Not content to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first EOS SLR Canon have upped the ante by announcing a new camera to the line up. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III improves on its predecessor (the Mark II) in a number of ways including a “22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DiG!C 5+ image processor with a new 61-point High Density Reticular AF system and enhanced full HD movie capability”.

“The EOS 5D Mark III sets a new benchmark in the high-performance DSLR camera category,” said Chris Macleod, Canon EOS Brand Manager. “Built with uncompromised quality, it brings new innovations to an already sublime feature set, anticipating the needs of both high-level enthusiasts and professionals looking for a camera that has the speed, control, and agility to capture everything from landscapes and moving wildlife to portraits and weddings. Its added ability to shoot full HD movies makes it a truly indispensable photographic tool to take your photography to the next level.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III accepts both SD and Compact Flash memory cards and is due to be released March 2012.

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