Canon EOS Kiss M vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Kiss M and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.Canon EOS Kiss M were released 2018 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released 2012. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS Kiss M||2018|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||2012|
Type of camera
Canon EOS Kiss M is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Kiss M has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a "FF"-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 Kiss M||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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)
Canon EOS Kiss M has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 5D Mark III has 22,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS Kiss M||
6000 x 4000
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||
5760 x 3840
Canon EOS Kiss M has a 9 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 5D Mark III. 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.
Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.
|Canon EOS Kiss M||100-25600|
|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.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Kiss M belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss M
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Kiss M can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Kiss M||10|
|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 Kiss M and Canon EOS 5D Mark III 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 144% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).
|Canon EOS Kiss M||390 gr
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||950 gr