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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 5D Mark III features a high-resolution 22.3 CMOS ...
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 5D Mark III features a high-resolution 22.3 CMOS sensor and Canon's powerful DIGIC 5+ processor to ensure a lightning fast frame rate of 6 frames per second. A 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.
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... »
NEW Firmware Update
Firmware Update 1.2.3 - 21st October 2013
Canon has released a new firmware update for the Canon 5D Mk III. Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for EOS 5D Mark III cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update.
For more information on what is included and how to download, please visit the Canon website here.
The Key Features
A high performance camera for serious enthusiasts and pros
The perfect all-around camera for shooting both stills and videos
The impressive ISO range makes it perfect for low light shooting
Dedicated movie button
22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor
6 fps continuous shooting
ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity, ext to ISO 50-102,400
Full-HD video with manual control
14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
100% coverage in the viewfinder
Durable Magnesium-alloy construction
8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
In-camera RAW editing
Dual CF and SD memory card slots
Silent shutter - ideal for nature and wedding photography
Lens compatibility: The 5D Mark III DSLR features a full-frame sensor and is only compatible with Canon's EF, Sigma's DG and Tamron's Di lenses. The 5D MK III is not compatible with Sigma's DC, Tamron's Di II or Canon's EF-S lenses.
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.
Canon 5D Mark III Hands-on video
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.
The features in more detail
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.
Canon 5D Mark III Sample Images
The Canon Sample images can be found here on the Canon website.
Video: The EOS 5D Mark III. Creativity, redefined.
Video: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Behind the scenes video shoot
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