Let’s pit the $700 Nikon D5200 against the $3000 Canon 5D Mark III and see which one comes out alive.
The 5D Mark III is the long awaited 4 years in the making successor to the one that really started it all. Have Canon managed to keep the DSLR video flame alive?
I was able to try out the 5D Mark III for myself today in the UK at the Focus On Imaging show. I also had a talk to one of Canon’s technicians about sensor downscaling, HDMI output and more.
Is it truly the big improvement on the 5D Mark II for video everybody is hoping for?
I also got my hands on a Nikon D800 and Fuji X Pro, more on those after the break…
For the vast majority of DSLR shooters these cameras are a lot of money so it is important to get the right one. Often it could be a small feature that sways it for your individual needs so it is never right to say that one camera is ‘better’ for ‘everyone’. It isn’t as cut and dry.
However it is possible to be objective about image quality. I’d say the 5D Mark III definitely has the better internal codec and resolution.
More images of the 5D Mark III have been outed on Canon Rumors ahead of the release date, which is imminent. One of the pictures shows what looks like a headphone jack. Here EOSHD takes a close look at what has changed on the left side of the camera body in terms of ports and connections…