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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Reviews
83 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
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Value for Money
Good
67
Age
7 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A classic and high image quality 950g camera, with a very good spec. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, features multi burst mode and is dustproof. Customers report that it has an outstanding lens, a good picture resolution and it produces very good images.
Features We Love:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
High megapixels (22.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
22.3MP
5760 X 3840
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
950g
5x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3.2"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5D Mark III number 204 in best selling cameras and number 269 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
86
Features
72
Popularity
62
Value for Money
68
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 95%, based on 83 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
10 fps, 110 frame burst
Camera delivers 10 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 110 large jpegs or 30 RAW ima
Dual "DIGIC III" processors

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the EOS 5D Mark III with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography, ranking number 204 in landscape photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 273 in everyday photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (83 reviews)

83%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

Picture Quality
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21
Lens System
28
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Viewfinder / Screen
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Video Capability
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Features
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Price
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Flash
9
1
Design
20
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Noise Level
12
6
Ease of Use
13
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Size and Weight
4
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Robustness
2
6
Portrait Photography
3
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Landscape Photography
3
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Product Quality
2
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Capacity
3
0
Battery
3
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Most Owners Thought it Was a Bit Expensive

Four people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was expensive.

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Bad Value for Money
5 people agree
8 people disagree
  • ... produce really good shots. In truth the image quality is no better than that of other cameras in the Canon range that cost a lot less. Has some very good ...
    Biff - Amazon 7 Mar 2015
  • 90% of a EOS1DX at less then half the cost. Absolutely superb, a top of the line camera 90% of a 1x at less than half the price.
    Kevin "zed" - Amazon 5 Sep 2014
  • ... less then half the cost. Absolutely superb, a top of the line camera 90% of a 1x at less than half the price.
    Kevin "zed" - Amazon 5 Sep 2014
  • ... less then half the cost. Absolutely superb, a top of the line camera 90% of a 1x at less than half the price...
    Kevin - Amazon 4 Sep 2014
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    Expensive
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Customer Thought it Was of a Good Quality
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    Three People Thought This Digital Camera Was Reliable

    Two people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was well made.

  • ... does not have an built in flash,big deal?Seriously you will never see a real photographer using a built in flash,they are best kept for Compacts,and Im ...
    Toecutter - Amazon 22 Feb 2013
  • ... overtakes it on an escalating scale as the ISOS increase.The Canon 5D does not have an built in flash,big deal?Seriously you will never see a real photographer ...
    Toecutter - Amazon 22 Feb 2013
  • One Customer Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time
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    Four People Thought This Digital Camera Was Not a Good Size

    Three people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was heavy and bulky.

  • ... Bear in mind the camera is heavy especially when you are teaming the camera with an L quality lens - otherwise probably you won't do the camera full justice. I ...
    Martyw1971 - Amazon 4 Aug 2015
  • ... do, at least for now. The only problem for me is it can be rather heavy with the grip on so probably not a camera for travellers.
    Thanglv - Amazon 12 Nov 2013
  • ... say... The MKIII looks and feels much more solid than the MKII. I quite like bulky cameras, so that wasn't a problem for me. They've changed some of the ...
    D. Calvert - Amazon 8 Feb 2013
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    Several people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was really good-looking, ergonomic and was smooth.

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    Very Good-Looking
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... than the 7D. Fast and accurate autofocus even with a 1.4x extender. Beautiful camera.
    Michael S Brazier - Amazon 16 May 2014
  • A Superb & Beautiful Camera. I Felt like I had been kicked in the teeth when Nikon announced their 36MP D800,so much so that I held off until Jan '13 buying ...
    Toecutter - Amazon 22 Feb 2013
  • ... L lenses are superior to any other brand right now. Just take a look at the stunning 70-200mm mk2 f.2.8 or the lense which is considered to be the best ...
    Julie -. Marie Whitaker - Amazon 30 Jul 2015
  • ... using the Custom White Balance setting. Flesh tones look much better now - although they still look a tiny bit yellow. Thankfully the green tinge has just ...
    D. Calvert - Amazon 8 Feb 2013
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    Very Ergonomic
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Smooth
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Eight People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was easy to use, had good controls and was easy to handle.

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    Easy to Use
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... change between focus points easily and select different points when using landscape or portrait is really handy. The focus seems quicker and more accurate ...
    SO8 - Amazon 7 Jun 2013
  • ... video mode. Some competitors have this feature and for most amateur videographers this would be very handy. - No articulating screen. Not a big issue, ...
    R.E. Viewer - Amazon 19 Mar 2014
  • ... would be very handy. - No articulating screen. Not a big issue, but can be handy at times. *SUMMARY* This is without doubt a top piece of kit, at top money. ...
    R.E. Viewer - Amazon 19 Mar 2014
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    Has Good Controls
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought This Digital Camera Had Nice Technical Features

    Three people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III had good features.

