Canon has announced the long anticipated Canon 5D MKIII. The camera features a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) . A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, using Canon’s  DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps.  Canon’s has also included their advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode.

 

Features

  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.2″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 61-Point High Density AF
  • Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
  • Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
  • Up to 6.0 FPS Continuous Mode
  • Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction

 

Video Capabilities

Video recording is supported in multiple formats, including 1080/30p, 24p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p; 480/60p, 50p. So as you can see we still don’t have 1080p/60p. A strange omission. However, Canon 5DMKIII now has a 4GB automatic file partition is employed in order to gain longer continuous recording times, up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.  Teh codecs supported are i-frame and IPB compressions are supported and the standard H.264/MPEG -4 AVC codec. Canon also allows for  embedding the time code  for greater convenience when recording with multiple cameras. The DIGIC 5+ processor also dramatically improves video response times and helps to reduce color artifacts, aberrations, and moiré.

 

 

 

The Price tag for the Canon 5DMKIII is set at $3499.00 US for the body.

From this feature set it seem like a evolutionary upgrade and not a drastic one. Until I get my hands on one it’s hard to say for sure. However,  from what has been announced I will be hanging on to my Canon 5DMKII for now. Is this everything you wanted in the new Canon 5D MKIII? What do you think? Are you going to pick up one?

 

 

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