Canon EOS-1D Mark III 10.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS-1D Mark III 10.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS-1D Mark III 10.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera

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Canon 1D Mark III Overview

  • 1Description

The Canon EOS-1D Mark III SLR Digital Camera is a robust and durable professional digital SLR camera that uses a unique 10.1 effective megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with an integrated cleaning system to produce images of stunning quality.

The 45-point AF system provides fast and accurate focus, while the dual DIGIC III Image Processors work in tandem to speed up every process and refine image quality even further. The EOS-1D Mark III provides an amazing burst shooting capability of up to 10 fps continuously with a maximum of 110 shots in JPEG or 30 RAW images.

The Mark III version of the EOS-1D also delivers a lighter body with improved weather sealing and shutter durability as compared to previous models, and adds a very large 3.0" LCD monitor that incorporates Canon's Live View technology.

10.1 Megapixel (APS-H) CMOS Image Sensor
The EOS-1D Mark III features a 10.1 megapixel APS-H size CMOS sensor with a broad sensitivity range (ISO 50-6400), and 14-bit A/D conversion for fine gradation and low image noise. The addition of extensive noise reduction further ensures an extremely high signal-to-noise ratio.
Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit and Dust Delete Data Detection
The EOS-1D Mark III features a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit. It functions by inducing ultrasonic vibrations in the IR-cut filter to literally shake the dust off of the image sensor. Any dust that has been missed by the integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit can be erased with the included Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software. The imaging sensor is able to single out the dust particles on its surface, and then plot out their location within the image for either manual or automatic removal in Canon's DPP software.
High-precision AF System
The EOS-1D Mark III uses an extraordinary 45-point high-density area AF system that provides not only a large continuous AF coverage area, but also extensive control over focusing point selection. The focusing point can be selected automatically by the camera or you can manually select any of 19 high-precision, cross-type AF points. The selectable AF points are further complemented by 26 additional Assist Points for instantaneous pinpoint accuracy. Furthermore, the camera uses advanced algorithms that ensure the fastest, most accurate AF performance under the widest variety of conditions, and the "intelligent" predictive focusing algorithm precisely tracks subject movement, (even erratic or rapid subject movement), so you can shoot continuously, concentrating solely on image composition.
Incredibly Fast Burst Shooting Capability
The EOS-1D Mark III can maintain maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 10 fps for up to 110 shots in JPEG mode. This impressive shooting speed is achieved by a combination of innovative technologies including a large and efficient buffer memory, a lightning-fast 45-point AF system, sophisticated tracking, and predictive AF technology - all combined with precise, instant metering.
Light-weight Body with Enhanced Weather Resistance
The EOS-1D Mark III is more rugged than its predecessor; clad in a magnesium-alloy shell, chassis, and top panel, the camera exhibits impressive strength while keeping its' weight to a minimum. All of the controls and external cover seams are sealed from water and dust. The camera also features improved shutter durability that has been tested to 300,000 exposures.
Dual DIGIC III Image Processor
The EOS-1D Mark III uses Dual DIGIC III chips working in parallel to dramatically enhance image quality and deliver impressive speed and power. The DIGIC III Image Processors work in concert with Canon's CMOS sensor to achieve the highest levels of performance, giving the camera its incredible combination of speed and image quality, while minimizing digital noise.
Highlight Tone Priority
The EOS-1D Mark III provides a Highlight Tone Priority setting that expands the cameras exposure range to the maximum allowable highlight level, resulting in smoother highlights and a minimization of loss in highlight detail. This Function maximizes detail in bright highlights, even in high-contrast lighting conditions. Furthermore, this impressive custom mode has no impact on the camera's shooting speed or burst capability.
Picture Style Settings
Picture Style settings recreate the characteristics of your favorite films by making automatic adjustments to color, saturation, sharpness, and contrast settings to generate noticeable variation in the captured images. In addition to six preset Picture Styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome), users can create three additional settings for their particular photographic style.
Large 3.0-inch LCD Monitor, Featuring Live View
Not only does the 3.0-inch LCD monitor on the EOS-1D Mark III provide the ability to review your images on a bright and large display and make access to the camera setting easier, the camera also has a Live View option, so you can compose and shoot directly from the LCD monitor. Live View also enables you to zoom in and navigate the composition at 5x or 10x normal size, thereby enabling critical manual focus and allowing more attention to detail. You can even choose a grid overlay to aid in framing your shot.
Compatible with Canon's Full Line of EOS Lenses and Accessories
The EOS-1D Mark III is compatible with Canon's world-renowned lineup of professional EF Lenses, including over 50 models ranging from 14mm ultra-wide-angle to 1,200mm super-telephoto, and supports Canon's universally acclaimed L Series lenses and Image Stabilizer technology. The camera also supports full TTL control with Canon EX series Speedlite flash units and wireless data transfer with the WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter.
Powerful Bundled Software
The EOS-1D Mark III comes with the latest incarnation of the Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc (Version 14.0) so you can get the most out of your camera. It includes Canon's ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows), ImageBrower (for Macintosh), Digital Photo Professional, Canon's EOS Utility, RAW Image Task, PhotoStitch, and PTP TWAIN Driver. Each application is designed to maximize image quality and streamline the digital workflow.
  • Digital Photo Professional 3.0
    This is an extremely sophisticated image processing application that enables RAW image processing, and supports sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. It also features the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images, and provides real-time image adjustment for intuitive image adjustment.
  • EOS Utility 2.0
    The utility software provides data transfer support and remote-controlled shooting from the computer when the camera is tethered to it by the USB connection. It also provides linking to either Canon's ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive, and supports upload capability back into the camera
  • ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser 5.8
    This user-friendly software allows for viewing and elementary editing of JPEG and RAW image files, as well as TIFF and BMP files. The software provides a variety of search options, permits renaming of either single images or batches, and offers a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program.
In the Box
Canon EOS-1D Mark III 10.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera
  • LP-E4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • LC-E4 Compact Battery Charger
  • ACK-E4 AC Adapter Kit (100-240V)
  • Eyecup Eg
  • Wide Shoulder Strap L6
  • IFC-200U USB Cable
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery (backup battery)
  • VC-100 Video Cable
  • EOS Digital Solutions Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual on CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 1D Mark III Specs

