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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Review

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III sits among the best DSLRs we've ever tested.

$2,499.00 at B&H Photo
8.6 score Tested by Experts


The recently announced Canon EOS 5D Mark III steps up as the long-awaited successor to the Canon 5D Mark II. Like the Mark II before it, the Mark III is a full-frame professional camera targeting photographers and videographers. In a year already crowded with new full-frame cameras, the 5D Mark III is an important update to bring Canon's pro line up to speed with more sophisticated video integration, faster shooting, and improved autofocus. The Mark III also improves on the video quality of the Mark II, greatly reducing the moire effect that sometimes plagues the Mark II's footage. The 5D Mark III began shipping in March for $3499 (body only), or $4299 with the 24-105mm f/4L lens.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Distortion
  12. Video
  13. Usability
  14. Ease of Use
  15. Handling
  16. Controls
  17. Speed
  18. Features
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion

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