Canon EOS 5D Mark III Officially launched! See specs, features and details

Published on March 2nd, 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III was recently unveiled at ION Orchard in Singapore. After so many rumors about the EOS 5D Mark III, it’s finally here. It’s faster and more powerful, and captures better photos and videos easier compared to its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark II.

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canon eos 5d mark iii specs

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features a new 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor (36x24mm full-frame CMOS sensor), Canon’s DIGIC 5+ processor, ISO sensitivity of 100-25,600 and capable of shooting 6 frames per second at full resolution.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III also shares some of Canon 1D X’s. It has a 61- point Auto Focus system and 63 zone dual layer iFCL metering system for focusing speed and metering accuracy.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specifications

Body type: Mid-size SLR
Max resolution: 5760 x 3840
Image ratio: 3:2
Effective pixels: 22.3 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors: 23.4 megapixels
Sensor size: Full frame (36 x 24 mm
Sensor type: CMOS
Processor: Digic 5+
ISO: Auto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
White balance presets: 6
Custom white balance: Yes (1)
Image stabilization: No
JPEG quality levels: Fine, Normal
Autofocus: Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Digital zoom: No
Manual focus: Yes
Number of focus points: 61
Lens mount: Canon EF mount
Focal length multiplier: 1x
Articulated LCD: Fixed
Screen size: 3.2-inch
Screen dots: 1,040,000
Touch screen: No
Screen type: Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view: Yes
Viewfinder type: Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage: 100%
Viewfinder magnification: 0.71×
Minimum shutter speed: 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Subject / scene modes: No
Built-in flash: No
External flash: Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Continuous drive: Yes (6 fps)
Self-timer: Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Exposure compensation: ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing: ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing: Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis
Video Format: H.264
Microphone: Mono
Speaker: Mono
Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Videography notes: 1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Storage types: Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included: None
Connectivity: USB 2.0, HDMI mini, Optional Wireless,
Remote control: Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Battery: Battery Pack
Battery description: Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA): 950
Weight (inc. batteries): 950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
Dimensions: 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99 inch)
Orientation sensor: Yes
Timelapse recording: Yes (by cable and PC)
GPS: Optional
GPS notes: With optional GP-E2 unit

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price and Availability

According to reports the EOS 5D is priced around $3,500 USD for the body only and around $4,300 for the body with Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 lens.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is expected to be available by the end of March or early of April 2012.

The EOS 5D Mark III was officially introduced together with new peripherals like WFT-E7 Wireless File Transmitter, Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite 600EX-RT, EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens, EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens and EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.

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