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#1 crazzy88ss

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 16:38

I'm surprised nobody made a post about it... buuuuut

Canon has followed the D800 with an update to their own full frame high resolution pro body, the 5D.

I don't follow Canon gear as closely as Nikon, but it doesn't seem much of an upgrade. Also, $3,500 for only 150,000 shutter life span? Hm.

One thing to note, if you want 6 FPS on the Nikon D800, you need to buy the extra battery/grip. I think that'll set you back about $400, which brings the price to $3,400, which is dead even w/ the 5D MKIII.



Unsurpassed Image Quality
22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
DiG!C 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+

Source + Photos: http://www.canonrumo...full-spec-list/


#2 Steve B.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 18:03

I want this.

Shame my wallet isn't big enough. :(

#3 shan

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 18:10

if you takeout MP from D800 and 6 FPS from 5D3 ..it is not 500$ more worth than D800. for the money IMO D800 is better.

#4 BillyJack

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 18:19

I do not follow or own DSLR cameras but the specifications seem nice. Although I know little it seems like this camera does not offer much more than comparible cameras so why is it so expensive? Or can you point out what it really excels at compared to similar cameras that justifies the price.

#5 OP crazzy88ss

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 19:51

I do not follow or own DSLR cameras but . . .


o.0

#6 +chconline

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 19:53

I do not follow or own DSLR cameras but the specifications seem nice. Although I know little it seems like this camera does not offer much more than comparible cameras so why is it so expensive? Or can you point out what it really excels at compared to similar cameras that justifies the price.


It's a full frame dSLR.

#7 OP crazzy88ss

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 21:05

Don't forget build quality, autofocus capabilities, etc etc.

#8 Argote

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 21:57

Looks very nice indeed, I don't think it'll be as significant as the 5D MkII was for photography in general though.

#9 DJD

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 23:14

Yeah i'll just stick to my 5D MkII for now, I really don't need any of the new features.

#10 Kerm

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 23:18

Yeah i'll just stick to my 5D MkII for now, I really don't need any of the new features.

What new features? Nothing to tempt me up from MK II

#11 Argote

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 23:23

What new features? Nothing to tempt me up from MK II


My guess is low light performance is better, also, the AF array seems to be a bit superior.

#12 BillyJack

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:22

lol, Ok, I do not own a DSLR but I have been reading up about them because I have been thinking about getting one. Although I do not have a time frame of when I will get one. Good point about the full frame. That is awesome. I realized that it is a full frame but did not really think about that when thinking about the price. I also know that it has good build quality. I thought that most of the specifications are comparable to similar cameras but I was not sure about the auto focus points. So I looked up the Nikon D800 and I see it has 51 points. So the 61 points is also good. Plus this camera is only $400 more than the Nikon D800 which is also a full frame. Maybe the price is good.

By the way, since I am a newb I would never start off with this camera. lol

#13 Argote

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:01

While the number of points is important you also have to consider whether they're line, cross or double-cross as well as each system's design. It could be the case that the D800's 51 point array is better at some things than the 5D MkIII's array and viceversa.

#14 moloko

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:32

I think this is just a small upgrade. Great for those that have the M1 but if you have the mII better just waiting for the price to come down. When it gets down to 3k I will buy it. I been wanting to go FF for a while and the mII just does not do it for me.

I still rather have the D700 over the D800. :p

#15 MS Pandya

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 18:54

Doesn't look too compelling for MKII owners. On the flip side, I have an increasingly elderly 40D (it's started shouting at kids to get off it's lawn, and it wets itself), that might get replaced with one of these. That's one hell of a spec sheet, and I've never liked the 1D form factor. I have little girl hands :(