Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body (EOL)

The EOS 5D Mark III is a full-frame 22.3 MP DSLR with 61-point autofocus and 6fps continuous shooting. Capture high-quality Full HD movies, with manual control over everything from frame rate to audio.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera features:

The EOS 5D Mk iii is a full-frame 22.3 MP DSLR with 61-point autofocus and 6fps continuous shooting. Capture high-quality Full HD movies, with manual control over everything from frame rate to audio.


  • 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor
  • 61-point AF
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 102,400
  • Full-HD video with manual control
  • Uncompressed HDMI output at Full HD 8bit 4.2.2
  • 14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
  • Weather sealing
  • 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
  • HDR mode

Detailed Features

Full-frame 22.3-megapixel sensor

Capture high-quality images that are full of detail with a 22.3 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor. Colours are bright but natural, and fine detail is preserved even in dark shadow areas and bright highlights.

High-quality performance, even in low light

The EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb picture quality whatever the lighting conditions. Keep shooting hand-held even after the sun goes down, thanks to an ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity range (extendable to ISO 102,400).

61-point wide-area autofocus

Focus quickly and accurately, even on off-centre subjects, with a 61 point wide-area autofocus system. 41 cross-type points (five of which are extra sensitive double-cross type) ensure highly accurate tracking of moving objects.

High-speed continuous shooting

Keep up with the action at 6fps, recording up to 16,270 continuous JPEG images to a UDMA mode 7 card in a single burst.

High dynamic range imaging

Preserve detail in highlight and shadow areas with in-camera HDR image creation.

Full-HD video with manual control

Enjoy high quality Full HD video at 1080p resolution. An uncompressed HDMI output allows recording of 1920x1080 footage at 8bits 4.2.2 to external recorders to suit different workflows. Use manual controls and Canon’s comprehensive EF lens range to achieve cinematic visual effects.

Great quality sound

Give your video footage the soundtrack it deserves. The EOS 5D Mark III records digital stereo sound at 48KHz and offers manual control over audio level. A standard 3.5mm mic socket enables the use of third-party microphones; a headphone socket permits audio monitoring while recording.

In-camera editing functions

Begin your digital editing workflow before you arrive back home. Rate your images on a scale of one to five and compare two images simultaneously on screen. Use in-camera Raw processing to explore creative possibilities – such as black & white conversion and retrospective white balance.

Built to go anywhere

A magnesium chassis provides strength and durability without adding weight. Weather sealing offers protection against dust and moisture.

In The Box

In The Box

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body
  • LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh)
  • LC-E6 Battery Charger
  • STV-250N Mini A/V Angled Male to 3 RCA Male A/V Cable
  • Eyecup Eg
  • R-F-3 Camera Cover
  • IFC-200U USB Interface Cable - 1.9 m
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKIII
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Camera Instruction Book
  • Software Instruction Book
  • Pocket Guide
  • Digital Learning Center Leaflet




Imaging Sensor/Effective Pixels

CMOS / Approx. 22.3 MP

Effective Sensor Size

36.0x 24.0 mm

A/D Resolution Power


Colour Filter Array

RGB Primary Colours

35mm Focal Length Equivalent


Image Recording


1 x CF, 1 x SD

Image Size

(L) Large

Approx. 22.10 megapixels (5760 x 3840)

(M) Medium

Approx. 9.80 megapixels (3840 x 2560)

(S1) Small 1

Approx. 5.50 megapixels (2880 x 1920)

(S2) Small 2 (S3) Small 3 RAW M-RAW

Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280) Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480) Approx. 22.10 megapixels (5760 x 3840) Approx. 10.50 megapixels (3960 x 2640)


Approx. 5.50 megapixels (2880 x 1920)

RAW & JPEG Simultaneous Recording


Movie Recording

Movie recording compression

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/ intraframe / interframe

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Recording format


Image Size

1920x1080 (Full HD)


1280x720 (HD)


640x480 (SD)



Coverage (vertical/horizontal)

Approx. 100%

Dioptric Adjustment

-3 to +1 dpt

Interchangeable Focusing Screens



AF Points

61 AF points, 41 cross-type

Shooting Modes

Metering Segments

63 zone dual-zone sensor

Metering Modes

Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted average

ISO Speed Range Exposure Compensation Shutter Shutter Speed Shutter Release Shutter durability Flash Control E-TTL II Autoflash Built-in Flash / G. No.