    Camera Type SLR Digital Camera
    Resolution Effective: 10.7MP, Recorded: 10.1MP
    Sensor 28.1 x 18.7mm CMOS
    Bit Depth 14-bit
    File Formats RAW, sRAW, JPEG, WAV
    File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Image Stabilization Body: No
    Crop Factor 1.3
    Lens N/A
    Zoom N/A
    Lens Mount Canon EF mount
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Range N/A
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO: 100-3200 (expandable to 50 and 6400)
    Shutter Speeds 1/8000 - 30 sec, bulb
    Metering Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted Average
    Exposure Modes Manual, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Program
    White Balance Auto, Day Light, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Burst Capability High-speed continuous: 10fps, Low-speed continuous: 3fps
    Self Timer 10 seconds or 2 seconds
    Interval Recording No

    Possible with optional TC-80N3 Timer Remote

    Remote Control Yes, N3-type remote
    Built-in Flash No
    Effective Flash Range N/A
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe, PC terminal
    Dedicated Flash System Canon Speedlite EX-series
    Max Sync Speed 1/300 sec. with Canon EX Speedlites, 1/250 sec. with other shoe-mounted flashes
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash I/II and SD/SDHC
    Still Images per GB RAW: 78
    sRAW: 134
    JPEG: High Res:292 - Low Res:853
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording No
    Video Resolution No
    Video Clip Length No
    Audio Recording WAV format
    Up to 30 seconds with image
    Viewfinder Type Eye-level Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Display 3" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V Out, Dedicated port for optional wireless WFT-E2/E2A
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.3-10.4.x)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature: 32-113°F/0-45°C
    Humidity: 85%
    Weatherproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Battery Type LP-E4 Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter ACK-E4 AC Adapter Kit (included)
    Dimensions 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1" (156 x 156.6 x 79.9mm)
    Weight 40.7 oz (1155g) body only

