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

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5D Mark III Body
  • 3.2-inch TFT LCD display
  • New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds), selectable "All i-frame" or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal.
  • Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed; 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection; magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.
  • Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
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Megapixels 22.3 MP 20.2 MP 21.1 18.1 MP
ISO Range Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 3200, 6400, Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 (50, 102400 and 204800 with boost)
Display Size 3.2 inches 3 inches 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 4.5 14 14
Wireless Communication Technology Optional BuiltIn Wi-Fi Optional
Image Stabilization None None Optical None
Weight 2.1 pounds 1.7 pounds 1.8 pounds 7.2 pounds
Dimension 4.6 x 6.0 x 3.0 inches 4.4 x 5.7 x 2.8 inches 6.0 x 6.0 x 4.5 inches 6.2 x 6.5 x 3.3 inches
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EOS 5D Mark III Instructional Manual [29.5MB PDF]| EOS 5D Mark III Pocket Guide [1.5MB PDF]| Digital Photo Professional 3.11 for Mac - Manual [15.9MB PDF]| Digital Photo Professional 3.11 for Windows - Manual [14MB PDF]| EOS Utility 2.11 for Mac - Manual [10.5MB PDF]| EOS Utility 2.11 for Windows - Manual [10.9MB PDF]| Supplementary Guide [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 4.6 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B007FGYZFI
  • Item model number: 5260B002
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (458 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2012

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The Power to Create

Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, Canon EOS 5D Mark III at Amazon.comhigh-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.

Brilliant Sensor, Supercharged Processors

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 Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 CMOS at Amazon.comfrom 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 resulting in better images from the start. 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)! Beyond the obvious advantages of its wide ISO range, the EOS 5D Mark III has automatic ISO settings, found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and blazing processing speed

For a whole new level of performance, 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. With the power of this processor, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on and the stunning results speak for themselves.

Canon's Most Sophisticated AF, Period

All new 61-Point High Density Reticular AFCanon EOS 5D Mark III at Amazon.com

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).

The EOS 5D Mark III has a dedicated AF menu tab, so AF can be controlled without having to go through custom function menus. It also has 6 AF point selection methods (Spot, Single Point, Single + Adjacent 4 Points, Single + Adjacent 8 Points, Zone Selection, and Automatic AF Point Selection), plus a dedicated AF configuration tool for control of AI Servo AF III tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching).

Intelligent Metering, Fast

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.

Brilliant HD Recording on Demand

EOS HD Video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates and selectable All i-frame or IPB compression

Addressing the requests of the pros and building on the unprecedented success of its namesake, the EOS 5D Mark III captures HD video with a level of sophistication on par with professional movie cameras offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR. It 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. The CMOS sensor's new drive system significantly increases image processor performance, reducing color artifacts and moiré (a common problem that occurs in scenes with horizontal lines), and ensures that the EOS 5D Mark III can record at a number of frame rates up to ISO 25600 in H mode.

All-I Compresses each frame. Although the file size is larger than IPB, each frame is not affected by the previous and next frames, making it suitable for editing and extracting frames.
IPB Compresses the movie frame by referencing the previous and next frames. High compression is used, making it suitable for recording long movies.

Recording Time based on 8GB Memory Card
Maximum Record Time 29 min. 59 sec.
ALL-I Record Time 11 min. at 1920 x 1080
12 min. at 1280 x 720
IPB Record Time 32 min. at 1920 x 1080
37 min. at 1280 x 720

Resolution fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 30P (29.97), 25P, 24P (23.976)
1280 x 720 (HD) 60P (59.94), 50P
640 x 480 (VGA) 30P (29.97), 25P

Incredibly Fast Image CaptureEOS 5D Mark III at Amazon.com

High-Speed Continuous Shooting

The EOS 5D Mark III combines fast 8-channel data readout from its 22.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the supercharged processing capabilities of its DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with a speedier shutter and mirror system to raise the performance bar for all digital cameras, capturing full-frame images and recording them fast to UDMA or SD cards stored in the camera's dual card slots. Ideal for fixed focus situations, the EOS 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6.0 fps (RAW + JPEG).

