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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera

SLR 22.3MP 4.3x Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Release Date
Canon's APS-H size (28.1 x 18.7 mm) CMOS sensor combines superb colour rendering with a wide dynamic range. Its inherent low-noise characteristics ensure smooth results at high sensitivities. A... More
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49 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.de and gadgetspeak.com this camera has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon camera is in the top 15%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 203 user reviews this camera has a superb overall user rating. This puts this waterproof camera in the top 12% of all the cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by average user review score.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D Mark III concluded that it had a good screen. Brutal De Luxe said in their review on Amazon “The screen on canon is EASY scratchable (why its not a gorilla? No idea) - you have been warned”. R.e. Viewer rated this digital camera 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “For most amateur videographers this would be very handy.- No articulating screen”.

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers who bought it considered that it had a good viewfinder. Daniel Round mentioned on Amazon “The viewfinder is so impressive, in these instances where I have shot bands etc in low light” in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. So8 mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Aimed at keen amateurs or pro's it is full frame with a bright viewfinder”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners considered that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was able to produce good images. Bearman said in their review “The one proviso relates to the HDR mode where I have found that I get better results creating HDR pictures in post processing with both Photoshop CC”. Ben Parker wrote “The a99 took a precision image that clinically and under testing” and rated this digital camera as very good. Ben Parker also said “They lacked the 'real' in the images, that only the 5d MkIII has given me in 15 years of image taking”.

Thirteen people who purchased it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Doug gave it a very good rating and he wrote on Amazon “The resolution is truly amazing”. Dr. Paul Ell wrote “Fast shooting is a notable improvement over the previous model with at least 6 frames per second sustained for a remarkably long period” in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Dr. Paul Ell also said “With fast shooting and a multitude of focussing options I've started to become short of storage capacity”.

Several Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good in low light. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Low light is excellent” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Julie -. Marie Whitaker said “The pictures are awesome and the low light performance is better than my Canon 7D” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Martyw1971 mentioned on Amazon “Add to that its astonishing low light performance and functionality and it is a winning combination” and scored it 5 stars.

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

Some people agreed that it had a good ISO range. Doug wrote “The low light shooting at ISO 8000 is sharp” in his review and scored it 5 stars. Michael S Brazier wrote in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III two years ago “Excellent ISO performance”. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III “Better ISO range” .

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Good Quality Lens

Several people thought it had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “A substantial and competent camera/lens combination”. Anthony Gascoyne wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The quality of the camera plus the matching of Canon Lens is unbeatable”. Bearman wrote on Amazon “My old camera and lens combination was a real dust hoover”.

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

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Acceptable Noise Level

Seven people who purchased it mentioned that it was quiet. Two years ago Graham Murphy wrote “Another great feature is the silent shutter mode, perfect if you dont want to make too much noise at a shoot” in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III review and gave the product a very good review score. So8 wrote on Amazon “The silent shooting mode was brilliant at the wedding I was at - it goes down to 3fps” and scored it 5 stars. Dp Review wrote “Silent jog dial for uninterrupted audio recording” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

One person considered that the product was noisy.

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Easy to Use

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Two years ago Bearman wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “Most of the menus and functions are intuitive and easy enough to find for someone used to using a Canon EOS” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Three years ago D. Calvert mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon “Indeed the control on how you can make your camera behave on the focussing front is massive”. Doug mentioned in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon “Now this is just a superb, sublime piece of kit to use” and scored it 5 stars.

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

Some customers agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. So8 mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review “I used the camera with a PixelPro handgrip which though seemingly well made broke on it's outing - so the dear Canon one is now ordered”.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to assemble. L. S. Douglas said “You will also need to build some good neck / shoulder muscles if you are doing a long stint with a telephoto lens” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to handle. Mr. Adrian Holloway he said on Amazon three 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.

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Robust

A number of customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Adrian mentioned on Amazon this month “EyeFi SD card (this is an SD card that also has a WIFI dongle built in somehow - this will probably be included inside the next revision of the camera” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. Three years ago D. Calvert wrote “Feels much more solid than the MKII” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Two years ago Graham Murphy mentioned in his review “The ISO performance is unbelievable!You get a solid, tough camera”.

Three Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 5D Mark III concluded that it was strong and durable. Martyw1971 mentioned on Amazon “This camera is robust, versatile, fast” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Two years ago Dp Review mentioned “Weatherproof Sturdy built” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Dp Review also said “More robust feature set, more comfortable and durable, weatherresistant camera build, faster 6 fps burst speed, vastly improved autofocus sy”.

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewer who purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark III concluded that it was reliable. Chippy. mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Amazon two years ago “Happy retirement with the canon 5d Mk111 as a trusty companion”.

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Kim M said on Amazon “Item returned as it was used and damaged”. One customer who bought it thought it was sealed. Toecutter wrote “Most of the "L" lenses are fully dust & weather sealed” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product as very good.

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Nice Design

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Amazon “It is easier to use than the 7D and it is used professionally too so I guess that must be pretty good too.I now get to worry about vignetting”. H. Fryer said “It also (!) takes beautiful photos thanks to its full-frame sensor.” in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Michael S Brazier mentioned in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III “Beautiful camera”.

One person who purchased it thought it was smooth. John Harper wrote last year “It is silky smooth” in his review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

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Good Size

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

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

One Canon EOS 5D Mark III owner mentioned in their reviews that it was thick. Brutal De Luxe wrote “BUY IMMEDIATELY SCREEN PROTECTOR FOR IT (thicker = better” in their review and scored the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 5 stars. One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good weight. Jonboy wrote in their review of this digital camera “My only downer is weight”.

