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Canon 5D Mark III officially announced! Continually updated news and reviews list! is the first shop I found that has the 5D Mark III in stock and available for shipping. Different kits are offered together with bonus items.

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It’s official! The Canon 5DmarkIII has been released!
I will update this post with all the links, reviews and pre-order options I can find (new links are always on top of each category).
So stay tuned and keep reloading this page (but not every 60 seconds, please ;-) )


Lots of in-depth technical information by Canon Professional Network (this is REALLY cool! – click here)

EDIT: according to Canon Japan the 5D3 will be released in late March (click here for Google translation)

Pre-orders options

Sample Images and Videos

RAW files covering the whole ISO range (50-102400) at (click here).

RAW files at ISO 6400 (click here) and ISO 51200 (click here).

Paul Ward Photography(with quick hands-on review): 5D2 vs 5D3 crop at ISO 3200 (click here), 5D3 crop at ISO 6400 (click here), 5D3 crop at ISO 25600 (click here).

dpreview 5D forum 25600 ISO pic

Bert Stephani high ISO pics

DPreview studio sample pics : 50 (Medium, Large, Original), 100 (Medium, Large, Original), 200 (Medium, Large, Original), 400 (Medium, Large, Original), 800 (Medium, Large, Original), 1600 (Medium, Large, Original), 3200 (Medium, Large, Original), 6400 (Medium, Large, Original), 12800 (Medium, Large, Original), 25600 (Medium, Large, Original), 51200 (Medium, Large, Original), 102400 (Medium, Large, Original)

Canon sample image (click the ISO value) at ISO 100 (pic1, pic2, pic3), 800, 6400.
Canon sample movie 1 (click here for high resolution and here for low resolution and here for the making of)
Canon sample movie 2 (click here for high resolution and here for low resolution and here for the making of)
Canon sample movie 3 (click here for high resolution and here for low resolution and here for the making of)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III samples page (click here)


Video noise comparison 5D2 vs 5D3 (youtube)
Technical analysis of the 5D3 noise reduction algorithm (in French) with lots of pics of the 5D3 itself
Bert Stephani review and high ISO pics
Photo Rumors: What’s inside the 5D Mark III

DigitalRevTv hands on video (thanks to einsnull)
DPreview hands on review
ephotozine 5D2 vs 5D3

Philip Bloom


Camera Labs

Engadget hands on
Imaging Resource
EOSHD comprehensive guide
Hands on and sample pics by Jeff Ascough
Bob Atkins
Planet5D on the 600 RX-ET
5d3 shutter sound at 6 fps (short video)
Hands on video
5D3 vs 5D2 vs Nikon D800
Comments and discussion on Planet5D (video)
Think Simpler Should I Upgrade to the 5D Mk III From the 5D Mk II? (ThePhoBlographer).

Hands on videos:

Button controls, weather sealing, shutter mechanism and more tech insights of the EOS 5D Mark III.

Key Features

Read the specification sheet clicking here or a more in depth tech description clicking here.
Base specs are: 22MP full frame CMOS sensor ISO 100-25600 standard, 50-102,800 expanded 6 fps continuous shooting Shutter rated to 150,000 frames 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound via external mic 61 point AF system 63 zone iFCL metering system 100% viewfinder coverage Dual card slots for CF and SD

Press Release

Photoscala (german)
DC Resource
Canon Europe
Focus Numerique

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