Canon 5D Mark III Revealed!!

With the professional photography community hanging on the edge of its seat in anticipation of the 5D Mark III body launch this evening (March 2 in Shanghai), more details are starting to dribble out about this powerhouse - and potential game changer - of a camera body. CanonRumors has just published what appears to be the first complete spec sheet for the 5DmkIII in a new blog post, along with what seem to be real product photos. It also looks like we'll be treated to a 5D3 kit that includes the new 24-70 f/2.8L II lens, in addition to a separate product announcement for a new 590 EX flagship flash. Details on the 5D3 below (credit Canon Rumors):

Don't forget to catch the live stream 5D3 launch tonight at PhotoTips!

UPDATE: 11:45pm eastern time - The PhotoTips live watch party has been officially canceled due to excessive server load. We'll just have to wait for the official press release to drop around midnight eastern. Not too long to wait now...

UPDATE: The Canon 5D Mark III is now available at BH Photo!!!

UPDATE: It appears that Canon is going keep the 5D Mark II as part of their active product line! Those who own a 5D2 will rejoice - while those looking for some type of clearance sale will be disappointed.


Unsurpassed Image Quality

  • 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
  • Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)

High Performance Operation

  • 61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
  • 6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
  • 3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
  • Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles

High end features

  • Silent & low vibration modes
  • Dual card slots (CF & SD)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Comparative Playback function
  • Improved durability & water and dust resistance

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Available Colours – Black
  • Megapixels – 22MP
  • Sensor Size – 36 x 24mm
  • ISO/Sensitivity – 100 – 25600
  • Autofocus Points – 61 points
  • Lens Mount – Canon
  • LCD Size – 3.2″
  • Liveview – Yes
  • Viewfinder – Optical TTL
  • Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting Speed – 6 fps
  • Self Timer – 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Metering – Centre-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial
  • Video Resolution – Full HD 1080
  • Memory Type – Compact Flash
  • Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
  • Battery – LP-E6
  • Battery Type – Lithium-ion
  • Charger – Includes Li-Ion Charger
  • File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
  • Dimensions – 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Box Contents – Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+