Canon EOS 5DS vs Nikon D3000
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5DS and Nikon D3000. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 5DS is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3000 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 5DS were released 2015 and Nikon D3000 was released 2009. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 5DS||2015|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5DS has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D3000 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 5DS||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Nikon D3000||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 5DS has a 51 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3000 has 10,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 5DS||
8688 x 5792
3872 x 2592
Canon EOS 5DS has a 401 % larger resolution than Nikon D3000. 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.
Canon EOS 5DS has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3000. Canon EOS 5DS has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D3000 has 100 to 3200.
|Canon EOS 5DS||100-6400|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 5DS has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3000 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3000
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5DS can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3000 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5DS||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 5DS. Unfortunately Nikon D3000 does not support recording movies and movie clips.
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 5DS weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 74% heavier than Nikon D3000 and its 536 gr (or 1,18 lb).
|Canon EOS 5DS||930 gr
|Nikon D3000||536 gr