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£160 Cashback. The long-awaited Canon 5D Mark III follows on from the highly specified Canon 5D Mark II but with the addition of a few new, much needed enhancements. The 5D Mark III is aimed at the semi-pro and professional level photographers who desire a lightweight, weather-proof construction, outstanding image quality and impressive levels of speed. The Canon 5D Mark III features a high-resolution 22.3 CMOS sensor and Canon’s latest powerful DIGIC 5+ processor to ensure a lightning fast frame rate of 6 frames per second. A newly developed 61-point AF system (41 cross-types) and an impressive expandable ISO range from 50-102,400 ensures both static and fast moving subjects can be captured, even in dimly lit environments. Not only is it capable of producing exceptional stills, the Canon 5D Mark III can also record Full HD 1080p movies, offering full manual control and stereo sound, and the 3.5mm mic socket and headphone socket allows audio monitoring while recording. More
November 2012 - I am a full time professional wedding photographer. I shoot with a combination of cameras, notably the Fuji X-Pro1 and the 5D range of cameras from Canon. The 5D2 was the first full frame body I owned and I ended up working my way through three of them. So, when the 5D3 was announced I was really quite excited about it. Read Kevin's review of the Canon 5D MK III... »
March 2012 - "Today, after three years of rumour and speculation Canon has officially announced the Canon 5D Mark III. Building on the 5D Mark II the new camera (we’re told it’s not going to replace the mark II), the 5D Mark III closes the gap between the 5D and 1D series cameras...Read More »
Without the Canon 600EX-RT flashgun (or E3-RT Transmitter) installed on the camera you can’t wirelessly control another flash. To control a slave from the 5D Mark III, or any other EOS camera for that matter, you will need a master of some sort on the hot shoe (either a 600EX-RT or a ST-E3). Full support of the 600EX with the 5D MK III means that you get full control of the flash using the LCD. And full support of AF assist – the 600EX has support for all the focus points of the 5D MK III. The 5D MK III does not feature a built-in flash.
We caught up with David Parry on the Canon Stand at Focus 2012 to find out a little more on the new Canon 5D Mark III.
Full-frame 22.3-megapixel sensor
Capture high-quality images that are full of detail with a 22.3 megapixel CMOS sensorand DIGIC 5+ image processor. Colours are bright but natural, and fine detail is preserved even in dark shadow areas and bright highlights.
High-quality performance, even in low light
The EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb picture quality whatever the lighting conditions. Keep shooting hand-held even after the sun goes down, thanks to an ISO 100– 25,600 sensitivity range (extendable from ISO 50 - 102,400).
61-point wide-area autofocus
Focus quickly and accurately, even on offcentre subjects, with a 61 point wide-areaautofocus system. 41 cross-type points(five of which are extra sensitive double crosstype) ensure highly accurate tracking of moving objects.
High-speed continuous shooting
Keep up with the action at 6 frames per second, recording up to 16,270 continuous JPEG images to a UDMA mode 7 card in a single burst.
With the new Creative Photo button you have quick and easy access to HDR image creation, Multiple Exposure and 7 pre-set Picture Styles with the ability to create 3 more user defined styles.
Full-HD video with manual control
Enjoy high quality Full HD video at 1080p resolution. Use manual controls and Canon’s comprehensive EF Lens range to achieve cinematic visual effects.
Great quality sound
Give your video footage the soundtrack it deserves. The EOS 5D Mark III records digital stereo sound at 48KHz and offers manual control over audio level. A standard 3.5mm mic socket enables the use of thirdparty microphones; a headphone socket permits audio monitoring while recording.
In-camera editing functions
Begin your digital editing workflow before you arrive back home. Rate your images on a scale of one to five and compare two images simultaneously on screen. Use in-camera Raw processing to explore creative possibilities – such as black & white conversion and retrospective white balance.
Built to go anywhere
A magnesium chassis provides strength and durability without adding weight. Weather sealing offers protection against dust and moisture.
The Canon Sample images can be found here on the Canon website.
