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  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only), New York, California, Maryland, Connecticut

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only)

6.00 LBS



Chalked full of features that create both images and videos with true to life clarity and vibrancy, this digital camera does it all! You can also add or switch out several other compatible lens configurations for added specificity when wanting to get a hard to get shot or using a specific lens for added effects.

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Outstanding shooting performance: up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting using a UDMA CF card.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display with approximately 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 34.1 degree, and 0.71x magnification.
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170 degree viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand creative possibilities.
  • Improved handling with the addition of new customizable controls, enhanced recording options with Dual Card Slots for CF and SD cards, Dual Axis Electronic Level, and compatibility with optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter and GPS Receiver.
  • 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

    High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

    Effective pixels: Approx. 22.3 megapixels

    Total Pixels 
    Total pixels: 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 image sensor

    Dust Deletion Feature 
    (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

    Recording System

    Recording Format 
    Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3

    Image Format 
    Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG

    Video: MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)

    File Size 
    (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.

    Recording Functions 
    1. Standard

    * Records to either the CF card or SD card.

    2. Auto switch card

    * When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.

    3. Record separately

    * The CF card and SD card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M, S1, S2, S3, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW)

    4. Record to multiple

    * Both the CF card and SD card record the same image at the same image recording quality. (Also applies to RAW+JPEG, M+JPEG, and SRAW+JPEG)

    Backup Recording 
    Images recorded in a card can be copied to the other card

    File Numbering 
    The following three types of file numbers can be set:

    (1) Continuous numbering

    * The continuous numbering of captured images will continue even after you replace the camera's card. (The numbering continues even when the folder changes.)

    (2) Auto reset

    * When you replace the camera's card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.

    (3) Manual reset

    * Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.

    RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording 
    The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.

    Color Space 
    Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB

    Picture Style 
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

    * Scene Intelligent Auto will set [Auto] automatically.

    * [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1-3]

    White Balance

    (1) Auto (AWB)

    (2) Daylight

    (3) Shade

    (4) Cloudy

    (5) Tungsten light

    (6) White fluorescent light

    (7) Flash

    (8) Custom (Custom WB)

    (9) Color temperature

    * With an EX-series Speedlite having the color temperature information transmission feature, the color temperature setting changes to match the color temperature when the flash is fired. Set to approx. 6000K if the flash unit does not have the color temperature communication feature.

    Auto White Balance 
    Auto white balance with the image sensor

    Color Temperature Compensation 
    Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels

    · Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels

    * Corrected in reference to the current WB mode's color temperature.

    Color Temperature Information Transmission 


    Eye-level pentaprism

    Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)

    Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))

    Eye Point 
    Approx. 21mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)

    Dioptric Adjustment Correction 
    -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


    TTL secondary image - registration, phase detection

    AF Points 
    61-point (up to 41 cross-type points)

    * One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8, 10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6. (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)

    AF Working Range 
    EV -2 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)

    Focusing Modes 
    (1) Autofocus

    ·One-Shot AF

    ·Predictive AI Servo AF

       -For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo 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 AF automatically)

       -Automatically set in A+ Auto Mode

    (2) Manual focus (MF)

    AF Point Selection 
    1. Single-point AF (Manual selection)

    2. Auto selection 61-Point AF

    3. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)

    4. AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left, and right)

    5. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)

    6. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

    Selected AF Point Display 
    Displayed in viewfinder with transparent LCD and on LCD panel

    Active AF Point Indicator 
    AF area used in horizontal/vertical (grip up or down) shooting and the manually-selected AF point position can be set separately

    AF Assist Beam 
    (1) Enable

    With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite, AF-assist beam is emitted automatically when necessary.

    (2) Disable

    (3) IR AF assist beam only

    * No AF-assist beam with flash bursts.

    Exposure Control

    Metering Modes 
    Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:

    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

    (2) Partial metering (center, approx. 7.2% of viewfinder)

    (3) Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)

    ·AF point-linked spot metering not provided.

