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….. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III
This is when I think the EOS 5D series came into its own as a professional and consumer workhorse. We finally got a professional autofocus system in the 5D line of DSLRs. I think everything came together on this camera, and I still use it today.
I wasn’t into video, so I never used the Canon EOS 5D Mark II on a regular basis, and that archaic 9-point AF system was the dealbreaker for me on that camera. During the era of the EOS 5D Mark II, I was shooting primarily with the Canon EOS-1D Mark III and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
The EOS 5D Mark III launch was also the coming-out party for this site, so I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the camera!
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Specifications:
- 22.3mp Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100 – 6400
- 61 Autofocus Points
- 14bit RAW
- DIGIC 5+ Processor
- CF Card Slot / SD Card Slot
- Launched in 2012
- Launch price: $3499usd
If anyone is looking for their first full-frame DSLR, this is the camera I always recommend. You can get them used for not much money.