Canon has released details of the latest model in the popular EOS 5D series, the EOS 5D Mark III.
The new camera represents a complete redesign of its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark II, and features many of the functions found in the not-yet-released EOS-1D X. The 5D Mark II will remain in Canon’s line-up at a reduced price, allowing the 5D Mark III to be positioned above it, in line with the large number of professional features it provides.
Canon’s new EOS 5D Mark III. (Source: Canon.)
Equipped with a 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DiG!C 5+ image processor, the 5D Mark III provides the same 61-point High Density Reticular AF system and enhanced full HD movie capability as the EOS-1D X. It’s the first EOS camera to support multiple exposures and the first with a built-in HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode.
Photo Review was given a special hands-on preview of the new camera and supplied with comprehensive information and illustrations of many of its features by staff at Canon Australia. This has enabled us to produce a detailed ‘First Look’ at the new camera, which can be accessed here.
In Australia the EOS 5D Mark III will be available through Canon dealers from late March 2012 and will be available in the following kits:
– Body Only (RRP: $4,399)
– Premium Kit, containing the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens (RRP: $5,499)
– Pro Kit, containing the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens (RRP: $6,899)