Canon EOS 5D Mark III reviews roundup


The first Canon EOS 5D MarkIII are being delivered this week. Its reviews are blooming here and there. Here is a roundup of these Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera reviews.

Camera Labs review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

New Zeeland based website Cameralabs is publishing the 5D review as it is being written. In a first article, Gordon Laing compared the ISO performances of the EOS 5D Mark III with its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark II. Looking at these photos, I’d say the EOS 5D Mark III shows a 1.5-2 EV advantage over the Mark II, what Canon’s product manager told me when he showed me the 5D MArk III. Here is the link to the EOS 5D ISO comparison. You can also access a sample images gallery to download images from the camera. Visit Cameralabs regularly to read the review as it is being written.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review at Gizmodo

Of course, Gizmodo liked the EOS 5D Mark III. I am not spoiling any suspens here but they seem to have liked it for its video capabilities. According to their review, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the best DSLR for shooting video. They also post a video sample recorded at ISO 102,400 with the EOS 5D MarkIII. They liked the new EOS 5D body, its display, its low-light image quality, its new autofocus highly improved compared to the previous model’s poor AF and will compared it to the Mark II which is still, according to Gizmodo editors “a killer deal”. They seem to have been disappointed by the HDR function of the camera. Have you tried it yourself ? If so, you can let us know what you think of it in my Facebook page. (Myselft, I have reviewed the Powershot G1 X and its HDR mode really s..ks). Read the entire Canon EOS 5D Mark III review at Gizmodo.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review at Engadget

Unfortunately, they have used a preproduction camera for their review. That means that you can not fully rely on their sample images. They display the entire photos with a 1:1 view of a detailed area, which is quite an asset to the review (I’ll think of using this kind of display in my own reviews). At the end of the review, there is an interesting comparison video of the designs of the EOS 5D Mark III and Mark II. The overall conclusion of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III review at Engadget is quite enthusiastic. The team had not been so pleased by a camera since they have tested the Sony NEX-7, they write, and add that if you have been considering buying the EOS 5D Mark III, you really should do it. I have rarely seen a camera gathering so many positive reviews.
Read the full canon EOS 5D Mark III review on

Canon EOS 5D Mark III video mode review at

The day Andrew published the Canon EOS 5D Mark III review, he bought a Sony FS100 camera. This pretty much sums up the way HDSLR offer stunning image quality in video mode but lack of many essential functions and still feature a “still for” UI. The review compared the EOS 5D Mark III to the EOS C300, which is way too expensive for many users, to the Sony NEX-7 and Panasonic GH2. Interesting. I like this website focused on video on DSLR. If you are into HDSLR video shooting then read the Canon EOS 5D MArk III review at

Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 comparison test charts

Many wonder how much better the 36-megapixel Nikon D800 might be compared to the 22-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III. VIsit to find out as they have published interesting MTF charts of both cameras with Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 lens. As you will see, there is a difference, but at the lens fastest aperture, they are even. Funny : at F5.6, the D800 resolution tends to lessen when the Canon’s still evolves.

Canon EOS 5D mark III studio samples comparison page

dpreview has not published its famous in-depth review of the Canon EOS 5D MArk III yet but the studio samples page is online. This page allows you to zoom-in and compared with other cameras like the suggested EOS 5D MArk II, Sony Alpha 900 and of course, Nikon D800. I will let you browse the images and see by yourself. (I found the Nikon D800 JPEGs very soft…). Going further in the gallery’s page you can also check the high ISO JPEGs out and then some RAW files.
Here is the link to the comparison page.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III review by Jeff Ascough

With a preproduction unit of the EOS 5D of 3rd generation, photographer Jeff Ascough  has been asked by canon to limit the number of displayed images to three, and that is real pity as he is a damn good photographer (why so many review images are only good enough to feed you Mac Pro’s trash ?). The review is, again, 100% positive, and his conclusion pretty much sums everything up : “the camera is what every Canon user has been waiting for”. That is exactly what I wrote when I announced the 5D MArk III on His images where taken with expensive glass : the Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II.
Here is the link to Jeff Ascough Canon EOS 5D Mark III review.

I am still expecting a delivery date for my own 5D test sample which should be at the studio any time in the coming fortnight. In the meantime, I’ll update this page as more reviews are published. Today still a lot of reviews are limited to actually previews or first impressions. I also have a lot of late reviews to publish like the Canon G1 X review, the Fuji X-S1 and X-Pro1 reviews…
My camera dealer has received its first EOS 5D mark III… I have to be strong. I have to remember I sold all my Canon L lenses last summer to switch to Nikon… I have to be string… I have to be string…

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