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Canon 5D Mark III Review

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III steps up as the long-awaited successor to the Canon 5D Mark II.

March 07, 2012
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Camera Type
  • Professional SLR
Lens Type Interchangeable Lens
Viewfinder Type optical
Viewfinder Coverage 100 %
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71 x
Display Type LCD
Display Size 3.2 in.
Display Resolution 1040000 pixels
Battery Type removable lithium-ion
Battery Model Number LP-E6
Height 116.4 mm
Width 152 mm
Depth 76.4 mm
Waterproof No
Shockproof No
Dustproof No
Weather-sealed No
Aspect Ratios 3:2
35mm Focal Length Minimum 24
35mm Focal Length Maximum 105
Type
  • Professional SLR
Manual Controls
  • manual focus
  • aperture priority mode
  • shutter priority mode
  • full manual exposure
  • custom white balance
  • ISO control
ISO Options
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • 25600
  • Extended ISO
Connectivity Options
  • USB
  • A/V
  • wired remote
  • hot accessory shoe
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
  • 24p
  • 25p
Video Frame Rates
  • 60p
  • 50p
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
  • 25p
Quality Settings
  • Fine
  • Normal
Weight 950
Focal Length Minimum 24
Focal Length Maximum 105
Res Wide Zoom 24
Media New CF card, SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Original Price 3499
Res Tele Zoom 105
Image Size Option Height 1920
Mirror Technology (Interchangeable Lens) DSLR
Frame Rate(s) 30p, 24p, 25p, 60p, 50p
Maximum Dynamic Range 0
Maximum ISO 25600
Minimum ISO 100
Image Size Option Height 480
Image Size Option Height 1280
Res Mid Zoom 0
Image Size Option Height 2640
Image Size Option Height 3840
Image Size Option Width 720
Image Size Option Width 1920
Image Size Option Width 2880
Image Size Option Width 3960
Image Size Option Width 5760
Video Resolutions 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Sensor Type - New CMOS
Diopter Adjustment - New -3.0 to +1.0m^-1
Sensor Size 35mm full-frame
Model Colors black
Still Pixel Count (effective) 22.3
Still Pixel Count (gross) 23.4
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