About the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Standard Zoom Lens Kit
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The Canon 5D line of cameras is iconic, one of those "once in a generation" phenomenons. First of all, they're wonderfully versatile still-photography cameras. But when the 5D Mark II arrived on the scene in 2008, the impact it had on the world of video production was palpable. Suddenly, cinematic, professional high-definition images were available at a price point budget-minded independents could afford, and the rest was history. The DSLR cinema revolution had begun.
Refreshed and ready
Now there's the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and this reboot of a signature nameplate is no minor buff and polish. Almost every system has been refreshed, and the body is actually more similar to that of its cousin, the Canon EOS 7D. It's been outfitted with a completely redesigned 61-point High Density Reticular autofocus system, borrowed from the flagship Canon 1D X. It has 5 central dual cross-type points that keep track of diagonal movement in addition to 21 central horizontal/vertical cross-type points and 20 outer cross-type points. This technology will provide exquisite tracking of fast-moving, unpredictable subjects, and it performs well even when your subject isn't particularly well-lit.
Master of light and darkness
And speaking of light: here's a camera that knows how to make the most of what it's been given. The basic ISO (sensitivity) range is impressive, spanning from ISO 100 - 25,600, and it's expandable — on the low end to ISO 50, and at the high end it will go to 102,400. What does this string of numbers mean to you in practical terms? How about (at the high end) no fear of shooting an evening wedding, or a candlelit close-up, or (at the low end) getting great, high-contrast shots on a sunlit ski-slope.
Still shot wizard...
Continuous shooting mode performance has been beefed up as well. Thanks to the on-board DIGIC 5+ processor, the '5D Mark III now shoots full-resolution, high-density stills at up to 6 frames per second. In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting comes standard, along with a multiple exposure mode and expanded autobracketing options, so you won't miss a shot due to bad exposure settings.
...and still a video star
But video is a real strength for this nameplate, so just how has that improved? Let's explore. The DIGIC 5+ processing has markedly decreased moiré and rolling shutter artifacts, as has the redesigned sensor. A new intra-frame compression option has been added, which preserves all captured frames as discrete entities, thereby making your capture files more suitable for popular video editing software suites. There's a 3.5mm minijack headphone output for monitoring audio as you go, and your audio input levels are adjustable from the left/right buttons on the rear control dial.
The '5D Mark III is paired here with one of Canon's most useful zoom lenses: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM. Easy to use and gratifyingly versatile, this image-stabilized lens features ultra-quiet and responsive auto-focus. It offers a zoom range that encompasses all the beauty of an Alpine landscape, yet it's still able to get tight for that intimate portrait that pleasingly separates your subject from the background. Acclaimed Canon optics ensure that your photo will be tack-sharp from edge to edge.
They listened to you
In the convenience department, Canon did some serious listening to user feedback on previous models, and incorporated both CompactFlash and SD slots in the '5D Mark III. Users who have invested in both flavors of memory card will be gratified to know that they play well together in this configuration, managing and moving media together in happy, cooperative concert. In another welcome tweak, the high-resolution LCD screen has been bumped to 3.2 inches in size and 1,040,000 dots.
Of course, this camera is compatible with your favorite Canon Speedlite external flashes and EF-Series lenses.
- 22.3-megapixel effective recording
- full-frame CMOS image sensor (36 x 24mm)
- includes EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM "standard" zoom lens
- pro-quality glass with Image Stabilizer (IS) technology for sharp pictures in low-light environments
- ring-type ultra-sonic motor (USM) for silent, lightning-fast autofocus
- dust- and moisture-resistant construction for extra ruggedness and durability
- compatible with Canon EF lenses (does not support EF-S lenses)
- high-definition movie modes:
- 1920 x 1080: 30/25/24 frames per second
- 1280 x 720: 60/50 frames per second
- other movie modes:
- 640 x 480: 30/25 frames per second
- selectable intra-frame (all I-frame) compression generates edit-friendly files
- linear PCM audio recording with built-in monaural microphone (minijack input for optional external stereo microphone)
- levels can be manually adjusted in 64 steps
- high-res 3.2" color LCD screen (1,040,000 dots) with automatic brightness adjustment (manual 7-step settings available)
- Live View modes (with Face Detection, Quick, and Live autofocus, plus manual focus with 5X or 10X magnification) for composing shots with the LCD screen
- eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with diopter adjustment
- top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
- self cleaning sensor unit (for cleaning image sensor)
- DIGIC 5+ image processor for fast shooting performance and accurate color reproduction
- 14-bit A/D conversion for outstanding color tones and gradations
- Auto Lighting Optimizer automatically adjusts image brightness and contrast to prevent underexposure
- Peripheral Illumination Correction works with compatible Canon EF lenses to maintain even corner to corner lighting levels in JPEG images
- hot shoe for Canon EX-series Speedlite flash accessories (no flash included)
- compatible with Canon EE-TTL II flash exposure control systems
- redesigned 61-point autofocus system improves low-light AF performance and tracking accuracy
- maximum JPEG/RAW image size (pixels): 5760 x 3840
- image file formats: JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW (medium RAW), S-RAW (small RAW), and Quicktime MOV for video (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)
- sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600 (in 1/3- or 1-stop increments)
- expanded high and low sensitivity settings available down to 50 ISO or up to 102,400 ISO
- shutter speed range: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb, flash synch at 1/200 second
- continuous high-speed shooting at 6 frames per second for up to 65 frames in JPEG Large/Fine (up to 16,270 frames using UDMA CF cards) or 13 frames in RAW
- accepts CompactFlash® memory cards (Type I and/or UDMA compliant) and SD, SDHC, and SDXC UHS-I compliant memory cards no memory included
- mini HDMI output (type C connector, cable not included)
- high-speed USB interface
- NTSC/PAL video output
- 6"W x 4-11/16"H x 6-3/4"D
- weight (with lens): 54.7 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens
- lithium ion rechargeable battery (LP-E6)
- AC battery charger
- audio/video and USB cables
- neck strap
- body cap
- software CD-ROMs (PC & Mac)
- MFR # 5260B054
What's in the box:
- EOS 5D Mark III camera body
- Camera body cap (installed)
- EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM lens
- 77mm Front lens cap (installed)
- Rear lens cap (installed)
- EW-83L lens hood
- LP1219 Lens case
- LP-E6 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cover installed (7.2V/1800mAh)
- LC-E6 Battery Charger (8.4V / 1.2A)
- Adjustable neck strap
- 59" Audio/Video cable (AVC-DC400ST) with a composite video and stereo RCA connectors on one end and a male 3.5mm connector on other end
- 6.5' USB cable (IFC-200U) with in-line ferrite core (has a USB Type-A connector on one end and a Mini-USB Type-B connector on the other end)
- EOS Digital Solution Disk Ver.25.1.2 CD-ROM
- Software Instruction Manual on CD-ROM
- Instruction Manual (English)
- Instruction Manual (Spanish)
- Pocket Card (English)
- Pocket Card (Spanish)
- Camera Warranty Card
- Lens Warranty Card
- Lens Instructions
- Online Product Registration sheet
- Notice on installing USB driver
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Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3.2"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-70mm|
CompactFlash Type I |
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||5760 x 3840|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080/30p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||33.5|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Package Overview: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR kit includes the camera body and the Canon EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens.
Rugged Exterior Body: The EOS 5D Mark III's exterior is constructed with lightweight and ultra-rigid magnesium alloy that fits comfortably in your hand.
Intelligent Viewfinder: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III uses an eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with 0.71x magnification for approximately 100% vertical and horizontal coverage. The viewfinder uses a transparent LCD to superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly over the image. Unlike with other cameras, the intelligent viewfinder gives you the choice of seeing shooting information or looking only at the scene in front of the camera.
Clear View II LCD Monitor: The EOS 5D Mark III features a 3.2" Clear View II TFT color LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot real-time images. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections (3x3), 24 sections (6x4), or 9 sections with diagonals, as well as a dual-axis electronic level. The Live View function enables you to shoot your subjects while viewing them on the LCD monitor.
22.3 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: The EOS 5D Mark III features a huge, full-frame sensor. The 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor is 24 x 36mm, and delivers images of up to 5784 x 3861 pixels. And since it is full-frame, all lenses will deliver the angle of view they would on a 35mm camera without a conversion factor. This comes in handy especially when shooting with wide-angle lenses. For the flexibility to shoot in even the most dimly lit situations, the EOS 5D Mark III offers Canon's highest ISO sensitivity to date, ranging from 100-25600 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 51200 and H2: 102400). Thanks to improved noise reduction technologies, images shot even at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth.