ISO range of 100-25600 (L:50, H1:51200, H2:102400) Manual ±5, AEB ±3 1/8000 sec – 30 Sec, bulb, sync speed 1/200 sec. 59ms shutter-release time lag Approx. 150,000 cycles Yes No


Shutter Speed

1/8000 sec – 30 Sec, bulb, sync speed 1/200 sec.

Shutter Release

59ms shutter-release time lag

Shutter durability

Approx. 150,000 cycles

Flash Control

E-TTL II Autoflash


Built-in Flash / G. No.



Shooting Speed

6.0 fps high speed continuous shooting

White Balance


7 standard, Custom, Kelvin

WB Bracketing


General Features

LCD Monitor

3.2-type, approximately 1.04million dot (3:2 wide)

Custom Functions/Settings

Integrated Cleaning System


Live View


External Interface

Hi-Speed USB 2.0/ HDMI•VIDEO / MIC / Headphone socket / PC terminal / N3 terminal

Remote Control/Type



Lithium Ion LP-E6

Chassis Material

Magnesium Alloy

Dimensions (W x D x H) mm

152 x 116.4 x 76.4 mm

Weight (excl. battery in grams)

860 grams (excluding battery)



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Brilliant kit IIIReview by Rob 2017
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This is a seriously great piece of equipment. (Posted on 28/01/2017)
AmazingReview by RMatt
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For a long time it was my dream to own this DSLR, finally I am blessed to own one eventually and it's so much fun to work with this DSLR for videography. Outstanding features and superb quality! (Posted on 02/08/2016)
amazing camera!!!Review by tecky
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I love it!!!!! (Posted on 10/06/2015)
The Apple of My EyeReview by Lauren
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This camera is absolutely fantastic. The focusing system is wonderful and precise - however, sometimes I do struggle with low-light focusing, but it's better than any other camera I've used.
The high continuous shooting is great and the silent shutter is perfect - weddings, hello!
The ISO range is also really great and helpful.

Absolutely in love with this beaut. (Posted on 25/01/2015)
Great camera!Review by Marthinus Jansen van Vuuren
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I love this camera, it is a great upgrade from the 5D MKII. Speed and AF is astonishing! (Posted on 04/07/2014)
Great low-light and autofocus performanceReview by Steve Mabbutt
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A few impressions from shooting two different events with a new 5D Mark III : a motor-sport day and a wedding.

- Portraits at high ISO settings are outstanding. The definition and controlled noise (up to ISO 12800) opens up all sorts of possibilities with low-intensity light sources as an alternative to traditional studio setups and flashes.

- Autofocus speed and tracking of fast-moving vehicles is impressive, both head-on and fast panning.

- Auto-ISO with Manual is a convenient option. Set the aperture and shutter speed for DOF and subject motion, and the camera will meter quite accurately within the usable ISO range.

I was more than happy with the way this camera produced lots of usable images under difficult conditions -- went some way to justifying the nosebleed price! (Posted on 04/07/2014)
Great investment and have had some good reultsReview by Antony
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Used for underwater with a Ikelite housing, got some seperation on the blues in deep water shots where have a large spectrum range but great images with the 17-40mm L USM lens. I am still learning the quirks but love it. (Posted on 04/07/2014)
Solid Mid Level Pro CameraReview by Leo Mostert
We had the 5D Mark II and upgraded to the Mark III. The most notable improvement is the auto-focus system. Yes it can take images at higher ISOs has more fps etc. , but the auto-focus is where its at. It's a pity it took Canon so long to get a proper auto-focus system into the 5D range.

One downside is that the SD Slot does not fully support SDXC/SDHC cards. They will work, but the speed will be downgraded to the slot's maximum of +-22MB/s. It's not a major downside though, just something to keep in mind.

In the end though, you won't be disappointed. This is a work horse of a camera! (Posted on 04/07/2014)
So far so goodReview by Kevin
Barely had it a week, but I have already shot close on 3000 images at indoor action sports events.

Still getting used to the beast, but the results at relatively high ISO's is impressive so far.

In time I will use it in other scenarios and get a better over-all feel. (Posted on 04/07/2014)

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