Canon 5DMKIII is here - Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III: 22.3 MP full-frame sensor, 6 fps, 102,400 max ISO, 1080/30p HD, $3,500 (video)

by JamesNYCMarch 2. 2012 00:32

The long awaited Canon 5D MKIII is here in the form of a 22.3 MP full-frame sensor, 6 fps, 102,400 max ISO, 1080/30p HD, for the somewhat reasonable price of $3,500

 

 

New features:

  • Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds), selectable "All i-frame" or IPB compressions, embedded time-code, manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal.
  • Outstanding shooting performance: up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting using a UDMA CF card.
  • Magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display with approximately 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 34.1°, and 0.71x magnification.
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi-coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand creative possibilities.
  • Improved handling with the addition of new customizable controls, enhanced recording options with Dual Card Slots for CF and SD cards, Dual Axis Electronic Level, and compatibility with optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter and GPS Receiver.


Video Features.
• The video resolution is Full HD (1920x1080), and the video format is the same H.264
The recording buffer is now extended from 12 minutes to 29 minutes, 59 seconds.
• There is now a 3.5mm headphone jack for live audio monitoring and a Wind Filter. as well as the expected ports: USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, and Wireless.

 

Read the full details at the Canon site here

 

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