Scheda tecnica Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark IIILa aspettavamo tutti da diverso tempo, centinaia e centinaia di rumors (veri e falsi) hanno riempito pagine di blog, forum e siti di tutto il mondo e finalmente, a soli 3 anni dall’uscita dell’ottino e riuscitissimo precedente modello, Canon ha finalmente deciso di annunciare ufficialmente la Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Una mossa resasi necessaria dopo l’annuncio da parte di Nikon della D800, evoluzione della D700 che tuttavia aveva già ben 5 anni divita.

Le ceratteristiche di questa nuova reflex, già ben note da tempo, ci fanno subito pensare che più che a una naturale evoluzione della 5D Mark II, questa sia una fotocamera che cerca di avvicinarsi alla rivoluzionaria 1Dx, annunciata pochi mesi fa, il top del top della Canon per le reflex ultraprofessionali.

Caratteristiche principali

  • Sensore CMOS a pieno formato da 22,3 megapixel
  • Sistema AF a 61 punti e fino a 41 punti AF a croce
  • Modalità di messa a fuoco a zona, spot e per espansione del punto AF
  • Processore DIGIC 5+
  • Velocità di scatto fino a 6 fps
  • ISO standard da 100 a 25.600, ISO da 50 a 102.400 con espansione
  • +/-5 stop di compensazione dell’esposizione
  • Scatto HDR interno alla fotocamera
  • Registrazione di filmati in Full HD con compressione ALL-I o IPB
  • Durata dei filmati in Full HD di 29 min 59 sec
  • Impostazione del timecode per la registrazione dei filmati HD
  • Ingresso cuffie per il controllo audio
  • Ritardo dell’otturatore standard di 59 ms
  • Mirino LCD trasparente con copertura del 100%
  • Schermo LCD Clear View II da 3,2″ (8,11 cm) con 1.040.000 punti
  • Sistema integrato di pulizia EOS (EICS)
  • Doppio slot per schede CF e SD
  • Area a sfioramento con Silent Control
  • Livella elettronica a 2 assi

Canon 5D Mark III

Rispetto al precedente modello, le novità tecnologiche sono diverse. A cominciare dal nuovo sistema AF, con ben 61 punti di messa a fuoco (contro i 9 del precedente modello), di cui 41 a croce.

Il nuovo sensore CMOS da 22,3 megapixel, concepito e realizzato da Canon, utilizza micro-obiettivi gapless, apparsi per la prima volta su un sensore Canon a pieno formato nel modello EOS-1D X, per assicurare che tutta la luce che raggiunge il sensore sia diretta nei pixel. Questa capacità di raccolta della luce a elevata efficienza combinata con la potenza di elaborazione del processore DIGIC 5+ ha permesso un guadagno di due stop nella gamma ISO standard rispetto al modello EOS 5D Mark II. La sensibilità raggiunge l’incredibile valore di 102.400 ISO per gli scatti in condizione di luce scarsissima.

Il corpo macchina, ovviamente tropicalizzato, ha uno chassis in alluminio e una struttura esterna in lega di magnesio.

L’otturatore è stato testato per 150.000 cicli, il mirino ha ora una copertura del 100%.

Tra le funzioni avanzate della EOS 5D Mark III sono da segnalare Multiple exposure, che combina fino a nove esposizioni differenti in un unica immagine, la nuova funzione HDR (intervalli fino ±3 stop e cinque stili, natural, art standard, art vivid, art bold, art embossed), la bolla elettronica a due assi e la nuova funzione di editing e comparazione delle foto scattate in RAW, con funzione di visualizzazione side-by-side.

Anche le prestazioni video, che già di per se erano più che eccellenti (ricordiamo che la Canon 5d Mark II viene già ampiamente utilizzata per le riprese cinematografiche) è stata migliorata.

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Il prezzo

Solo corpo: $ 3.499

Kit con EF 24-105: $ 4.299


Sul sito Canon trovate tutte le specifiche tecniche cpn.canon-europe.com/it/content/product/cameras/eos_5d_mark_iii.do

Sul sito dpreview tutte le prove e i test www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos5dmarkiii/

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 22.3 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 23.4 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC 5+
LENS
Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens
FOCUSING
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
AF Working Range EV -2 – 18 (at 23°C ISO100)
AF Modes AI FocusOne Shot

AI Servo

AF Point Selection Automatic selection: 61 point AFManual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)

Manual selection: Spot AF

Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)

Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points

Manual selection: Zone AF

AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting

Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF Microadjustment AF Menu+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)

Adjust all lenses by same amount

Adjust up to 40 lenses individually

Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)

(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)

(3) Spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)

(4) Centre weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* Auto (100-12800), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 51200, H2 102400
SHUTTER
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, WhiteFluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.

White balance compensation:

1. Blue/Amber +/-9

2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments3 bracketed images per shutter release.

Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER
Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.71x¹
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicatorExposure information: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock,

exposure level, exposure warning

Flash information: Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock,

red-eye reduction light

Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card

information, Battery check

Composition information

Grid, electronic level, Warning symbol

Displayed if any of the following is set: Monochrome, white balance

correction, One-touch recording quality switch, expanded ISO speed, or spot metering

Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece Shutter On strap
LCD MONITOR
Type 8.11cm (3.2″) Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx. 170°
Coating Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen(2) Camera settings

(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level

FLASH
Modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync 1/200sec (EX series Speedlites only)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ Yes
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control Via camera menu screen
SHOOTING
Modes Auto+, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone PriorityAuto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)

Long exposure noise reduction

High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)

Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

Chromatic aberration correction

Distortion correction

Resize to M1, M2 or S

RAW image processing – during image Playback only

Multiple exposure

HDR images 5 presets

Drive Modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote),Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 6fps. (speed maintained for up to 16270 images (JPEG)¹² or 18 images (RAW)) (with UDMA card)²
LIVE VIEW MODE
Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate 30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensorActive metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level
FILE TYPE
Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible
Image Size JPEG: (L) 5760 x 3840, (M) 3840 x 2560, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 1920 x 1280, (S 3)720 x 480RAW : (RAW) 5760 x 3840 (M-RAW) 3960 x 2640, (S-RAW) 2880 x 1920
Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame

640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame

Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering(2) Auto reset

(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES
Custom Functions 13 Custom Functions with 47 settings
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust Resistance Yes (equal to EOS-1N)¹
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x – 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)(2) Single image

(3) 4 image index

(4) 9 image index

(5) Magnified view

(6) 2 image compare display

(7) Movie edit

Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, RatingPlayback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

Repeat: On/Off

Histogram Brightness: YesRGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected imagesProtection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)(2) AF Menu (x5)

(3) Playback menu (x3)

(4) Setup menu (x4)

(5) Custom Functions menu (x4)

(6) My Menu

Menu Languages 25 LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
INTERFACE
Computer Hi-Speed USB
Other HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Headphone mini jack, External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
STORAGE
Type CompactFlash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)OS X v10.6-10.7
SOFTWARE
Browsing Printing ImageBrowser EX
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor* Requires optional accessory
POWER SOURCE
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date settings
Battery Life Approx. 950 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materials Magnesium Alloy body covers
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 950
ACCESSORIES
Viewfinder Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Lenses All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
Other Hand Strap E2, GP-E2
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Based on Canon’s testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level
Water/ Dust Resistance ¹ Environmental protection
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
*Recommended Exposure Index
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.