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Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) - 3.2" LCD - 5760 x 3840 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode Reviews
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91% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:

Bright Lcd (60), Superior Build Quality (75), Quick Start-up Time (50), Excellent Image Quality (79), Solid Operation (66), Nice Features/settings (66), Simple Controls/menu (50), Lightweight/portable (17), Quiet (51), Good Battery Life (56), Easy To Use (29)

Cons:

Pricey (3), Heavy/bulky (18), Slow Start-up Time (3), Missing Features/settings (11), Price (7), Noisy (7), Short Battery Life (4)

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Performance is stunning !

By Dvdcc from Fort Worth Tx on 09/04/2015

The build quality and performance on the Canon 5D3 exceed my expectation coming from a Canon 6D. The Auto-Focus system is beyond accuracy and worth every penny. I recently got this and will be using this as my main shooter & using the Canon 6D as a backup. I have these paired with my L collection 50mm f1.2, 70-200 f 2.8 IS Ver1, 85mm f1.2.... Great Buy.


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Best camera ever

By Lewtrek from North Carolina on 08/28/2015

Easy to pick up and start shooting. I find the layers of menu settings logically laid out and easy to navigate. I could not have asked for a sharper, low noise, shoot in the dark camera. My studio does everything from portraits to weddings, infants to mature adults, stills and video and this is my go to camera for everything. I have tried a lot of other cameras since 1972 when my first wedding was with a 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 press camera and this is the best all around camera in the world.


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Way of saving

By Berti from Brooklyn NY on 08/27/2015

Honestly I was hesitating for this camera , I was wrong and I am so happy with the purchase . The camera perform in the way is designed and as I mentioned it is a way of saving .


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Mark III is my 3rd 5D and best yet

By EL PIC from Austin Texas on 08/15/2015

This is my third 5D and my main squeeze. This is my second refurbished 5D I use in Auto and AV. Auto highlight control works well. It is sharp and all features work well. This will be my last FFDSLR until the technology of the image sensor substantially changed .. Like Multi Layer with vastly improved Dynamic Range.


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T2i Upgrade - Wow!

By marksgotshots from Indianapolis on 06/19/2015

I purchased a T2i about 5 years ago as my first DSLR. I really enjoyed the heck out of it and it opened up a new hobby/passion that should last a lifetime. Fast-forward 5 years later; I'm ready to step-up my game. I now know enough to know why I am missing shots and what I really need to take this to the next level. I read all the reviews, changed my mind at least 3-4 times and then pulled the trigger on the 5DMII and the 24-70M/L Lens. I just got back from a week in Alaska and I can honestly say I am so happy to have made this upgrade. The picture quality, focusing, and rapid fire helped me pull out some very difficult nature shots that otherwise wouldn't have been possible.


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5D Mark III is GREAT!

By Doc from Montville,NJ on 04/17/2015

I upgraded from Canon 7D to full frame Canon 5D Mark III and I am happy to say that the photos are fantastic. I loved the 7 D, but this was a seriously great upgrade for me!


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Great Camera

By Mike in Virginia from Washington D.C. on 04/13/2015

Great camera. Takes very high quality images . I'm very happy with this camera. This is my 3rd Canon after an AE-1 program and an EOS 1 Ds. The menu is very intuitive and very easy to learn to use.


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Poor quality control

By jim from Dayton,Oh on 02/06/2015

Purchase the 5d mark iii 6 weeks ago. All of sudden it stopped powering up. Went completely dead. Using original canon batteries. Vey disappointing that after spending several thousand dollars I have received a "lemon".


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Time for a Change

By pappion from california on 02/04/2015

Older professionals are looking to shed weight. A camera bag with 2 5D Mark III bodies, three lenses, 2 flashes, batteries, filters, etc. weighs a lot. If traveling you can shed a flash unit and maybe a lens. The move is mirrorless lighter camera and lenses. Canon is not only not listening or reading but coming out with a 50 megapixel camera to get in the big pixel game. Unfortunately it is way beyond pricey if the news is correct. My canons have served me well for 20 plus years but going to switch to light in every way.


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Awesome Camera!

By Caught_u_smiling from Austin, TX on 02/03/2015

After using my 70D for a year and looking for a second camera, I decided to go full frame with the 5Diii. In principle because of lower noise at higher ISO. The 5Diii has exceeded my expectations, especially in low light conditions such a photographing concerts with high ISO settings. Focus is very fast, and I recommend the battery grip for extended time of camera use though adds to the bulk and weight, but worth it. My main cons are the poor/slow AF in live view and absence of touch-tilt LCD screen. The 70D will remain my GoTo video DSLR, which it was well designed.


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Best In Show

By FullFrame from Gladstone, OR. on 02/01/2015

I recently purchased the 5DIII, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and 100-400mm camera and lenses. For me this was a long awaited purchase coming from the T3i. I could not be any happier!!! I shoot in all formats from night photography to sporting events and the quality of these lenses and camera are second to none. My photos have increased in quality, clarity and the ability to capture that special moment is excellent!! I am looking forward to many YEARS with this equipment and the qaulity of CANON!!!


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Excellent camera

By Svahdat from Dallas, TX on 01/31/2015

Sharp beautiful photos, I am very happy with my purchase. It's a great addition to my canon 7d.


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broken dial

By photoman from Penfield, NY on 01/26/2015

I've had my mark3 since June 2012. I also own the mark2. I now use it as a backup camera. No comparison in my opinion. Last week the top part of the dial came off my camera while traveling on the plane to Atlanta. So disappointed. The camera never left my neck. The dial was stuck on the A setting. needless to say wrecked my week in Atlanta. I'm sending it in for repair. Still a faithful canon user.


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Canon 5D Mark III

By Rich from Hartford, CT on 01/08/2015

I wish to thank Canon for producing a Camera (5D Mark III) that could take everything nature threw at it. I started off in a Rain Forest where it was raining. No problem. I continued into a salt desert with very hot temperatures. No problem. Then we continued to Galapos, and once again spectacular photos. Again no problem. We continued to the southern most city in South America and endured cold, humidity, fog, and rain. No problem. Then around Cape Horn in 50 mph wind with stinging sleet. Again no problem. Continuing to the Falkland Islands and crossing 15 miles of peat bog in a 4x4 with our heads hitting the roof many times to see the penguins. And it was raining very hard. No Problem. Finally to candle lite wine caves in Uruguay. Perfect photos without the use of flash. Thank You Canon for producing a wonderful camera. Rich K.


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BOOM! 60d to 5DIII

By Atelierdp from Kansas on 01/06/2015

I have used a 60d since 2011 and been happy with it. Then I rented a 5d III and that was the worst move I could have made. I should have just bought one. Before I sent the rental back I bought a 5D III of my own. The ISO difference alone is worth the upgrade. 12,800 ISO is clearer than 6400 on the 60D. The grain/noise is so much finer on the 5D III. Focus is far more acurate and easier to use. Fine focus adjust is a must. Auto ISO and minimum shutter speed is super helpful in low lighting situations. Background blur and shallow depth of field is better than the 60D since you have a larger sensor. With the 35mm 1.4 on the 60d @1.4 and the 24-70 2.8f L on the 5dII @ 2.8 (with the photo framed the same) the background blur looks identical. If you are serious about photography why wouldn't you have this camera. I wanted to wait until they release a new camera in 2015 since the 5D III is 3 years old but I should have bought one of these sooner. Even if I only own it for a few months it will be worth the low light performance. The camera doesn't make the photographer but this will make your job as a photographer much easier and will make you look better because your images will look better. If you don't know what your missing with your camera now you better keep it that way. If your a serious photographer, once you see what the advantages are I don't think you would have the option to keep anything less.


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5D Mark III

By KTN Guy from Southeastern Alaskan Panhandle on 12/26/2014

The 5D Mark III is replacing my Mark II which died after 4 years of abuse (dropped on pavement from 4 ft 15 minutes after I opened the box. Rain, snow, submerged in muskeg water, banged against any convenient nearby object) and 30K+ images. Mark III fits my hands better than any other camera I've every held! Seriously comfortable surface texture! My focus is Alaskan Rain Forest images. They are usually low light, often very low or very high contrast. Previously I've had taken multiple images to get the right one, or merge in PS. The 68 point focusing-sensing points have almost eliminated my need for multiple images! It takes the image right the first time! Very happy with that. With the Mark II, I had a system of getting 6 differently bracketed images with two shoots. The Mark III has 7 bracketing shots with ONE shoot! All my lenses, flashes, batteries and cards fit the Mark III. No problem there. Not yet sure how the SD card slot works with the CF card, but I'm sure it will be a benefit. Wish I had bought it a long time ago, except my Mark II was working fine, so I could not justify the purchase. I have 2 other Canon bodies as backup. :) :) :)


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An Excellent Camera

By ace from East Lansing, MI on 12/19/2014

To celebrate my 83rd Birthday in January and justify buying a new camera, I gave my Canon 60D to a grandson as a Christmas present. I want to have one excellent camera and carry no more than three lenses. And my solutions were: 1. An all-purpose Image Stabilized lens that can zoom from moderate wide-angle to portrait and beyond, the Canon 24-105 f4 IS lens. (Why does Canon not offer a 24-84 f 2.8 Image Stabilized Lens?) 2. An easy-carry lens, the Canon 40mm 2.8 STM disc lens. It is as small as it is good! 3. A portrait lens. The Canon 5D Mark III was the obvious choice because it is full-frame camera that has had two significant upgrades. While I am still struggling to learn all of the cameras many features, I find it a marvelous camera! I hunt in the A+ (Auto) Mode, and shoot in Manual Mode with Live View. With Live View, I can: a. Press the Q Button on the back to open the menu, use the multi-controller to move to the bottom center of the /2 image, select Self-timer: 2 Sec, and press the SET Button again to set the timer and review my other tentative settings. b. Press the Pen-on-a Page (Photo Creative-Photo Compare) Button to open and select the Picture Style selections (Multiple Exposure and HDR Modes are alternatives). Press the SET Button to open the selections, spin the SET Dial to select a Picture Style, and press the SET Button again to confirm the selection. (As the SET Dial and the SET Button are clearly labeled, I strongly recommend Canon stop calling the back dial the Quick Control Dial. This creates confusion with the Q Button on the back that opens the very useful Custom Controls menu). c. Press the Magnify Button twice and center on the spot that requires the most accurate focus. Press the AF Button to autofocus, and manually refine focus as necessary. d. Press the Magnify Button again to return to full screen, frame the image and press the shutter release to start the 2-second delay. Steady the camera and capture the image. e. Press the Arrow-Head-in-a-box Button to review the captured image. Press the Magnify Button to enlarge the image, and press the Multi-Control Button to move around in the image. Press the Magnify Button again to return to the image to its original size. f. Take a second photo as a precaution, or shoot a burst of three images from which you can select the image in which the subjects eyes are all open


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Best purchase ever

By Bada Rangel from Luanda on 12/13/2014

The best machine I used in studio works and nature jobs.


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Nice encounter !

By Jerryspeed from Paris , France on 12/02/2014

I bought my EOS 5d mark iii because my wife has a 6d and I was jealous ! I love the really nice ergonomics. All the buttons and commands are very naturally situated on the body. And I really love the silent mode. I mean the silent mode is just extraordinary. It is a real satisfaction to take a picture and nobody can hear you. About image quality I find the amount of detail and crispness beautiful and the colours are gorgeous. Warm yet very natural. I did not give the camera five stars just because the viewfinder could be better. I have difficulties to see into the corners sometimes. Maybe the mark iv will be granted the 1DX's finder, which I think is the best optical viewfinder on the market. By far. Anyway I am new to the EOS world and I love my new companion. As to lenses I have the 24-70mm f/2.8 ii, which is like tack sharp all the time and produces very beautiful colours.


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All around winner

By Photodoc from Tennessee on 11/28/2014

I am an enthusiastic amateur with professional background in photomicroscopy. I have had the 5D Mark III for a year and use it mostly for still photography (macro, landscape). Like most other reviewers, I have been pleased with image quality. Love the Quick Menu for most common settings. Strongly recommend using with L series lenses to get optimum performance. Would appreciate future attention to lighter weight, particularly when combined with the18-300 mm L series zoom lens! Also, would appreciate easier access to a few other settings besides those in the Quick menu - mirror lockup, memory card format, for example.


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Best Trade Up Ever

By Hoss from Uncasville, CT. on 10/17/2014

I am a freelance photographer and use the 5D Mark lll for everything, traded up from the Mark ll. I highly recommend this camera for the Novice/Pro. It is a little weak in the sports department but for that I anxiously await the release of the 7 D Mark ll to use as my sports camera.


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Excellent Upgrade

By Fizxman from Fayetteville, AR on 09/15/2014

Pros: Super image quality, great low-light response, terrific AF, best spectral response of any camera I've ever used - awesome for astrophotography! Cons: Heavy to carry all day, needs top glass to get top performance, steep learning curve (but not THAT hard to learn!) I purchased this when my 5D mk i was stolen earlier this year. I'd used the original 5D since 2006 and was very happy with it - but this camera is light years ahead on features, build quality, low-light performance and AF technology. I shoot primarily landscape/nature and astrophotography, occasionally family, vacation and other shots. I'm not a pro, but I was a professor of astronomy & physics for many years and wanted a camera that I could enjoy for my astronomy (low light and good performance across the spectral band a necessity!) and my personal photography needs. The new 5D mk iii certainly fills the bill. For outdoor and nature shots, this camera's IQ just crushes any other camera I have used. I have a colleague who got a new crop-sensor camera (very nice kit - not a cheapie) and we went hiking together so I could help him learn to shoot with his new camera. Shots from morning to mid-day, landscape, telephoto, and macro work, over 100 shots for both of us. The showdown was putting the photos up side-by-side on large dual monitors -- the difference in image quality, sharpness, spectral range was really amazing. I was able to get some terrific photos by shooting a large scene and cropping out the amazing bit that I wanted with no loss of IQ. The depth of detail that is in the images as you begin to zoom in and look around is absolutely fantastic. This is also an amazing camera for astrophotography work. I'm a refractor man, myself (lunar and planetary work is a specialty). I have two refractors - in camera terms they are 900mm f/5.5 and 1700mm f/12 systems (the latter is a 7-ft long lens that takes a 150 kg computerized tripod to handle it!) Still shots on these have been amazing - detail on the lunar disk like I've never seen before. Can't wait to try video on Jupiter and Saturn - as video processing and stacking images is the latest technique for planetary images. Haven't tried deep sky stuff yet - but fully expect the images to be spectacular. The camera DOES have something of a learning curve - especially if you are new to DSLR's. It is also a solid, heavy piece of kit to carry around your neck all day - but that being said, definitely a quality investment that you will enjoy for years to come. Highly recommended!


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Great piece of equipment

By simonphoto from United States on 07/29/2014


Pros:

Solid Operation, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Quiet, Good Battery Life, Superior Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Lightweight/portable, Simple Controls/menu, Quick Start-up Time

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'm basing this review on 38 years of being a commercial photographer. Since retiring my 2 1/4, 4x5, and 8x10 in 2004 and switching to digital I've tried both Canon and "The other guys". I ended up staying with Canon. Here are a few reasons: 1. Canon focuses much faster, much more accurately, and much more consistently than you know who. 2. This Mark 3 is producing images that equal any medium format I've used concerning detail, noise, and overall quality. The image quality has blown me away more than once. 3. Even though I've seen a few reviews quacking about the settings being complicated, I disagree. I find this camera easy to use, quick to adjust, and very adaptable without a lot of hassle. 4. Noise, if you know what you're doing, is pretty much a thing of the past with this camera. I've shot at !SO 10,000 and gotten images that were incredibly "cleaner" than shooting with brand x at ISO 1600. And I was using one of their higher end cameras. I've used this camera for fashion, product, and architecture. I've never had a problem and have always found it a pleasure to shoot. I should mention I shoot everything manually (except focus). So, I can't really give an opinion regarding any of the auto settings. But I'd imagine, knowing Canon like I do, they are no doubt just as great as the rest of this camera. I give it a big two thumbs up.


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Perfect !!!

By Aleks Z from Maryland on 07/24/2014


Pros:

Super-sharp Images, Fast Auto-focus, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Didn't Find Anything

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Perfect ! Amazing ! Wonderful ! What else ? That's my third Canon full frame generation camera & I Love It !!! Nice quality of images & video-supper low digital noise, very convenient & reliable camera ! REC !!!


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Best investment ever!

By Alice from Ft. Laud., FL on 07/04/2014


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Superior Build Quality, Simple Controls/menu, Easy To Use, Solid Operation

Cons:

I Can't Put This Down. I Feel That She's My Twin

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Actually this is my second canon camera. I thought i would never buy another camera but I had to own this one. Simple to use but it delivers what its promised. Superior Picture Quality! Isn't this is all about?


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Excellent Camera

By Film maker Me from Westmont, IL on 06/08/2014


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Quiet, Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality, Quick Start-up Time, Good Battery Life, Lightweight/portable, Superior Build Quality, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Canon 5D Marklll is a great camera as everyone already knows if you have one. Excellent features, performance and great for all uses indoor and out plus video recording. Go I need to say more? NOT


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Great Camera

By Photoguy from Lynnwood, WA on 06/04/2014


Pros:

Quiet, Quick Start-up Time, Nice Features/settings, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love this camera. The still photos are jaw dropping amazing. This is my first full size sensor camera and it blows any crop sensor out of the water. What I do not understand is why a camera with such great auto focus completely lacks any focusing aid when shooting video.My eyes are not so good anymore and manual focus is a big problem for me. I guess I'll just have to get a larger external monitor.


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Top Notch Camera

By Sabre95521 from Arcata, Ca on 05/22/2014


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Solid Operation, Simple Controls/menu, Lightweight/portable, Quiet, Superior Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Quick Start-up Time, Bright Lcd, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a semi-pro Nature Photographer andI bought the 5DmkIII to use in conduction with my 7D. The image quality is gorgeous with this camera. The first thing that caught my attention was the view finder, WOW! I really love this. I also bought the 70-200f2.8L is II USM to go with my other gear, this is a super lens to use with the mmIII.


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Image Quality is Paramount

By OlyGark from Seattle, Wa. on 04/26/2014


Pros:

Quiet, Simple Controls/menu, Easy To Use, Good Battery Life, Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Slightly Heavy

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Image Quality is not all about sensor megapixel size, there are many subjective factors to consider. This is difficult to describe in words, so best if I just say there is a very special quality to the images from this sensor, especially of people. People have almost an "ethereal" look to them, from small children to adults. The skin tones are some of the best I have ever seen in a digital camera. I absolutely love the "silent" shutter and the way the camera feels in my hands. Canon put some kind of special material on the body, so that you have just the right "grip" on the camera. The autofocus variables are simply top-notch, but there is a "learning curve" to what this camera can do with the autofocus. HDR is a blast, so is the Multi-exposure. I have a slight shutter delay on the maximum image HDR setting; but this might be due to my CF card. Future firmware updates may help this issue.


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Best Purchase Ever

By Ken from LA, CA on 04/17/2014


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The simple truth is you get what you pay for. The 1DX is supposed to be the best of the best in Canon DSLR bodies. The reality of it is the 5DMark III is very close. I use my 5D, purchased in 2013, for all of my photography with exception of when shooting at air shows or birding, in which case I fall back on my 7D and attach a 400mm f5.6 lens. The 100-400 is close, and a great useful zoom lens, but the native 400 is sharper. If you want sharpe pictures with the 5D Mark III, buy lens that are of equal quality, such as the 16-35L, 70-200L f2.8 II, and one of the 24-70s. My standard lens is a 24-105L I bought with the 7D and its a very nice lens. Hope this helps you. PS: Your camera needs to know the digital profile of you lens and you need to learn to set you camera settings correctly to get good results with either of these camera. If you want to just point and shoot you are paying too much. Buy a camera Canon with lots of built in settings instead.


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goof purchase

By idontknow from Vaasa, VAA on 04/06/2014


Pros:

Easy To Use, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Complicated Controls/menu, Short Battery Life, Heavy/bulky, Slow Start-up Time

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

It's good camera but the price is too high, easy to use, slow start-up time and the battery has short life :(


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I bought this camera back ...

By El Photografo from Houston, TX on 03/16/2014


Pros:

Solid Build, Amazing Images Even When Using High Iso, Ergonomic, Excelent Noise Reduction

Cons:

Heavy, A Little Expensive

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this camera back in December of 2013 and I have never been more satisfied. From Family functions, to on the job use, all who gaze upon the images produced with this camera are left in awe and admiration. Combined with Canons L-lenses your images with the 5D mark III will leave everyone in awe! You will not regret purchasing this piece of awesome!


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Best Camera Ever!

By Swift from Branson, MO on 03/13/2014


Pros:

Love Everything

Cons:

No Wifi

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Awesome great for Sports and Weddings...Fast and quite....Super Sharp!!!


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Worst camera ever

By Pikchurman from South Florida on 03/10/2014


Cons:

Worst Focus Points, Loose Battery Grip

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

As a 25 year professional photographer (CPS member) and one that has owned nearly two dozen Canon professional digital cameras, the 5D Mark III is the worst camera I have ever owned. There are numerous posts to references on the focus points on this camera. DON'T rely on seeing them. If you are a wedding or event photographer, you will be searching for the focus points all the time. They blend in. Canon is fully aware of this issue, but will not admit it exists. And once you buy the camera, they have no intent on assisting you further. I am very disappointed in both the camera and Canon.


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Outstanding Camera

By imager2112 from Hermiston, OR on 03/07/2014


Pros:

Sd And Flash Card Compatible, Large Array Customizations For That Perfect Shot.., High Iso Range With Very Little Artifacts.

Cons:

Hefty Price Tag But Worth It., Bit Heavy For Those Used To Light-weight Dslrs.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This camera has lived up to everything advertised and more. I love the features - high ISO retaining exceptionally crisp details with very little artifacts, the dual SD and Flash Card capabilities make it not only flexible but also adds an extra bit of security as a backup, and last but not least is the ability to customize settings, making for a great shot in practically any situation.


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Why I Returned My 5D MK III

By Tank from Maryland on 02/08/2014


Pros:

Af System

Cons:

Button Functions Have Changed

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I must preface my review with the fact that I am not a professional photographer, I do not earn a living with my camera. I have a 7D, and have been waiting for a 7D MK II to appear--if Canon Rumors are to be believed--but in a moment of weakness I allowed the local photo shop to convince me that even if it was produced, it would not equal the 5D MK III. The 5D MK III, in my opinion, is one step forward--the new AF system, and two steps back--moving function buttons around--that said, I hear the video improvements are great, I just don't shoot video, and could care less about it. I returned my 5D MK III. For the same price, one can purchase a new 7D, spare battery, 16-35mm f/2.8, and several SanDisk Extreme 32GB CF cards. Perhaps Canon can take a page out of an old-school playbook and offer a 7D MK II that combines the 5D MK III sensor and AF system, and deletes the video. That I will stand in line to buy.


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A true semi-pro camera...great image qualtiy

By Libra156 from South Florida on 02/04/2014


Pros:

Great Low Light Performance

Cons:

Pricey

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Much better than my 5d MKII...especially in low light. Great focusing and great image quality! Easy to use with unlimited adjustments and convenience. I highly recommend this camera for the serious amateur and the pro photographer. Video quality superb as well.


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best camera ever

By nim from virginia on 02/01/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

best camera i ever used .canon products are always the best but with eos 5d mark 3 canon did super outstanding job.thankyou canon


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Amazing camera

By Rahul from London, UK on 01/31/2014


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use 2 of these camera's for my weddings, and have been for the past year, i can honestly say this is the best purchase i made last year. Amazing camera, with a very very improved AF, perfect for my style of photography.


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Best...so Far

By Canon Shooter from Maine on 01/20/2014


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is my 4th DSLR...I had several Canon film cameras over the years. I would have to say this is the Best one I have used in...digital format. I would really like a DSLR without the video capabilities...I never use it and would rather not have it...at all! Overall a great camera and I would recommend it to anyone!


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Absolutely Amazing Quality

By Tom from Fort Worth, TX on 12/30/2013


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Quick Start-up Time, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

Small Mp Count, Heavy/bulky, No Wifi

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had the Canon 5Dmii before I upgraded and I must say there is a HUGE difference in the upgrade quality. Canon nailed it on the head. The auto focus is incredible and simple to use. The low noise is incredible, I do a lot of low light and astrophotography and the 5Dmark iii dominates it all.


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Autofocus in video mode ...

By Rick from Vilnius on 12/28/2013


Pros:

Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

Slow Start-up Time, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Autofocus in video mode is missing (even my 4y old mobile have it). So if you'll decide to shoot video for your video blog. There is only one possibility to increase (highly) your aperture to stay in focus. Or ask someone to stay behind your camera and follow your subject to keep in focus. This is small bolt-on, but its missing and this is very annoying:( at least for me..


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Great photos

By DaveS from Undisclosed on 12/21/2013


Pros:

Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Superior Build Quality, Quick Start-up Time

Cons:

Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Fast and accurate focus. Camera seems almost intuitive. Great photos.


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Best Camera I had

By Wraithe from Riverdale, MD on 12/09/2013


Pros:

Quiet, Superior Build Quality, Bright Lcd, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu

Cons:

Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been doing mostly landscapes and portraits with this camera and may I say it has been by far the best choice I could have ever made. My next venture is to start taking sport shots to test out the AF system. Grade A


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Still Shooters Abandoned

By Twisel from Rust Belt on 11/10/2013


Cons:

Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I wish Canon would produce a camera without all the video features. It would be nice to purchase a camera that just takes pictures. Leave out all the video stuff that goes unused and give the photographer, "the photographer" something they can benefit from. How about a dedicated mirror lockup button. Include a voice memo function like the 1D series. Better low light focus accuracy. Include a focus assist light on the pro cameras. Wifi on the pro cameras. Put some R&D into a faster sync speed. How about camera based image stabilization?


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Bad quality

By peter from Eastern NC on 10/30/2013


Pros:

Iso Noise, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd

Cons:

To Many Af Options, Heavy/bulky, Poor Build Quality, Complicated Controls/menu

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Just got my new 5D Mark III. When the CF card I ordered arrived it did not work and tried 2 others that work with canon cameras. Would not even format. Today picked camera out of bag and the top of the mode dial fell off. Camera now off to canon service center and upset that I have to pay shipping on a warranty repair of a brand new camera. This on top of the use of the camera for about 2 weeks. Not a good reflection on Professional Quality Camera or customer relations.


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Worth the upgrade

By Manofice from Thurmont, MD on 10/30/2013


Pros:

Easy To Use, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life

Cons:

Pricey

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This camera has a learning curve but it is quite amazing. You need to use good glass to realize it's potential. Crazy good ISO performance. Glad that they improved fps from the 'Mark II. Highly recommend making the move to his camera. The improved 61 focus point is also a nice upgrade as well.


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Excellent full frame DSLR

By Scorpion 7700 from Jakarta, Indonesia on 09/28/2013


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Good Battery Life, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

this camera is an excellent full frame DSLR. I have used it for landscapes, portraits, sports in many light conditions with excellent result. I used this camera for more than a year and I used it alternates with 1DX on 70-200 / f. 28L II and 16-35 / f 2.8 lenses. Both cameras giving me total satisfaction result. In summary, 5DMK3 is fast response, low noise on high ISO, sharp image with intuitive menu.


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LOVE IT!!!

By sirdenxc from Philadelphia on 08/28/2013


Pros:

Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu

Cons:

Slow Start-up Time, Missing Features/settings, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Best so far cannon i have. If i enjoy it, i'm sure you'll enjoy it too!!!!


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A superb camera!

By gator77 from Springfield, MO on 08/19/2013


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Superior Build Quality, Lightweight/portable, Good Battery Life, Quick Start-up Time, Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings, Bright Lcd

Cons:

Price

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

It is hard to elaborate much on what the other reviewers have already stated. This is a superb camera in every way possible!


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Excellent. Very Good. I ...

By Anonymous from Undisclosed on 08/19/2013


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Excellent. Very Good. I like it. Why do I have to do this to register a product? is this enough?


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New creative capabilities abound

By MaineMike from Maine on 08/15/2013


Pros:

Very Intuitive To Learn & Use Unlike Other Cameras, Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Low Light Abilities Are The Best I Have Ever Seen, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

Battery Grip Is Too Much $$$

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I had heard that the low light ability of this camera was good but I never knew how good it was until I shot some stars over a lighthouse - I was wowed and feel like I have opened the door to a whole new creative zone that had not been as accessible to me before. I can't wait to shoot the Aurora that is coming in a few months. I was happy to see Canon stayed with the same battery as the former model which instantly gave me extra batteries to use as well as a spare charger. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend this to all of my friends.


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Relally enjoy this camera

By Gene from WI. on 07/21/2013


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Easy To Use, Quick Start-up Time, Lightweight/portable, Bright Lcd, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have had all the cropped frame canon sence the 20D, for whatever reason based on my usage the 40D is my third favorite the 7D second and the 5D mark III is now the one I use the most unless I am trying to get more range or a faster shutter speed. In most cases I have found being able to take advantage of the wider end of my lenses is a benefit perhaps 70% of the time. I shoot 70% wild life, landscapes, and the rest people. I average 30,000 plus shots per year. I did have a problem with my first 5D with focusing but this was a bit of an in convince but no problem in that the unit was replaced with a new one no question, no charge. If I could ask for anything perhaps a bit more megapixels and a faster FPS. I really like the locking selector knob, and I am constantly impressed with the cameras ability to shoot quality results at really high ISO settings. The more I experiment with the customs the better I like the camera.


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Great but not perfect

By Michael from Lafayette, CA on 07/16/2013


Pros:

Quiet, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Bright Lcd, Quick Start-up Time

Cons:

Missing Features/settings, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had the 5D Mark III for over a year and it's a great work horse being made of primarily metal and strong plastic for the buttons, however there are a few things that I would like to see added to the firmware that canon could add such as rack focusing like in the Magic Lantern firmware (third party) for other canon cameras, or maybe even an intervalometer added into the software. But what many videographers want is the added ability to check focus while taking video. Perhaps a small window on the side like Magic Lantern's Magic zoom would be quite helpful. There are a few problems with the start and stop button used to record video or to switch to live view such as the button will sometimes get stuck while recording video or while switching to the Live view, but overall this is a great camera and I would definitely would recommend, however a few firmware improvements would be greatly advised.


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updater still goofy

By Keith from Undisclosed on 07/10/2013


Pros:

Solid Operation, Easy To Use, Lightweight/portable

Cons:

Only Eos Utility Is Worth Installing, Updates Are Annoyingly Difficult

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Canon has never been able to figure out that this product should update without having to have the CD. This is 2013 CDs are useless. Just let us download the installer.


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Solid Performer

By thetechhimself from San Jose, CA on 06/25/2013


Pros:

Silent Shooting, Full Frame

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Upgraded to full frame, decided on the 5D III over the 6D by my wife's direction (she didn't want me upgrading to something else, again). I shoot mainly people / events so I thought the 6D would be better bang for the buck, however oddly, I found myself actually using the 6 Frames per second, something I never thought I'd use. More impressive is the 61-Point AF, at first it seems complicated, you quickly get the knack for it in a day and it actually is VERY handy once you know how to use it. Superior ISO sensitivity and noise control as is well known on Canon Full frames, the CF output beats the stuff out of SD output (using a 1000x rated UDMA 7 CF card). Weight isn't bad actually, grows on you quickly, built very well. No complaints on Refurb. My opinion, save your money and pick one up.


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# 1 5d mark 111

By jp from nebrasks on 06/23/2013


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Simple Controls/menu, Quiet, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Good Battery Life, Lightweight/portable, Quick Start-up Time

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

the best 1 so far 22.3 mag pix. will worth it money.


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Canon 5D Mk III

By RLJSlick from Caledonia, Wisconsin on 06/18/2013


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Excellent Image Quality

Cons:

Noisy, Costly

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Excellent camera, with a strong magnesium-alloy body. Also weather resistant. Excellent 22 Megpixel full frame CMOS and a 61 focus point AF system. I also love the 3.2 inch screen, nicer than what I had on the 7D. Now with the new upgrade you can have full HD video. The price point is still too high, maybe cheaper to get the 6D which isn't as good but cheaper. Great, all around camera, with fast autofocus and tons of bells and whistles.


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A true workhorse!

By Dweeb from California on 06/05/2013


Pros:

Easy To Use, Superior Image, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Simple Controls/menu, Superior Build Quality, Quiet, Solid Operation

Cons:

Pricey, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Canon 5D Mark III is a excellent camera. Have owned it since November 2012 and enjoyed the camera immensely. The AF system and speed of focus is truly remarkable and 6 FPS makes it possible to capture the images when needed. Amazing pictures in low light! Have been impressed in all situations (portrait, landscape, formal events and sports). Though pricey, you get what you pay for and so much much. Was initially going to purchase the 7D but very glad that I went with the 5D instead. The EF lenses (L series) have made this camera a photographer's dream and one to rival any other full frame camera in its class. This camera is a workhorse and is built for the professional and the amateur enthusiast alike.


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Great Wild Life Camera

By Ranger from Botswana on 05/25/2013


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Bright Lcd, Quiet, Lightweight/portable, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality, Solid Operation, Easy To Use, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I use my cameras almost exclusively for wild life shots, often deep in the dry, dusty, bush of a country in Africa where little or no technical back up exists. One needs a product in this environment which delivers what it says it can and Canon always does. There is no room for fancy equipment/gizmo's that dazzle you in the shop and then fail you when the chips are down and you really need them... I started off a 400D, then moved onto a 40D. During this period I began to realise what using 'good glass' really meant and upgraded my lens's to a couple of L lens and a 7D body. From there I chose the 5D 111 in order to move into the full frame environment. With an L lens (silver body) this camera will deliver all that the manufacturer says it will. Remember, if you use a lower quality lens, you will not get top quality pictures. Cameras AND lens's both need to be top notch if you want the best quality pictures - and the 5D 111 with the best silver L lens you can afford will give you this. As far as taking this camera into a harsh environment goes, I have the utmost confidence it will always come up to scratch whenever I need it to, and without having to 'baby' it. I cannot give a review on studio or people photography as I do not do any of this type of work. In short, I can fully recommend this camera for outdoor wild life work.


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Impressive!

By Lurcus from New York, NY on 05/20/2013


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation

Cons:

Lacks Af Auxiliary Light, Lacks Built-in Flash, Af In Low Light

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I upgraded from the Mark II and discovered a new world, as far as video mode and HI ISO performances are concerned. So far, that's the greatest not "very expensive" Video DSRL you can buy. AF in low light conditions, if you're not using a very fast lens, is not reliable at all and the camera has not an AF auxiliary light. Other than that, that's an amazing camera for stills and videos. It's a pity it lacks the AF auxiliary light and a built in flash...


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What a difference a camera can make!

By MickH from Austin, TX on 04/30/2013


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Quiet, Lightweight/portable

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Upgraded from Canon 50D and WOW what a difference. My 50D was great mind you, but I can tell a difference in my shots. Maybe it's the bigger CMOS or the fact I shelled out so much money for the thing, but I am very happy with the results. Looking forward to trying different lenses. Mine came with the 24-105 that come with the full kit purchase, love it. Just wish video had an automatic settings so I could just point and shoot in a hurry rather than make sure I'm in focus etc... Even though I'm not a pro photo guy, but I sure feel like I could be with this bad boy on my shoulder!


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Great Support??

By jjacob from San Francisco Bay Area, Ca on 04/23/2013


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use

Cons:

Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love everything about the 5D MkIII aside firmware support. Body built like a tank, great bells and whistles and very importantly low light capability is unrivaled with the right lens. I bought in on all the above and on the promise of HDMI Raw and view capability in the near future. My one frustration is the later which has still not materialized. Promised on or before the end of April (6mo) from time of purchase, now committed to 4/30 (the last possible day promise), I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about the promise of HDMI Raw.


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Great for stills, soft low res HD video quality

By n121pp7 from New York, NY on 04/21/2013


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Bright Lcd, Quick Start-up Time, Good Battery Life, Superior Build Quality, Excellent Still Image Quality

Cons:

Poor Hd Video Quality Very Soft, Expensive

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

First off I have to say this camera takes amazing still photographs, the autofocus system works really well. I'm amazed at the quality of the stills from 5D3. I purchased the kit version with the included 24-105mm F4.0/L USM IS lens. I've read so many reviews of this camera and thought it would be a great performer with HD video as well based on what I read, for me the HD video was a downer the quality is very soft and does not look sharp even on the fantastic LCD screen of the camera. If it looks soft on the LCD you can be sure it will look soft when downloaded to your computer. I would recommend the camera but only for stills, if sharp and high resolution HD videos are what you're looking then the 5D3 may not be your best choice at this time.


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Good Purchase - with little downsides...

By Marco from San Francisco, CA on 04/20/2013


Pros:

Solid Operation, Bright Lcd, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality

Cons:

Noisy, Short Battery Life, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

I cannot import files from my new Canon 5D Mark III. I am running Mac OS X 10.7.5 with Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom. However, Windows works flawless. Reading up on this I found that it is a rather common issue with RAW files for the Mark III. Therefore I think the responsible party should move quickly! And if CANON is not responsible it should put pressure on the other parties(most likely apple) to fix it! Shelling out 3k for a camera should not give me the headache, which it currently does! Here is the console log for Apple Aperture; it will open the preview window and then simply freeze 3/22/13 10:28:00.252 PM Aperture: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: _CGSFindSharedWindow: WID 610 3/22/13 10:28:00.252 PM Aperture: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged. 3/22/13 10:28:00.252 PM Aperture: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSOrderWindowListWithGroups: invalid window ID (610) 3/22/13 10:28:00.252 PM Aperture: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSOrderWindowList: NULL list pointer or empty list 3/22/13 10:29:26.000 PM kernel: USBF: 2427.438 AppleUSBEHCI[0xffffff8012138000]::Found a transaction which hasn't moved in 5 seconds on bus 0xfa, timing out! (Addr: 6, EP: 2) 3/22/13 10:30:58.813 PM Aperture: The class 'NSProMenuItem' overrides the method identifier. This method is implemented by class 'NSMenuItem' 3/22/13 10:30:58.835 PM Aperture: FCIsAppAllowedToLaunchExt [324] -- *** pcd port was 0, allowing app 3/22/13 10:30:58.841 PM sandboxd: ([1976]) Aperture(1976) deny mach-lookup com.apple.familycontrols FIX IT APPLE and/or CANON!!!


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Canon 5D Mark III Best Camera Ever

By Spiro G from IL on 04/16/2013


Pros:

Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Lightweight/portable, Simple Controls/menu, Quiet, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have Been using canon cameras for a long time. The AF system is Spot on, the issue people have been having is with the programs in RAW codecs, once you download Canons latest DPP software there are no issues. The main thing everyone doesn't realize its just not the camera but the glass also. if you buy the best glass you get awesome sharp pictures!!! Hands down, you get what you pay for. The functions and settings on this camera are a little confusing if you do not take the time to read the manual and do some homework first. After reading the Camera Manual and learning more on what settings are for Nighttime, Daytime, Flash etc. your Pictures will look amazing, compared to what you shot prior. There are combination of glass and Camera comparisons in the Manual for AF points selections etc, you should read prior to buying any Lens. Do your homework and you will not be sorry. The 5D Mark III has well improved over the MK II and is really a wonderful camera, I see tons of reviews on Movie recording, but if you want to shoot professional movies you cant expect to buy 3500 gear and produce top notch movies. Purchase a movie camera instead. Not that this camera doesn't have an awesome movie mode, but each one person has there own special needs. Bottom line if your even thinking about upgrading, don't even think twice make the jump you will be SOOOO HAPPY with your purchase. Low light is awesome, speed is awesome, quite mode is awesome, movie mode is awesome, GLASS is Most important to verify this Camera is Awesome. Good luck and Happy Photos


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Powerful Camera

By DeepDetail from San Diego, CA on 04/03/2013


Pros:

Quiet, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Finally made the jump to professional grade camera and I could not be happier. The dual memory card and extensive AF features combined with high dynamic range and beautiful video make this camera a great choice for budding professional.


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Best camera ever owned

By joe325 from Millburn, NJ on 03/23/2013


Pros:

Quiet, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

No Pop Up Flash

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The 5D Mark III is by far the best camera I ever owned. Build quality is excellent, image quality and color reproduction is true to life. The camera focuses fast and accurately and one of the nicest features that I found is its ability to focus quickly in relatively low light. There were other reasons why I purchased this particular model, such as full frame sensor, dual storage media etc., but once you hold this camera in your hands you will quickly see why you want one for yourself.


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best camer ever

By highlander from Wyarno Wy on 03/21/2013


Pros:

Lightweight/portable, Simple Controls/menu, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Quiet, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I up graded from the 5DII to the 5DIII , the high ISO quality is unreal , GOOD JOB , picture Quality is great , I do a lot of bird photo,s it is great,,,


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A new Video camera

By Red5 from Maryland on 02/26/2013


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Quiet, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this to add some higher quality imaging to my video business and it has delivered. Very impressed with the build and the image quality that this camera produces. Heck,I'm not a photographer but this camera takes awesome pictures even in auto mode. My main use is video.


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Nice Camera

By ozbow from Santa Ana, CA on 02/21/2013


Pros:

Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Quiet, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

None

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is another fine camera from Canon. I have used it at dog shows and in a studio setting so far. I still use my Canon 1Ds but this camera will replace the 1Ds for all my outdoor shooting. The mark III process various light setting very well. The noise reduction at higher ISO settings is superior to my other cameras. It has a a lot more features which ads to it's versatility. I am very happy with this purchase.


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BEST CAMERA EVER

By osk33no from ATLANTA,GA on 02/19/2013


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Easy To Use, Solid Operation, Simple Controls/menu, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH MY MARK 111.. I WILL NOT BE UPGRADING FOR A LOOOONG TIME..


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Superb

By Humble Hounds from Twentynine Palms, CA on 02/08/2013


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Quiet, Solid Operation, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality

Cons:

Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've had a couple Rebels (most recently the T4i), and decided to go full frame. This camera certainly is living up to my expectations! Can't say enough good things about it. If you're not making money in photography, the 1D line is probably not necessary. This baby delivers all the goods that any level of amateur will need. Beautiful screen, excellent low light capabilities (seriously, ISO 16,000 works like 6400 on my T4i). I'd have liked a pop-up flash to control Speedlights, and an internal radio setup would have been fantastic (4 stars for features). This is older than the 6D and T4i, so I can't deduct points for lack of touch screen, GPS, and WiFi, and I don't see a vari-angle screen coming to the top level cameras in the near future. It is a bit pricey compared to its competition (4 stars for price). Overall, this is a 5-star camera that I will have for years to come... until the 5D Mk IV becomes available :-)


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A Big Improvement

By Oboist from NY on 01/29/2013


Pros:

Easy To Use, Quick Start-up Time, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality

Cons:

A Bit Pricey

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

When an update of an existing model is introduced, we always wonder whether it is enough of an improvement to merit the investment. In this case I would say "DEFINITELY YES". The main reason I sprang for it was the improved image quality at high ISOs (my work requires a lot of fast shutter speeds using whatever light happens to be wandering around at the moment) and I have not been disappointed. I would say the advantage is at least 2 full stops, but that's not scientifically measured, just as perceived by little eyeballs. In the "Unexpected Bonus" column, I found a vastly improved AF system with excellent tracking and a high degree of adjustability, and many little but important tweaks, like a lock on the mode dial so the camera doesn't accidentally move over into Manual when you're expecting Aperture Priority (or vice versa), and a general lock to hold everything else where you left it while you're rotating the camera, shifting your grip, scratching your ear, etc. Also includes a new, easily accessible "silent shoot" mode that you can actually use. I feel I got a lot more than I expected, which is always pleasant. My advice would be: if you are considering this camera seriously enough to read all of this, then I'd say go for it.


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Needs firmware and functionality upgrade - pronto!

By Frustrated from Sydney Australia on 01/22/2013


Pros:

Good Battery Life, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Easy To Use, Bright Lcd

Cons:

Heavy/bulky, Lack Of Firmware Updates To Improve The Camera, Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

This is a great camera made into an average camera by lack of improvement in the camera since it's release. There has been no major firmware update in the 9 months since I bought this camera with the exception of adding f8 cross focus points (primarily for use only with teleconverters) and will be another 3 months until one appears. The 1DX has had two such firmware updates since it's release 6 months after the 5D3. It is not a well supported camera by the manufacturer and it's value over the last 6 months is severely diminished because later ( and cheaper) cameras such as the 6D have similar functions aside from autofocus. I love this camera but it is increasing frustrating knowing I have paid a premium for a quality product which has been devalued because of protecting the top of the line camera. My recommendation is either buy the 1DX and if you can't afford it, get the 6D and save your money for extra lenses.


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First full frame and happy

By Bosco from LosAngeles, Ca on 01/19/2013


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life, Quiet, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings, Lightweight/portable, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am glad I purchased this camera, in the beginning I was going to stick with my 7D and just purchase new lenses . I am glad I bought the 5D mark3 , the images are much more than just A picture,they come to life.I really cant say much more than that since I'm and amateur .Until I learn more about the cameras settings and features like HDR,RAW and videos ,I will add more to this review.So far so good, I know I'm pleased with my purchase.


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Canon loyalty forever

By Brax from Ohio and north carolina on 01/11/2013


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Superior Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Af Is Amazing!!!, Quick Start-up Time, Quiet, Solid Operation, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

When i saw this camera i knew i wanted it but the price was kind of high I have a 7D and its a great camera to but i was looking for something more I was worried at first when i was comparing the pretty big price difference between the two and i asked myself is it really worth the extra money when i got my camera within the first week it was blowing my mind i expected it to be somewhat better but WOW to mention a few image quality, shutter noise, AF, and iso are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Im taking brilliant bright pictures now and i really thought my 7D was all that so to speak boy was i wrong i suggested this camera to all my coworkers as well as my friends im using it for nature studio and some sports and it has preformed great so far so do your self a favor and save up for this camera and as far as weight i like having a heavier camera because it feels as solid as a tank


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very excited

By dhar from new york on 12/27/2012


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Solid Operation, Quiet

Cons:

Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Wel i i think this camera has great low light compare to my gh2 i just got it still doing some test on diferent scene sytyle I will use flat and try color grade it in post. I wish it would be a lighter weight but than it would not be rugged.I used this camera for video use 98 percent so i would like to get back into still with this camera


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Upgraded from 7D... mixed feelings!

By Regio Cool from Monterrey, Mexico on 12/20/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Quiet, Nice Features/settings, Bright Lcd

Cons:

Expensive

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Don't take me wrong, this is an awesome camera!!!!.....but is not worth the difference in price vs the 7D. Maybe most of the 5D Mark II users can certainly see a huge gap compared to the Mark III, buy not the 7D users. I mostly use my camera for travel purposes, including landscape and sports. My 7D used to give me an excellent performance, but I still wanted to try the Mark III. There is only a couple of significant differences between the 7D and the Mark III, and these are the full frame vs the cropped sensor and the high ISO that lets you take better pictures indoors or in low light conditions. The 7D has even a faster continues shooting speed of 8 fps vs the Mark III that shoots at 6 fps. If you are a sports photographer or even a journalist, stick to the 7D. If you are a wedding or landscape photographer and have the money to pay for the 5D Mark II then go for it. Bottom line, if you are on a budget you may want to spend your money in good glasses rather than a such a expensive camera.


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Wow, just wow...

By Will from Tidewater area of Virginia on 11/30/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Quick Start-up Time, Quality Feel, Easy To Use

Cons:

There Was A Light Problem But It's Been Fixed So

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Since purchasing the 5D Mark III I feel as though that even I can take beautiful pictures more often than not. Now I am in a race to buy Lenses and accessories before I die so I can leave a nice working camera and all the peripherals that go with it to my son. This Camera has really made me feel like I can see the World more clearly than I could before. I will NEVER get to know all the things it's can do, but I sure am enjoying learning as much as I can while I can.


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My first but so excited

By Sophea from Ohio on 11/30/2012


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Easy To Use, Bright Lcd, Simple Controls/menu, Superior Build Quality, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Hi! I just bought this camera and use it as an amateur but the quality of this product is excellent.


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Fabulous Camera

By SueV from Helena Montana on 11/26/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Easy To Use, Solid Operation, Good Battery Life, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Takes Amazingly Good Photos, Quick Start-up Time, Simple Controls/menu, Bright Lcd

Cons:

Need To Check The Manual Once In A While. Oh Well.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Better than I could have hoped for. Solid, comfortable to use, easy to put on tripod. Standing up to winter, and seems okay with the bumps of outdoor living. Takes amazing photographs. Take mostly outdoor pictures, but works well indoors too. I use Manual Mode and the dials are easy to negotiate. Using them is a breeze. It is my early Christmas, Birthday and Valentine present to me. It's worth every penny. Highly recommend it.


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Best DSLR On The Market

By Chris, Md from Annapolis, Maryland on 11/22/2012


Pros:

Solid Buy For Pros, Quick Start-up Time, Nice Features/settings, Quiet, Solid Operation, Bright Lcd, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life

Cons:

Must Configure The Autofocus Before Use.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great Camera All Around! The 61 AutoFocus Is Amazing!! Solid Build!! Great Battery Life!! Thee Best Purchase Of All The Canons Ive Ever Owned HDR Is Great. (Once You Configure It Right)


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Best Canon Body to date

By twistedlim from Michigan on 11/21/2012


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Short Battery Life, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Overall the best canon body I have ever used and I have tried almost all of them.


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Excellent Camera

By Kam from Charlotte, NC on 11/04/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation, Easy To Use, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings, Quiet, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is by far the best canon camera that I've had so far. I have recently upgraded from the 7D to 5D Markiii and the picture quality is superior to the 7D, I love the sharpness and colors from this camera. Noise is controlled and can take pictures in a very low light.


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Good but not perfect

By CARedHair from Anaheim, CA on 10/30/2012


Pros:

Easy To Use, Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Quick Start-up Time, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Quiet

Cons:

Heavy/bulky, Noisy, Unreliable, Poor Image Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a professional photographer shooting wedding and other events. I have always used Canon and upgraded to the Mark III from the Mark II and also on the 7D. I have problems with noise: the camera seems noisier between ISO200-ISO800 than at higher ISOs and the noise is not always possible to remove nicely. I am disappointed since this camera was supposed to resolve the noise issue. I love the focus areas albeit I wish the metering was connected to each focus point just like the 1D series. I love the speed of the camera and also love that the batteries actually last longer than I expected. Over all it is a great camera and I would buy it again. I did have it die on mt in the middle of my last weekend's wedding but I was able to have that part of the wedding repeated... still .. canon has never ever had such error with me before. A definite first! I hope Canon will fix some of these (all of these) issues with the next update. At the moment I don't find the camera as reliable as I wish it were...


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Upgrade to this from a ...

By 619 from San Diego, CA on 10/26/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings, Bright Lcd, Lightweight/portable, Quick Start-up Time, Quiet, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Upgrade to this from a discontinued Rebel T1i. Lucky for me, I upgraded from a EF-S 18-55mm stock lens to a 50mm f/1.4 USM without knowing about the crop factor and that the 50mm f/1.4 I have is designed/built for full frame DSLR. I later on learned about full frame and non full frame bodies and realized I wanted to buy a full frame. While I was eyeing on the 5D Mark II, all the other lenses I bought after my 50mm 1.4 are all EF. But before I could buy the 5D Mark II, the 5D Mark III was announced and I became curious. After doing the homework, I bit the bullet and purchased the 5D Mark III. I've never been happier. My buddy uses a 5D Mark II so I've learned and noticed the differences. Now my Rebel T1i is collecting dust. Great ISO and 61 AF points! I can go on but I'll be here all night.


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Simply WOW

By Moni's Shots from Bangladesh on 10/18/2012


Pros:

Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Quiet, Superior Build Quality, Simple Controls/menu

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Canon 5D Mark III is the best camera i ever have. This is just perfect for me because earlier i was using 7D. and canon 5D mark 3 and 7D body is similar. It has the best way to control the camera. Stunning HDR & amazing auto focusing system. and well improvement in silent shooting. Bit pricey but its a good investment.


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Huge upgrade from 5D Mark II

By qaz111111 from SAn Diego, CA on 10/10/2012


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Quick Start-up Time, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Simple Controls/menu, Good Battery Life, Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Cameras controls are changed and the positioning is improved. Menues are expanded and made easier to use. Even the grips on the camera are improved for better feel and secured handling. The shutter sound is now clean crisp and precise. There are so many aspects to be delighted with but a particular addition is the HDR in camera capability. bracketing with choices of +- 1 to 3 EV raw with a jpg output offer fantastic photos in challenging lighting without flash. The results were stunning in color, clarity and visual range. The more I pushed for the camera's limits the better the output became. This was my first big shoot with the new camera. I couldn't be happier with it. But there is still the 1DX 4... probably next.


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Very Nice Camera

By Feydo from Arizona on 09/29/2012


Pros:

Solid Operation, Good Battery Life, Superior Focus System, Simple Controls/menu, Bright Lcd, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Excessive Ca, Noisy, Slow Therefore Useless Sd Card Slot, Shadow Noise, Lots Of Noise Even At Iso 200

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've shot a little over 5,000 pictures with my 5D Mark 3 using an EF 300mm f/2.8L IS, an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, EF 24-70mm f/2.8, EF 135mm f/2L and EF 17-40mm f/4L. The subjects range family to landscapes to NFL. It's a really great camera. The focus system is a little obnoxious to use compared to my 1D2N but is way more accurate, the best I've ever used. This camera just focuses the way cameras "are supposed to" as they say and as such is a pleasure to use. I can't say very much about video. It looks broadcast-quality good but without full-time focus I'm not interested. For family stuff I prefer an iPhone for video. (That's how Pro Video oriented I am) The RAW files are detailed and very easy to work with in PS CS6 though I do think Adobe's profiles need some re-work. As has been mentioned elsewhere (and almost everywhere) the shadow and CA noise levels are disappointing to say the least but can be managed somewhat by either Photoshop or DPP. The JPGs are nice but their details are way too smeared and this camera's sharpening routine is halo producing and primitive. It's better to shoot with sharpening at 1 and finish it later which seems to negate one of the reasons to shoot JPGs. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase. I would be really pleased to see a firmware update in the near future to produce better JPGs and less noise everywhwere.


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exceeds my expectations

By diablo AZ from Phx. AZ on 09/27/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Great Iso Range, Quiet, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Solid Operation, Bright Lcd

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This camera has two features that I can't do without, the high ISO and the two card system. I spent two weeks on safari. We would go out twice a day, once just before sunrise and them just before sunset. I would adjust the ISO any where from 100 to 26,000 depending on the natural light available. At one point I asked the guide to turn off his spotlight on a lepard so I could get a better shot. The two card system was great. I had a 64GB CF card and a 32GB SD. It was real easy to shoot my video on the 64 then switch to the 32 for the stills. Things happen fast in the bush and this camera always got the shot even in auto mode. It focussed fast under all light situations. In two weeks I NEVER took my flash out of the bag. It is that good!


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Excellent camera

By TiCan from Undisclosed on 09/26/2012


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu, Quick Start-up Time, Bright Lcd

Cons:

No Distortion Correction For Jpeg, No Illuminated Focus Point

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Well build camera. Excellent AF. Good IQ. Quiet shutter. But missing distortion correction option for JPEG. I hope that Canon will add this feature to next firmware upgrade.


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One fatal flaw

By buzz from Undisclosed on 09/23/2012


Pros:

Lightweight/portable, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

No Illuminated Focus Point

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

If you shot in daylight this camera is great. If you shot at night , which is suppose to be this cameras strong point , there is a giant flaw. There is no illuminated focus point in the viewfinder. If you try to shot moving objects in a dark environment you end up with no focus point in the viewfinder. It is like playing darts with the dart board swinging on a rope. You end up searching around with the camera until it hits the subject and then try to track it to stay in focus with not being able to see where the focus is. If you shot things that move at night this might not be a good choice.


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Very versitle, fantastic images

By instaimage from Minden, NV on 09/20/2012


Pros:

Autofocus Performance, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Bright Lcd, High Iso Capability

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought this as a transitionary body from two 7Ds to my 1DX's... I was heading into a 16 day baseball tournament and there was no sign of my 1DX's arriving (they ended up arriving on day 14 of the tournament). I took a risk and shot this camera instead of my 7Ds and could not have been happier with the performance of this 5D3! I shot over 20k exposures in the 14 days on this body. Image quality at high ISO is remarkable. The Autofocus system, while not as fast as the 1DX is still fantastic and performed quite well considering I was using this body outside of what would be it's "normal" subjects. I have now relegated this body (that makes me laugh even typing that as this is an amazing camera...) to portraits, (where it was really intended) and it does not disappoint. I'm having a hard time taking a bad photo with this camera! (can you tell I'm happy with the body?)


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An Amazing Camera

By Photogirl from Texas on 09/06/2012


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Good Battery Life, Quick Start-up Time, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Quiet, Excellent Image Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I bought the 5D Mark III because I wanted a full frame camera. I could not be any happier with this camera. The picture quality is amazing.


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Poor

By JP from Boston on 09/05/2012


Pros:

Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Quiet

Cons:

Sensor Pattern Noise, Poor Image Quality, Noisy

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Many features of this camera are a vast improvement over the Mark 2 ie auto focus etc. But the lack of dynamic range is a real problem and more importantly if you need to open up the shadows in post at all you get horrible sensor pattern noise. And the exposer meter is no winner either very easily fooled into under or over exposer.


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After waiting for the mark iii

By Donovan Photog from San Diego, CA on 08/23/2012


Pros:

Good Battery Life, Nice Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Having purchased a 5 D "classic" with kit L 24~105 in 2007 and soon after a 70~200 2.8 IS (also first iteration). The 5d mark ii was releasedd a few months later. I waited qiute a while for the mark iii knowing I could not justify the mark ii so soon after buying the "classic" I should say I have really enjoyed using my 5 D It continues to provide great files. The files on the mark iii have a lot more CA (purple/cyan fringing) and are more prone to moire in recording patterns. I beleive this is due to the smaller, more numerous pixels. Lightroom and or Ps only seem to get rid of some of this fringing.


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Great camera; Poor Mac Support

By WDW1Fanatic from San Diego, CA on 08/13/2012


Pros:

Solid Operation, Good Battery Life, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Quiet

Cons:

Limited Software Support

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great camera and upgrade to my previous 5DMkII as described by so many others. The one negative to be aware of is that Canon's support of this camera and other photographic devices for users of Mac OSX consistently lags several months after general availability of Apple OSX updates, meaning, if you purchase a recently announced Apple Mac or upgrade your Apple operating system, chances are high you will not be able to immediately use supporting Canon software like the EOS Utility to modify and access custom camera capabilities and lens profiles which are part of your camera. This has been the case for at least the last 3 years and OSX releases, unfortunately continuing now with OSX 10.8 support planned for 3 months after general availability. Other than this software support issue which Canon could easily get ahead of like so many other software developers do, I highly recommend the 5D Family!


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good choice

By rocky from Texas on 08/09/2012


Pros:

Solid Operation, Lightweight/portable, Simple Controls/menu, Quiet, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life, Excellent Image Quality, Quick Start-up Time

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My Wife and myself have a canon 5d. Love it .WE decided to try the canon 5d mark 111 out. She has taken wedding pictures and many birthdays and holidays


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5D III - remarkable body

By James Scott S from Palm Beach, FL on 08/08/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The 5DIII was a progressive change as I still have my 60D and before that a T1i which I now sold. I shoot in natural light and the camera is used for travel, landscape, urban/street, nighttime, HDR and wildlife photography. The IQ is superb in every case. During the day I choose the lens that suits the situation and at night I pop on the 50mm f/1.4. The night or low light is where this camera comes alive for me. It just crushes the 60D in ISO performance. I'm able to shoot at faster speeds and get usable shots with plenty of light and little to no blur. It was just what I was looking for. The same logic applies while shooting wildlife, as the sun goes down I'll crank up the ISO to maintain my higher shutter speeds and a little post work reduces the noise and again more usable shots. I'm an enthusiasts and the 5DIII has exceeded my expectations. I was hesitant to spend the money, but glad I did ... no regrets. James


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Nice stepup from the 5DMK2

By BC from Washington State on 08/07/2012


Pros:

Quiet, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Simple Controls/menu, Quick Start-up Time, Bright Lcd

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This body rocks with low light and nighttime photography! It is very nice performing body, although I think features like HDR in body is a waste of my money. Also...would have loved to have it without the video!!! Not all people use this feature and it is a waste of my money...come on Canon...give us a camera without the video.


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Could be better

By SisterGoldenHair from Napa, CA on 07/17/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a hobbyist photographer; that said, I would have liked to have an on-board flash. I also own the 7D. I like the fact that with the 7D, I can use the on-board flash as a master flash (turned all the way off) for my 580 and 320 external flashes. With the 5D, I will need to purchase the speedlite transmitter to accomplish the same task. I would also have liked it if Canon would have made the LCD screen tilt, like the 60D. That feature would have made it so much easier for low-to-the-ground macro and over-my-head shots. I've owned my 5D Mark III since March 2012. Overall, I find that the camera tends to evaluate my scenes to be brighter than normal, resulting in darker photos. I'd say, 60% of the time, my histograms show no white pixels. I'm hoping this is just something I am doing wrong, but I don't have this issue with the same scenes with the 7D. If anyone has any helpful hints, I would appreciate them. I read a lot of books about exposure; but so far, it's just not messing with this camera. I'm not sorry I bought it, but I definitely think it could have been better. I do like the speed and the 61 auto focus point system. The bottom line is...I still have a lot to learn about this camera. I absolutely love playing around with the built in HDR.


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Thes Bestof the Best 5D...! mark iii

By Jovi from Bradenton, Fl on 07/16/2012


Pros:

Quiet, Good Battery Life, Simple Controls/menu, Lightweight/portable, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Bright Lcd, Quick Start-up Time

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The best camera The HDR is simple and you do not need LR..! if you need a fuul frame camera is the one..! Jovi..!


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Canon 5D - Mark III

By Anonymous from Baltimore , Md on 07/15/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Quick Start-up Time, Quiet, Bright Lcd, Simple Controls/menu, Superior Build Quality, Nice Features/settings, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love my new 5D - Mark III, I only wish it had a pop-up flash


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Upgrade from the &D

By Rich from Tampa, Florida on 07/07/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, Good Battery Life, Easy To Use, Nice Features/settings, Solid Operation

Cons:

Small Mega Pixel Increase

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love this camera!!! Before the release of the Mark III, I was in the process of ordering the Mark II. So happy that I waited. The new AF system in itself is phenomenal and with all the little extras the Mark III incorporates, this camera is a great machine. I would like to have seen a higher mega pixel for the price, but the 22.3 MP works for my portrait and wedding business.


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Happily traded in my MkII.

By Tom from Hickory, NC on 07/06/2012


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Good Battery Life, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet

Cons:

Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love the new AF system! Although quite a bit more expensive than the MkII, it's still a good value considering all the improvements. I find the dual memory card slots and built-in functionality for HDR to be the features I didn't think I needed but sure love now that I used the camera for a month. I just wish the GPS was built in and the active AF points could light up like in the MkII rather than only temporarily as in the MkIII.


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Great features upgrade; minimal IQ change

By Jase1125 from Dallas, TX on 06/28/2012


Pros:

Nice Features/settings, Quiet, Easy To Use, Bright Lcd, Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality, Quick Start-up Time, Solid Operation

Cons:

Short Battery Life, Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Outstanding successor to the 5D Mark II. Significantly (badly needed) improved autofocus system that is better than even my 1D Mark IV. I wish it shot 8 frames per second instead of 6. High ISO is improved - mostly by eliminating some banding and better noise "quality" that is easier to clean during post processing. In camera JPG is nice if you disable noise reduction. Otherwise, noise reduction is too aggressive that results in the loss of fine details.


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Awesome

By Robert from Chica from Chciagoland, IL on 06/24/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Low Light Video, Simple Controls/menu, Excellent Image Quality, Bright Lcd, Low Light, Nice Features/settings, High Iso With Low Noise

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Bought this camera to repalce a 5D Mark 1 and to compliant my 5d Mark II and 1D Mark IV. I need low light capability. I was blown away by the improvement in focusing and low light performance. The noise even at higher ISO's is very low. I was able to shoot at higehr iso's and still get sharper images. Compared to the Mark II it has improved menues with improved AL servo offering similar to the 1D- though it has a nicer menu. The 61 point focusing is awesome- thank you Canon. company X video cameras designed for low light. Just for fun I brought my 5D III and gave it a try. Wow. For all images the 5D outperformed. Many people were shocked I was using this small 5D III with my company X but all agreed the images were brighter, clearer, more vibrant and sharper with the 5D. During the very low light reception and dancing I went up to iso 12800 and it worked incredibly well. The finished videos were awesome.. Company x came no where need close on the low light. Honeslty go and shoot a video in extreme low light and see the difference. I am now in stuck going forward. I want to shoot stills with the 5D III but what about videos. The difference was so great I will have to get another 5D III to shoot videos. The only negatives for video was the manual focusing and it went through the battery fast.


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Well build camera. ...

By ivo from New York, NY on 06/19/2012


Pros:

Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings, Bright Lcd, Quiet, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Missing Af-linked Spot Metering, Missing Interval Shooting/time Lapse

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Well build camera. Perfect auto focus. Nice features. I miss the information about lens focal range during image review on camera display. Missing AF-linked spot metering. A little overpriced.


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Nice but noisy

By JR from California on 06/12/2012


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Dual Axis Electronic Level, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Quiet, Good Battery Life

Cons:

Noisy

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Features, handling and viewfinder are all better than the 5D2. Love the "silent" shutter and, at last, you can do enough brackets for HDR. The only drawback I can see, for a still photographer is the noise level which is similar to the 5D2. There are other full frame sensor cameras with much lower noise.


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5D vs Rebel

By bob from CA on 06/10/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Quick Start-up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Low-light Performance, Solid Operation

Cons:

No Manual Focus Assistance In Video Mode, Mono Mic, Heavy/bulky, Difficult To Use, No Continuous Focus In Video Mode, No Articulated Screen, Very Expensive, Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Having just upgraded to 5D mark III from T2i, I read the announcement of the upcoming T4i. I wonder why some of the essential Rebel's features have been excluded from the latest 5D, such as: - articulated LCD screen - continuous focus for video - stereo mic. I occasionally shoot video, and achieving perfect manual focus is really hard. Having continuous focus would make the video mode so much more usable. Overall, I realize that 5D is superior for still images, but the latest Rebel (T4i) is way better for video. Why can't 5D be good at both?


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nice camera

By labman from Milford,MA on 06/08/2012


Pros:

Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality

Cons:

Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I love the camera but am blown away that features that should be in this camera are not, but yet are found in there new amateur T4i, like the continuous focusing in movie mode, integrated speedlight transmitter, hybrid AF to compliment the existing AF, and a simple pop up flash. It is no wonder why so many Pro's are switching to the other competition. I love this camera but I just don't understand Canon's thought process as to why they would give features like this on an amateur camera and not on a Pro camera...


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Best Purchase Ever

By varun from india on 06/05/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Quick Start-up Time, Quiet, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Simple Controls/menu, Good Battery Life, Solid Operation, Lightweight/portable, Excellent Image Quality

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

awesome the best camera ever...earlier i was using a canon 60 d and before that i had a 1000d when i started , i have waited for long before getting my full frame camera for a long time i wanted to buy canon 5 d mark 2 but because of the rumors on the website about the mark 3 i decided to wait and now after seeing the upgraded version of mark 2 for me this is the best camera ever canon 5 d mark 3...


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Superb Image Quality but..

By Revup67 from Southern Cal. on 06/03/2012


Pros:

Simple Controls/menu, Nice Features/settings, Excellent Image Quality, Amazing Af System, Good Battery Life, Solid Operation, Bright Lcd, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Missing Features/settings, Manual Mode Lacks Exp. Comp. Adjustment, Weak Dynamic Range/dark Areas, Min. Shutter Speed

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Overall this is an excellent camera. Coming from a well oiled EOS 7D this camera truly exceeds the latter. If you are a 7D owner and worried about losing your .6 multiplier (ex. the 400mm with the 1.6 added crop making it a 640) fear not. I doubled the crop at 3.2 off the 5D Mark III (meaning I cropped a 5760 native mode (JPG) not even a RAW, to a 1768 cropped mode)(5760 / 1768 = 3.25) and the IQ was incredibly crisp and mind you this was down sampled to a second compression on the 1768 JPG. No break up of any type whatsoever. However if you slightly underexpose and / or try to correct beware of the banding. It's unacceptable especially for a camera this expensive. It's known for not having a very good dynamic range on the low end. One thing you might miss coming off a 7D is when pressing the Q button now located below the multi controller, there's no access to Select AF. it's only accessible through the AF Select button in the upper right corner of the camera. Instead we have an all too little used feature within the Q menu called WB Shift. This feature is typically a set it once and forget it. Why Canon opted to place this within Q menu instead of the AF Select is simply mind boggling. The AF Select for most is used daily, not once. For some the magnifying glass on the left (no longer on the right) is an issue but I am OK with it. You can now configure the Magnifying to 2x, 4x, 8x or 10x. I placed this in the My Menu so I have quick access to changing the strength almost on the fly. Mirror lock up is now on the first menu and no longer buried. The video quality off this is truly impressive especially in Manual Mode. I put the camera on 1/80 shutter, selected my F stop and then Auto ISO did the rest. It was pristine. The built in HDR is handy but when comparing to 3rd party software such as Photmatix 4.2 it beats it hands down as the 5D crops a bit more than I would like to see when it aligns all 3 images. Photmatix 4.2 saves almost all of the pixels with your bracketed images. Shooting at ISO 3200 indoors truly blew me away. I didn't have a flash and the IQ was truly incredible. Some users have complained about the capping of the Minimum Shutter speed at 1/250. I'd have to agree - The limit here should be able to go much higher or offer full control In all if you've got the cash you won't be disappointed.


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Superb

By bokid from Undisclosed on 06/01/2012


Pros:

Superior Build Quality, Quiet, Solid Operation, Nice Features/settings, Quick Start-up Time, Good Battery Life, Bright Lcd, Excellent Image Quality

Cons:

Heavy/bulky

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The only real downside to this camera is the price, While many of us, myself included, expected a 2600-3000 price tag, the camera is definitely worth the money you pay. Simply superb machine.


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Simply Amazing

By MJM from San Antonio, TX on 05/28/2012


Pros:

Quick Start-up Time, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Easy To Use, Excellent Image Quality, Quiet, Simple Controls/menu, Solid Operation, Superior Build Quality, Good Battery Life

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've owned Canon cameras since the AE-1 days. Most recently I've been a 7D owner for several years. The 7 is an outstanding camera and while I still highly recommend it, I've always wanted a full frame for the simply perfect image quality they seem to produce. I waited with the 5D Mk II came out because I was not thrilled by the AF system. Well the Mk III has almost everything a pro, semi pro, and camera nut could ever want! IQ is amazing, all the options are well thought out and simply to navigate through, like the 7D. I already had a nice lineup of EF lenses, and I must say the perform great now that they're on a full frame. That was another huge decision in making the change. The only thing I would have liked to see Canon do is add a flash commander built in like the 7D, but that's not a deal breaker in any way. I'm hoping to get many years of use out of my new 5D Mk III. Great job Canon!


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Not Ready Yet :-(

By bullmoon from ATL on 05/24/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Solid Operation, Quiet, Bright Lcd, Nice Features/settings, Superior Build Quality, Easy To Use, Good Battery Life

Cons:

Missing Software, Missing Features/settings

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

No tethering in Lightroom No tethering in EOS Utility Seems like most Canon and 3rd Party Software not ready - check the Canon download page to get an idea. Included CD Rom has software that doesn't work with this Camera...yet...when? Shooting the picture is only one aspect of a using a camera - software completes the system and workflow - means this camera cannot yet replace a 5DMKII. Probably will be a great Camera when everything is ready and there are some good promos that could make it worth picking up now, but don't get rid of your MKII yet if you are doing actual work.


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Great surprise

By KR from Salado, TX on 05/23/2012


Pros:

Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality

Cons:

Noisy

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Before I ordered this camera I wondered if it was worth the $1000 more than I paid for the Mark 2. I did not realize all the added features on this upgrade. It is well worth the additional cost. One feature that I appreciate is the lock on the mode dial. On the Mark 2 this would get turned without my knowledge.


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Fantastic Upgrade!

By Brett from Shelby, OH on 05/22/2012


Pros:

Solid Operation, Excellent Image Quality, Nice Features/settings

Cons:

Price

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Canon 5D Mark III is a fantastic upgrade to the 5D Mark II. In fact, I'd highly recommend it over the 1D Mark IV. It is full frame just like the Mark II, but the autofocus system is much, much faster and much more accurate. The image quality is just as good, so the upgrade makes sense and is likely worth the cost premium over the Mark II.


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Full-frame Canon

By Kerrmet from Australia on 05/03/2012


Pros:

Low-light, Display, Build, Frames Per Second, User Functions, Focussing, Features

Cons:

Teething Issues, Price, Complexity

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Upgraded from a 20D six weeks back and have spent the time gradually understanding what is a significant advancement in technology. Love the full frame aspect of the camera, especially with my 24-105 which was always a touch long for crop sensor. Focussing is, for the most part, exceptional with a few minor hiccups when low contrast may confound. Features are a real winner, especially the HDR and to date the low-light performance is terrific. It is a pleasure to hold, although it is quite bulky and heavy, very much a personal thing. The price is on the high side compared to the competition, but generally most users will already have Canon lenses making it more economical that replacing everything. Some concern about the light-leak issue which we'll hopefully see resolved soon. If you've got Canon lenses, this is THE FF SLR for you.


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Canon 5D Mark III

By AJC from Maryland on 05/02/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This camera is everything I had hoped for; Excellent video and video features Excellent photo quality Fast and accurate focusing Impressive High ISO with reduced noise


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Full featured full frame in a smaller package

By Tom from Chattanooga, TN on 04/30/2012


Pros:

Moderate Improvement To High Iso, Feature Set, Awesome Af

Cons:

A Little Pricey, Af Points Hard To See In Very Dark Situations

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Having had my 5D Mk III for a month, I believe that I have experienced it long enough to write a short review. I upgraded from a 5D Mk II, and I also own a 7D - those serve as the basis of my comparison. Without a doubt, the first thing a user coming from a 5D II will notice is the awesome AF system along with the improved frame rate, dual cards, and arguably a better grip material. The AF system alone is worth the upgrade if you shoot action, weddings, or events with poor lighting. It tracks like a 1-series body, works in very low light, and has a multitude of high-sensitivity "cross-type" sensors spread across the field of view. No more "focus and recompose" necessary. But wait - there's more! Image quality takes a step upward as well. Auto white balance is improved, more like the 7D now. Metering, as well, seems to be better though this may depend on your usage. Colors seem a little richer, though this might be related to the improved white balance. In terms of image noise, at lower ISO settings, it is pretty comparable to the 5D II with perhaps a little less shadow noise, but as you crank the ISO up above 1600 or so, the improvement in noise control is very noticeable. With each stop of increased ISO, the difference grows a bit so that while they're pretty close at 3200, at 6400, the Mk III shows superior performance and at 12800, the difference is even greater. Pressed to give a numerical value, I'd say that depending on usage and post-processing, the high-ISO performance is anywhere from 1/3 to a full stop better than the 5D II. This is rather subjective, of course, so it's something that a potential buyer may want to study a bit more. I have no real expdrience in video so I can't comment on that aspect of the camera other than to say that the button layout is similar to the 7D in how you switch from stills to video - very easy to use. No camera is perfect, of course, and the 5D III is no exception (though it is very, very good). But problems are few and relatively minor.


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Ver happy with this excellent photo tool

By dafrank from West Bloomfield, MI on 04/28/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I just received my 5D3 less than a week ago, but I already can say that I am extemely pleased with it. My 5D3 is performing pretty much as I expected; it is producing excellent files with great color and sharpness at low ISO and remarkably good ones with improved noise control at high ISO. The focusing system seems vastly improved, the overall functionality is extremely high, the ergonomics are much better than the 5D2, and the 6fps capture rate is much appreciated for those times when it is needed. I have not yet tested the camera's video capabilities, but I am quite confident that it will perform even better than the 5D2 in this regard, and that is about all I need at this point. The autofocus system is perhaps a little too complicated and time consuming for most buyers to learn, but it will probably be well worth the effort for professionals such as myself. The now famous 5D3 low ISO DR has not improved very much, but the high ISO has, so it appears Canon needs to work on that one aspect for the next DSLR iteration. This does effect me slightly as an outdoor product shooter (cars), but, in studio with controlled lighting, not so much. Never-the-less, it would be better if Canon had upped their game on this sensor characteristic for the 5D3. Also, as a product guy sometimes competing with medium format shooters, a little higher MP count would have been appreciated this time around. About the price, because I make my living with these things, the extra $500.00 doesn't mean that much, but to the typical amateur enthusiast, the 5D3 is a little overpriced at its introduction. To put this in a final perspective, this is a fine camera capable of making real-world images as good as or better than any other DSLR currently available, and it has some significant advantages over both the 5D2 and even the 1Ds3. I am really appreciating its quality feel and performance, and believe that it will give me the opportunity, given my own efforts and vision, to make photo images just a little bit better and easier than I could have before. That's about the most a professional can expect.


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Dream camera

By Buzz from Windsor, Ontario on 04/27/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I will be short and sweet because other reviewers have said everything about this camera I would add. I love the camera especially for the FOCUS. I am coming from the 50D and I thought it was good as well but this trumps that one by a long shot. I have only had it 3 weeks so have not done a lot of shooting but I can see a huge improvement in my photography. I would like to have a free tech guide with examples shown as this would help my growth as a photographer... please consider this ! I love the lock on the settings, great improvement. I would love to have more time and learn so much more about my camera and the world of photography.


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Best camera for the price so far.

By choochooboss from Mobile Al. on 04/25/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have been amazed at the performance and overall value of the new 5D Mark III. The new features have been a plus and the quality is well worth the investment.


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Unveilivable product

By manny from albany new york on 04/25/2012


Pros:

Focusing Is Amaizing, Noice Level Is Near 0 At 3200 Iso

Cons:

Price Tag

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This camera is a wedding photographer dream come true.the low noise at hi ISO is unbelievable . For people that like to shoot with natural light this is a most have. The fast focus on low light is a very welcome feature . this camera takes away all excuses for taking a bad photo . It feels great on your hands well valance and buttons on the right place .


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Superb upgrade from 7D

By KX from Minnesota on 04/23/2012


Pros:

Very Clean High Iso

Cons:

A Bit Too Pricey

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I've been shooting photography for about 4 years and those have all been with crop sensor camera's. Been wanting to move to fullframe and finally took the plunge when the 5d3 was announced. Image quality is very clean. It was a bit more than i had been willing to spend. Wish it would've been priced along the line of its competitors.


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BEST LOW LIGHT CAMERA YET BY CANON

By DAVE from new orleans,la. on 04/21/2012


Pros:

Easy To Use

Cons:

Over Priced

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Big inprovement over the 5d mk2 . unhappy about the price as it should have been $2800.00 .. best camera i have ever shot with in low light . & thanks to the canon 50 mm f/1.2 lens also. if you got the bucks ... its a must buy camera . very easy to use.....


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Best DSLR after 1D series

By AH from Los Angeles, CA on 04/19/2012


Pros:

Ergonomics, Fast And Accurate Auto Focus, Build Quality, Excellent Image Quality, High Iso Performance, Easy To Use, Lcd Quality, Superb Video Quality

Cons:

None

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The 5D MK III is a fantastic camera. If you like taking pictures in low light with no flash, this camera will not disappoint you. The Image Quality is excellent. The Auto Focus is fast and accurate. I took many photos at an evening party with no flash, many at ISOs 6,400, 10,000 and 12,800. The photos were unbelievable. Even at ISO 25,600 the photos are useable with some noise reduction. The video quality is superb. This camera is also easy to use. It has many features which will keep the advanced photographers satisfied for years to come. I am so glad and thankful that Canon did not introduce a higher megapixel camera. The Raw files can be very large in size. Next to 1D series, this is the best DSLR camera in the market. Look no further.


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Its a love hate relationship...

By Authentic from South West Virginia on 04/14/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have owned EOS Rebel 6 mega pixel EOS 10D 2 - EOS 20D's EOS 40D EOS 5D - Revolutionary EOS 50D EOS 5D Mark II - Revolutionary Now I bought a 5D Mark III I am a little disappointed, I would have liked a few more pixels. Its been over 3 years. It does seem like a solid camera. But the competition has some things going for it... let me name the 4 main reason I am not happy. Mark III is XXX more than its competitor Mark III does not have a face recognition auto focus... (this is huge.... for getting the eyes in focus) 5D's have led the way in pixels... not anymore A pop up flash is nice for shooting at home - to create enough ambient light to take those dark high iso pictures. They look better with a little flash anyway than they do with none. The Mark III finally has a good auto-focusing system - still not as fast as the older 8 mega pixel 1D Mark II (8 mega pixel). Some great things about it... it has a very quiet picture taking ability. 6 Frames a second could come in handy. Dual memory card slots. If I jump ship it will be for these reasons XXX more than competition 5D series has not given us anymore pixels - what it was known for (Huge Reason - does not have face detection auto focus) (I value a little pop up flash to create ambient light by reflecting)


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You get what you pay for.

By Jesse from Loa Angeles on 04/14/2012


Pros:

Image Quality, High Iso Ability, Fps

Cons:

Price

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Camera feels feels very solid in your hands. Its silent shutter, high ISO ability, 61 focus points, and 6 FPS is outstanding.


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WOW! Beyond my expectations.

By DaveyJonesLocker from Vermillion, SD on 04/13/2012


Pros:

Price Increase Is Justified!, Improved Dslr Video Features, 6 Fps With Digic 5+ Processor, Sd/cf Dual Card Slots, Much Improved Firmware, Ergonomic Design, Weatherproofed/rugged, Headphone Jack For Monitoring Audio, Fantastic Noise Levels At High Iso, 3 Custom Setting Modes

Cons:

Expensive (yet High Quality) Accessories, $1000 More Than The Competition, The Price Went Up $1000

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I have used this camera since it arrived on March 24th, 2012. I purchased it with the "Kit Lens" which really is an unfair name for the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM Lens. I have shot over 5000 photos since and recorded about 20 hrs of video. This is the best 'all around multimedia camera' I have ever used, hands down. Its low level light performance is stunning. This is great for photographers. The so called EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM "kit lens" looks plenty fast at f/4 when ISOs up to 12800 produce negligible (yes, negligible) amounts of noise. The 5D Mark III is an obvious choice for DSLR videographers/enthusiasts. I think this camera will make you happier than any other purchase you could possibly make for the money. Many know that the 5D Mark II was a video workhorse, but on my budget (which is limited) I couldn't justify the jump in price to go from a t2i/t3i (550D/600D) into either the 7D or 5D. Sure, both were better than the t2i/t3i (550D/600D), but not 2 to 4 times better. I can honestly say that the improvement from the 5D mark II to the 5D Mark III makes up for the initial price disparity PLUS the additional mark up in cost. It is PHENOMENAL. Ergonomics are improved, it feels like you're holding a 7D. It has a sort of addicting grip that makes you want to hold onto it even when you're not shooting. Mode dial locks, like the 7D.....I'm getting used to it, but the jury is out as to whether this is really that cool of a feature. Dual SD/CF slots = yay/finally! A note: high end CF cards (900X) handle the buffer from the Digic 5+, FAR BETTER, than my high end (class 10) SD cards. I would say that my (nonscientific) observations credit the CF card with twice the performance speed. So, if you are going to push the 6 fps burst and you are coming into this camera from the t2i/t3i, investing in a quality CF card is a good idea, but not necessary!. Happy shooting folks, and I hope even happier shooting if you choose to go with the 5D Mark III. In summary, this is the one camera that will do the most for the highest of high-end prosumers. If you're into DSLR video and have the money, stop wondering and buy it. If you like to shoot great photos and video with the same body and don't need the absurdly wonderful 14 fps burst of the EOS-1D x, buy this camera. I'm not a fan of the mantras 'more is more' and 'the newer, the better,' but with the 5D Mark III, more really is more, and this newer camera is better.


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A little too expensive

By HenryT2 from Bellevue, WA on 04/10/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I wrote a longer review, but it was rejected because I mentioned the elephant in the room, the other 800 pound gorilla that this camera is competing with. Basically, this camera is excellent. But it's just a little more expensive than the "other" camera. That camera has slightly better image quality. This camera has better low light performance and more fps. If this Canon were to drop the price of this camera, we would have a battle between two equally powerful 800 pound gorillas. As it stands, we now have a battle between two gorillas, one of which is $xxx overweight. P.S. This review is far less detailed and "poetic" than the other I did, but I guess the important thing is not real facts, but that we leave out minor details like prices and competitor's names even though everyone knows what they are.


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best general purpose camera on the market

By Jacob from Newark, DE on 04/08/2012


Pros:

Lens Correction, Low Noise At High Iso, High Resale Value, Near Infallible Autofocus

Cons:

Price In Usd

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I am a long time 5D2 user. My initial impressions of the 5D3 are positive. There are improvements in all 5D2 features and many new features that are useful added, however there is no big new headline feature for the 5D3. Instead Canon has used proven sub systems from other products, including their flagship 1DX and integrated them with 5D3 specific firmware to create the best general purpose camera on the market. There are cameras with higher resolutions and frame rates but for general photography purposes that covers all interest, I cannot think of a better camera. Of all the improvements I see, the most useable are 1) nearly infallible autofocus even in candle light, 2) lower noise at higher ISO, 3) JPEG engine that corrects for lens geometric distortion, vingnetting and chromatic aberration using the data specific to each lens serial number that is already stored in the camera firmware (first for any Canon body). Makes the hours I spend in post processing unnecessary and gives new life to many lenses. Only regret is the high price in USD. Due to significant depreciation of the dollar, the US price is significantly higher than 5d2 hence lower value to US buyers. I do not think this is the case in other countries where the currency did not change or appreciate against the Yen, where the price is the same or lower. I expect this model to be in short supply for a long time due to demand and have higher resale than competing cameras.


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Best Camera Ever

By 4hoto Guy from Minneapolis, MN on 04/08/2012


Pros:

Frames Per Second, Full Frame 22 Mb, Iso Low Light Shooting, Menus

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is my first DSLR. I have had a Canon SLR before but in the fixed lens entry level consumer model level and point and shoots. I'd break down my reaction to this camera in three areas: form, function and cost. A) Form: Just holding this thing you'll notice it is well built. From the feel of the textured rubber on the grip to the buttons and to the strap. It feels substantial. I wouldn't say it's heavy but for someone wanting to carry it around their neck all-day, they may find it heavy especially when using with a 70-200 lens. I shot for 45 minutes without any fatigue. I could've shot all day. B) Function: There are too many functions for me to cover in this review so I'll comment on the top functions that I used most. To start, you need to get at the functions and to do that it requires navigating the menus. I have a computer science background so figuring out menuing/navigation systems isn't that difficult. But I will say my wife too found it easy to figure the menu's out. That's not meant to be sexist, just that someone that doesn't deal with writing software every day found no problem from a usability perspective with the menus. We just got back from a trip to Cabo and used the Aperture priority (Av) setting the most day and night. The only time I used the Shutter priority (Tv) setting was when I wanted to capture an action shot like my kids catching frisbee, jumping into the pool, a fountain and of course the awesome 15' waves. For action, I used 1/160 and 1/2000 which stopped water drops and the waves. The Frames Per Second came in handy for the catching the waves. I actually found 6 fps at times too fast for the larger waves because I wanted to catch them at the crest, all the way to the trough/crash, which is more than a second. Unless you're shooting race cars or downhill skiers, I would think the fps is sufficient. The metering is great, I'm getting used to it, when it's best to use evaluative vs partial vs spot and center. I found that using the partial worked best when I had the sun behind my kids, however I did struggle a little bit on this shot, when I'd focus on my kids then tried to put them into one side of the picture to show the hills in the background, the exposure changed so the kids faces were darker than I wanted because the sun was behind them. I know about the Auto Expose Lock and Bracketing but I haven't mastered yet how to use them. Out of 1000 shots I only needed this on a few but happy that the camera is capable to compensate once the operator get's more time behind the lens. The AutoFocus adjustment is amazing, I found it useful to adjust from Single Point Spot for portrait to Point Expansion for action. I played with the ISO settings on action and night time shots. WOW! The low light pictures were amazing, The Av setting combined with the flexibility of the ISO function allowed me to pull off shots with no flash. Good thing because, the camera doesn't have one :) I went back and forth between the 7D and the 5D MK III because of the onboard flash but I couldn't be happier with the low light shots. I met lots of people that asked questions about the camera and when they saw me taking pictures without a flash they wondered how I could do it and what the pictures looked like. I showed them and they too were amazed. I won't dwell anymore on this but for me this function alone made me feel 100% comfortable with the price. C) Cost ... from having lots of sports/action and portrait shots of my family turn out mediocre with a consumer slr and point and shoot to having some awesome shots now and having the camera that I can grow into for years to come is well worth the cost. By the way, I also purchased before the trip and solely used the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens. I couldn't be happier with that lens also. That's for another review I guess.


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body light leakage

By canon7dlover from Houston, TX on 04/08/2012


Pros:

Low Iso Iq, Many Features That Are For Events/wedding Shooters

Cons:

Mechanical Structure Issues, Pricy

Bottom Line:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

body cap on, eyepiece on, meter still reads something, it should be completely dark inside the body. with LCD top panel light on, the metering changing. in real shootings -- tend to under exposed in the varied light source conditions, like sunlite and shadow, window light and dark room etc. weather seal seems not that good, with laser beam tests, can see possible light leak from top to bottom.


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Great Pictures with the new 5D

By Auburnflyer from Northern California on 04/07/2012


Cons:

Price Is High But Probably Worth It!

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Having only used the new 5D Mark III for three days, I am on a cloud so far. The pictures are so sharp compared to the 7D I have been using now for two years. I would add, the feel of the 5D is amazing and the confidence it gives you is great! The lock out feature on the rotary is a life saver for me since the rotary switch could be moved by accident if I was not careful. I also have the 60D and it has the lockout feature too. This new 5D is a great product and I hope to use it a long long time!!! Thanks Canon.


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Love the camera

By G Pictures from Minneapolis on 04/07/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I absolutely love the camera. I moved up from the 7D and it has been a wonderful change. The low light capability is simply amazing. I took practice shots in a dark room with only the glare from the television screen. Great camera, Canon should be careful with price increases however.


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Captures every moment and expression

By Benjie from Central CT on 04/06/2012


Pros:

Great Iq, Dead On Af, Dual Cards, Ca Correction, Quiet

Cons:

Pricy, Complex Af Selection

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

As an avid hobbyist photographer (used to develop my own film, back in the day) of 50 years, I am not satisfied with mediocre equipment. I gave up on film 10-12 years ago, and six years ago I got my first Full Frame digital, the 5D. Wow " Depth of field, focal length, f stop, ISO; all the familiar interactions from 35mm film cameras "fit" again. At the time, I thought "Almost as good as film", but much cheaper, since there is no incremental cost for each picture (Film was expensive per shot). Then 3 years ago I got the 5D mk II. Finally " as good as film, maybe better. Video was a nice touch, especially video of my grandkids " with a camera, they pose for the picture, then they think I'm done when I lower the camera from my eye and switch to video. No antics or mugging for the camera-just natural candid recordings. Two weeks ago I got the 5D mk III. After a wedding, vacation sightseeing, landscape outing, and general "for the record" shooting opportunities with the mk III, I'm thinking " "This is way better than film". Image quality " Better tonal gradations, especially of skin " the earth's (fields of flowers, new leaves, blossoms) and people's. By better I mean better than the best film I've used. Better than the 5D mkII. Capturing human expression in a photo is more sensitive to shading and skin tone than I'd realized, and maybe more sensitive than having high resolution. I'm capturing every expression. Dual cards " no more missed shots when my card fills (it always seemed that my spare card was back in the car, in the house, or home). Some of the best opportunities would pass while I fiddled deleting some rejects to make more room. Now I'm getting every shot. Great auto focus " With anything more than near dark (had some OOF outside at 8:30 pm in Texas the last day of March (nearly pitch black), but just 30 minutes earlier focus was spot on), nailed the focus for what I was focused on. Not always what I wanted " the 6 modes requires some experimentation and learning of the pros and cons of each, and remembering to switch to the appropriate mode. With deliberate shots using shallow Depth of Field, the focus was perfect every shot; much better than the mk II. Crowd scenes were trickier. Needed to select the focus point, pre-focus with a spot focus, or be satisfied with focus on the closest subject. The capability is there for perfection, however, and I know I'm getting in-focused pictures of things and people I'd never have gotten with any other camera I've used. Quiet shutter mode " Wonderful! In a public setting, or with kids/animals, I can take pictures without distracting anyone. I'm much more willing to take the shot and capture the moment now with the mk III. Chromatic Aberration Correction " Finally! Amateurs don't always get to choose the perfect shooting angle; I have more backlit pictures than I'd care to admit. However, with some lenses the CA is awful. Found no purple or green fringing with high contrast shots with the mk III, while many of my mk II photos would be unusable. More keepers. The many other little features (HDR " tried a few), lock on mode dial, etc. all add up to more good photos taken & fewer missed opportunities. Bottom line " I'm capturing more photos, good photos, and getting more beautiful pictures of people and things than with any other camera I've used, and that is what photography is about for me. Terrific!!!


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Phenomenal

By Digital1 from St. John, IN on 04/03/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I moved from the EOS 1Ds Mark II which had been a great camera in itself but the exposure quality and detail improvement is unbelievable. Still getting used to the controls but they would appear to be extremely well thought out. Incredibly pleased!


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Really, really nice!

By Keith B from Melbourne, FL on 04/03/2012


Pros:

Resolution, Auto Focus

Cons:

Price

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I guess Canon heard me that day I first got my 7D. I wished that I had a 7D with a full frame sensor. I don't remember my 7D well enough to say it is exactly that but it sure feels like it. I learn to love my 5DII with all it's shortcomings, the images and ISO performances was just so good. The 7D sort of the opposite, very functional but IQ and ISO nots so much. I am a little disappointed in the price of the 5DIII, I feel it should have been priced similarly to the D800. I feel like all 5DII owners should have received kick back for sticking with the line. The only thing I don't like about the mkIII is the sound of the shutter, but hey... First thing I noticed was how much more rigid the body is over the mkII. I was very disappointed in the mkII. It creaked by the battery/CF door area. It was actually worse than my 40D. The ergonomics are perfect for my hands. I can't wait to get the grip. I'm excited about the extra multi controller. I don't have software to edit mkIII RAWs yet, but the jpgs without NR on look to be 1.5 to 2 stops better. Another improvement over the mkII, I don't see the banding in the shadows of images that have been pushed. Again this is just from the jpgs but it appears to be substantially better. I do see some red and blue blotchiness in heavily pushed images, but I think this can be expected. Also I am very happy Canon didn't go MP crazy. I shoot a lot of images, storing 21MP eats up tons of space and for what I shoot, 16MP is plenty, so the fact that they had the fortitude to not go overboard. Although, I think going to 24MP may have been a better marketing move but I guess they wanted the 1920p scale. Must work nice for scaling video. Anyway, it's an Awesome camera. If you own(ed) a 5DII or 7D, do yourself a favor, buy one of these and feel for filled.


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This is a camera with endless possibilities

By Pickakablooie from Undisclosed on 04/02/2012


Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Price

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This camera is such a big improvement over my old camera, a rebel T1i. The full frame sensor and the viewfinder is so much better than crop sensors. The 61pt. AF system is also blazing fast and this camera also has amazing high iso capabilities. Shooting with this camera is like shooting with night vision! It's also able to focus in very dim light conditions such as in the night with the only light source of the moon. I would say if you already own a 5D mark II, the upgrade isn't justifiable but if your coming from a 5D original or a crop sensor body, the upgrade is definitely justifiable. Using this camera can just put a smile on my face every time I pick it up. And no more miserable crop sensor viewfinders and poor iso performance! :D


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Love it!

By Anonymous from Moncton NB on 04/01/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Best camera to date! An all round great camera for the money!


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Love to have it at last

By GIJOE from Darien, IL on 03/31/2012


Pros:

Quality Of Picture In Dim Light

Cons:

Price. Wish I Has 36 Megapixels.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Solid built, high performance camera. High ISO. New features like q button, rating photos. Wish it has 36 megapixels. Needed some time to get familiar with all functions. If you had Canon 7D, it's an upgrade with full frame with new functions. Love to have this camera.


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Upgrade!

By RV from Buckley, WA on 03/31/2012


Pros:

Great Colors In Low Light, Great Ergonomics!, Excellent Image Resolution

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The 5D Mk III is a great improvement to the the 5D line! As current 5D Mk II user I have been very pleased with with that camera. I needed a second 5D Mk II and was about to buy one when the 5D Mk III was announced. I'm really glad that my timing was right! The 5D Mk III is a huge improvement in so many areas. It's so good I will need to order another one so I don't have to switch lenses. As soon as I started using the 5D Mk III I knew the 5D Mk II would be gathering dust! The ergonomics are improved over the 5D Mk II and there are a host of new menu options. As always, the new Canon menu is intuitive and easy to navigate. The mode dial lock and new power switch location are very welcome improvements. The new rear color LCD is noticably larger, the metering is more accurate and I don't have to make adjustments as often. The white balance AWB setting works better than the 5D Mk II and gets the WB right a higher percentage of the time. Everything I wished for in the 5D Mk II had is embodied in the 5D Mk III and much more. Canon really put a lot of thought into the into the 5D Mk III. It's much more than a minor upgrade to the 5D Mk II. The 5D Mk III is an entirely new and improved camera! As soon as I unpacked the camera, charged the battery, inserted a memory card, adjusted the camera settings and started shooting I knew that Canon had a winner with the 5D Mk III! What surprised me was just how many imrovements they had made and how well the 5D Mk III works! I can read reviews all day but until I get my hands on a new camera and run it through it's paces I really don't get a sense of what it's like to use it. The autofocus was sharp right out of the box with the following Canon lenses: EF-L 50mm f/1.4, EF-L 16-35mm f/2.8, EF-L 24-70mm f/2.8, EF-L 24-105mm f/4.0, EF-L 70-200mm f/2.8, EF-L 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6, EF-L 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6. I like that Canon kept the same battery, charger and A/C adapter from the 5D Mk II and used them in the 5D Mk III. If you are a current owner of a 5D Mk II you will appreciate that. I can't think of anything I don't like about the 5D Mk III! My advice: Buy one now! This will be will very popular camera!


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Shoots great, but...

By BaltsDeep from Austin, TX on 03/28/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Used the 5D Mk III today for the first time. Boy, is it amazing! Shoots spectacularly in lowlight and did nothing but exceed my expectations. My only complaint is this: No support in LR, and the software seems to not be working. Got home right away and tried to load into LR. It recognized the camera, and imported all the JPEGS (realized about 20 pics in that I wasnt shooting RAW yet.) Took forever to finish importing, only to tell me that they weren't recognized. So I downloaded ImageBrowser EX and CameraWindow, and tried that way. Everytime I open CameraWindow (or plug in the camera) it opens but automatically closes. So I'm stuck with the problem of having wonderful pictures, but not ACTUALLY having them. Needless to say, after 2 hours of trying to get this working to no avail, I'm a bit frazzled. Hoping that I can wake up and have this all sorted out. I guess you just have to roll with the punches...


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full frame big brother of 7D

By stef from Albuquerque on 03/28/2012


Pros:

Iq, Selectable Iso/shutter Ranges, Af Points, Iso

Cons:

Price, No Uncompressed Hdmi Out

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Having pushed my 7Ds to their limits, I wanted to move to a full frame camera with better light gathering and creative control, but wanted good firmware/features. I never bonded well with the 5d2. Some of the very good features of the 5d3 are immediately obvious: - ability to select range of ISOs and shutter for Tv and Av - huge ISO range - decent speed - dual cards (although not sure why it's not dual CF cards) - excellent AF point selection and tracking The low light focusing seems reasonably good. There's some hunting, but I'm able to get a lock without too much effort. Because I've only barely begun to familiarize myself with this camera, I can't give a more detailed review, but I'm liking what I see so far. However, the price is double what a 5d2 costs, and I really have my doubts that it's double the camera. But it's definitely a significant step up.


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Best in class

By viktas from Wharton NJ 07885 on 03/26/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The build quality is imediately apparent as soon as you pick it up for the first time, more tank like than even a 7D. IQ is perfect, but I didn't like the default settings a bit soft for me so I just bumped up sharpness to at least 6 in standard and portrait, plus contrast saturation only one notch. Love all the AF options, just a little surprised the some time all AF points light up despite only sellecting less. I can tell this will be my go to body in every aspect of the word. Similar to 1D previous series but in a smaller package. Didn't also like to only 200 sync speed can see curtain even at 200, wound up using a ND filter. My 7D is rated at 250, but don't see curtain till 400. ISO performance it through the roof, I'm very spectical of DXO, ISO rating 2800+ on the D800. as they still have not rated the 5Dmk3 and this body is much better. I also did see any addition IQ performance comparing Imagine Resources images. Lets see how long DXO takes to rate this body and it thier rating is consistant with the IQ on this body. All my "L" glass just came alive after trying to use on 7D, much better IQ and ISO. this body is 4-5 times better then my 7D in both departments. we would be only splitting hairs when it comes to the 5Dmk3 and D800. The rest is up to us professional photographers not any specs, rating, reviews or opinions. this body is ment for professional imagery.


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3rd Time is the Charm

By pablitomanifito from Portland, OR on 03/26/2012


Cons:

Accessories Aren't Even Available Yet, Can't Open Raw Files In Lr Yet

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I own (2) Canon 5Ds, owned and sold the Canon 5D MkII (never really liked the camera), and now own the 5D MkIII. I immediately connected with it over the following features: wide ISO range, quick, fast, accurate focusing, and the silent shutter mode - those 3 features make this camera a great purchase for those shooting weddings and events. Turned off ALL the lights in a room and lit just a Bic lighter - I was able to shoot at ISO 25,600 at 1/80th @ f1.6. The file looks great (comparable to the 5D MkII at ISO 6400 or so). If I had the funds, I would be purchasing a 2nd MkIII - very happy with the menu system, overall performance, and ease of use.


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After a week with the 5D Mark III

By Best Exposures from Chicago, IL on 03/26/2012


Cons:

Lens Detached From Body On Its Own

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The camera feels fantastic in your hand, fits like a glove. The 5D Mark II was easy to use, but the Mark III is even easier. There are a few new buttons to get used to, but other than that you will be ready to use this camera right out of the box. The sensor, although only one megapixel greater in resolution than the infamous Mark 2 seems to be light years ahead of its predecessor, which we all know is a huge statement given the Mark 2's reputation. I went for a few walks in the forest preserve and took some shots of the wildlife and scenery. I used a monopod and shot some HDR photos, which I was very impressed with. Usually HDR images look fake, or tacky, but the Mark III lets you control the HDR image, to ensure its not used in a bad way, all in camera! In low light shooting I was told the sensor was two stops better than the Mark 2, but I found it to be a full 3 stops better. Very little noise. The video shooting was fantastic, and the new button setup like th 7D is a great upgrade. I love the audio level indicators on screen. I am glad this camera came out when it did, I feel like my short films will come out better with this new body. The Mark III's capabilities are so fantastic you cant really fully appreciate it from these reviews. You need to head to the store and play with it for 5 minutes. I guarantee you that if you do, you will gladly invest in this camera. And while it may sound like I work for Canon, I don't... I'm a wedding photographer! I am very pleased with this camera - and I am sure you will be too.


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Precise AF Points

By HVargas from Saddle brook, NJ on 03/25/2012


Cons:

Battery Grip Not Available Yet

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Best 5D series ever, fast precise AF points. Beautiful vivid color results, fast respond at 6 FPS Continuous Mode, congratulation Canon.


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Wonderful camera The ...

By mohamed from Undisclosed on 03/25/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Wonderful camera The stunning photography in the Night


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Best Camera Ever

By Liberty from Missouri on 03/23/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Spectacular features, image quality, and technology. From the moment I held this camera in my hands, the design and placement of every button (etc.) made sense. This camera is without a doubt, Canon's best and industry leader in technology and quality. I am blown away by the images I've made with this camera. The focusing and exposure control on this camera is unbelievably superb. For the first time in my 30+ years of being a photographer, my expectations where met above and way beyond. This camera is absolutely worth every penny. I am going to truly enjoy the art of photography again.


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Canon's best to date

By Canon Cop from Oak Lawn, Illinois on 03/21/2012


Pros:

My Dream Camera

Cons:

None Noted

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This is a the long awaited merger of the best points of the 5D mk II and the 7 D, along with some surprise new ideas and technology. For me, this camera could not be better planned or layed out. There is a very slight (but exciting) learning curve coming from a 7 D and 5 D Mk II. For those wondering about the increase I price over the 5 D II, yI believe that you will not regret the investment. This is probably going to be one of, if not the best EOS Canon has ever produced. This is exactily what I was looking for.


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An awesome tool

By Middle age guy from Oregon on 03/21/2012


Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I'll start by saying I only have one day under my belt with the Mark III. I had been a 7D user for the last couple of years and was very happy with the performance of the camera. I'm shooting sports most of the time but have found myself shooting a much broader range of subjects. The 5D mark III seemed to be a perfect transition having an increased frame rate over the Mark II, improved AF system and full frame sensor. I am thoroughly overjoyed with what I am seeing so far. The layout of the controls are straightforward and in the right positions. An easy transition for a 7D user. The build is a bit bulkier in a good way and I feel that it fits my hands better than the 7D. The image quality is really quite phenomenol and cannot wait to see what it can do across a broader range of requirements. The performance at the higher ISO ranges is far superior than my 7D and after after some test shots at 12,800 the proof was in the picture. I cannot wait to get back into a gym where the lighting is typically terrible and see what I can do. I haven't even scratched the surface with what the camera can do but I was so excited about what I have already seen that I needed to get it out. The price was a bit salty for me but I quickly got past it after getting it in my hands and taking some shots. If you're on the fence about taking the plunge, just do it and be happy like I am!


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State if the art, terrific tool 5D III!!!!

By Sheckwel from New York NY on 03/17/2012


Pros:

Smart, Weather-sealed, Fast, Rugged

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

My first DSLR was the canon eos 7D which I loved, appreciated and a very capable tool for advanced and pro in the field. I still love it! Had the 7D when it was released in 2009, around mid 2010 I received a 5D mark ii as a gift from a colleague which i loved the most because the images I was taken with the 5D 2 was sharper, cleaner and crisper because of it s larger sensor (full Frame) usually wider images . My 7d delivers terrific images qualities because I had the right settings and some of the best canon L glasses. The 7D comes body only, I didn't want to take the 28-135mm because I had the possibilities to borrow l glasses from friends specially the 24-105 F4 IS mm and 24-70 F 2.8. I opted for 24-105 F4 IS for longer reach and IS, and it matched fantastically with my full frame 5D ii (it doesn't vignette, wide enough for landscape. My 7D has a small APS C size sensor, the ergonomic is terrific ( almost 1D flagship), the 7d AF is fantastic , has many new features even Pro 1D does not carry .it helped me a lot when I use longer lenses and will get more focal lenses because of the cop factor, all sports and actions I shot with the 7D gave me excellent results. Talking about the 5D II (one of the canon body state of the art) pro photographers and videographers who used the the mark II threw excellent feedbacks about the body !!! The only thing I was imagining on the 5D ii was a better AF ( I was telling people ( Just imagine the 7D AF on the 5D II) When canon announced the 5DII, the specs was so amazing, canon listened the feedback of pro photographers around the globe, specially sharing the canon eos 1D X AF, HDR, multiple exposure, the price of the 5D 3 is a steal IMO. The weather sealing of the 5D 3 has been improved over the 5D 2, it has the same level of the 7D and even better because the 5D 3 weight more than 7D and the 7D weight more than the 5D 2. The rest of the 5D 3 ergonomic comes from the 7D, overall the 5D 3 comes with great improvements from the original 5D, I had the chance to try it, test it and it amazed me a lot. The 5D 2 ISO performance is terrific, but the 5D 3 is much better, low light shooters will enjoy it!!!


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