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10.1MP 4x CMOS 5x Nov 2007
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Canon's APS-H size (28.1 x 18.7 mm) CMOS sensor combines superb colour rendering with a wide dynamic range. Its inherent low-noise characteristics ensure smooth results at high sensitivities. A... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Techradar, CNET.de and gadgetspeak.com the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 84 out of 100. That puts this waterproof camera in the top 15% of all the cameras of this age and spec.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera as marvellous on average. This means that owners think this Canon digital camera is one of the better cameras of a similar spec and age.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Three years ago Brutal De Luxe gave it a very good review score and wrote “The screen on canon is EASY scratchable (why its not a gorilla? No idea) - you have been warned”. Two years ago R.e. Viewer wrote “For most amateur videographers this would be very handy.- No articulating screen” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder. Daniel Round wrote on Amazon “The viewfinder is so impressive, in these instances where I have shot bands etc in low light” in his review and gave this digital camera a very good review score. So8 rated the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 5 stars and wrote in their review “Aimed at keen amateurs or pro's it is full frame with a bright viewfinder”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners thought this digital camera was good for video recording. Adam rated the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 5 stars and he mentioned in his review in December last year “Video mode is fun to play with too, with HD 1080p video playback”. Biff said in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III “Has some very good video functions, which does set it apart from others” . Biff also wrote “It does produce very good movies”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “A substantial and competent camera/lens combination”. Anthony Gascoyne said in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III “The quality of the camera plus the matching of Canon Lens is unbeatable” . Bearman mentioned on Amazon two years ago “My old camera and lens combination was a real dust hoover”.

A few customers thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Graham Murphy mentioned “The sensitive autofocus is amazing in a low light church” in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Graham Murphy also wrote “OK there are only 11 focus points”. K. Williamson wrote on Amazon “The new system locks focus instantly even in the dimmest of light” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Bearman scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “The one proviso relates to the HDR mode where I have found that I get better results creating HDR pictures in post processing with both Photoshop CC” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Three years ago Ben Parker scored the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “The a99 took a precision image that clinically and under testing”. Ben Parker also mentioned “They lacked the 'real' in the images, that only the 5d MkIII has given me in 15 years of image taking”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Doug said “The resolution is truly amazing” in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and rated the product as excellent. Dr. Paul Ell wrote in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Amazon “Fast shooting is a notable improvement over the previous model with at least 6 frames per second sustained for a remarkably long period”. Dr. Paul Ell also wrote “With fast shooting and a multitude of focussing options I've started to become short of storage capacity”.

Some people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good in low light. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Low light is excellent” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. In December last year Julie -. Marie Whitaker gave this digital camera a very good review score and she wrote “The pictures are awesome and the low light performance is better than my Canon 7D”. In the same month Martyw1971 wrote on Amazon “Add to that its astonishing low light performance and functionality and it is a winning combination” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Several Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Two years ago Bearman said on Amazon “Another great addition for me is the sensor cleaning function which operates automatically every time you turn the camera on or off” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Kadi 55-30 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It has a 22 megapixel sensor and a significantly upgraded process than the Mark II”. L. S. Douglas mentioned in their review “The sensor is so good that to get sufficient water blur on waterfall shots taken during the day I've had to get an ND6 filter” .

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Doug wrote on Amazon “The low light shooting at ISO 8000 is sharp” in his review. Michael S Brazier said “Excellent ISO performance” and gave this digital camera an excellent review. Dp Review mentioned “Better ISO range” in their review.

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Robust

Nineteen Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners concluded that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was well made. Adrian said a few weeks ago “EyeFi SD card (this is an SD card that also has a WIFI dongle built in somehow - this will probably be included inside the next revision of the camera” and rated the product 5 stars. D. Calvert mentioned on Amazon “Feels much more solid than the MKII” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Two years ago Graham Murphy mentioned in his review “The ISO performance is unbelievable!You get a solid, tough camera”.

Three people said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Martyw1971 scored the product very highly and mentioned on Amazon “This camera is robust, versatile, fast” in their review. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Weatherproof Sturdy built” in their review.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer who bought it concluded that it was reliable. Chippy. said on Amazon “Happy retirement with the canon 5d Mk111 as a trusty companion”. One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. Kim M mentioned in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon “Item returned as it was used and damaged”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was sealed. Toecutter wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon “Most of the "L" lenses are fully dust & weather sealed”.

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Nice Design

Six people who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D Mark III wrote that it was good looking. H. Fryer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It also (!) takes beautiful photos thanks to its full-frame sensor.” and rated this digital camera 4 stars. Michael S Brazier mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “Beautiful camera” and scored it 5 stars. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Stills are beautiful, capable of producing superb video, lightning-fast auto-focus, rapid shooting, solidly built”.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer concluded that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was smooth. John Harper said “It is silky smooth” in his review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. 999 said “22.3 mb can you really ask for more at such a super price here from this seller delivery only a small amount” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote “Already, I feel it is money well spent - In a short time I can see its impact upon my photography”. D G Heslington said on Amazon two years ago “In the meantime, I shall probably try and save some money and get some Canon L glass first”.

Some Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a bargain for the price. Adrian said “What the hell - it's cheap enough as an add-on” in his review. Mr O B El-Haj rated the Canon EOS 5D Mark III as excellent and he wrote two years ago “Was surprised to see this camera selling so cheap”. Sean wrote on Amazon “It ain't cheap”.

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Good Size

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was a good body shape. Julie -. Marie Whitaker she said “Why? Simply put the Nikon D810 is a better camera body than the Canon 5d MK3 in every way” in her review of this digital camera. Julie -. Marie Whitaker also said “Having all Canon lenses this would be a simple upgrade on body only”. Londonbairn wrote in their review “That's not to say the 7D is a bad body however!The ISO performance is also fantastic, I struggled to get high ISOs usable out of the 7D.” .

A few customers who bought it thought it was compact. M. A. Nolan mentioned on Amazon four years ago “A SanDisk 16GB 60MB/sec Extreme Compact Flash Memory Card for the CF which I think will cover my needs” in their review of this digital camera. So8 wrote three years ago “The extra slot for an SD card in addition to the compact flash gives a lot more flexibility”. Toecutter gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Amazon “Lets not forget though I talking about two very high quality, pro grade cameras here!so when Im talking about noise its a different case scenario to your £300 compact”.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was thick. Brutal De Luxe said on Amazon three years ago “BUY IMMEDIATELY SCREEN PROTECTOR FOR IT (thicker = better” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review and scored it very highly.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight. Jonboy said two years ago “My only downer is weight” in their review of this digital camera. One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer who purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark III considered that it was good structurally. Techradar wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Solid construction”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was quiet. Graham Murphy he said in his review on Amazon “Another great feature is the silent shutter mode, perfect if you dont want to make too much noise at a shoot”. So8 scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “The silent shooting mode was brilliant at the wedding I was at - it goes down to 3fps”. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Silent jog dial for uninterrupted audio recording”.

Several Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Techradar scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote seven years ago “Extensive noise at highest ISOs”. Techradar also said “Excellent image quality, good noise control, colour rendition, great LCD screen, usable video”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers concluded that the product was good quality. Adam mentioned “Build quality is good, feels solid in the hands [like the 7d] good grippy texture”. C.e.isherwood said “Arrived quickly, this item is fit for purpose and fulfils my needs” in their review of this digital camera. Claus Heinrich mentioned in their review of this digital camera “You will really need a 1000X Memory Card for best quality pictures” .

Easy to Use

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote three years ago “It is easier to use than the 7D” in their review of this digital camera. Bearman wrote in their review two years ago “Most of the menus and functions are intuitive and easy enough to find for someone used to using a Canon EOS” and scored the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 5 stars. D. Calvert wrote “Indeed the control on how you can make your camera behave on the focussing front is massive” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Bearman mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon “A number of new functions, such as the quick view of settings, are a great addition making quick changes to the setting possible”. D G Heslington scored this digital camera very highly and wrote “It is full frame and has more menus and sub-menus than you can shake a stick at” in their review. K. Williamson mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Amazon “The quick menu button”.

A few customers considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. So8 wrote on Amazon “I used the camera with a PixelPro handgrip which though seemingly well made broke on it's outing - so the dear Canon one is now ordered” in their review. Dp Review mentioned “More robust feature set, more comfortable and durable, weatherresistant camera build, faster 6 fps burst speed, vastly improved autofocus sy” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. L. S. Douglas said in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “You will also need to build some good neck / shoulder muscles if you are doing a long stint with a telephoto lens”.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to handle. Mr. Adrian Holloway said “Image quality is roughly the same, though I find it does resolve a touch more detail and the iso handling is definitely better” in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.

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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Waterproof cameras built by Canon have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Technical Features

Two Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners considered that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III had good features. Long Bob mentioned in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Amazon “A truly excellent camera for the professional or advanced amateur, with fast and accurate auto focus facilities producing outstanding prints”. Dp Review said on DP Review “Improved overall image quality, better HD video quality and more robust feature set, more comfortable” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

Some Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers who bought the product thought it had a good flash. K. Williamson wrote in their review four years ago “Still get clean results is a huge bonus to those like me who prefer natural light to flash” .

Good Battery Life

Several customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Techradar gave the Canon EOS 5D Mark III a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Clever technology used in battery” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.

Good Support

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer who bought the product said that it had good technical guidance. Biff mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon in December last year “It will take some getting used to - you really will have to read the manual and get plenty of practice in to produce really good shots” and gave the Canon EOS 5D Mark III a rating of 80 out of 100.

Quite Large Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8". The EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly large screen size (3.2 inches) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III which do not support video recording, the EOS 5D Mark III supports video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark III supports Full HD video.

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Waterproof

The EOS 5D Mark III is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also are waterproof.

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Very High Megapixel Count

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the EOS 5D Mark III's megapixel count of 22.3 megapixels is one of the highest. The average megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 5MP to 23MP.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Memory Slots

Most of the other cameras of this age and spec only have one memory slot, however the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has two memory slots.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III the field of view range from 96% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. At 100 percent, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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950 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a digital camera that takes 950 shots shots per battery charge.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III have JPEG frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III is 200 and the highest is 52,000. At 25,600, the EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 5D Mark III has one of the higher display resolutions amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 540,000 pixels.

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Eight Diaphragm Blades

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a eight diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age have between one and nine diaphragm blades.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III range from 5MP to 24MP. With a total megapixel count of 23.4 megapixels, the EOS 5D Mark III's total megapixel count is one of the most amongst comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III is 0.03s, the longest is 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 9.4s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5D Mark III.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Manual, Movie and Scene are also found on this digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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5760 X 3840 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III has a 5760 x 3840 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5D Mark III the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Three Playback Modes

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of camera playback modes than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras that have been available for more than two years. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III range from 630mAh to 1,800mAh. The EOS 5D Mark III has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,080 milliampere * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The auto focus Servo Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The start-up times of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III range from 1ms to 2,000ms. The EOS 5D Mark III has a quite short start-up time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not able to connect to the internet. One customer said in their reviews that the product was not wifi compatible. Techradar said “No built-in wireless controller” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “No "clean" HDMI output, buttons to control camera settings take some getting used to, we'd love to see some more high frame-rate modes” in their review.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the EOS 5D Mark III does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 5D Mark III does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III do have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The EOS 5D Mark III does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III also do not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EOS 5D Mark III is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5D Mark III are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The EOS 5D Mark III does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Pricey

The price range of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is from £36 to £3,000. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Very Big Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of digital cameras of this age and type range from 2.7 to 22, and the average maximum aperture is 6.5. At only 2.8, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III. The photo effect "Neutral" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only 1920 X 1280 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 1920 x 1280 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 720 x 480 and 5760 x 3840 and 3960 x 2640. Cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The EOS 5D Mark III has a 1280x720@50fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Canon digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps and 640x480@60fps.

A 1280x720@50fps resolution and capture speed is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III.

A 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Thick

With a depth of 76.4 millimeters, the EOS 5D Mark III is fairly thick compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5D Mark III. Waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 1mm and 83mm, and the average depth is 34mm.

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Very Heavy

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g. When compared to other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the weight of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III of 950 grams is one of the heaviest.

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Heavy

With a weight of 0.86 kilograms, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is quite heavy compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III. The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III is 0.39kg.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of this spec and age is 0.01m, the largest is 1.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.22m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.38 meters, the EOS 5D Mark III has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Wide

Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have widths of between 50mm and 160mm, and the average width is 110mm. At 152 millimeters, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is very wide compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 5D Mark III over four years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the EOS 5D Mark III has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Dimension
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(5)
25 March 2015

While I am always as guilty as most to not reading the %^&*(?! manual not so here as this unit stretches me as I would call it a semi-professional model and that is almost beyond me, but I do... Read more…

8 December 2014

This roundup contains the majority of current full-frame camera offerings available. Full-frame cameras have image sensors as large as a frame of 35mm film...

Excellent HDR mode
Detailed raw and JPG files
High quality images
Low noise
Setting a new benchmark for amateur and independent film makers, affordable alternative to pro broadcast cameras, rock solid workhorse-like build
Complicated AF system
A bit pricey
Pricey if you dont require broadcast quality video, slight delay whilst mirror mechanism flips out of the way before video recording can commence, clip duration limited to just under 30 minutes as its
Dynamic range not as good as competitors (deep shadow noise is rather high in raw files)
Auto and Incandescent white balance are quite warm in typical indoor lighting
28 January 2009

The Canon EOS 5D was a revelation. But a lot has happened since then. Nikon and now Sony have full-frame sensors. So while the Canon EOS 5D Mk II is a major development of the original, its never... Read more…

Live View
21 MP
Dual function buttons
Excellent performance and photo quality
Good video capture capabilities and quality
Fiddly white balance controls
Lens
Need to shoot in RAW to get the most out of it
No built-in wireless controller
Large spot meter
25 August 2014
Superb 21MP images
ISO sensitivity of 25 600 means you can shoot even when the sun goes down
Simple user interface
Selfcleaning sensor
Terrific highISO images
Heart attackinducing price tag
Autofocus in movie mode isn't the best
Autofocus system is not as fast as, say
Nikon's
Expensive, no built-in flash, no in-camera anti-shake (which means that, ideally, a stabilised lens is required)
11 May 2012

Die Canon EOS 5D Mark III ist eine hervorragende Kamera, kein Zweifel. Im direkten Vergleich zur 5D Mark II macht deren Nachfolgerin insbesondere in Sachen Autofokus und Anpassbarkeit deutliche...

Image quality
Build
Movie clarity
Improvements over predecessor
Improved AF performance
None
Repositioned buttons may annoy Mark II upgraders
No clean HDMI output
Video and images straight from camera can benefit from a small amount of sharpening
JPEG photos at low ISO sensitivities don't match the generally excellent level of quality that you can otherwise get out of this camera

User Reviews

(109)
Reviewed 5 September 2015 by Devilbliss

Recently I noticed a change in the sound of my shutter. Then a black shadow on the bottom of my frame. Classic signs the shutter is failing. I knew I was past the 150,000 shots the shutter is... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Complicated Menu System
Can't Think Of Any Cons
Can't Think Of Nay Cons
Cant Think Of Any Cons
None
Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Richz5
Richz5 would recommend the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 (Verified Purchase)

After shooting with advanced point and shoot cameras for a number of years I decided to make the jump to a DSLR. I had APS sensor cameras years ago (D70 , D70s era) so I wanted to go full... Read more…

Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
High ISO Performance
Low 6fps Frme Rate
Magnify Botton Bad Locate
A bit expensive
Cost
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 27 August 2013 by Leslie the texture expert
Leslie the texture expert would recommend the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 (Verified Purchase)

I thought I was quite happy with my Canon 7D - and that is a good camera, but I decided I wanted to use a full-sensor camera to pair it with the 85mm for portraits. I'm absolutely loving this... Read more…

Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Quiet
Expensive
No Articulating Lcd Scrn
No built in flash
Battery charger
Noisy At High ISO
Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Weathermon
Weathermon would recommend the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 (Verified Purchase)

I am a professional photographer, photographing portrait, fine art, product and events. I shoot everywhere, and in my studio with Einstein (Paul C Buff) monolights. This camera has taken the 5D Mk... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Menu Cumbersome Slightly
No Tilt Lcd Viewer
Noisy At High ISO
Cost
High price but worth it
Reviewed 5 April 2012 by Oliver P
Oliver P would recommend the Canon EOS 5D Mark 3 (Verified Purchase)

Now that the autofocus system is vastly revamped, as a professional photography camera, there are no longer any gaping weaknesses of the 5D (compared to the 5D Mark II, which had a very weak... Read more…

Clean ISO 12800 for photo
Dramatically better AF
Extra SD slot
Great ISO 5000 for video
Intuitive menu
Non trivial price hike
Choosing Focus System
Excessive Menus
Expensive
Small LCD Screen
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