Canon 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only)

Model: 5260B002

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Display screen 3.2" Rear Screen LCD (1040000)
Viewfinder magnification Approx. 0.71x
Screen coverage 100%
Diopter adjustment - 3.0 to +1.0 m
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage 100%


Ac power adapter AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (Optional)
Operating/storage temperature Operating
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Battery 1x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1800mAh


Dimensions (wxhxd) 6 x 4.6 x 3" / 15.24 x 11.68 x 7.62 cm
Weight 30.34 oz / 860 g


Shutter lag 0.2 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Interval recording Not Specified By Manufacturer
Wi-fi capable (with optional transmitter) Yes
Start-up time 0.1 Seconds
Self timer 2 sec, 10 sec


Pixels Actual: 23.4 Megapixel
Effective: 22.3 Megapixel
File formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Noise reduction Yes
Camera format Full-Frame
Bit depth 14-bit
Max resolution 22.1MP: 5760 x 3840 @ 3:2
Memory card type CompactFlash
Other resolutions 10.5MP: 3960 x 2640 @ 3:2
10MP: 3840 x 2560 @ 3:2
5.5MP: 2880 x 1920 @ 3:2
2.5MP: 1920 x 1280 @ 3:2
0.3MP: 720 x 480 @ 3:2
Aspect ratio 3:2
Camera type Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
Sensor type / size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
Lens mount Canon EF

Focus control

Focus mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus points 61
Focus type Auto & Manual


External flash connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Max sync speed 1 / 200 sec
Continuous shooting Up to 6.0 fps
Flash compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 0.33 or 0.5 EV steps)

Exposure control

White balance modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Exposure modes Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Mirror lock-up Yes
Remote control RS-80N3, LC-5 & RC-6 (Optional)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/8000 - 30 sec
Metering method Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Average metering, Multi-zone metering

Av recording

File size 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1280 x 720
640 x 480
Video recording Yes
Frame rate @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
Audio recording With Video, Stereo, Via Optional External Mic
Exposure control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Iso sensitivity 100 - 12800, Expandable to 25600
Exposure compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Expert Reviews
Digital camera review.32822754
28 October 2012

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the long-awaited successor to the 5D Mark II. It offers all the benefits of the Mark II along with some notable AF and speed improvements.

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    Excellent photo/video quality, Excellent build quality, Advanced 61 point AF system

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    Best image quality from Raw (vs. JPEG), Overly aggressive noise reduction, Monaural on-board microphone

Imaging resource.34355410
16 December 2016

The Canon 5D Mark III is a true "superstar" camera, with impressive capabilities for both still and video shooting. It suits the needs of well-heeled amateurs and working pros equally well, and while its resolution is only very slightly higher than that of the 5D Mark II, the Canon 5D Mark III...

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    Superb still and video image quality; Powerful, fast, and accurate AF system with loads of cross-type points, loads of configurability and great frame coverage; Rugged, weather-sealed body with great control layout and user-interface configurability.

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    Dynamic range is limited by noise in deep shadows; Somewhat heavy-handed noise suppression and sharpening at default settings. (Shooting RAW avoids both.); No AF illuminator., Dynamic range not as good as competitors (deep shadow noise is rather high in raw files), Auto and Incandescent white...

7 May 2012

While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you.

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    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers a more streamlined shooting design, significantly updated feature set with more configurability, plus better performance over its predecessor. It maintains its excellent photo and video quality as well.

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    JPEG photos at low ISO sensitivities don't match the generally excellent level of quality that you can otherwise get out of this camera.

Dp review.32823956
23 May 2012

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not only a very capable photographic tool in almost all areas, it's also fun and exciting to shoot with. Slight JPEG softness is disappointing in a camera at this level but it's only visible at pixel-level and we would expect most of the camera's target group to shoot...

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    Good resolution and detail in raw files, Good color and tonality across the ISO range, Reliable metering even in difficult contrast situations, Very responsive and snappy operation, thanks to new Digic 5+ processor, 6 frames per second continuous shooting with good buffering, Excellent build-quality...

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    Destructive noise reduction results in mushy JPEGs, even at base ISO, Visible sharpening artifacts at default settings, Heavy-handed noise reduction leads to lack of low-contrast detail at higher ISOs, Distortion correction not available 'on the fly', Built-in microphone only monaural, Soft video...

Review guidelines.34355476
19 November 2012

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III SLR is finally a complete and very powerful. Difficult to find a weak point. After a short period of adaptation becomes an extension of the arm of the photographer.

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    Image quality, Completeness and customizability of commands, Silent shutter mode.

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    Lack of a flasher incorporated, Tendency to underexposure.

Ken rockwell.34354950
12 September 2015

The 5D Mark III has no built-in flash. I prefer my compact old 220EX for family photos; it is superior to the new 270EX II sold today. The 5D Mark III is the world's best DSLR. It's a huge improvement over the 5D Mark II due to the improvements from automatic color fringe correction, and the greatly...

The digital picture.34755376
13 April 2012

The 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.

Hardware zone.32829988
30 March 2012

Canon's Mark II users have been waiting three years for the third 5D in the series, and it's been well worth the wait - the camera has been vastly improved in nearly every aspect. Read on to discover how and why it's our Editor's Choice winner.

