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Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body, 22.3 Megapixel - USA Warranty

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  • 22.3 MP sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide ISO
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • HD Video manual exposure & multiple frame rates
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF w 41 AF points
  • IFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor
  • Magnesium-alloy body
  • Intelligent Viewfinder
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor
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The Canon ESO 5d Mark III Body is a serious camera for serious photographers—or even those who take their photography seriously. From crisp HD video available in multiple frame rates to a tough, durable magnesium-alloy body, the Canon 5D Mark III has all of the right moves in all of the right places:

Product Highlights

  • Night vision: Okay, maybe this isn’t that pair of night vision goggles you’ve been searching for, but the Canon 5D Mark III is surprisingly adept at handling dim light thanks to infrastructure like a 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS censor and wide range ISO setting 100 25600. Translation: this thing can handle a little bit of dim light.
  • Shooting performance: Want numbers? Adorama never disappoints: try up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting using a UDMACF card with the Canon-5d-mark3. This camera will make an amateur photographer look good and allow a professional photographer enough slack to truly test their skills.
  • Beautiful viewing: thanks to the 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor with built-in reflection resistance. That’s a professional-quality viewfinder in the 50mm-Canon that changes good photographs into great photographs.

If you want performance no matter where your next photograph is, this Canon 5d3 has it where it counts—which is to say, well, everywhere.


Learn about the CANON EOS 5D MARK III BODY

Versatility. It’s a word that photographers—both amateur and professional—look for in their cameras. But how often have you really sat down to consider what goes into making a camera like the Canon ESO 5d Mark III Body versatile? A versatile camera will be capable of many things, after all, from shooting in dim and natural lighting to handling processing speeds that keep you on the go.

The Canon 5D Mark III is indeed a versatile piece of equipment, but as you’re going to find out, that means more than simply dragging it with you to every event on your calendar. It means procuring a camera capable of astounding still shots as well as crisp HD video. It means an intelligent viewfinder capable of 100% field of view no matter what your favorite shot is—including landscape, live events, and more.

But enough about versatility - what about quality? The Canon 5d Mark III has it in abundance—and it has it where it counts. The 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the 14-bit A/D conversion, the wide range ISO setting 100 25600—it all goes into constructing a beautifully-functioning camera capable of delivering crisp and clear shots, frame after frame. But don’t Adorama’s word for it. Check out the specs for yourself:

  • EOS HD Video. Forgive us for using that word again—versatile—but no camera in this day and age is truly versatile unless it can handle HD filming with multiple frame rates. Guess which camera can? The Canon 5D Mark III is capable of handling multiple frame rates while also giving you the power of manual exposure control. That might not make you a Hollywood cinematographer in and of itself, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
  • Durable body. What’s the use of versatility without durability? If you’re going to use the 5d Mark III as frequently as its quality warrants, then you’re going to need it to handle every trip—including every bump and bruise. How does a magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles sound? If it sounds like something a superhero might wear, don’t fret: it’s just your camera.
  • Intelligence built right in. Namely, the Intelligent Viewfinder. The superimposed LCD display features a 100% field of view that offers surprisingly accurate quality, giving you a full preview of the shots you’re going for. Combine that with the dust-and-weather resistance of the body itself, and your Adorama Canon EOS 5d Mark III is going to become your go-to camera whenever you need to frame a shot right this very moment.
  • Multiple exposure modes. Expand your creative repertoire with HDR—high dynamic range—and multiple exposure modes. Ever want gorgeous pictures of the night sky? Even a used Canon EOS 5D Mark II can deliver.
  • Affordability. Cameras in this performance range can cost you a pretty penny. But if you want the best price for Canon EOS 5d Mark III DSLR cameras, you’d be hard pressed to beat this one. With a warranty included, you’ll feel secure knowing that you’ve got your photography equipment handled with one essential (and yes, versatile) tool.

You can do a lot with the Canon ESO 5d Mark III Body—perhaps more than you’re ready for. But if you’ve been thinking about a leap to a more professional piece of equipment, you would be hard-pressed to do better than the EOS-5d-Mark III. Not only is this camera ready for action, it’s ready to be with you for the long haul.

From the Manufacturer
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pro HDSLR the Long-awaited successor to groundbreaking Canon 5D Mark II

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.

