The Canon 5D Mark III was announced March 2, 2012. The new 5D Mark III features include a 22.3MP full frame sensor and 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points that perform at f/4 and up. The 5D is the first Canon DSLR to record video, it can capture full HD video at 1080p30 (progressive) or 1080i60 frame rates using ALL-I or IPB compression; select ALL-I for higher quality larger file sizes better editing options while IPB will allow you to get longer recording times as well as smaller file sizes; there are two HDMI outputs one for live viewing on an external Camera Monitor or TV when shooting video and one for recording clean HDMI output from your camera is being able to monitor your Record Start/Stop focus aperture image exposure on an external monitor or TV when shooting video
The Canon 5D Mark III was announced March 2, 2012. The new 5D Mark III features include a 22.3MP full frame sensor and 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points that perform at f/4 and up. A new Auto ISO function makes it easy to specify a minimum shutter speed or maximum aperture, or both, while still allowing you to use Auto ISO during Manual exposure mode shooting as well as during automatic shooting modes where the camera decides whether or not to raise the ISO setting based on your desired exposure settings.
The 5D Mark III is capable of recording high definition movies at 1920 x 1080 resolution (Full HD) at 30 fps for up to 4 GB per file with movie quality comparable to dedicated camcorders in its class (1080p30M). You can also choose between several frame rates including 24 fps for motion picture film look; 60fps for slow motion playback with sound; 24 fps for double frame rate slow motion playback without sound; 25p/24p/23.976p for 23.976 Hz 3:2 pulldown conversion from native 24 fps progressive video signal; 50i/59i systems used by broadcasters worldwide (50 interlaced fields per second intercut with 60 progressive frames per second).
The 5D Mark 3 is the first Canon 5D to record video and has some impressive video features including: 1080p video at 30fps and 24fps with ALL-I compression, clean HDMI out and has a headphone jack for audio External Camera Screen. Unfortunately, like most DSLRs it does not have a microphone input.
The next step up from the 5D Mk III if you're going to shoot DSLR video is the Canon 1DX Mark II which shoots 4K internal recording at 100 Mbps with no crop factor in full frame mode!
Like all the DSLRs in this series the Canon 5D Mark 3 doesn't have a built-in flash but does feature an external flash hotshoe for adding an external flash or light.
The camera has a clean HDMI output which can be used to connect to an external monitor such as a TV or projector to show images on the big screen.
All new Canon EOS cameras, including the 5D Mark 3, can capture full HD video at 1080p30 (progressive) or 1080i60 frame rates in H.264 formats using ALL-I or IPB compression. Selecting ALL-I will give you higher quality, larger file size and better editing options while IPB will allow you to get longer recording times as well as smaller file sizes.
Using an external monitor will give you a cleaner HDMI output from your camera - essential for monitoring Record Start/Stop, focus and aperture on location when using long focal lengths where focusing manually is required. You'll also be able to see images exposed correctly with no blown highlights before shooting them - perfect if you're shooting outside on a sunny day!
The beauty of having Clean HDMI output from your camera is being able to monitor Record Start/Stop, focus, aperture and image exposure on an external monitor or TV when shooting video.
If you're looking for a camera that can shoot video, the Canon 5D Mark III is an excellent option. It's one of the best DSLRs for shooting video and has some great features.