Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (Body Only)


Availability: Out of stock

Why Buy From

 Free 3 Year UK Local Warranty
 14 Day Money Back Guarantee
 Price includes taxes and duties
 All inclusive prices with no hidden fees
 Products are 100% brand new and in box
 Express shipping with insurance and
 tracking (UPS/FedEx/TNT)
 Delivery in 4-6 business days only
 Secure payment with PayPal/
 credit/debit cards

Includes English user manual in hardcopy

Product Highlights

22.3 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor
DIGIC 5+ processor
ISO 100 to 25,600 as standard, ISO 50 to 102,400 with expansion
Up to 6fps shooting speed , 59ms shutter lag
High Precision 61-point High Density Reticular AF System
New Multiple Exposures and HDR(High Dynamic Range) Mode
Full HD Movie shooting with ALL-I or IPB compression
Built-in headphone jack for real-time monitoring of sound recording
Supports industrial standard Time Code
Large and bright 100% coverage viewfinder with 0. 71x magnification
3.2-inch (3:2) 1.04M dots Clear View II LCD with anti-reflective structure and coating
Dual-axis electronic level
Dual Card Slots supporting UDMA7 CF Card and SDXC Card
Rigid Magnesium Alloy Body with enhanced dust and water resistance performance


The new semi-professional Canon EOS 5D Mark III Full Frame Digital SLR camera, incorporated with 22.3 megapixel Full Frame CMOS and a new DIGIC 5+ ultra fast digital image processor, providing standard ISO setting as high as ISO 25600. Equipped with a high precision 61-point High Density Reticular AF System for quick and precise auto-focusing performance, in addition to fast 6FPS continuous shooting, the camera can capture every photo opportunity with ease.


22.3 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
A newly designed 22.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor is incorporated into the 5D Mark III providing you with highly detailed, rich images with a maximum resolution of 5616 x 3744 pixels. The sensor is also features a high S/N ratio and larger individual pixels for increased visual depth and cleaner looking images. A new photodiode structure and increased photoelectric conversion rate also helps to improve the overall sensitivity of the sensor, resulting in a reduction in image noise and improved high ISO performance.
DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
Processing speed and power are increased to promote significantly greater overall performance and response from all aspects of the camera. New algorithms are incorporated in order to promote better noise reduction for higher ISOs and chromatic aberration compensation. The increase in processing speed also helps to improve the continuous shooting rate, bringing it to 6 full-resolution frames-per-second.
14-bit A/D Conversion
The 14-bit signal processing helps to improve the quality and gradation of images by producing more natural, smooth-looking results. An increased ISO range is also provided, from 100 to 25600 in standard modes and 50 to 102400 in expanded modes. The ISO range can be controlled and customized depending on the user's preferences, and additionally an auto ISO mode can be employed. This extended sensitivity range helps to counter frequently changing and difficult lighting situations and significantly minimizes noise when photographing with even the top-rated sensitivity.
61-Point High Density Reticular AF
The newly designed 61-point autofocus interface helps to ensure critical focus no matter how complex or difficult the situation is. Featuring up to 41 cross-type AF points (with f/4 lens support) and 5 dual diagonal AF points (with f/2.8 sensitivity); this AF system is highly accurate and extremely low-light sensitive.

The dedicated AF menu tab permits quick and easy access, eliminating the need to navigate through settings menus in order to modify your AF settings. Autofocus point selection is broken up into 6 different methods-Spot, Single Point, Single + 4 Adjacent Points, Single + 8 Adjacent Points, Zone Selection, and Automatic AF Point Selection-as well as a dedicated AF configuration tool for control of AI Servo AF III tracking parameters.
iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
An intelligent metering system works in conjunction with the autofocus system and independently analyzes 'Focus, Color, and Luminance' within the scene for the most precise exposure settings possible. The 63 zones cover the entire image area with great detail and the dual-layer design permits a wider sensitivity to different wavelengths of light.

The dual layers are split into a red/green channel and a blue/green channel; which counters the red light sensitivity bias electronic sensors inherently have. A series of algorithms are employed to combine data received from both layers, with the resulting exposure reading being extremely accurate regardless of the shooting conditions.
EOS HD Video
Full HD video recording is supported in multiple formats, including 1080/30p, 24p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p; 480/30p, 25p. While recording video, a 4GB automatic file partition is employed in order to gain longer continuous recording times, up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Both All i-frame and IPB compressions are supported as well as the standard H.264/MPEG -4 AVC codec. Embedding the time code is also possible for greater convenience when recording with multiple cameras.

