Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Released March 2012

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 02/03/2012  
Indicative price (USD) 3499  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 5920 x 3950  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 23.38  
Sensor size (mm) 24 x 36 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  50 - 102400 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 6.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware 1.0.7 
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Canon EF  
Weight (gr) 910
Battery type Li-ion, LP-E6, 7.4V, 1800mAh 
Battery weight (gr) 80
Tropicalization Yes 
Camera material Magnesium alloy 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.71 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size 3.2 
Monitor pixel 1040000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo 
Number of autofocus points 61 
Exposure bracketing 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments 
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments 
Drive modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting 
Buffer size 18 (RAW) 
Recording medium CF card type I (UDMA compatible), SD, SDHC, SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW (CR2), sRAW1 (CR2), sRAW2 (CR2) 
White balance bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias. 
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB, HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 29.97 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MOV 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation No 

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