Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs EOS 5D Mark III Hands-on Review (DigitalRev)

Watch DigitalRev’s Kai compare the Canon EOS 7D Mark II to the EOS 5D Mark III. Kai takes both out for a spot of bird photography to test the two cameras out. A Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM and Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter are used.

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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Canon Release New Firmware for EOS 5D Mark III (ver. 1.3.3)

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We knew it was coming. Canon released a new firmware for the EOS 5D Mark III. You can download the update here.

Details
Firmware Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following improvement and fix:

  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.

Firmware Version 1.3.3 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.2.3 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before downloading.

Note:
Once the EOS 5D Mark III camera is updated to Version 1.3.3, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Versions 1.0.7 through 1.2.3).

Support
Download Firmware Version 1.3.3 for the EOS 5D Mark III Camera

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Killer Bundle Live Again: EOS 5D Mark III, PIXMA PRO-100, 16GB Card, Shoulder Bag, Extra Battery – $2,449 (after MIR, UPDATE)

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A super EOS 5D Mark III bundle deal is live again by authorised Canon dealer B&H Photo: 5D Mark III, PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 50 sheets photo paper, 16GB card, shoulder bag, extra battery – all for $2,449 after $650 mail-in rebate ($300 for the camera, $350 for the printer, instructions). Free shipping. The bundle is currently back-ordered (you can still place the order and wait for delivery), and expires 1/31.

Update: Adorama has a similar bundle for the same price and in stock. All kits listed below come with Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printers, Canon SG-201 Photo Paper, A Slinger Camera Bag, A Lexar 64GB Memory Card and A Canon LP-E6 Battery, and  New Leaf PLUS – 1 Year Warranty (Including Drops & Spills):

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III and accessories listed above – $2,449 (click here) – after $650 mail-in rebate, regular $3,099.
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and accessories listed above – $3,049 (click here)  – after $650 mail-in rebate, regular $3,699.
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Lens and accessories listed above –$3,199 (click here) – after $650 mail-In rebate, regular $3,849.

Canon Wants You to Upgrade to the EOS-1D X, or EOS 5D Mark III at Least

Stepping Up to a Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

CanonUSA on YouTube posted two videos highlighting the features and advantages of the EOS-1D X, and especially wants you to upgrade to the EOS 5D Mark III :-)

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EOS-1D X price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Why you should consider stepping up to Canon’s full-frame EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera