessorDigic 5+ Bionz X Expeed 4
Screen / Viewfinder
Screen Size3.2 3.0 3.2
Screen Pixels1,040,000 1,230,000 1,229,000
Screen TypeClear View II TFT LCD TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live View
Viewfinder TypeOptical (pentaprism) Electronic Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Coverage100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification0.71% 0.71x 0.7
Articulated LCDN/A N/A
Viewfinder resolutionN/A 2,359,000 N/A
Physical
Weather Sealed
BatteryBattery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ModelLithium-Ion LP-E6 NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (shots)950 360 1,200
Weight (grams)950 489 980
Dimensions152 x 116 x 76 mm 127 x 94 x 48 mm 146 x 123 x 82 mm
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual Focus
Number of Focus Points61 25 51
Lens MountCanon EF mount Sony E Nikon F
Crop1.0x 1 1
Digital ZoomN/A N/A
Image
ISO Range100-25600 100-102400 64-12800
ISO Minimum100 50 32
ISO Maximum102,400 409,600 51,200
White Balance Presets6 10
Custom White Balance
Uncompressed FormatRAW RAW
  • RAW
  • TIFF
JPEG Quality LevelsFine, Normal
  • Extra fine
  • Fine
  • Standard
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
File FormatN/A N/A
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • sRAW
  • TIFF
Features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
External Flash
Flash X Sync Speed1/250 sec 1/200 sec 1/250 sec
FPS6 5 5
Self-timer
Metering Modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV - 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV - 1/2 EV - 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (3 - 5 frames at 1/3 EV - 1/2 EV - 2/3 EV - 1 EV - 2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing
Orientation Sensor
Timelapse Recording N/A
GPSOptional N/A Optional
Flash ModesN/A
  • Auto
  • Off
  • On
  • Redeye
  • Front-curtain sync
  • Slow Sync
  • Rear-curtain sync
  • redeye reduction
  • redeye reduction w/slow sync
  • slow rear-curtain sync
Exposure ModesN/A N/A
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Built-in FlashN/A N/A
Flash Range (M)N/A N/A 12.0
Connectivity
USB
HDMI
WirelessOptional Optional
Remote ControlOptional
HeadphoneN/A N/A
Body Type
Body TypeMid-size SLR SLR-style mirrorless Mid-size SLR
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