• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon D850 advantages over Canon G7X Mark III

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.35 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1840 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    590k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 125 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    200 vs 76 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G7X Mark III advantages over Nikon D850

  • Less expensive
    $749* vs $5197
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    7 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    304g vs 915g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    30.0 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/25600 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5DS

Nikon D850
Canon 5DS
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon 5DS
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Nikon D850
Canon 5DS R
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon 5DS R
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A99 II

Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon G7X Mark III
Sony A99 II
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Nikon D850
Sony RX100 VA
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon G7X Mark III
Sony RX100 VA
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $896
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G5X Mark II

Nikon D850
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $749
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
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