IMPORTANT RULES FOR THIS THREAD !
- THIS THREAD IS ABOUT CANON 5D MARK III
- IF YOU MUST COMPARE 5D3 WITH ANY OTHER BRAND THEN YOU ARE WELCOME TO START A NEW THREAD IN GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY TALK- IF YOU MUST FIND THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY/PREORDER THEN POST A THREAD OR READ THREADS IN MARKETWATCH - THAT FORUM IS JUST THERE FOR THAT PURPOSE
For the moderators.
It's finally official! Let the fun begin.
Here's the official announcement:
If you're new to this thread, I'm continuing to update it in chronological order as additional information becomes available.
Update: The link I posted is getting hammered, so I'll post the specs that are being announced on Canon's Asia site:
(more to come as the site comes back up to life)
22.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
Delight in images of extraordinary beauty and clarity which only a full-frame sensor can provide.
New DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor
Expect fast processing, superb tonal gradation and color reproduction from Canon’s most advanced processor to date.
Class-leading ISO Performance
Seize creative opportunities in any light with extended ISO coverage from 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400).
High Precision 61-point Autofocus
Stay focused with the high-speed, high-precision 61-point AF system that also excels in low light.
Quick-fire 6 fps Shooting
Capture split-second action at 22.3 megapixels with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6 frames per second.
iFCL 63-zone Metering Sensor
Get perfect exposure with the iFCL 63-zone dual layer metering sensor that analyses focus, colour and luminance.
Enhanced Full HD Movie Recording
Expand your creativity with improved quality Full HD (1080p) movie recording and finer image control.
Enjoy reliability in any environment with a rugged dust-proof and water-resistant construction.
Shoot more accurately with a refined viewfinder that offers 100% coverage and a 0.71x magnification ratio.
3.2″ Clear View LCD II
See your photos in detail on the large 3.2″ Clear View LCD II with 1.04 million dot resolution.
Dual Memory Card Slots
Enjoy versatile use with dual CompactFlash and SD Card slots.
New Lenses & Accessories
Broaden the capabilities of your EOS 5D Mark III with a wide array of the latest accessories to complete your DSLR experience.
Next update: It's up on Canon USA'a website too.
Full Brochures and Manuals:
DP Review Hands-on Preview and Video:
And last, but not least...
Canon's Official Press Release: