Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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The EOS 5D Mark III is a 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 High-Definition (Full 
HD) movie shooting.
Before Starting to Shoot, Be Sure to Read the Following
To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the “Safety 
Precautions” (p.389-391) and “Handling Precautions” (p.14-15). Also, 
read this manual carefully to ensure that you use the camera correctly.
Refer to This Manual while Using the Camera to Further 
Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they 
come out. You can then better understand the camera. Be sure to store 
this manual safely, too, so that you can refer to it again when necessary.
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.
Introduction