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CanonEOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens
 
4.9

(based on 625 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (572)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (466)
  • High ISO performance (424)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (412)
  • Large clear LCD (343)
  • Fast shutter speed (330)

Cons

  • Short battery life (21)
  • Heavy (16)
  • Noisy at high ISO (16)
  • Price (14)
  • Small LCD screen (10)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (372)
  • Low light (352)
  • Family photos (296)
  • Travel (296)
  • Weddings (283)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (159), Photo enthusiast (145), Pro photographer (132), Casual photographer (29), Photography student (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (478), Yes (21)

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

 

Very nice camera!

I don't know where to start, but I will give you the good experiences first. I upgraded from the 70D and am sooooo glad I did. Faster focus, better focus, more focus...Read complete review

I don't know where to start, but I will give you the good experiences first. I upgraded from the 70D and am sooooo glad I did. Faster focus, better focus, more focus points, two card slots ( I record raw to flash and jpeg to SD), 100% view finder, super detailed and clear pics, stronger body construction, and better weather seal. But, I had a major issue arise which I'm sure is not very common at all. While editing a picture, I was zoomed in and noticed a horizontal pixelated line on the picture. I went back and checked all my other photos including the ones shot on other lenses. It was on all the pics that had focus in that area with each lens. So, much to my displeasure, I am in the process of returning the camera right now to get a new one sent to me. I have only had it for 1.5 weeks and only took about 500 pics. If the new one is fine, then I will take my rating higher. If I have another issue, I will be upset. I love canon products and believe that this is a very rare occurrence, but none the less, it has happened to me. I hope to never have to write another review like this.

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5.0

Very nice camera for a great price!

By Casie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

Such a nice camera. It is so easy to use. I did take the Creative Live class on how to use this model. It was very helpful. I like people explaining things to me instead of reading the manual. It gave me some helpful tips on what the camera does that I am actually using. I really love everything about this camera and lens. This was a lens range I did not have yet and I have found it very useful.

 
5.0

Excellent

By Bruno Prado

from Brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

Wonderful professional camera. Now that it´s not the most recent top 5D it´s with a very good price!!

 
5.0

wouldn't mind have 2 of this same camera

By Marilyn

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

love this camera so far what little I've used so far am very pleased with the picture outcome

 
5.0

Blew me away

By Timothy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

I switched from an older brand O. I'm still learning to shoot better, but this is just an amazing camera. Easy to navigate in menu and photos are just awesome. Haven't had a chance to use the video, I have a canon video camera and purchased this for stills. I've had it over a month now and still smile every time I pull it out of the bag.

 
5.0

Like the combination

By Mahallovich

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

Needed a full frame to go with a 7D mark III. Like the 5D for landscape and night shots. Colors are very with this combination.

 
5.0

Excelent camera

By Rodrigo

from Undisclosed

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

Great for low light shooting

 
5.0

Great camera!!!!

By gadget net

from Pittsburgh,PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

Images are super sharp fast autofocus.All around great camera!!!!

 
5.0

I WOULD BUY THIS CAMERA AGAIN IF I HAVE TOO

By RORO AKA DJ RUDY

from IRVINGTON NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

BEST OF THE BEST

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

EOS 5D WITH THE 24-105 F/4 LENS

By REGGIO

from BROOKLYN NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT IT IS A FANTASTIC CAMERA AND LENS COMBINATION. THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS THAT IT GOES THROUGH BATTERIES LIKE A KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER . AN AC ADAPTER IS A MUST FOR THIS CAMERA.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Always had love for the Mark 3.

By Tre

from Hartford, CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

I was first introduced to the Mark 3 in photography school and ever since then I loved shooting with it. You can produce some beautiful work with it if you have any idea of what you're doing! The quality is definitely an improvement and upgrade from the Rebel T3 I was originally shooting with.

 
4.0

Great Camera

By joe

from Undisclosed

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

Love it

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't wait to get this!

By Andy

from St. Paul, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

I previously had a 5D, which I loved, but it sadly fell in a river and never recovered. I shoot a lot of sports so I have two EOS-1 Mark IV's, but I missed that cmos chip and the nice files from it. I was also in need of fresh glass so I opted for the 24-105 mm package dealio. I couldn't be happier! I can shoot 75 percent of my event work with the the 5D III and 24-105 combo. I have rented the 5D s and was very impressed with the detail and huge files but I felt the Mark III offers the file size for day to day work. I also wanted the camera for the low light capabilities which are amazing! I have yet to really test that out other than being able to shoot in an event tent at 8000 asa with no flash. Anyway got for it!

 
5.0

Just plain outstanding!

By TAG

from Watertown ct

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

This camera is the flagship of the full frame dslr's in terms of cost, features and performance. It is the equivalent in picture quality of a 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 vs. a 35mm in the film era....well worth the cost!!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautifully Crafted

By A.M. Daniel

from Brooklyn

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

The 5D Mark III is a beautifully crafted piece of camera gear. It is big, not huge, so it is also a commitment you have to make if you plan to carry it around all day. The menu is extensive but easy to handle, especially when you use the two different wheels for navigation. The lens is super crisp and the many autofocus points ensure that you'll get the focus you need. I am still getting comfortable with the camera but if feels really good in my hands. My last camera was a Canon 50D so it is definitely the same family just more to it. Having the ability to set a much higher ISO than before is a big plus. Overall, I am very happy with the camera and 24-105mm lens and am looking forward to years of enjoyment.

 
5.0

I Love it!!!

By kostyaexodus

from Philadelphia, PA

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
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

    Conan 5 D Mark III its the best one!!!!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Doesn't get much better!

    By Greg Z

    from Las Vegas, NV

    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 Clear LCD
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

      I've used the 5D III several times in the past, so I was eager to get my hands on one of my own. It did not disappoint! And purchasing through B&H was an easy process. I've had the camera for about 2 weeks and have already used it (successfully) on a professional shoot. Photo quality is top-notch.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Sweet!

      By JP

      from Denver CO

      Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

      Upgraded to this from a 70D. Not an apples to apples comparison by any stretch, but I couldn't be happier.

      (15 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Very nice camera!

      By Jason

      from New Iberia, Louisiana

      Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

      I don't know where to start, but I will give you the good experiences first. I upgraded from the 70D and am sooooo glad I did. Faster focus, better focus, more focus points, two card slots ( I record raw to flash and jpeg to SD), 100% view finder, super detailed and clear pics, stronger body construction, and better weather seal. But, I had a major issue arise which I'm sure is not very common at all. While editing a picture, I was zoomed in and noticed a horizontal pixelated line on the picture. I went back and checked all my other photos including the ones shot on other lenses. It was on all the pics that had focus in that area with each lens. So, much to my displeasure, I am in the process of returning the camera right now to get a new one sent to me. I have only had it for 1.5 weeks and only took about 500 pics. If the new one is fine, then I will take my rating higher. If I have another issue, I will be upset. I love canon products and believe that this is a very rare occurrence, but none the less, it has happened to me. I hope to never have to write another review like this.

       
      5.0

      Fabulous

      By GPR

      from Chicago, il

      Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

      My first ff! What a difference from apsc. This camera really easily out does my nex7. Lot easier to get controlled shots. Thank you canon.

       
      5.0

      very good

      By Yuanchao

      from Chicago

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with 24-105mm Lens:

      very good price

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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