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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body

Product Code: 5260B019AA

  • 10th Anniversary Bundle Including Limited Edition Silver Strap
  • Lens Rebate (see promo tab for more details)
  • 22.3 Megapixels
  • 3.2 Inch LCD Screen
  • 61 Point Auto Focus
  • Weather Sealed
  • Full HD Movie
  • High Dynamic Range Mode
  • 14 Bit Digic 5+ Processor
  • Full Frame
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Raw
  • Stereo Sound
  • In Camera Editing
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The Canon EOS 5D Mark III builds on the performance of its predecessor the EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed, resolution and processing power which helps enable photographers to capture fantastic stills and movies.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features a newly developed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame sensor which provides optimum resolution balance for stills and video. With its advanced DIGIC 5+ processing power, the 5D Mark III gives photographers enhanced imaging and video functions which allows them to work quickly and creatively. With up to 6 frames per second (fps) shooting, the 5D Mark III offers extensive creative possibilities without having to add extra accessories to achieve the maximum speed.

The EOS 5D Mark III delivers brilliant picture quality no matter what the lighting conditions. Thanks to an ISO 100-25,600 sensitivity range (extendable to ISO 102,400) the user can keep shooting hand-held even after the sun goes down. Canon's advanced 61-point AF System (the same design as the EOS 1D X) with 41 cross-type points, 5 dual cross-type points and customisable AF pre-sets to provide sharp detail across the frame.

Enjoy high quality Full HD video at 1080p resolution with variable frames rates ranging from 24fps to 50/60fps. Also give your video a high quality sound with its ability to record digital stereo sound at 48KHz and offers manual control over audio level. A standard 3.5mm mic socket enables the use of third-party microphones; a headphone socket permits audio monitoring while recording.


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    36 x 24 mm CMOS


    Effective Pixels:

    Approx. 22.3 megapixels


    Total Pixels:

    Approx. 23.4 megapixels


    Aspect Ratio:



    Low-Pass Filter:

    Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating


    Sensor Cleaning:

    EOS integrated cleaning system


    Colour Filter Type:

    Primary Colour





    DIGIC 5+




    Lens Mount:

    EF (excludes EF-S lenses)


    Focal Length:

    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens





    TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor


    AF System/ Points:

    61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8

    The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.


    AF Working Range:

    EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)


    AF Modes:

    AI Focus

    One Shot

    AI Servo


    AF Point Selection:

    Automatic selection: 61 point AF

    Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)

    Manual selection: Spot AF

    Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)

    Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points

    Manual selection: Zone AF

    AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting


    Selected AF Point Display:

    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen


    AF Lock:

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.


    AF Assist Beam:

    Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite


    Manual Focus:

    Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode


    AF Microadjustment:

    AF Menu

    +/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)

    Adjust all lenses by same amount

    Adjust up to 40 lenses individually

    Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number




    Metering Modes:

    TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC

    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)

    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)

    (3) Spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)

    (4) Centre weighted average metering


    Metering Range:

    EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)


    AE Lock:

    Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.

    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.


    Exposure Compensation:

    +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).



    2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments


    ISO Sensitivity*:

    Auto (100-12800), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)

    ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400





    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter



    30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)





    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor



    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.

    White balance compensation:

    1. Blue/Amber +/-9

    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.


    Custom White Balance:

    Yes, 1 setting can be registered


    WB Bracketing:

    +/-3 levels in single level increments

    3 bracketed images per shutter release.

    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.







    Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal):

    Approx. 100%



    Approx. 0.71x



    Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)


    Dioptre Correction:

    -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)


    Focusing Screen:

    Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)



    Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)


    Viewfinder Information:

    AF information: AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicator

    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock,

    exposure level, exposure warning

    Flash information: Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock,

    red-eye reduction light

    Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card

    information, Battery check

    Composition information

    Grid, electronic level, Warning symbol

    Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance

    correction, One-touch recording quality switch, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering


    Depth of Field Preview:

    Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.


    Eyepiece Shutter:

    On strap





    8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots



    Approx. 100%


    Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically):

    Approx. 170°



    Anti-reflection and Solid Structure


    Brightness Adjustment:

    Adjustable to one of seven levels


    Display Options

    (1) Quick Control Screen

    (2) Camera settings

    (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level





    Auto+, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)


    Picture Styles:

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


    Colour Space:

    sRGB and Adobe RGB


    Image Processing:

    Highlight Tone Priority

    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)

    Long exposure noise reduction

    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)

    Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

    Chromatic aberration correction

    Distortion correction

    Resize to M1, M2 or S

    RAW image processing - during image Playback only

    Multiple exposure

    HDR images 5 presets


    Drive Modes:

    Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote),
    Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting


    Continuous Shooting:

    Max. Approx. 6fps. (speed maintained for up to 16270 images (JPEG) or 18 images (RAW)) (with UDMA card)





    Electronic viewfinder with image sensor



    Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)


    Frame Rate:


    30 fps



    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)

    Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode



    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor

    Active metering time can be changed


    Display Options:

    Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level




    Still Image Type:

    JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),

    RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant


    RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording;

    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible


    Image Size:

    JPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S 3)720 x 480

    RAW : (RAW) 5760 x 3840 (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920


    Movie Type:

    MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)


    Movie Size:

    1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame

    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame

    640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame


    Movie Length:

    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB



    New folders can be manually created and selected


    File Numbering:

    (1) Consecutive numbering

    (2) Auto reset

    (3) Manual reset




    Custom Functions:

    13 Custom Functions with 47 settings


    Metadata Tag:

    User copyright information (can be set in camera)

    Image rating (0-5 stars)


    LCD Panel / Illumination:

    Yes / Yes


    Water/ Dust Resistance:

    Yes (equal to EOS-1N)


    Sound Memo:



    Intelligent Orientation Sensor:



    Playback Zoom:

    1.5x - 10x


    Display Formats:

    (1) Single image with information (2 levels)

    (2) Single image

    (3) 4 image index

    (4) 9 image index

    (5) Magnified view

    (6) 2 image compare display

    (7) Movie edit


    Slide Show:

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating

    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

    Repeat: On/Off



    Brightness: Yes

    RGB: Yes


    Highlight Alert:



    Image Erase/Protection:

    Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images

    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time


    Menu Categories:

    Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)

    (2) AF Menu (x5)

    (3) Playback menu (x3)

    (4) Setup menu (x4)

    (5) Custom Functions menu (x4)

    (6) My Menu


    Menu Languages:

    25 Languages

    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese


    Firmware Update:

    Update possible by the user.





    Hi-Speed USB



    HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)




    Canon Printers:

    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge








    CompactFlash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card




    PC & Macintosh:

    Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)

    OS X v10.6-10.7




    Browsing & Printing:

    ImageBrowser EX


    Image Processing:

    Digital Photo Professional



    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor

    * Requires optional accessory





    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings


    Power Supply & Battery Chargers:

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6




    Body Materials:

    Magnesium Alloy body covers


    Dimensions (WxHxD):

    152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm


    Weight (Body Only):

    Approx. 950





    Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C


    Wireless File Transmitter:

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7



    All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)



    Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)


    Remote Controller/ Switch:

    Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6



    Hand Strap E2, GP-E2


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