Can't decide 5d mark iii or mark iv

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Buy Canon 5d mark iii or mark iv

  1. Mark iii

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  1. STR8SHOOTR

    STR8SHOOTR TPF Noob!

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    I'm new to this forum and would like to say hello.

    I have the first gen of the 7d and its time to go 5d. I take pictures for fun. I'm not a professional and want to upgrade. Should I spend the extra coin for the Mark iv or will I be happy with the mark iii? I would hate to buy the mark iii and regret my purchase. What do you think? What should I do?

    Thanks, Todd


     
  2. jaomul

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    A friend who id respect his opinion went from a 3 to a 4 and says the 4 does everything better
     
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    Will your lenses work on the 5D's? The new 80d, and 77d are also pretty good upgrades on your 7d, and much cheaper.
     
  4. STR8SHOOTR

    STR8SHOOTR TPF Noob!

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    Yes all my lenses will work and want to go to a full frame sensor.
     
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    runnah Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If spending the money on the 4 is no big deal for you financially, go for it. If getting the 4 will break the bank then the 3 is the better choice.

    I am a current 3 user and I rented the 4 for an event I had so shoot and frankly I wasn't all that impressed. Certainly not for the money.
     
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    I test shot the D800,D4, 5D-III, and D3x several years back....ALL were very, very impressive cameras. The 5D-III had a super feel in hand, and shot great too. I bet the IV is even better, but the III would likely be a very nice upgrade for anybdy coming from a lower-placed Canon model.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, I have owned the 5D3 for about 4 years and I love it, it take awesome photos feels good in my hands. I mostly do food/drinks/architectural now but I did shoot weddings back in the day. With that said I don't use the camera to its fullest potential, so for me a little bit upgrade the 4 is it would be enough for me to spend the extra money.

    This is a loaded question, we don't know what would make you happy. Are you looking to just have a full frame, are you looking for more MP, Wifi, 4k video...etc. compare each bodies spec and see if there is something you really want over the other.
     
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  8. STR8SHOOTR

    STR8SHOOTR TPF Noob!

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    Yeah mainly full frame but also wi fi and 4k are a close second. I believe if I dont go all in I will be pissed off at myself for being a cheap skate. But again $1000+ savings is a big bit of $$
     
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    Do you have a 4k tv? Do you need your pics uploaded to web before the shoot is over?

    I think I do. I have the same dilemma. Im considering 6dmii as well.
     
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    I own both camera bodies. The IV is generally better in every way.

    The IV has Dual-Pixel CMOS AF built-in to the sensor which allows for full-time auto-focus when shooting video. If you shoot video this is a really big deal (focus tracking is impressive). It also does 4k.

    It has built-in WiFi & NFC. It has built-in GPS.

    It has a touch-screen display.

    It's a bit higher sensor resolution. It has more dynamic range (nearly 2 more stops). It has slightly better ISO (although the 5D III is already impressive in that department).

    It's continuous burst frame rate is just a little faster.

    It's auto-focus system is slightly better than the 5D III (although the 5D III's AF system is impressive already.)

    Basically the IV is better than the III in every way I can think of. In some ways it's only slightly better. But for other things it has features the 5D III doesn't have at all.
     
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  11. STR8SHOOTR

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    Yeah 4k TV and 4k Oppo blu ray player. Plus the future will be 4k. Thought about the 6d as well. But you can get the 5d Miii for the same price. I'll have the camera for 10 yrs most likely. gonna go for the 5d Markiv from BH for 3299 plus they give you a few extras. I dont like gray market or EBay. I always try to ordewr from BH photo. $300 is worth buying from an authorized dealer.
     
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    agree, the mkiii is good, the iv is better.
     

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