Benchmarks Real world tests of D810A vs EOS 5D Mark III

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D810A
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D810A
1,200 photos
EOS 5D Mark III
950 photos

Features Key features of the D810A  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D810A
36.2 MP
EOS 5D Mark III
22.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D810A
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

D810A
0.7x

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

D810A
23.8 microns
EOS 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D810A  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 36.2 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 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 23.8 microns 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 61
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 1,200 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
5 fps

video

D810A  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 LCD 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 No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 146 x 123 x 82 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 82 mm 76 mm
Weight 880 g 950 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
WiFi None None
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