Canon 5D Mark III: what the pros think

Canon 5D Mark III: what the pros think of the new Canon DSLR

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.

Canon: 22 megapixels is enough for EOS 5D Mark III

Canon eos 5d mark iii

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.

Hands on: Canon 5D Mark III review

Canon 5D Mark III preview

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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III finally revealed

Canon eos 5d mark iii

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.