Canon Launches The EOS 5D Mark III Cameras

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[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

On the 25th anniversary of the EOS System, Canon has launched the latest model from its EOS stable, the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera.

Positioned between the EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X, the EOS 5D Mark III comes with a 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed.

The EOS 5D Mark III also incorporates enhanced video features including better noise reduction, longer recording times and a built-in headphone jack for audio monitoring.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera is expected to be available at the end of March 2012 and will be sold in a body-only configuration for $3,499. The EOS 5D Mark III will also be available with the EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens in a kit for around $4,299.00.

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