I recently posted the following note on Facebook:
One of my readers who has not been following the Canon news then asked, “What makes this camera so good that $3200 is cheap?” Below was my response:
It’s a major upgrade of a professional full-frame camera (true 35mm sensor size, unlike most consumer digital cameras that have a lot smaller of a sensor, and therefore less ability to capture detail at high megapixels and to render a shallow depth of field) that supports ISO 25600 (to be able to shoot in extremely dark places) with one of the most advanced autofocus systems on the market (to help you nail focus in action shots), all wrapped up in serious magnesium alloy body that can take a beating and face the elements while continuing to perform its job. To highlight the cinematic quality of its video capabilities, the previous Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D have made its way into Hollywood, being used for episodes of House, the opening of Saturday Night Live, action scenes for The Avengers, and a bunch of other major productions, and I can only imagine the Mark III will continue the trend. All to say, if you’re serious about photography and videography, this camera is a serious contender, especially when coupled with a 9% price drop from MSRP merely 4 months after its release. If everything described here sounds like, “Blah blah blah, blah blah blah,” then you probably don’t need to worry about it and would be more than happy with the also-very-capable Canon T3i for $579! http://bit.ly/canot3i
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