gGadget > Canon® 5D Mark III Release and Review – Page 3
Like its 5D Mark II predecessor, the Canon 5D Mark III can record videos in 1080p Full HD at 30 frames per second. This means the camera can record videos that are just as good in quality as the videos a professional video records. Since many DLSRs and even smartphones can record video in 1080p HD, this isn’t necessarily too impressive. However, that’s not to say that the Canon 5D Mark III disappoints when it comes to recording movies. And its ability to shoot movies that last up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds is impressive in comparison to the maximum length of individual videos that other top cameras and smartphones allow for.
The Canon 5D Mark III has a large, 3.2 inch screen that has a resolution of 1,040k dots. So, the camera has a very high resolution screen. This screen makes it easier to view images you’ve taken accurately on the camera and get a good idea of how detailed or clear those images are. The 5D Mark III comes with the popular Live View feature, which allows users to view their photographical subjects and what they’re recording on video right from the camera’s screen. The Live View feature is enhanced by the camera’s large, high resolution screen.
For a DLSR with a full-frame sensor, the Canon 5D Mark III isn’t too large or heavy. Its body is 152x116x76 mm in size, and it’s only three inches thick. It weighs 950 g, which may seem like a lot to some users. However, the rubberized non-slip grips on the camera make it less likely that you’ll drop it due to its weight. Overall, the 5D Mark III is attractive, sleek, and simple. It looks a lot like the 5D Mark II, and it would be easy to mistake the two cameras for each other if you only glanced at them. The 5D Mark III’s body is weather-sealed. So, its safe to take the camera outside and get some shots while its drizzling, which is ideal if you’re a photographer who doesn’t want to be limited in any way by the weather.
Now that you know about some of the Canon 5D Mark III’s major specs and features, you might want to know more about how well the camera takes pictures. Keep reading on the next page to find out more.