If anything the new Canon 5D mark III has created a lot of debate. Some call it a “massive failure“, others “the best camera you can spend $3,500 on“.
What is true?
We’ve had a 5D mark III for testing and having worked with HDSLR from the start I’d like to point out the most important plusses and minuses of the camera in this short review.
This is a comparison of image detail between the new Canon 5D mark III, 7D and RED Scarlet-X @4K and @2K
This test turned out pretty interesting: When comparing the image detail of Canon 5D mark III to RED Scarlet-X footage @ 2K mode, the 5D mark III matches and almost outperforms the Scarlet-X. (recorded 2K, scaled down to match HD)
eoshd says that rolling shutter is reduced by half on the 5D mark III:
This is certainly a good thing as opposed to the other fact that sharpness seems to be equal to that of all previous HDSLRs. It’s not that anybody expected much more, but it’s actually a big downer:
Planet5D talked to Chuck Westfall and asked him about scaling on the hdmi out on the mark III. This was his answer:
“…the resolution does not drop when you are connected to an external monitor and hit record. It does still have all of the overlays and the signal is not meant to be recorded.”
That’s no good news for all the harddisk recorder freaks out there. But then again the 5D3 offers a good compression factor and recording via hdmi wouldn’t do magic to your footage.
Canon has started to tease with Cinema EOS again. Are we going to see new products announced prior to the show? We’ve heard the 4K Cinema EOS DSLR would be announced “sooner than later”. Others have said it could be the Ron Howard project (thanks unfocused) being shown. We’ll be at NAB to find out.
The event will take place on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5PM
3 and a half years ago Canon had announced the 5D mark II, a camera that would change the way we look at indie filmmaking.
When cinema5D came to life we were the only HDSLR platform, a community that explored the realm of DSLR video. We have come a long way since then and slowly but steadily the companies are following. Here is the next version of a camera that revolutionized the film industry. But did they get it right this time? Read on to find out