Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7 II 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 dpreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha 7 II vs EOS 5D Mark III

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha 7 II
350 photos
EOS 5D Mark III
950 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha 7 II  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha 7 II
24 MP
EOS 5D Mark III
22.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha 7 II
25,600 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

Alpha 7 II
35.7 microns
EOS 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha 7 II  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5456 x 4096
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.8 x 23.9 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 35.7 microns 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 117 61
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 6 fps
Battery life 350 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
5 fps

video

Alpha 7 II  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" 3.2"
Resolution 1,230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 127 x 96 x 60 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 60 mm 76 mm
Weight 599 g 950 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None None
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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