New Firmware Update For Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Provides Uncompressed HDMI Output Support And Improved AF Performance
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 23, 2012 – Canon U.S.A.,
Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new
firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera that
significantly improves the camera's performance and usability. In
response to requests from professionals working in the fields of cinema
and television production, the firmware update enables the use of
uncompressed HDMI Output support, making possible more efficient video
editing and monitoring procedures. Additionally, the upgrade supports
the advanced needs of photographers through improved AF performance when
capturing still images.
Uncompressed HDMI Output Support
When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of
high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the
EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera's HDMI terminal.
This, in turn, facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image
degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion
picture and video productions. Additionally, video being captured can be
displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site
monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.
Improved AF Functionality
Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens
making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports
AF employing the camera's central cross-type points (currently
compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update
will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects,
benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using
The new firmware update will be available, at no charge, in April
2013 from the Canon U.S.A. website and can be downloaded by end users or
through Canon Factory Service Centers.
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