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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Full-Frame DSLR


The EOS 5D Mark III is a full-frame 22.3 MPDSLR with 61-point autofocus and 6fps continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 120,400
  • Full-HD video with manual control
  • Uncompressed HDMI output at Full HD 8bit 4.2.2
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5+ Processor
  • 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen

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The successor to the legendary 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR from Canon, the Mark III improves on the image quality in both stills and video by eliminating moire and aliasing with the addition of new faster processors, new sensor and improved menu for easier ergonomics to suit almost any shooting environment. The Canon 5D Mark III is one of the most popular DSLRs for professional photographers and is widely used in professional and enthusiast video applications as well. Thanks to the powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor, both the video quality and stills images out of the full-frame sensor are more true to real life with vivid colours than ever before.

With the multitude of Canon EF lenses available, the 5D Mark III gives you that unique full frame look, which is very difficult to match by smaller sensor cameras. Low-light performance is also improved with expandable ISO going up to 102,400 with relatively noise-free images at ISO's of 1,600 and 3,200 giving you the extra flexibility to get the shot in dimly lit environments.

Key Features:
  • 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor captures extraordinary levels of detail.
  • Fast, accurate focusing from a 61-point AF system that features 41 cross-type and 5 dual cross-type sensors.
  • Keep up with the action, shooting at 6fps.
  • ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity range, expandable to ISO50-102,400.
  • Full-HD video, with headphone jack, time code and improved image quality.
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5+ image processor for accurate reproduction of colours and tones.
  • Lightweight magnesium-alloy body, sealed against dust and moisture.
  • 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen.
  • Dual memory card slots (CF/SD).
  • HDR image creation
  • Full-frame 22.3-megapixel sensor
    Capture high-quality images that are full of detail with a 22.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor. Colours are bright but natural, and fine detail is preserved even in dark shadow areas and bright highlights.

    High-quality performance, even in low light
    The EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb picture quality whatever the lighting conditions. Keep shooting hand-held even after the sun goes down, thanks to an ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity range (extendable to ISO 102,400).

    61-point wide-area autofocus
    Focus quickly and accurately, even on off-centre subjects, with a 61 point wide-area autofocus system. 41 cross-type points (five of which are extra sensitive double-cross type) ensure highly accurate tracking of moving objects

    High-speed continuous shooting
    Keep up with the action at 6fps, recording up to 16,270 continuous JPEG images to a UDMA mode 7 card in a single burst

    Type36 x 24 mm CMOS
    Effective PixelsApprox. 22.3 megapixels
    Total PixelsApprox. 23.4 megapixels
    Aspect Ratio3:2
    Low-Pass FilterBuilt-in / Fixed with fluorine coating
    Sensor CleaningEOS integrated cleaning system
    Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour

    TypeDIGIC 5+

    Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses)
    Focal LengthEquivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

    TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
    AF System / Points61 point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8
    The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
    AF Working RangeEV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
    AF ModesAl Focus
    One Shoe
    Al Servo
    AF Point SelectionAutomatic selection: 61 point AF
    Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)
    Manual selection: Spot AF
    Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
    Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
    Manual selection: Zone AF
    AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
    Selected AF Point DisplaySuperimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
    AF LockLocked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed
    Manual FocusSelected on lens, default in Live View Mode
    AF MicroadjustmentAF Menu
    +/-20 stpes (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
    Adjust all lenses by same amount
    Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
    Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

    Metering Modes (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)
    (3) Spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)
    (4) Centre weighted average metering/td>
    Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
    AE LockAuto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
    Exposure Compensation+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
    AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
    ISO Sensitivity*Auto (100-12800), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
    ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400

    TypeElectronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
    Speed30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)

    TypeAuto white balance with the imaging sensor
    SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
    White balance compensation:
    1. Blue/Amber +/-9
    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
    Custom White BalanceYes, 1 setting can be registered
    WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
    3 bracketed images per shutter release.
    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

    Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)Approx. 100%
    MagnificationApprox. 0.71x¹
    EyepointApprox. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
    Dioptre Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
    Focusing ScreenFixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
    MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
    Viewfinder InformationAF information: AF point, focus confirmation¹, AF status indicator
    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock,
    exposure level, exposure warning
    Flash information: Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock,
    red-eye reduction light
    Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card
    information, Battery check
    Composition information
    Grid, electronic level, Warning symbol
    Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance
    correction, One-touch recording quality switch, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering
    Depth of Field PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
    Eyepiece ShutterOn strap

    Type8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
    CoverageApprox. 100%
    Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)Approx. 170°
    CoatingAnti-reflection and Solid Structure
    Brightness AdjustmentAdjustable to one of seven levels
    Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
    (2) Camera settings
    (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level

    ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
    X-Sync1/200sec (EX series Speedlites only)
    Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
    Flash Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
    Flash Exposure LockYes
    Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
    HotShoe/ PC TerminalYes/Yes
    External Flash CompatibilityE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
    External Flash ControlVia camera menu screen

    ModesAuto+, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)
    Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
    Colour SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
    Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
    Long exposure noise reduction
    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
    Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
    Chromatic aberration correction
    Distortion correction
    Resize to M1, M2 or S
    RAW image processing - during image Playback only
    Multiple exposure
    HDR images 5 presets
    Drive ModesSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote),
    Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
    Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 6fps. (speed maintained for up to 16270 images (JPEG)¹² or 18 images (RAW)) (with UDMA card)²

    TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
    CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
    Frame Rate30 fps
    FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
    Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
    MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
    Active metering time can be changed
    Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level

    Still Image TypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
    RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    RAW + JPEG Simultaneous RecordingYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formts to separate cards possible
    Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (SI) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S3) 720 x 480
    RAW: (RAW) 5760 x 3840, (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920
    Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)
    Uncompressed 8bit 4.2.2 via HDMI
    Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
    640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
    Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB
    FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selected
    File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbers
    (2) Auto reset
    (3) Manual reset

    Custom Features13 Custom Functions with 47 settings
    Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
    Image rating (0-5 starts)
    LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
    Water / Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)¹
    Sound MemoNo
    Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
    Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x
    Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
    (2)Single image
    (3) 4 image index
    (4) 9 image index
    (5) Magnified view
    (6) 2 image compare display
    (7) Movie edit
    Slide ShowImage selection: Al images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
    Playback time: 1/ 2 / 3 / 5 / 10 or 20 seconds
    Repeat: On/Off
    HistogramBrightness: Yes
    RGB: Yes
    Highlight AlertYes
    Image Erase / ProtectionErase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
    Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x4)
    (2) AF Menu (x5)
    (3) Playback menu (x3)
    (4) Setup menu (x4)
    (5) Custom Functions Menu (x4)
    (6) My Menu
    Menu Languages25 Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian
    Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian,
    Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Tradtional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
    Firmware UpdateUpdate possible by the user

    ComputerHi-Speed USB
    OtherHDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

    Canon PrintersCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

    TypeCompactFlash Type | (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC Card or SDXC Card

    PC & MacintoshWindows XP (SP2 / SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
    OS X v10.6-10.7

    Browsing & PrintingImageBrowser EX
    Image ProcessingDigital Photo Professional
    OtherPhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
    *Requires optional accessory

    BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings
    Battery LifeApprox. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
    Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage
    Power SavingPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 mins.
    Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6

    Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body covers
    Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
    Dimensions (W x H x D)152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
    Weight (Body Only)Approx. 950

    ViewfinderEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog
    Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C
    Wireless File TransmitterWireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
    LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
    FlashCanon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270 EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX,
    580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX,
    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
    Remote Controller / SwitchRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller
    OtherHand Strap E2, GP-E2


    *Recommended Exposure Index

    All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except wheere indicated.

    Subject to change without notice.


    Magnification - ¹ with 50mmlens at infinity, -1m-1 dot
    Continuous Shooting - ¹ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
    ² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level

    Water / Dust Resistance - ¹ Environmental protection
    Battery Life - ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
    Viewfinder Information - ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses.
    • Canon 5D mark III Body Only
    • Eyecup Eg,
    • Wide strap EW-EOS EOS 5D Mark III
    • Interface cable IFC-200U
    • Stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST
    • Battery Pack LP-E6
    • Battery charger LC-E6
    • instruction book
    • Warranty card