    Canon 1D Mark III Reviews

    EOS-1D Mark III 10.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 100.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely awesome I upgraded to the EOS-1D Mark III from using the Canon 20D, so as you can probably guess, the improvements are amazing. I shoot a lot of basketball games and the 10 fps high speed drive mode is like firing a machine gun. Being able to shoot so fast has greatly increased the number of really great shots I get. I like the bright LCD and find my auto focusing is much improved. I have been shooting at about a 320 shutter with with the ISO set at 3200 (low light in those gyms) and get very clean pictures with very little noise. They say it is the photographer and not the camera that makes a great picture... but the EOS-1D has definately improved my game.
    Date published: 2009-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Canon has to offer... ...and I am not saying this facetiously. Shoot Pro and Div1 sports and nature. I bought the latest version of this much maligned camera - the autofocus works as good or better than my 2004 1D Mark II. The user interface is much more intuitive and it is easier to operate. Is has good high iso performance, nearly a stop better than my 1D Mark II. You will get a good deal on this camera now, before the next version comes out and even so you would have to wait to get the next version and would have to bear with all of the issues. Today I shot 900 images and the battery still has 91% energy left!
    Date published: 2009-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third time is a charm! I had my eye on this body for months, and decided not to settle for something less and bought it. Well worth the money! I use the camera for everything from surfing and auto racing to ceremonies and studio work. I use the 10FPS all the time. Good: 3 inch screen, live view, sensor cleaning, 10FPS, easy to use, lighter battery than the 1d mk2. Battery lasts forever. Bad: Big, expensive, not full frame I had a 1ds Mk2 for work and the thing is just hard to use. This camera has made my life a lot easier with easier controls and just better performance. I HIGHLY recomend for anyone from professionals to up and comming.
    Date published: 2008-07-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good, yet very marginal (AF) After having my camera's 'stopper, submirror' repaired, the AI Servo performance is still in the 50-70% range, hardly acceptable for a consumer-level camera (my 30D performs in the 80-90% range), let alone a pro DSLR. Image quality is fantastic, handling, battery, interface, everything... except the soft images it routinely produces. Expertise: Advanced Problems Encountered: AI Servo performance renders 50-70% images in focus. I know how to use it, it's not me. Even after 'the fix', it's the same. (camera is currently in Virginia for the second time). Previous Equivalent Item Owned: 1Ds, 30D
    Date published: 2008-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I haven't used it a lot yet, but so far, it's everything I expected from the comments I've read saying that once you use a 1 series, you'll never go back. This is just an amazing piece of machinery. Now that I've experimented with AF micro-adjust, I don't think I'd ever be without it. About the only feature I'd really like that it doesn't have is an articulating LCD; that would be even more important to me than a high-resolution one. But this is all the camera I imagine ever wanting.
    Date published: 2009-02-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from My second Mark III. I had the mirror problems and AF issues with my first Mark III, but that is resolved and it hangs from my other shoulder. My new Mark III, with my personalized menu settings for equine sports photography is perfect, absolutely perfect. There are exposure issues for me if I enable spot metering with AF and meter off a lighter surface, then track a darker object in that it still blows out the lights. Other than that, I only have only wonderful things to say. This is a pro camera. You can't expect great results right out of the box. The extensive menu is there to fine tune to your individual shooting needs, and it works! I was quite alarmed with the issues at the onset of the release of this camera, but now I am a happy Canon owner again...and again.
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a fabulous difference This is a FABULOUS camera body. I've been SO impressed with how little noise there is at high ISOs. I now shoot at ISO 800 or ISO 1250 without concern. For me, (a nature photographer) the ability to shoot birds in flight in early light, or in shadow has been limited due to requirements for high shutter speeds. This body has allowed me to take pictures I never could have before. There has been some negative reviews of the autofocus on the blogs (see Galbraith's blog). All I can say, is I'm not sending my body back - it's made a major difference in the quality and quantity of my shots.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Camera Ever Used This is the best camera I have ever used. I have previously used Canon 5D, original 1D, 10/20/30/40D. The high ISO is very usable. ISO 3200 on the 1D 3 is equivalent to ISO 1600 on the original 5D which has been the bench mark for noise. I use this camera for indoor basketball a lot and the focus is spot on and it has to be shooting at f/2.0 and ISO 3200 1/6400. The 10 fps has gotten many shots that were impossible before. It allows for EVERY sporting event you get the shot.
    Date published: 2009-01-19
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