The Magic Lantern guys never cease to amaze with what they can pull out of Canon HDSLRs. In the latest Magic Lantern firmware that’s in development, the Canon 5D Mark III now manages to capture raw video at 24p. This comes after it was previously teased running at lower frame rates.
The resolution isn’t quite up to full 1920 x 1080; however, 720p is no problem. Additionally, they have been able to record up to 1928×850 with continuous recording. Bumping the resolution up to 1928×902 only allows for 700 frames of capture (or 29 seconds) before recording stops.
For an example of what raw video offers over Canon’s internal ALL-I recording, check out the below sample videos. [click to continue…]
Shortly after the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 were released last year, DxO Labs published the results of the sensor performance of both cameras. The initial tests showed much better results for the D800′s sensor than the 5D Mark III.
Now, the DxO team is singing a different song after further comparisons between the cameras using high quality lenses. [click to continue…]
Canon has dated the new firmware for the Canon 5D Mark III that will provide uncompressed HDMI output at 4:2:2 8-bit and autofocus at f/8. The firmware update should be available later this month on April 30.
More details on the update from the initial announcement last October.
Canon USA is selling the Canon 5D Mark III for $2,799.21 refurbished. Compare to $3,299 new. Check out the refurb deal here at Canon USA’s store.
B&H has the Canon 5D Mark III factory refurbished for $2839. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Canon USA store has refurbished Canon 5D Mark III bodies for $2,799.21 right now (almost $200 cheaper than new models run with current instant rebates). Check out the deal here at Canon USA’s store.