Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs. Nikon D800 Vs. Sony SLT-A99 Specifications Comparison

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 is a pro DSLR featuring a 24.3MP 35mm-sized CMOS sensor, the Sony Alpha SLT-A99V, offers the world’s first dual AF system in a DSLR, and the world’s lightest body for a full-frame DSLR.

Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera with the world’s highest effective pixel count–36.3-million pixels–for noteworthy definition and image quality. The D800 offers the world’s highest* effective pixel count of 36.3-million pixels, and is equipped with the new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine and a 91K-pixel (approximately 91,000 pixels) RGB sensor for overwhelming definition and image quality.

With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. 61 Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs. Nikon D800 Vs. Sony SLT-A99 Specification Comparison

You can find the full specifications comparison for three best full frame DSLR cameras in the world

Feature Canon 5D Mark III Nikon D800 Sony A99
Sensor Resolution 22.3 Million 36.3 Million 24.3 Million
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 36x24mm 35.9x24mm 35.8×23.8mm
Dust Reduction / Sensor Cleaning Yes Yes Yes
Image Size 5760 x 3840 7360 x 4912 6000 x 4000
Image Processor DIGIC 5+ EXPEED 3 Bionz
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x 0.70x 0.74x
Storage Media 1x Compact Flash and 1x SD 1x Compact Flash and 1x SD Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG DuoSD, SDHC and SDXC
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 FPS 4 FPS, 6 FPS in DX mode with MB-D12 battery grip 6 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 150,000 cycles 200,000 cycles 200,000 cycles
Exposure Metering Sensor iFCL metering with 63 zone dual-layer sensor 91,000-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering III 1200-zone evaluative metering
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-6,400 ISO 100-25,600
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400 ISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600 ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400
Autofocus System 61 points 51 points 19 points + 102 points
Built-in Flash No Yes No
Built-in GPS No No Yes
Video Output AVI, H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, MPEG-4 AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-4
Uncompressed Video Output No Yes (HDMI) Yes (HDMI)
Video Maximum Resolution 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 30p 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 30p 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 60p
Audio Recording Built-in microphoneExternal stereo microphone (optional) Built-in microphoneExternal stereo microphone (optional) Built-in microphone. External stereo microphone (optional)
LCD Size 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD 3″ articulated TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 1,040,000 dots 921,000 dots 1,229,000 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments ±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV increments ±5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
HDR Support Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible, WFT-E7 Eye-Fi Compatible, WT-4A
Battery LP-E6 Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery NP-FM500H Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life 950 shots (CIPA) 850 shots (CIPA) 500 shots (CIPA)
USB Version 2.0 3.0 2.0
Dimensions 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm 144.78 x 121.92 x 81.28mm 147 x 111 x 78mm
Weight 950g 900g 812g
MSRP Price $2,975 $2,796 $2,798

  • lucas

    Great article, good job!
    but the a99 has an built-in stereo microphone.