• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 22.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
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Predecessor: Canon 5D Mark II
5D Mark II vs 5D Mark III
 
Successor: Canon 5D Mark IV
5D Mark III vs 5D Mark IV
Panasonic LX100 II
LX100 vs LX100 II
General
Model Number: 5D Mark III LX100
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $3500.00 $899.99
Street Price: $2,799.00 $597.99
Date Available: 2012-03-20 2014-10-31
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.5 oz (950 g)
includes batteries
13.9 oz (393 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 116 x 76 mm)
4.5 x 2.6 x 2.2 in.
(115 x 66 x 55 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 22.3 12.8
Sensor Format: 35mm 4/3
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.25 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 81 67
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.0 22.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.7 12.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,293 553
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)
4112 x 3088 (12.7 MP, 4:3),
4272 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
4480 x 2520 (11.3 MP, 16:9),
3088 x 3088 (9.5 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 2232 (6.6 MP, 4:3),
3120 x 2086 (6.5 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2240 x 2240 (5.0 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 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), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.0 11.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF n/a
Lens: n/a LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX; 11 elements in 8 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 Dual-sided Aspherical Surface ED Lenses)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual):   10.9 - 34mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.13x
Aperture Range:   f/1.7 (wide) / f/2.8 (tele) - f/16; 9 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   Up to 4x at full resolution
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. Contrast Detection: 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area (flexible / scalable), Pinpoint, Face/Eye Detection, Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / 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 0.38-inch EVF (Live View Finder), 2764K-dots equivalent (field sequential), ~100% coverage, ~1.39x / 0.7x (35mm equiv.) magnification, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 921,600 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x 1.39x
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) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) Auto, Intelligent ISO, ISO 200 - 25600, extendable to 100; 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (center, 7.2%), Spot (center, 1.5%) Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: n/a Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters); Panorama
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0
Flash Range Description: n/a Bundled flash has GN=7m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/4000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 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 RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Monitor Jack, PC-Sync Terminal Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.70
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3 0.73
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 0.73
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.0 11.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 63 130
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0 11.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 18 22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.0 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7 21
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.78 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.060 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.095 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.62 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.061 seconds 0.019 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 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   4.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 200 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 950 shots 270 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E6 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E11 battery grip 7.2v, 1025mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary 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 PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, LoiLoScope (trial version), Adobe Reader
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. 16MP 4/3 sensor (12.8MP effective), 24-75mm eq. f/1.7-2.8 Leica lens, hi-res EVF, 11 fps full-res burst mode, 4K video recording, bundled external flash. Available in black or silver.