Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D7100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 5D Mark III is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D7100 were released 2013 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released 2012. That is a 1 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. Nikon D7100 has a "DX"-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 **|
|Nikon D7100||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Nikon D7100 has a 24,1 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:
6000 x 4000
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||
5760 x 3840
Nikon D7100 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.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7100. Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D7100 has 100 to 6400.
|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 Nikon D7100
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. Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6 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 Nikon D7100 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 41% heavier than Nikon D7100 and its 675 gr (or 1,49 lb).
|Nikon D7100||675 gr
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III||950 gr