  • ... professional or advanced amateur, with fast and accurate auto focus facilities producing outstanding prints.
    Long Bob - Amazon 7 Sep 2013
  • ... blows away any comparison to the 5d Mark II.

    Another great feature is the silent shutter mode, perfect if you dont want to make too much noise ...
    Graham Murphy - Amazon 1 Apr 2014
  • ... perfect combination of lens and camera body. The most useful feature is I think the array of autofocus options and the speed with which the camera locks ...
    Martyw1971 - Amazon 4 Aug 2015
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had an OK Noise Level

    Five people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III wasn't noisy.

  • ... Camera, Previously owned 40D & 7D, First obvious Improvement was lack of Noise in less than perfect shooting conditions, Main Lens used are Canon 24-105 ...
    Jonboy - Amazon 20 Feb 2014
  • ... resolution is truly amazing, the low light shooting at ISO 8000 is sharp and very low in noise. The layout of all of the controls feels a natural evolution, ...
    Doug - Amazon 17 Mar 2013
  • ... resolution is truly amazing, the low light shooting at ISO 8000 is sharp and very low in noise.

    The layout of all of the controls feels a natural ...
    Doug "Doug" - Amazon 17 Mar 2013
  • ... Nikon,the Canons noise profile is more like a film look,the Nikon produces an ugly chroma type noise,at times producing random splattering of noise.Lets ...
    Toecutter - Amazon 22 Feb 2013
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Capacity
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    More Than 10 People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III had a superb lens and autofocus.

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    Has an Outstanding Lens
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... build quality is superb, take the 70-200 F2.8 for example, as well as being a fantastic lens,is a thing of tactile and visual beauty,an absolute pleasure ...
    Toecutter - Amazon 22 Feb 2013
  • ... are to additions I'd advise other buyers to consider. First, the camera needs a good lens and whilst after paying this much for a camera it might be tempting ...
    Dr. Paul Ell - Amazon 22 Aug 2013
  • There are enough detailed reviews but I believe my summary would be;

    - The 5D Mark III is a massive step up from the 5D Mark II, so if you are ...
    S. Smith - Amazon 30 Jan 2013
  • ... versus the 7D. The AF is just incredible, it just nails every shot. Coupled with a fast lens, (my most used lens is the legendary 70-200mm f2.8l IS II, ...
    LondonBairn - Amazon 10 Nov 2012
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    Has a Brilliant Autofocus
    7 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Six People Thought the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III had a good viewfinder and screen.

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    Has a Good Viewfinder
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... leap that camera was from the original 5D. Aimed at keen amateurs or pro's it is full frame with a bright viewfinder. I bought it for use at weddings with ...
    SO8 - Amazon 7 Jun 2013
  • ... shutter speed, well this camera should be called a fast camera. The viewfinder is so impressive, in these instances where I have shot bands etc in low ...
    Daniel Round - Amazon 21 Jun 2014
  • ... the fantastic advantages that come with this camera, such as the 100% viewfinder which is sooo sharp and clear, the extremely high ISO capabilities and ...
    Daniel Round - Amazon 21 Jun 2014
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    Has a Good Screen
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 50 People Thought This Digital Camera Produced Good Quality Pictures

    Over 10 people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was very able to produce good images and had a good picture resolution. Several people also thought that it was superb in low light, had a good image sensor and had a very good picture quality.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    15 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... close.....

    UPDATE - I used the 5D M3 for astro photography and the images are stunning. I did not find the D800's sensor was as good in this ...
    S. Smith - Amazon 30 Jan 2013
  • ... my 5d mk3 for three months now I can truly say it is stunning. The pictures are awesome and the low light performance is better than my Canon 7D. I have ...
    Julie -. Marie Whitaker - Amazon 30 Jul 2015
  • Amazing camera. Had this a while takes great images can't fault it. was using a cropped sensor and this blows it out of the water. just buy one .
    Boombucket - Amazon 19 Oct 2015
  • ... very useful. The screen is larger with an improved resolution and is lovely to view images on. We now the ability to rate and compare images side by side ...
    Mr. Adrian Holloway - Amazon 14 Jan 2013
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    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    13 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Brilliant in Low Light
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    6 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Four People Thought it Was Good for Video Capture

    Four people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was good for video recording.

  • ... good video functions, which does set it apart from others. It does produce very good movies. It probably is a little too expensive for what it is.
    Biff - Amazon 7 Mar 2015
  • ... of other cameras in the Canon range that cost a lot less. Has some very good video functions, which does set it apart from others. It does produce very ...
    Biff - Amazon 7 Mar 2015
  • ... feels solid in the hands [like the 7d] good grippy texture. Video mode is fun to play with too, with HD 1080p video playback.
    Adam - Amazon 27 Feb 2015
  • ... advertising myself but if no where said autofocus wasn't an option in video mode then it is not very good from Canon not to make that clear, but yes; if ...
    Daniel Round - Amazon 21 Jun 2014
  • The Majority of Owners Thought the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Had a Good Flash

    Four people thought that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III had a good flash.

  • ... the camera far less intrusive. The extra slot for an SD card in addition to the compact flash gives a lot more flexibility and high capacity SD cards are ...
    SO8 - Amazon 7 Jun 2013
  • ... does not have an built in flash,big deal?Seriously you will never see a real photographer using a built in flash,they are best kept for Compacts,and Im ...
    Toecutter - Amazon 22 Feb 2013
  • Superb Upgrade from Cropped bodies.... If you read on you will find that this review is aimed for the amateur who is thinking of buying a 5D3.

    M. A. Nolan - Amazon 9 Nov 2012
  • ... speeds than with the MkII and still get clean results is a huge bonus to those like me who prefer natural light to flash. There are also other subtle improvements ...
    K. Williamson - Amazon 1 Nov 2012
  • One Person Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    How Good Are Canon Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    5760 x 3840 pixels image resolution
    Supports Full HD video
    Features multi burst mode
    Large display diagonal
    Big digital zoom
    Has an HDMI
    Dustproof
    950 battery life
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    High display resolution
    Features brightness adjustment
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Supports live view
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Features multi-shot function
    Has an orientation sensor
    Features calendar
    Supports dioptic correction
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has a tripod mount
    Lightning quick start-up time
    Has an HDMI port
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Has a microphone in
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has a headphone output
    Supports direct printing
    Has an external flash connector
    Not waterproof
    Does not have a GPS
    Heavy
    Does not have a built-in flash
    Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
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    Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

    High Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III of 22.3MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 92% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The EOS 5D Mark III's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 84% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 100, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the EOS 5D Mark III of only 0.000125s is in the shortest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

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    5760 X 3840 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a maximum image resolution of 5760 x 3840 pixels. That's 39% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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    Not Waterproof

    The EOS 5D Mark III is not waterproof, although keep in mind that 94% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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    Does Not Have a GPS

    Like most other digital cameras, the EOS 5D Mark III does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports Full HD video, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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    Heavy

    The weight of the EOS 5D Mark III of 950g is heavier than 97% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III does not have a built-in flash. 74% of digital cameras do have a built-in flash.

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    Features Multi Burst Mode
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    The EOS 5D Mark III features multi burst mode. 86% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The EOS 5D Mark III's display diagonal of 3.2" is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 6.7".

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    Big Digital Zoom

    The EOS 5D Mark III's digital zoom of 5x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 70% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an HDMI, unlike 62% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Dustproof
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    The EOS 5D Mark III is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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    950 Battery Life

    Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III which takes 950 battery life.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    High Display Resolution

    The EOS 5D Mark III's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The EOS 5D Mark III features brightness adjustment, unlike 81% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Supports Live View

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports live view, unlike 85% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a flash exposure lock. 83% of cameras do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The EOS 5D Mark III has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Features Multi-Shot Function

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features multi-shot function, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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    Has an Orientation Sensor

    The EOS 5D Mark III has an orientation sensor. 94% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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    Features Calendar

    The EOS 5D Mark III features calendar, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The EOS 5D Mark III supports dioptic correction, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The EOS 5D Mark III features flash exposure compensation, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a tripod mount. 77% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Lightning Quick Start-Up Time

    The start-up time of the EOS 5D Mark III of only 1ms is in the fastest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average start-up time of all digital cameras is 720ms, with the fastest being 0.1ms and the slowest being 3,000ms.

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The EOS 5D Mark III has an HDMI port. 74% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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 video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    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.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Has a Microphone in

    The EOS 5D Mark III has a microphone in. 90% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Has a Headphone Output

    The EOS 5D Mark III has a headphone output. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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    Supports Direct Printing

    The EOS 5D Mark III supports direct printing, unlike 85% of digital cameras which do not support direct printing.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The EOS 5D Mark III has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 269 out of 393 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Canon EOS 5D Mark III Release Date

    March 2012

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    How Big is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is 152mm wide and 76.4mm tall. It is 116.4mm deep and weighs 950g.

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    Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specification

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