Video performance is further enhanced with the ability to manually adjust your exposure settings and audio levels while recording. By employing Live View, you can view your recording on the LCD and make settings changes with a dedicated menu tab on the fly. The DIGIC 5+ processor also dramatically improves video response times and helps to reduce color artifacts, aberrations, and moiré.
3.2" Clear View II LCD Monitor
The expanded 3.2" Clear View II LCD provides high quality viewing with a 1,040,000-dot resolution and anti-reflection coating. This allows for sharp and clear viewing in even the brightest of conditions and displays images and videos with great detail and richness. The display also features a viewing angle up to 170° for review from the side or below.

The Dual Axis Electronic Level is also functional in on the LCD and can display a full 360° of roll and +/- 10° of pitch in 1° increments. When used in conjunction with Live View mode, a smaller display is placed over the image. Live View mode permits real-time image review and can also place grid lines over the image for compositional help. You can also zoom into and navigate within the image when in Live View and use the grid lines for minute control and precision over the alignment of your photograph.
Multiple Exposure and High Dynamic Range
Multiple exposures are possible in-camera and can be recorded onto a single file using 4 distinct settings for control. When in Additive mode, this closely resembles making multiple exposures on film and layers each exposure; manual exposure compensation is required. Average mode layers the images and automatically compensates for the final exposure, eliminating the unintended possibility of gross under or overexposure. Bright mode is specifically designed for photographing in uniformly dark scenes with a bright subject, such as a studio environment. Dark mode functions inversely, and helps to eliminate overly bright sections of the image including reflections and highlights.

A High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is also incorporated and allows for the creation of HDR images in-camera, reducing the time needed to manually overlay images in post-production. When using this mode, a series of 3 bracketed exposures are made of the same image, then automatically integrated into the same frame, resulting in a photograph without blown highlights or blocked up shadows and a long middle range of tones. This mode is especially useful when photographing scenes with a great deal of contrast.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera Body
Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Charger LC-E6
Power Cord
USB Interface Cable
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD-ROM)
Software Instruction Manual (CD-ROM, PDF)
Camera Instruction Manual (CD-ROM, PDF)



Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera

Recording media

Type I CF Card (UDMA 7 -compatible),

Image sensor size

Approx. 36 x 24 mm

Compatible lenses

Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) 
(The effective focal length is the same as indicated on the lens)

Lens mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor


CMOS sensor


Effective pixels: Approx. 22.30 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 23.40 megapixels

Aspect ratio


Color filter system

RGB primary color filter

Low-pass filter

Fixed position in front of the image sensor

Dust deletion feature

  1. Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  2. Manual cleaning of sensor
  3. Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System

Recording format

Design rule for Camera File System 2.0

Image type

JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original )

simultaneous recording

Three RAW types and eight JPEG types can be set in any combination

File size

(1) L/Fine:

Approx. 22.10-megapixel
(5760 x 3840)
Approx. 7.0 MB

(2) L/Normal:

Approx. 22.10-megapixel
(5760 x 3840)
Approx. 3.7 MB

(3) M/Fine:

Approx. 9.80-megapixel
(3840 x 2560)
Approx. 3.8 MB

(4) M/Normal:

Approx. 9.80-megapixel
(3840 x 2560)
Approx. 2.0 MB

(5) S1/Fine:

Approx. 5.50-megapixel
(2880 x 1920)
Approx. 2.5 MB

(6) S1/Normal:

Approx. 5.50-megapixel
(2880 x 1920)
Approx. 1.3 MB

(7) S2:

Approx. 2.50-megapixel
(1920 x 1280)
Approx. 1.4 MB

(8) S3:

Approx. 350,000-pixel
(720 x 480)
Approx. 0.3 MB

(9) RAW:

Approx. 22.10-megapixel
(5760 x 3840)
Approx. 27.1MB

(10) M-RAW:

Approx. 10.50-megapixel
(3960 x 2640)
Approx. 19.1MB

(11) S-RAW:

Approx. 5.50-megapixel
(2880 x 1920)
Approx. 15.1MB

* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

File Name

  1. Preset camera code
  2. User setting1 (4 characters)
  3. User setting2 (3 characters + 1 image size character)

Folder setting

Folder creation/selection enabled

File numbering

Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Recording methods

  1. Standard
  2. Auto switch card (recording card switched automatically)
  3. Rec. separately(specified image size for each card)
  4. Rec. to multiple(same image recorded to all card)

Image Processing

Color space

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1- 3

White Balance

Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting (2500-10000K)

Auto white balance

Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color temperature compensation

White balance correction: +/-9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: +/-3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible

Color temperature information transmission


Noise reduction

Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots

Automatic image brightness correction

Auto Lighting Optimizer

Highlight tone priority


Lens aberration correction

Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction



Eye-level pentaprism


Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%


Approx. 0.71x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)


Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Built-in dioptric adjustment

-3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (diopter)

Focusing screen



Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)

Viewfinder information

AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light, AF status indicator), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning), Flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority(D+), maximum burst, 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)

Depth-of-field preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button



TTL Secondary image-registration, phase detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

AF points

61 (up to 41 cross-type) 
(The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens)

Metering range

EV –2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100)

Focus modes

  1. One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT)
  2. AI Servo AF (AI SERVO)
  3. AI Focus AF (AI FOCUS)
  4. Manual focusing (MF)

AF point selection

(1) Single-point AF
(2) Single-point Spot AF
(3) AF point expansion (Up, Down, Left and right, 4 points)
(4) AF point expansion (surrounding 8 points)
(5) Zone AF
(6) Auto selection 61-point AF

Selected AF point display

Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel

AF-assist beam

Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite

AF Microadjustment


Exposure Control

Metering modes

63-zone TTL full aperture metering


Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)


Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at center)


Spot metering  (approx. 1.5% of viewfinder at center)


Center-weighted average metering

Metering range

EV 1-20 (at 23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Exposure control

Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, bulb exposure, E-TTL II autoflash

ISO speed 
(Recommended Exposure Index)

Scene Intelligent Auto:ISO 100-12800 set automatically

P, Tv, Av, M, B:ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop increments), Auto, or expandable to ISO 50(L), ISO 51200(H1) or ISO 102400(H2)

Exposure compensation

Manual : +/-5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

AEB : +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
(Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation)

AE lock

Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved. 
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes.

HDR Shooting

Dynamic range adjustment: Auto, ±1 EV, ±2 EV, ±3 EV
Effect: Natural, Art standard, Art vivid, Art bold, Art embossed
Auto image align: Possible

Multiple Exposure

Shooting method: Function/control priority, Continuous shooting priority
Multiple-exposure control: Additive, Average, Bright, Dark
No. of multiple exposures: 2 to 9 exposures



Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

Shutter speeds

1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.) 
X-sync at 1/200 sec.

Shutter release

Soft-touch electromagnetic release

External Speedlite

Compatible flash

EX-series Speedlites

Flash metering

E-TTL II autoflash

Flash exposure compensation

+/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

FE lock


External flash settings

Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings 
(Compatible with radio wireless flash photography)

PC terminal


Drive System

Drive modes

Single shooting, High-speed continuous shooting, Low-speed continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control

Continuous shooting speed

Max. Approx. 6 shots/sec

Max. burst

JPEG L/Fine: Approx. 65 shots (approx. 16270 shots)
RAW: Approx. 13 shots (approx. 18 shots)
RAW+JPEG L/Fine: Approx. 7 shots (approx. 7 shots)

* Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and a 8 GB CF card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA 7, 128 GB CF card based on Canon's testing standards.

Live View Functions

Shooting modes

Still photo shooting and movie shooting


  1. Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
  2. Live mode (Contrast detection)
  3. Live Face detection mode (Contrast detection)
  4. Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)

Metering modes

Evaluative metering with the image sensor

Metering range

EV 0-20 (at 23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Magnified view

Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point      

Grid display

Three grid displays provided

Exposure simulation

(1) Enable
(2) While pressing depth-of-field preview button
(3) Disable

Silent Shooting

Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

Movie Shooting

Movie compression

MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Variable (average) bit-rate

Compression Method

ALL-I (Low Compression) / IPB (High Compression)

