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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080P Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.2" Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 61-Point High Density AF
  • Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes

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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)
Gross Pixels
23.4 MP
Effective Pixels
22.3 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
- Automatic Sensor Cleaning
- Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass.
- Self-cleaning executed automatically when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible.
- Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.

(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
- The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
- The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.

(3) Manual cleaning
Image Processor
(1) Large: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
(2) Medium: Approx. 9.80 Megapixels (3840 x 2560)
(3) S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920)
(4) S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
(7) M-RAW: Approx. 10.50 Megapixels (3960 x 2640)
(8) S-RAW: Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920) Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

White Balance

White Balance
Auto (AWB)
Tungsten light
White fluorescent light
Custom (Custom WB)
Color temperature


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Approx. 0.71x / Angle of view 34.1 degrees (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Approx. 21mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)
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
Enabled with Depth-of-field preview button

LCD Monitor

LCD Coverage
Brightness Adjustment
Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor
Adjustable to one of three levels: Darker, Standard, Brighter
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels


Focus Type
TTL secondary image - registration, phase detection
Focusing Modes
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF:
(1) For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.
(2) For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
- AI Focus AF:
(1) (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
(2) Automatically set in A+ Auto Mode

Manual focus (MF)
AF Points
61-point (up to 41 cross-type points)
AF-assist Beam
Enable: With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite, AF-assist beam is emitted automatically when necessary.
IR AF assist beam only
Focusing Point Selection
Single-point AF (Manual selection)
Auto selection 61-Point AF
Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left, and right)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
Zone AF (Manual zone selection)


Exposure Control
Scene Intelligent Auto
Program AE (shiftable)
Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
Manual exposure
E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Compensation
Manual: +/- 5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: +/- 3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
Metering System
Metering Modes:
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:
- Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
- Partial metering (center, approx. 7.2% of viewfinder)
- Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)
- Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 73 degrees F / 23 degrees C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
ISO Sensitivity
For Stills:
ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
ISO speed expansion possible to ISO 50, 51200, and 102400.

For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be 200-25600.
AE Lock
Auto AE lock: In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
Manual AE lock: With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.


Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay


Flash Mode
Built-in Flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash
The camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, or 270EX:
(1) External flash control
(2) Flash Custom Function setting

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent Single Shooting and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Maximum approx. 6 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Maximum approx. 3 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 65 shots (approx. 16270 shots)
RAW: Approx. 13 shots (approx. 18 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 7 shots (approx. 7 shots)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Robert R.
  • 12/29/2012 9:57:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera Poor Shipping

This review is from: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080P Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: This camera is the best performing 5D currently. It will do anything you need as long as you know what you are doing. I needed a full frame camera as my business has grown and my 50D was aging. I was not looking to get this but when I received a 20% off promo, I checked all other websites to see if the price had dropped and it had not. So I jumped on the offer as it was a very good business decision. Been playing with it and I made a good choice, a camera that will last tech wise for 5 years.

Cons: The reason for the 1 egg, is because shipping. I received the box that was 4 times the size of the product. When I picked it up the product inside the box slide till it hit the sidewall. I then opened up the box to reviled one 8 inch piece of packing paper (newspaper would have been thicker) so basicly the product was slamming around in this overside non correctly packaged box. If this was a cable or other non power or breakable item I would be fine, however a $3500 camera packaged like this, shame on the person and the quality control dept. for allowing this, and believe my its not one person that does this, this is the company that allows it to happen. I should have known as last year I ordered a hard drive and same thing, big box no packaging. I was hoping that it was resolved but I guess not. I first made sure the camera was working and so far no issues, I am worried that it might have to go into repair sooner than normal because of the way it was shipped to me. So I will just cross my fingers.

Other Thoughts: I would not buy a lens from Newegg because of this exact issue, I am not alone here with the shipping issues, and why they don't correct it is beyond me, or its just the old way to save a dollar and just take back what breaks, in my option how much more does it cost to use the correct size box and maybe 4 times as much paper or bubble packing, thats all it would take. My company uses a off site shipping system also and had these types of issues in the beginning, since we have corrected such shipping issues and have less return issues as it arrives correct the first time.

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  • Carl W.
  • 7/1/2012 8:04:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCanon EOS 5D Mark III

This review is from: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080P Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Superb photo quality, low light performance, just an amazing camera.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I wish someone would hack the lens profiles so that we could get profiles for aftermarket Tamron in the camera for abberation control.

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  • Kim H.
  • 5/12/2012 11:46:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Camera

This review is from: Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080P Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: We just got this camera a few days ago, best of all, FROM NEWEGG!! I wont get into the Canon vs Nikon debate, I've got far too much Canon glass to worry about the grass on the other side of the fence. We're upgrading from a 7D and a 1D3. This camera has stunning high ISO performance. It has dead-on auto focus tracking. Beautiful color saturation. Intuitive menu on a BEAUTIFUL LCD screen. Dual SD and CF slots!! The super sharp images at 22MP are breathtaking. I've read reviews wherein some believe the 5D2 is somewhat sharper than the 5D3, but I have no point of reference.
This is a stunningly good camera.

Cons: Dedicating a button to rating seems like a waste to me.

Other Thoughts: I would think, the only Canon currently available, that has anything over 5D3, would be the 1D4's FPS. But:
"Yo Mike, what makes you the best player in the Universe? .. Is it the shoes?"
"Mike, it's gotta be the shoes!"
"No Mars"

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