Peripheral Illumination Correction, Chromatic Aberration Correction, and Distortion Correction
The EOS 5D Mark III features a number of corrective tools to accommodate for the particulars of the lens used. Canon's lens peripheral illumination correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image. Chromatic aberration can be corrected at the time of shooting with the 5D Mark III's Chromatic Aberration Correction tool. The new Distortion Correction feature corrects distortions such as curved lines by correcting for the characteristics of the particular lens used to take the shot so images that may have been distorted in the captured image appear straight. The camera has correction data for a number of EF lenses preloaded, and new lenses can be added to the camera's database via EOS Utility. The camera can even distinguish between different lenses of the same model using the serial number (with compatible EF lenses).
Auto Picture Style & Scene Intelligent Auto (A+)
The EOS 5D Mark III not only features a number of Canon's Picture Style settings but also a new Picture Style Auto setting that finely controls color tones for every composition based on information from the camera's EOS Scene Detection System. This can be an effective feature not only in normal scenes, where "standard" punchy contrast will be used, but also in nature and outdoor scenes, where the blues and greens will look more vivid without the need to switch the camera's Picture Style to Landscape.
In-Camera RAW Processing & JPEG Resize
The EOS 5D Mark III features state of the art in-camera RAW processing for quick conversion of RAW files to JPEG with control with control over size, brightness, WB, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Noise reduction, color space, distortion correction and more. Additionally, the EOS 5D Mark III features expanded Quick Control functions during playback like image protect, image rotate, rating, RAW image processing, resize, highlight alert, AF point and image jump, meaning a streamlined workflow can begin in the field.
The EOS 5D Mark III's comparative playback mode enables images to be played back two at a time, side by side. A tremendous, in-camera timesaver, comparative playback means images can quickly be enlarged simultaneously to compare focus, blur and noise, and can be individually rated, deleted or locked.
For multi-format applications, the EOS 5D Mark III can shoot with an aspect ratio of 1:1, 3:2, 4:3 or 16:9 during live view shooting. With gridded overlays, images can be trimmed in-camera with the actual image file cropped in Canon's Digital Photo Pro software.
For the first time in a 5D-Series camera, the EOS 5D Mark III offers a silent, low vibration shooting mode. By slowing down and muting the shutter and mirror reflex action, the camera is capable of handheld, virtually imperceptible operation for discrete shooting in more situations at speeds of up to 3 fps.
Why I Returned My 5D MK III
I must preface my review with the fact that I am not a professional photographer, I do not earn a living with my camera.
I have a 7D, and have been waiting for a 7D MK II to appear--if Canon Rumors are to be believed--but in a moment of weakness I allowed the local photo shop to convince me that even if it was produced, it would not equal the 5D MK III.
The 5D MK III, in my opinion, is one step forward--the new AF system, and two steps back--moving function buttons around--that said, I hear the video improvements are great, I just don't shoot video, and could care less about it.
I returned my 5D MK III. For the same price, one can purchase a new 7D, spare battery, 16-35mm f/2.8, and several SanDisk Extreme 32GB CF cards.
Perhaps Canon can take a page out of an old-school playbook and offer a 7D MK II that combines the 5D MK III sensor and AF system, and deletes the video. That I will stand in line to buy.
February 8, 2014
A true semi-pro camera...great image qualtiy
Much better than my 5d MKII...especially in low light. Great focusing and great image quality! Easy to use with unlimited adjustments and convenience.
I highly recommend this camera for the serious amateur and the pro photographer.
Video quality superb as well.
February 4, 2014
best camera ever
best camera i ever used .canon products are always the best but with eos 5d mark 3 canon did super outstanding job.thankyou canon
February 1, 2014
I use 2 of these camera's for my weddings, and have been for the past year, i can honestly say this is the best purchase i made last year.
Amazing camera, with a very very improved AF, perfect for my style of photography.
January 31, 2014