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor: The EOS 5D Mark III uses Canon's DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits. It can deliver speeds of up to 6 fps (RAW + JPEG) with improved noise reduction at higher ISOs.
Sensor Cleaning System: Canon's Integrated Cleaning system includes a self-cleaning sensor unit and software that can remove the effects of dust on the image sensor. The Self Cleaning Sensor, attached to the image sensor's front layer (low-pass filter) can shake off dust automatically when the camera is powered on or off. In case visible dust remains on your images, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the images to erase the dust spots later using the provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with an optional blower.
Dual Recording Media Slots: The EOS 5D Mark III has two slots for inserting recording media. The camera can use a Type I CompactFlash (CF) card or an SD card (SD, SDHC, or SDXC). If a card is inserted in both slots, you can select which card to record images to, or record the same images simultaneously on both cards. No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Image Recording Format: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW (14-bit) formats. Simultaneous RAW + JPEG recording is also possible. The image's aspect ratio can be set to 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, or 1:1. JPEG images will be saved with the set aspect ratio, while RAW images will always be saved in 3:2. Movies can be recorded in the MOV format (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM). Available image sizes include:
|Image Quality||Aspect Ratio|
|Large||5760 x 3840 |
|5120 x 3840 |
|5760 x 3240 |
|3840 x 3840 |
|Medium||3840 x 2560 |
|3408 x 2560 |
|3840 x 2160 |
|2560 x 2560 |
|Small 1||2880 x 1920 |
|2560 x 1920 |
|2880 x 1624 |
|1920 x 1920 |
|Small 2||1920 x 1280 |
|1696 x 1280 |
|1920 x 1080 |
|1280 x 1280 |
|Small 3||720 x 480 |
|640 x 480 |
|720 x 400 |
|480 x 480 |
|Large (RAW)||5760 x 3840 |
|5120 x 3840 |
|5760 x 3240 |
|3840 x 3840 |
|Medium (RAW)||3960 x 2640 |
|3520 x 2640 |
|3960 x 2228 |
|2640 x 2640 |
|Small (RAW)||2880 x 1920 |
|2560 x 1920 |
|2880 x 1620 |
|1920 x 1920 |
|Image Size||Resolution||Frames Per Second|
|Full HD||1920 x 1080||30, 24 fps||25 fps|
|HD||1280 x 720||60 fps||50 fps|
|VGA||640 x 480||30 fps||25 fps|
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers the following Drive modes:
- Single Shooting: When you press the shutter button completely, only one shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter button completely, multiple shots will be taken continuously. High-speed continuous shooting can record up to approximately 6 shots per second. Low-speed continuous shooting has a maximum of approximately 3 shots per second. Maximum burst is approximately 65 shots for JPEG Large/Fine, 13 shots for RAW, and 7 shots for RAW + JPEG Large/Fine.
- Silent Shooting: Silent Shooting is quieter than normal shooting. You can choose Silent Single shooting and Silent Continuous shooting with a maximum of approximately 3 shots per second.
- Self-Timer/Remote Control: The camera will record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button on the camera. Using the optional RC-6 Remote Controller, you can operate the camera from up to approximately 16.4 feet. With the RC-6, you can either shoot immediately or use a 2-second delay.
61-Point Autofocus System: The EOS 5D Mark III features a newly designed 61-point High Density Reticular AF for greater accuracy. It has multi-zone wide-area AF for better tracking, 5 central dual cross-type points (f/2.8 diagonal), 21 central cross-type points (f/5.6 horizontal and vertical), and 20 outer cross-type points (f/4.0 horizontal). There are 6 AF point selection methods: Spot, Single-point, Single + Adjacent 4 points, Single + 8 Adjacent points, Zone Selection, and Automatic AF Point Selection.
AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the camera focuses only once.
- AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus AF: switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 5D Mark III's top-mounted Mode Dial offers the following shooting modes:
- Fully Automatic (Scene Intelligent Auto): The camera analyses the scene and sets the optimum settings automatically.
- Program AE: The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-Priority AE (Tv): In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject. A slow shutter speed can create a blurred effect, while a fast shutter speed can freeze action.
- Aperture-priority AE (Av): In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. A low aperture number can create a blurred background (narrow depth of field), while a high aperture number can create a sharp foreground and background (wide depth of field).
- Manual Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired.
