Canon Announces The 5D Mark III

Canon Fans Rejoice, the answer to Nikons D4 and D800/E has finally emerged in the form of the new 5D Mark III. Canon is still working a new version of the 1D for the upper crust of photographers but the 5D has always been the most widely used camera in the full frame sensor family. The word on price is high, it’s going to be the $3500 US for body alone, more for the lens kit landing at a staggering $4500. This is no ordinary lens either, it’s a new L series the canon EF 24-70mm L 2 USM. This lens is going to be launched side by side with the new Mark III, so this means if you want this lens alone your going to have to wait a bit longer or buy the new 5D with the kit. Added The SPECS after the Break

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Unsurpassed Image Quality

  • 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • DiG!C 5+ Image Processor
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
  • Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)

 

High Performance Operation

  • 61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
  • 6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
  • 3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
  • Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles

 

High end features

  • Silent & low vibration modes
  • Dual card slots (CF & SD)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Comparative Playback function
  • Improved durability & water and dust resistance

 

  • Megapixels – 22MP
  • Sensor Size – 36 x 24mm
  • ISO/Sensitivity – 100 – 25600
  • Autofocus Points – 61 points
  • LCD Size – 3.2″
  • Liveview – Yes
  • Viewfinder – Optical TTL
  • Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting Speed – 6 fps
  • Self Timer – 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Metering – Centre-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial
  • Video Resolution – Full HD 1080
  • Memory Type – Compact Flash
  • Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)

 

  • Battery – LP-E6
  • Battery Type – Lithium-ion
  • Charger – Includes Li-Ion Charger
  • File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
  • Dimensions – 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Box Contents – Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+

Learn more about the Camera at Engadget HERE

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