Thursday 13 December 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs 6D: What to buy?

This year Canon has introduced two new full frame cameras that one might consider if you wanted a new Canon DSLR camera. It is right choice the Canon 5D Mark III or the Canon 6D? Or do you want to go for the older 5D Mark II, which is still available to buy, so which should you buy?

This article will focus on the Canon 5D Mark III vs Canon 6D, but you might also want to check out the articles about the other combinations:
So why would you want to go for the more expensive 5D Mark III:
  • The autofocus is the main reason why you might want to go for the 5D Mark III compared to the 6D. It is the same as in the professional 1D X. So it will give you great performance in getting a lock on your subjects
  • The sensor performance the same when you look at the score from DXOMarks with a little bit of difference
  • You get the 1/8000 shooting option where in the 6D you only get the 1/4000 and you get a little bit better flash sync speed but not much
  • And you get a more professional body, but also one that is a bit heavier
  • You fps is about 1,5 fps higher, but that shouldn't be a big factor
  • You also get 100 viewfinder frame coverage, but you are not missing much in the 6D.
The 6D only really have the price and the lighter body going for it.

The decision between the two really comes down to one thing. It is the autofocus system. Can you live with what you get in the 6D or do you need and want a professional autofocus system. Only you can make that decision. All the other factors is that big of a deal.

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