Phenomenal Performance in Any Condition

Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability and dust- and weather-resistance

For professionals who demand nothing less than the best, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform superbly, even in the most treacherous environments, every time. The body is constructed of rigid, high-strength magnesium alloy for rugged performance and features a new grip design for easier finger placement and reduced hand fatigue. Its newly redesigned shutter has lightweight and carbon-fiber blades, and is rated to maintain up to 6.0 fps performance without compromise, for up to 150,000 cycles. The EOS 5D Mark III and accessories like the new Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A and GPS Receiver GP-E2 have extensive gasketing for improved dust and water resistance, even at their connection points.

Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

The Self Cleaning Sensor Unit featured in the EOS 5D Mark II has been optimized for the new EOS 5D Mark III to deliver even greater dust removal for clearer images. To prevent dust accumulation, the system removes particles adhered to the surface of the infrared absorbing/ultraviolet-blocking glass in a frontward direction by vibrating the glass with ultrasound. The particles are then absorbed by an adsorbent at the bottom of the unit; the unit itself is completely sealed for protection against external contaminants, and its front face of the low-pass filter 1 is treated with an anti-dust fluorine coating making it easier to remove damp or sticky dust particles.

Sophisticated Composition, Simply

Intelligent Viewfinder with Superimposed LCD

The EOS 5D Mark III's Intelligent Viewfinder offers a sharp, bright approximately 100% field of view with an approximate magnification of .71x, a viewing angle of 34.1° and a 21mm eye-point. With a new construction featuring aspherical lens elements, the viewfinder displays less distortions and color aberrations than previous models. It uses a transparent LCD to superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly over the image. The AF status indicator can even be directed to display within or outside of the viewfinders image area. With the intelligent viewfinder, unlike with other cameras, the photographer has the choice of seeing shooting information or looking only at the scene in front of the camera. The ability to effectively erase all shooting data and turn it back on with the touch of a button gives the photographer the opportunity to concentrate simply on looking and composing the photograph without distraction, a great advantage in numerous shooting situations.

A Screen with A View

3.2" TFT LCD Monitor

The EOS 5D Mark III's 3.2" TFT LCD monitor has 1,040,000 dots, anti-reflective construction and features Canon's Clear View II technology for bright, sharp display in any number of shooting situations. It's ideal for reviewing settings and images, as well as for shooting in Live View mode. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections, 24 sections, or 9 sections with diagonals, as can the dual-axis electronic level, which helps ensure accurate level by displaying both roll and pitch. For image review, the EOS 5D Mark III has a new, dedicated Magnify/Reduce button. While pressing the button, zooming in or out (up to 10x) is achieved simply by turning the Main Dial. Images can be protected or erased quickly, individually or in batches, and slideshows can be created with some or all images and can be sequenced by date, folders, movies, stills or rating. A feature guide can be accessed for the selected menu, providing detailed reference information whenever needed.

Expanding Creativity, Simply

New High Dynamic Range (HDR)Canon EOS 5D Mark III at Amazon.com

With its new High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, the EOS 5D Mark III can merge 3 images of varying exposure, in camera, capturing a broad range of shadow and highlight detail and delivering an image with stunning tonal range. Adjustable to cover a range of ±3 stops, and with 5 different effect settings, HDR recording truly expands the parameters of the light and dark detail a camera can actually record, surprising viewers with the range of tones a photograph can accurately recreate.

Multiple Exposure Control

The EOS 5D Mark III offers a new multiple exposure mode for film-like image creation with the convenience of in-camera processing. It offers 4 different compositing methods for proper exposure and composition: additive, average, bright and dark. Multiple exposure shots can be taken in both RAW and JPEG shooting modes, previously captured RAW images can be used as a starting point, and cumulative results can be observed and corrected in real time on the camera's LCD screen. For multiple exposure captures of quickly moving subjects, the EOS 5D Mark III even has a specific continuous shooting multiple exposure mode.

More Control with More Controls

Improved handling with addition of new customizable controls

Reconceived based on the experience and feedback of professional users, the EOS 5D Mark III's new ergonomic design is more comfortable and intuitive than ever. With a refined and intelligent layout of all control buttons and dials, shooting settings can be made with just the right hand, and quick image check and image processing operations with just the left. The grip has been redesigned for easy holding both when shooting and when carrying the camera. The rubber skin coating is designed for all day comfort in the hand, and coats the cameras card slot cover as well.

