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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D7100

5.98 in
4.58 in
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
5.33 in
4.19 in
Nikon D7100 Digital Camera
Nikon D7100
Available colors
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4.3 out of 5
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatFull frameDX
Sensor size0.94 in0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors23.0 Mpx25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels22.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
Max resolution5760 x 3840 px6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 3840x2560
  • 2880x1920
  • 1920x1280
  • 720x480
  • 6000x3368
  • 4800x3200
  • 4800x2696
  • 4494x3000
  • 4496x2528
  • 3600x2400
  • 3600x2024
  • 2992x2000
  • 2992x1680
  • 2400x1600
  • 2400x1344
ProcessorDIGIC 5
N/A

Image

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
ISO
  • 100
  • 12800
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 6400
ISO Autoyesyes
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560025600
Boosted ISO minimum5050
Boosted ISO maximum10240025600
Maximum image resolution5760 x 3840 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets612
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Custom modes
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Sunny
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • NEF
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilizeryesno
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Supported aspect ratios
  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
N/A
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
HDRyesyes
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Lens mount
  • Canon EF
  • Canon EF-S
Nikon F
Optical zoom4.3 x5.8 x
Digital zoom5.0 x
N/A
Magnification (Crop factor)1.0 x1.5 x
Maximum aperture2.83.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)noLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Focal length multiplier1x
N/A
AutofocusSpot Auto Focus
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
Auto
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
N/A
Number of focus points6151
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)6151
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Filter diameter3.23 in3.03 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Minimum aperture
N/A
3.5
Contrast adjustment
N/A
yes
Autofocus in recording mode
N/A
yes

Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Screen size3.2 in3.2 in
Articulated LCDnono
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCD TFT
Display aspect ratio3:2
N/A
Screen dots10400001228800
Touch screennono
Field of view170.0 %
N/A
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderElectronicElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.71 x0.94 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)3 - 1-2 - 1
Separate info displayyesyes
Second displayno
N/A
Display resolution
N/A
640 x 480 px
Eye relief
N/A
0.77 in
Flip-out screen
N/A
no

Photography features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Shutter priority
  • Auto
  • Manual
Camera shutter typeMechanicalElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures22
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 2
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Histogramyesyes
AE frames
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
WB Bracketing
Yes
Yes
Subject / scene modesnoyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/320s
Built-in flashnoyes
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
External flash connection
  • Hot shoe
  • PC terminal
Hot shoe
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive6.0 fps6.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • self-portrait
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
Speed (JPEG)6.0 fps6.0 fps
Speed (RAW)6.0 fps6.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 3.0±EV0.3 - 3.0±EV
Flash range
N/A
12
Flash metering system
N/A
i-TTL

Videography features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
N/A
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280 x 7201920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps30.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate29.97 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMonoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Supported audio file formatsLPCMPCM
Voice recording
N/A
yes
Audio system
N/A
Stereo
Noise reduction
N/A
yes

Design

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialMagnesiumAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyesyes

Dimensions

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Weight33.51 oz23.81 oz
Width5.98 in5.33 in
Height4.58 in4.19 in
Depth3.01 in2.99 in

Storage

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Dual memory card slotsyesyes
Memory slots12
Storage types
  • Compact Flash Type I
  • UDMA
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
Maximum memory card size
N/A
8.0 GB

Power

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)950950
Battery technology
Lithium Polymer
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity1080.0 mAh
N/A
Battery level indicatoryesyes
Battery voltage7.4 V
N/A
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedyesyes
On/off switchyes
N/A
Start-up time1000.0 ms
N/A

Connectivity

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
HDMIyesno
HDMI ports quantity11
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB version2.02.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessOptionalOptional
DC-in jackyesyes
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)noyes
Firewirenono
USB connector type
N/A
Mini-USB B
Bluetooth
N/A
no

Other features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIICanon EOS 5D Mark III
Nikon D7100Nikon D7100
Timelapse recordingyesyes
GPSnoyes
Orientation sensoryesyes
Calendaryesyes
Energy Star certifiednono
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
Image editing modesRotating
  • Crop
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Trimming
Languages support
N/A
Multi

Pros & Cons

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