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EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens
 
4.9

(based on 550 reviews)

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    (41)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (423)
  • High ISO performance (383)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (372)
  • Large clear LCD (312)
  • Fast shutter speed (301)

Cons

  • Short battery life (18)
  • Heavy (14)
  • Price (14)
  • Noisy at high ISO (13)
  • Small LCD screen (8)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (336)
  • Low light (322)
  • Family photos (267)
  • Travel (267)
  • Sports/action (252)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (145), Photo enthusiast (132), Pro photographer (117), Casual photographer (27), Photography student (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (435), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

excellent for birding & low-light shots

I expected the 5D Mark III to produce outstanding images. But I didn't expect the shutter to be that quiet. And I wasn't ready for how well it performs when the light is...Read complete review

I expected the 5D Mark III to produce outstanding images. But I didn't expect the shutter to be that quiet. And I wasn't ready for how well it performs when the light is dim. That gee-whiz focusing system works even when it's too dark for me to focus manually.

On a whim, I tried some portrait shots using nothing but candlelight. The image below was shot at ISO 12,800, F/4 and 1/45th second without a tripod. I couldn't see well enough to be sure about focus. But every shot was spot on. And noise wasn't evident at all.

For those of us who like to shoot bird pictures, that low-noise high-ISO performance translates directly to speed. The bird picture below is a cliff swallow. He catches flying bugs over the lake. Then he zooms into dark shadows under a bridge. He came in about 20 feet from me traveling upwards of 30mph. With a 300mm, f2.8 lens, the Mark III puts 61 focusing points on the problem -- including 5 double cross points. ...wish I could tell you that I got the bird every time, but I didn't. Any time I got him in the viewfinder for even a quarter-second, though, my success rate was good. In this picture you can see the grasshopper in his mouth. The legs and one antenna are discernable. Those large out-of-focus elements behind the bird are overhead water pipes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

paperweight

As a lifelong Canon shooter (Rebel XT, 40D, 7D, S45, S95) I finally took the bait with the 5D MK III and 24-105 kit. The camera lasted less than 100...Read complete review

As a lifelong Canon shooter (Rebel XT, 40D, 7D, S45, S95) I finally took the bait with the 5D MK III and 24-105 kit. The camera lasted less than 100 shots before dying. No autofocus, no shutter release at all. More bizarre is when I turned the camera off, the LCD stayed on.Using OEM Canon battery and Sandisk CF cards. No error code displayed, but online search reveals many Error 80 codes with the MK III.Now I get to see how good B&H customer service is. Thankfully, I kept the 7D, which has worked flawlessly for nearly 3 years. 5D MK III going back until Canon shows it can produce a $[$]full frame camera that lasts more than 100 clicks.

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5.0

Just Buy This Camera do Yourself a favor

By Justin-Carlo

from MONTCLAIR NJ

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

I take pictures and videos and the quality is amazing. Just no swivel LCD and pricey

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5.0

Great Camera, Great Lens

By MAS

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

      This is an upgrade from my T2i. I was surprised how easily I could begin shooting and adapt to the configuration of the Mark iii immediately. Straight forward set-up, yet has features that will take me years to grow with and learn. Excellent shots even with low light, high iso situations. The noise is more than acceptable at settings that would have blown out my T2i. A super nice lens for only a few hundred more than the body alone..expensive, but well worth the price tag.

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      5.0

      Best Purchase to date

      By Decierdo

      from Santa Monica, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

        I'm a basic film maker and this camera was highly recommended to my by other professionals. It is a simple as I need it to be and can be as complex as I could ever need it to be as well. Absolutely love this camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Where to start

        By Jim

        from NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Frame
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

          I have had this Camera for about 3 weeks. I have used it about 22 times on short trips. It is a wonderful camera. I have owned the Canon 3Ti for about 2.5 years and thought it was time to take the plunge. It took a LONG time for me to do this, but believe me it was worth it. I will be going out tonight for 6 of July shoot using the bulb setting for the fireworks. I expect no issues. I have not tried the HDR yet but that will be next week.
          I plug for B&H, they did a price match and did as always an excellent job. I have been buying local and from B&H for over 3 years and have NEVER had an issue. You don't like it, call them up and send it back, if it is not working, send it back and they will make it right. You can't go wrong. Happy Shopping,

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          5.0

          Very Nice for Photo and Video

          By Gregg Gregg

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

            Not much to complain about - great photos and really good video. When I save uncompressed video directly to an external recorder the quality is amazing. ISO could have a higher range but I'm not complaining.

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            5.0

            Great camera - surprisingly nice lens

            By Chitown Bill

            from Chicago

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

              If you're looking at this camera you don't need another review to tell you it's something special. What's surprising is that the "kit" lens is a darn nice all-purpose "L" series zoom. If I'm taking one lens, this is it.

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              5.0

              I love it

              By svetkooo

              from Norwey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                Amazing camera,have everithing what I need.Perfect video,perfect pictures.I love how quiet and fast is this mashine!I will strongly recommended it to everyone!

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                An incredible camera at a great price.

                By Dive Leader

                from San Francisco

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Underwater
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                  This is my first digital SLR since I stopped at an old Fuji film SLR 15 years ago, and been using high-end point/shoot cameras. I do a lot of underwater photography and this camera will end up being my workhorse.

                  I'm still learning all the incredible capabilities this camera has. Outside of Canon's flagship 1DX, this is the camera to have. The full-frame sensor, build quality, and the deep, rich photographs are top notch.

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding full frame IQ

                  By Biff

                  from Littleton CO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent IQ
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • High ISO Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                    Upgraded to the 5D Mark111 from a Nikon D600 after having sensor issues. I am very glad I did! I shoot mainly landscapes and this combo is very hard to beat for the price. Exceptional still image quality under all lighting conditions. Highly recommend if you can afford it!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great camera, but pricey

                    By Discoverer

                    from Washington Metro

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • High ISO Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                      Love the options, nice to have HDR and multiple exposures built-into the camera. AF is fast and accurate. On the downside, it's quite heavy to carry around especially if you add a medium/large lens. Also, I miss the articulated screen I had in the 60D. So far, I'm enjoy the functionality and amazing technology.

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                      5.0

                      Great Camera

                      By Daveypav

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                        The Mark III is definitely an upgrade from the Mark II. The 61 auto focus points are great as well as the ability to shoot video in 60p. The most noticeable upgrade is its ability to shoot in low light situations with long exposures and there being minimal noise in the image. The sensor is amazing.

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                        5.0

                        One Solid Piece of Equipment

                        By Alex

                        from Detroit, MI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Price

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                        Finally upgraded and switched back from using Nikon for the last few years (I hadn't acquired too many lenses thus getting locked in to the platform).

                        Using this camera is a breeze and I'm constantly blow away by the quality of the photos.

                        Word of Warning: If you shoot RAW, you're gonna need some big SD/CF cards and some extra HD space.

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By skroll

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Noisy At High ISO

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                        Enough has already been said about how great this camera is.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Even more than hoped for

                        By CameronCamera

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                        This is my first full frame camera, and while I certainly have a lot of long hours ahead with the manual, I'm already able to pick up and shoot unbelievable images. Very excited for the years of good use I'll get from this cam.

                        One warning for the inexperienced - this lens/camera combo is HEAVY. And quite conspicuous.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Would buy other Canon Products

                        By Wetsu

                        from Abilene, Kansas

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Solidly Built

                        Cons

                        • Cost

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                        I mainly use this product for photograph so the fact that it can record movies is not needed. The perfect camera for me would be the EOS 5D Mark III with out the movie option.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Love this camera

                        By brnord

                        from Duluth, MN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • High ISO Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                          Coming from a 5D and a 5DII, the 5DIII feels so liberating...it is such a great feeling to no longer be confined to the center AF point for fast lenses, low light or AI Servo focusing.

                          IQ is what I expected but the AF is the real gem of this camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Kit

                          By PlainJane

                          from Hollywood, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                            Perfect basic pro camera kit!

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                            5.0

                            Great Investment!

                            By Joe

                            from MA

                            Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                            Great camera! A bit of a learning curve but it's all good after a little time with the manual.

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                            5.0

                            Top of the food chain

                            By The Dank King

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                              Use this with MagicLatern, best IQ and huge dynamic range, LOVE this thing to death, giant full frame sensor gives u pin point focusing and the camera is durable and well built as expected of canon.

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                              5.0

                              Best purchase ever

                              By Tedwca

                              from Elk Grove, CA

                              Comments about EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF Lens:

                              I was torn between the 5D mk III and the 6D. It came down to the autofocus and I wanted pro level autofocus and the 5D delivers. I am so happy I went with it instead of the 6D. I photograph a lot of kids and it has yet to miss focus.

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