I outgrew the Canon EOS 50D. I needed a more advance camera to continue to learn and make shooting a little easier. Enter the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. I bought the kit which comes with the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS. This is a beast of a camera. Now I can record video on the camera with a push of a button. The 50D doesn’t record video. More importantly, the autofocus on this camera is simply amazing. I went from 9 AF points to 63.
It took me some time to get used to all the advance settings and using the camera. It’s very different from my old 50D. However, it’s just so much more advance in every aspect.
When I was research a new camera, I was seriously considering the Canon 7D as well. I went with the 5D Mark III because of the full frame sensor. It’s better at taking pictures in low light than a crop sensor. If I had a bunch of EF-S lenses, I probably would have gone with the 7D or wait for the rumored 7D Mark II. Most of my lenses were EF, so I was good to go.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my purchase. It’s not a cheap camera by any means, but you do get a lot of performance in a well rounded package. No, there’s no pop-up flash, but you can always edit the photos in post production to make up for it.