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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera

£1,519.99
SLR 22.3MP CMOS 5x Nov 2007
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Two industry awards
Exceptional image quality
Exceptional image quality
957 Reviews + 2 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Canon camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Trusted Reviews who concluded that this high megapixel digital camera was good.

The writer at one more expert review site wrote that this Canon digital camera was good. This camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Six experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, reviewed.com, gadgetspeak.com and layersmagazine.com have rated this digital camera on average 85%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 1,122 user reviews the average user rating of this high megapixel digital camera is excellent. 838 reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this digital camera in the top 14% of all the digital cameras of a similar age and type when ranked by average user review score.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Exceptional Image Quality

One hundred and seventy-one owners considered that it was good quality. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Outstanding Image Video quality” . Trusted Reviews mentioned “Exceptional image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com said “Great picture quality” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One hundred and twenty people who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com said two years ago “Focus point control” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Easy to use Detailed photos like no other” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Extraordinary control” in their review.

Fourty-three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Bhphotovideo.com said three years ago “Very Good Options Menu”. Also three years ago Mas gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The noise is more than acceptable at settings that would have blown out my T2i”. Mediamatt wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The one thing that was difficult in the beginning was navigating the vast onboard menu and features” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty-one people who reviewed it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Balanced and easy to hold”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “More Comfortable Grip” in their review. Four years ago Leo D wrote “Easy to hold and shoots well! Much better than the Mark 2 that I had”.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to handle. Tobin rated the product 7 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera handles low light much better” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Tp wrote “The way it handles low light is awesome, I love the dual slots”. Mr. Adrian Holloway wrote on Amazon four years ago “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 review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Two customers said that this digital camera was easy to setup. Four years ago Scott he wrote “The new AF system, dual card slots, ease of setting up custom features” in his review of this digital camera. Ocnstiggs gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera will do a pretty darned good job of setting up for the picture”.

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Good Looking

Seventy-eight owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “I can now take beautiful Fireworks pictures” but despite that they only scored the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 20 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Beautiful LCD display” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Professional Styling” in their review.

Twenty owners who purchased it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Amazing Ergonomics”. Marti said on Bhphotovideo.com “It is more ergonomic and the screen menu is easy to read” in her review of this digital camera. Four years ago Mjm scored it 5 stars and wrote “The lack of some of the ergonomics that I prefer as well as button placement”.

Ten owners who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Fast and smooth autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Smooth Shutter Actuation” in their review. Jesq mentioned “Shutter is very smooth” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and scored it 8 stars.

Seven people who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. The Builder mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The Canon EOS 5D Mark III ia one of the best-selling Mark cameras all the way around and is well designed”. Sawdust wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 5D MkIII is solidly built with excellent design and ergonomics”. The Builder also mentioned “Great feel and look well designed” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was ugly. Toecutter mentioned “The Nikon produces an ugly chroma type noise, at times producing random splattering of noise”. One person reckoned that it was rough. Ben wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It will survive rough care”.

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Built Like a Tank

One hundred and six people said that it was well made. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Weatherproof Sturdy built” in their review of this digital camera. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Built like a tank” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Solid grip” although they only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

Fifteen customers who bought the product wrote that it was strong and durable. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Durable Heavy-duty Body”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Fast durable ergonomics” in their review. Marti wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The 5D MARK III camera is a dream for a professional or advanced photographer who needs a camera that is durable, relatively light in weight” and scored the product 8 stars.

Six people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was reliable. Madlawmedia gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Use it for photography and video professionally and its hard to get a more reliable piece of machinery”. Lukas Taxi Driver wrote on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “I've waited too long to upgrade my trusty 5Dm2's” in their review of this digital camera. Chippy. wrote in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Look forward to a long and happy retirement with the canon 5d Mk111 as a trusty companion”.

Two people who reviewed it said that it was sealed. Toecutter said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Most of the "L" lenses are fully dust & weather sealed”. Five years ago Event Horizon mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Quick memu, speed, sealed body and sensor clean, many modes, etc.” in their review of this digital camera.