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By The Dig
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body:
22MP is really all you need unless you do billboards all the time!Useful new features, (haven't played with in camera HDR yet).Undoubtedly does the job but having a 1D III, and not deep enough pockets for a 1DX, I would have preferred 1D body type with "proper" batteries and it's superior weatherproofing. Had to get the battery grip which part resolves the power issue and gives portrait controls "back". Understand, though, that this combination makes it the identical weight of a 1D which won't suit everyone.Overall an outstanding piece of kit but for rough weather and high frame rate need, (& knocking in tent pegs), my 1D III will still be in the bag.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Great for both stills and video..
I love my 5D mark iii
I find the 5D mark iii fantastic for theatre performance photography.It's ability to record in low light is particularly impressive.I also like the dual card slots for memory.
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Lovely upgrade from the 7D, full frame is great, fully utilise those L series EF lenses.Love the focus options.Dual card is nice. Even in camera HDR!
from Banchory, Scotland
Replacing an aging Canon D60 which always struggled with focus speed and low light performance; the 5D is a breath of fresh air.All of the controls are readily accessible and the menu driven controls through the LCD are intuitive and easy to read. Even the full automatic modes are very well set up- but can seduce you into using them too much.Possibly a little to expensive for a low use amateur like myself, however I am delighted with what I have bought.Works fantastically with the 70 -200mm IS2.8 L IS lens I bought to go with it. Great combination!
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Upgrade is worth every penny!
By Creative capture- weddings
About Me Pro Photographer
I was happy with my Canon 5D Mark ii until i got this camera! The focusing system is amazing! With the canon 5D ii, i just didn't trust AI servo it struggled to keep up with even slow moving subjects so i never used it. This the 5D iii never misses in AI servo mode i can't rate it enough!Image quality is great even at high ISO's but i wouldn't say it was miles better than the 5D ii which was already really good.My photography partner still has the 5D ii and at a recent virtually no light event, he had to manual focus...in the dark! Whilst my 5D iii coped really well on auto focus! One thing that no one ever seems to talk about in reviews is the auto ISO in manual mode. On the Canon 5D ii it was all but useless only going up to 400 ISO...no good to anyone! However i find it quite useful at times with the 5D iii. I like to work in manual at all times, however sometimes it is nice to give up and let the camera decide and for me that is never the shutter speed or aperture. The only one small down side to this feature is that you can't adjust the exposure compensation as you can do with semi auto modes. So in practice you still have no choice whether to under or over expose whilst using the auto ISO in manual, to me that is slightly daft. Lets hope that next upgrade takes this on board, then it would be the perfect little feature!
By john at sunset
from sutton coldfield
Great for wildlife in low light situations. Brilliant for landscapes, particularly with built in HDR capability.The most exiting piece of new kit I have ever bought.
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butterfly at six mile reserve
Glad I finally weakened and brought one
By Terry f2.8
from Newmarket Suffolk
I looked at this camera for ages before I finally took the plunge, probably if I'm honest because of the initial outlay but I have to say now I've got it I think it's really impressive, easy to use and navigate. Now I wonder why it took me so long, certainly enthused my desire to achieve.To date I don't have any con's
So far so good
Seems to be performing well in its first few months out on the road. I'm enjoying the sharpness of the images and as a DSLR video Pro I'm loving the headphones socket.
The 5D Mark III is without doubt a significant upgrade from the Mark II. I have been shooting with a Mark II and a 7D for a few years and the Mark III is a massive improvement in all the key areas - namely - image quality, high ISO performance, auto focus and metering. It also has many small improvements - larger screen, dual card slots, 6fps, faster processing, improved weather sealing and 100% view finder coverage. These all add up to a truly outstanding camera. For wedding photography and photojournalism the 5D Mark III is an absolute must.
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Included Accessories: Eyecup Eg, Wide strap EW-EOS EOS 5D Mark III, Interface cable IFC-200U, Stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST, Battery Pack LP-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Instruction book, Warranty card
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