Sunday, March 04, 2012
Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR review – 'extremely positive'
First reviews of Canon’s new EOS 5D Mark III SLR digital camera are very favourable.
Dpreview’s review of a pre-production model is now on the site and says: “We've not really had our hands on a 5D Mark III long enough to do much more than scratch the surface of what it can do, but first impressions are extremely positive.”
According to the website, the new camera does address the Mark II’s autofocus problems and has an array of changes equivalent to the upgrade from the 50D to the impressive 7D.
The important question is: “Will the 5D Mark III's 22MP offer enough in comparison to the Nikon D800's 36MP to prevent users switching brands? Canon appears to be confident that its users don't really need extra pixels anymore.”
I tend to agree with Canon here, although more pixels gives more scope for cropping. There again, if you have to chop 14MP out of your pictures perhaps you shouldn’t be using such top-notch cameras in the first place!
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor
6 fps continuous shooting
ISO 100–25,600 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 102,400
Full-HD video with manual control
14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
DPREVIEW HANDS-ON REVIEW OF THE CANON EOS 5D MARK III
CANON UK SITE