Canon announces 5D Mark III

Canon has announced a brand new version of 5D – Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It adds to a range of Canon cameras, and it is full frame.

5D Mark III builds on the previous version of 5D and it offers improved performance, enhanced processing power and higher resolution.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Here are some of the specifics of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III:

  • new 22.3 MP full frame sensor – it provides increased resolution and finer detail for capturing
  • up to 6 fps shooting,
  • 61-point AF system – the same one as used in EOS 1Dx
  • 63-zone metering,
  • enhanced video functions with greater sound control,
  • latest DIGIC 5+ technology.

According to Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe:

“The EOS 5D Mark III represents a big step forward for the EOS 5D series. The EOS 5D Mark II is an exceptional camera and we’ve listened carefully to feedback from its passionate community of users to improve performance in every area. This camera has been designed to meet virtually any creative challenge – it’s faster, more responsive and features the tools to adapt to everything from studio photography to creative videography, while producing results of the highest quality.”

The EOS 5D Mark III gets 61-point wide-area AF system, the same as the flagship EOS-1D X, giving you exceptional sensitivity, precision and speed. One of the most advanced AF systems currently available, it features an impressive 41 cross-type points and five dual cross-type points, with unsurpassed accuracy across the frame. The customisable AF pre-sets introduced in the EOS-1D X are also available, helping the capture of traditionally challenging subjects, and providing additional reliability in ituations where subject movement can be unpredictable.

Some new exciting movie functions include manual exposure control and an enhanced range of high bit-rate video compression options. Variable frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps. You can also check and adjust audio during recording via the camera’s Quick Control screen and a headphone socket enables sound level monitoring both during and after shooting. Enhanced processing power provided by DIGIC 5+ also makes it possible to conveniently trim the length of recorded movies in-camera.

Here in the UK, it is priced at £3000. For more details check the Canon website:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III on Canon website.

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