Canon EOS 5D Mark III prices and specs
The EOS 5D Mark III was produced on Mar 2, 2012 and is available in USA for 3,399.00.
The EOS 5D Mark III is a DSLR (Digital Single Reflex) camera what means that the EOS 5D Mark III shoots pictures of higher quality and has many shooting modes.
The device can shoot photos at 22 megapixels highest resolution. But for better photo quality the more important specification is a sensor size. This camera has a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sensor. It means that the EOS 5D Mark III is a professional camera that will shoot awesome photos but it has a significant disadvantage - the model is large.
The camera has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. This shutter speed is above average for cameras and is fast enough for shooting fast moving subjects. The camera shoots perfect videos in Full HD resolution.
The EOS 5D Mark III is an interchangeable and has Canon EF lens mount. If the scene needs special shooting conditions, you can switch lens to a more appropriate to make the best quality pictures.
The EOS 5D Mark III battery life will be enough to shoot about 950 photos.
Screen & Viewfinder
Lens & Focus
Physical & Battery
Image ratio w:h
Sensor photo detectors
Boosted ISO (minimum)
Boosted ISO (maximum)
White balance presets
Custom white balance
JPEG quality levels
Minimum shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Manual exposure mode
Subject / scene modes
Number of focus points
Focal length multiplier
Weight (inc. batteries)
Battery Life (CIPA)
- Mar 2, 2012
- Mid-size SLR
- 22 megapixels
- 5760 x 3840
- Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
- Digic 5+
- 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
- 23 megapixels
- Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
- Yes (1)
- Fine, Normal
- 30 sec
- 1/8000 sec
- Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
- 6.0 fps
- Yes (2 or 10 sec)
- ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
- ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
- Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
- Clear View II TFT LCD
- Optical (pentaprism)
- 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
- 1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
- Contrast Detect (sensor)
- Phase Detect
- Selective single-point
- Face Detection
- Live View
- Canon EF
- 950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
- 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
- Battery Pack
- Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
- Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
- USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
- Yes (HDMI mini)
- Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
- Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
- Yes (by cable and PC)
- With optional GP-E2 unit
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Rating 8.33 from 10
- Bryan Carnathan, 2017-02-03
he Canon EOS 5D Mark III announcement was perhaps the most anticipated camera announcement in history.
The original Canon EOS 5D DSLR was the first affordable full frame DSLR. It was a highly regarded and very successful model. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II, with its incredible 21.1 MP full frame sensor, launched to instant success. It continues to be a great value and sells very well even as I create this review.
The 5D II was announced about 3 years after the original 5D, and 3 years later, anticipation for a 5D III was running extremely high. It was another 6 months (more than three and a half years after the 5D II's arrival) and tons of "When will the 5D Mark III be announced?" emails later until the 5D III was finally announced.Read more
- Audley Jarvis, 2017-02-03
Canon has a long tradition of producing innovative and groundbreaking DSLRs. In 2003, for example, the 6.3MP Canon 300D became the first consumer-grade DSLR to sell for under £1,000. Two years later the introduction of the original 12.5MP 5D signalled the arrival of the first ‘affordable’ full-frame DSLR.Read more
- Angela Nicholson, 2017-02-03
It may have been replaced by the Mark IV, but the Mark III is still a great choice for those after a feature-packed full-frame DSLR.Read more