    (4) Center-weighted average metering

    a. The selectable metering modes can be limited with a Custom Function.

    Metering Range 
    EV 1-20 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)

    Exposure Control Systems 
    (1) Scene Intelligent Auto

    (2) Program AE (shiftable)

    (3) Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)

    (4) Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)

    (5) Manual exposure

    * The metering mode can be specified with a Custom Function.

    (6) Bulb

    (7) E-TTL II autoflash program AE

    * Evaluative metering, Averaged metering

    ISO Speed Range 
    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.

    ·ISO speed safety shift possible with Custom Function.

    Shooting Mode ISO Settings
    A+ 100-12800
    P/Tv/Av/M 100-25600
    B ISO 400 fixed
    With Flash ISO 400 fixed
    ∗If fill flash will result in overexposure, minimum ISO 100 is set.
    ∗For bounce flash, ISO 400-1600 is set automatically depending on the light level. 

    ISO Speed upper and lower limits:

    (1) Manual setting range

    * ISO speed expansion is set with this option.

    (2) Auto ISO range

    * ISO speed expansion not settable.

    Shutter speed and automatic ISO speed control in P and Av Modes:

    In the P and Av shooting modes with Auto ISO set, the ISO speed is set automatically so that a shutter speed slower than the one set with [Minimum shutter speed] (1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 0"5, 1") is not set.

    Exposure Compensation 
    Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments

    AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments

    * Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

    AE Lock 
    (1) Auto AE lock

    ·In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

    (2) Manual AE lock

    ·With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.


    Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled

    Shutter Speeds 
    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.)

    * Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function.

    Shutter Release 
    Soft-touch electromagnetic release

    Self Timer 
    10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

    External Speedlite

    EOS Dedicated Speedlite 
    E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites

    Zooming to Match Focal Length 

    Flash Exposure Compensation 
    ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

    FE Lock 

    External Flash Settings 
    The camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, or 270EX:

    (1) External flash control

    * Flash mode, sync setting, FEB (not possible with 270EX II/270EX), flash exposure compensation, E-TTL II, zoom, wireless master flash (not possible with 430EX II/ 270EX), and clear settings.

    * With the Speedlite 600EX-RT, radio wireless control is possible.

    (2) Flash Custom Function setting

    PC Terminal 
    Provided (no polarity)

    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)

    *Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and a 8 GB card.

    *Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA mode 7, 128 GB card based on Canon's testing standards.

    Live View Functions

    Shooting Modes 
    Still photo and video recording

    (1) Autofocus (One-Shot AF)

    ·Live mode

    ·One-point, contrast AF. Switching to another AF point possible.

    ·Face detection Live mode

    ·Face detection, contrast AF. Face selectable.

    ·Quick mode

    61-point, phase-difference AF, same as normal shooting.

    (2) Manual focus

    * Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.

    Metering Modes 
    Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor

    Metering Range 
    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor:

    ·Metering range: EV 0 - EV 20 (At 73°F/23°C, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

    ·AE lock possible

    ·The active metering time can be changed.

    Grid Display 
    Three grid display provided

    Exposure Simulation 

    Silent Shooting 
    Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

    Video Shooting

    File Format 
    MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

    Variable (averaged) bit rate

    File Size 
    Recording Sizes:

    1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480

    Frame Rates 
    [1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps

    [1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps

    [640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps

    Continuous Shooting Time 
    Based on 8GB Card:

    [1920 x 1080]

    30 fps ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB/min.) / IPB: 32 min (235 MB/min.)

    25 fps ALL-I: 11 min (685 MB/min.) / IPB: 32 min. (235 MB/min.)

    24 fps ALL-I: 11 min. (685 MB/min.) / IPB: 32 min. (235 MB/min.)

    [1280 x 720]

    60 fps ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB/min.) / IPB: 37 min. (205 MB/min.)