Key features:
• Full frame 36x24mm, 22 megapixel CMOS sensor ISO range 100-25600, expandable to 104,200.
• 14-bit A/D conversion
• Shutter speeds 1/8000-30 seconds
• 63-zone dual layer iFCL Metering
• Exposure compensation in +/- 5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
• 61-point high-density reticular AF with up to 41 cross-type points
• 3.2-inch LCD finder with 1.04 million dot resolution
• 1080p HD video capture in AVI, RAW, H.265, MOV and MPEG-4
• Manual exposure control and multiple frame rates in videos
• CF and SD card slots
• 6fps burst rate HDR mode Magnesium-alloy body,
• enhanced dust and weather resistance
• New customizable controls
• Electronic level
• Claimed shutter durability of 150,000 cycles
• Slilent & Low vibration modes

New sensor, focusing and metering systems
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 and Quiet

Canon 5D Mark III Features

  • 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 frombright 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 colorinformation 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: 60p (59.94) / 50p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 30 minutes), selectable "All i-frame" or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording
  • Outstanding shooting performance: up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting using a UDMACF 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°, and 0.71x magnification.
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° 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.

Canon 5D Mark III Specifications

Exposure Simulation
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II
Compatible with UDMA CF cards
SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards
Image Sensor Size
36.0mm x 24.0mm (35mm Full-frame)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S Lenses)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 22.3 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 23.4 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Pixel Unit
6.25 m square
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.
Dust Deletion Feature (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.
Dust Deletion Feature (3)
Manual cleaning
Recording Format
Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image Type
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)
Simultaneous Recording
The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.
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 the subject, ISO speed, Picture style et
File Numbering
The following three types of file numbers can be set:
(1) Continuous numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Backup Recording
Enabled with WFT-E4A attached
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
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 Info Transmission
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Viewfinder Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection 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
Warning symbol
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus Type
TTL Secondary image registration, phase detection
AF Points
61-point AF (up to 41 cross-type points)
AF Working Range
EV -2 - 18 (at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (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
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.
AF Area and AF Point Selection
AF area used in horizontal/vertical (grip up or down) shooting and the manually-selected AF point position can be set separately
Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control
(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 (Recommended Exposure Index)
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.
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
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.
Shutter Type
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
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time
1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.059 sec.
2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.2 sec
Compatible Flash
E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal Length
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 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
(2) Flash Custom Function setting
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. 6.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Maximum approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 3.0 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
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
(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
Metering Modes
Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Grid Display
Three grid display provided
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.2 in.
Monitor Dots
Approx. 1.04 million dots
Monitor Coverage
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Brightness Adjustment
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, 15/15 Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Tilt Display - On LCD Monitor
Electronic level indicates up to 360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments.
Tilt Display - In Viewfinder
The AF point display is used to indicate up to ±6° horizontal tilt and ±4° vertical tilt in 1° increments (During vertical shooting, up to ±1 ° horizontal tilt and ±6° vertical tilt).
Video - File Format
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Variable (averaged) bit rate
Video - File Size
Recording Sizes: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480
Video - 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
Video - 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)
Video - Focusing
Same as focusing with Live View shooting
video - Exposure Control
(1) Program AE for movie shooting (2) Manual exposure
Video - Exposure Compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
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
Quick Control Function
The following functions can be set: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, AF point selection (including AF area selection modes), Picture Style, White Balance, WB Correction, metering mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, recording function switching, image-recording quality, AF mode, drive mode, and Custom Controls (camera controls/buttons customization).
Image Protection
Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card
Image Erase
Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
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
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Audio/Video OUT Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E7A (WFT) and GP-E2 (GPS)
The RJ-45 jack is not built-in and is only available via the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
Battery Check
Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned on: Displayed in 6 levels:
Power Saving
Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.
Startup Time
Approx. 0.1 sec
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)
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Game Changing Camera for Wildlife

First of all, this is a game changing camera for not just wedding, landscape, and studio photography, but also for WILDLIFE AND BIRDING! I honestly didn't think it could compare to the 1D Mark IV when it came to wildlife and birding but after extensive testing, it kills the 1D Mark IV (and yes, I own both cameras so I'm not knocking the 1D4, just saying, the technology here, several years after the 1D4 came out is superior and it shows.) HIGH ISO NOISE IMPROVEMENTS: If you search my name (Pa

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First of all, this is a game changing camera for not just wedding, landscape, and studio photography, but also for WILDLIFE AND BIRDING! I honestly didn't think it could compare to the 1D Mark IV when it came to wildlife and birding but after extensive testing, it kills the 1D Mark IV (and yes, I own both cameras so I'm not knocking the 1D4, just saying, the technology here, several years after the 1D4 came out is superior and it shows.) HIGH ISO NOISE IMPROVEMENTS: If you search my name (Paul Komarek) and find my website, you can see some of the bird/wildlife photos this camera is capable of. The best improvement over the 1D Mark IV in this regard is the high ISO noise reduction and the improved autofocus. Noise is non-existent even at ISO 1600 which is about the highest ISO I shoot at for wildlife. Sure, you can remove noise in post but that comes at a cost in IQ so this camera saves some shots that were previously quite difficult to achieve. AUTOFOCUS: Autofocus is phenomenal... absolutely phenomenal. There are about 5 tabs in the menu system just for the autofocus system, giving you precision controls you normally didn't have access to. Besides the high-ISO noise improvements, the autofocus is the other improvement that completely destroys the 1D Mark IV. COLOR ACCURACY AND IMAGE SIZE: The color accuracy and vibrancy out of the box is great, even shooting with a "neutral" or "faithful" color setting. RAW files are about 24 MB in size, 45 MB if you convert to DNG and embed the original as I do. OTHER: The ergonomics are better, more on par with the 7D. The buttons are more responsive, the LCD is clearer and more accurate. The menu system is completely different, although if you've used the 7D, you will notice the similar layout. 5D3 or 1DX: I was torn between this camera and the new 1DX whenever it comes out. I still plan on replacing the 5D3 with the 1DX after it's been out for a few months just to get the upgraded weather sealing, increased shutter durability, and pro-grade construction but I'm telling you, this camera is going to cost Canon a lot of sales of the 1DX because this camera can do almost everything the 1DX can, at a higher megapixel count and more compact size, at HALF THE PRICE! "LIGHTLEAK ISSUE" People who are obsessed with finding anything wrong with these cameras have found that in the first batches, there was an issue where if you shooting in complete darkness and were using the cameras metering (impossible), AND you happened to have the top LCD panel light on, the camera may display a slightly inaccurate metering reading. This is absurd that people are even obsessing over this. First of all, these people don't know how to use a camera and should spend some time learning photography before buying one of this caliber. This is obvious because any experienced photograher knows, you can't use metering in complete darkness anyway because these are long exposure shots that require trial and error to get right. The issue has been fixed by Canon and users of the original batch of cameras can send theirs in to Canon to be fixed for free. Again, this is seriously a non-issue so don't let it scare you off from buying this camera. *** I DO NOT work for Canon or any other camera manufacturer. This review is my own personal opinion. I am a professional wildlife photographer and use these cameras on a daily basis. ***


Most Liked Negative Review


Poor build quality! Please READ.

I would like to think I could expect more from Canon. I've been a faithful Canon client for years, both my T3i and 5D Mark II have served me well. I recently took the leap and bought the 5D Mark III. The image quality is amazing, but I was a disappointed as the autofocus system doesn't work as accurate / fast as my Mark II (or T3i). However, that wasn't my only issue. After only two months of gentle use, the Sensor Cleaner broke down. Now I have an error message flashing every time I power of

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I would like to think I could expect more from Canon. I've been a faithful Canon client for years, both my T3i and 5D Mark II have served me well. I recently took the leap and bought the 5D Mark III. The image quality is amazing, but I was a disappointed as the autofocus system doesn't work as accurate / fast as my Mark II (or T3i). However, that wasn't my only issue. After only two months of gentle use, the Sensor Cleaner broke down. Now I have an error message flashing every time I power off. But that's not it, the camera is also developing dead pixels in the LCD screen - and to add to the frustration, Canon has been very slow and uncooperative in responding with Warranty info. I would highly suggest people wait to invest in the 5D Mark III. I truly think Canon has a ton of kinks to work out. And not to mention, Nikon is launching the D6 at 2/3 the price. Depending on how my issue is resolved, I may not return to Canon. I respect the saying, you pay for good quality. Well, I paid it for it, but for some reason.. I didn't get it.

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Love this camera but I have a lot to learn about using the video features.


Don't Buy "Open Box"!


I purchased a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body "Open Box" this week. I had the shipping expedited for a few shoots at the end of the week. When it arrived, I was dismayed to find that there was a scratch on the LCD, the sensor was filthy, and the CF Slot didn't work. The SD Slot seemed fine, but I was very hesitant to trust it given the other signs of misuse. I called Adorama and the most they were willing to do was a 15.00 credit. Meanwhile, I had bought new CF and SD media to test both slots, jumped through hoops and called in favors to get a loaner 5D body for my shoots (I live in New Mexico - you can't just go around the corner). The lesson here: don't buy "open box." I expected light use - this thing was put through the ringer.


Fantastic camera


I have the Canon EOS 7D since it first came out and decided it was time for an upgrade. Wanted Full Frame. The specs of the Canon 5D MKIII with the high ISO for low-light shooting really got my attention. My 7D did fairly well at ISO 1600 but the 5D MKIII blows it away at ISO 12800. Bought this camera with a bundle that included a video cable, 3-year warranty, camera bag, spare green battery, battery grip, SanDisk CF 32GB card, LCD Screen Protectors and SD Card holder. The camera bag is TOO small and can barely hold the camera and 28-135 lens. Forget if I had the battery grip attached. Will use the bag to carry incidentals. SD card case is nice but they bundle a CF card that doesn't fit in the case. Battery grip failed right out of the box. Contacted customer service and am waiting for the replacement. 3-yr warranty just came with it. Video cable nice touch. Spare battery on backorder - still waiting for it. I gave 5 stars for the camera because it deserves it. It is a fine camera and really love the full frame.


