Featuring a newly developed 35 mm full-frame approximately 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5+ image processor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers enhanced AF (autofocus) precision and a faster maximum continuous shooting speed while realizing outstanding image quality for both still photography and video capture.

Succeeding the highly acclaimed EOS 5D Mark II, released in November 2008, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera achieves significant advances in imaging performance to support a wide range of imaging-expression possibilities. The newly developed 35 mm full-frame approximately 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor employs an improved photo diode structure and eliminates the gaps between the microlenses to realize enhanced sensitivity and low-noise performance. Incorporating a DIGIC 5+ image processor, which achieves approximately 17 times the processing power of the DIGIC 4, the 5D Mark III delivers both high image quality and high-speed performance. In addition, DIGIC 5+ works together with the newly developed CMOS sensor to make possible high-resolution imaging with a wide dynamic range.

Compared with its predecessor’s ISO100-6400 sensitivity range, the EOS 5D Mark III features an ISO range that has been expanded by two steps to ISO100-25600,* delivering impressive imaging results with reduced noise even in low-light settings.

Similar to the top-of-the-line EOS-1D X, the EOS 5D Mark III’s newly developed AF System incorporates a new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, including 41 cross-type AF points, to support a range of shooting compositions and deliver greater accuracy when tracking moving subjects. In particular, the AF System excels when shooting portraits and moving subjects.

The EOS 5D Mark III’s newly developed CMOS sensor features 8-channel readout, an improvement over the 4-channel readout speed offered by its predecessor. By combining the CMOS sensor with the high-speed processing performance of DIGIC 5+, the camera achieves high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 6 fps while maintaining a high pixel count of approximately 22.3 megapixels.


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