Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR - To Launch Soon | Rumor 2

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2011 was certainly not an easy year for high-tech companies in Asia. First came the earthquake/tsunami in Northern Japan which destroyed much of the public infrastructure last March. Then flood water inundated much of Thailand, a major manufacturing point in South East Asia, for over a month. While tragic, both episodes might have played a part in expediting new product launch, including the much talked about Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR. Aside from our "doctored image" of the purported camera above, the jury is still out on the camera's exact specifications. Some media outlets have mentioned an image sensor similar to the upcoming flagship, Canon EOS-1D X, with the new DIGIC 5 image processor. Others stated the increase in AF points to around 19, though not as much as the 7D and EOS-1D X. One hotly debated feature, also the newest rumor, is the addition of eye control auto-focus, whereby the camera tracks the movement of your eye to determine its focus point. But the most talked about issue regarding the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is its release date. Instead of waiting till September 2012 for the Photokina trade show in Germany, unnamed sources have said a launch date as early as March or April of this year. A bit improbable since Canon is launching EOS-1D X around the same time. But giving the extraordinary occurrences in 2011, a simultaneous releases of flagship products is quite possible. via: Canon Rumors

- 28 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Achieved by introducing new technologies such as low-noise photodiode
- Sensor Size - 36.0 x 24.0 mm 1.0x
- Wide low-noise ISO sensitivity ISO100 ~ 12800 (extension L: 50, H1: 25600, H2: 51200, H3: 102400)
- DIGIC5 Image Processor
- GPS Tag
- 98 percent of the viewfinder field of view, magnification 0.71 times. With the electronic level
- A high-speed AF system. Double Cross Centre, Cross assists 19 points 26 points. 5 AF point selection mode, types of automatic. Advanced AI Servo AF
- 63-segment metering. 1920 x 1080 30/25/24 frame Video
- Crop video feature. 10X SD, HD four times, three times in full HD.
- Eye-Control Auto Focus