Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera release met high expectation of enthusiastic photographers and refining their world of professional photography. This masterpiece was grounded from exceptional success of its predecessor, the Canon 5D Mark II that introduced excellent digital experience with its supreme resolution of 21.1 megapixels and impressive quality on its 1080p HD video capture capabilities resulting to sensational video production experience, and now for a review of the Canon5D Mark III DSLR camera.
Both Mark III and Mark II have a striking resemblance on the outside but the Mark III wields major enhancements, the most notable feature that could also be the most important aspect for pros is the high density reticular AF system for hyper accurate focus, again it emulates the same system the impending 1D X uses, this is perfect for still images especially if you illustrate a steady hand and you also get to choose from a variety of presets and modes such as AI Servo, AI Focus and One Shot. However this feature is slow in live view mode.
It is also notable that you might find the Mark III slightly heavier weighing 950g and bigger volume of 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm than the Mark II, but its magnesium alloy body is designed with shutter durability as a longer lasting solution, has a beautiful texture with comfortable firm hand grip, a fortification against moisture and dust particles to give you weather resistance advantage and a convenient cleaning system that has enhanced vibration based dirt elimination. You will find this to be pretty exciting as it ensures remarkable performance despite any weather condition thrown its way.
What’s more is that Mark III bears great handling capabilities since most of the controls are within comfortable reach, a smaller control wheel is located on top of the hand grip available to your left index figure or the large spinning control for the right thumb. The rear control is easy to use and also has a switch change between on and off. You can efficiently apply changes to the settings with your left hand and cross check images with the other hand.
Another handy tool is the intelligent optical viewfinder that has been enhanced to gives 100% field of view, dioptre correction, a magnification of 0.71x and a wide viewing 34.1% angle. The 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD main monitor with an anti reflection multi coating has an awesome resolution of about 1,040,000 dots a smaller monochrome LCD screen.
Mark III features rich and detailed images with high resolution of about 5760 x 3840 pixels thanks to the new 22.3 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor. It has a DIGIC 5+ image processor to ensure high image processing speeds encouraging continuous shooting rate and also initiates accuracy. This processing power maintains incredible clean images even in low light from the wide assortment of ISO setting 100 25600 (L: 50; H1:51200; H2:102400), enables a convenient chromatic aberration benefit and enhance the 14-bit A/D conversions and multi exposure capabilities.
When it comes to video proficiency, this camera supports multiple frame rates, the H.264/MPEG -4 AVC codec, automatic partitioning of large files, manual audio and exposure control when shooting full HD movies. It has an embedded time code long recording time of maximum 30 minutes.
This baby is well accessorized, we have a GPS receiver, dual card slots, HDMI mini out port, inbuilt microphone and headphone ports, Gigabit Ethernet connection, FTP EOS and WFT server utility modes support, dual axis electronic level and 2 LP-E6 batteries support just to list a few.
Powerful processor, awesome still/video image quality, powerful AF system, wide range of configurations, all weather housing, user friendly interface.