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

File type


Recording size and Frame rate

Full HD: 1920 x 1080; 30p/ 25p/ 24p (ALL-I or IPB)
HD: 1280 x 720; 60p/ 50p (ALL-I or IPB)
SD: 640 x 480; 30p/ 25p (IPB) 
* 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.976fps
   60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps

File size

1920 x 1080 (30p/25p/24p): ALL-I: Approx. 685MB/min.;IPB: Approx. 235MB/min.
 1280 x 720 (60p/50p): ALL-I: Approx. 610MB/min.;IPB: Approx. 205MB/min.
 640 x 480 (30p/25p): IPB: Approx. 78MB/min.;

* No 4GB file size limitation
* Duration cannot exceed 29min. 59sec.

Continuous shooting time

Approx. 1hr. 30min. at 23°C
Approx. 1hr. 20min. at 0°C
(with fully charged Battery Pack LP-E6)


Same as focusing with Live View shooting

Metering modes

Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor
* Automatically set by the focusing mode

Metering range

EV 0-20 (at 23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Exposure control

(1) Auto exposure 
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure

* Exposure compensation and AE lock possible for 1,
2, and 3

Exposure compensation

+/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

ISO speed 
(Recommended Exposure Index)

Scene Intelligent Auto and Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800

P, Av, M, and B: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800 (expandable to ISO 25600)

M: ISO 100-12800 set manually (expandable to ISO 25600)

Sound recording

Built-in monaural microphone
External stereo microphone terminal provided

Headphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini jack

Time Code


Drop Frames

Compatible with 60p/ 30p

Grid display

Three types

LCD Monitor


"Clear View II LCD" TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor size

3.2 inch


Approx. 1,040,000 dots


Approx. 100%

Brightness adjustment

Auto(Darker/Standard/Brighter), Manual(7 levels)

Interface languages


Feature Guide


Image Playback

Display format

Single image, Single image + info (basic info, shooting information, histogram), 2-image display, 4- or 9- image index,
(image rotate possible)

Zoom magnification

Approx. 1.5x - 10x, starting magnification and position settable

Image browsing methods

Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movie, by stills, by rating

Highlight alert

Provided (Overexposed highlights blinks)


Brightness, RGB

AF point display


Movie playback

Enabled (LCD Monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker



In-camera RAW image 

Brightness adjustment, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, noise reduction at high ISO speeds, JPEG recording quality, color space, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and chromatic aberration correction

Image Protection and Erase


Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or canceled at one time


One image, all checkmarked images, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be erased (except protected images) at one time

Direct Printing

Compatible printers

PictBridge-compatible printers

Printable images

JPEG and RAW images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System

Print ordering

DPOF Version 1.1 compatible


Custom Functions


Camera user settings

Register under Mode Dial’s C1, C2 and C3 positions

My Menu registration



Digital terminal

Audio (Stereo)/ video (NTSC/PAL) output

For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)

For connection to GPS Receiver GP-E2 and wireless file transmitter WFT-E7D

HDMI mini OUT terminal

Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible

External Microphone input terminal

3.5mm dia. Stereo mini jack

Headphone Terminal

3.5mm dia. Stereo mini jack

Remote control terminal

Compatible with remote control via N3-type terminal

Wireless remote control

With Remote Controller RC-1/ RC-5/ RC-6

Eye-Fi Card


Power Source


Battery Pack LP-E6 x1
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (optional)
* With Battery Grip BG-E11 (optional) attached, size-AA/ LR6 batteries can be used

Battery life
(Based on CIPA testing standards)

Shooting Modes


At 23°C

At 0°C

Viewfinder shooting

Approx. 950

Approx. 850

Live View shooting

Approx. 200

Approx. 180

Battery check


Battery information

Remaining capacity, Shutter count, and Recharge performance displayed, and Battery registration possible

Power saving

Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.

Date/Time battery

One CR1616 lithium battery

Startup Time

Approx. 0.1 sec.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

152 x 116.4 x 76.4 mm

Weight (Approx.)

860 g (body only, battery: 80g)

Operating Environment

Working temperature range

0°C- 40°C

Working humidity:

85% or less

- All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards
- The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice

*** Special Promotion ***

Buy more & save more! Receive £15 off per item if you order two or more items together. Add four items to the cart and you will save £60! (Excluding Accessories)