There isn’t much surprise left. What rumors had all along had been mostly true, including the MSRP of $3499. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III certainly carries significant improvements over its predecessor in almost all aspects. The question is if it offers enough for existing users of Canon EOS 5D Mark II users to upgrade or compete against the Nikon D800.
- 22.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- New DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor
- Class-leading ISO Performance 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400).
- High Precision 61-point Autofocus
- Quick-fire 6 fps Shooting
- iFCL 63-zone Metering Sensor
- Enhanced Full HD Movie Recording: 1080P at 24, 25 and 30fps. High quality intraframe (All-I) compression.
- Weather-resistant Construction
- Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% coverage and a 0.71x magnification ratio
- 3.2″ Clear View LCD II with 1.04 million dot resolution
- Dual Memory Card Slots: CompactFlash and SD Card slots.
- DPReview hands-on preview and video
- Canon USA press release
- Engadget hands-on
- Rob Galbraith Digital Photography Insights
- Official sample images and videos
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is expected to ship around the end of March 2012 for MSRP of US$3499 in the US. A kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is also available for $4299.
Please follow this link to pre-order your Canon EOS 5D Mark III.