Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specifications

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Next to each category and value there are articles describing it all, giving you a deeper understanding on every area so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses.

Product
Name Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Manufacturer Canon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2012
Release Date 2012-03-02
MSRP 3499 USD
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Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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Sensor
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
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Sensor Type CMOS
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Resolution 5760 x 3840 pixels
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Megapixels 22,3 MP (22118400 total pixels)
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Image Processor DIGIC 5+
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Image
ISO Range 100 - 25600
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White Balance Presets 6
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView

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Focus Points 61
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Lens Mount Canon EF

List of all compatible lenses
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Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3,2
Screen dots 1040000
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism)
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Viewfinder Coverage 100%
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Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 6 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds
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Built-in Flash No
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse Yes
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial

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Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording Yes
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Video Format H.264

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Video Resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080

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Built-in Microphone Yes
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Built-in Speakers Yes
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Storage
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC

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Connectivity
HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port Yes
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Headphone Port Yes
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Wireless Yes
Optional with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7

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Wireless SKU WFT-E7
Remote Control Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
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Remote Control SKU LC-5 and RC-6
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-E2 unit

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GPS SKU GP-E2
Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed Yes
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU LP-E6
Battery Life 950 shots according to CIPA
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Width 152 mm
Height 116 mm
Depth 76 mm
Weight 950 gram including battery
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1/80s  35mm  f/4

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1/320s  50mm  f/3,2

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1/60s  200mm  f/8