Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body

Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range…
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4.5 8 Reviews
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By bluefire7

from hudson valley, ny

About Me Pro Photographer

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Great AF, except in low light

 
3.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Quiet
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed

CONS

  • Slow Af Lock In Low Light
  • Poor In Low Light
  • Lag / Shutter Delay

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events
  • Family Photos

Comments:

nice upgrade, and I do not regret the purchase, but the low light AF lock is disappointingly slow. My 5DmkII (center point) is faster locking than the any of the 5DmkIII AF points, including center. This is frustratingly slow, even with the AF assist from my 580EXII.


By Jeff

from Chappaqua, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Upgrade fron Canon 5D to 5D Mark III

 
5.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • Easy To Use
  • High ISO Performance

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Family Photos
  • Wildlife photos
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments:

Upgrading from the 5D I am amazed at how the user interface, speed of use, LCD screen, focusing matrix, ISO range and quality and sharpness have improved.


By Sonny

from Huntington beach, CA

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Very Nice Camera

 
5.0

PROS

  • High ISO Performance
  • Quiet
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

CONS

BEST USES

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments:

Taking pictures of family and kids

 Images from Sonny
 

By Danette

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Great camera with exposure problems

 
4.0

PROS

  • High ISO Performance
  • Good Image Quality
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

CONS

  • Exposure meter

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

Overall a good camera, but when the meter calls for a proper exposure, it seems like the image is constantly underexposed. I need to bump up the exposure +1 to compensate for this.


By Harry R. Freeman-Jones Fine Artist

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

This is THE camera for the fine artist!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • High ISO Performance

CONS

BEST USES

  • Weddings/Events
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife photos

Comments:

It has been an absolute joy to use the 5D Mark ll as one of my tools as an artist and it will remain a workhorse in my arsenal. The Mark lll brings significant improvements that make it a worthwhile investment for the serious photographer. The most immediate improvement is the sturdiness of its construction and weather resistance, followed by a more logical placement and streamlining of control buttons. The on/off switch is no longer annoyingly mis-located at the bottom. The depth of field preview button is placed on the right where it can be more easily accessed and used. The LCD is large and bright and accompanied by a preview button that allows for instant magnification and in camera editing. The wheels and "joystick" are wisely retained and an additional "stick" appears well placed on the battery pack for swift vertical shooting. Video and live view functions are easier to access. In general it is easier to understand the functionality of the camera's "bells and whistles". Digging deeply into the menu is facilitated through the existence of brief prompts. I cannot say enough about the sensitivity of it's sensors and improved high ISO performance. Canon has produced a thrilling product that is worth every penny one must spend to acquire it.

 Images from Harry R. Freeman-Jones Fine Artist
 

By Cameraman Dan

from Hartsdale, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Amazing images, great service

 
5.0

PROS

  • Easy To Use
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • High ISO Performance
  • Good Image Quality
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Stabilization

CONS

  • Battery life with video
  • Focus dots should be red
  • Noisy At High ISO

BEST USES

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Family Photos
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

Used for weddings, family events, general photography, and hopefully some professional shooting


By machschau

from Washington, DC

About Me Pro Photographer

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

A true improvement

 
4.0

PROS

  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

I am primarily using this to shoot video. After using the Mark II, this camera is certainly an improvement. I'm still testing, but so far, I am very impressed.


By DL

from New York City

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

A WORTHY UPGRADE!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Quiet
  • Large Clear LCD
  • High ISO Performance
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Travel
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

This review is based on what I use my equipment for. Wedding photography, Street photography, Casual family photography & Landscapes. The 5D Mark III is everything I wanted in a camera and then some! When Nikon announced their 36.3mp D800, I was praying that Canon would NOT follow...and they didn't! People are knocking the Mark III for not being a revolutionary camera but if you add everything they improved on to what the Mark II was, you have a PERFECT all around camera! So what stands out in this masterpiece? 1. The AF System. It is simply amazing to have a 61 point AF System (41 of them being cross types!). I'm now shaking off my old focus and recompose habit because I now have cross type AF points that falls into the rule of thirds lines. With my old Mark II and my fast L primes, the focus and recompose method only gave me 60-70% keepers.. But now I no longer have to worry! Focus locks on accurately and immediately! Its truly wonderful that Canon went ahead to spread the 41 cross type AF points out. Having 15 cross types bunched up in the middle like the D800 would probably force some photographers to focus and recompose. 2. Noise. I thought my Mark II was good at high ISO's but from my experience the Mark III is at least 1 to 2 stops better! I can now comfortably go to ISO 12,800 without hesitation and still have very useable images! 3. Maintaining the resolution in the low 20's! What's with this whole mega pixel war anyway!? Processing 1000+ 36.3 mp from a wedding reception would drive me insane! 4. Sharpness. I'm yielding slightly sharper results comparing it to my old Mark II. One thing to note, DO NOT use DPP for raw conversions! Other awesome features that makes this camera golden includes, 100% VF coverage, dual card slots, better ergonomics, better weather sealing, beautiful 3.2 inch LCD and the speedy 6FPS! So all in all, is the camera worth price tag? My answer: YES! Without a doubt.



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