From the first EOS 5D was presented in the world in 2005, the 5D series has been a dynasty of slightly unlikely revolutions. Now I recommend the latest one of this series, The EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 5D was set to be ‘affordable’ full frame for the users, and this EOS 5D Mark III was absolutely on the top with a total upgrade of the major system and a new model of its members. It has been four years after 5D Mark II was in the market; the 5D Mark III has most of the key specs upgraded. With a new 22.3MP full frame CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5+ processor, the latest one provides the ISO range from 100 - 25,600, which is 50 - 102,800 in 5D Mark II. The new 8-channel sensor increased the continuous shooting to 6 ftps, which give the camera a good performance in shooting the fast moving objects. . The Cannon’s top-spec AF sensor, 61 point AF system, is also equipped in Mark III. Also the Mark III inherits the ‘silent’ shutter mode from the 1D-series. Additionally, the Mark III provides the photographers a dual card slots for both CF and SD cards, gives a more choices of the storage cards.
This Canon DSLR has improved its viewfinder to 100% coverage, rather than 98% in 5D Mark II, which can offer 100% coverage of the final image, with no crop, which makes it possible that what you see is what you get.
It is a well-constructed camera, it feels very secure when holding in your hand, Both the control dials and the bottoms are within easy reach of the fingers. As the new version shares the same processors with the 1-series, but it is smaller and lighter than the 1-series, this camera may be a good alternative for those who want high image quality but do not quite need the heavy ones. The same 7.2V, 1800mAh LP-E6 battery is used in Mark III with its predecessor. With a live view shooting, the battery life is about 950 shots or nearly 1 hour and a half movie shooting time. So with a fully charged battery, customers will never have to worry about running out of power. As the new version has no built-in flash light, there is a hotshoe on the pentaprism for external flash units, like the Cannon’s EX series flash units. The power of the new Digic 5+ processor shows in every area of 5D Mark III, The DIGIC 5+ allows the latest versionto shoot in a speed of 6fps. 14-bit A/D conversion, multiple exposure function, in-camera RAW processing and HDR processin are also enabled by the DIGIC 5+. The 61-points AF system inherit from the high-end 1-series, gives it a much higher level of customization than its predecessor. 41 of 61-points are cross-type points and the central five are diagonally sensitive. As Canon improves AF system in 5-series, the new generation has a good performance in even the sports shooting. While Canon is also considered for the amateur who is not so familiar with the exposure control, the camera has bring some AF pre-sets helping customers to deal with different objects. As the 5D Mark II first combined the movie recording function into the DSLRs, the new version can still please the video shooters. The new live view/ movie mode switch, the full manual control in movie mode, an alternative compression modes and sockets for both microphone and headphones to monitor the sound recording, are all just design for accomplish the video shooters’ needs.
There is no doubt that this camera presents good quality in images. The 22MP sensor give it he ability to capture large amount of details. When shooting in JPEG, the camera’s JPEG engine will apply destructive noise reduction which will results in mushy low-contrast detail. At a high ISO, the noise reduction may smooth away a lot detail, which makes the image a little over processing. So at base ISO, like under ISO 1600, shooting in JPEG files will be pleasant, but when the ISO is higher than 6400, raw files may achieve the best results.
The new version is set at a mid-level in DLSR, there is no question it is much more priced than the entry-level DSLRs. But as it is indeed a camera that perform perfect in every aspects, this camera will be an ideal product for studios or some photography enthusiasts to move forward the next level.
Its customers are mostly professional photographers; the comments on the forum are all about the good performance of the camera. No doubt, it is an ideal camera for most of the photographers. Good for: Profession photographer, Photography enthusiasts, travel enthusiast who’s not satisfied with Auto-only photography.
|Auto Focus Points||61||Sensor Size||Full Frame|
|Maximun Shutter Speed||1/8000||Shooting Speed||6fps|
|Maximum ISO||12800||Viewfinder Coverage||100|
|Shoots per battery||950||Build in Flash||No|
|Build in WIFI||No||Video Recording||Yes|
|Articulated LCD Screen||No||Live view mode||Yes|
|Memory Card Slot||2||Microphone||Yes|
|GPS Tagging Capability||No||Environmentally sealed||Yes|
|Weight||950g||Dimensions||152 mm x 116 mm x 76 mm|
|Date First Available||2015-06-25||Country Code||JP|
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