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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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We've given the 5D Mark III a grade of A.
This product is ranked
7th of 68 in Over 16 Megapixels Digital Cameras
3rd of 59 in Canon Digital Cameras
6th of 15 in Professional dSLR

Editor's Review

The highly-anticipated successor to the 5D Mark II has finally arrived, and the changes are more of an evolution rather than revolution. The 5D's AF system has finally been upgraded to the 1DX's 61-point grid, and there are now more video controls for you indie videographers. Unlike Nikon's 36-megapixel D800, Canon has chosen to optimize high-ISO sensitivity rather than boost resolution. The 22-megapixel sensor remains about the same as the 5D II's 21, a sacrifice that pays off with cleaner files at ISO 6400 and up. This is great for the wedding photographers and photojournalists out there who demand low-light performance, yet studio and landscape photographers will probably be eyeing the D800. There has been some grumbling about the price, a full $1000 more than the 5D II's initial asking, but that autofocus system looks to be a real winner.

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  • 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Digic V+ Processor with 14-bit A/D conversion
  • ISO settings 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
  • New 61-Point AF
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates(continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds)
  • 6 fps continuous burst
  • Manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal
  • 3.2-inch LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection
  • Magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance
  • Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Reviews

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

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Lately, Canon has been ramping up the specifications across its mid and high-end models by adding features like GPS and WiFi. These better specifications differentiate the upper models from lower-end cameras, but mean that they also have a higher price tag. With so many features you can find and so many models available, it's always in your best interest to do your research and read Canon digital camera reviews and ratings. Experts recommend reading reviews from users like you to find out if a specific model is right for you.

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