Canon Announces 5D Mark III

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It seems like forever since Canon released the game changing 5D Mark II , yet Canon have finally announced the 5D Mark III and were excited!

The 5D Mark II has been a great camera for us and has complemented our video camcorders very well. Most of the footage used in our cinematic wedding highlights comes from this camera, due to its film-like quality, size, portability and adaptability ( lenses and mounting options) your able to achieve a variety of great shots very quickly with the Mark II.

Things have moved forward since with many manufacturers offering HD movie recording offerings from their DSLR cameras. It has also pushed manufacturers like Panasonic and Sony bring us more film-like camcorders such as the F3, AF101 and Canon themselves have given us the slightly pricey but awesome C300.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III will ship in late March. It will have exciting new video features such as the 1D X 61 point focusing system, new compressions, better noise reduction, longer recording times and the all important new headphone jack with audio control! It will also have dual slots to record to either compact Flash Type I/UDMA and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. The largest improvement over the 5D Mark II will be the increased speed and power that are made possible by the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. This will enhance the 5D Mark III’s video functions by improving response times and reducing , aberrations and colour artefacts.

We will certainly be trying it out for weddings in 2012.

Some 5D Mark III video footage from Canon

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