Canon started the journey with its flagship DSLR model 5D in 2005. Still, now it is one of the most demanding DSLR all over the world. 5D series is Professional photographers, experts, movie makers who choose this model for making a quality video. It has come up with 5D mark II, 5D Mark III, Mark IV, and also 5D SR. Among them, the most favorite model is Mark IV and 5D SR. But here we are trying to give an overall review on 5D mark III.
Canon 5D Mark III is a full-frame DSLR like other 5D series. After 5D mark II, mark III arrived on the market and brought another level of joy to the photography enthusiasts. It has 1.2 MP more than the previous model mark II. Canon wholly upgraded and updated this model to its predecessor, 5D mark II. Moreover, this flagship model of Canon designed for creating high resolution, noise-reducing, perfectly detailed pictures as much as it can. 61-AF system offers you a wide angle of AF no matter what the situation is. The DIGIC 5+ image processor gives you a faster image processing, with addition to a more significant noise reduction.
The ISO performance on the 5D Mark III is incredible. You can expand ISO from 100 – 25600 to 50-1-2800, and the noise control is brilliantly optimized through the processor. The multiple exposure mode offers four different compositing methods (additive, average, bright, and dark) for proper exposure and composition. The new HDR settings will help you to produce more sharpen and detailed images by merging three images of varying exposure.
There are also many features added into this Mark III. Such as In-camera RAW processing and JPEG resize (for faster conversion of RAW to JPEG files without any quality deduction); Comparative playback (this mode enabled you to playback two images at a time side by side); trimming function; silent shooting and lot more.
For improving handling with additional controls, Canon has offered wireless file transfers, GPS receiver, and Battery Grip. You can add a Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A, which has a built-in gigabit ethernet connection, which allows you to transfer your images to any smart devices instantly.
Canon 5d mark III Special Features:
|Type||Full Frame DSLR|
|Sensor Type||CMOS sensor|
|Sensor Size||36x24mm full frame|
|Lens Mount||EF lenses|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 5+|
|Image Resolution||5760 x 3840|
|Screen Size||3.2” LCD|
|Screen Resolution||1040k LCD dots|
|ISO||100-25600 (expanded to 50 – 102800)|
|Shutter||1/8000 – 30 sec|
|Exposure Compensation||Multiple Exposure (+/- 5 EV)|
|Metering||Evaluative; Center-weighted; Partial and spot metering|
|White Balance||Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Tungsten light; Flash; Custom; Color Temperature|
|AF-Type||Auto and Manual|
|AF-points||61 AF- points with 41 cross type|
|Focus Type||Auto and Manual|
|Focus Mode||One-shot; Al servo; Al Focus; Live-view; Manual|
|Video Resolution||1080p @30fps video recording with manual control|
|Video Type||MOV; H.264|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0; Video output; mini-HDMI out|
|Wi-Fi with NFC||Yes|
|Memory Slot||Dual memory card slots (1 CF and 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC)|
|Battery||Li-ion LP-E6 (1800 mAh)|
|Battery Life||950 approx.|
|Weight||860 gm (body only)|
Pros and Cons:
Canon 5D Mark III is something that can hardly be defeated. It is one of the most successful models and widely sold out all over the world. Improving all over the features in this camera means nothing less to you when you use it. From handling to using it, the feel, the sound, and the performance surely overwhelming your photography moment.
The main thing we care about photography and the picture is how it comes at last when it is printed on paper, or it is shown on the big display. So, the 5D Mark III is capable of making you satisfied in almost every points of view in photography aspects.