Canon fans, the long wait is over as the company has officially taken the wraps off the Canon EOS 5D MK III, a full frame DSLR camera that has since seen a couple of improvements over its predecessor, such as a slight bump in megapixels to 22.3MP, along with a new 720p HD video recording mode that is capable of recording at 60fps.

In a way one could think of the EOS 5D MK III as the middle ground between the 5D MK II and the 1D-X, especially since it features the 1D-X’s DIGIC 5+ image processor (only one as opposed to two in the 1D-X) which is reportedly 17 times faster than its predecessor, the Digic 4, the same 61 AF-point system, and a new sensor whose gapless micro lens design is said to be able to let in more light, which can also be found on the 1D-X.

The Canon EOS 5D MK III will also be able to shoot at ISO levels of up to 102,400, and will now see shutter lag cut down to 59 milliseconds. Much like its predecessor, the Canon EOS 5D MK III will be able to record 1080p Full HD videos at 30fps, but for videographers who want a 60fps option, it will be available albeit in 720p HD quality. Much like its previously rumored specs, the EOS 5D MK III will come with a GPS feature, a 3.2″ LCD display, a 100% Intelligent Viewfinder, and support for both CF Type I and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The camera is also compatible with over 60 EF lenses, and is expected to be made available in late March for $3,500 (body only). So, any takers? [Product page]

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