Cracking open the Canon 5D Mark III
Anyone concerned about warranty claims, weather sealing or breaking expensive tech products, look away now.
Since the Canon 5D Mark III has been released, two enterprising websites have taken it upon themselves to crack open the camera to see just what is inside. The first example comes from LensRentals.com, which has previously hacked away at a Sony NEX-3 and a Nikon D7000. It had a legitimate reason for taking a peek inside, which was to investigate the cause of a loose screw rattling around.
The disassembly shows that the Mark III is really a completely different beast to the Mark II. It's also easier to replace certain features, like a broken battery latch, without touching many of the surrounding components.
If perusing the innards of just one camera isn't enough for you, EOSHD.com has done the same thing, but for a slightly different purpose — to remove the optical low-pass filter. Reports and reviews of the Mark III thus far have commented on the soft video produced by the camera, and removing this filter can alleviate the problem.