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What do you want most in the 5d MK III?

Better high ISO handling
30 (31.9%)
More Megapixels
5 (5.3%)
Better frames per second
11 (11.7%)
More autofocus points
36 (38.3%)
Raw video
12 (12.8%)

Total Members Voted: 94

Voting closed: April 13, 2011, 12:43:48 PM

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dtaylor

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #285 on: November 27, 2011, 08:42:34 AM »
I can't believe more MP got so few votes. Canon needs at least one FF body dedicated to landscape and studio use. They need to match Nikon at 36 MP.

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #285 on: November 27, 2011, 08:42:34 AM »

sweetcancer

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #286 on: November 27, 2011, 09:24:16 AM »
Only two things I want: Better dynamic range, I need at least 13 stops. Then I'll be happy. And if it's not entirely impossible, I wouldn't mind a better af system also. 9 af points is enough, just make them all cross-type and spread them out a little. That's all i ask. I think the video in my 5d mark II is good enough, i don't shoot a lot of video, but it's nice to have.

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #287 on: November 27, 2011, 09:35:33 AM »
I can't believe more MP got so few votes. Canon needs at least one FF body dedicated to landscape and studio use. They need to match Nikon at 36 MP.

I honestly thought (and hoped) that the new 1D would be high megapixel beast leaving the 5D MKIII to be the low light monster. Looks like that isn't going to be the case.

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #288 on: November 27, 2011, 10:33:45 AM »
I want:

24,1 MP
USB 3.0
ISO 100-12800 (standard)
5 FPS
2 x CF
100% OFV
Magnesium body
Same size as EOS 5D Mark II
3,2" Screen (Same as EOS 1D X)
Same light metering as the EOS 1D X
A little better AF the EOS 5D Mark II
Same battery size as EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D
Better DR
2500 Euro (Body)


« Last Edit: November 27, 2011, 05:30:01 PM by EOS 5D Mark III »

Bob Howland

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #289 on: November 27, 2011, 10:39:17 AM »
I can't believe more MP got so few votes. Canon needs at least one FF body dedicated to landscape and studio use. They need to match Nikon at 36 MP.

Remember that all those votes were cast long before the 1Dx was introduced. At that time, I thought the 1Dx would have 27 MP and do 8FPS. A lot of us were pretty desperate for a Lord-of-Darkness camera like the D3s or, even better, a D700 with a D3s sensor. We're going to get our D3s competitor, but at too high a price.

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #290 on: November 27, 2011, 11:03:18 AM »
I can't believe more MP got so few votes. Canon needs at least one FF body dedicated to landscape and studio use. They need to match Nikon at 36 MP.

I can - it's really only Canon 1Ds3 and 5D2 owners that have enjoyed a ff sensor offering 21mp for about 3 years now.

I'm discounting the D3x because even by Nikon users admission, it's no good off a tripod and out of the studio!

So 21mp seems to be keeping a lot of people happy, where as the AF is next to embarrassing, when i have to admit i had more responsive focusing on my 40D (which i believe is the same system).

But let's be honest, i think we're all expecting the MP to increase because Canon has killed the old MP king with the 5D2, so the 5DIII seems the logical successor. And probably another stop or 2 of ISO...

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #291 on: November 27, 2011, 12:11:11 PM »
The poll was for ONE thing people wanted updating most. Even where people do want more MP, they also want other updates more than that.
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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #291 on: November 27, 2011, 12:11:11 PM »

geot

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #292 on: November 27, 2011, 01:20:02 PM »
I would like better AF, a pop-up flash for those times when you need a little fill, flash contol so I can get rid of my ST-E2, and faster FPS!

phill

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #293 on: November 27, 2011, 04:58:12 PM »
I would like:

24 mp
5 p/sec (7-8 with add. battery grip)
better AF
multi-exposure (in-camera)
9 image BKT (3 as of today is just ridicioulous)

you could also name it 3D :) ...at least/last we would be near where we were 10 years ago with the 1V

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #294 on: November 28, 2011, 08:14:21 AM »
As a (mostly) content 7D owner longing for FF, I would love to get a 5D with

  • great picture quality even at higher ISO settings (I really hate the noise the 7D pictures show even at ISO 400: far too much banding and JPEG-compression-like artefacts even in RAW)
  • the 7D AF system
  • the 7D weather sealing
  • inbuilt GPS
  • a high quality screen on the back of the cam and the possibility to directly jump into a 100% view of the picture
  • 5 fps
  • faster shutter speed for flash synchronization
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pedro

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #295 on: November 28, 2011, 08:23:14 AM »
21 MP/ better 18 MP (same 1Dx sensor)
working ISO 25600/12800
good ISO102k
if we get that at a 2.8-3k USD pricetag

but that is just my wishlist for an affordable FF
wedding photog might like more MP and cropping space
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briansquibb

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #296 on: November 28, 2011, 10:29:11 AM »
Abillity to change the viewfinder to 16:9 for widescreen photos/movies

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #297 on: November 28, 2011, 12:06:38 PM »
Abillity to change the viewfinder to 16:9 for widescreen photos/movies

Should be easy enough to implement.  The same LCD that superimposes the viewfinder info, focus points, gridlines, etc. could black out the top and bottom portions to only show a 16:9 image.

