The 5D Mark III is great for weddings, portraits, video, almost everything. If you're looking for a full featured camera that gives professional results, you probably can't go wrong with this one.
Still Photography: This camera may cause you to change the way you shoot thanks to the 61 focusing points, the high-ISO performance, and the outstanding image quality. The generous number of focusing points greatly reduces the need to use the center single focusing point and then recompose your shot. With 41 cross-type focusing points, you can usually find one near where it's needed, or you use clusters of points and still achieve excellent results - even with portraits. The ISO performance is incredible. It is now more possible to use continuous-lighting video lights to illuminate a scene. Add a Canon Speedlite for subtle fill-in (or several to fully control the lighting) and you'll get some great shots. The E-TTL control of the Speedlites is greatly improved and the radio-based communication between the units is extremely reliable. This is the most popular Canon SLR we rent.
Video and Cinematography: The 5D Mark III has an excellent track record with videographers. It offers manual and automatic exposure control, single autofocus with face detection, audio level control, external and internal microphone support, a 3.5mm jack for monitoring audio, timecode support, ALL-I and IPB compression, minimal rolling shutter moire, support form MOV file and MPEG-4 formats, and support for image stabilized lenses. Full HD video can be captured at 24, 25, and 30 frames per second.
Features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera Body:
- 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor
- Full HD video capture with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates
- Up to 6 fps continuous shooting
- ISO sensitivity from 100 to 25600
- 61-point auto-focus with up to 41 cross-type AF points
- Dual card slots; 1 SD and 1 CF
- 3.2-inch 1M-dot high resolution LCD display
- Body cap
- Battery charger
- Camera bag
*Memory card and lens are not included.