Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Nikon D810 is a better camera.

In this review of Nikon D810 vs Canon 5D Mark III, we look at the following features that makes Nikon D810 superior; 1.55x more megapixels (main camera), 250shots longer battery life, 24.42% lower noise at high ISO, 2x better video recording quality (main camera), 16 better image quality, 7.08% colour  depth, has a stereo microphone and built-in focus motor.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810: DESIGN

Weather sealed; the two cameras are weather sealed.

Built-in focus motor; only Nikon D810 has this feature.

More viewfinder coverage; the two cameras have 100% each.

Optical viewfinder; the two cameras have the same feature.

Hot shoe; the two cameras have hot shoes.

System camera; both cameras are system cameras.

Bottom line: Nikon D810 is better as it is built-in focus motor.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810: OPTICS

In terms of optics, D810 vs 5D Mark III have the following comparisons;

AF tracking; both cameras have AF tracking.

Focus points; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 61 whereas Nikon D810 has 51.

Sensor size; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 36 x 24mm while Nikon D810 has 35.9 x 24mm.

Maximum light sensitivity; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 102400 ISO whereas Nikon D810 has 51200 ISO.

Phase detection autofocus for photos; both have this feature.

Megapixels; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 23.4MP whereas Nikon D810 has 36.3MP

Bottom line: Canon EOS 5D Mark III is better in optics.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810: VIDEOGRAPHY

Videography features of Canon Mark III vs Nikon D810 include:

Video recording  (main camera); Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 1080 x 30fps whereas Nikon D810 has 1080 x 60fps.

Continuous autofocus when recording movies; both phones have this feature.

Timelapse function; Nikon D810 alone has this feature.

24P cinema version; both cameras have 24P cinema versions.

Bottom line: Nikon D810 is better in videography.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810: AUDIO

Stereo microphone; Nikon D810 alone has a stereo microphone.

Microphone input; Canon EOS 5D Mark III alone has microphone input.

A socket for a 3.5mm audio jack; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has this feature.

Bottom line: Canon EOS 5D Mark III is better in audio.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810: BATTERY

Battery life (CIPA); Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 950shots whereas Nikon D810 has 1200shots.

Removable battery; both cameras have removable batteries

Battery level indicator; both cameras have this.

Rechargeable battery; both cameras have this feature.

Bottom line: Nikon D810 has a better battery life.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810: KEY FEATURES

When we compare 5D Mark III vs D810, we get the following key features;

Image quality; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 81 while Nikon D810 has 97.

Noise; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 2293 ISO whereas Nikon D810 has 2853 ISO

Colour depth; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 24bits whereas Nikon D810 has 25.7bits.

Dynamic range; Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 11.7Evs whereas Nikon D810 has 14.8Evs.

External memory slot; both cameras have external memory slots.

Remote control; they all have remote controls.

Bottom line: Nikon D810 is a better camera as it has superior features.

Conclusion

Nikon D810 is an ideal camera as it has unique features that supersedes those of Canon EOS 5D Mark III.