Canon EOS 5D3 Vs 6D

by Matthew J

5D Mark III Or 6D

5D Mark III Or 6D

"Can you stack up the pros and cons of the 5D3 and 6D? I really like the 6D but they are both good cameras!"

Hi Matthew!

Thanks for asking advice about comparing the Canon 5D Mark III versus the Canon 6D. Both of these cameras are full frame and each have a few advantages over the other. On the surface, if you look at the specs of the 5D Mark III and the 6D, the two cameras appear to be very similar except for the whopping big difference in price for new ones.

Differences Between the 5D Mark III and 6D

1. The 5D Mark III focusing system is more robust and it has two memory cards slots.
2. The 6D has GPS and Wifi capabilities that the 5D Mark III does not.
3. The 6D is much more affordable and makes more sense for advanced photo enthusiasts and beginners.

Canon 5d Mark III and 6D Similarities

Both cameras were released in 2012 and have approximately the same number of pixels (22.3 vs 20.2). The Canon 6D and 5D Mark III have essentially the same viewfinder coverage (97% vs. 100%), flash sync speed(1/200 vs 1/180 second) and video resolution (1920 x 1080), and take the exact same battery.

Both the 6D and 5D Mark III cameras take EF lenses are are capable of taking outstanding photographs. For more information on this comparison, here's an article I wrote a few years ago comparing the features of the 5D Mark III and 6D.

Matthew, I think the 6D is a much better choice for you. Unless you are getting paid as a professional to photograph important events like weddings or other similar situations that can be reenacted, you don't need that 2nd card slot as backup. If you need super fast focusing, then you might want to splurge and go with the 5D Mark III.

PLEASE let me know what you decide to go with. It helps me evaluate the advice I give to my readers and also helps other readers of the Canon Geek website.

Thanks so much,

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