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Canon - EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only) - Black

Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body: Capture amazing high-resolution photos with this professional-grade Canon DSLR. Don't miss a moment with a high frame rate and image processor for clear fast-action shots.

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5
Outstanding upgrade from the 5D Mark II Posted by: from: dallas, tx on The 5D Mark III is evolutionary more than revolutionary. The biggest upgrade is with the autofocus system. Canon upgraded the 1 cross-type center AF point to a 61 point array which contains 41 cross-type points. Now the AF system is comparable to Canon's professional 1D series. High ISO noise is improved significantly. While the luminance noise has only been improved by approximately 1 stop when evaluating the raw files. the color noise has been improved greatly. As a result, one can apply noise reduction yet maintain fine details. ISO 6400 is the maximum I would use on the Mark II. With the Mark III, ISO 12800 is very usable and 25,600 if properly exposed. The high ISO capabilities is now on par with the Nikon D3s! This is a solid upgrade with fantastic image quality. The only screw up is canon changed how one zooms in and evaluates pictures on the camera. It is not intuitive and usability is decreased from other canon bodies.

57 out of 71 found this review helpful.

5
Wow am I impressed Posted by: from: Astoria NY on My Main reason for purchasing this Mark III was the 61 focal points that they added to this camera . It has a wide variety of focal point settings depending what you are shooting which in the menu itself is pretty detailed even if you were unsure of yourself . They also added a push and turn type of lock on the photo style selector wheel on top . Where if you wear a after market shoulder sling / strap you would find your camera on a different shooting style because of the camera hanging on your side and the mode changing while you were walking . They added some Automatic HDR Features with many settings so you are not limited to the default setting like before .You can produce a wider range in AEB from -3 to +3 . It will even process the images in a finalized Jpeg if you choose to do so . There is a new selector for Pictures and Video on the body which makes from switching from one to another very easy. There is also a new silent mode for the shutter , Which is extremely quiet . I have been out using it as much as I can , I shoot mostly Landscapes , Automotive events and HDR . I haven't yet begun to use all the features this camera has . I am extremely happy with it and would recommend any one who was thinking about it to go ahead and get it , You won't be upset . Its a totally different camera with huge improvements , I love it .

19 out of 19 found this review helpful.

5
Best replacement for MK II till date Posted by: from: Fairfax, VA on One of the best upgrade Canon came up with for it's 5D series enhancing a lot of technical aspects including the enhanced and better 61 AF points. The look and feel of the product is much more presentable with setting buttons spread nicely around the body for a smoother workflow. Although there is no significant increase in the MP as per resolution, which is not really important unless you are blowing up photos for billboard, The ISO performance have been updated due to the new sensor the 5D MK III comes equipped with. However, with all the pros in this upgrade, Canon does have a recall with this product, which they are not officially calling a recall but decided Canon users to bring their already bought bodies to a technician to get it fixed for free. The issue is basically a relatively minor flaw in which light from (or through) the LCD panel can affect the camera’s exposure readings in extremely dark environments causing most of your shots to be underexposed. Personally I have seen this actually effects when using the Tv or Av mode, however, if you are using the camera in M mode you can easily avoid the issue by overexposing your shot by +1/3 stop in dark situations. To learn more on this issues and get proper solution please follow the link below: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e02480538fc7

35 out of 35 found this review helpful.

5
Good camera, good comapny Posted by: from: Las Vegas, NV on The 5D MkIII is one of the flagship cameras from Canon and the build quality is reflected in the status if the company. It is a rugged piece of equipment that can be used without worry of becoming broken by moderate bangs and bumps. It is a metal frame covered in poly-carbonate which stands up to quite the beating. It has two different styles of memory card slots and although I don't use the Compact Flash card slot I have that option if needed. Controls are laid out in a way that make them easy to reach when holding the camera comfortably. They also follow the rest of the Canon line to some degree so finding an item isn't that hard if you are transitioning from an older model or one that is not as advanced. It is a bit pricey but well worth the money if you are serious about photography or would just like some of the fancy features that aren't on some of their other models. Sometimes it's just the users preference and how or what they are taking photos of in their life.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Great camera especially for weddings/landscapes Posted by: from: Lomita, CA on I am very happy with the purchase of this camera. It was an upgrade from a 7D. Main reason for the upgrade was that i wanted a FF camera and most importantly i needed as much help with noise as possible since i seem to get wedding gigs at low lighting churches. This camera has exceeded my expectations. Im very confident i can now shoot in any lighting environment since this camera gets very low noise even at 6400 iso. Obviously you are going to get some noise but it is very easy to clean up. I can now also shoot at higher shutter speeds and freeze the action when need be. and YES YOU CAN put the Eye-Fi ProX2 card and DO NOT need wifi to transfer your pics from the camera to your iphone/ipad. Works flawlessly. I was told you cant from the people that work there but obviously they need more training.

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

5
Great camera, worth the upgrade Posted by: from: Chevy Chase, MD on First let me say I'm a pro-sumer, so I primarily photograph landscapes and architecture with the occasional portrait / macro subject. I finally upgraded from a Canon 40D which I have been using for the last four years and longed for a true full frame camera. I almost bought the 5D Mark II, but after reading the reviews I felt that I could get more out of the refinements that were made in the Mark III. I have been very happy with this purchase and I can tell you that the detail of the pictures I've taken has increased. This camera has a great deal of features and functions, most of which I am learning to incorporate into my photography. It's very helpful when shooting in low light to be able to use the high ISO and not worry about a super grainy picture.

15 out of 17 found this review helpful.

5
Much needed upgrade Posted by: from: Dallas, TX on Upgraded from my 5D Mk II to the Mk III and it was worth the money. I thought of maybe going with the 6D which is about about half of the price, but the advanced AF system made me go all in. Shooting dark wedding receptions made it tough on my MK II so the 61 AF points was the my main deciding factor. The sturdier build and the built in PC Sync port were also things that made me choose it over the 6D as well. The option for a silent shutter was a nice touch too.

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

5
Excellent Camera Posted by: from: on I was looking to upgrade from my trusty rebel t3i of 3 years to a full frame professional dslr. I got into wedding photography and I needed something that would preform well under low light situations because my T3i wasn't cutting it anymore. I oringally planned on getting the 5Dmkii but I read reviews of the autofocus being a problem. That's when I decided to pay a little more for the mkiii and I am glad I did. This camera performs extremely well under low lighting and the autofocus hasn't been an issue. This body paired with the canon 24-70mm 2.8 makes an amazing combo. I wish I made this purchase a lot sooner, if you are a serious photographer, the investment is well worth it.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Best Camera I've ever used! Posted by: from: on As a pro photographer I need my gear to be dependable. Canon does things right and this camera is amazing! That's why I have two of them! They get the job done with impressive results!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Wonderful camera for professionals and enthusiasts Posted by: from: on I actually purchased this 5D mark 3 as my second 5D Mark 3 backup! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer and there are many things about this camera that makes it great! Being a full frame camera, you're able to get super clean images in low light situations. Any working professional or enthusiast who does weddings or portraits will love this camera. www.andrewdophoto.com Pros: Dual card slots for instant backup of your images Advanced auto focus system Built quality Bright viewfinder Clean images at high ISO Cons: Camera came out in 2012 (but it still performs like a champ today! Otherwise I wouldn't of purchased a second one for my business)

5 out of 8 found this review helpful.

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