Your Hacked 5D Mark III Can Record RAW Video

DSLR video is great, having ushered in a new ecosystem of tools, workflows, and filmmakers. In the last couple of years, though, the image quality has stagnated while other, video-centric cameras like the Canon C300 or the Blackmagic Cinema Camera have proven superior. However, it turns out that hidden inside the … » 5/13/13 9:59am 5/13/13 9:59am

This Is the Gear Used to Take Obama's New Official Portrait

Obama's has a new portrait to kick off his second term as POTUS, and it is an exercise in pure and simple portrait photography. Here is a rundown of what photographer Pete Souza used to snap the soon-to-be iconic pic. » 1/18/13 11:25am 1/18/13 11:25am

If you look closely at the reflection in Obama's eyes, it looks as if Souza used two umbrellas…

The Incredibly Detailed Art of Benchmarking the Canon 5D Mark III

Every time a camera comes out, nerds keep a close watch on DxO Labs to see how the image sensor will measure up to others in the camera benchmarker's battery of tests. DxO just released its ratings for the most anticipated camera in years: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III. CNET was there to document the whole process. » 4/20/12 3:40pm 4/20/12 3:40pm

The 5D Mark III's Light Leak Issue Is Confirmed By Canon

Ruh-roh. The new Canon 5D Mark III might be a fantastic camera and a real champ in low-light situations, but a recently discovered hardware flaw could pose problems for photographers shooting in the dark. » 4/14/12 1:00pm 4/14/12 1:00pm

Canon 5D Mark III Partial Teardown: Don't Try This At Home

After playing with the Canon 5D Mark III for the last few weeks, we've safely concluded that this is easily one of the best cameras to come out in years. Still, we're always down to learn more. Our friends at are giving us our first look at the camera's guts, revealing it's intelligent compact… » 4/12/12 9:37am 4/12/12 9:37am

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs. Nikon D800: Which Is Better for Filming…

Both the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 have been out for a few weeks now, and here's what we're all wondering: Which is the better mid-range, professional-grade camera? This hilarious shootout between the two does an excellent job of showing some of the differences. » 4/05/12 6:40pm 4/05/12 6:40pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review: The Best DSLR for Shooting Video

It's been nearly four years since Canon released the EOS 5D Mark II, the camera that turned digital still cameras into affordable workhorses for videographers and indie filmmakers. And this next evolution was definitely created with those filmmakers in mind. » 3/23/12 12:21pm 3/23/12 12:21pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Video Chompin, Darkness Slaying, Digital Single…

Nearly five years ago, the Canon 5D Mark II changed cameras forever by turning video into a DSLR feature. It became the darling of indie filmmakers, war photographers and anyone in between who had a need for incredibly convenient, visually distinctive moving pictures. It still is. But it's about to get one-upped.… » 3/02/12 12:00am 3/02/12 12:00am

The Canon 5D Mark III Comparison: How It Stacks Up to Other Cameras

When you compare the Canon 5D Mark III to other DSLRs, its specs fall somewhere between the 1D X and the previous model, the 5D Mark II. But how does it compare to competition like the Nikon D800? » 3/02/12 12:00am 3/02/12 12:00am