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Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Mark 3, 5D, MK3, MkIII) 22.3MP full frame digital SLR camera
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III - BODY ONLY
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The EOS 5D Mark III offers improved performance in virtually every area. A new 22.3 Megapixel (MP) full-frame sensor offers the ideal balance of resolution for stills and HD movies and up to 6 frames per second (fps) shooting, whilst a 61-point AF system and 63-zone metering provide greater speed, flexibility and accuracy. Powered by the latest DIGIC 5+ processing technology, the EOS 5D Mark III also features enhanced video functions, offering improved image quality alongside greater audio control – redefining creative possibilities for photographers and amateur videographers alike.
With its comprehensively upgraded specification, the EOS 5D Mark III is the ideal tool for the growing number of photographers shooting both stills and movies. It incorporates a number of the features launched with Canon’s revolutionary EOS-1D X, providing vastly improved performance, flexibility, handling and durability.
The camera’s newly-developed 22.3MP full-frame sensor provides increased resolution and finer detail, enabling the capture of a wide range of scenes, from sweeping landscapes to beautiful portraits. Higher speed continuous shooting also offers expanded creative possibilities. With an increased 8-channel read out, the camera comfortably handles a maximum full resolution speed of up to 6fps in bursts of 18 RAW images or over 16,000 JPEGs1, without the need for additional accessories. Additionally, the sensor’s advanced architecture offers a huge native ISO range of 100-25,600, expandable to 102,400, making it possible to capture clean, high quality pictures, even in extreme low-light conditions.
The EOS 5D Mark III utilises the same 61-point wide-area AF system as the flagship EOS-1D X, providing exceptional sensitivity, precision and speed. One of the most advanced AF systems currently available, it features an impressive 41 cross-type points and five dual cross-type points, providing unsurpassed accuracy across the frame. The customisable AF pre-sets introduced in the EOS-1D X are also available, helping the capture of traditionally challenging subjects, and providing additional reliability in situations where subject movement can be unpredictable.
Highly accurate exposures are provided by Canon’s acclaimed iFCL metering system, which incorporates a 63-zone Dual-Layer sensor linked to each point of the AF system. Focus information gathered from the AF system is analysed alongside colour and luminance signals measured by the metering sensor itself, enabling the EOS 5D Mark III to deliver consistently accurate skin tones and excellent results in a wide range of shooting situations.
Creative performance without compromise
The EOS 5D Mark III features Canon’s latest DIGIC 5+ image processor, which powers a range of new functions without affecting the camera’s performance. 14-bit A/D conversion provides smoother tonal gradation and transitions between colours, while in-camera HDR shooting combines three different exposures and allows one of five preset tone maps to be applied, enabling photographers to capture all the detail in high contrast scenes. With in-camera RAW processing and editing capability, photographers also have the option to immediately begin post-processing their images while still on a shoot.
The increased power of DIGIC 5+ also enables a range of tools which contribute to higher image quality. Lens peripheral illumination correction, Lens chromatic aberration correction (lateral and axial) and high ISO noise reduction are all performed in-camera without affecting performance, allowing photographers to continue shooting without any camera lag. Additionally, in-camera image rating via a dedicated button makes it easy for photographers to organise images ahead of post-production.
The EOS 5D Mark III features a new Creative Photo button, which enables users to quickly select Picture Styles and capture multiple exposures, as well as offering direct access to the HDR shooting mode. In playback, pressing the Creative Photo button displays a new comparative playback function, displaying two images side-by-side to allow photographers to view, magnify and compare the quality of different exposures mid-shoot.
For situations where photographers want to avoid being noticed, such as weddings, the EOS 5D Mark III also features a new silent shooting mode that dramatically reduces the sound of the shutter and mirror, ensuring they can work quietly in the background. A continuous silent mode is also available, enabling photographers to capture fastermoving subjects without attracting attention.
Next generation EOS Movies
The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the reputation of the EOS 5D Mark II, with a range of new features introduced following feedback received from photographers to provide even better Full HD video performance. As well as offering the depth-of-field control loved by video professionals, the new full-frame sensor combines with the vast processing power of DIGIC 5+ to improve image quality by virtually eradicating the presence of moiré, false colour and other artefacts. The addition of a movie mode switch and a recording button also offers greater usability, enabling videographers to begin shooting immediately when movie mode is engaged.
Additional movie functions include manual exposure control and an enhanced range of high bit-rate video compression options, with intraframe (ALL-I) and interframe (IPB) methods both supported. Variable frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps, and the addition of SMPTE timecode support provides greater editing flexibility and easier integration into multi-camera shoots. Users can also check and adjust audio during recording via the camera’s Quick Control screen and a headphone socket enables sound level monitoring both during and after shooting. Enhanced processing power provided by DIGIC 5+ also makes it possible to conveniently trim the length of recorded movies in-camera.
Professional build, easy operation
The EOS 5D Mark III has been built to offer photographers easy-handling and robust build quality. Its lightweight, high-grade magnesium body offers advanced weather proofing for protection against the elements, while the construction of the shutter has also been reinforced, with 150,000-cycle durability making it ideal for repeated, everyday use. An enhanced version of the Intelligent Viewfinder featured in the EOS 7D offers approximately 100% coverage, as well as an on-demand grid display via the built-in transparent LCD.
The same reinforced 8.11cm (3.2”) Clear View II LCD screen as used by the EOS-1D X provides high quality framing and playback in all conditions. 1,040k-pixels provide the resolution to accurately check image sharpness and focus, while the gapless structure design introduced with the EOS-1D Mark IV prevents reflections and protects against dust or scratches. A headphone socket and locking mode dial have been included, while the inclusion of a UDMA 7-compatible CF card slot plus an SD card2 slot enables shooting to both cards simultaneously, auto switching when the one in use becomes full and the option to copy images from one card to the other in-camera.
