Saturday, May 5, 2012

2012 canon EOS 5D Mark III review

Canon 5D Mark III review up on the smash success of the Canon 5D Mark  full frame professional camera designed to suit the needs of photographers and videographers across the industry. D800  36mp for $3000. 22mp for $3500. The AF, video, and other incremental upgrades are good enough. I upgraded from the mark ii to the mark iii and much difference in image quality.

The 5D Mark III is expected to ship for $3499 body-only, or with the 24-105mm f/4L lens (same as the 5D Mark II) for $4299.

The 5D was replaced by the Canon 5D Mark III review in the autumn of 2008, with the new model offering nearly double the resolution (21.1MP) a greatly increased ISO range and, for the first time on a full-frame DSLR, the ability to record Full HD video with an external microphone jack also offering stereo sound recording.

Fast forward nearly three and a half years, and we now have the successor to the 5D Mark II – the imaginatively named 5D Mark III. Effective resolution gets a boost too, albeit a fairly conservative one, up to a total of 22.3MP (compared to 21.1MP on the Mark II).

Another major upgrade the Mark III enjoys over its predecessor is its 14-bit DIGIC 5 image processor – the same engine that’s also used in the Canon 1D X. Employing an 8-channel readout and 14-bit A/D conversion, the Mark III is able to shoot at a maximum 6fps – up from 3.9fps on the Mark II.

In terms of high ISO performance, Canon claims that the Mark III offers a 2-stop advantage over the Mark II. In other words, ISO 1600 on the Mark III should produce the same image quality as ISO 400 on the Mark II. While the original 5D didn’t offer any video shooting capabilities the Mark II made history by becoming the first full-frame DSLR to offer 1080p Full HD video recording. Thanks to this (and also to the large number of premium-grade fast Canon lenses) the 5D Mark II has in recent years become the “go-to” model for serious DSLR video enthusiasts and professional-film production houses looking to shoot with a DSLR.

Storage isn’t a problem with the Mark III sporting dual SDHC/XC and UDMA compatible CF card slots.


•    22.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
•    Canon DIGIC 5+ image processor
•    ISO 100 - 25,600 (50 - 102,600 in exp. mode)
•    1080/30p Full HD movie recording
•    New 61-point AF system (41 X-type)

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