Canon 5D Mark III User Manual (en)

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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 High-
Definition (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).
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