Official 5D Mark III Images and Spec List?

5D Mark III and 24-70mm II

This appears to be the official images of the 5D Mark III along with a possible spec list for the camera. (via CR)

Note that there are a couple of things in the spec list that seem a little odd – like the plethora of video formats.  We should know something for sure later tonight though.

More images and full spec list below.

Canon 5D Mark III Front

Canon 5D Mark III BackCanon 5D Mark III Top

Unsurpassed Image Quality
22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
DiG!C 5+ Image Processor
ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)

High Performance Operation
61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles

High end features
Silent & low vibration modes
Dual card slots (CF & SD)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
Multiple Exposures
Comparative Playback function
Improved durability & water and dust resistance

Available Colours – Black
Megapixels – 22MP
Sensor Size – 36 x 24mm
ISO/Sensitivity – 100 – 25600
Autofocus Points – 61 points
Lens Mount – Canon
LCD Size – 3.2″
Liveview – Yes
Viewfinder – Optical TTL
Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed – 6 fps
Self Timer – 10 sec, 2 sec
Metering – Centre-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial
Video Resolution – Full HD 1080
Memory Type – Compact Flash
Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
Battery – LP-E6
Battery Type – Lithium-ion
Charger – Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Dimensions – 152 x 116 x 76mm
Box Contents – Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+



  1. Marc453 says

    Canon Rumors site went down about 8:15 a.m. The NDA police are working overtime this morning!

  2. Tim L says

    I would bet went down because of traffic. It’s happened after the previous couple 5D3 postings too.

    I’m looking forward to more details on this body. Video shooters have a lot to be excited about. A LOT. Unfortunately, I’m not a video shooter.

    Still shooters? I’m not sure. Reports of the wireless flash system finally seeing the light of day really got my hopes up. No mention of this feature here. That would be a killer addition that would really benefit still shooters. We get the superior AF we’ve been asking for. That’s good. We get better water and dust resistance. I don’t know about this one. If the difference is significant that’s very good although the lack of a gasket around the lens mount suggest it may be more talk than real. Resolution is basically the same although if low light performance is significantly improved then that’s very significant. (Interesting to see that Nikon has gone from too little resolution to too much, IMO.)

    It’s obviously too soon to have an opinion about whether this upgrade warrants the $3,500 US price (assuming that rumor is accurate) but based on features alone, without RC flash control, my initial reaction is “no” for still shooters. It will have to demonstrate a significant increase in IQ to get me to upgrade.