Canon 5D Mark III Has Headphone Output and (hopefully) Audio Monitoring

by on February 27, 2012

in Canon

5D Mark III Headphone Out

I was sitting here squinting at some of the lower resolution photos of the Canon 5D Mark III looking to see what that top port was on the left side and someone emailed me a link to a high-res crop.  

Turns out that my suspicion was right.  This was a big question and a big “duh” on the 1D X.  Those leaked pics reveal that the 5D Mark III has a headphone out, which is almost certainly for monitoring in-camera audio.

Now, let’s just hope we have proper metering and control over audio levels during recording…

[via CRF - Thanks D.]




1 HD Cam Team February 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Dear Eric,

Great finding. I was trying to figure out the same thing, but was too blurry in the low res pictures.

Hopefully Canon will let the users not only monitor the audio levels, but also change them WHILE recording! (Please Canon… it’s not that hard…)


2 Eric Reagan February 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Yeah, that’s kinda key. Fingers crossed.

Also, big kudos to the guy who emailed me the pic. I’d probably still be squinting at the low-res version if I hadn’t got this.

3 jlawr February 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Sorry to disappoint, but I think that’s the cable release icon

4 Eric Reagan March 1, 2012 at 1:27 am

I think the cable release port is in the bottom left of the ports.

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