A comprehensive step-by-step guide that includes practical tips on how to get the best from this versatile camera
The Canon EOS 5D Mk III is the latest in a dynasty of full frame DSLRs. The Mk III is a significant advance over its predecessor, the 5D MkII and should tempt many 5D users to upgrade their kit. Fast and flexible, the camera offers superb image and video quality. The effective number of pixels has been increased to 22.3 million. The new sensor, along with Canon's latest DIGIC 5+ processor allows for better noise reduction and the ability to shoot in low light conditions. Viewfinder LCD screen offers superb anti-reflection properties and features a hardened scratch-resistant glass cover. A pull-out reference card gives quick access to the camera's functions. The shutter is rated to 150,000 cycles and incorporates the silent shutter mode used on the 1D-series. Viewfinder coverage is a full 100%, and the 1040k dot, 3:2 aspect ratio 3.2-in. LCD screen offers superb anti-reflection properties and features a hardened scratch-resistant glass cover. The autofocus system has been upgraded from the MkII's nine AF points to a far more versatile 61. This is the first time Canon has installed its top-spec AF sensor into a non-series one camera since the days of film cameras. Movie formats are 1,920 x 1,080 pixels at 30 frames per second, 25fps or 24fps, 1,280 x 720 pixels at 60fps or 50fps, and 640 x 480 pixels, again at 60fps or 50fps, and picture quality is excellent.
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