There is no doubt that two camera series recently launched by two different big companies—Nikon’s D800 and Canon’s 5D Mk III—are competing with each other in the high-end camera market. As for this, Dan Chung—award-winning photographer and videographer—has just made a side-by-side comparison of the two series.
In his article, Video Shootout: Nikon D800 Vs Canon 5D MkIII, Dan Chung compares the basic photographic features and also focuses particularly on the video function offered by each series. The basic photography features comparison includes the camera’s image detail and resolution, while the video function test covers a wide range of aspects, such as the dynamic range, moiré, low light performance, audio quality, and color performance and management—all shown through sample images and or videos.
The comparison Dan took aims to give a detailed look on how each of the cameras best fit the professional workflow. He arrived at a description stating that “Essentially the output from the D800 and 5D mkIII is very close…As a multimedia camera for newspaper shooters who are going mainly to web in lower resolutions then frankly both Nikon D800 and Canon 5D MkIII are great and way better than any previous DSLR.”
Furthermore, Dan also added, “For Nikon based photojournalists shooting video, the D800 is clearly a blessing. For the first time they have Full HD, a choice of frame-rates and an image that will not disgrace itself when compared to the competition. [Meanwhile] for an all-round camera for video the 5D MkIII would suit my needs best.”
Based on the detailed test he conducted on the two cameras, he came to a final conclusion, “Both D800 and 5D mkIII are fun to use and capable of beautiful results in the right hands.” dslrnewsshooter.comSorry, there are no polls available at the moment.