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Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Features Supercharged Focusing

Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Canon 5D Mark III DSLR

Canon has finally released it's highly anticipated EOD 5D Mark III SLR camera.

Most notably, this full-frame model has been supercharged with vastly improved focusing capabilities. The Mark II, which was first released four years ago, had only nine focal points. The Mark III has a 61-point autofocusing system with 41 cross-type sensors.

While the focusing system matches that of the higher-end 1D, the 5D has about half the ability for high-speed continuous shooting (6 fps) and half the range for light sensitivity (50 to 102,400 ISO).

The 5D has a 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, just over 4 megapixels more than the 1D.

The 5D line, which has become increasingly popular for videography, focused on improving audio features with the Mark III, which is equipped with a built-in headphone jack and in-body audio level control.

Other notable features include the multiple exposure mode, which is also pulled from the 1D X; HDR mode; and a 3.2-inch LCD screen.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR sells in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $3,499 or with a EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens for $4,299.

Additional Info

  • Company: Canon
  • Company Phone #: 800-385-2155