Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

13,750.41 $ 12,750.41 $

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Overall score: 82%
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  • 22MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 61-point AF system
  • ISO 100 – 25600 range with 50 – 102,800 expansion
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.2 inch LCD with 1,040,000 dots
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  • Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds), selectable “All i-frame” or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal.
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection; magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.

 

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Review summary from DPReview

DPReview Canon EOS 5D Mark III Overview

DPReview Gold AwardMay 2012

A super-flexible photographic tool that will get the job done on a wide range of assignments.
Lars RehmLars Rehm Andy WestlakeAndy Westlake Richard ButlerRichard Butler Andrew ReidAndrew Reid
82%

Conclusion

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not only a very capable photographic tool in almost all areas, it’s also fun and exciting to shoot with. Slight JPEG softness is disappointing in a camera at this level but it’s only visible at pixel-level and we would expect most of the camera’s target group to shoot Raw anyway.

Reasons to buy

  • High resolution and detail in Raw files
  • Strong video features and control set
  • Sophisticated AF system
  • Very responsive and snappy operation
  • Excellent weather-sealed, magnesium alloy build

Things to consider

  • JPEGs lack detail compared to Raw files
  • Soft video output with less dynamic range than stills
  • Mono built-in microphone
  • No AF Illuminator

Suggested for

Photographers who want an extremely versatile photographic tool that is capable of great results in many shooting situations.

Not suggested for

JPEG only shooters
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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 12 x 23 x 56 cm

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Technical Details

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 61
Battery Average Life 950 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Mountings Canon EF
Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 1,040,000
Display Size 3.2 inches
Effective Still Resolution 22.3 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 25,600
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
External Memory Included Yes
File Format JPEG (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
Flash Memory Installed Size 32
Flash Memory Type Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Flash Modes Description Auto, Manual
Flash Sync Speed 1/200_sec
Flash Type Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector
Focus Description TTL-CT-SIR
Focus Type Automatic with Manual
Form Factor Mid-size SLR
GPS Optional
HDMI Type HDMI Mini
ISO Range Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Included Components
  • EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Lens Case LP1219
  • Lens Hood EW-83H
  • Eyecup Eg (not shown)
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 5D Mark III
  • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Software Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited One Year Limited Warranty Card
Item Dimensions 4.57 x 2.99 x 5.98 inches
Item Display Weight 33.5 ounces
Item Weight 2.09 pounds
Lens Type wide-angle
Lithium Battery Energy Content 13 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 80 grams
Manufacturer Warranty Description 1-year warranty
Material Type Magnesium alloy
Maximum Aperture ƒ/22
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 5,760
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Minimum Aperture ƒ/22
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2016
Optical Sensor Resolution 22.3 MP
Optical Sensor Size Depending on the lens
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 4.3x
Photo Filter Thread Size 77 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Digic 5+
Remote Control Description Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
Removable Memory Secure Digital card
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method EOS integrated cleaning system
Shipping Weight 6.65 pounds
Shooting Modes Autofocus
Style Name w/ 24-105mm
Supported Battery Types Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Format mpeg-4;h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
Weather Resistance Yes