5D MkIII

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Canon 5D Mk III Camera

Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100–25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography.

Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon's advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode-all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.

In response to user requests, Canon has released a firmware update that expands the versatility and functionality of the EOS 5D Mark III. This update enables the camera to export clean, uncompressed HDMI output to an external recorder, while still being able to record to internal CF or SD cards and monitor the video on the rear LCD display. In addition, this update improves autofocus performance by allowing cross-type support at f/8 (center point).


Recording Media

  • A "Class 10" or faster SD card is required for use in the 5D MkIII.
  • For maximum performance use a CompactFlash (CF) card. These are considerably more expensive than SD cards (and can cause bent pins inside the camera if not inserted carefully), however they provide the best performance for raw video and high-speed photography.


Operational Notes

  • The maximum "single clip" recording time on the 5D MkIII is 30 minutes.
  • Use "M"anual mode on the selection dial on the top-left of the camera when shooting video. This gives the operator manual control over exposure and ISO, which may be in "auto" using other software modes.
  • BCIT Cameras have been updated with the latest firmware that supports clean, uncompressed HDMI video-out.


Operator Manual


Audio Interface


Troubleshooting

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