Finally, Canon has officially announced the EOS 5D Mark III. Unlike its predecessor, this new model features a "1,040,000-dot 3.2-inch rear LCD, Digic 5+ processor, 22.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, 61-Point High Density Reticular autofocus with 41 cross-types, dual memory card slots, an extended ISO range of 50 to 102,400, OVF with 100 percent coverage, and a maximum 6 FPS burst speed." Expect to shell out $4300 for the kit ($3500 body only), when it hits stores at the end of March. Product page. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a few videos.
Naturally, the 5D Mark III is no slouch in the video department: it can capture h.264 footage at HD resolutions up to 1080 at 24/25/30p or 720 at 50/60p, with an effective ISO range of 100-128,000 -- and of course there's a stereo mic input for the microphone of your choice. Better yet, not only does it allow for real-time control of your audio levels during filming, but also monitoring, being the first EOS-series DSLR to come equipped with a headphone jack.[via HypeBeast - Engadget]