The “Software Start Guide” is included at the end of this manual.
Introduction The EOS 5D Mark III is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail, full-frame (approx. 36 x 24 mm) CMOS sensor with approx. 22.3 effective megapixels, DIGIC 5+, approx. 100% viewfinder coverage, high-precision and high-speed 61-point AF, approx. 6 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HighDefinition (Full HD) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive to any shooting situation at any time, provides many features for demanding shots, and expands shooting possibilities with system accessories.
Refer to This Manual while Using the Camera to Further Familiarize Yourself with the Camera With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the “Safety Warnings” (p.383, 384) and “Handling Precautions” (p.14, 15).
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Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, play images back and check whether they have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
Copyrights Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.
Memory Cards In this manual, “CF card” refers to CompactFlash cards and “SD card” refers to SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. “Card” refers to all memory cards used to record images or movies. The camera does not come with a card for recording images/movies. Please purchase it separately.
Item Check List Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.
Battery Pack LP-E6
(with body cap)
(with protective cover)
Interface Cable IFC-200U
Wide Strap EW-EOS5DMKIII
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EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)
Battery Charger LC-E6/LC-E6E*
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
Software Instruction Manuals
(1) Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet) (2) Pocket Guide (1)
* Battery Charger LC-E6 or LC-E6E is provided. (The LC-E6E comes with a power cord.) Attach Eyecup Eg to the viewfinder eyepiece. If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, a lens instruction manual may also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.
Software Instruction Manuals The Software Instruction Manuals are included on the CD-ROM as PDF files. See page 396 for instructions to look up information in the Software Instruction Manuals.
Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual <6> <5> <9> <0> 0, 9, 7, 8
: Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the Quick Control Dial. : Indicates the Multi-controller. : Indicates the Setting button. : Indicates that the corresponding function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.
3 : Indicates a function that can be changed by pressing the button and changing the setting.
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: When shown at the upper right of a page, it indicates that the function is available only when the Mode Dial is set to d, s, f, a, or F.