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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.





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









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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