The following has been posted and accepted by Canon on their website, for their review request................guess I don't need to change it !!
Only had this camera for a few weeks now, but loving it !! Having had a 400D since 2007 and then upgrade to a 50D plus investment in three L series lenses, I thought I was a happy man. However, when the 5D MKIII hit the streets, there was a remarkable amount of enthusiastic reviews from not only the Press, but also my local guy in the camera shop. At this point I was contemplating entering the full size sensor market and saw the MKII as the cheapest and best solution............then I started researching. Low light capabilities and an awesome AF system captured my eye !!!! I am naturally a wary buyer and left my purchase for a while and carried on with further research. Others have released sixty squillion pixel DSLRs shortly before the 5D MKIII, but when all is said and done, do you really need all those pixels..................NO !!!!!!!!! Pixel counts of 36M and higher will eat hard drives like PAC MAN did the wee dots on the screen !!! We need a sensible approach to sensor size v pixels and I am of the opinion that the 22.1 M sensor is as much as we should go.Â Since using the 5D MKIII I have been amazed by the AF system. I thought previous piccies were sharp, but this AF has proved me wrong. I get almost 100% totally in focus. The system does take a lot of time to get used to and I am no expert yet, but I just love the way it works and how easy it is to select focus points. Read the manual a lot and practice is what I have found is best. Image quality is great and I love the low light capability. Initially low light was not on my hit list, hence my initial bent towards the MKII. However, now that I have used it to shoot Brisbane night time scenes in the city, hand-held and sharp, I am a low-light capability convert through and through. The camera has some great features with regards to assigning buttons and the MENU, although mind boggling when first used, is actually very very good and I have experimented more with this camera, than I did with my previous cameras (both still in regular service by the way). Build wise, the camera feels solid. No real down sides yet, but I do have to experiment further. If you are a very keen photographer, who understands photographic principles and who loves pin sharp results and lots of options that you are willing to use, then this is the camera. If you want it because it is better than your mates, but you only shoot in semi-auto and .jpeg, then don't....you are just wasting money !! Buy a 50/60D, or one of the other great cameras from Canon for the "novice".