The Buzz on the new 5D Mark III and 600EX-RT
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
I hope in the very near future to get my hands on an actual Canon EOS 5D Mark III, which is selling for a whopping $3,500.00 for JUST the body (available for pre-orders, it’s expected to officially release sometime in April 2012) . From what I hear, it’s worth every penny:
- 22.3 megapixel full frame
- An unprecedented ISO range (50-102,400 – yes, you read that right)
- 61-point auto-focus
- Enhanced weather and dust resistance
- An intelligent metering system that takes color and luminosity into account
- Enhanced HD Video
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
- In-camera RAW processing
The guys from DigitalRev have provided a hands-on first impression (Kai cracks me up):
If you prefer a less entertaining but still informative video, check out this preview from DPreview:
It’s interesting to note that the 5D Mark III wasn’t the only exciting announcement to come out of Canon’s latest press release. They’ve also announced a new flagship speedlight – the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT which offers, among other things, the ability to wirelessly control up to five flash groups using radio wave communication. They’ve also improved upon the user-friendliness of the controls and menus. It’s retailing for around $630 bucks and is available for pre-order (again, the official release date is anticipated to be sometime in April).
Canon USA’s Chuck Westfall demonstrates some of the new features:
Here’s one from Matt Granger at Fotograf:
So what do you think? Are these products worth all the hoopla, or is it just much ado about nothing? Will you save your pennies for these new whizzy-bang toys from Canon, or stick with the tried-and-true that you’ve got?
All images copyright Canon USA.
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