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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080P Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.2" Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 61-Point High Density AF
  • Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes

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5D Mark lll



Image Processor



Dual DIGIC 4





LCD Size




Crop Factor / Image Sensor (CMOS)

1.0x (Full-frame)

1.0x (Full-frame)

1.6x (APS-C)

ISO Range

ISO 100–25600 (ISO 102400 via Menu Selection)

ISO 100-25600 (ISO 51200 via Menu Selection)

ISO 100-6400 (ISO 12800 via Custom Function)

Shutter Speeds

30-1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3-, 1/2-, 1-stop increments

30-1/4000 sec. & Bulb

30-1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3-, 1/2-, 1-stop increments

Number of Focusing Points

61 61 (Area AF Ellipse); 61 point selectable, 41 cross-type points (lens dependent), 5 diagonal cross-type points, improved Al Servo AF III

11 (11, Center AF point is cross-type at f/5.6; vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8. Upper and lower AF points are vertical line-sensitive AF at f/

19 19, Each AF Point has a cross-type sensor, Center AF point is dual-diagonal high-precision cross-type sensor with f/2.8

Viewfinder coverage

Approx. 100% horizontal/ vertical at 0.71x

Approx. 97% horizontal/vertical at 0.71x

Approx. 100% horizontal/ vertical at 1x


3.0 and 6.0 fps

3.0 and 4.5 fps

3.0 and 8.0 fps

Built-in Flash




AF During Video




Video Recording

Full HD 1920 x 1080

Full HD 1920 x 1080

Full HD 1920 x 1080

Recording Media

1 UDMA CD/CF Cards (Type I) and 1SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card and compatible with UHS-I SD Memory Card

UDMA CF/CF Cards (Type I or II)

Battery Life (Camera Body Only)

Viewfinder Shooting At 73°F/23°C: 950, Live View Shooting At 73°F/23°C: 200

Viewfinder Shooting At 73°F/23°C: 1090, Live View Shooting At 73°F/23°C: 220

Viewfinder Shooting At 73°F/23°C: 1000 Live View Shooting At 73°F/23°C: 230

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.

Approx. 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in.

Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in.

Compatible Lenses

EF Lenses

EF Lenses

EF and EF-S Lenses


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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)
Gross Pixels
23.4 MP
Effective Pixels
22.3 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
- Automatic Sensor Cleaning
- Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass.
- Self-cleaning executed automatically when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible.
- Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.

(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
- The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
- The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.

(3) Manual cleaning
Image Processor
(1) Large: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
(2) Medium: Approx. 9.80 Megapixels (3840 x 2560)
(3) S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920)
(4) S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
(7) M-RAW: Approx. 10.50 Megapixels (3960 x 2640)
(8) S-RAW: Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920) Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

White Balance

White Balance
Auto (AWB)
Tungsten light
White fluorescent light
Custom (Custom WB)
Color temperature


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1 degrees (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Approx. 21mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)
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
Enabled with Depth-of-field preview button

LCD Monitor

LCD Coverage
Brightness Adjustment
Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor
Adjustable to one of three levels: Darker, Standard, Brighter
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels


Focus Type
TTL secondary image - registration, phase detection
Focusing Modes
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF:
(1) For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.
(2) For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
- AI Focus AF:
(1) (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
(2) Automatically set in A+ Auto Mode

Manual focus (MF)
AF Points
61-point (up to 41 cross-type points)
AF-assist Beam
Enable: With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite, AF-assist beam is emitted automatically when necessary.
IR AF assist beam only
Focusing 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
Scene Intelligent Auto
Program AE (shiftable)
Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
Manual exposure
E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Compensation
Manual: +/- 5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: +/- 3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
Metering System
Metering Modes:
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:
- Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
- Partial metering (center, approx. 7.2% of viewfinder)
- Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)
- Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 73 degrees F / 23 degrees C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
ISO Sensitivity
For Stills:
ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
ISO speed expansion possible to ISO 50, 51200, and 102400.

For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be 200-25600.
AE Lock
Auto AE lock: In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
Manual AE lock: With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.


Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay


Flash Mode
Built-in Flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash
The camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, or 270EX:
(1) External flash control
(2) Flash Custom Function setting

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent Single Shooting and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Maximum approx. 6 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Maximum approx. 3 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 65 shots (approx. 16270 shots)
RAW: Approx. 13 shots (approx. 18 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 7 shots (approx. 7 shots)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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