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.