Canon UK has said that shipping of the 5D Mark III has temporarily stopped while it investigates problems with the top LCD causing exposure issues.
The fault has been widely reported online, and appears to show the exposure value changing as a result of the top LCD plate light being activated when shooting in very dark conditions.
Canon UK has admitted the fault, and issued the following statement, “Canon has identified that when the LCD top light is switched on in very dark situations, the displayed exposure value may change on the EOS 5D Mark III. Canon is now investigating the issue and will announce further details on the Canon support page in due course.
It’s here: the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Our testing team has put the Canon 5D Mark III through rigorous challenges, both in the lab and out in the field. You can read all about these full scientific results over on our sister site, TechRadar. However, if you want some of the key points from the full test and the final verdict on the Canon 5D Mark III, here is what our head of testing had to say…
So you’ve got a brand new, top spec Canon 5D Mark III. What do you do? Rip it apart, if you’re freelance filmmaker James Miller. Seen as sacrilege to some, but it was James’ ambition to make his images as sharp as possible by removing the camera’s low-pass filters.
Rarely before has a camera provoked such speculation, soul-searching and anticipation as the Canon 5D Mark III. Its predecessor set the bar for all new cameras and created a generation of filmmakers.
One of the signature features of the new Canon 5D Mark III has been its silent shooting mode, which quiets the sound of the shutter down to a whisper to allow you to work without drawing attention to yourself. When the review sample came in, we thought we’d put this feature to the ultimate test. But how?
Finally, we asked ourselves: is the Canon 5D Mark III in its silent continuous shooting mode quiet enough not to wake a sleeping baby? Watch the video inside to see how it performed.
First stocks of the new Canon 5D Mark III are available for purchase in the UK.
High street camera chain Jessops is currently advertising its first stocks of the new Canon DSLR, which Canon announced just weeks ago.
One could argue that the Canon 5D Mark III is one of the most highly anticipated cameras of all time. For years, camera rumour sites have bleated on about what they think the camera will have… and now we finally know.
Below, we spoke to four professional Canon photographers about what they like (or dislike) about the Canon 5D Mark III. Adam Duckworth, James Cheadle, Patrick Sowels and Jeff Morgan – Canon pros across a range of genres – all gave us their first impressions.
We got an exclusive look at the new 22-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Watch the video below to take a closer look at some of the features, functions and design of this long-awaited Canon DSLR.
Twenty two million pixels is the ideal number for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon has said in response to questions why it doesn’t closer match the 36-million-pixel sensor of the Nikon D800.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has only one megapixel more than its predecessor, the 5D Mark II, which has led some to question whether the new Canon camera is enough of an upgrade.
Digital Camera’s head of testing Angela Nicholson is one of the first photographers to get a hands-on trial of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Handling the new Canon camera at the Focus On Imaging show in Birmingham, Angela says:
“The body of the 5D Mark III is largely unchanged from the Mark II’s, but there are a few key differences. The pentaprism lump on the top for example is a little larger and more rounded to accommodate the AF module which is 2.5x larger than the one in the Canon 5D MK II.
The Canon 5D Mark III has been released at last.
The new DSLR follows on from Canon’s popular EOS 5D Mark II, which is now over two years old.
The upgrade features a 22.3 million pixel sensor, 61 point autofocusing and 6fps continuous shooting.