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DSLR – Canon 5D MkIII


Brand: Canon

Model: 5D MkIII

Storage Media SD Card Class 10 and Higher, CF Card

Lens: Canon 24-105mm USM L

Manufacture URLhttp://canon.com.au

Access & Usage

Pick-Up Location: Q BuildingQ105 – Tech Office

Induction(s) Required:

L0 General Induction

L2 Q Production Studios Induction

The manual is available to download by clicking “Article Attachments” below, please note, the most up-to-date information will be found on the manufacturer’s website. Please note this manual is for educational purposes only.

Kit Contents

  • Canon 5D MK III
  • 24-105mm USM L Series Lens
  • 2x LP-6 Batteries
  • Bag
  • Charger

Technical Specifications

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Total Pixels

Sensor Size
36.0 x 24.0mm

Pixel Dimensions
5760 x 3840

Pixel Size

Diffraction-Limited Aperture

Sensor Stabilization

Lens Mount
EF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E


Image Processor

TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor

61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8
The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.

Working Range
EV -2 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)

One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo

Point Selection
Automatic selection: 61 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)
Manual selection: Spot AF 
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
Manual selection: Zone AF 
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting

AF Menu
+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

Exposure Control
Metering Modes
TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range
EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

Exposure Comp
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity
Auto (100-12800), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400

Shutter Speed
30 – 1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)

WB Settings
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom WB
Yes, 1 setting can be registered


Approx. 100%

Approx. 0.71x

Approx. 21mm

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

DOF Preview
Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece Shutter
On strap

3.2″ (8.11cm) Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots

Anti-reflection and Solid Structure

Brightness Adj
Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level

Built-in GN
N/A (ISO 100, meters)

Built-in Coverage

Built-in Recycle Time

E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual

1/200sec (EX series Speedlites only)

Exposure Compensation
+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Hot Shoe/PC Terminal
Yes / Yes

External Flash Comp
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control
Via camera menu

Shooting Modes
Auto+, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)

Picture Styles
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Image Processing
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Distortion correction
Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing – during image Playback only 
Multiple exposure
HDR images 5 presets

Drive Modes
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote),
Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting

Continuous Shooting
Max. Approx. 6fps. (speed maintained for up to 16270 images (JPEG) or 18 images (RAW)) (with UDMA card)

Shutter Lag

Viewfinder Blackout

Live View
30 fps

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode

Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed

Display Options
Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level

File Information
Still ImageType
JPEG: Fine, Normal (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

Image Size
JPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S 3)720 x 480
RAW : (RAW) 5760 x 3840 (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920

Movie Type
MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)

Movie Size
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame

Movie Length
Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB

Other Information
Wireless Features
via optional WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter

via optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver

Custom Functions
13 Custom Functions with 47 settings

LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes

Water & Dust Resistance
Yes (equal to EOS-1N)

Sound Memo

Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB

Other Interface
HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

Memory Type
CompactFlash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card

Batteries & Power
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1x CR1616 for date & settings

Battery Life
Approx. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Power Supply Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6

Physical Specs
Body Materials
Magnesium Alloy body covers

Shutter Durability Rating

Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions Inches
6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0″ (152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm)

CIPA Weight
33.5 oz (950g)

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