Friday, March 2, 2012

Announced: Canon EOS-5D Mark III

Finally! After months and months of speculation, Canon has finally revealed the new EOS-5D Mark III. We are briskly taking pre-orders at the current estimated retail of $3,799 for the body. We will likely receive final pricing on the body and the new accessories early next week and I will update this posting then. Contact us if you'd like to leave a deposit for this awesome new camera! It is slated to start shipping at the end of March.

There are some excellent previews on the new camera and I will link to them, but in brief think of the 5D Mark III as a 5D Mark II with an all-new 22MP low-noise full-frame sensor, in a beefed up EOS-7D body, with the EOS-1DX's AF and video capabilities thrown in for good measure. That isn't quite accurate but will give you a good overview. In other words, significantly improved image quality, especially at high ISO, although not a significant boost in megapixels. In short, the overall package looks very appealing and I will report on it more down the road. For now here are some links...

In addition, some new accessories were announced, including the Speedlite 600EX-RT and the corresponding Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, both operate using a radio wireless system and not optical, as with the previous flashes and transmitters. A new hot-shoe mounted GPS unit was also announced, the GP-E2. Some more images after the link...

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