- Bulb: When Bulb is set, the shutter stays open as long as you hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you let go of the shutter button. Bulb exposures are for night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, and other subjects requiring long exposures. It is recommended that you use a tripod and a Remote Switch, such as the RS-80N3, for bulb exposures.
- Custom Shooting Modes: You can register the shooting mode, AF mode, menu settings, etc. to the three Custom Shooting Mode positions (C1, C2, C3) on the Mode Dial.
iFCL Metering: The EOS 5D Mark III features Canon's multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) Metering System that integrates the camera's AF system into its readings. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding the chosen AF points, this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy, especially in situations where the light changes quickly.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.2% of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part of the subject, uses approximately 1.5% of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set between 100 and 25600 in 1/3-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. The camera also features a Low ISO setting equivalent to ISO 50 and two High ISO settings equivalent to 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2). In addition the camera features an Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed from 100 to 12800 in Scene Intelligent Auto mode, or 100-25600 in P, Tv, Av, or M mode.
Picture Style: By selecting a Picture Style, you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
- Auto: Color tone is adjusted automatically to suit the scene. The image will look vivid, especially for blue skies, greenery, and sunsets in nature, outdoor, and sunset scenes.
- Standard: A general-purpose Picture Style to suit most scenes. The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp.
- Portrait: Suited for close-up portraits, this Picture Style is for nice skin tones, making the image look softer. You can change the color tone to adjust the skin tone.
- Landscape: For vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp images.
- Neutral: For natural colors and subdued images, no sharpness applied.
- Faithful: When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
- Monochrome: Creates black and white images; you can adjust the filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red, or Green.
- User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
High Dynamic Range (HDR): You can take artistic photos having a high dynamic range and preserving detail in highlight and shadow areas. HDR shooting is effective for landscape and still-life photos. With HDR shooting, three images of different exposures are captured for each shot, then merged together automatically. The HDR image is saved as a single JPEG image. You can choose from several options: Natural, Art Standard, Art Vivid, Art Bold, and Art Embossed.
Multiple Exposures: You can shoot two to nine exposures to be merged into one image. If you shoot multiple-exposure images with Live View shooting, you can see how the single exposures merge while shooting.
White Balance: White Balance is for making the white areas look white. You can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash Use, Custom, and Color Temperature.
EX Speedlite Compatible: The EOS 5D Mark III features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the flashes in the EX-series Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness.
Note: The camera does not have a built-in flash.
Wi-Fi Compatible: With the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7, the EOS 5D Mark III can be connected to a wired or wireless LAN access point for secure, ultra-fast image transfer. The WFT-E7 supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n. It also has a built-in Bluetooth function for handling high-volume data wireless transfers.
Single Image Playback: When playing back a single image, you can choose from four display options:
- No Information: Only the image is displayed on the monitor.
- Basic Information: The image is played back in full frame with minimal shooting information (aperture, shutter speed, compensation, and frame number) displayed at top and bottom.
- Histogram: A 1/4-frame image is displayed with dual histograms displayed: one showing the distribution of the image's brightness level, and the other showing the distribution of each primary color's brightness level in the image. Additional shooting information data is also displayed.
- Shooting Information Display: The image is displayed as a 1/4-frame thumbnail, along with a single histogram and full shooting information displayed.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.
Index Display: You can search for images quickly with the index display, showing four or nine images on one screen.
Comparing Images: You can compare two images side-by-side on the LCD monitor.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, Stills or Rating. The display time interval can be set to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds.
Jump Playback: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump screens by date, folder, movies, stills, and image rating.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased accidentally.
Video/HDMI Outputs: With the supplied video cable, you can playback images from the camera on a TV (NTSC or PAL). There is also a mini-HDMI jack which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the Canon HTC-100, is required. The camera automatically switches the output resolution to the capability of the HDTV.
Post-Processing Images: You can process RAW images with the camera and save them as JPEG images while retaining the original RAW file. This allows you to process the RAW image according to different conditions to create any number of JPEG images from it. Only Large RAW images can be processed in the camera. M-RAW and S-RAW images must be processed using the supplied Digital Photo Professional software.
Resize: Images shot with the camera can be resized to make the pixel count lower, and saved as a new image. You can only resize JPEG Large, Medium, Small 1, and Small 2 sized images. JPEG Small 3 and RAW images cannot be resized.
Trimming: You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. You can change the frame size, move the trimming frame, rotate the frame (vertical to horizontal or vice versa), and correct the image tilt up to +/- 10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments.
Direct Print/PictBridge Printing Capability: The camera is compatible with Direct Print (Canon) and PictBridge-compliant printers. With the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a Canon Direct Print compliant printer or a PictBridge-compliant printer, and print without a computer. The PictBridge standard allows you to connect the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once on Canon Direct Print or PictBridge-compliant printers, at participating photo labs or at photo printing kiosks.
Print Effects: The camera allows you to choose from the following Print Effects.
- On: image will be printed according to the printer's standard colors
- Off: no automatic correction will be performed
- Vivid: image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens
- NR: image noise is reduced before printing
- B/W: prints in black-and-white with true blacks
- B/W Cool: prints in black-and-white with cool, bluish blacks
- B/W Warm: prints in black-and-white with warm, yellowish blacks
- Natural: prints the image in the actual colors and contrast
- Natural M: printing characteristics are the same as the "Natural" setting, however this setting enable finer printing adjustments
- Default: printing will differ depending on the printer
Lens Overview: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. The supplied EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens is a standard zoom lens. The inner focus system and ring-type USM (ultrasonic motor) gives you faster, more precise auto focusing. The lens mount has a rubber ring for enhanced dust and water resistance. The 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm provides beautiful soft backgrounds, while the fluorine coating on the front and rear lens elements reduces smears and fingerprints.
Macro Shooting: The lens has a macro mode at the telephoto end for taking close-up photos. To set the lens for macro shooting you must hold the Macro/Lock switch while rotating the lens past 70mm to the macro setting. In macro mode, the minimum shooting distance becomes 7.87".
Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS): The Canon Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system delivers the equivalent effect of 3 stops and can detect normal shooting or panning. It automatically switches to the optimal IS mode when camera shake is detected. You can turn the OIS on or off using the 2-way switch on the lens barrel.
Focusing Ring: Regardless of whether you're in manual or auto focus mode, the full-time focusing ring always works. This means you can auto focus on a subject, but manually change the focus by turning the focusing ring.
Focus Mode Switch: You can switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the two-way AF/MF switch on the barrel of the lens.
Zoom Ring Lock: To keep the lens from inadvertently extending, you can lock the zoom ring to keep the lens at the shortest point.
- Focal Length/Aperture: 24-70mm f/4
- Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Maximum Magnification: 0.21x at 70mm, 0.7x in the macro range
- Angle of View:
- Diagonal: 84°-34°
- Vertical: 53°-19°
- Horizontal: 74°-29°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 1.25' (0.38m) (0.66'/0.2m in macro range)
- Diameter: 3.23"
- Length: 3.96" (4.633" with caps)
- Weight: 21.2 ounces
Power Options: The EOS 5D Mark III operates on the supplied LP-E6 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1800 mAh). The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E6 battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. The supplied battery performance specs are as follows:
23° C/73° F
|Approx. 950 shots||Approx. 200 shots|
|0° C/32° F||Approx. 850 shots||Approx. 180 shots|
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Optional BG-E11 Battery Grip: With the optional BG-E11 Battery Grip, you can power the camera with six "AA" batteries, or two LP-E6 batteries. The AA batteries will provide enough power for approximately 270 shots, while the two LP-E6 battery packs will give you up to 1900 shots while using the viewfinder, or 400 during Live View shooting.
Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes. You can also disable the Auto Power Off function.
Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 5D Mark III comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.25.1.2, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional 3.11 (Windows/Mac): Recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. You can view, edit, process, and print RAW images at high speed. You can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images.
- ImageBrowser EX 1.0 (Windows/Mac): Recommended for users who mainly shoot JPEG Images. You can easily view or playback images and MOV movies. You can also print JPEG images. With an internet connection, it is also possible to download additional functions.
- EOS Utility 2.11 (Windows/Mac): With the camera connected to a PC, this software enables you to transfer still photos and movies shot with the camera to the computer. You can also use the PC to set various camera settings and shoot remotely with the computer connected to the camera.
- PhotoStitch Ver.3.2 (Mac) / Ver.3.1 (Windows): PhotoStitch merges images together vertically or horizontally to make large panoramic images.
- Picture Style Editor Ver.1.10 (Windows/Mac): You can edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files. This software is aimed at advanced users who are experienced in processing images.
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- Windows: 7, Vista (SP1 SP2), XP (SP3)
- Macintosh: OS X 10.6-10.7