Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Is there any disadvantage?

Started Jul 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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In reply to BPina, Jul 17, 2014

BPina wrote:

So, we all know the beauty of this camera, and how it may improve many types of photography. I love to shoot wide and indoors (low light), so i am considering to build cash to buy a shiny new 5D Mark IV when it comes out (have to build cash from now to be able to buy it).

The point is... There are many sites and threads on foruns that talk about how capable is this camera. But i couldn't find many with the disadvantages of it.

So, for you, owners, what do you complain about the Canon EOS 5D Mark III? I really want to cover all variables before spending that much money on this camera.


I'm a photojournalist and own two 5D III. Excellent mid-level pro camera. Drawbacks? Crippled SD slot. "Only" six frames per second (a little anemic for serious sports/action shooters.) No audio record function like on the 1D series cameras (handy for making notes, spelling names on the fly). No bells and whistles like built-in WiFi and GPS that some crave. Extremely complex, though useful auto focus. "Only" 22.3 megapixel sensor which is also somewhat outmoded compared to the latest bleeding-edge sensors offered by other manufacturers.

Enough? Quibbles mainly.

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