• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 22.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Ricoh R8
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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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
General
Model Number: R8 5D Mark III
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $410.00 $3500.00
Street Price:   $2,692.00
Date Available: 2008-03-31 2012-03-20
Tripod Mount: No Yes
Weight: 5.9 oz (168 g) 33.5 oz (950 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(102 x 58 x 26 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: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 22.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 35mm
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 6.25 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type:   RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No 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: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
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 v2.21) JPEG (EXIF v2.3), RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a 6.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
640x480 (15)
320x240 (30)
320x240 (15)
1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: AVI (OpenDML 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:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Canon EF
Lens: Ricoh Zoom Lens n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 200mm  
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 35.4mm  
Zoom Ratio: 7.14x  
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - ???  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4.8x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Multi / spot CCD contrast detection 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: 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
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 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: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, Auto-Hi, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2)
Auto ISO Mode: No Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent, Incandescent 2, Fluorescent, Manual Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 8 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-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: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Face, Sports, Landscape, Nightscape, High Sensitivity, Zoom Macro, Black&White, Sepia, Skew Correction, Text n/a
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto Flash, Red-eye Flash, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Soft Flash, Flash Off n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync:   1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:   UDMA7 compliant
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW, M-RAW (10.5MP), S-RAW (5.5MP); 14-bit CR2
Movie File Format: AVI (OpenDML Motion JPEG) .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), ALL-I and IPB modes
Included Memory: 24.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: built-in memory  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No 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: No 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 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):   0.095 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.061 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
Play -> Record Time:   0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 270 shots 200 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   950 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 1 x proprietary DB-70 Proprietary LP-E6
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E11 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x DB-70 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: RICOH Gate La, Irodio Photo & Video Studio, Acrobat Reader, Ridoc Desk Navigator Lt, List Editor, Caplio Transfer Software Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000 / Me / XP / Vista  
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.