• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 22.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-r
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Predecessor: Pentax K-x
K-x vs K-r
Canon 5D Mark II
5D Mark II vs 5D Mark III
Successor:   Canon 5D Mark IV
5D Mark III vs 5D Mark IV
General
Model Number: K-r 5D Mark III
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $849.95 $3500.00
Street Price:   $2,299.00
Date Available: 2010-10-15 2012-03-20
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 30.1 oz (852 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
33.5 oz (950 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(125 x 97 x 68 mm)
6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 116 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 22.3
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.53 microns 6.25 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 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: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 72 81
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.9 24.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4 11.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 750 2,293
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, Other),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
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 2.21), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG (EXIF v2.3), RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.6 6.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (25)
640x480 (25)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Canon EF
Lens: smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX IX TTL phase-detect 11-point (9 cross) AF: 11 pt auto, 5 pt auto, AF pt select, center/spot 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? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, ~96% coverage, ~0.85x mag., -2.5 to +1.5 diopter 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 No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.57x 0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.85x 0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots 1,044,000 dots (348,000 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: Auto: 200-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expandable to 100-25600; Manual: 200-12800 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expandable to 100-25600 Auto, 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Flash, CTE, Manual Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 16-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (center, 7.2%), Spot (center, 1.5%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [JPG], Night Snap [JPG], Night Scene HDR [JPG]), Sensitivity Priority n/a
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: On, off, redeye, slow sync, slow sync w redeye, slow sync w trailing curtain, wireless n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:   UDMA7 compliant
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended): IrSimple infrared data transfer 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): 0.31 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.31 <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 17 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.6 6.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 30 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): 0.11 seconds 0.12 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
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.098 seconds 0.095 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.15 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.097 seconds 0.061 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF lag, Auto-Area: 0.118s Live View: Contrast-Detect AF: 1.049s Phased-Detect AF: 1.197s Prefocused: 0.335s 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: 0.3 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   200 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 470 shots 950 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI109 Proprietary LP-E6
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable or 4 AAs with D-BH109 Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E11 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI109 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM S-SW110 Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.3+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift shake reduction, new 11-point SAFOX IX AF system with viewfinder focus indicators, 3-inch hi-res LCD, 6fps burst mode, 720p movies, dual power source (lithium-ion battery pack or 4 AAs with optional D-BH109 battery holder), improved in-camera HDR image capture including a Night Scene HDR mode. Available in Traditional Black, Classic White and Red. 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.