Upgrade to FF!


I upgraded from a Nikon crop (D7000) to a Canon full frame body for several reasons: Low light in weddings required a FF, the color of Nikon never lived up to the Canon SOOC color (in my opinion), and I had all Canon friends, so sharing was not an option unless I switched brands. The very first image I took with the new body literally made me say WOW out loud! On a rainy day, on a covered porch, the Mark 5D III had no problem capturing all the details of my low lit subject. Color was PERfect SOOC - I almost cried with joy! Even non photographer friends & family have noticed a major difference in the quality of my images, so I know it's not just me. The ONLY drawbacks I have, and they're big ones for me, is the ease of changing the settings on camera and the lack of Custom User Settings. Coming from the Nikon D7000, where the major settings were changed on camera very quickly, the Canon has disappointed me in how much longer it takes. The ISO, for instance, is very awkward to change on camera, with the wheel being right next to the button. I'm still researching ways to change around the button functions and fix the ones I can. The ability to save 2 custom settings on the D7000 saved me a TON of time over the day shooting a wedding. I shot my first wedding without that ability last week and wanted to call Canon to complain so badly! I wish I could talk to the developers and tell them to LOOK AT THE NIKON D7000'S FUNCTIONS! That said, my only regret is that I waited so long to upgrade, or that I didn't start with the Mark 5D line from the beginning. Definitely worth the purchase!


This Camera is simply amazing!


The Canon 5D Mark 3 exceeds my expectations.




Great Camera to use at anytime of the day!


Amazing camera! Upgraded from Canon 6D - no regrets


First of all, this camera was an "open box" item, so I should address any concerns there - the camera inside was brand new, packaged like new and everything was included that was promised. The box it came in was excellent, no concerns there. I'm a professional photographer and videographer - and have been a long-time user of Canon products. I've shot with a 7D for a few years and most recently, a 6D for the last two years. Once you go full-frame, you'll never want to use a crop sensor again. The colors are very rich and low light capabilities are remarkable. The biggest advantage of the 5D Mark III over the 6D (and the reason I upgraded) is definitely the focusing capabilities. If you shoot anything with fast or unpredictable movement, you'll want the AF speed of the 5D for stills. The 5D weighs slightly more than the 6D, and the small increase in size is actually preferable, because it fits my hands better. I shoot a weekly broadcast television program with this camera and also portraits and landscape photography. It suits all of these needs perfectly.

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T2i Upgrade - Wow!


I purchased a T2i about 5 years ago as my first DSLR. I really enjoyed the heck out of it and it opened up a new hobby/passion that should last a lifetime. Fast-forward 5 years later; I'm ready to step-up my game. I now know enough to know why I am missing shots and what I really need to take this to the next level. I read all the reviews, changed my mind at least 3-4 times and then pulled the trigger on the 5DMII and the 24-70M/L Lens. I just got back from a week in Alaska and I can honestly say I am so happy to have made this upgrade. The picture quality, focusing, and rapid fire helped me pull out some very difficult nature shots that otherwise wouldn't have been possible.


My 2nd 5dmark 3


Always a pleasure to buy from Adorama, this was my 2nd Canon 5d mark 3. Mostly use it for weddings. Very happy with it.


great buy and excellent camera


Bought it for my brother who is semi professional upgraded from 6d and he loves it.


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jose j  how to fine tune focus?
JAMES B  I use One-Shot AF for the AF Mode with Spot AF for the AF area select mode. This combo works very well for static objects. Of course, a tripod, remote shutter release and mirror lock will add greatly to your number of keepers
jose j  Thank you James
EMMANUEL P  Anyone had error 70/80 with the 5D MK III?
KENNETH T. L  Emmanuel, no, but I have sent mine back to Canon for some focus issues, I would call Canon at 800-828-4040 (support phone number) and see what they say. Also try removing the battery for an hour and replace and restart and see if that fixes the error.
Matthew F  Im curious if canon was able to fix the focus issues
EMMANUEL P  Anyone had error 70/80 with the 5D MK III?
KENNETH T. L  Emmanuel, no, but I have sent mine back to Canon for some focus issues, I would call Canon at 800-828-4040 (support phone number) and see what they say. Also try removing the battery for an hour and replace and restart and see if that fixes the error.
Matthew F  Im curious if canon was able to fix the focus issues
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