Digital Lens Optimizer – new in Digital Photo Professional v3.11
The EOS 5D Mark III comes complete with the most advanced version of Digital Photo Professional (DPP) yet – Canon’s free, in-box software enabling high-speed, high quality processing of RAW images. New in DPP v3.11 is Digital Lens Optimizer – a revolutionary new tool designed to drastically improve image resolution.
Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) precisely imitates lens performance, with a series of complex mathematical functions replicating each stage of the journey of light through the optical path. Using this information DLO can correct a range of typical optical aberrations and loss of resolution caused by a camera’s low pass filter, by applying an inverse function to each shot to take the image nearer to how the scene appears to the naked eye. This creates exceptionally detailed, high-quality images with highly manageable file sizes, providing photographers with maximum image quality and greater flexibility.
EOS System compatibility
As part of the EOS System, the EOS 5D Mark III is immediately compatible with over 60 EF Lenses, including the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – the new, essential wide-angle zoom lens from Canon’s famous L-series. The camera is also compatible with a newly announced range of accessories designed to offer extended creativity, including the Speedlite 600EX-RT – a high performance TTL flash with wireless radio connectivity. Additionally, the new Battery Grip BG-E11 offers greater handling flexibility alongside the ability to double the camera’s battery life.
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- 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor
- 61-point AF
- 6 fps continuous shooting
- ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 102,400
- Full-HD video with manual control
- 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
- Weather sealing
- 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
- HDR mode
|Type||36 x 24 mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 22.3 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 23.4 megapixels|
|Low-Pass Filter||Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating|
|Sensor Cleaning||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Lens Mount||EF (excludes EF-S lenses)|
|Focal Length||Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens|
|Type||TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor|
|AF System/ Points||61 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 Range||EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)|
|AF Modes||AI Focus|
|AF Point Selection Automatic 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 Display||Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen|
|AF Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.|
|AF Assist Beam E||mitted by optional dedicated Speedlite|
|Manual Focus||Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode|
|AF Microadjustment||AF Menu|
|+/- 20 steps ( 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||TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC|
|(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|
|Metering Range||EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)|
|AE Lock||Auto: 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).|
|AEB||2, 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|
|Type||Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter|
|Speed||30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)|
|Type||Auto white balance with the imaging sensor|
|Settings||AWB, 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 Balance||Yes, 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%|
|Eyepoint||Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)|
|Dioptre Correction||-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)|
|Focusing Screen||Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)|
|Mirror||Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)|
|Viewfinder Information||AF information: AF point, focus confirmation, 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 Preview||Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.|
|Eyepiece Shutter||On strap|
|Type||8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots|
|Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)||Approx. 170°|
|Coating||Anti-reflection and Solid Structure|
|Brightness Adjustment||Adjustable to one of seven levels|
|Display Options||(1) Quick Control Screen|
|(2) Camera settings|
|(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level|
|Modes||E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual|
|X-Sync||1/200sec (EX series Speedlites only)|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments|
|Flash Exposure Bracketing||Yes, with compatible External Flash|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|HotShoe/ PC Terminal||Yes/ Yes|
|External Flash Compatibility||E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support|
|External Flash Control||Via camera menu screen|
|Modes||Auto+, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)|
|Picture Styles||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)|
|Colour Space||sRGB and Adobe RGB|
|Image Processing||Highlight 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|
|Resize to M1, M2 or S|
|RAW image processing - during image Playback only|
|HDR images 5 presets|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote),Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting|
|Continuous Shooting||Max. Approx. 6fps. (speed maintained for up to 16270 images (JPEG)¹² or 18 images (RAW)) (with UDMA card)²|
|LIVE VIEW MODE|
|Type||Electronic viewfinder with image sensor|
|Coverage||Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)|
|Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Focusing||Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)|
|Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode|
|Metering||Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor|
|Active metering time can be changed|
|Display Options||Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level|
|Still Image Type||JPEG: 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 Recording||Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible|
|Image Size||JPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S 3)720 x 480|
|RAW : (RAW) 5760 x 3840 (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920|
|Movie Type||MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)|
|Movie Size||1920 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 Length||Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB|
|Folders||New folders can be manually created and selected|
|File Numbering||(1) Consecutive numbering|
|(2) Auto reset|
|(3) Manual reset|
|Custom Functions||13 Custom Functions with 47 settings|
|Metadata Tag||User copyright information (can be set in camera)|
|Image rating (0-5 stars)|
|LCD Panel / Illumination||Yes / Yes|
|Water/ Dust Resistance||Yes (equal to EOS-1N)¹|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||1.5x - 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 Show||Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating|
|Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds|
|Image Erase/Protection||Erase: 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 Languages||25 Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese|
|Firmware Update||Update possible by the user.|
|Other||HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)|
|Canon Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge|
|Type||CompactFlash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card|
|SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)|
|OS X v10.6-10.7|
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Processing||Digital Photo Professional|
|Other||PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor * Requires optional accessory|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings|
|Battery Life||Approx. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹|
|A||pprox. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)|
|Battery Indicator||6 levels + percentage|
|Power Saving||Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6|
|Body Materials||Magnesium Alloy body covers|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm|
|Weight (Body Only)||Approx. 950|
|Viewfinder||Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C|
|Wireless File Transmitter||Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7|
|Lenses||All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX 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/ Switch||Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6|
|Other||Hand Strap E2, GP-E2|
|Magnification||¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt|
|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|
|*Recommended Exposure Index|
|All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.|
|Subject to change without notice.|
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