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Canon EOS Mark iii vs Mark iii

leonardtrubia
Apprentice

What is the difference between Canon 5D EOS Mark iii and 5D Mark iii.

Just not sure if EOS is a lesser camera (professional?)

Thanks 

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shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

Canon only made one 5D MK III...  you can call it whatever you like, but there is only one.

 

 

5D MK III

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
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ebiggs1
Legend

"Just not sure if EOS is a lesser camera (professional?)"

 

The 5 series and the 5D Mk III are all extremely nice and capable semi-pro cameras. The correct naming is EOS 5D Mark III.  EOS stands for Electro-Optical System. In the 5 series line up there is the 5D, 5D Mk II, 5D Mk III and 5D Mk IV.  There is no 5D Mk I but some mistakenly call the 5D that.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"Just not sure if EOS is a lesser camera (professional?)"

 

The 5 series and the 5D Mk III are all extremely nice and capable semi-pro cameras. The correct naming is EOS 5D Mark III.  EOS stands for Electro-Optical System. In the 5 series line up there is the 5D, 5D Mk II, 5D Mk III and 5D Mk IV.  There is no 5D Mk I but some mistakenly call the 5D that.


There's actually a double meaning to the term. In addition to the acronym Ernie cites, In Greek mythology "Eos" is the goddess of the dawn. I think Canon is aware of that, as I've seen a Canon video in which the narrator pronounced it "EE-awss" rather than spelling it out.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

kvbarkley
VIP

EOS is a generic name for Canon DSLR's. All Canon DSLR's are EOS cameras.

Waddizzle
Legend

@leonardtrubia wrote:

What is the difference between Canon 5D EOS Mark iii and 5D Mark iii.

Just not sure if EOS is a lesser camera (professional?)

Thanks 


In normal use, both descriptions,  with or without "EOS", would apply to the same camera model.

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