Canon has announced the new EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, which succeeds the EOS 5D Mark II. The Mark III includes image, performance, and video improvements, some of which are drawn from the top-of-the-line EOS 1D-X. For a couple of hands-on previews, check out Digital Photography Review and The Verge. The Mark III will retail for $3,499.
Positioned between the extremely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X model, the EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb image quality, thanks to a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed. Building upon the trailblazing success of the EOS 5D Mark II, the EOS 5D Mark III also incorporates enhanced video features for professionals in the fields of cinematography, television production and documentary filmmaking, including better noise reduction, longer recording times and a built-in headphone jack for audio monitoring.