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[DPR] Canon EOS 5D Mark III Announced

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http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/02/Canon-5D-Mark-III

New 22.3mp FF sensor, native ISO 25,600 expandable to 102,400 , same 61 point AF system as the EOS-1D X, 6 fps continuous shooting.

For $3500, this thing is a steal. Wow, just...wow.

Full-resolution low light samples:

ISO 3200:
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ISO 6400:
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ISO 12800:
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ISO 25600:
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ISO 51200:
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ISO 102,400:
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post #2 of 13
25,600 ISO? The cameras we use at school stop at 1,600 ISO! redface.gif

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This looks like a great camera, too bad I have no artistic capabilities in terms of photography frown.gif
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I wouldn't say it's a steal, but certainly a nice upgrade. I'd consider moving up from my 5D2 for the AF alone, much less the speed and better high ISO performance.
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post #4 of 13
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I wouldn't say it's a steal, but certainly a nice upgrade. I'd consider moving up from my 5D2 for the AF alone, much less the speed and better high ISO performance.

I'm still using a 5D1 (same AF as the 5D2), and yeah, I know what you mean with the AF...
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I love my Canon 7D! However I'm still in the market for a full-frame dslr and this will make a great purchase however the mkii is still a very worthwhile camera. I wonder how much of a price drop we will see on the last iteration...
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I don't think we'll see much drop right away as the MK III is in a different price bracket.

I would also wait to see more sample shots before I'd call this a steal. Everything Canon has released has been sent through noise reduction.
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I love my Canon 7D! However I'm still in the market for a full-frame dslr and this will make a great purchase however the mkii is still a very worthwhile camera. I wonder how much of a price drop we will see on the last iteration...

If you go from a 7D to a 5D Mk2, you're going to HATE the AF system on the 5D/5D2.
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post #8 of 13
Keep the AF, slash the price to $2799,99, and you'd have a winner.
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very nice! I have a 20D i love it.
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I'm going to hold off until I can get one for like 2600 like the 5d mark 2, the 5d Mark 2 (which is still an awesome camera)
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