Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional level, 22 megapixel Digital SLR. It has a full frame sensor, advanced controls and is compatible with a wide range of Canon accessories.

In addition to the full frames sensor the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with a full set of manual exposure controls. You can also store your most used or favourite settings in one of the three custom modes. This gives you fast access to commonly used settings and can be a big help when it comes to productivity.

Pinpoint focusing is catered for by the 61 point auto focus system. For working in lowlight situations the EOS 5D Mark III offers an ISO range between 100 and 25,600. This is expandable up to ISO 102,400. To achieve maximum detail in high contrast scenes Canon have equipped the EOS 5D Mark III with a High Dynamic Range mode. There is a burst mode that can operate at up to 6 frames per second for capturing action. The LCD screen is 3.2 inches in size.

If you are planning to use you Digital SLR for movie capture the EOS 5D Mark III has the ability to shoot Full High Definition movies with stereo sound. You can use manual exposure controls while shooting movies. To enhance sound quality there is a standard 3.5mm microphone socket and a headphone socket.

The body is built around a magnesium chassis and there is weather sealing to keep any moisture at bay.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Camera Type: Digital SLR

22 Megapixels

Dimensions: 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm

Weight: 950g

Memory Card: CompactFlash, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Details


Digital SLR



LCD Screen



CompactFlash, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Aspect Ratios


File Formats


Shutter Speed

30 to 1/8000 seconds + bulb


Auto, Manual: ISO 100 - 25600 Expandable to: expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400

White Balance Settings

AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting. White balance compensation: Blue/Amber +/-9 Magenta/ Green +/-9


+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

Flash Modes

E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual

Flash Range


Shooting Modes

Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Maximum Movie Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Maximum Movie Frames Per Second

29.97 fps

Maximum Movie Duration

29 minutes 59 seconds or 4G




Multi-pattern, partial, centre weighted, spot


Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation


Lens Converters


Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)


Computer Connection



Lithium-ion Rechargeable


152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm



Canon Digital SLRs

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specification