Canon is Celebrating 10 Years of the EOS 5D Line

Canon 5D Product Line 10 Year Anniversary

On August 22 this year, the original Canon EOS 5D will turn 10 years old. Leading up to the official 10-year anniversary date, Canon has kicked off a bit of an anniversary celebration of the Canon 5D line.

At the time it was announced, Canon slotted the original 5D 12.8MP full frame camera in between its prosumer EOS 20D model (at 8.2MP) and the high-end professional EOS 1Ds Mark II (16.7MP). [Read more…]


Canon 5Ds vs. Canon 5D Mark III Comparison


When Canon announced the new 5Ds and 5Ds R cameras, it stoked the megapixel war flames once again by thoroughly trouncing the resolution of the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R cameras, both of which offer a mere 36MP full frame sensor.

While the 5Ds and 5Ds R are the latest to the 5D line, Canon is leaving the very popular 5D Mark III in the line-up. The Canon 5D Mark III was introduced in March 2012. By Canon’s prior timelines, the 3-year point is the proper upgrade timeframe. However, DSLRs have plateaued somewhat over the past few years and the need to upgrade every 2-3 years is less compelling for photographers and, by extension, camera manufacturers.

Additionally, the 5D Mark III and 5Ds/5Ds R are, in many ways, very different cameras for very different purposes. Even though the cameras are very similar from the outside, what’s inside makes them very different indeed. [Read more…]

Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 – Deal Alert


ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 again (compare at $2499 sale price). Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.

Please note: This is probably a grey market camera and/or it was part of a kit that the seller broke up to sell separately at a discounted rate. At the time of this post, ebay seller getitdigital has a 99.5% positive rating on ebay.

Canon 5D Mark III Firmware Update ver. 1.3.3


Canon recently issued a firmware update for the 5D Mark III to version 1.3.3. The new firmware provides for the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
  2. Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.

You can download the firmware here on Canon’s website.

Canon 5D Mark III Gets Major Price Drop and Instant Savings


Canon has brought the MAP (minimum advertised price) of the 5D Mark III down to $2799, which effectively becomes the new “retail” price. Additionally, the price drop comes in conjunction with a $300 instant savings for a limited time, which means you can buy the Canon 5D Mark III today at $2499 from US retailers. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Likewise, the Canon 5D Mark III kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens gets a corresponding price drop and instant savings rebate – making it $3099. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Both deals also include 2% rewards from B&H, as well as several other freebies.