Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)

$2,995

The Power to Create.
Canon is Proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced Professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording Protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps Provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon’s advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode – all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.

Product Description

The Power to Create.
Canon is Proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced Professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording Protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps Provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon’s advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode – all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.

22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
The EOS 5D Mark III features a newly developed Canon full-frame 22.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor that’s designed from the ground up to create high resolution, perfectly detailed images with unprecedented speed and clarity. A full 24 x 36mm, the sensor captures 5784 x 3861 large individual 6.25 μm pixels and has a much-imProved S/N ratio. A new photodiode structure with an increased photoelectric conversion rate increases the sensor’s sensitivity by apProximately 2 stops over previous models, meaning higher ISOs with the lowest noise of any EOS digital camera. And a 2-line 8-channel simultaneous signal readout means speeds of up to 6.0 fps (RAW JPEG) are possible!

14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
The EOS 5D Mark III not only offers 14-bit signal Processing for excellent image gradation, it delivers higher standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of new options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations. With a standard range of ISO 100-25600, the EOS 5D Mark III represents a 2-stop increase in sensitivity over previous cameras. Thanks to the imProved signal-to-noise ratio of the new sensor and powerful noise reduction, the EOS 5D Mark III can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to 51200 (H1), and even 102400 (H2)!

DIGIC 5 Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and blazing Processing speed
The EOS 5D Mark III uses a DIGIC 5 Image Processor. Working with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end Processing circuits, and delivering speeds of up to 6.0 fps (RAW JPEG), and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor imProves data Processing performance and features new algorithms that Promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image Processing functions the DIGIC 5 Image Processor offers real-time compensation for chromatic aberration in both still and motion images.

All new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
The newly designed 61-Point High Density Reticular AF features an Offset Array Sensor (with staggering AF point arrangement) to deliver greater accuracy, no matter the situation. It offers multi-zone wide-area AF for better tracking, has 5 central dual cross-type points (f/2.8 diagonal), 21 central cross-type points (f/5.6 horizontal & vertical) and 20 outer cross-type points (f/4.0 horizontal), and is sensitive in extremely low-light situations (EV-2 for a central point with a f/2.8 lens).

iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layering metering sensor
The EOS 5D Mark III features Canon’s multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) Metering System that integrates the cameras AF system into its readings. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding the chosen AF point(s), this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy, especially in situations where the light changes quickly. The metering sensor enables evaluative, center weighted, partial and spot metering, plus offers 5-step exposure compensation for perfectly exposed images, every time.

EOS HD Video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates and selectable All i-frame or IPB compression.
The EOS 5D Mark III offers both All-I and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of timecoding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), useful for multi-camera shoots. It also features imProved sound recording adjustment capabilities, offering 64-step volume control accessible through the Quick Control screen during video shooting, plus a dedicated headphone jack for convenience in shooting.

Additional Information

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IMAGE SENSOR

Type 36 x 24 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels Approx. 22.3 megapixels

Total Pixels Approx. 23.4 megapixels

Aspect Ratio 3:2

Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating

Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 5+

LENS

Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S lenses)

Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

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
One Shot
AI Servo

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 Emitted 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

EXPOSURE CONTROL

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

SHUTTER

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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)

WHITE BALANCE

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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.

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentaprism

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%

Magnification Approx. 0.71x¹

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

LCD MONITOR

Type 8.11cm (3.2″) Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots

Coverage Approx. 100%

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

FLASH

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

SHOOTING

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
Distortion correction
Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing – during image Playback only
Multiple exposure
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

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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

FILE TYPE

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

OTHER FEATURES

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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

Sound Memo No

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
Repeat: On/Off

Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert Yes

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.

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB

Other HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge Yes

STORAGE

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

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX

Image Processing Digital Photo Professional

Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings

Battery Life Approx. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
Approx. 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

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

ACCESSORIES

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.

EOS 5D Mark III Kit Contents

  • EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • 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

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