Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D7500
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D7500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D7500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 5D Mark III were released 2012 and Nikon D7500 was released 2017. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||2012|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D7500 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Nikon D7500||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 22,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7500 has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||
5760 x 3840
5568 x 3712
Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 7 % larger resolution than Nikon D7500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D7500 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Nikon D7500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 100 to 25600.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||100-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7500
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||6|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D7500 can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III weighs 950 gr (equal to 2,09 lb) which is 48% heavier than Nikon D7500 and its 640 gr (or 1,41 lb).
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||950 gr
|Nikon D7500||640 gr