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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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digitalcameraworld.com
2 July 2014
  • Summary: The Nikon D810 launch might not have had the meteoric impact of its predecessors; it’s more evolution than revolution, after all. But Nikon’s latest high-resolution, high-end DSLR offers some key upgrades that shouldn’t be overlooked. Is this the camera that the D800/E should have been, and how does it shape up against the Canon 5D Mark III? Find out in our latest Canon vs Nikon comparison .
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digitalcameraworld.com
25 January 2014
  • Summary: Which full-frame DSLR from Canon is the best choice for your needs? In their latest guest post the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure weigh the pros and cons of each in their Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs 6D comparison. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D are both full-frame Canon DSLRs which use the same lenses and offer near-identical resolution.
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Overall 10
9.6

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review

Review guidelines
26 August 2013
  • Summary: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III SLR is finally a complete and very powerful. Difficult to find a weak point. After a short period of adaptation becomes an extension of the arm of the photographer. Highly recommended, of course, to those who can afford the considerable expense to purchase, especially when combined with the equally powerful Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM.
  • Pros: Image quality, Completeness and customizability of commands, Silent shutter mode.
  • Cons: Lack of a flasher incorporated, Tendency to underexposure.
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Overall 10
10

Canon 5D Mark III

Imaging Resource
8 January 2013
  • Conclusion: As one of the true superstar digital SLRs retailing for a medium-high starting price, the Canon 5D Mark III deserves close scrutiny, and it's lived up to our expectations. Replete with new features, the Canon 5D Mark III's most important one is its full-frame sensor, whose resolution Canon kept to a conservative 22.3 megapixels.
  • Pros: Very high resolution, Great image quality, Excellent hue accuracy, Superb high ISO performance, Real-time chromatic aberration and corner shading compensation, Exceptional prints up to 30 x 40 inches, ISO 51,200 shots produce a good 4 x 6-inch print, Wider range of bracketing options, Very responsive, fast autofocus, 61 autofocus points, 41 cross-type, AF points cover more of the full-frame image area than past 5D models, Separate wide and tele AF microadjustments, 63...
  • Cons: Very high resolution, Great image quality, Excellent hue accuracy, Superb high ISO performance, Real-time chromatic aberration and corner shading compensation, Exceptional prints up to 30 x 40 inches, ISO 51,200 shots produce a good 4 x 6-inch print, Wider range of bracketing options, Very responsive, fast autofocus, 61 autofocus points, 41 cross-type, AF points cover more of the full-frame image area than past 5D models, Separate wide and tele AF microadjustments, 63...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

thinkdigit.com
4 October 2012
  • Summary: That Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the celebrated successor to the wildly popular 5D Mark II, packing in several significant improvements, new technologies, but only a 22MP sensor. We know that pixel count isn't everything (and we implore that you feel the same) but Canon claims that the sensor employs a design different from its predecessor. Then there is the Digic 5+ chip for processing and a 51-point AF sensor.
  • Pros: Amazing AF system, Good high ISO still and video performance, lighter body with weather sealing, Silent jog dial for uninterrupted audio recording
  • Cons: Quite pricey compared to the camera it replaces and competes with, Noise in video is quite unpleasant (above ISO 8000 in low light)
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Overall 9
9.1
Value for money 8
8.0
Video quality 9
9.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 10
10
Appearance 10
10
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EOS 5D Mk III Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
28 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Fast forward to the 2nd March 2012 and Canon announce the 5D Mk III. With 7 years of history behind this single unit the announcement came on the back of a 25th anniversary for Canon’s first camera in the EOS series, the film-based EOS 650. With such large shoes to fill and great expectations based on two extremely successful models before it, the Canon 5D Mk III had only one direction it could take… Let’s see if it got there..
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Expert Review

Kickstartnews
16 September 2012
  • Excerpt: When Canon released the original 5D full-frame digital SLR, most of the photography world was set back on its heels by the advancement of the state of the art. Though lower in resolution than most APS-C (smaller) sensor cameras today, the trusty 5D, with all its foibles, lousy rear LCD, highly limited autofocus system, comparatively limited dynamic range, lack of automatic ISO functionality and so on, is still very successfully used by hundreds of thousands of delighted...
  • Pros: There is nothing in photography and serious video that the Canon 5D Mark III can't handle. I have personally never liked the physical form factor of the full-size Canon camera bodies, but the 5D Mark III has slight shutter button angle, control button and control surface improvements, and a couple of reposition buttons which now make it feel as natural as the Nikon bodies I prefer. The 5D mark III remains distinctly Canon however. After using the 5D Mark III for a cou...
  • Cons: Early production units of the EOS 5D Mark III gave some early adopters with minor aggravations. On some units, there seemed to be noisier image stabilizer operation with certain IS lenses mounted. On some 5D Mark III units, when the LCD top light was switched on in very dark situations, the displayed exposure value changed, leading to the suspicion that the light from the LCD was leaking into the camera. Canon has addressed everything, changes have been made in manufa...
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

CNET
26 August 2012
  • Summary: While it's not a no-brainer upgrade over the Mark II, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is worth the price premium if better performance and configurability matter to you.
  • Pros: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers a more streamlined shooting design, significantly updated feature set with more configurability, plus better performance over its predecessor. It maintains its excellent photo and video quality as well.
  • Cons: JPEG photos at low ISO sensitivities don't match the generally excellent level of quality that you can otherwise get out of this camera.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Review

Videomaker
15 July 2012
  • Summary: Superb imaging and fleshed out audio control makes the 5D Mark III a worthy successor to the camera that forever changed the landscape of video production.
  • Pros: Manual audio gain control, Headphone jack, Superb low-light performance, 30-minute maximum record time, Improved rolling shutter
  • Cons: No uncompressed video out, Sluggish autofocus in live-view mode
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Expert Review

photo.net
30 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Earlier this week I was invited to attend a meeting with Canon at which Chuck Westfall provided details of the new Canon EOS 5D MkIII that was officially announced today. While I was able to closely examine the camera and several new accessories that were released along with it, the camera was a pre-production model and Canon did not want any images taken with that camera published since it may not have had the final version of the production camera firmware and so it’s...
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