With a camera of such pedigree, there are naturally high expectations. Find out how good it is in the What Digital Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III review
Value & Verdict
Canon EOS 5D Mark III review – Value
The 5D MkIII comes in at £2999 – quite hike in price from the launch price of the MkII, which can now be picked up for under £1700. Canon believe that it’s a whole different class of camera to the model that it superseeds, and we’re inclined to agree with them. That aside, its naturally going to draw parallels with Nikon’s 36MP D800, and despite its recent price rise to £2599, does make the MkIII the pricier of the two.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III review – Verdict
While the MkII was more suited to specific photographic disciplines, the MkIII is a whole different ball game.
Its a much more well-rounded, versatile DSLR than its predecessor. This is thanks to the boost in performance – namely the AF, while the quality feel is much more fitting for a camera of this calibre. While the resolution may remain similar to the MkII, Canon hasn’t stood still. The ISO improvements now make the MkIII one of the best cameras around for shooting at high sensitivities, while the detail and resolving power make large prints a reality.
All the weak areas that the MkII suffered from have been ironed out with the MkIII, and there’s now very little to fault it on, and the more you shoot with it, the more you realise what a complete and capable camera the MkIII is. Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, editorial, action or nature, the MkIII will be right at home. The EOS 5D MkIII is an excellent DSLR.