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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III digital camera
EOS-1Ds Mark III
at a glance
5616 x 3744
3.0" lcd viewer
LP-E4 Li-ion pack
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III review summary
camera date Nov 07  
pixels / class 21.9M  Pro SLR digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  10 reviews
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III specifications
lens / zoom  Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  63 zone; evaluative, partial,  center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto; 6 presets; 5 custom settings; color temperature; 5 personal settings
shutter  auto | manual / B, 30s - 1/8000s
exposure  +/- 3 EV in 1/3EV or 1/2EV steps
flash / mode  hot-shoe
viewfinder  ttl optical, LCD live view
iso ratings  100 - 1600 (can be expanded to 50 and 3200)
image size  5616x3744 / 4992x3328 / 4080x2720 / 2784 x 1856
image format  raw (14 bit/color); sraw (14 bit/color); jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self-timer 2s / 10s
video options  
audio options  sound recording (30s/image)
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed)
storage  compact flash I / II (UDMA compliant), SD, SDHC
extra features  CMOS 36mm x 24mm
simultaneous raw & jpeg recording possible
dust delete feature
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
28Sep09 Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III field test report at photocrati
18Aug08 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III review at dpreview
31Jan08 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III review at the-digital-picture
08Dec07 Canon meets Nikon in the ring by John Harrington
Introductions, previews and other reviews
23Feb11 Pentax 645D vs Canon EOS 1Ds III at ePhotozine
09Dec09 Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III review at
03May09 A Zeiss Flektogon 20/2.8 on the Canon 1Ds Mk3
27Dec07 Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III review diary at the DOP
10Dec07 Nikon / Canon comparison at Luminous-landscape
20Aug07 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III preview at imaging-resource
News, guides, hints & tips
30Apr08 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Firmware Version 1.1.2
19Oct07 Canon EOS-1D Mark III autofocus fix is on the way
20Aug07 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III press summary
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III announcement clippings

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.

Fulfilling the ultra-low noise, ultra-high image quality promise of the EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR camera requires handling the enormous signal processing requirements of the camera's 21-megapixel resolution and top continuous shooting speed of five fps. To accomplish this, Canon has incorporated two identical DIGIC III imaging engines into the camera for parallel (and hence, faster) signal processing. The CMOS sensor reads out to the dual "DIGIC III" processors simultaneously in eight channels. DIGIC III is the next generation of Canon's proprietary image processing engine. This technology ensures the fine details and natural colors of images are optimally recorded and, as an added bonus, is responsible for the EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR's high-speed performance, faster signal processing and more efficient energy consumption.

One of the dynamic innovations incorporated into new EOS Digital SLRs - and optimized for professional shooters on the EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR - is Canon's Live View shooting mode which provides photographers with an expanded and exceedingly convenient set of shooting options beyond the conventional SLR through-the-lens viewing. Framing and shooting subjects using the camera's LCD screen affords the shooter the same 100 percent field of view provided by the optical viewfinder - this is a full-frame digital SLR after all - but Live View has the added advantage of allowing the image to be more easily composed on the camera's bright and brilliant 230,000-pixel, three-inch LED screen. Additionally, the LCD-viewed image can be magnified by five or ten times in order to ensure that the shot is optimally focused.

At the request of sports and wildlife photographers, a new micro-adjustment feature allows for very fine changes in the AF point of focus for each lens type in use, along with the addition of adjustable focus-tracking sensitivity as another sophisticated new AF feature. Other new components in the AF system include the reconfigured concave submirror and the secondary image formation lens, both products of Canon's vast expertise in optical engineering. Finally, the low-light sensitivity of the new AF sensor has been doubled to EV-1 for superior performance, compared with earlier EOS digital SLRs.

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