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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Indoor Crops

22 Megapixels22 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Compact Flash Type I memory.Accepts Compact Flash Type I memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Indoor Crops

Here, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is compared to the Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5
which is the best performing cropped-sensor digital camera to date. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Both these cameras were set to F/5.6 in aperture-priority mode with fixed ISO and custom white-balance. As usual, each of these cameras was calibrated to give the highest quality and most realistic results possible.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As image noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pentax K-5

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It does not take much to see a noticeable difference between a full-frame and a cropped sensor. While ISO settings up to 400 show insignificant differences, the Canon 5D Mark III takes a noticeable lead from ISO 800 onwards. Towards the end of the range, ISO senstivity of the 5D Mark III shows a 2-stop advantage. As usual though, the extended sensitivty steps of these cameras are pretty much useless.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Canon 5D Mark III Facts

SLR digital camera
22 Megapixels DSLRISO 50-102400
Canon EF Mount
1X FLM

Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm

Full-Frame Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/8000-30s
100% Coverage
Extra Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
2 Axis Digital LevelCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
WeatherproofSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
6 FPS Drive, 16270 ImagesStereo audio input
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3.2" LCD 1 MegapixelsCompact Flash Type 1
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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