• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 22.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
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Predecessor: Canon 5D Mark II
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Successor: Canon 5D Mark IV
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General
Model Number: 5D Mark III 6D Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $3500.00 $1999.00
Street Price: $2,899.00 $1,399.00
Date Available: 2012-03-20 2017-07-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.5 oz (950 g)
includes batteries
55.0 oz (1,560 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 116 x 76 mm)
5.7 x 4.4 x 2.9 in.
(144 x 111 x 75 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Canon
Effective Megapixels: 22.3 26.2
Sensor Format: 35mm 35mm
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.25 microns 5.67 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 81 85
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.0 24.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7 11.9
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,293 2,862
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)
6240 x 4160 (26.0 MP, 3:2),
4160 x 2768 (11.5 MP, 3:2),
3120 x 2080 (6.5 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6240 x 3504 (21.9 MP, 16:9),
4160 x 2336 (9.7 MP, 16:9),
3120 x 1752 (5.5 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
5536 x 4160 (23.0 MP, 4:3),
3680 x 2768 (10.2 MP, 4:3),
2768 x 2080 (5.8 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4160 x 4160 (17.3 MP, 1:1),
2768 x 2768 (7.7 MP, 1:1),
2080 x 2080 (4.3 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2 JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.0 6.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC); MOV ((Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, FHD time-lapse only), Motion JPEG (4K time-lapse only))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF Canon EF
Lens: n/a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM; 17 elements in 12 groups, including 4 glass-molded (GMo) aspherical elements on 5 surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual):   24 - 105mm
Zoom Ratio:   4.38x
Aperture Range:   f/4 - f/22; 10-bladed aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 77.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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. OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 45-points, up to 45 cross-type (f/5.6), 1 dual-cross (f/2.8 and f/5.6), 27 support f/8 (9 cross-type); Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
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 SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~98% coverage, ~0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x 0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x 0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,044,000 dots (348,000 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 40000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) Auto, 100 - 40000 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to L (50), H1 (51200) and H2 (102400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (center, 7.2%), Spot (center, 1.5%) 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor: 63-zone Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (center, 6.5%), Spot (center, 3.2%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto, Special Scene (Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Panning, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), 2 Custom User Settings
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 10s, 2s, 2-10 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual, FE Lock
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory: UDMA7 compliant  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC); MOV ((Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, FHD time-lapse only), Motion JPEG (4K time-lapse only))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless Optional wired, IR wireless, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Monitor Jack, PC-Sync Terminal Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 <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 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.0 6.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 63 98
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0 6.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 18 20
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0 6.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 18
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.78 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.060 seconds 0.101 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.095 seconds 0.063 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.061 seconds 0.059 seconds
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 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 200 shots 380 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 950 shots 1200 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E6 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E11 battery grip LP-E6N or LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
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. Can shoot 4K time-lapse movies (30p, Motion JPEG)