DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 950

EOS 5D mIII FRT w EF 24-105mm


  • 22.3 megapixel CMOS

  • Large sensor for maximum control over depth of field

  • Sharp images in all conditions

  • High speed shooting

  • Great low light shots

  • Stunning 1080p movies

  • Powerful DIGIC processing

  • Large bright screen for clear viewing

  • Create instant back up of images

  • High Dynamic Range mode

  • Ensures correctly exposured images in all lighting conditions

  • Widest selection of Lenses

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Type

    36 x 24 mm CMOS

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 22.3 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 23.4 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio


  • Low-Pass Filter

    Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating

  • Sensor Cleaning

    EOS integrated cleaning system

  • Colour Filter Type

    Primary Colour

Image Processor

  • Type

    DIGIC 5+


  • Lens Mount

    EF (excludes EF-S lenses)

  • Focal Length

    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens


  • Type

    TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor

  • AF System / Points

    61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8

    The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.

  • AF Working Range

    EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)

  • AF Modes

    AI Focus

    One Shot

    AI Servo

  • AF Point Selection

    Automatic selection: 61 point AF

    Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)

    Manual selection: Spot AF

    Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)

    Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points

    Manual selection: Zone AF

    AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting

  • Selected AF Point Display

    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen

  • AF Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.

  • AF Assist Beam

    Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

  • Manual Focus

    Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

  • AF Microadjustment

    AF Menu

    +/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)

    Adjust all lenses by same amount

    Adjust up to 40 lenses individually

    Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes

    TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC

    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)

    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)

    (3) Spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)

    (4) Centre weighted average metering

  • Metering Brightness Range

    EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

  • AE Lock

    Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.

    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

  • Exposure Compensation

    +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

  • AEB

    2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

  • ISO Sensitivity

    Recommended Exposure Index

    Auto (100-12800), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)

    ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400


  • Type

    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

  • Speed

    30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)

White Balance

  • Type

    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

  • Settings

    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.

    White balance compensation:

    1. Blue/Amber +/-9

    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

  • Custom White Balance

    Yes, 1 setting can be registered

  • WB Bracketing

    +/-3 levels in single level increments

    3 bracketed images per shutter release.

    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


  • Type


  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification

    Approx. 0.71x¹

  • Eyepoint

    Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

  • Dioptre Correction

    -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

  • Viewfinder Information

    AF information: AF point, focus confirmation¹, 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

    Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

  • Eyepiece Shutter

    On strap

LCD Monitor

  • Type

    8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100%

  • Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

    Approx. 170°

  • Coating

    Anti-reflection and Solid Structure

  • Brightness Adjustment

    Adjustable to one of seven levels

  • Display Options

    Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level

File Type

  • Still Image Type

    JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),

    RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

  • RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible

  • Image Size

    JPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S 3)720 x 480

    RAW : (RAW) 5760 x 3840 (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920

  • Folders

    New folders can be manually created and selected

  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering

    (2) Auto reset

    (3) Manual reset

EOS Movie

  • Movie Size

    1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame

    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame

    640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame

  • Movie Length

    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB

Other Features

  • Network Options

    13 Custom Functions with 47 settings

  • Metadata Tag

    User copyright information (can be set in camera)

    Image rating (0-5 stars)

  • LCD Panel / Illumination

    Yes / Yes

  • Water/Dust Resistance

    Yes (equal to EOS-1N)¹

  • Voice Memo


  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor


  • Playback Zoom

    1.5x - 10x

  • Display Formats

    (1) Single image with information (2 levels)

    (2) Single image

    (3) 4 image index

    (4) 9 image index

    (5) Magnified view

    (6) 2 image compare display

    (7) Movie edit

  • SlideShow

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating

    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

    Repeat: On/Off

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes

    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert


  • Image Erase Protection

    Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images

    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

  • Menu Categories

    (1) Shooting menu (x4)

    (2) AF Menu (x5)

    (3) Playback menu (x3)

    (4) Setup menu (x4)

    (5) Custom Functions menu (x4)

    (6) My Menu

  • Menu Languages

    25 Languages

    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

  • Firmware Update

    Update possible by the user.


  • Computer

    Hi-Speed USB

  • Other

    HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

Direct Print

  • Canon Printers

    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

  • PictBridge



  • Type

    CompactFlash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card

Supported Operating System

  • PC

    Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)

    OS X v10.6-10.7

  • Macintosh

    Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)

    OS X v10.6-10.7


  • Image Processing

    Digital Photo Professional

  • Other

    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor

    * Requires optional accessory

Power Source

  • Batteries

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings

  • Battery Life

    Approx. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹

    Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

  • Battery Indicator

    6 levels + percentage

  • Power Saving

    Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.

  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6


  • Viewfinder

    Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C

  • Wireless File Transmitter

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7

  • Lenses

    All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)

  • Flash

    Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

  • Remote Controller / Switch

    Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6

  • Other

    Hand Strap E2, GP-E2

Physical Specifications

  • Body Materials

    Magnesium Alloy body covers

  • Operating Environment

    0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm

  • Weight (Body Only)

    Approx. 950

*Recommended Exposure Index

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

¹ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level

¹ Environmental protection

¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses