Canon 5D Mark III full specifications and sample images

Canon have just announced their latest full-frame DSLR in the company’s EOS range, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. And if you’re wondering what’s this camera have under the hood, we got the official 5D III’s specs list, some stunning sample images even on high-ISO setting and some great reads for the 5D III’s acrobatic moment. We even got some links for 5D Mark III pre-orders. All of these interesting details are just below.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III full specification

Basic Specifications

Type Reflex camera digital SLR AF · AE
Recording medium CF card (conforms to type I, 7 UDMA mode support), SD memory card,
SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Image sensor size About 36 × 24mm
Lens (Except EF-S lens) Canon EF lenses
(Shooting angle in effect, equivalent to a focal length magnification of notation)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount

Imaging element

Form CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approximately 22.3 million pixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust removal function Addition / Dust Delete Data Auto / Manual

Recording format

Record format DCF2.0
Image type (14bit, Canon original) JPEG, RAW
RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Number of recorded pixels L (Large): approximately 22.1 million pixels (5760 × 3840)
M (middle): approximately 9.8 million pixels (3840 × 2560)
S1 (Small 1): approximately 5.5 million pixels (2880 × 1920)
S2 (Small 2): ​​about 2.5 million pixels (1920 × 1280)
S3 (Small 3): about 350,000 pixels (720 × 480)
RAW (RAW): approximately 22.1 million pixels (5760 × 3840)
M-RAW: 1050 millions of pixels (3960 × 2640)
S-RAW: 550 millions of pixels (2880 × 1920)
Recording function Standard, automatic switching card, sorting, writing the same
Create / select a folder Possible
File name Camera-specific settings, a user settings, user settings 2
Image number Consecutive numbering, auto reset, forced reset

Image processing at the time of shooting

Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral,
1-3 Faithful, Monochrome, User
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light,
Flash), Manual, 2500 ~ 10000K color temperature setting (about)
White balance correction, white balance bracketing possible

  • * Color temperature information transmission enabled Flash
Noise reduction Corresponding length of exposure time in seconds, to high-sensitivity shooting
Automatic correction of image brightness Support by the Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority high Possible
Optical correction lens Peripheral illumination correction, chromatic aberration correction


Method Use pentaprism, eye-level expression
Field of view (At about 21mm eye point) of about 100% for both left and right / up and down
Magnification Approximately 0.71 times (50mm lens · ∞ ·-1m -1)
Eye point (From eyepiece lens center / time-1m -1) 21mm approximately
Diopter adjustment range About -3.0 ~ +1.0 m -1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Fixed
AF operation display There are
Grid display Possible
Level display Using the AF frame display, ± horizontal 6 °,
Displayed in increments of 4 ° ± 1 ° the tilt direction (horizontal direction when vertical shooting is ± 4 °, ± tilt direction 6 °)
Miller Quick-return
Depth of field confirmation Possible

Auto focus

Method Phase difference detection method TTL secondary image-forming
AF point 61 points: The lens used * (41 points maximum cross AF point), the number of AF points,
AF point is cross-number variation
Measurement temperature range 距輝 EV -2 ~ 18 (· ISO100 F2.8 at room temperature, the central AF point support)
Focus Mode One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF area selection mode A spot AF point (optional), AF point 1 (optional), AF area expansion (up, down, left, and right optional), AF area expansion (ambient optional), zone AF (optional zone),
61 point AF automatic selection
Custom Configuration Guide Features AF Case1 ~ 6
AI servo characteristics Follow-up characteristics Noriutsuri subject tracking performance, for the change in velocity, the AF point
AF fine adjustment Support (adjusted uniform all lenses, each lens adjustment) by AF micro adjustment
AF auxiliary light By external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s AF-assist light

Exposure control

Photometric method Metering TTL open split 63

  • (Corresponding to all AF points) evaluative metering
  • (6.2% of viewfinder at center) Partial metering
  • (About 1.5% of viewfinder at center) Spot metering
  • Center weighted average metering
Metering EV 1 ~ 20 (· ISO100 · EF50mm F1.4 USM used at room temperature)
Exposure control method Priority AE, manual exposure, valve program AE (Intelligent Auto scene, program), AE Shutter Priority, Aperture
Sensitivity ISO (Recommended Exposure Index) Intelligent Auto scene: ISO P autoconfiguration 100 ~ 12800, Tv, Av,
M, B: ISO Auto, ISO (steps of 1/3, 1) arbitrarily set 100 to 25,600,
(50), H1 (equivalent to 51,200), can be expanded sensitivity (equivalent to 102400) H2 L and
ISO sensitivity related settings Sensitivity setting range ISO, Auto ISO range, low speed limit can be set auto ISO
Exposure compensation Stage one stage step ± 5/3, 1/2: Manual
(Can be used in combination with manual exposure compensation) stage 3 stage step ± 1/3, 1/2: AEB
AE lock Evaluative metering when one-shot AF ·, AE lock at the same time manual focusing: AE lock button for automatic

HDR Capture

Dynamic range adjustment Automatic, ± 1, ± 2, ± 3
Effect finish Natural, standard painterly, graphic style, tone oil, vintage style
Automatic adjustment image position Possible

Multiple exposure shooting

How to shoot Priority functions and operations, continuous shooting priority
Number of multiple 2-9 sheets
Multiple exposure control Summing, averaging, comparison (right), comparison (dark)


Form Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 sec to 1/60 (Intelligent Auto scene mode),
S = 1/200 maximum flash sync shutter speed

  • * When using wide-angle lens is a second / 8000 to 30 may be slower than 1/60 sec, (matching the all shooting modes) Valve

Relations drive

Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting speed, low-speed continuous shooting, shooting a silent, quiet continuous shooting, self-timer: / remote control 10 seconds, the self-timer: / remote control for 2 seconds
Speed ​​continuous shooting 3 frames / sec up to about: quiet continuous shooting 3 frames / sec up to about: 6 seconds slower continuous shooting frames / up to about: High-speed continuous shooting
Maximum burst for continuous shooting RAW (about 16,270 pieces) about 65 pieces:: JPEG Large / Fine images from about 18 to about 13 (
) RAW + JPEG Large / Fine images: about seven seven (about)

  • * Use the 8GB card based on Canon’s testing standards, based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO100, Standard Picture Style) measured at
  • * Figures in (), 7 UDMA mode support Canon’s testing standards, the number of 128GB when using the card

External strobe

Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlite
Dimming method E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ± 3 step step step 1/3, 1/2
FE lock Possible
PC terminal There are
External Speedlite control Possible

  • * Support wireless flash shooting radio communications

Live View shooting function

Aspect ratio switching 3:2,4:3,16:9,1:1
Focus Mode (Can be enlarged about five times times / 10) Live mode, Live Face detection mode (contrast detection system), Quick Mode (phase difference detection method), manual focus
Measurement temperature range 距輝 EV 1 ~ 18 (· ISO100 at room temperature / time contrast detection method)
Photometric method Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering EV 0 ~ 20 (· ISO100 · EF50mm F1.4 USM used at room temperature)
Silent shooting Possible (mode 1,2)
Grid display Three

Video shooting functions

Video recording system Variable bit-rate MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (average)
Voice recording system Linear PCM
Recording format MOV format
Recorded Pixels and Frame Rate 1920 × 1080 (Full HD): 30p/25p/24p
1280 × 720 (HD): 60p/50p
640 × 480 (SD): 30p/25p

  • * 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.976fps, 60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps
Compression format ALL-I (I-only), IPB
File size 1920 × 1080 (30p/25p/24p) / IPB: min 235MB / about
1920 × 1080 (30p/25p/24p) / ALL-I: min 685MB / about
1280 × 720 (60p/50p) / IPB: min 205MB / about
1280 × 720 (60p/50p) / ALL-I: min 610MB / about
640 × 480 (30p/25p) / IPB: min 78MB / about

  • * CF card read / write speed necessary to shoot video card: seconds or more 10MB /, ALL-I:: IPB seconds or 6MB /, ALL-I:: IPB: SD card over 30MB / s seconds or more 20MB /
Focus Mode Conforms to focus with Live View shooting
Photometric method And evaluative metering, center weighted average metering by imaging element

  • * Automatically set by the focus mode
Metering EV 0 ~ 20 (· ISO100 · EF50mm F1.4 USM used at room temperature)
Exposure control Auto exposure priority AE shooting shooting ①, ② shooting shutter priority AE, Aperture ③, ④ manual exposure shooting

  • * ① ② ③ is exposure compensation (except for the Intelligent Auto scene mode) AE lock possible
Exposure compensation Step 3 stage stage ± 1/3 (stage ± 5 still images)
Sensitivity ISO (Recommended Exposure Index) Auto-configuration 12800 ISO100 ~: Intelligent Auto scene, Tv
P, Av, B: auto-configuration 12800 ISO100 ~, can be expanded sensitivity (equivalent to 25600) H
M: (automatically set 12800 ISO100 ~) ISO Auto, sensitivity can be expanded (equivalent 16000/20000/25600) ISO100 ~ (steps of 1/3, 1) manual setting 12800, H
Time code Support
Drop frame 60p/30p support
Recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo microphone jacks, adjustable recording level, with Wind Cut function
Headphone Headphone jacks
Grid display Three
Still image Can be taken

LCD monitor

Form TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Size / number dot screen (3:2) / dot about 1.04 million 3.2-wide
Brightness adjustment Automatic (brighter / standard / darker), Manual (7 levels)
Level display Possible
Menu Language Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese
Features Guide Can be displayed

Playback function

Image display format An image display, information display + one (simple information, shooting information, histogram),
Index index four, nine, two display
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF point display Possible
Grid display Three
Magnification zoom in 1.5 to about 10, starting position can be set / start magnification expansion
Image jump One sheet / 10 / Rating Video / Still / folder / shooting date / sheets / 100
Image rotation Possible
Rating Possible
Video Playback Possible (the LCD monitor, output video / audio output, HDMI) Built-in speaker
Slide show / Rating / still image / video folder / date / All Images
Protect Possible
Image copy Possible

Image processing after shooting

In-camera RAW processing Adjust the brightness noise reduction, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, when the high-sensitivity shooting, image-recording quality JPEG, color space, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, chromatic aberration correction
Resize Possible

Direct Print Function

Compatible printer PictBridge-compatible printer
Print-friendly image Image JPEG, RAW image
The print DPOF Version 1.1 compliant

Image transfer function

Supported image transfer (Still image JPEG, image RAW, images RAW + JPEG), Videos

Customization feature

Custom feature 13 species
My Menu registration Possible
Custom shooting mode Register to C1/C2/C3 of the mode dial
Copyright notice Can be added to set /


Digital terminal output video / audio Analog video (NTSC, support PAL) PC communication / stereo audio output, direct print (equivalent to Hi-Speed ​​USB)
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7B,
GPS receiver connected to GP-E2
Mini HDMI output terminal Type C (Auto switching resolution), CEC-enabled
External microphone input terminal Φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Headphone jack Φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal Corresponding to the N3-type remote control
Wireless remote control Corresponds to the remote controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Support


Battery use Individual, a Battery Pack LP-E6

  • * By using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, AC can be driven
  • * Battery Grip BG-E11, AA batteries can be used
Battery information Remaining capacity, number of shots, check degree of deterioration, the battery can be registered
Approximate Number of possible shots (with testing standards CIPA) (0 ℃) approximately 180 sheets (23 ℃) / low temperature about 200 at room temperature: (0 ℃) Live View shooting approximately 850 sheets (23 ℃) / low temperature of about 950 sheets at room temperature: viewfinder shooting
Video recording time (When using a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6 minutes) 20 (0 ℃) for about 1 hour (23 ℃) temperature about 1 hour and 30 minutes at room temperature
Battery for date / time Pieces, 1 CR1616 lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight

Size (Height) × 116.4 (width) of about 152.0 mm (depth) × 76.4
Mass About 950g (according to CIPA guidelines) / 860g about (body only)

Operating environment

Temperature available 0 ℃ ~ +40 ℃
Available humidity 85% or less

Battery Pack LP-E6

Form Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Nominal voltage DC7.2V
Capacity 1800mAh
Size (Height) × 21.0 (width) of about 38.4 mm (depth) × 56.8
Mass About 80g

Battery Charger LC-E6

Rechargeable batteries Battery Pack LP-E6
Charging time About 2 hours and 30 minutes
Rated input AC100 ~ 240V (50/60Hz)
Rated output DC8.4V/1.2A
Temperature available +5 ℃ ~ +40 ℃
Available humidity 85% or less
Size (Height) × 33.0 (width) of about 69.0 mm (depth) × 93.0
Mass About 130g

Sample Images and Movies

Check out the sample images Canon has posted from the 5D Mark III. Check out the link in the source page below.

From Amazon


From Planet5D

From Imaging Resource

Camera Labs

From Engadget

Sources: Specification, Sample Images and Movies, References

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