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    Excellent image quality, Improved handling, More responsive 61-point AF system, Fast six-frames per second shooting speed

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    Video not much improved out of camera, No non-compressed video thru HDMI, Video rolling shutter effect still visible

Layers magazine.34752053
24 January 2013

It’s more about evolution and innovation (as opposed to revolution) in the digital SLR realm right now. Like the American Idol effect on singers to the untrained ear, the clarity and performance that photographers expect from the soon-to-be-legendary Canon EOS 5D Mark III has to live up to the hype.

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    Speed; features; accuracy; video

Photo net.34752471
25 July 2012

The Canon EOS 5D MkIII , ( ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ) is an excellent camera and a significant improvement over the EOS 5D MkII in terms of usability. It’s faster, has better AF, better AE, better video, many more features, an extended ISO range and somewhat lower noise.

User Reviews
5 October 2015

I use this camera for a variety of types of professional photography - weddings, newborns, children, and even births. The ISO handling is good for low light situations. Not amazing, but it works. The focusing system is amazing.

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    Focus System, HD Video, Live View Mode

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    Little detail in shadows at high ISO

5 February 2017

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the first full frame camera that utilized gapless microlens technology to insure that all light reaching the sensor is directed into a pixel well. This of course means better image quality compared to it's predecessor specially at higher ISO.

2 weeks ago

There is 5D Mark 4 and 6D Mark 2, but 5D Mark 3 is the best one. 5D Mark 4 is just minor update from 5Dmk3. 6Dmk2 has many features, but it can't bit 5Dmk3's outcome. I love 5Dmk3 :)

18 July 2016

Canon has hi qaulity camera's and lenes allways and very happy with product

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    easy to use and has all needed features.

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29 September 2015

Only con is that u need an external flash. Takes amazing pictures. It is so fast that there are multiple images that are taken with each shot to increase likelihood that you are getting a good one.

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    Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD

12 March 2016

Very nice camera body in every respect. Terrific image quality especially when coupled with an L series lens.

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    Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet

8 July 2013

I have purchased this camera just one week back, and trust me it can create wonders.I went to hill statation with my friends and Canon EOS was with me.I mean Vow what pictures this camera take ,today when I look at this picture I feel I am at the Hill station,its high resolution quality gives me the...

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    It has got 3.2"clear view,Dual CF and SD memory slots,61-point high density AF

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    no cons as such

29 April 2015

this had full audio control while shooting with 64 auto focus points and also full frame..what more can we ask for this one...with so many focus points and manual controls...

26 January 2015

Bought several of these for resale. Customers really liked the combined lens. Easy to use and has advanced options. I received faster than advertised delivery from Optics Planet. I enjoy working with them and they are very responsive to any questions.

Product Description
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is an HDSLR designed to build on the unprecedented success of its predecessor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The 5DMII broke new ground in the world of HD video, offering true high-resolution, cinema-quality video capture for the first time in a DSLR, and started a resolution in cinematography that continues to this day. The 22-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers new autofocusing, metering and sensor technology and incorporates feedback from professional users to take this legacy to an entirely new level.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is built around a new 22.3 megapixel full-frame, self-cleaning CMOS sensor and promises high perforance and claims improved noise reduction at higher ISOs with its DIGIC 5+ sensor and up to 6 frames per second burst rate in RAW and JPEG. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon's advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode.

A newly-designed 61-Point High-Density Reticular AF system is said to be Canon's most sophisticated AF to date, featuring multi-zonewide-area AF for better tracking. A new dedicated AF menu tab saves users from digging through menu functions. A new Multi-layer iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) metering system takes color and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points into account, whichCanon says will provide new levels of accuracy in fast-changing, tricky light.

Another new feature is High Dynamic Range (HDR); the Canon EOS 5D Mark III can merge 3 images at different exposures to create a final image with a broad range of shadow and highlight detail. In-camera HDR can cover a range up to +/- 3 stops in five different settings. The camera's control layout has been changed, with Canon adding more customizable controls and a new ergonomic design. A new "intelligent viewfinder" includes 100% coverage and a dual-axis electronic level indicator.

Improvements in video capture
The video and cinema industries have been eagerly anticipating the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for improvements over its groundbreaking predecessor. Canon claims the 5D Mark III can capture HD video with a level of sophistication on par with professional movie camerasoffering 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.

The Canon 5D Mark III 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 is said to significantly increas image processor performance, reducing color artifacts and moiré (a commonproblem 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.

The Canon 5D Mark III is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 5D Mark III is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 5D Mark III is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 5D Mark III: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Quiet to mention just a few.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pro HDSLR the Long-awaited successor to groundbreaking Canon 5D Mark II
Product Highlights
  • 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
  • Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
  • Up to 6.0 FPS Continuous Mode
  • Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction
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In The Box
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh)
  • LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack
  • AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Cable
  • Eyecup Eg
  • RF-3 Body Cap for Canon EOS Cameras
  • IFC-200U USB Interface Cable - 6.9' (1.9 m)
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKIII
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Camera Instruction Book
  • Software Instruction Book
  • Pocket Guide
  • Digital Learning Center Leaflet
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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