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Title: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: compupix on December 03, 2012, 01:46:13 PM
Adorama's website is saying that "a firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III is scheduled to be available in April 2013." What are the rumors for the forthcoming update?
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 03, 2012, 01:48:37 PM
No need for rumors.  This was covered in an actual announcement from Canon.  The big points are uncompressed HDMI out and f/8 AF capability.  Here's Canon's press release (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e024806daf9c).
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: compupix on December 03, 2012, 03:38:48 PM
Thanks neuroanatomist.
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: dlleno on December 04, 2012, 04:38:01 PM
maybe they will include other goodies too, like 6fps with less than 50% battery and support for the AF assist beam when using flash in low light. 
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: Daniel Flather on December 04, 2012, 05:14:05 PM
Af @f8 eh?  Now I NEED a 600/4 and a 2xTC.
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 04, 2012, 06:32:24 PM
Af @f8 eh?  Now I NEED a 600/4 and a 2xTC.

I ordered the 2xIII the day they announced the 1D X firmware update.  ;)
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: sparda79 on December 04, 2012, 08:36:29 PM
6fps with less than 50% battery

Really? There's a restriction when the battery is < 50%?
Title: Re: April 2013 firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III
Post by: dlleno on December 05, 2012, 12:28:14 AM
yes.  background reading here

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11224.0 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11224.0)