Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Most Expected DSLR 2011 Comparison

By snow on Nov 30, 2010|Hits :7788|Latest Digital Camera News

It is said Nikon will release Nikon D800 in tandem to Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Here we compare these two expected DSLR cameras 2011.

At the end of 2010, a suit titles of 2011 cameras are prevailing. As a replacement for the Nikon D700 DSLR, Nikon D800 gets lots of attentions. Canon EOS 5D Mark III is Canon EOS 5D Mark II successor. It is said Nikon will release Nikon D800 in tandem to Canon EOS 5D Mark III. So, here we compare these DSLRs.

Nikon D800: This most expected Nikon's new camera will be released in first quarter of 2011. The following are some likely specifications:

  • 24-megapixel sensor
  • EXPEED 2 image processing engine
  • Enhanced Live View with full time AF
  • 1080p video
  • Full-time AF in video mode
  • 2,016 RGB metering sensor
  • 95% field of view viewfinder
  • Full HD (1080p) video
  • Sensitivity expandable to ISO 102, 400
  • 8fps contiguous shooting
  • D700-type body, new Nikon FX high resolution sensor fobbed by Sony
  • 4-5fps
  • EN-EL15
  • MB-D12 grip

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Most Expected DSLR 2011 Comparison - Nikon D800

Canon EOS 5D Mark III will have the Canon 60D's articulated LCD screen and possibly with the addition of touch-sensitivity - the first full-frame camera to feature this technology. The following are some likely specifications:

  • 24-million-pixel sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 4 processors or new processor
  • Articulated LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Improved AF with a minimum of 19 AF points (all cross-type)
  • Control over refocusing speed in continuous AF mode
  • Updated body shell
  • iFCL metering with dual sensors
  • Electronic level
  • Wireless flash control via a built-in ST-E2 Speedite Transmitter or similar
  • In-camera image rating
  • Dedicated live view button and video switch

Please note: Both of them have not been announced yet, and specifications mentioned are not official. We won't add up the individual scores for each DSLR as different people have different need. Which one has the feature you want?

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