For added convenience, flexibility and limitless, uninterrupted storage capacity, the EOS 5D Mark III has dual card slots, accommodating both a Compact Flash and an SDXC card. It has three recording modes perfect for a diverse collection of workflows. When set to Auto switch media, the camera switches cards as soon as one card is filled, a perfect setting for long shoots. The camera can be set to record separately, saving different file sizes or types to each card. And for extra security, the camera can be set to create an automatic backup by recording the same file to both cards simultaneously.

The EOS 5D Mark III features a dual-axis electronic level indicator that displays both vertical and horizontal tilt on the LCD monitor either alone or during Live View shooting, and can also be displayed in the cameras intelligent viewfinder.

For an expanded range of applications, the EOS 5D Mark III is compatible with Canon peripherals for wireless file transfers and GPS. The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A attaches easily to the EOS 5D Mark III, supports 802.11 a/b/g/n, has a built-in Gigabit Ethernet connection, supports FTP mode with automatic resend, EOS utility mode and WFT server mode, and can time sync multiple cameras on the same network. Canon's GPS Receiver GP-E2§ connects via USB or Hot Shoe, is dust and water resistant, records latitude, longitude and altitude, has a logging function and an electronic compass to record movement and even has a GPS† time sync function, especially helpful when a project is shot among different time zones. The 5D Mark III's dedicated Battery Grip BG-E11 has buttons and a multi-controller and delivers seamless performance whether the camera is oriented vertically or horizontally. It accommodates 2 LP-E6 batteries or an included AA battery magazine, and is very helpful in counter-balancing large lenses when shooting handheld.

§ EOS 5D Mark III requires a firmware upgrade to be compatible with the GPS GP-E2, which will be available soon.
† In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

More Features, More Capabilities

Peripheral Illumination Correction, Chromatic Aberration Correction, and Distortion Correction

The EOS 5D Mark III features a number of corrective tools to accommodate for the particulars of the lens used. Canon's lens peripheral illumination correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image. Chromatic aberration can be corrected at the time of shooting with the 5D Mark III's Chromatic Aberration Correction tool. The new Distortion Correction feature corrects distortions such as curved lines by correcting for the characteristics of the particular lens used to take the shot so images that may have been distorted in the captured image appear straight. The camera has correction data for a number of EF lenses preloaded, and new lenses can be added to the camera's database via EOS Utility. The camera can even distinguish between different lenses of the same model using the serial number (with compatible EF lenses).

Auto Picture Style & Scene Intelligent Auto (A+)

The EOS 5D Mark III not only features a number of Canon's Picture Style settings but also a new Picture Style Auto setting that finely controls color tones for every composition based on information from the camera's EOS Scene Detection System. This can be an effective feature not only in normal scenes, where "standard" punchy contrast will be used, but also in nature and outdoor scenes, where the blues and greens will look more vivid without the need to switch the camera's Picture Style to Landscape.

In-Camera RAW Processing & JPEG Resize

The EOS 5D Mark III features state of the art in-camera RAW processing for quick conversion of RAW files to JPEG with control with control over size, brightness, WB, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Noise reduction, color space, distortion correction and more. Additionally, the EOS 5D Mark III features expanded Quick Control functions during playback like image protect, image rotate, rating, RAW image processing, resize, highlight alert, AF point and image jump, meaning a streamlined workflow can begin in the field.

Comparative Playback

The EOS 5D Mark III's comparative playback mode enables images to be played back two at a time, side by side. A tremendous, in-camera timesaver, comparative playback means images can quickly be enlarged simultaneously to compare focus, blur and noise, and can be individually rated, deleted or locked.

Trimming Function

For multi-format applications, the EOS 5D Mark III can shoot with an aspect ratio of 1:1, 3:2, 4:3 or 16:9 during live view shooting. With gridded overlays, images can be trimmed in-camera with the actual image file cropped in Canon's Digital Photo Pro software.

