Cam1 vs Cam2

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs. Nikon D5000

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Resolution:
20 megapixels
Screen Size:
3.2" screen
Sensor Type:
Full frame sensor
Release Date:
1/7/2020
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Built-in
Battery Specs:
LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & dual charger
Battery Life:
2850
Type:
Large SLR
Built-In Flash?:
No
Color Filter:
Primary color filter
Continuous Drive:
20.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5 slots)
Dimensions:
158 x 168 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
20 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash Range:
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
GPS:
Built-in
HDMI:
Yes (HDMI mini)
ISO:
Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-819200)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
5472 x 3648
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
191
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Digic X
Remote Control?:
Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
Screen Dots:
2100
Screen Size:
3.2"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
Dual CFexpress type B
Subject / Scene Modes:
No
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
1440 g (3.17 lb / 50.79 oz)
White Balance Presets:
7
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
819200
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
Yes
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
6499
AE Bracketing:
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Canon EF

Nikon D5000

Resolution:
12 megapixels
Screen Size:
2.7" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
4/14/2009
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Battery Life:
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
4.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
12 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot-shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash Range:
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
Motion JPEG
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes
ISO:
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
4288 x 2848
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Expeed
Remote Control?:
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Screen Dots:
230000
Screen Size:
2.7"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
13 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00FXYT12G B00267S7TQ
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
6400
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
No
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
+/-2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F