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Bhphotovideo.com said “5) Decent warranty (full accidental damage protection” yet they only scored this digital camera 20 out of 100.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Bhphotovideo.com said “5) Decent warranty (full accidental damage protection” yet they only scored this digital camera 20 out of 100.


Exceptional Image Quality

Three hundred and twenty-six people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Bestbuy.com said four years ago “Pictures are great as long as you have good lenses”. Bhphotovideo.com said “Event photography” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review however despite that they only rated it 20 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Photo quality” in their review.

One hundred and thirty-six customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com said “Low light abilities” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Five years ago Walmart.com wrote “Good in Low Light” nonetheless they rated it 20 out of 100. Walmart.com also said “Great in low light and photo detale” in their review.

One hundred and eleven customers who bought it thought it had a good ISO range. Five years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Enhanced ISO rangeperformance”. Also five years ago Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Better ISO range” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Sehr gute bis exzellente Bildqualitt und Detailwiedergabe bis ISO 3.200”.

Eighty customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Walmart.com wrote five years ago “Great Resolution” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they scored it 20 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com wrote three years ago “Continuous Shooting” although they only rated this digital camera 20 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “HDR shooting feature” in their review.

Thirty-three people said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Quality sensor” however they scored the product 20 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Self Cleaning Sensor” in their review. Nephron said on Bhphotovideo.com “Love the larger sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Exposure Control

Two people who purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark III agreed that it had good exposure controls. Five years ago Castle Pines Images wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Oh and I must mention 3, 5, or 7 shot exposure bracketing (with unlimited increments)! And BTW, Live View now simulates exposure setting and gives reliable support for manual focusing (at 10x zoom” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Fernando mentioned also five years ago “Full video exposure control is one I look forward to fully testing” in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Good Viewfinder

Twenty-seven owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen. Pacific 47 wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Bhphotovideo.com “The LCD screen is incredible”. Five years ago Shalloend wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The large LCD screen is great” in their review of this digital camera. Weathermon wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Previewing on the beautiful display” .

Twenty-three owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Four years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Viewfinder grid overlay” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Bright viewfinder” in their review. Maplesyrup mentioned “The camera has a nearly 100% viewfinder which is amazingly nice coming from the Rebel series” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.

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Good Autofocus

Two hundred and fourteen owners who purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark III thought it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Autofocus system” . Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Impressive Auto-focus” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Fast single shot focus” in their review.

Fifty-five owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens. Mas wrote “A super nice lens for only a few hundred more than the body alone”. Mfp said on Bhphotovideo.com “The unexpected surprise was how good the kit lens is”. Lukpad wrote “Awesome camera and lens” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review and scored the product 7 stars.

Seven people agreed that this digital camera had a good zoom. Israel Thompson wrote in his review of this digital camera “As a previous Mark II user, I'd have to say the only thing that I'm still having a hard time getting used to is the zoom feature when reviewing images” and rated it 4 stars. Nabby mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Bhphotovideo.com “Am very pleased with them! I am having to adjust to not having the extra magnification length with my zoom lens on the full frame”. Robphoton mentioned “Their Holy Trinity lenses, considered excellent, are all zoom lenses and not primes” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Walmart.com mentioned “Good Image Stabilization”.

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Fantastic Video Performance

One hundred and six customers who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording. Trusted Reviews said in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Fantastic video performance” although they only scored it 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com said five years ago “Great looking video” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Pro-level Video Functions” in their review.

Good Flash

Eighteen customers who bought the product thought it had a good flash. Five years ago Mike wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The active AF point does flash in one shot mode after AF lock is achieved” in his review of this digital camera. Highwaydude wrote on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “My only wish was that it had built in flash, thou 90% of my photos I take are of nature” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Mike P wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “Sort of wish it had a built in flash.”.


Features

Good Features

Seventy-six people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Bestbuy.com wrote “Awsome features” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also said “Amazing pics and the features are amazing” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Loaded with advanced features” but despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars.


