Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Announced Mar 2, 2012 •
22 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
dpreview conclusion

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not only a very capable photographic tool in almost all areas, it's also fun and exciting to shoot with. The only downside is the slightly soft and over-processed out-of-camera JPEGs. This is only visible at pixel-level but we would expect most of the camera's target group to shoot raw anyway.

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Gold Award
82%
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Good for

Photographers who want an extremely versatile photographic tool that is capable of great results in many shooting situations.

Not so good for

JPEG only shooters

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Other reviews
Canon EOS 5D Mark III review
By: Phil Hall, What Digital Camera (Apr 5, 2012)

While the MkII was more suited to specific photographic disciplines, the MkIII is a whole different ball game.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a very satisfying all-round DSLR. It feels tough, handles quickly and delivers great-looking photos and video. Canon has pretty much addressed all the complaints of the Mark II and also included all the nice extras commonly offered by Nikon, like 100% viewfinder coverage, twin card slots, deep bracketing and an AF system packed with points. This is a camera...

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