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The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body follows on from the highly specified 5D Mark II but with the addition of a few new, much needed enhancements. The 5D Mark III is aimed at the semi-pro and professional level photographers who desire a lightweight, weather-proof construction, outstanding image quality and impressive levels of speed. The 5D Mark III features a high-resolution 22.3 CMOS sensor and Canon’s powerful DIGIC 5+ processor to ensure a lightning fast frame rate of 6 frames per second. A 61-point AF system (41 cross-types) and an expandable ISO range from 50-102,400 ensures both static and fast moving subjects can be captured, even in dimly lit environments. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III can also record Full HD 1080p movies with stereo sound and full manual control, and the 3.5mm mic and headphone socket allows audio monitoring while recording. More
November 2012 - I am a full time professional wedding photographer. I shoot with a combination of cameras, notably the Fuji X-Pro1 and the 5D range of cameras from Canon. The 5D2 was the first full frame body I owned and I ended up working my way through three of them. So, when the 5D3 was announced I was really quite excited about it. Read Kevin's review of the Canon 5D MK III... »
We caught up with David Parry at Focus 2012 to find out a little more on the Canon 5D Mark III.
Full-frame 22.3-megapixel sensor
Capture high-quality images that are full of detail with a 22.3 megapixel CMOS sensorand DIGIC 5+ image processor. Colours are bright but natural, and fine detail is preserved even in dark shadow areas and bright highlights.
High-quality performance, even in low light
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 from ISO 50 - 102,400).
61-point wide-area autofocus
Focus quickly and accurately, even on offcentre subjects, with a 61 point wide-areaautofocus system. 41 cross-type points(five of which are extra sensitive double crosstype) ensure highly accurate tracking of moving objects.
Without the Canon 600EX-RT flashgun (or E3-RT Transmitter) installed on the camera you can’t wirelessly control another flash. To control a slave from the 5D Mark III, or any other EOS camera for that matter, you will need a master of some sort on the hot shoe (either a 600EX-RT or a ST-E3). Full support of the 600EX with the 5D MK III means that you get full control of the flash using the LCD. And full support of AF assist – the 600EX has support for all the focus points of the 5D MK III. The 5D MK III does not feature a built-in flash.
High-speed continuous shooting
Keep up with the action at 6 frames per second, recording up to 16,270 continuous JPEG images to a UDMA mode 7 card in a single burst.
With the new Creative Photo button you have quick and easy access to HDR image creation, Multiple Exposure and 7 pre-set Picture Styles with the ability to create 3 more user defined styles.
Full-HD video with manual control
Enjoy high quality Full HD video at 1080p resolution. Use manual controls and Canon’s comprehensive EF Lens range to achieve cinematic visual effects.
Great quality sound
Give your video footage the soundtrack it deserves. The EOS 5D Mark III records digital stereo sound at 48KHz and offers manual control over audio level. A standard 3.5mm mic socket enables the use of thirdparty microphones; a headphone socket permits audio monitoring while recording.
In-camera editing functions
Begin your digital editing workflow before you arrive back home. Rate your images on a scale of one to five and compare two images simultaneously on screen. Use in-camera Raw processing to explore creative possibilities – such as black & white conversion and retrospective white balance.
Built to go anywhere
A magnesium chassis provides strength and durability without adding weight. Weather sealing offers protection against dust and moisture.
The Canon Sample images can be found here on the Canon website.
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Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body:
A very good camera that does everything you want it to do. Been using it for a month now and have not had any problems.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The best camera I've ever had.
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So good I bought 2!
I specialize in wildlife photos and quite often find I need to have two cameras handy, one with a macro lens one with a telephoto. Comparing the output from a 5D3 and an older 7D it was obvious reviewing the shots which was from each camera, irrespective of which lens was on which body. The 5D3 image quality was noticeably better - at least to my eyes. So I part-exchanged my 7D at WEX, and even on a 4 year old body got a generous trade-in value that went a good way towards a second 5D3. The 5D3 is quite a complex beast, so it pays to read the manual carefully, especially with regard to the various auto-focus settings, to get the best from it. It's not a light piece of equipment by any means, especially with the grip and two battery packs attached, but it feels solidly built and mine has survived light drizzle without harm.Image quality is superb, I have produced some wall-sized pictures using from my 5D3 - (3 metres by 2 metres printed across several sheets of media)as well as many highly cropped macro images of minute insects.Overall, I have to say the 5D3 is a superb camera and would have no hesitation in recommending them.The only slight nagging doubt I have is to wonder whether or not the Nikon D800E might be even better, so if you don't already have a big investment in Canon lenses, I would check out the D800E reviews as well before deciding.
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Dragonly in flight taken with EOS 5D3
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Upgrade to Canon Mark III from Canon 5D
By Bennett Design
I have been using a Canon 5D for 5 years now and wanted to upgrade to the 5D MKIII for its larger sensor range, HD video capability and also it has a better ISO range for low light situations, I can say I have not been disappointed with the upgrade, if you love Canon products you will love the 5D MKIII
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from Outer London
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Ideal for portraiture and Landscape. Great backup to my EOS 1D X
I have progressed from the MKII and the differences are slight but I am happy I changed up.The extra features shutter speed, low light capture really work with the MKIII - Very happy with it.
5d mk 3
Used with 2 lenses on holiday. Excellent quality body and grip. Sounds fruity and shoots easily. Excellent investment, wish I'd done it months ago!
You haven't got one? Get one!
Excellent all round camera, superb image quality for macros, portraits, landscapes - everything you could need. Marry one to a Canon prime lens like the 100mm f/2.8 and you'll have an unbeatable combination.
from Castleford, West Yorkshire
About Me Casual Photographer
Overall this is an absolutely fantastic camera, image quality is amazing, low light use at high iso is unbelievable. The only small downside I can think of is a relatively slow burst rate, for action shots I still reach for my 7D.
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Excellent and 1st impressions count
from North Shields
!st impression was it's weight. It is slightly heavier than i expected but this was forgotten when i took the first image the quality was there to be seen. The high ISO rating is excellent for low light.I am however finding it challenging getting to know all the different enhanced settings and uses which i never had on my 5D MK1. The menu system is slightly changed but the ease of use is good once you know what your doing.Quality of the video was also very very good and far better than i had expected. I would recommend a monitor / screen protector as the back screen does smudge very easy but again the quality of the image is again excellent.I would definitely buy again.
Included Accessories: Eyecup Eg, Wide strap EW-EOS EOS 5D Mark III, interface cable IFC-200U, Stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST, Battery Pack LP-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, instruction book, Warranty card
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