CANON EOS 5D MARK III REVIEW
CANON EOS 5D MARK III REVIEW
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CANON EOS 5D MARK III REVIEW

Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a great camera for passionate photographers. Although, it’s a bit pricey but it is definitely worth it. Its results are impressive.

There is a lot of detail in raw and JPEG images. Colour and exposure are also very good. Image and video quality are excellent. If you want a full-frame DSLR, then Canon EOS 5D Mark III is one of the best options.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • Full-frame CMOS sensor, 22.3MP
  • Shutter rated to 150,000 frames
  • 1080p video recording
  • 61 point AF system
  • 100% viewfinder coverage
  • 3.2-inch screen, 1,040,000 dots
  • Dual card slots for CF and SD
  • 63 zone iFCL metering system
  • ISO 100-25600 standard, 50-102,800 expanded
CANON EOS 5D MARK III REVIEW

Canon EOS 5D Mark III’s sensor only has 1.2MP more effective pixels than Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Its effective pixels are even more than Canon EOS-1D X. However, Canon EOS-1D X has two DIGIC 5+ processors, unlike 5D Mark III which has only one.

CANON EOS 5D MARK II VS MARK III:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III isn’t much different from Mark II. However, there are a few significant improvements. Like, it has a live view/movie switch on the rear to speed up the movie activation. It also has a headphone socket for monitoring the stereo audio.

Before Mark III, Canon didn’t have a DSLR with in-camera HDR recording. But the Canon EOS 5D Mark III can record and merge three shots to produce a higher dynamic range image. Mark III has two card ports. One is for compact flash and the other is for SD format cards.

IMAGE QUALITY:

Even in low light, Mark III can produce pretty amazing images. Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers a high level of detail in both raw and JPEG files. But when the sensitivity is pushed to ISO25-600, its quality starts to dip.

Mark III has the best white balance system. The images look natural and they retain the atmosphere of the shooting conditions in the automatic setting.

Other than the Standard picture style there are other options including Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait, Faithful, and Landscape.

VIDEO QUALITY:

Canon EOS 5D Mark III has many video enhancements as compared to Mark II. If you compare the footage of Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 5D Mark III, then there is a noticeable difference in the noise and dynamic range.

Even when panning quickly, Mark III produced clean frames without drops. It is also a good improvement.

HANDLING:

Despite of a few key differences, the body of 5D Mark III is not that different from the body of Mark II. The finger grip feels secure in your grasp.

Moreover, the contours of the front and back make it comfortable to hold. The live view/video switch is within the reach of the thumb. There are some new buttons, also. The screen provides a clear view even when it is outside in bright sunlight.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Excellent HDR mode
  • Detailed raw and JPG files
  • High-quality images
  • Low noise
  • Dual SD and CF card slots
  • Good battery life

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • Built-in microphone only monaural
  • Soft video output with a less dynamic range than stills
  • No built-in AF illuminator
  • Complicated AF system
  • Pricey