Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Announced Mar 2, 2012 •
22 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 5760 x 3840 ?
Other resolutions 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2 ?
Effective pixels 22 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 23 megapixels ?
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Digic 5+
Image
ISO Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option ?
White balance presets 6 ?
Custom white balance Yes (1) ?
Image stabilization No ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes ?
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier 1× ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3.2 ?
Screen dots 1,040,000 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) ?
Viewfinder coverage 100% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.71× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Continuous drive 6.0 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis) ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Format H.264
Videography notes 1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini) ?
Wireless Optional ?
Wireless notes Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Remote control Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 950
Weight (inc. batteries) 950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC) ?
GPS Optional
GPS notes With optional GP-E2 unit
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