DxOMark has just published its results for the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It obtained Canon's best-ever DxOMark Overall Score for full-frame digital cameras.
With a DxOMark Score of 81 points, it's in 10th place overall (for all cameras) in the DxOMark rankings, barely edging out the 1Ds Mark III (80 points) and improving on its predecessor by two points. More importantly: the 5D Mark III provides very good performance in low light, putting it in 5th place overall for this category. Canon had announced that its sensor would show improved sensitivity thanks to a new gapless micro lens array that would capture more light, and, at nearly one-half stop better than the 5D Mark II, the new camera's performance justifies that claim.
The 5D Mark III sensor's dynamic range, similar to that of the 1Ds Mark III, is in 49th place for this category. What this means, says DxO, is that the manufacturer has made very little progress in DR since the appearance of the 1Ds Mark III and the 1D Mark IV, the best-rated Canon cameras in this category.
(Adapted from the press release)
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