Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price in USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price in US

In 1987, Canon presented the EOS 650 to the general public for the first time. It was the first 35mm autofocus SLR produced by the Japanese firm and marked the beginning of the EOS system. Canon’s EOS system paved the way for all subsequent camera systems by establishing a template with its fully-electronic lens mount, in-lens aperture and focus motors, and dependence on electronic button and dial operation. All subsequent camera systems have followed this design. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the most recent model in the range as of today, 25 years after it was first released.

Up until this point, the 5D series has been a dynasty comprised of a few quite improbable revolutionaries. At a time when many people were questioning the continued relevance of the 24x36mm sensor, the original Canon EOS 5D, which was released in 2005, was the first “affordable” full-frame SLR. It was also the camera that firmly established the 24x36mm sensor as the format of choice for many professional applications. The Canon 5D Mark II was the first single-lens reflex camera (SLR) capable of capturing full-high definition (HD) video. This revolutionary capability completely changed the dynamics of the market in a way that no one, least of all Canon, could have foreseen at the time. However, at first glance, it does not appear that the most recent model delivers anything that is likely to have the same impact as previous versions.

The 5D Mark III borrows the 61-point autofocus technology from Canon’s top-of-the-line EOS-1D X and packs a full frame sensor with 22 megapixels from the EOS 7D. Its body is based on the design of the EOS 7D. This may be considered as an unambitious upgrade that lags behind Nikon’s 36MP D800, which was launched around the same time as this one. If one takes this perspective, then the glass is half empty. However, for those who prefer to look at things more optimistically and see the glass as being half full, this might turn out to be the camera that 5D Mark II users have always secretly desired.

In point of fact, the very designation “5D” is virtually certain to give the wrong impression; in comparison to its predecessor, the Mark III is practically an entirely new model, and each main system has been modernized and updated. Because it has the control interface, broad customizability, and 63-zone metering sensor of the full-frame 7D, it’s easier to think of it as a full-frame version of that camera. But in addition to that, it has received a plethora of additional tweaks and improvements as a result of customer feedback. These include a locking exposure mode dial, dual slots for CF and SD cards, and a large depth of field preview button that has been repositioned for right-handed operation and can be reprogrammed to access a number of other functions.

Continue reading to discover out how the Canon 5D Mark III performed in our laboratory and in real-world scenarios, how we appreciated its handling and operation, and whether or not it is the ideal camera for your needs and the kind of photography you do.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price in USA

$1,649.95 39 used from $529.00 5 new from $1,649.95
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specificatios

Price
MSRPBody only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution5760 x 3840
Other resolutions3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels22 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors23 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 5+
Color spacesRGB,Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayRGB Color Filter Array
Image
ISOAuto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
File formatJPEG (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
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampby optional dedicated Speedlite
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points61
Lens mountCanon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeClear View II TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modesAuto+Program AEShutter priority AEAperture priority AEManual (Stills and Movie)Custom (x3)
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±5 (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 BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
FormatH.264
Videography notes1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesCompact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage includedNone
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI mini)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessOptional
Wireless notesWireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Remote controlYes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)950
Weight (inc. batteries)950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
Dimensions152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (by cable and PC)
GPSOptional
GPS notesWith optional GP-E2 unit
7.3Expert Score
Good

Not only is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III a very powerful piece of photographic equipment in practically every aspect, but it’s also a lot of fun and exhilarating to shoot with. Although the little JPEG softness is disappointing in a camera of this quality, it is only evident at the pixel level, and we anticipate that the majority of the camera’s target audience will shoot Raw anyhow.

Build quality
7.5
Ergonomics & handling
7.5
Features
7
Image quality
9
Performance
6.5
Value
6
Pros
  • The raw files have a good resolution and level of detail.
  • Consistently pleasing color and tone over the whole ISO spectrum.
  • Dependable metering even in environments with high levels of contrast.
  • Because of the brand new Digic 5+ CPU, the operation is very quick and responsive.
  • Continuous filming at a rate of 6 frames per second with enough buffering
  • The magnesium shell and the weather-sealing both contribute to the excellent construction quality.
  • User interface that is both intuitive and easy to use, as well as strong ergonomics, and a wide variety of external controls.
  • Options for personalizing the user interface that are very extensive.
  • Excellent viewfinder with a coverage area of one hundred percent
  • Monitor with a good LCD and a high resolution
  • AF system that is dependable and rapid, and provides many personalization choices.
  • Correction of vignetting, distortion, and CA to a high standard
  • Full manual control in video mode
  • IPB and ALL-I are both viable options for video compression modes.
  • Headphone socket
  • When video is being recorded, the rear dial will become touch-sensitive.
  • HDR is a function that can be found within the camera and has a number of different settings.
  • Multi-exposure mode
  • Options for personalization that are exhaustive for Auto ISO
  • Option for a silent and efficient shutter, as well as single shot and continuous drive modes.
  • Dual SD and CF card slots
  • Playback in side-by-side mode and star ratings make it possible to choose a beginning image while moving.
  • Long life of the battery
  • A high-quality raw converter that comes packaged with a complete feature set (Digital Photo Pro)
Cons
  • Even at the lowest ISO setting, mushy JPEGs are the result of using destructive noise reduction.
  • Sharpening artifacts are visible when the settings are left at their default.
  • When noise reduction is applied too aggressively, the result is a loss of low-contrast detail at higher ISOs.
  • On-the-fly correction of distortion is not currently available.
  • One lone tone can be picked up by the built-in microphone.
  • Output of a softer video with a lower dynamic range than the stills
  • There is not an AF illuminator built in.

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