Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 5D
ManufacturingNikon D800 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 5D was released 2005. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 5D||Canon||2005|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not effected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D800||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Canon EOS 5D||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
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)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D800||36,3 MP||36152320||7360||4912|
|Canon EOS 5D||12,7 MP||12719616||4368||2912|
Nikon D800 has a 184 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 5D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 5D||50-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D800 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D||3|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D800||900 gr||1,98 lb|
|Canon EOS 5D||895 gr||1,97 lb|