Canon EOS 5D MKIII

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Canon’s upgraded model on the popular Canon 5D Mk2. The Mk3 has better sensor and much more versatility and higher recording formats. In fact, it is a completely new camera that has either improvements or complete replacements to all its functions.

The EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb picture quality whatever the lighting conditions. Keep shooting hand-held even after the sun goes down, thanks to an ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity range (extendable to ISO 102,400).

CF-card-GFX3CF card plus SD card usage

One of the biggest improvements in the field is that you can now use SD cards as well as compact flash, the ISO range has been increased to an impressive 102800 and the LCD screen has grown from 3″ to 3.2″.

The Canon EOS 5D MKIII shoots high quality (non broadcast) HD video at 1080p resolution. Use manual controls and Canon’s comprehensive EF lens range to achieve cinematic visual effects.

  • 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor
  • 61-point AF
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 102,400
  • Full-HD video with manual control
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
  • Weather sealing
  • 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
  • HDR mode

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

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

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

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

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

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