Mark III still worth it? / recomended camera today 2015

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      Avataryosoypedro
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      Hello all, this is my first post so hope to get some guidelines.

      I am in the need to get a better cámera for my projects. I have now a T3i and a 50mm 1.8.
      Basic gear for a started point and it has worked great but I am now in the need of a better quality camera. I do photography and video.

      My first question: ¿Is Canon Mark III still worth it?
      I am really thinking on Mark III, I have the budget I know it is an old technology camera but it is too a proven product.

      If not is 6D a good choice? how important should autofocus points be? (huge difference between Mark III and 6D )

      ¿Should I switch to mirrorless (like Sony A7 II or Panasonic GH4)?

      What it’s the smartest move today with all this choices?

      To be honest I love Canon and I woul like de Mark III and its L lens.

      Thanks a lot for your help.

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    Canon cameras have viewfinders that are blocked by the mirror in Live View – mirrorless cameras have electronic viewfinders that actually work while you record video. Older generation Canon cameras such as the 5D Mark III are limited to 1080/30p – mirrorless cameras record at 1080/60p (at least) for smooth slow motion. The Canon 5D Mark III lacks in-body stabiliation – the newest full frame Sony has in-body stabilization. All Canon DSLRs below the $7999 1D C are limited to 1920x1080p resolution. The newest full frame Sony records 3840x2160p resolution (4 times sharper) internally.

    For just $499 more than the $2499 Canon 5D Mark III, you can get a modern Sony A7s II here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0158SRJVQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0158SRJVQ&linkCode=as2&tag=videomaker22forum-20

    …and get incredible night handheld results like this:

    https://vimeo.com/143513447 (shot handheld at 100fps)

    Without in-body stabilization, the 5D III would need an expensive stabilizer to give you results close to this – and it would be completely unable to record high frame rate slow motion.

    Sadly, the 5D Mark III was a great still/video camera in its day, but its day is past – at least in my view.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck with your upgrade!

    Bill
    Hybrid Camera Revolution
    http://www.hybridcamerarevolution.com

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