Silent Shooting

For the first time in a 5D-Series camera, the EOS 5D Mark III offers a silent, low vibration shooting mode. By slowing down and muting the shutter and mirror reflex action, the camera is capable of handheld, virtually imperceptible operation for discrete shooting in more situations at speeds of up to 3 fps.

What's in the Box
  •   EOS 5D Mark III DSLR 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
  •   EOS Digital Solution Disc
  •   Software Instruction Manual
  •   1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty

Product Description

The Canon 5260B002 EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Digital SLR Camera Body (lens required and sold separately) with supercharged EOS performance and full frame, high-resolution image capture is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and extended ISO range of 100-25600 make this it ideal for shooting weddings in the studio, out in the field and great for still photography. Professional-level high definition video capabilities includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance that make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

If you have any investment at all…My photos were nice before, but the full frame sensor, working in concert with fast lenses (especially the fast primes) is simply awesome. Read more ›
The Mark lll is by far my favorite. The auto white balance works great and the clarity of my shots is awesome. It is a very noticeable difference. Read more ›
This has been a big investment that is worth every penny. The photos are outstanding and the multiple options allow you to shoot in just about in light. I had the 5D Mark… Read more ›
Images are usable for publication at 12800 after noise…25600 ISO on the 5D III is pushing it, but for 8 X 10 prints, the quality is good enough to make sellable prints. Read more ›
Low light photos are just great with this piece of hardware. Controls are in depth and control every aspect one could need. Read more ›
All previous reviews are accurate and helpful, but until you have it in your hands you will see what this…Just had it for a few days and the picture quality is outstanding. Read more ›
The autofocus is fast for still photography .Anyway for you amateurs out there who want to shoot video with this camera with autofocus--that is not what pro… Read more ›
I shot two wedding recently one in…The focusing system is great with the 600 flash head and I enjoyed putting it through its paces in extremely low light situations. Read more ›
focus is fast, performance in low-light is phenomenal, and I couldn't be happier. I cannot imagine what Canon will do next to entice me to upgrade - I think I'll be happy… Read more ›
This is an okay camera, and can work very fast in…The focus tracking is very fast and I have used it on quick moving subjects and it hits the mark 95% of the time. Also… Read more ›
* The auto focus is amazing. This is especially true with the 1.2.1 firmware. Read more ›
And so far 5D3 has delivered. Auto focus is flawless, I am yet to miss the first one. Since then I also bought nifty fifty 1.4 and 100mm macro L lens. Read more ›
the 24-105 lens on this camera actually is a good low light lens compared to the same lens on…Nice sturdy build and outstanding pics, also the HDR mode works nicely also. Read more ›
Compared to the 5D II, the 5D III offers far superior…The "quiet" shooting mode works great at concerts, churches and other venues where you need to remain inconspicuous. Read more ›
Other features are not interesting or lagging behind competition Rather than create better performance/price cameras, created 6D and still charge a premium for 5D Read more ›
The M-Fn button is great to have for flipping through AF point modes. The DoF button set up for toggling drive modes is great. But most of all, in conjunction with the ISO… Read more ›
I use the 300mm telephoto lens from Canon and if I can stop shaking from excitement, the photos are…The camera feels firm in the hand and the menus are quite intuitive. T… Read more ›
I also like the sound of the shutter and the relatively lack of vibration when the mirror is flapped. The silence mode is great. I think it should be featured in all future… Read more ›
In addition, the 24-105mm F/4 L kit lens is a great walk-around lens; versatile whether you're shooting landscapes or portraits. It rarely leaves my camera. Read more ›
Love this camera in every way. And the kit lens is really well past what you expect from a kit lens. Read more ›
Don't regret the purchase price at all for all the features and performance. The L lens is great for almost all my picture taking needs. My marco lens is taking great… Read more ›
This camera is totally worth even though it is super expensive to me. Moreover, the 24-105mm lens is good enough for most of the cases especially to me, a starter. : ) Read more ›
This applies to RAW images - I'm not sure why. Resolution, sharpness and contrast on all my lenses is much improved. (100-400L, 24-105L, 90mm TSE and 100mm macro) Read more ›
