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 A workhorse that runs like a deer Initially when I bought this camera, I ran into the focusing problems. Canon was excellent in repair turn around for an winter sporting event I had coming up. Since the repair and firmware upgrades, this camera has run without a hitch. I bought this camera for action and some low light events. During an event, I will run with 2 cameras, one the Mark III and the other the 40D. I also coupled the Mark III with my 5d Mark II, but for low light action at any event where use of flash is limited, the Mark III blows every other camera out the water. There is virtually no hunting for focus and the continuous servo was dead on about 70% during the low light captures. I found the 40d & 5d Mrk II to be out of this areana all together. i'm seriously contemplating he 1d Mark IV to accompany on future event shoots. I used the Mrk III in extreme cold down to -40. Not a hitch and I was surprised how long the battery lasted even at those temps. Great for winter sports and anything you want to through at it. I have used in studio for portrait work, where some of my shots involve action cameo's. The 1D Mark III is the cat's meow. Get it... it will not disappoint.
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want another I shoot mainly sports and this camera is unbelievable.
    Date published: 2009-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy another soon! I am a prof especialized in historic cities and arts, and I have travelled around to seek more historical places for 27 years. The precision of this camera is superb, the quality of images is superb. Just superb! Nothing against. A MUST HAVE CAMERA FOR SERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Date published: 2009-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handling Ease I use this camera to shoot events, such as, bicycle races and similar events sponsored by NGO's. I like the grips which make it easy to handle. This is important because the camrea is heavy and I find that I tend to carry it by the grips rather than use the strap on my neck which can be rather tiring. Also, the grips and weight add to the ease of handling with the heavier glass With L lenses the quality is there without using too much space on the cards or the computer. I have a 50D which uses more space with the 15 megapixels.
    Date published: 2009-10-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as thrilled as I thought I would be Have had now for about 6 months. I also own a 5D Mark II which I have owned about 1 year. I had planned on selling my 5D once I bought the mark III but I have not been able to part ways with the 5D. Yes the Mark III is a pro level body, very customizable, built like a tank, has blazing fast AF and an amazing burst rate,(although the 10 fps claim largely depends on ISO, f stop, and a couple of custom feature settings. However, there appears to be no substitute for megapixels and sensor sensitivity. No where more apparent than when enlarging over 100%, which I frequently do for airshows, sporting events, etc. Also the 920,000 pixel preview screen on the 5D completely puts the Mark III's screen to shame. I simply do not trust the Mark III's preview screen for accurate previewing as far as color contrast and overall appearance. They are night and day in contrast. Call me crazy, but unless your shooting sports for a living,and must have the blazing AF and burst rate, I cant justify buying this.
    Date published: 2009-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweeeeeeeet....................... this camera ROCKS. I love it. it's the best. so insted of getting the 1Ds mkIII I got this camera and the 5D mkII now I have the best of both worlds plus, and get this 10 FRAMES PER SECOND. any thing I would need the 1Ds for I can use the 5D mkII on, and things that couldent be done with the 1Ds can be done with the awsome camera.
    Date published: 2009-10-13
    Date published: 2009-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waited too long While I have had only a few weeks to explore this beauty, I have concluded that I should have invested it a long time ago. I shoot outdoor endurance sports , and the ID is the ticket. Coupled to a 100m-400mm Canon, it beats my 5ds by many a mile. Yes, it is a little heavy, but it is well worth the weight. Its maximum burst speed is breathtaking, almost to much for someone like me who prefers careful timing. Its build and seals relieve a lot of pressure from worries about wet, dirty and potentially damaging conditions. There are many features I have yet to explore, but I can see that once I have played with them they could be valuable. Having both CF and SD capability is a real blessing in fast-breaking situations where memory is consumed quickly. I use the SD as backup memory, so that I don't have to stop and reload. Long battery life also is great. Someone once described this camera as a beast, and so it is. It is powerful and most of all, a pro's beauty.
    Date published: 2009-09-18
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