Canon Features


The Power to Create

Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Its 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D ideal for shooting in the studio or out in the field. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing fast moving scenes. Add professional-grade HD video recording capabilities and the EOS Mark III is the perfect multimedia tool.

  • Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and colour information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • Take control of EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates, automatic file partitioning, selectable "All i-frame" or IPB compressions, and manual audio level control while recording.
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand your creative possibilities.

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  • What's in the Box
    • EOS 5D Mark III Body
    • Eyecup Eg
    • Battery Pack LP-E6
    • Battery Charger LC-E6
    • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 5D Mark III
    • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
    • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
    • EOS Digital Solution Disc
    • Software Instruction Manual


  • Type

    Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex, camera

  • Settings
    • Auto (AWB)
    • Daylight
    • Shade
    • Cloudy
    • Tungsten light
    • White fluorescent light
    • Flash
    • Custom (Custom WB)
    • Colour temperature

    With an EX-series Speedlite having the colour temperature information transmission feature, the colour temperature setting changes to match the colour temperature when the flash is fired. Set to approx. 6000K if the flash unit does not have the colour temperature communication feature.

  • Auto White Balance

    Auto white balance with the image sensor

  • Colour Temperature Compensation
    • Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
    • Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels

    * Corrected in reference to the current WB mode's colour temperature.

  • Colour Temperature Information Transmission


  • Type

    Eye-level pentaprism

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)

  • Magnification

    Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1° (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))

  • Eye Point

    Approx. 21mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens centre)

  • Dioptric Adjustment Correction

    -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)

  • Focusing Screen


  • Mirror

    Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)

  • Viewfinder Information
    • AF information: AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicator
    • Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning
    • Flash information: Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light
    • Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card information
    • Battery check
    • Composition information: Grid, electronic level
    • Warning symbol: Displayed if any of the following is set – Monochrome, white balance correction, One-touch recording quality switch, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering
  • Depth Of Field Preview

    Enabled with Depth-of-field preview button

  • Image Format

    Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)

  • Image Format 2

    Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG

  • Recording Media

    CF Cards (Type I); Compatible with UDMA CF cards; SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards

  • Compatible Lenses

    Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S Lenses)

  • Lens Mount

    Canon EF mount

  • Type

    High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

  • Pixels

    Effective pixels: Approx. 22.3 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Total pixels: 23.4 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio

    3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

  • Colour Filter System

    RGB primary colour filters

  • Low Pass Filter

    Fixed position in front of the image sensor

  • Dust Deletion Feature

    Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

    • Automatic Sensor Cleaning
    • Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass
    • Self-cleaning executed automatically when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible.
    • Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating

    Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

    • The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images
    • The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots

    Manual cleaning

  • Recording Format

    Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3

  • File Size
    • Large: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
    • Medium: Approx. 9.80 Megapixels (3840 x 2560)
    • S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920) 
    • S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
    • S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
    • RAW: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
    • M-RAW: Approx. 10.50 Megapixels (3960 x 2640)
    • S-RAW: Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920)

    Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

  • Recording Functions
    • Standard: Records to either the CF card or SD card
    • Auto switch card: When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically
    • Record separately: The CF card and SD card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M, S1, S2, S3, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW)
    • Record to multiple: Both the CF card and SD card record the same image at the same image recording quality (Also applies to RAW+JPEG, M+JPEG, and SRAW+JPEG)
  • File Numbering

    The following three types of file numbers can be set:

    • Continuous numbering: The continuous numbering of captured images will continue even after you replace the camera's card. (The numbering continues even when the folder changes)
    • Auto reset: When you replace the camera's card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card
    • Manual reset: Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically
  • RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording

    The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.

  • Colour Space

    Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB

  • Picture Style
    • Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
    • Scene Intelligent Auto will set [Auto] automatically
    • [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1-3]