Late last night Canon officially unveiled the EOS 5D Mark III. This powerhouse of a camera rocks a 22-megapixel sensor and is capable of expanding its ISO up to 102,400 for ultra low light shots, though if memory serves correct you’ll lose not only picture quality but resolution. Nevertheless, Canon has spared no options with their latest DSLR.
61-point autofocus all but ensures crystal clear photos with no redos, perfect for weddings and extreme sports (one in the same) where timing is of the utmost importance. A 63 zone metering system provides accurate light and color readings even while you snap up to 6.0 fps. Rounding the 5D Mark III’s capturing abilities is full 1080p HD video that can record up to a maximum of 30 minutes in one take. And all that footage can be saved to either an SD or CF card thanks to the dual slot design.
Tough as nails is probably an understatment, as the 5D Mark III’s body is crafted from a Magnesium-alloy and a shutter that has been tested for 150,000 cycles. Not last and definitely not least is a 3.2-inch 170 degree viewable LCD screen with a 1,040,000 dot VGA resolution and an reflection resistant coating. All of this is rounded out by Canon’s best in class DIGIC 5+ image processor.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III will go on sale this March for $3,499 sans lens.