Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III redefines the state of the art in no uncertain terms. A new 21.1-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor delivers astounding image quality. 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 makes the EOS-1Ds Mark III powerful and versatile. .
A New Full-Frame Performance Standard The recording area of the sensor is 36 x 24mm, which is equivalent to the full-frame size of the 35mm film format. The tremendous pixel count delivers high-resolution images of exacting precision, with Photoshop file sizes over 60MB for outstanding quality at large print sizes and post-processing cropping flexibility. Despite the higher pixel density, Canon CMOS sensor technology ensures exceptionally low noise and the widest usable ISO range* (from 50 to 3200, using ISO range extension).
Dual DIGIC III Image Processor Developed to maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of digital photography. The latest-generation DIGIC III Image Processor works in concert with Canon's CMOS sensor to achieve even higher levels of performance. The entire electronic system is totally re-designed, giving the camera itsincredible combination of speed and image quality. Digital noise is significantly reduced in shadow areas, and color reproduction issuperior.
Live View Function which makes the LCD monitor a real-time finder. When the Live ViewFunction is enabled, the reflex mirror is locked up and the shutter opens. The image output from the CMOS sensor will be displayed in real time on the LCD monitor with 100 percent coverage. A selectable portion of the image can be magnified by 5x or 10x to aid inprecise manual focusing. Focus, exposure check, composing, and shooting can all be accomplished in this mode. There is also a grid overlay option, perfect for architectural photography.
Weather-Resistant Design Extensive weatherproofing ensures superior reliability, even when shooting in harsh environments.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System Dust that settles on the low-pass filter is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off.
Dust that has been missed by the Integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.2 or higher.
Product Type Digital AF/AE SLR Recording Medium 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 Format 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 Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor 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 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 Format 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)
Recording System Folders Can be manually created by user, and freely selected for subsequent images. File Numbering Continuous numbering
Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)
Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB Interfaces USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output Settings 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 Personal White Balance 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 Dioptric Adjustment Correction -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, registration), 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 Auto Focus Type TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor AF Point Selection 45-point (19 high-precision cross-type AF points plus 26 Assist AF points) AF Working 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 Metering Modes 63-zone TTL full aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder)
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)
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 Method 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 Range 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) 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) Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-timer 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay Remote Control Canon N3 type terminal EOS External Flash/Dedicated Speedlites 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 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) Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting JPEG: approx. 45 frames
RAW: approx. 15 frames
RAW+JPEG: approx. (TBA) frames (Large/Fine)
Monitor Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor Screen Monitor size 3.0 in. Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels Coverage Approx. 100% Brightness Control 7 levels provided Image 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 Alert In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink Protection Single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection Erase Modes Single image, all images in a folder, all images in the memory card or check-marked images can be erased or unprotected. Direct Printing from the Camera Possible with compatible PictBridge-enabled printers Compatible Printers CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200U, included with camera kit) Settings Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction 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 Menu Categories Shooting
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) 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 Operating Temperature Range 32-113°F/0-45°C Operating Humidity Range 85% or less Dimensions 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 159.6 x 79.9mm (W x H x D) Weight 42.5 oz./1,205g