Canon is a company that is known to make many great digital SLR cameras for the professional photographers as well as the amateurs. However, the company has never reached the height of excellence as it has with its 5D series. Right from the beginning of the original 5D series to the upgraded 5D Mark II, the cameras have offered superb quality and performance that have won the well deserved acclamations of the camera lovers globally.
The latest of the series, Canon 5D Mark III has taken birth to even further enhance the overall digital camera experience. With raised resolution of 22.3-megapixels and a whole host of added features the Canon 5D Mark III is a sensation. The camera’s most important feature is the new autofocus system.
The other key additions in the 5D Mark III comprise of a DIGIC 5+ processor that claims to be 17 times more powerful than the DIGIC 4 processor in the 5D II. Also, the 7D's 63-zone dual-layer metering system makes reappearance in the Canon 5D Mark III. The camera also includes a new CMOS sensor with higher sensitivity and an eight-channel readout that offers a 6-frame-per-second frame rate, a 150,000-cycle shutter rating with a new HDR mode. Apart from these it has Full HD, 1080p video at 24, 25, and 30 frames per second, a Quick Control dial that includes touch capability for silent adjustments in video mode, multiple raw image sizes. It sports a 3.2 inch, 1.04M-dot LCD display with 100 percent viewfinder coverage with an adjustable LCD grid and AF overlay among many other features.
The Canon 5D Mark III is really a star performer with superb still and video image quality. It is perfect for both pros and amateurs with its tough built to withstand rough handling, amazing control layout and user-friendly interface. This camera is a great move over its predecessor and is available for around $ 3,000.
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