Canon EOS 5D Full Frame DSLR Cam to reach US Shelves this Month

March 2, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Canon has rolled out a newbie in their top-end full frame DSLR range, and the new EOS 5D Mark III will be hitting the stores in the US this month.

The cam packs everything that will make professionals vie for this rig though it has little to offer in terms of a resolution upgrade.

Apart from the 22.3 megapixel sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor, it offers a precise 61 point AF system and 6 fps speed at full resolution. To make you creative at any low-light condition, the rig packs high ISO range which starts from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, but it is expandable to ISO 102,400.

The 63-zone metering sensor, unlike many conventional metering sensors, takes account of color, focus and luminance to alter the shot. To add to the storage needs of the users, it comes with a SDXC card slot apart from the main ComapctFlash slot.

HD video recording is still 1080p but can accommodate ISO range up to ISO 12,800. The new H.264 video compression used with EOS 5D offer better compression without losing quality and easy editing.

Though the maximum length of a clip is still half an hour per file, the device automatically splits up the file and time code and starts new movie file. It has made it more convenient to stitch them together after a long shoot.

Other features include a dustproof and water resistant body, and a 3.2 inch LCD display. It will be hitting the stores by the end of this month. EOS 5D, in its body –only form will make it for $3499.

Talking about accessories, a 24-105mm f4 L kti will come with a price tag of $4299. A new wireless flash, dubbed Speedlite 600EX-RT costs $630.  A wireless trigger in the same line up – ST-E3-RT -costs $470 and can fire up to a total of 15 flashes together.  A wireless file transfer assistant that can work with EOS 5D WFT-E7A costs you a hefty $850, but offers up to 802.11n Wi-Fi speeds.





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