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CANON EOS 5D MARK III BODY

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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (140),Quiet (108),Good image quality (97),Fast / accurate auto-focus (91),Easy to use (90),High ISO performance (88),Excellent image quality (79),Superior build quality (75),Image stabilization (69),Fast shutter speed (67),Nice features/settings (66),Solid operation (66) Good battery life (56),Quick start-up time (50),Simple controls/menu (50),Lightweight/portable (17),Good in low light (4),Tilt /swivel LCD (3) View All
Cons:
Heavy/bulky (18),Missing features/settings (11),Price (10),Pricey / poor value (7),Noisy (7),Short battery life (6),Heavy (5),Noisy at high ISO (4),Pricey (4),Slow start-up time (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (84),Weddings (71),Landscape/scenery (70),Family photos (65),Wildlife (62),Video (55),Sports/action (54),Travel (54)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (47),Semi-pro photographer (36),Photo enthusiast (25)

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
Possible
Type
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
Pixels
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
Provided
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
Fixed
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
Self-timer
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
Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
Provided
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
Focusing
(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)
Gigabit-Ethernet
The RJ-45 jack is not built-in and is only available via the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A
Battery
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)
Weight
Approx. 33.5 oz. / 950g (Based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 30.3 oz./ 860g (Body only)

Canon 5D Mark III Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 264 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Performer

Upgraded to full frame, decided on the 5D III over the 6D by my wife's direction (she didn't want me upgrading to something else, again). I shoot mainly people / events so I thought the 6D would be better bang for the buck, however oddly, I found myself actually using the 6 Frames per second, something I never thought I'd use. More impressive is the 61-Point AF, at first it seems complicated, you quickly get the knack for it in a day and it actually is VERY handy once you know how to use it. ...

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Upgraded to full frame, decided on the 5D III over the 6D by my wife's direction (she didn't want me upgrading to something else, again). I shoot mainly people / events so I thought the 6D would be better bang for the buck, however oddly, I found myself actually using the 6 Frames per second, something I never thought I'd use. More impressive is the 61-Point AF, at first it seems complicated, you quickly get the knack for it in a day and it actually is VERY handy once you know how to use it. Superior ISO sensitivity and noise control as is well known on Canon Full frames, the CF output beats the stuff out of SD output (using a 1000x rated UDMA 7 CF card). Weight isn't bad actually, grows on you quickly, built very well. No complaints on Refurb. My opinion, save your money and pick one up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Zero stars for reliability

This is just one man's experience but my 5Diii purchased in April 2012 has died on me after less than 3 months of very gentle use. It simply would not power on one day - no damage, no drop - just stopped working. Returned to Canon USA repair center at a shipping cost of $50 to me. A week later I have received the camera back with the service order saying the power supply was defective and has been replaced & all functions have been tested and confirmed as working - they are not. The camera wa...

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This is just one man's experience but my 5Diii purchased in April 2012 has died on me after less than 3 months of very gentle use. It simply would not power on one day - no damage, no drop - just stopped working. Returned to Canon USA repair center at a shipping cost of $50 to me. A week later I have received the camera back with the service order saying the power supply was defective and has been replaced & all functions have been tested and confirmed as working - they are not. The camera was returned to me and it still will not power on. Obviously I was very upset and called Canon to demand they replace my brand new, very expensive camera body that has now twice proven defective - they won't. I will be forced to send the camera back to them yet again for "repairs" and hope that it is returned to me working this time. Even if they somehow fix the problem I have no guarantee this is not going to be a recurring problem for the life of the camera and the warranty on the repair only lasts 6 months - this is less than the factory warranty on the original purchase - how does that make sense? Sure it's a great camera when it works but based on this experience I cannot recommend it. If you're going to purchase this camera please do yourself a favor and also purchase additional repair coverage as I did - you could be stuck with a defective camera too.

Reviewed by 264 customers

 
5.0

great buy and excellent camera

By

from san Diego ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5D Mark III is GREAT!

By

from Montville,NJ

I upgraded from Canon 7D to full frame Canon 5D Mark III and I am happy to say that the photos are fantastic. I loved the 7 D, but this was a seriously great upgrade for me!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera

By

from Washington D.C.

Great camera. Takes very high quality images . I'm very happy with this camera. This is my 3rd Canon after an AE-1 program and an EOS 1 Ds. The menu is very intuitive and very easy to learn to use.

 
5.0

Great Camera

By

from Saint Cloud, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent

(0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor quality control

By

from Dayton,Oh

Purchase the 5d mark iii 6 weeks ago. All of sudden it stopped powering up. Went completely dead. Using original canon batteries. Vey disappointing that after spending several thousand dollars I have received a "lemon".

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Time for a Change

By

from california

Older professionals are looking to shed weight. A camera bag with 2 5D Mark III bodies, three lenses, 2 flashes, batteries, filters, etc. weighs a lot. If traveling you can shed a flash unit and maybe a lens. The move is mirrorless lighter camera and lenses. Canon is not only not listening or reading but coming out with a 50 megapixel camera to get in the big pixel game. Unfortunately it is way beyond pricey if the news is correct. My canons have served me well for 20 plus years but going to switch to light in every way.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Camera!

By

from Austin, TX

After using my 70D for a year and looking for a second camera, I decided to go full frame with the 5Diii. In principle because of lower noise at higher ISO. The 5Diii has exceeded my expectations, especially in low light conditions such a photographing concerts with high ISO settings. Focus is very fast, and I recommend the battery grip for extended time of camera use though adds to the bulk and weight, but worth it. My main cons are the poor/slow AF in live view and absence of touch-tilt LCD screen. The 70D will remain my GoTo video DSLR, which it was well designed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best In Show

By

from Gladstone, OR.

I recently purchased the 5DIII, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and 100-400mm camera and lenses. For me this was a long awaited purchase coming from the T3i. I could not be any happier!!! I shoot in all formats from night photography to sporting events and the quality of these lenses and camera are second to none. My photos have increased in quality, clarity and the ability to capture that special moment is excellent!! I am looking forward to many YEARS with this equipment and the qaulity of CANON!!!

 
5.0

Excellent camera

By

from Dallas, TX

Sharp beautiful photos, I am very happy with my purchase. It's a great addition to my canon 7d.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

broken dial

By

from Penfield, NY

I've had my mark3 since June 2012. I also own the mark2. I now use it as a backup camera. No comparison in my opinion. Last week the top part of the dial came off my camera while traveling on the plane to Atlanta. So disappointed. The camera never left my neck. The dial was stuck on the A setting. needless to say wrecked my week in Atlanta. I'm sending it in for repair. Still a faithful canon user.

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Shopper  How much does it weigh?
WILLIAM S  Without lens -- a little over 30 oz.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DANIEL F  list is too long: Bigger display, better focusing, better video, locking Tv-P-Av etc wheel
EMMANUEL P  Anyone had error 70/80 with the 5D MK III?
JOHN E  I have not seen any error messages with mine.
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