gGadget > Canon® 5D Mark III Release and Review
The first batch of Canon 5D Mark III cameras shipped yesterday. If you pre-ordered early, you should be receiving your new DLSR soon. If you pre-order now, you’ll have to wait until the next batch of 5D Mark IIIs is released. Right now, Canon is only releasing limited amounts of the camera in installments, based on when people pre-order. It will probably be a month or two before the 5D Mark III is officially released and pre-ordering won’t be necessary anymore.
In case you don’t know, the Canon 5D Mark III is the successor to the Canon 5D Mark II. The 5D Mark III’s predecessor, the 5D Mark II, was the first DLSR with 1080p Full HD video capture capabilities. In many ways, the Canon 5D Mark III is an updated, even more impressive version of the 5D Mark II. The 5D Mark III is a cut above its Mark II predecessor in several, minor ways and in a few significant ways too. For instance, the Canon 5D Mark III completely blows the 5D Mark II out of the water when it comes to ISO speed capabilities. The 5D Mark III is the first DLSR to successfully reach the ISO speed of 102400 ISO. This is significant because the 5D Mark III is able to capture clearer images in darker settings than any other DLSR on the market.
Canon officially announced the 5D Mark III on March 2, 2012, which was the 25th anniversary of the date the Canon EOS 650, the first camera in the EOS line, was announced. Interestingly, the Canon EOS 650 was announced on Canon’s 50th anniversary. Like many companies, Canon does seem to be interested in releasing its products on dates that hold special meaning for the company. With each release in the EOS line of cameras, Canon seems determined to outdo themselves. Just as the EOS 650 wowed photographers with its autofocus ability, so does the 5D Mark III wow photographers with its ability to take clear pictures in the dark.
The EOS 5D Mark III is Canon’s latest and greatest camera yet. And the quality of the 5D Mark III shouldn’t surprise photographers who have been using the EOS line of cameras since the 650 hit store shelves in the 80s. EOS fans know that Canon is committed to releasing EOS cameras that are ahead of the curve, innovative, and that provide an overall highly enjoyable photography experience.
Now that you have some background information on the new Canon 5D Mark III, you’re probably ready to learn more about its specs. On the next page of our review, we’ll highlight some of its most notable features and specifications.