    50 fps ALL-I: 12 min. (610 MB/min.) / IPB: 37 min. (205 MB/min.)

    [640 x 480]

    30 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB/min.)

    25 fps IPB: 97 min. (78 MB/min.)

    * If the recording time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting stops automatically.

    * Movie shooting does not stop when the file size reaches 4GB.

    Same as focusing with Live View shooting

    * During movie shooting or if movie cropping has been set, the image cannot be magnified for manual focusing.

    ISO Range

    ·P, Av, and Bulb: Automatically set within ISO 100 - 12800, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 25600)

    ·A+ and Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 - 12800

    ·M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 - 12800), ISO 100 - 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000/20000/25600)

    * If Highlight tone priority is set to enable, the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 - 12800.

    Exposure Control 
    (1) Program AE for movie shooting

    * For shooting modes other than manual exposure and bulb.

    * Shutter speed (1/30 - 1/4000 sec., signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.

    (2) Manual exposure

    * For manual exposure.

    * Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

    Exposure Compensation 
    Up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

    * For movies, even if exposure compensation has been set beyond ±3 stops, exposure compensation up to only ±3 stops will be applied.

    * For still photos, exposure compensation up to ±5 stops can be applied.

    LCD Monitor

    TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

    Monitor Size 

    Approx. 1.04 million dots

    Approx. 100%

    Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally

    Brightness Control 
    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

    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)


    Display Format 
    Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), two-image comparative display, slide show (all images/selected by date/folder), star rating

    Highlight Alert 
    With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink

    Image Protection and Erase

    Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card

    Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images

    Direct Printing

    Compatible Printers 
    PictBridge-compatible printers

    Printable Images 
    RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System

    ·Movies cannot be printed

    DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

    Version 1.1 compatible

    Direct Image Transfer

    Compatible Images 
    JPEG and RAW images and movie

    For RAW+JPEG, only the RAW or JPEG image or both images can be transferred


    Custom Functions 
    13 Custom Functions settable with the camera

    Camera User Settings 
    Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)

    My Menu Registration 
    Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered

    Power Source

    One Battery Pack LP-E6

    AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6

    Battery Life 
    1) Camera body only:

    Shooting Method Temperature Possible Shots
    Viewfinder Shooting At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. 950
    At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. 850
    Live View shooting At 73°F/23°C Approx. 200
    At 32°FF/ 0°C Approx. 180

    2) With Battery Grip BG-E11:
    Shooting Method Battery Temperature Possible Shots
    Viewfinder Shooting LP-E6 x 1 Same as (1)
    LP-E6 x 2 At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. 1900
    At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. 1700
    Size AA/LR6 alkaline batteries At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. TBA
    At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. TBA
    Live View shooting LP-E6 x 1 Same as (1)
    LP-E6 x2 At 73°F/ 23°C Approx. TBA
    At 32°F/ 0°C Approx. TBA
    Size AA/LR6 alkaline batteries At 73°F/ 23°C -
    At 32°F/ 0°C -
    Based on CIPA testing standards

    Battery Check 
    Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned on:

    Displayed in 6 levels:

    ·Battery level displayed on LCD panel and in viewfinder.

    ·Battery information can be checked with the [Battery info.] menu

    ·If Battery Grip BG-E11 is used with size AA/LR6 batteries; the battery level is displayed in four levels instead.

    Power Saving 
    Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.

    Date/Time Battery 
    CR1616 lithium battery

    Start-up Time 
    Approx. 0.1 sec

    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 )

    Approx. 33.5 oz. / 950g (Based on CIPA standards)

    Approx. 30.3 oz./ 860g (Body only)

    Operating Environment

    Working Temperature Range 

    Working Humidity Range 
    85% or less

  • 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
  • R-F-3 Camera Cover
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKIII
  • IFC-200U USB Cable
  • EOS Digital Solutions CD-ROM
  • User's Guide
  • Digital Learning Center Leaflet
  • 1-Year Canon U.S.A. Limited Warranty

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