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Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Preliminary Technical Specs

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While we all hold our breaths collectively for Canon's official announcement of its EOS 3D Mark III digital SLR, the Internet been abuzz with first images and technical specifications. Packaged in a streamlined form factor, much like the Canon EOS 7D, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III bears only minor changes with the exception of a single button for video recording, something videographers have requested for years. Most of the improvements take place on the camera's innards, with a new 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor, DiGIC 5+ Image Processor, a 61-point AF system, plus more. With its competition slowly claiming the number one spot in the marketplace, Canon hopes this new mid-tier flagship will help it regain its dominance. More images and information to come soon... via: CR

Unsurpassed Image Quality

22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
DiGIC 5+ Image Processor
ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)

High Performance Operation
61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles

High End Features

Silent & low vibration modes
Dual card slots (CF & SD)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
Multiple Exposures
Comparative Playback function
Improved durability & water and dust resistance

Available Colors Black
Megapixels 22MP
Sensor Size 36 x 24mm
ISO/Sensitivity 100 25600
Autofocus Points 61 points
Lens Mount Canon
LCD Size 3.2″
Liveview Yes
Viewfinder Optical TTL
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
Metering Center-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial
Video Resolution Full HD 1080
Memory Type Compact Flash
Connectivity USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
Battery LP-E6
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Charger Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76mm
Box Contents Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+