Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR (Body Only)

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR (Body Only)

  • Camera body
  • Body cap
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Strap
  • Manual
  • CD-ROM

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR (Body Only)

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.

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.

4-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.

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.

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.

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. 

Image Capture Device

  • Type - Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
  • Recording Media - CF Cards (Type I); Compatible with UDMA CF cards; SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards
  • Image Format - Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)
  • Compatible Lenses - Canon EF lenses excluding EF-S lenses
  • Lens Mount - Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

  • Type - High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
  • Pixels - Effective pixels: Approx. 22.3 megapixels
  • Pixel Unit - 6.25 µm square
  • Total Pixels - Approx. 23.4 megapixels
  • Aspect Ratio - 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
  • Color Filter System - RGB primary color filters
  • Low Pass Filter - Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
  • Dust Deletion Feature - Self Sensor Cleaning

White Balance

  • Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
  • Auto white balance with the image sensor
  • Color Temperature Compensation - Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels, Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels


  • Type - Eye-level pentaprism
  • Coverage - Approximately 100%
  • Magnification - Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
  • Eye Point - Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
  • Dioptric Adjustment Correction - -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Focusing Screen - Fixed
  • Mirror - Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
  • Viewfinder Information - AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (Flash-ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information), Composition information (Grid, electronic level), Battery check
  • Depth Of Field Preview -Enabled with depth-of-field preview button


  • Type - TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection
  • AF Points - 61-point (up to 41 cross-type points)
  • AF Working Range - EV -2 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)

Focusing Modes

  • Autofocus
  • One-Shot AF
  • Predictive AI Servo AF
  • For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo II AF operation can be selected.
  • For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
  • AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo II AF automatically)
  • Manual focus (MF)

AF Point Selection

  • Single-point AF (Manual selection)
  • Auto selection 61-Point AF
  • Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
  • AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left, and right)
  • AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
  • Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes - 63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
  • Evaluative metering (uses all 63 zones; linked to active AF point)
  • Partial metering (approx. 7.2% of viewfinder at center)
  • Spot metering (approx. 1.5% of viewfinder at center)
  • Center-weighted average metering
  • Metering Range - EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • ISO Speed Range - Manual setting range of ISO ISO 100-25600, ISO speed expansion possible to ISO 50, 51200, and 102400
  • Exposure Compensation - Up to ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (AEB ±3 stops)
  • AE Lock - Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved


  • Type - Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter Speeds - 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.), X-sync at 1/200 sec.
  • Shutter Release - Soft-touch electromagnetic release
  • Self Timer - 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
  • Shutter Lag Time - Approx. 0.059 sec., according to Canon Inc. test methods and criteria

External Speedlite

  • Flash Metering - E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
  • Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • External Flash Settings - Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings

Drive System

  • Drive Modes - Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed - High-speed: Max. 6.0 shots/sec. Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec.
  • Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 65 shots, RAW: approx. 13 shots, RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 8 shots

Video Shooting

  • File Format - MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
  • File Size - Recording Size: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (SD), 640 x 480 (SD)
  • Frame Rates - 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
  • Exposure Control - Program AE, Manual exposure
  • Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

LCD Monitor

  • Type - TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
  • Monitor Size 3.2 in.
  • Pixels - Approx. 1,040,000 dots
  • Coverage -Approx. 100%
  • Brightness Control - Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
  • Coating - Anti-reflection, anti-smudge coatings
  • Interface Languages - 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)


  • USB Terminal - For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • Video Out Terminal - Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable, mini-HDMI OUT terminal
  • Extension System Terminal - For connection to optional WFT-E7A (WFT) and GP-E2 (GPS)

Power Source

  • Battery - One Battery Pack LP-E6
  • AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) - Approx. 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in. (152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4 mm )
  • Weight - Approx. 33.5 oz. / 950g (Based on CIPA standards), Approx. 30.3 oz./ 860g (Body only)

Operating Environment

  • Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Working Humidity Range 85% or less

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