Canon EOS 5D Mark III review
Canon EOS 5D Mark III is one of the best DSLR on the market right now. After Canon EOS 5D Mark II it was very much expected that Canon brings a new DSLR and it eventually happened in 2012. It was announced on 2nd March 2012 and after that, it becomes the biggest hit of the Year.
Canon EOS 5D and its major specifications:
- It is a full frame DSLR (1.0x Crop Factor)
- Sensor Size – CMOS 36 x 24 mm
Mark III is one of the best DSLR on the market right
- It has a 22.3-megapixel sensor
- DIGIC 5+ image processor
- Maximum ISO is 25600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 50-102400)
- Bit Depth 14-Bit
- All new 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type AF points and 5 dual cross-type points.
- Continuous Shooting speed – 6 fps
- 63 zone metering system
- 100% Viewfinder coverage
- Larger 3.2” LCD with 920,000 dots
- Dual Card Slot – One CF card with full UDMA support, and one SD (including SDHC and SDXC cards)
- Weather Sealed.
The ultimate Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark III is one of the world’s best DSLR. You can get smooth, crisp and colorful images with this camera in any kind of light. This DSLR gives you very smooth and clear images in higher ISO. ISO 1600 will not be any problem for this camera and ISO 3200 or 6400 gives you clearer images than you anticipate! So if you want some beautiful I clear images at the low light this camera is for you!!
Talking about its autofocus, its Autofocusing system is almost identical to Canon 1dx. This 6pointsnt autofocusing system will make your job easier when you will try to focus some moving subject. Shooting Sports or birds has never been easier, thanks to its intelligent auto-focusing system. You have three modes of autofocus as most of the Canon cameras have 01.One Shot 02.AI servo 03.AI focus. I have tested this camera with my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens and focusing speed was very consistent and fast. I can say it was better than any camera that I used before. Tasted this camera with other lenses also and most of the time it’s very fast and accurate. Even with the cheapest lenses, you will get decent results. So if you are worried about autofocus, don’t be, Canon EOS 5D MK III is here to save your day.
Talking about Canon EOS 5D Mark III build quality you can easily say it’s sturdy and durable. If you are an amateur photographer and now you’re trying to get into something serious, you will want a camera that will serve you for longer in harsh conditions. Yes Canon EOS 5D Mark III is perfectly designed to overcome situations that professionals handle. The magnesium alloy body is weather sealed and new rubber on the body will give you better grip than 5D MK II. Also, there are lots of buttons to give you easy access to the camera. So as per build quality and ergonomic it is 10/10.
Talking about its screen, it is now a little bigger. Most of the displays these days are 3 inches, but it looks bigger and better with its 3.2-inch display which is very sharp. Contrast, color and viewing angles are also very good as it is very important to the photographers to have a good quality screen with natural colors.
Another thing that is very helpful in Canon 5D Mark III is dual memory card slot. You can use 1 CF card and 1 SD/SDXC card as per your choice. You can also use two slots at the same time to have a backup of your photos or can use the 2nd card only if the first card is full, so you have options to choose to your liking.
In case of metering, it’s far more superior to Canon 5D Mark III. You will get perfect exposure most of the time so I don’t need to worry much about having a perfect result. So as a photographer thing will be much easier for you.
Photos in standard settings look better than most of the cameras. Colors are much more natural and skin tone is even. Auto White balance works better than previous models and the yellowish cast is gone now. So you don’t need to fix white balance constantly to get the perfect photo. The camera will do this for you.
Ultimate LENS: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
As I am a wedding photographer this lens is a must for me. If you want the best output from your Canon 5D Mark III you must buy some good quality lenses. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM costs about $2,000 and it is one of the sharpest lens available in the market. If you are just getting serious about photography or want to take photos of your friends and family you must have this 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Trust me, you will never regret buying this amazing lens.
So compared to Canon 5D Mark II this is a big update and there is no side that Canon left untouched.
Its 61 point Auto-focusing system, beautiful low light photos, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, a bigger display, dual card slot everything makes it a perfect update. So don’t wait for long if you want to update your camera or buy a new one!