Canon Releases Firmware Update for the EOS 5D Mark III, Provides Uncompressed HDMI Output

For all of you video geeks out there that have fallen in love with your new Canon 5D Mark III there is wonderful news for you this morning. In addition to all the glorious features of this modern marvel, you can now shoot uncompressed HDMI video directly through your DSLR! Now when you tether your Canon 5D Mark III to an external recorder through the HDMI port you can capture completely uncompressed HDMI video in all it’s high definition quality.

For the rest of us just simply appreciating the camera for its raw abilities, the AF performance has been increased to allow for appropriate functionality even when shooting with a extender up to a maximum aperture of f/8. (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6) This is great news for wildlife and sports shooters, as this camera will be much more capable in those fields due to this update.

Due for release in April of 2013, be looking forward to finding that download on the Canon factory site or through their Canon Factory Service Centers.