Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body Kit

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body Kit

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Quick Overview

  • 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Extended ISO range of 100-25600
  • Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Manufacturer SKU: 5260B002

Availability: In Stock

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body Kit front
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body Kit front


With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality.
A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon's advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode — all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.

22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor 
The EOS 5D Mark III features a newly developed Canon full-frame 22.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor that's designed from the ground up to create high resolution, perfectly detailed images with unprecedented speed and clarity. A full 24 x 36mm, the sensor captures 5784 x 3861 large individual 6.25 µm pixels and has a much-improved S/N ratio resulting in better images from the start. A new photodiode structure with an increased photoelectric conversion rate increases the sensor's sensitivity by approximately 2 stops over previous models, meaning higher ISOs with the lowest noise of any EOS digital camera. And a 2-line 8-channel simultaneous signal readout means speeds of up to 6.0 fps (RAW + JPEG) are possible!

14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) 
The EOS 5D Mark III not only offers 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, it delivers higher standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of new options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations. With a standard range of ISO 100-25600, the EOS 5D Mark III represents a 2-stop increase in sensitivity over previous cameras. Thanks to the improved signal-to-noise ratio of the new sensor and powerful noise reduction, the EOS 5D Mark III can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to 51200 (H1), and even 102400 (H2)! Beyond the obvious advantages of its wide ISO range, the EOS 5D Mark III has automatic ISO settings, found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and blazing processing speed 
For a whole new level of performance, the EOS 5D Mark III uses a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. Working with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits, and delivering speeds of up to 6.0 fps (RAW + JPEG), and the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor improves data processing performance and features new algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers real-time compensation for chromatic aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of this processor, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on and the stunning results speak for themselves.

All new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF 
The newly designed 61-Point High Density Reticular AF features an Offset Array Sensor (with staggering AF point arrangement) to deliver greater accuracy, no matter the situation. It offers multi-zone wide-area AF for better tracking, has 5 central dual cross-type points (f/2.8 diagonal), 21 central cross-type points (f/5.6 horizontal & vertical) and 20 outer cross-type points (f/4.0 horizontal), and is sensitive in extremely low-light situations (EV-2 for a central point with a f/2.8 lens).

The EOS 5D Mark III has a dedicated AF menu tab, so AF can be controlled without having to go through custom function menus. It also has 6 AF point selection methods (Spot, Single Point, Single + Adjacent 4 Points, Single + Adjacent 8 Points, Zone Selection, and Automatic AF Point Selection), plus a dedicated AF configuration tool for control of AI Servo AF III tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching).

iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layering metering sensor 
The EOS 5D Mark III features Canon's multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) Metering System that integrates the cameras AF system into its readings. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding the chosen AF point(s), this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy, especially in situations where the light changes quickly. The metering sensor enables evaluative, center weighted, partial and spot metering, plus offers 5-step exposure compensation for perfectly exposed images, every time.

EOS HD Video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates and selectable All i-frame or IPB compression 
Addressing the requests of the pros and building on the unprecedented success of its namesake, the EOS 5D Mark III captures HD video with a level of sophistication on par with professional movie cameras offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR. It offers both All-I and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of timecoding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), useful for multi-camera shoots. It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities, offering 64-step volume control accessible through the Quick Control screen during video shooting, plus a dedicated headphone jack for convenience in shooting. The CMOS sensor's new drive system significantly increases image processor performance, reducing color artifacts and moiré (a common problem that occurs in scenes with horizontal lines), and ensures that the EOS 5D Mark III can record at a number of frame rates up to ISO 25600 in H mode.

High-Speed Continuous Shooting 
The EOS 5D Mark III combines fast 8-channel data readout from its 22.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the supercharged processing capabilities of its DIGIC 5+ Image Processor with a speedier shutter and mirror system to raise the performance bar for all digital cameras, capturing full-frame images and recording them fast to UDMA or SD cards stored in the camera's dual card slots. Ideal for fixed focus situations, the EOS 5D Mark III can shoot up to 6.0 fps (RAW + JPEG).

Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability and dust- and weather-resistance 
For professionals who demand nothing less than the best, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform superbly, even in the most treacherous environments, every time. The body is constructed of rigid, high-strength magnesium alloy for rugged performance and features a new grip design for easier finger placement and reduced hand fatigue. Its newly redesigned shutter has lightweight and carbon-fiber blades, and is rated to maintain up to 6.0 fps performance without compromise, for up to 150,000 cycles. The EOS 5D Mark III and accessories like the new Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A and GPS Receiver GP-E2 have extensive gasketing for improved dust and water resistance, even at their connection points.

Self Cleaning Sensor Unit 
The Self Cleaning Sensor Unit featured in the EOS 5D Mark II has been optimized for the new EOS 5D Mark III to deliver even greater dust removal for clearer images. To prevent dust accumulation, the system removes particles adhered to the surface of the infrared absorbing/ultraviolet-blocking glass in a frontward direction by vibrating the glass with ultrasound. The particles are then absorbed by an adsorbent at the bottom of the unit; the unit itself is completely sealed for protection against external contaminants, and its front face of the low-pass filter 1 is treated with an anti-dust fluorine coating making it easier to remove damp or sticky dust particles.

Intelligent Viewfinder with Superimposed LCD 
The EOS 5D Mark III's Intelligent Viewfinder offers a sharp, bright approximately 100% field of view with an approximate magnification of .71x, a viewing angle of 34.1° and a 21mm eye-point. With a new construction featuring aspherical lens elements, the viewfinder displays less distortions and color aberrations than previous models. It uses a transparent LCD to superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly over the image. The AF status indicator can even be directed to display within or outside of the viewfinders image area. With the intelligent viewfinder, unlike with other cameras, the photographer has the choice of seeing shooting information or looking only at the scene in front of the camera. The ability to effectively erase all shooting data and turn it back on with the touch of a button gives the photographer the opportunity to concentrate simply on looking and composing the photograph without distraction, a great advantage in numerous shooting situations.

3.2" TFT LCD Monitor 
The EOS 5D Mark III's 3.2" TFT LCD monitor has 1,040,000 dots, anti-reflective construction and features Canon's Clear View II technology for bright, sharp display in any number of shooting situations. It's ideal for reviewing settings and images, as well as for shooting in Live View mode. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections, 24 sections, or 9 sections with diagonals, as can the dual-axis electronic level, which helps ensure accurate level by displaying both roll and pitch. For image review, the EOS 5D Mark III has a new, dedicated Magnify/Reduce button. While pressing the button, zooming in or out (up to 10x) is achieved simply by turning the Main Dial. Images can be protected or erased quickly, individually or in batches, and slideshows can be created with some or all images and can be sequenced by date, folders, movies, stills or rating. A feature guide can be accessed for the selected menu, providing detailed reference information whenever needed.

New High Dynamic Range (HDR) 
With its new High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, the EOS 5D Mark III can merge 3 images of varying exposure, in camera, capturing a broad range of shadow and highlight detail and delivering an image with stunning tonal range. Adjustable to cover a range of ±3 stops, and with 5 different effect settings, HDR recording truly expands the parameters of the light and dark detail a camera can actually record, surprising viewers with the range of tones a photograph can accurately recreate.

Multiple Exposure Control 
The EOS 5D Mark III offers a new multiple exposure mode for film-like image creation with the convenience of in-camera processing. It offers 4 different compositing methods for proper exposure and composition: additive, average, bright and dark. Multiple exposure shots can be taken in both RAW and JPEG shooting modes, previously captured RAW images can be used as a starting point, and cumulative results can be observed and corrected in real time on the camera's LCD screen. For multiple exposure captures of quickly moving subjects, the EOS 5D Mark III even has a specific continuous shooting multiple exposure mode.