Support

Good Support

Seventeen customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Mc wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “Instructions were easy to understand” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Four years ago Lrmichelle wrote in their review of this digital camera “I almost never shoot on auto exposure (I prefer manual).” and rated it 6 stars. Laguna Lou mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Works perfect with my Manual Focus Zeiss 100mm 2.0 This is notable because with my Canon 60D, focus was off 90% of the time” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good customer support. Tony he mentioned “Fast shipping and good customer support”.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 5D Mark III has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D810 (£1,674.99), or the D610 + AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR + AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED + 32GB both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The EOS 5D Mark III has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Battery

2200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The EOS 5D Mark III is a camera that takes 2,200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The EOS 5D Mark III supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The EOS 5D Mark III features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Sixteen customers considered that it had a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Uses the LP 6 battery” in their review. Mark said on Bhphotovideo.com “Battery life is really superb” in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Fourty-seven owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good body shape. Bhphotovideo.com said “Metal Constructed Body” in their review of this digital camera. Marti wrote in her Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “This is an even better body”. Mw said in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “I'm a photographer and LOVE this body” .

Thirty-seven customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Mick mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It's the perfect size and weight to balance heavier L glass”. Jack from Maine scored it 7 stars and he mentioned “It is a heavier build”. Five years ago Jim mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera feels a lot heavier than the MKII, even though the specs show only 2 oz” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Eleven customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Jaxxphotos wrote “For a non - 1 series it has excellent autofocus, good low light qualities and a compact body” in their review of this digital camera. Pazo Pittman gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “Compact compared to video cameras” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Four years ago Orth Photography gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “My test using RAW images on SanDisk cards #1 compact flash 32 GB 60MB/s vs #2 SD 64 GB 95MB/s - #1 CF card shoots 18 images then slows”.

Seven people considered that this digital camera was good structurally. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Sturdy construction”. Louiev said “Solid construction, awesome LCD” in their review of this digital camera. Joe325 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “Solid construction, excellent color reproduction”.

Two people concluded that it was thin. Bestbuy.com said “The narrow depth of field allows this camera to seperate the subject from the background rendering that magic 3D look” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Mick said “It focuses so much better, especially with fast lenses with razor thin depth of field” and rated it 6 stars.

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Very Heavy

The weights of high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera range from 90g to 1.5kg. The weight of the EOS 5D Mark III of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Quiet

Seventy-three customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was quiet. Bhphotovideo.com wrote four years ago “Very Silent”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Silent shutter” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Quiet shooting mode” in their review.

Twenty-one people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Inbuilt Noise Reduction”. Bhphotovideo.com said “High ISOLow Noise” but they only rated this digital camera 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Noise in hiISO is good” in their review.

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Inbuilt Noise Reduction

Twenty-one people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Inbuilt Noise Reduction”. Bhphotovideo.com said “High ISOLow Noise” but they only rated this digital camera 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Noise in hiISO is good” in their review.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Fifty-two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Really good price” yet they gave it a score of 1 stars. Product-Reviews.net mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Now today we have the news that rival manufacturer Canon have revealed the EOS 5D Mk III DSLR, which has been priced and date”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera that turned digital still cameras into affordable workhorses for videographers”.

Seventeen people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was expensive. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com said “With competition like Nikon D800 in the market, this one from Canon seems a little overpriced”. Jason in Tuscany said four years ago “Really expands your options if you're upgrading from a less expensive camera” in his review of this digital camera. Five years ago Sparkie mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Have hesitated to purchase an expensive full frame camera to use in the field”.

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Pricey

High megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years range in price from £33 to £6,599. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Smart TV

Does Not Have Gps

Four owners thought it did not have gps. Bestbuy.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Doesn't have WIFI and GPS built into it like the new 6D”. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Needs Built In Gps”.


Light Exposure

Only Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera the worst image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 5D Mark III has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Nikon D610 + AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR + AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED + 32GB (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the EOS 5D Mark III has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Nine Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the EOS 5D Mark III.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers paging zone eos5dmarkiii, paging zone f28l, canon f28l, f3556l
Barcodes 00013803142433, 00013803142457, 00138031424332, 00138031424578, 00520361639959, 00845251037128, 00845251056907, 00845251064308, 00845251064315, 03662362008123, 03662362008130, 03662362008154, 03662362008192, 04960999810133, 04960999810140, 06200533993662, 06200533993693, 08714574508870, 08714574583334, 08714574583341, 08714574583358, 08714574583365

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