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mromero
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[Cam] DPReview Canon 5D Mark III Review

»www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-e···ark-iii/

Short and Sweet:
GOLD AWARD

Conclusion - Pros

Good resolution and detail in raw files
Good color and tonality across the ISO range
Reliable metering even in difficult contrast situations
Very responsive and snappy operation, thanks to new Digic 5+ processor
6 frames per second continuous shooting with good buffering
Excellent build-quality with magnesium shell and weather-sealing
Intuitive user interface and good ergonomics with large number of external controls
Very comprehensive user interface customization options
Excellent viewfinder with 100% coverage
Good high resolution LCD monitor
Reliable and quick AF system with comprehensive customization options
Efficient vignetting, distortion and CA correction
Full manual control in video mode
Choice between IPB and ALL-I video compression modes
Headphone socket
Rear-dial becomes touch-sensitive when recording video
In-camera HDR mode with many options
Multi-exposure mode
Comprehensive Auto ISO customization options
Efficient silent-shutter option, single shot or continuous drive mode
Dual SD and CF card slots
Side-by-side playback mode and rating allow for initial image selection on the go
Good battery life
Good bundled raw converter with comprehensive feature set (Digital Photo Pro)

Conclusion - Cons

Destructive noise reduction results in mushy JPEGs, even at base ISO
Visible sharpening artifacts at default settings
Heavy-handed noise reduction leads to lack of low-contrast detail at higher ISOs
Distortion correction not available 'on the fly'
Built-in microphone only monaural
Soft video output with less dynamic range than stills
No built-in AF illuminator


mromero
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While I'm at it, here's Philip Bloom's Review from the video side of things.

vimeo.com/39292404