Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D750 vs 5D Mark III

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and imaging-resource.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D750 vs EOS 5D Mark III

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D750
2,956 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
2,293 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon D750
2,200 LPH
EOS 5D Mark III
2,800 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D750
6.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D750
1,230 photos
EOS 5D Mark III
950 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon D750
24.8 bits
EOS 5D Mark III
24.0 bits

Features Key features of the Nikon D750  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D750
24.3 MP
EOS 5D Mark III
22.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D750
51,200 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D750
35.4 microns
EOS 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D750  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24.3 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 5696 x 4272 5456 x 4096
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 35.4 microns 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 51,200 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,200 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,200 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 61
Cross type focus points 15 41
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 6.5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 1,230 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
6.5 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 61 ms

video

Nikon D750  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type TFT LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.71x

form factor

Size 141 x 113 x 78 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 78 mm 76 mm
Weight 750 g 950 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi Yes None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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