Canon 5D MKIII

Canon 5D MKIII

“The EOS 5D Mark III is a full-frame 22.3 MP DSLR with 61-point autofocus and 6fps continuous shooting. Capture high-quality Full HD movies, with manual control over everything from frame rate to audio.”

Features

  • 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor
  • 61-point AF
  • 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
  • Weather sealing
  • 8.11cm (3.2-inch) 1,040,000-dot screen
  • HDR mode
  • Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites

(information taken from the Canon 5D MKIII website)

My Impressions

I have only had the 5D MKIII for a about 6 months but every time I use it I am amazed at the things it does and the way it just does them.  To elaborate a little – I was out doing some night time shooting with a friend who has a Canon 550D, just after the twilight hours had passed and we moved into darkness his camera was unable to confuse without the aid of a powerful torch, but the 5D MKIII had no issue at all.

Another area that has blown me away is the AutoFocus.  Before I purchased the 5D MKIII I was torn between it and the Canon 6D, it was the 61 point AutoFocus taken from the top of the range Canon 1DX that made me find the extra cash for the 5D – and it was worth it!  I mentioned above about low light focusing, but this camera locks on to pretty much anything – sport (my nephews play football – thats soccer to those in the US) and my niece is a dancer.  Never have I had an issue with focus hunting.

Image quality is almost not worth mentioning because as far as I am concerned it is flawless!  Noise is not even an issue up to 6400 and then still totally useable in 12800 range!  (I actually shot like this as a guest at a mate’s wedding for some candid shots and didn’t have a flash gun to hand and the image look amazing!)

I’ll post some more information once I have used it out in the field a bit more – most likely when I get back from my trip to Yosemite National Park in October.

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