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Good Product Quality

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

Good Video Capture

A number of Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviewers agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording. Adam said on Amazon “Video mode is fun to play with too, with HD 1080p video playback” in his review. Biff wrote “Has some very good video functions, which does set it apart from others” in their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Biff also mentioned “It does produce very good movies”.

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

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Good Flash

A number of customers agreed that it had a good flash. K. Williamson wrote in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review on Amazon four years ago “Still get clean results is a huge bonus to those like me who prefer natural light to flash”.

Good Technical Features

A few Canon EOS 5D Mark III owners who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Long Bob scored it very highly and he wrote “A truly excellent camera for the professional or advanced amateur, with fast and accurate auto focus facilities producing outstanding prints”. Dp Review wrote in their review “Improved overall image quality, better HD video quality and more robust feature set, more comfortable”.

Good Support

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

Good Battery Life

One customer reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Very Large Screen Size

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has one of the largest screen sizes (3.2 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The EOS 5D Mark III supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III do not support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EOS 5D Mark III supports Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 5D Mark III also support Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 5D Mark III has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D Mark III also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5D Mark III, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is waterproof.

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Very High Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the megapixel counts range from 5MP to 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the megapixel count of the EOS 5D Mark III of 22.3 megapixels is one of the highest.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the EOS 5D Mark III has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III have field of view of between 96% and 170%.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Two Memory Slots

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has more memory slots than most of the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most of the cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III only have one memory slot, however this digital camera has two memory slots.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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950 Shots Per Battery Charge

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

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The EOS 5D Mark III has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (25,600) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 5D Mark III is 7,900, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000.

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Very High Display Resolution

When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III, the display resolution of the EOS 5D Mark III of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest. The display resolutions of waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 5D Mark III range from 2.7 to 38. With a maximum aperture of 22, the EOS 5D Mark III's maximum aperture is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Eight Diaphragm Blades

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

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 23.4 megapixels, the EOS 5D Mark III's total megapixel count is one of the most amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average total megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 5D Mark III is 15MP.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average maximum camera shutter speed of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.1s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.03s to 60s.

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

The EOS 5D Mark III has a wider light exposure correction than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most cameras of this spec and age have a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction. The light exposure correction of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 5D Mark III ranges from ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) (worst) to ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Canon camera. The shooting modes Manual, Movie and Scene are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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5760 X 3840 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III has a 5760 x 3840 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III maximum image resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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

The EOS 5D Mark III has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 5D Mark III the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±3EV (1/3 EV step).

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61 Auto Focus Points

61 auto focus points

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a 61 auto focus point digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The EOS 5D Mark III has one of the bigger battery capacities (1,080 milliampere * hour) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of cameras of this type and age is 880mAh, and the battery capacities range from 630mAh to 1,800mAh.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focus Servo Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

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

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III have start-up times of between 1ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 880ms. With a start-up time of only 1 millisecond, the EOS 5D Mark III has a quite short start-up time compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was not able to connect to the internet.

One person concluded that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago Dp Review mentioned in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III review 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”.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 5D Mark III does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III do not have a GPS. The EOS 5D Mark III is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS 5D Mark III is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The EOS 5D Mark III does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 5D Mark III also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

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

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Only Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the EOS 5D Mark III is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effect "Neutral" is also found on this digital camera.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

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

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

The best resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of camera is 1920x1080@30fps.

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Thick

With a depth of 76.4 millimeters, the EOS 5D Mark III is one of the thicker waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The depths of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D Mark III range from 1mm to 83mm.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III that we have assessed, the EOS 5D Mark III's weight of 950 grams is one of the heaviest. The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 5D Mark III is 260g, and the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg.

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Heavy

Digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have weights of between 0.11kg and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.37kg. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and type (0.86 kilograms) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The flash sync-speeds of cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III range from 0.00062s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.43s. The EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 5D Mark III.

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Very Wide

The average width of cameras of this spec and age is 110mm, and the widths range from 50mm to 160mm. When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 5D Mark III that we have assessed the width of, the EOS 5D Mark III's width of 152 millimeters is one of the widest.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of cameras of this age and type range from 0.01m to 0.7m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.15m. At 0.45 meters, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 5D Mark III.

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

Released Over Four Years Ago

This waterproof camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports a CF|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The EOS 5D Mark III has a pretty typical digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Other Features
Colour Space Standard
Weight
Dimension
Operating System
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
White Balance Bracketing
Technical Details
Image Processor

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

(109)
Reviewed 5 September 2015 by Devilbliss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers f3556l, canon 5d, canon f28, 5260b027aa, 5260b009aa, canon eos5, canon f28l, 5260b019ab, canon eos5d, canon eos5dm, canon p241667, canon eos5dma, code 5260b019, canon p220825, canon n301763, canon 5260b019, code 5260b019a, canon p220825p, canon n301763w, canon 1010057b, canon p241667p, canon eos5dmar, canon 5260b023, canon eos5dmark, paging zone f28, canon 5260b019a, code 5260b019aa, canon eos5dmarki, paging zone f28l
Barcodes 00000001607806, 00000001607923, 00000001608806, 00000001609074, 00000001609641, 00000001609818, 00000001609830, 00000001611571, 00000001611727, 00000001612167, 00006536155271, 00006536266567, 00013803142433, 00013803142457, 00017998222338, 00138031424332, 00138031424578, 00520361639959, 00520361640863, 00635131600104, 00635131600159, 00704407732716, 00737484275647, 00845251037128, 00845251056907, 00845251064308, 00845251064315, 00845251093223, 03662362008123, 03662362008130

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