Past Rebates

Product Rebate Amount Starts Ends
 Canon DLSR $300 $300 November 23 2014 February 28 2015

Additional Information

Manufacturer Canon
Manufacturer SKU 5260B002
UPC 013803142433
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Image Sensor Format Full Frame
Sensor Dimension 36 x 24 mm
Lens Mount Canon EF
Megapixels 22.3
Continuous FPS 6
ISO Range 100-25600 (Extended: 50-102,400)
AF Points 61
Video Resolution 1080p
Memory Card Type CF & SD/SDHC/SDXC
Self-Cleaning Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Capable
GPS Optional
Built-In Flash No
LCD Size 3.2"
Lens Included body only
Approx. Weight 30.34 oz (860 g)
Dimensions 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0" (15.2 x 11.7 x 7.6 cm)
Warranty 1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty

What's Included

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body Kit includes the following:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Body
  • Eyecup Eg (not shown)
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 5D Mark III
  • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disc
  • Software Instruction Manual

Customer Reviews

A professionals workhorse.

I love my 5D Mk III. It has been a great addition to my studio. As a professional photographer I love this camera for all of the great features that have made it the benchmark in professional camera bodies. Full metal skeleton, full frame sensor, tack sharp images, high quality at higher ISO, rock solid HD video etc. etc. etc. All you have to do is look at any review on any website to find out why this is one of the most popular camera bodies of all time.

About Pictureline...
I live/work 40 miles from the store, but it's always worth it to make the trip. I have never spoken to a staff member that wasn't helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.

On 3/5/2015 by Tyson Sugihara

the 5D Mark lll has made photography too easy

There used to be skill required to take great photos....that is a thing of the past now. Always great photos in spite of myself. for example, with the 5D M lll I can push the limits of low lighting via ISO and it doesn't ever seem to get grainy. Sorry Ansel Adams and Anny Liebovitz, stand-out photographers are a thing of the past.

On 3/5/2015 by Chris Hughes


I have heard at photography workshops that the camera does not the photographer make, and while I do agree with this statement... the 5D sure does help a lot! Amazing clear pictures! Loving it! The only drawback I have found so far is it is a lot heaver then the SLR cameras I am use to (Canon Rebels), guess I will get nice strong arms.

On 3/5/2015 by Carol

Excellent Camera

Having had the 5D family camera already, I was sold on the Canon system. After I had borrowed my wife's 5Dm3, it was a Game changer. I love the files and and how clean they are and the ability to enlarge the images because of the fine capture abilities of the Mark 3. I would recommend the camera to anyone and especially the customer Service from Pictueline...simply amazing!

On 3/5/2015 by Dennis Hammon

The best all around camera I have used.

I've been using the Canon 5D MkIII since it was released and can honestly say that its the best DSLR I've ever owned. The files are clean, and the low light capability is amazing- I just finished shooting an advertising project in Southeast Asia where one setup required iso 3200, and the files are beautiful with minimal post processing. ISO 100 through 400 are virtually identical. I carry a backup body, but I've never had to pull it out of my bag... focus is fast, reliable, and spot on. Six frames a second is enough for anything I shoot, including dance. I've printed 20x 30's for display and the files hold up perfectly. In fact, my clients produce 4x6 foot prints (and occasionally larger) for point of purchase displays and they look beautiful at normal viewing distances. The battery life is exceptional and I normally shoot all day on two batteries with the Canon BG-E11 grip. On a recent shoot in North Dakota we shot outdoors in temps of -9 F without any loss in performance. The weather sealing works flawlessly in snow and light rain, which gives me confidence when I'm on location. This is a fantastic camera for pro's, or the serious hobbyist, and Canon's system support is the best I've experienced. The new pricing helps as well!

On 3/5/2015 by Erik Ostling

Love my 5D MarkIII

The Canon 5D Mark III is by far the best camera I have ever owned. It is user friendly, like all Canons, but incredibly sophisticated. Image quality is superb. I love the multiple exposure function and the HDR option works well when you don't have the tripod with you.
All in all, a great camera that I will use for years to come.

On 3/5/2015 by Lynn Hoffman-Brouse


I'v enjoyed the camera very much, albeit a bit heavy.
The camera is reliable, light reading is good, flash system limited but functional.
Ease of use is a certainty if the user avoids the instruction book

On 3/5/2015 by BOB JUDELSON

Great Camera

Overall satisfied with it.

