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Model Name: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon 5D Mark II
5D Mark II vs 5D Mark III
Successor:  
General
Model Number: 5D Mark III
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $3500.00
Street Price: $2,484.86
Date Available: 2012-03-20
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 33.5 oz (950 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 116 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 22.3
Sensor Format: 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.25 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 81
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,293
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5760 x 3840 (22.1 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2560 (9.8 MP, 3:2),
2880 x 1920 (5.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect : 61-point (up to 41 cross-type points); One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8, 10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6.
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter, fixed focusing screen, on demand grid
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,044,000 dots (348,000 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (center, 7.2%), Spot (center, 1.5%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support
Other Memory: UDMA7 compliant
Dual Card Slots: Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Monitor Jack, PC-Sync Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 63
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 18
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.78
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.060
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.095
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.061
Shutter Lag (notes): Optical Viewfinder: Full AF shutter lag, wide-area mode: 0.142s Live View: Full AF shutter lag, phase-detect: 0.823s Full AF shutter lag, contrast-detect: 0.780s Prefocused: 0.060
Startup Time: 0.5
Play -> Record Time: 0.2
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E6
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E11 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 200
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 950
Software
Included Software: Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 22.3-megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 5+ Processor, 61-point AF System, 63-zone iFCL Metering System, 6fps Bursts, Full HD video, 100% OVF, 3.2" 1.04M-dot LCD, Dual Card Slots (SD+CF), HDR Mode, Multiple Exposure Support, Scene Intelligent Auto, Comparative Playback, Dual-Axis Electronic Level, Auto Lighting Optimizer, In-Camera RAW Processing.


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