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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3968 reviews of Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the focus and durability are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but comments about the optics and control panel are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 5D Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Canon EOS 5D Mark III from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the lens and portability. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the shutter and video, while there are some mixed comments about the focus.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 5D Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 815 user reviews of Canon EOS 5D Mark III from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the focus and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, price, image quality, focus

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III field review

 

If you're in the market for a full-frame DSLR, you can't go wrong with Canon's 5D Mark III.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Accessory review

 

Annie Leibovitz, David Lachapelle, and all such other major studio photographers make a living by manipulating light. This can be quite an expensive endeavor, and a financial hurdle that every serious photographer must leap at some point. It also...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (wired.com)

Review: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

 

The 22.3-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III captured some of the cleanest images I've seen from a DSLR when shooting in low light at high...

In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature combines three shots into one image with better exposure. “Silent” shooting mode helps capture stealthy candid portraits. Rank photos in-camera with one to five stars, then carry those ratings over to Adobe...

Only slightly more resolution than four-year-old previous model. Starting price nearly ,000 higher than predecessor. Built-in mic only offers mono sound

Jun, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Lars Rehm with additional material by Andy Westlak (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

 

In 1987 Canon unveiled the EOS 650 to the world. It was the Japanese manufacturer's first 35mm autofocus SLR and the start of the EOS system. With its fully-electronic lens mount, in-lens aperture and focus motors, and reliance on electronic button and...

Good resolution and detail in raw files ; Good color and tonality across the ISO range ; Reliable metering even in difficult contrast situations ; Very responsive and snappy operation, thanks to new Digic 5+ processor ; 6 frames per second continuous...

Destructive noise reduction results in mushy JPEGs, even at base ISO ; Visible sharpening artifacts at default settings ; Heavy-handed noise reduction leads to lack of low-contrast detail at higher ISOs ; Distortion correction not available 'on the fly...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not only a very capable photographic tool in almost all areas, it's also fun and exciting to shoot with. The only downside are the slightly soft and overprocessed out-of-camera JPEGs. This is only visible at pixel-level but...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

 

On the 25th anniversary of its EOS system, Canon finally announced the long-awaited update to its full-frame 5D Mark II dSLR. The 5D Mark III is packed with capabilities for both still and video shooters, but at a much steeper price. As you'd expect,...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers a more streamlined shooting design, significantly updated feature set with more configurability, plus better performance over its predecessor. It maintains its excellent photo and video quality as well.

JPEG photos at low ISO sensitivities don't match the generally excellent level of quality that you can otherwise get out of this camera.

While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III looks a lot like its predecessor on the outside, but offers plenty of improvements under the hood. It's a solid option for advanced shooters with an investment in Canon glass, but doesn't match the rapid-fire shooting...

Compact for a full-frame SLR. 22-megapixel resolution. Large optical viewfinder. Bright, high-res rear LCD. Fast autofocus. 6fps continuous shooting. Excellent high ISO performance. 1080p video recording.

Expensive. Slow focus in Live View and Video modes. No built-in flash. Not compatible with EF-S lenses.

When shooting in Live View or recording video, the camera does support autofocus. It does it in a manner like the Nikon D4—you need to press a button and the camera works to reacquire focus. It's a slow process that involves hunting back and forth...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Preview

 

In March of 1987, Canon introduced the first EOS series SLR, the EOS 650. Now, on the 25th Anniversary, they're launching the successor to the extremely popular and versatile EOS-5D Mark II. Three and a half years in the making... a brand new 22.3...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review

 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III announcement was perhaps the most anticipated camera announcement in history.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIDigital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

With the 5D Mark III, Canon addressed many of the issues that video users complained about with the previous 5D Mark II. The camera is loaded with manual video controls, has a whole slew of different compression and frame rate options, and it has...

Apr, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review

 

Announced just over 3 years since its popular predecessor, the long-awaited and much-rumoured Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera has finally arrived. The EOS 5D Mk II was something of a break-through camera for Canon, bringing 35mm full-frame,...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III builds on the success of its popular predecessor with a series of improvements that add up to a much better all-round camera for stills and video alike. The 61-point auto-focus system in particular is very welcome, along with...

Apr, 2012

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