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

B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Everything You Want to Know about the new Canon 5D Mark III

[from the Canon press release] EDIT: check also my continuously updated 5D3 information page (click here) with samples, reviews, pre-orders etc.

Creativity, redefined – Canon unleashes the EOS 5D Mark III

London, UK, 2nd March 2012 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its world-famous EOS range with the launch of the new EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the performance of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed, greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for both stills and Full HD movies – providing unparalleled artistic freedom for the most demanding photographers.  

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EOS 5D Mark 3 Full Spec List?

Published on CR:

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

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

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

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

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Adorama fullfilling all G1X back orders starting from today

I just got an email by Adorama saying they are fulfilling all Canon G1 X back orders starting by today (click here for preorder). They have also a limited number on stock. Hurry up!

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here). Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA. The G1 X is now too (check these offers with the necessary awareness).

Canon 18-45mm f3.5-5.6 Lens for Mirrorless Camera

The Japanese blog Egami (click here for Google Translation) found a patent by Canon for a 18-45mm f3.5-5.6 lens for APS-C-sized sensors that should fit on mirrorless cameras.

Does that mean that Canon will not deliver a mirrorless system camera or does it mean Canon will soon deliver a true mirrorless system cam?? Is the G1 X Canon’s only answer to the growing mirrorless phenomenon? Let’s hope not!

Some specs:

  • spherical aberration ~0.1mm
  • astigmatism < 0.2
  • wide-angle distortion < 11%
  • chromatic aberration ~0.6μm
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