I new that it was 6FPS when I purchased it. Attaching lenses is simple. Coming from the Nikon world, I actually don't have any issues with selecting a specific focus point… Read more ›
That being said, I love my 5dm3. The video quality is absolutely AMAZING. Low light performance is great and the build quality of the body is rock solid. Read more ›
The quality of video is amazing, Canon has really pushed it this time, but when shooting video, it does take a toll on the battery and I had to load mine up with a dual… Read more ›
6FPS is awesome to have. Video quality is just amazing. Having two cards is very nice as well. Read more ›
5D3's video is handsomely good but if you spent $3500, I think you wouldn't mind going a little further and buy a possibly lighter, smaller and more than capable video cam… Read more ›
- The AF system is much faster and more accurate (the old system was EIGHT yrs old!) - 29.97 and 23.976fps video modes are beautiful - just wonderful! - 4GB file… Read more ›
The only question, is CAN you? Although this camera is featured widely on the internet as a great HD video recording camera, it is not for everyone. You need to know how to… Read more ›
It took me a long time to wrap my brain around the pricetag, but a good sale and a whole bunch of Amazon Bucks made it happen. The ISO sensitivity is absolutely incredible! C… Read more ›
ISO is fantastic very low noise and the focusing system has been improved. What a difference I know is pricy but well worth it. Read more ›
I am enjoying this lense much more often now with the Mark iii. 2. The low light ISO capabilities are extremely good and more impressive than the Mark ii. 3. I love the… Read more ›
The low light performance is particularly impressive. I had occasion to photograph some lions at dusk and was able to obtain photos at 12800 ISO that are excellent. Couple… Read more ›
These ISO settings…Most importantly, overall image quality in terms of dynamic range and the quality of the noise at high ISOs has been improved for both stills and video. Read more ›
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epic camera great clarity at high iso, i have the kit and the lens is super responsive, easy to use from the t3i to this step. loads of settings, full frame. Read more ›
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The 61 focus points are awesome. I shot in very low light @ f 8 using an ISO of 25600 and found that the noise reduction is unbelievable. There was virtual no noise on my… Read more ›
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You just don't understand why you waited so long once you shoot your first…The light sensitivity is awesome; the colors are bright and true and the camera is rock-solid. Read more ›
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I was set on the new 70D but opted out of that and decided to take the plunge with the 5D…The 22.3 megapixel resolution is amazing and the color pops from your photographs. Read more ›
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I sold all of my Nikon gear and…Except for AF, FPS, and great colors, the D800 is a better-engineered camera, but in actual usage, getting photos in focus... Priceless. Read more ›
I have taken…There were other reasons why I purchase this particular model, such as full frame sensor dual storage media, 3.2 screen is awesome and load of new features. Read more ›
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This camera is a photo lab in a camera. The price was excellent on Amazon. The difference in my pictures from using the Canon EOS is huge. Read more ›
All told, even though it does represent a considerable investment, I'm quite pleased with the purchase, feel I got good value for money, and would not hesitate to recommend… Read more ›
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This camera is a beast in it's own right. With Magic Lantern installed, it's the best value in DSLR's hands-down. I can shoot RAW at 1080, and while the quality might not… Read more ›
This camera…The only drawback has been the wireless Ethernet connectivity, we haven't found a good and reasonably priced solution to connect it wirelessly to Windows PCs. Read more ›
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1,067 of 1,096 people found the following review helpful By J. Howell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 2, 2012
Style Name: 5D Mark III Body
I didn't rush to make a review of this camera, as I wanted to really put it through it's paces first. I won't try to list every feature or go over every bullet point (the above description does a fine job), but instead try to go over a few things which make a big difference to me as a 5D Mark II owner. For some background, I bought an original 5D in 2007, a 5DII in 2008 and have been working with these bodies ever since then. I also have experience with all of the Canon 1-series up through the 1DIII and 1DsIII. I currently log about 60,000 photos per year with the 5D Mark IIs as a professional wedding and portrait photographer. I shoot almost exclusively with fast L prime lenses in my work.

