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Nikon D800 takes on Canon 5D Mark III for video quality

Nikon D800 takes on Canon 5D Mark III for video quality

In the war to create the greatest handheld camera of the day, both Nikon and Canon have come out swinging with video-ready units under the names Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III. What we'd like to know is if the difference between video qualities on these units is one to be concerned about, and/or if it'll be a deciding factor in choosing one or the other to purchase brand new from the camera shop. Gizmodo's Michael Hession took the opportunity to film several scenes using both cameras with the same settings this week, and his results basically seem to bring the discussion to a head.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on and samples

Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on and samples

The day the camera geeks have been waiting for is upon us: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is finally shipping, and while supplies are tight one of the new DSLR flagships is already on the SlashGear test bench. Packing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, along with up to 6fps continuous shooting and up to 1080/24p, 25p and 30p video capture, it's little surprise that 5D Mark II owners are looking enviously on at the new model and wondering what sort of trade-in prices they might get. We've already seen what Canon can do with the Mark III, and what pre-reviews think; head on after the cut for some preview footage and shots ahead of the full SlashGear review.

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Canon 5D Mark III pre-review round-up

Canon 5D Mark III pre-review round-up

The super powerful Canon EOS 5D Mark III is starting to make waves among photography buffs around the world. The new 22-megapixel juggernaut is sure to excite anyone interested in digital photography, and several sites have already posted test pictures of the device, ahead of publishing their full reviews. Here's a look at the kind of buzz that the 5D Mark III is already making. Fair warning - the pictures are pretty eye-popping.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III in stores and shipping now

Canon EOS 5D Mark III in stores and shipping now

If you've been eying Canon's hotly anticipated 5D Mark III we have some great news for you. The impressive 22.3-megapixel DSLR was expected to hit US stores this Sunday but is actually available now. Currently this top of the line camera can be yours for just $4,299 and is available in stores, and online from B&H.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III tipped for March 25

Canon EOS 5D Mark III tipped for March 25

The highly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III may start shipping at Best Buy stores and possibly other retailers on March 25. The rumored date comes from a leaked photo of a Best Buy inventory screen sent to Engadget by a tipster. Canon had previously revealed that its new flagship DSLR would go on sale sometime towards the end of March, but had not given a specific date.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III photo and video samples revealed

Canon EOS 5D Mark III photo and video samples revealed

Canon has released photo and video samples from its new EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, demonstrating the camera's low grain, high ISO support and more. The new shots show the range of talents the freshly-revealed EOS lays claim to: Canon is positioning it not only as a great portrait camera but as ideal for landscape photographers and more.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III accessories: Wireless Speedlite & GPS

Canon EOS 5D Mark III accessories: Wireless Speedlite & GPS

It's not just the new EOS 5D Mark III that Canon has today, the photography company has also outed a range of new accessories for the DSLR including the first wireless-enabled pro Speedlite. The Sppedlite Transmitter 600EX-RT uses Canon's new radio-based wireless flash tech, and can control up to five flash groups from up to 30m away. Meanwhile, there's a new battery grip for the Mark III, a WiFi file transmitter, GPS puck and more.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III official

Canon EOS 5D Mark III official

Canon has officially revealed the hotly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, bringing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor to the high-end digital camera party. Packing 61-point High Density Renticular Autofocus and up to 6fps continuous shooting, the EOS 5D Mark III also steps up its HD video game, capable of capturing 1080/24p, 25p and 30p as well as 720/60p half hour long clips with H.264 compression and a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, a first for an EOS model.

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Canon 5D Mark III images leak ahead of March 2 launch

Canon 5D Mark III images leak ahead of March 2 launch

The next mega Canon DLSR, the 5D Mark III, has been spotted in the wild again, this time in three separate images of the camera at various angles to whet the appetites of photography pros ahead of the expected March 2 launch date. The images showed up on the forums of CanonRumors, and appear authentic, according to the site. The camera will be unveiled in at least two upcoming events, one in Singapore and the other in France.

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Canon patent app hints at mirrorless cameras ahead

Canon patent app hints at mirrorless cameras ahead

Canon may finally be entering the Micro Four Thirds or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, according to a new patent filing that recently surfaced. The premier camera manufacturer had long been obstinate about this new mirrorless sector, even saying that competitors were diving in due to poor DSLR performance---a statement from a Canon exec, who may have to eat his words soon.

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Sony prepares new APS-C compact camera rival to Canon’s G1 X

Sony prepares new APS-C compact camera rival to Canon’s G1 X

Highly trusted sources of Sony Alpha Rumors have revealed that Sony has plans to one up Canon's G1X (as pictured below). This new compact camera is expected to have a DSLR-grade APS-C sensor with a fixed zoom lens. Although still only a rumor, the site gives it its highest "SR5" rating of being "almost certainly correct!"

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Canon 5D Mark III/X leaked details rundown

Canon 5D Mark III/X leaked details rundown

It's time to get serious about the next big camera release from Canon, the 5D Mark III, also known with an X in the name to assure you its hardcore. This camera was spotted in the plains a few weeks ago sporting a gigantic lens and no less than a pre-build set of hardware surrounding it. The camera we're looking at here is set to have official information released on February 28th, 2012 - if the tips are true, that is.

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