Canon: Why the 5D Mark III has no articulating screen
4th Mar 2012 | 13:42
It's all about weatherproofing
Canon has explained the reasoning behind the decision to not include an articulated screen on its new Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR.
David Parry from Canon UK told TechRadar that its absence was due to the camera's weatherproofing needing to be maintained.
"It would affect the weatherproofing, and we feel that is more important," he said.
"The majority of people asking for articulated screens are of course videographers, and most of those will use field monitors."
Parry also explained that he believes the field of view of the 1,040,000-dot LCD should also be adequate for the majority of users.
The 5D Mark III is likely to be used by a large amount of videographers, as its predecessor has led the way in video on DSLR, being the first to feature HD video recording.
Available from the end of March, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III UK price is set to be around £2999.