As expected, Canon has officially announced its new digital SLR camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The camera is improved version of its discontinued-camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It delivers superb image quality that brings the latest features for EOS cameras.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III boasts a 22MP full-frame CMOS sensor (36 x 24 mm). For image processing, new camera is using a DIGIC 5+ high-performance processor and a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System.
Canon DSLR camera packs optical viewfinder, Compact Flash and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots, a 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD screen, USB 2.0 and Mini HDMI ports.
Other feature is shutter speed range of 1/8000-30 seconds, sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 (expandable to ISO 102,400). The maximum photo resolution to capture is 5760 x 3840 pixels and able to six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed. For video recording, Canon EOS 5D Mark III can produce video of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 24fps/25fps/30fps, while 720p format (1280 x 720 pixels) with up to 60fps.
Coming with a durable magnesium alloy casing, new EOS 5D Mark III camera is repels dust and dirt particles that bring a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit with a fluorine coating (Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System).
Dimensions of Canon EOS 5D Mark III are 152 x 116 x 76 mm and weight 950 grams (with battery).
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera will arrive in late March 2012 and price of $3,499 (body-only) or $4,299 complete with a Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces the Highly Anticipated EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with DIGIC 5+, 61-point AF