It seems that there have been numerous complaints from Canon 5D Mk III owners regarding a light leak issue on the camera’s LCD display. While it might not be so noticeable during the day, it seems that in low-light or extremely dark settings, the light leak from the LCD panel is bright enough to affect the camera’s auto-exposure settings. This could lead to incorrect exposures and might be of extreme nuisance to photographers who rely on their cameras to make a living.
Canon has since released a statement acknowledging the issue and describes the problem as, “In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change as a result of the AE sensor’s detection of light from the LCD panel.” Unfortunately apart from the company acknowledging the problem, no timeline or details were provided on what they would do to fix it. While not every unit has been affected, would-be owners of the Canon 5D Mk III might want to test their units thoroughly before purchasing. Check out the video below for a demonstration of the light leak in action.
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