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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera

SLR 22.3MP 4x CMOS Nov 2007
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type 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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48 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Techradar, CNET.de and gadgetspeak.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

EOS 5D Mark III owners on average rated this camera as superb. If all the cameras that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average owner review score then this camera is in the top 12%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Techradar said “Huge image sizes mean huge memory cards”. Techradar also said “And while the movie mode delivers stunning images”. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Great image quality” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III had a good ISO range. Techradar wrote “Excellent high ISO performance”. Dp Review mentioned “Better ISO range”.

Five Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers reckoned that the product had a good picture resolution. Dp Review said on DP Review “Very high resolution”. One person reckoned that the product was good in low light. Dp Review said in their review three years ago “Superb lowlight performance” .

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Good Product Quality

Eleven Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners thought it was good quality. Techradar wrote “Excellent performance and photo quality”. Techradar also mentioned “Impressive image quality even at high ISO”. Dp Review wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “High quality images”.

Robust

Some Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was well made. Techradar mentioned “Solid construction” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Techradar also said “Solid 3.9 fps shooting”. Techradar also mentioned “Solid feel from camera body”.

Several people who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Weatherproof Sturdy built” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “More robust feature set, more comfortable and durable, weatherresistant camera build, faster 6 fps burst speed, vastly improved autofocus sy”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners concluded that it was quiet. Dp Review said on DP Review “Silent jog dial for uninterrupted audio recording” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “Incamera HDR, "Silent" shooting mode”. Dp Review also said “Silent" shooting mode helps capture stealthy candid portraits”.

A number of customers who bought the Canon EOS 5D Mark III agreed that it was noisy. Techradar wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III “Extensive noise at highest ISOs” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers said that it was good for video recording. Techradar wrote eight years ago “Good video capture capabilities and quality” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar also said “Fine still and videos”. Dp Review mentioned “Outstanding Image Video quality”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Canon SLR digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Good Size

Two Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers reckoned that it was a good body shape. Three years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Good high ISO still and video performance, lighter body with weather sealing”. One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good structurally.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Eight years ago Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “ISO 25 600 unusable, banding at high ISOs, chromatic aberrations fail to be removed, users may have preferred faster burst rate andor more advanced focusing system to the inclusion of video mode”.

Easy to Use

Several customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Techradar wrote “Excellent image quality, good noise control, colour rendition, great LCD screen, usable video”. Techradar also wrote “A handy thumb wheel lets you browse through the 5Ds bewilderingly complex list of options on th”.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who purchased the product considered that it had a good screen.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought it thought it had a good battery life. Techradar mentioned “Clever technology used in battery”.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Stills are beautiful, capable of producing superb video, lightning-fast auto-focus, rapid shooting, solidly built”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Dp Review mentioned “Improved overall image quality, better HD video quality and more robust feature set, more comfortable”.

Very Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". At 3.2 inches, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3.2" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Df[pl_1740408_price], the D800[pl_1347009_price], or the D4[pl_1998795_price] all from Nikon.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 5D Mark III supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[plb_964_price], the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price], and the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D Mark III have megapixels of between 4MP and 52MP. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a quite high megapixel (22.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the D600[pl_2079663_price] (24.3MP), or the D800E[pl_2119188_price] (36.3MP) both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price] (24.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[pl_964_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the SLT-A57Y[pl_1611476_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony or the Nikon D5000[plb_1640596_price] (SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III have digital zooms of between 0.71x and 14x. The EOS 5D Mark III has one of the bigger digital zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Canon EOS 1100D[plb_1385668_price] (10x and higher rated), or the Sony NEX-6Y[plb_1609287_price] (14x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A99[pl_1546952_price] both from Sony or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has more memory slotss than most of the digital cameras of this type and age. Most of the cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D Mark III only have one memory slots, however this camera has two memory slotss.

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950 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the EOS 5D Mark III which takes 950 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of cameras of this type and age range from 3fps to 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 34fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the EOS 5D Mark III has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 210,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the EOS 5D Mark III has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III have display resolution (numeric)s of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 5D Mark III has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly many total megapixels (23.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III. The average total megapixels of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III is 19MP.

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Eight Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a eight number of diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this Canon camera.

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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 cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon camera.

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5760 X 3840 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camera has a 5760 x 3840 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 5D Mark III ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Has Two Image Editings

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III. The image editing "Resizing" is also found on this camera.

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61 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

61 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between 9 and 799 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the EOS 5D Mark III which has 61 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. 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 a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of ISO speeds than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "12800", "16000", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Servo Auto Focus" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is DCF 2, but this camera file system is not supported by this Canon camera. The camera file systems DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The EOS 5D Mark III has a better display than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have an LCD display. 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III.

The worst display amongst similar types of camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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14 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Dp Review said “A bit pricey” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Dp Review also said “Quite pricey compared to the camera it replaces”.

Poor Connectivity

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner thought the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was not wifi compatible. Eight years ago Techradar said “No built-in wireless controller”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Dp Review wrote 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 Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS 400D - Rebel XTi[plb_2179517_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The EOS 5D Mark III does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D Mark III also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS 550D[plb_1446732_price].

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III are not 3D. The EOS 5D Mark III is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] both from Sony or the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the D800[pl_1347009_price], or the Df[pl_1740408_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EOS 5D Mark III does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the D800[pl_1347009_price], or the D800E[pl_2119188_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III do not have an image stabilizer. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only 720 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The EOS 5D Mark III has a 720 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1280 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920 and 5760 x 3840 and 3960 x 2640. The still image resolution of all cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 5184 x 3456 (best).

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Camera Playbacks

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most commonly found camera playback found on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5D Mark III. The camera playbacks "Movie" and "Slide show" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The EOS 5D Mark III has one of the smaller battery capacitys (only 1,080 milliampere * hour) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have battery capacitys of between 720mAh and 2,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,400mAh.

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Heavy

The average weight of SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III is 670g. With a weight of 950 grams, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix D7000[plb_268250_price] (690g).

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Released Over Nine Years Ago

It was over nine years ago when Canon released the EOS 5D Mark III.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Compatible Operating Systems
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(3)
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
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

(21)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556l, canon f40, canon f28, canon f40l, canon f28l, canon eos5, 5260b009aa, canon eos5d, canon eos5dm, canon 34um88, canon 34um88p, canon eos5dma, canon 34um88c, canon 5260b009, canon 5260b002, canon eos5dmar, canon 34um88cp, canon 5260b009i, canon eos5dmark, paging zone f28, canon promotion, canon 5260b009iv, canon eos5dmarki, paging zone f28l, paging zone eos5, canon eos5dmarkii, paging zone eos5d
Barcodes 00013803142433, 00013803142457, 00013803221619, 00013803271843, 00013803281347, 00017998222338, 00138031424332, 00138031424578, 00520361639959, 00520361640863, 00635131600104, 00704407732716, 00737484275647, 00845251037128, 00845251056907, 00845251064308, 00845251064315, 00845251093223, 03662362008123, 03662362008130, 03662362008154, 03662362008192, 04960999810119, 04960999810133, 04960999810140, 06200533993662, 06200533993693, 08714574508870, 08714574583266, 08714574583273

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