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #297 on: November 28, 2011, 12:06:38 PM »

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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #298 on: November 28, 2011, 02:37:07 PM »
I just bought a 5DII since I got tired of waiting for a MkIII, but I would upgrade in a flash if it had at least some of first few of the following.  Actually, the first 4 are could probably be done in a firmware upgrade, which I would be happy to pay $500-$1000 for.

Expose-to-the-right setting where you set the amount of clipping of highlights

Pixel binning so I can shoot 10MP at ISO6400 and get similar noise to ISO 1600
I
mproved live-view/playback functions :
-   Direct x10 magnification (and/or zoom into) of actual focus point in image playback (might be difficult
        when using phase-detect AF and re-composing, but for contrast-detect it should be fine).
-   DOF lock (so I don’t have to keep it pressed down while scanning the image or changing the aperture)
-   Ability to zoom in to edges of frame
-   Screen brightness lock when DOF preview button is pressed (since I have to use manual exposure because the matrix metering sucks, even on a tripod).  I’m not sure why I need the screen brightness to change when changing the aperture while pressing the DOF button and I already had the brightness on exposure simulation.
-   Faster contrast detect AF

3,5,7 shot autobracket +/- 3 stops +/-2 on either end

9-11 cross point AF, better Al-Servo.  I haven’t used the AF on the 7D, but is seems more complicated than I need, but just copying that could be fine.  F8 for the center AF point would be a dream (70-200 f4 + x2 tele).
Better and more consistent matrix metering.   OK, I’ve only had the camera 1 month, but it seems very inconsistent compared to my T1i.  Even on a tripod or in very similar lighting.  I could write an essay on this but now I know why it seems many people shoot in manual with this camera and although it has honed my manual exposure skills over the last month it is a pain sometimes (especially when changing the aperture using DOF preview in live mode).  This could also be a function of the increased dynamic range over the T1i, in which case the ‘Expose-to-the-right’ metering will be even more valuable if the DR is increased without going to 16bits.

Keep the MP in the 21-26 range and increase DR and reduce high ISO noise.  IMO you are not going to get a 36MP camera with the same DR and high ISO IQ as you have now.  Something fundamental needs to happen with sensor technology for this to happen which is why the 1Dx only has 18MP. (Or they could keep cheating on the ISO ratings – they are already 2/3 stop lower than my T1i for instance).
Focus point distance readout (for setting hyperfocal distance or judging optimal focal distance for landscapes)

Inbuilt wireless flash control

1, 3 or 6 fps (not 1 or 6 – too much difference)

Timer on LCD in bulb mode (so I can see exposure time in the dark)

Create new folder for each day

Movie mode on main dial.  I don't use it much, but have to have it turned off because I use live-view a lot and don't want to start recording if I hit 'set'.  Going into the menu's to use the video is a bit of a pain, but overall as long as it doesn't interfere with still shooting, I'm not too bothered.


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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #299 on: November 28, 2011, 03:54:59 PM »

Expose-to-the-right setting where you set the amount of clipping of highlights

Pixel binning so I can shoot 10MP at ISO6400 and get similar noise to ISO 1600

Keep the MP in the 21-26 range and increase DR and reduce high ISO noise.  IMO you are not going to get a 36MP camera with the same DR and high ISO IQ as you have now.  Something fundamental needs to happen with sensor technology for this to happen which is why the 1Dx only has 18MP.

Timer on LCD in bulb mode (so I can see exposure time in the dark)

I stripped the tech part down a bit , as I am not much into it. But these features here would make the perfect camera in my price range.

Just one question: wouldn't pixelbinning cannibalize an 1Dx? But let's say, for a 30+MP monster this could be an intresting possibility. I'd be taking the gros of my pictures at 8 MP as with my current 30D. 8 MP is plenty for my amateur photographer needs, as I am aiming at better low light IQ.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2011, 03:59:09 PM by pedro »
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Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« Reply #299 on: November 28, 2011, 03:54:59 PM »