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.
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.
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
Conclusion: If you shot in daylight this camera is great. If you shot at night , which is suppose to be this cameras strong point , there is a giant flaw. There is no illuminated focus point in the viewfinder. If you try to shot moving objects in a dark environment you end up with no focus point in the viewfinder. It is like playing darts with the dart board swinging on a rope.
Conclusion: Many features of this camera are a vast improvement over the Mark 2 ie auto focus etc. But the lack of dynamic range is a real problem and more importantly if you need to open up the shadows in post at all you get horrible sensor pattern noise. And the exposer meter is no winner either very easily fooled into under or over exposer.
Pros: good battery life, quiet, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Solid Operation
Conclusion: No tethering in Lightroom No tethering in EOS Utility Seems like most Canon and 3rd Party Software not ready - check the Canon download page to get an idea. Included CD Rom has software that doesn't work with this Camera...yet...when? Shooting the picture is only one aspect of a using a camera - software completes the system and workflow - means this camera cannot yet replace a 5DMKII.
Pros: good battery life, quiet, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Solid Operation, easy to use
Summary: As I've been using this DSLR camera from Canon for past few months till yet I haven't found any issue as such. Its amazing to use. And I'm telling you friends, the video recording is simply superb. Not only this, but also the still images are captured in high quality!!
Summary: After spending two and a half times what my 7D cost I was expecting a vast improvement. As soon as it arrived I took sample shots with the same lens on both cameras and I struggled to see any difference - apart from the massive loss of zoom due to the full frame sensor. Having now used the camera for live shoots I have to say that in good lighting the 5D Mk III is definitely superior, but in low light there's very little difference over the 7D.
Summary: Dpi has nothing to do with image resolution. Dpi is a specification that we input in the file info that is relevant to a printer when a physical copy is to be printed. What matters is "X pixels by Y pixels" when it comes to sharpness of the image. Do this exercise: Open an image in Photoshop, IrfanView and open the image size box; deselect "resample image size". Then change the Resolution to 9 dpi. Make sure that you do not resample the image size.