Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera unveiled, specs and price revealed (Photo)

By on Mar 2, 2012 in Camera, Technology, United States Comments

Updated: August 29, 2012 7:00 p.m.

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Canon USA unveiled on Friday, March 02, 2012, its latest model called the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera, as shown in the photo below, revealing also its specs and price availability; which is a follow up to their EOS 5D Mark II.



Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera
Image Credit: USA.Canon.com

According to a press release by Canon USA on its official website that day, the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera introduction coincided with the 25th anniversary celebration of its world-renowned EOS System, which made its debut back in March 1987.

“We are extremely excited to announce the highly anticipated follow-up to our EOS 5D Mark II, a camera which has been called a ‘game-changer’ in most professional photography and videography circles.” Canon USA Imaging Technologies and Communications Group EVP and General Manager Yuichi Ishizuka was quoted at USA.Canon.com.

“The EOS 5D Mark III will carry on that tradition, delivering better and more advanced features, helping our customers achieve excellent image quality for stills and video.” Ishizuka added.

As noted in the report, the EOS 5D Mark III promises to deliver superb image quality via a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor and a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor.

In addition, the new Canon digital camera sports a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed, as well as enhanced video features for professionals in the fields of cinematography, television production, among others.

The EOS 5D Mark III also has video capture options of 1080p Full HD video at 24p (23.976), 25p, and 30p (29.97) fps; 720p HD recording at 60 (59.94) and 50 fps; and SD recording at 30 (29.97) and 25 fps, with the complete specifications provided at USA.Canon.com.

Meanwhile, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera is slated to be in US stores by the end of March, which has an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 for the body-only configuration and an estimated retail price of $4,299.00 as kit with an EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens.



Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera
Image Credit: USA.Canon.com


Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera
Image Credit: USA.Canon.com


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