Cons: doesn't have the autofocus point selection that Nikon D800 has. I find that feature incredibly useful - especially when shooting on a tripod.

On 3/5/2015 by Giulia

Ergonomically intuitive and bullet proof.

The simplicity and dependability make these bodies the perfect choice. I have owned every previous generation and will continue the tradition.

On 3/5/2015 by Kirk Anderson

Canon 5D Mark III

Love this camera. Great functions, focusing, and durability. Such a big upgrade from all other 5D's.

Highly recommend this camera.

On 3/5/2015 by Gary Weitzeil/Studio One Images

DSLR Filmmakers rejoice, no more Moire and Anti-Aliasing.

This camera is absolutely stunning for HD film shooting. I've greatly enjoyed using it for photography as well, but the huge full frame sensor really shines in 1080p film making.

I can't explain how it has been to use this camera.

As an aside, Pictureline also has some of the very best support for their products and for their customers, I highly recommend people support such a great company!

On 3/5/2015 by Canon 5D MkIII, the best HD film camera, as well as outstanding photos.

Simply the best camera I have owned.

I have used Canon digital cameras beginning with the orginal D30 ... the 5D Mark III is without a doubt the best I have used. I am amazed at the color and detail I find in my images now. If you are considering this camera ... just go ahead and get one, you won't regret it ... ever!

On 3/5/2015 by David Gaunt

Great results!

We've loved using this camera for photo and video! We've used the camera on location and in the studio with great results. Typically we've paired the camera with Canon L lenses, however we have used sigma prime lenses and Zeiss CP2 lenses with great success as well. We are Canon fans and rely on their products daily.

On 3/5/2015 by Browning

Our experience with the Canon 5D Mark III

As a major School of Music in the country, we have, as you would expect, many performances locally and in far off places. As it turns out, our ensembles are the most traveled university ensembles in the world. Whether it's in China, Europe, Africa, or New York, we want to capture those moments and experiences in the best possible way and our experience with the Canon 5D Mark III has been tremendously successful. The picture quality is suburb, and the flexibility and features are a perfect fit for the many different conditions found in so many different concert venues. The ability to capture HD video as well makes this camera ideal. It is a trusted partner for all my needs in the documenting and archiving of the performances of the BYU School of Music. I should add, that the service and personal attention we receive from Pictureline is an added bonus. Their professionalism and individual care for us has always been highly gratifying. Wherever we go, Canon and Pictureline go with us.

On 3/5/2015 by BYU School of Music

Very versatile Camera

The Cannon 5 D mark iii has never let me down, My range of creativity has increased greatly with this tool. It has pushed me to be a better photographer and look at situations in a different way. Easy to us and operate.

On 3/5/2015 by Jeremy Bowles


I'm a professional photographer in Boise, Idaho. I've purchased many cameras from Pictureline! However, my favorite is the "Canon 5D Mark III." The quality that I receive from the Mark 5D III keeps up with the high quality I need for clients portraits. I have been shooting portraits since 1989 and "I'm a CANON Girl!"

On 3/5/2015 by Barb Bergeson

GREAT Camera

Why the Canon 5D Mark III? I LOVE this camera. In fact, I think this is the best camera I've ever owned and years ago I owned the 1D. I always shoot with two cameras. For about a year, I was shooting one 5D Mark II and one 5D Mark III. I became frustrated that the Mark III consistently took better photos so I noticed I was changing the lens which defeats the point of two cameras. So, I sold the Mark II (for a great price!) and purchased the Mark III. So now I am doubled fisted with the Mark III and thrilled!!!

On 3/5/2015 by Julie Shipman


I've used this camera for almost 3 years. It is a workhouse. It's also a bargain considering it is the cheapest DSLR I've purchased. I've previously used all the iterations of the 1Ds. This camera will remain in my lineup until it no longer functions. I will likely buy a third as the price drops with the advent of the new 5Ds.

On 3/5/2015 by Matt Green

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