The internet has been a buzz these past few weeks with Canon rumors galore, all circulating the new Canon 5D Mark III. Well, it’s finally here. The camera looks almost exactly like it’s older brother though a bit of a hybrid between it and the Canon 7D.
So what’s the difference between it and the Mk II? Some decent upgrades but nothing too crazy. The main change is the new DIGIC 5+ full-frame sensor which improves image quality by virtually eradicating the presence of moiré, false colour and other artifacts (I’m sure we’ll be seeing an elaborate and expensive test film to showcase these, and then shortly after a slew of less elaborate and less expensive films). Here’s a handful of notable specs from Canonrumors’ post;
Native ISO 100-25600
Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800)
14-bit DIGIC 5+ processor
36 x 24mm sensor size
Dual Card slots
Improved durability & water/dust resistance
Still uses LP-E6 batteries (yaaaaa!)
File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
HDR Mode with Presets
Up to 6fps continuous shooting (that’s right, it still takes photos).
The 5D is already available to pre-order at a variety of suppliers. B&H has the Body only for $3499 or the kit (with 24-70mm) $4299 and the Mk II kit will see a $1200 drop.
So what do you think? Time to update your 3 year old camera body or are you going to pick up the heavily discounted Mark II?