One of the most anticipated cameras of 2012 has officially been announced – Canon’s 5D Mark III.
Key Changes from the 5D Mark II – 1,040,000-dot 3.2-inch rear LCD, Digic 5+ processor, 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, 61-Point High Density Reticular autofocus with 41 cross-types (all of which are borrowed from the 1D X), dual memory card slots (SD and CompactFlash) an extended ISO range of 50 to 102,400 (100 to 25,600, natively), Viewfinder with 100 percent coverage (previously 98% coverage), and a maximum 6 FPS burst speed.
Key changes on the video side – it can capture h.264 footage at HD resolutions up to 1080 at 24/25/30p or 720 at 50/60p, with an effective ISO range of 100-128,000, stereo mic input for the microphone of your choice and a headphone jack for real time audio monitoring, first in this class of DSLR!
Available later this month – if you want one before summer you should order now – it is very likely that demand will outstrip inventory for at least the next 6 months.
Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite $629
Note that the 5D Mark II will remain in production and has now dropped in price
This is still an excellent camera and a really good value for those looking to get into full frame.
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