So after a week of solid shooting with the camera, here are the areas which are of note relative to previous 5D bodies:

**AUTOFOCUS**
AF is the elephant in the room here so I'll address it first. Good news, we now have a focusing system worth of it's price point. The AF system here is identical to that in the 1Dx and is THE most sophisticated AF system EVER put in any Canon body. It is superior to that in the 1DV and all bodies before it.

I have tested the AF point in servo and one shot mode with my fastest lenses. Speed, accuracy, and consistency have been exceptional and better than anything I have used before. AF gets the job done with zero drama. NO focus jitter, NO frontfocus, NO backfocus, nothing but near-instant, dead accurate focusing with all of my lenses. Even with my Sigma 85/1.4 (which gives my 5DII bodies absolute fits) is 100% accurate with no jitter on the 5DIII. Center AF point and all peripheral AF points are all usable with fast primes. With the 5DII you just use the center AF point and hope for the best (with often mixed results).
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560 of 606 people found the following review helpful By David Siegfried on March 31, 2012
Style Name: 5D Mark III Body Verified Purchase
I was able to pre-order and the Canon 5D Mark III arrived on March 29th. I had mixed feelings when the press release first came out with the specs on the new Mark III. Several features that were high on my wish list didn't make it into the camera, but when I started seeing some of the image samples, particularly in low light, I knew I wanted it anyway.

I'm currently an owner of the 5D Mk II and the 60D and my expectations were that the Mk III would inherit many of the superior handling features of the newer 60D. I am an enthusiast and not a professional photographer but I do make my living shooting product photography for online sales. For pleasure I shoot nature, architecture, and the occasional portraits. I'm also an avid fan of DSLR video and the fact that these cameras can literally capture Hollywood quality footage with few modifications is a big deal to me and a lot of people in the independent cinematography community.

The much anticipated release of the 5D Mark III was a bit of a letdown to me initially. One of the things I LOVE about the 60D is the articulating screen. The articulating screen is so handy to have and a joy to use in situations where the camera needs to be at an odd angle, such as low to the ground, high above your head or in tight quarters. The other indispensable use for the articulating screen is shooting self-portraits and videos of yourself. As a one-man act, you can't shoot a video and also be in it at the same time if you can't see the screen! So I really couldn't believe it when Canon came out with the specs on the Mark III -- and NO articulating screen!? It's a feature that has been in the lower-grade 60D and T3i for over a year and a half already, and here we're paying three times the price of the 60D we don't get it? COME ON, Canon!
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264 of 287 people found the following review helpful By Coronet Blue VINE VOICE on March 26, 2012
Style Name: 5D Mark III Body 24-105mm Lens Verified Purchase
Some quick observations on the 5D3. Before I go further I should explain I'll be comparing vs. the 5D2 and second, if you need to know about video, I can't be of any help there.

Received camera body from Amazon on 3/23. Lots of new features (5D2 manual is 259 pages; 5D3 manual is 403 pages). For the work I do, I was looking for two improvements over the 5D2: Ability to bracket more than 3 shots and much lower noise. The first wish was granted. As you probably know, the 5D3 does 7 exposures. Nikons do 9, but 7 is almost always enough. Those who need more will probably have a Promote remote anyway. Noise? Well, the 5D3 images are cleaner but I wouldn't say dramatically so. With the default noise settings and long exp NR set on, I'd say it's 1 to 1.5 stops better than the 5D2. Now, with a little Noiseware or other NR, you can get very clean images at 12800 with very little loss of detail so I don't consider this a problem. I guess it was unrealistic to expect the 5D3 to match the very low noise of my D700 but it would have been nice.

It's true that nearly every feature on the 5D3 is an upgrade over the 5D2. Not all of these will result in better images but it's fair to say that the entire "feel" of the 5D3, the layout, viewfinder, displays are all nicer than the 5D2. The two things that may be game changers, IMO, are the shutter and the AF. If you haven't heard and felt the shutter on the 5D3, you're in for a treat. It isn't just quieter; there is much less kick from the mirror. Add the "silent" mode and, wow. I would not be surprised to see signs in the future that say "Please set your camera to silent mode". As for AF, I never had a problem with the AF on the 5D2 so I'm less impressed here.
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