Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR Reviews, Specification, Price & Best Deals

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Product Name: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR
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The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is an engineering tour de force which, true to the EOS-1 legacy, redefines the state of the art in no uncertain terms. An entirely new 21.1-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor delivers astounding image quality and creates new photographic possibilities. Dual "DIGIC III" Image Processors work in tandem to speed up data handling and camera operation, while further refining imaging performance. Tough, high-durability body and shutter designs, combined with the unique EOS Integrated Cleaning System, set new standards for professional dependability. Cutting-edge features-such as a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function, and a fast, precise 45-point AF system-make the EOS-1Ds Mark III powerful and versatile. And, of course, the EOS-1Ds Mark III is part of the unparalleled EOS System, which, with more than 50 EF lenses, 15 interchangeable focusing screens, and extensive wireless remote control and lighting accessories, is the most advanced and powerful digital photography system in the world.

Digital Zoom
Optical Zoom
ResolutionAbove 10 megapixels
Face RecognitionNo
Optical ZoomYes
LCD ScreenYes
Movie ModeYes

Additional features

Product Specifications -

Type -
Type - Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Media - CF Card Type I and II, SD/SDHC Memory Card (1 slot each), and/or External media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Canon WFT-E2A transmitter), compatible with UDMA-compliant CF cards, and SDHC SD cards
Image Sensor Size - 1.42 x 0.94 in./36.0 x 24.0mm (full-frame sensor)
Compatible Lenses - Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount - Canon EF mount 1.0x

Image Sensor -
Type - Full-frame, high-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels - Approx. 21.10 megapixels
Total Pixels - Approx. 21.90 megapixels
Aspect Ratio - 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System - RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter - Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor

Recording System -
Recording Format - DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on two memory cards, and onto compatible external USB hard drives (via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A)
Image Type - JPEG, JPEG+RAW, RAW (Canon CR2)
File Size
JPEG/Large: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)
JPEG/Medium 1: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,992 x 3,328)
JPEG/Medium 2: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,080 x 2,720)
JPEG/Small: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)
RAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)
sRAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)
Folder Setting - Can be manually created by user, and freely selected for subsequent images.
File Numbering - 1. Continuous numbering
2. Auto reset
3. Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)
Color Space - Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output

Image Processing -
Type - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, five Custom WB settings (1-5), user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K), five Personal White Balance PC-1 to PC-5
Auto White Balance - Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images, Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments
White balance shift: blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels; manually set by user

Viewfinder -
Type - Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
Coverage - Approx. 100% horizontally and vertically
Magnification - 0.76x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint - Approx. 20mm
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment - -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror- Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63)
Viewfinder Information - AF (AF points, focus confirmation light, point selection mode, registr ation), Exposure (metering mode, spot metering area, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure level), Image (JPEG recording, RAW recording, shots remaining, maximum burst, white balance correction, memory card information), Battery check
Depth-of-Field Preview - Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
Eyepiece Shutter - Built-in

Autofocus -
Type - TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points - 45-point (19 high-precision cross-type AF points plus 26 Assist AF points)
Metering Range - EV -1 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes - Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection - Automatic selection; Manual selection: 19 AF points, or only inner 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-1), or outer 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-2)
Selected AF Point Display - Superimposed in viewfinder and on LCD panel
AF-assist Beam - None. Emitted by EX-series Speedlite or optional ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter

Exposure Control -
Metering Modes - 63-zone TTL full aperture metering
1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2. Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder)
3. Spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
- Center spot metering
- AF point-linked spot metering (C.Fn. I-7-1)
- Multi-spot metering (max. 8 spot metering entries)
4. Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range - EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control - Program AE (shiftable), Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, E-TTL II program AE (Evaluative flash metering, Averaged flash metering), Manual, Bulb
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)- Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200 (via C.Fn I-3)
* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Exposure Compensation - Exposure Compensation (user-set): up to +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
Auto Bracketing (AEB): 3 shots, up to +/- 3 stops, in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments, in all exposure modes. Sequence can be changed via C.Fn I-5
AE Lock - Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes

Shutter -
Type - Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds - 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-, 1/2- or 1-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec. (with EOS dedicated external Speedlites; 1/250 maximum with other shoe-mount flashes, and 1/60th-1/250th with studio strobes*)
* maximum sync speed with studio strobes will depend upon flash characteristics and connection method; testing is encouraged to verify fastest possible sync speed with specific studio flash equipment
Shutter Release - Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer - 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Remote Control - Canon N3 type terminal

External Speedlite -
EOS Dedicated Speedlite - E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
PC Terminal - Provided; accepts third-party flash units with sync line voltages up to 250V maximum

Drive System -
Drive Modes - Single, silent, high-speed continuous (approx. 5 fps), low-speed continuous (approx. 3 fps), 10- or 2-sec. self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed - Approx. 5 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/(TBA) sec. or faster in all recording modes)
Maximum Burst - JPEG: approx. 56 frames
RAW: approx. 12 frames
RAW+JPEG: approx. (TBA) frames (Large/Fine)

LCD Monitor -
Type - TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size - 3.0 in., diagonal
Dots - Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage - Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment - 7 levels provided

Image Playback -
Display Format -Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, AF point, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Brightness or RGB Histogram, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View Function: view image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-16-1
Highlight Warning - In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink

Image Protection and Erase -
Protect - Single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
Erase - Single image, all images in a folder, all images in the memory card or check-marked images can be erased or unprotected.
Possible with compatible PictBridge-enabled printers
CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200U, included with camera kit)
Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction

New Features -
Dust Delete Feature - Via built-in microphone at rear of camera body; activated by pressing recording button on camera. Sound file attached to image file on memory card
Picture Style - WAV
Recording Time - Max. 30 sec. per recording

Menus -
Menu Categories
1. Shooting
2. Playback
3. Setup
4. Custom function/My Menu
LCD Monitor Language - 18 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

Power Source -
Battery - One dedicated lithium-ion battery pack LP-E4 AC power can be supplied via the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 (included)
Number of Shots - At 73°F/23°C: Approx. (TBA)
At 32°F/0°C: Approx. (TBA)
The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4 is used
Battery Check - Automatic, displayed in six levels. Precise readout of percentage remaining, shots taken since last charge, calibration recommended, and approx. remaining battery life are displayed with Battery Info menu setting.
Power Saving - Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
Back-up Battery - One CR2025 lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD)- 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 159.6 x 79.9mm
Weight - 42.5 oz./1,205g

Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range - 32-113°F/0-45°C
Working Humidity Range - 85% or less

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