Excerpt: Excellent quality, but don't like it with larger zoom lenses. Found it hard to get a good balance when using with Canon 70-200 L or the 28-300 L series lenses. I use the 1DX as my main camera and although it is heavier, it is much better with big glass. The 5D III would be much better suited when paired with a 16-35 or 24-70 for example.
Conclusion: I must preface my review with the fact that I am not a professional photographer, I do not earn a living with my camera. I have a 7D, and have been waiting for a 7D MK II to appear--if Canon Rumors are to be believed--but in a moment of weakness I allowed the local photo shop to convince me that even if it was produced, it would not equal the 5D MK III.
Excerpt: I use this product for mostly fashion photography and trying to understand the video aspect of it. Great things about this camera are I tend to get either a hit or miss photo. So when you nail the proper angle and exposure; it really is stunning. The things that are not that great about this camera is the video is not that sharp. At least on a canon 24-70mm 2.8ii, 70-200mm 2.8ii, and 50/85mm 1.8. Not much of a difference in footage from the rebel series.
Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Conclusion: I wish Canon would produce a camera without all the video features. It would be nice to purchase a camera that just takes pictures. Leave out all the video stuff that goes unused and give the photographer, "the photographer" something they can benefit from. How about a dedicated mirror lockup button. Include a voice memo function like the 1D series. Better low light focus accuracy. Include a focus assist light on the pro cameras. Wifi on the pro cameras.
Excerpt: Fantastic images, but Having freeze up problems.. I own a MARKII and never had any problems. Mark III has locked up a dozen times during shoots and I've only had this camera a week. Web search indicates this does happen with MARKIII and appears to be related to SD card use. Also, TERRIBLY slow performance on writes to the SD card.. I'm ALWAYS waiting on the camera to finish writing to the card. FYI.. the SD card was one of the freebies from Adorama.. 32 GB SANDISK.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I shoot weddings professionally. I use a journalistic style where I need to respond to a shot quickly. Lots of useful new features. Focus seems to work better from a technical standpoint. To me, they are also holding back on some featurs so they will always be able to come out with something new on the next model. This I understand. What I don't understand is going backwards with features. The ability to see a highly visible focus point PRIOR to focus lock is gone.
Pros: Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
Conclusion: First off I have to say this camera takes amazing still photographs, the autofocus system works really well. I'm amazed at the quality of the stills from 5D3. I purchased the kit version with the included 24-105mm F4.0/L USM IS lens. I've read so many reviews of this camera and thought it would be a great performer with HD video as well based on what I read, for me the HD video was a downer the quality is very soft and does not look sharp even on the fantastic LCD screen...
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, Quick Start-up time, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, excellent still image quality