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88
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

If you're a pro shooter with a collection of Canon lenses, you'll want to add the full-frame Mark III to your collection, despite its $3,000 price tag. If you're not, that price might give you pause, despite the camera's ability to capture great shots in virtually all lighting conditions, fast and accurate autofocus system, and excellent video quality. The Mark III may be worth the money, but if you're not a pro, you may be better served by a more modest model, like the Rebel T4i, which goes for under $1,000.

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User Reviews

90
feathers
I bought this for the better low light performance but was very pleasantly surprised...read more
100
normcorriveau
Haven't tried video and too early to tell for battery life. Otherwise I love...read more
90
donsullivan
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
DSLR
Lens mount
Canon EF
Resolution (effective)
22.3 megapixels
Sensor size
Full-frame
Memory card
Sd, Cf i
Model
body only

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
22.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Full-frame
ISO modes
Auto iso, 50 iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (61 points) (Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter lag
59 ms
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program
Exposure compensation
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Custom

Other features

Location support
Yes (External module)
PictBridge support
Yes
Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
6 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (No)

Storage

Memory card
Sd, Cf i (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (H264, Mpeg4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes (External)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
950
Model
with 24-105mm lens

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
22.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Full-frame
ISO modes
Auto iso, 50 iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (61 points) (Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter lag
59 ms
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program
Exposure compensation
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Custom

Other features

Location support
Yes (External module)
PictBridge support
Yes
Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
6 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (No)

Storage

Memory card
Sd, Cf i (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (H264, Mpeg4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes (External)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
950
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