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Sony A99 vs. 5D Mark III

 Sony A 99 features Overview – Full-Frame 24.3MP Exmor CMOS Sensor, Sony Dual AF System & Translucent Mirror, 3.0″ TruBlack Tilting LCD Display, XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder, Full HD 1920×1080 60p Video Recording, Advanced BIONZ Image Processing Engine, Internal Steady Shot Image Stabilization, 1,200 Zone Evaluative Metering Sensor, Exposure & Focus Controls With Video, Quiet Multi Control Dial and GPS & Auto HDR.

Canon Mark III features Overview – 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Includes 16GB Card, Bag & Extra Battery, 3.2″ Clear View High Resolution LCD, DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, 61-Point High Density AF, Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats, Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes, Extended ISO Range (50-102400), Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots and Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction.

 Sony A99 vs. 5D Mark III Specification Comparison Review

Features / Models Sony A99 Canon Mark III
Megapixel 24.3 megapixels 22.3 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
In Body IS Yes No
Image processor Bionz Digic 5+
AF points 102 AF points / 11 cross-type focus points 61 AF points / 41 cross-type focus points
AF Type Hybrid (Phase + Contrast) Phase detection
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 Auto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha mount EF
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/8000 sec 30 sec- 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps 6 fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Display Fully articulated 3″ 1,229,000 TFT LCD Screen dots Fixed LCD 3.2″ 1,040,000 TFT LCD Screen dots
Viewfinder High resolution OLED viewfinder Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 950
Dimensions and Weight 147 x 111 x 78 mm 812 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 950 g

Price Factor  Canon 5D Mark III will cost you approx $600 More

Other FactorsCanon have many EF and EF L lenses available for FF system. Sony have bit short hand lenses. Common Strength Both are full frame camera

Reason to buy Sony A99
Bit more megapixel
Hybrid AF
More AF point
Better Video mode
Better Display unit

Reason to buy Sony5D Mark III
More cross type sensor
Higher ISO range
Optical viewfinder
Batter battery life

Conclusion: Both camera have enough features to be called excellent full-frame camera, however for Still Shooters we recommend Canon 5D Mark III, for Still+Video Shooters A99 is the best option.

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