Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCE1DS3 MFR # 2011B016AA

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  • 21.1 Megapixel
  • Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" LCD with Live View
  • 5 fps Burst
  • Dual DIGIC III Image Processor
  • Self-Cleaning Sensor
  • Fast AF system
  • Picture Style Settings
  • Weather Resistant Body
  • Accepts UDMA CF Cards
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Canon 2011B016AA overview

  • 1Description

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) incorporates a 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor that delivers astounding image quality, with 14-bit per-channel color, and utilizes the latest Dual "DIGIC III" Image Processors that work in tandem to speed up data handling and camera operation, while further refining imaging performance. The camera is constructed with a tough, high-durability body made from quality magnesium alloy, and a shutter that has been designed and tested to withstand over 300,000 exposures.

The Large three-inch LCD screen of the EOS-1Ds mark III provides broad color gamut and a wide viewing angle , and the Live View function uses the LCD display to provide an expanded and exceedingly convenient set of shooting options. By permitting the framing and capturing of subjects using the camera's LCD screen instead of the viewfinder, the shooter gains a 100 percent field view to more easily achieve the desired composition, and an added Custom Function allows auto-focus during Live View, and provides the user with the ability to magnify the image by five or ten times in order to ensure optimal focus. Live View is at its best during tripod shooting - particularly for close-up photography where precise focusing is imperative.

The EOS Integrated Cleaning System uses ultrasonic vibrations to literally shake dust particles off of the low-pass filter in front of the sensor each time the camera is powered up or shut down. Users also have the option of engaging the "clean now" function at will or bypassing it altogether. Additionally, the manual sensor cleaning function raises the mirror and allows users to clean dust that has stuck to the low-pass filter. The second part of the cleaning system is a software solution that maps the location of any spots that may remain on the sensor. Subsequently, the offending dust information is subtracted from the final image during post processing using the supplied Digital Photo Professional software.

The EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLR is compatible with the full line-up of Canon EF lenses and is also compatible with any of the EX Speedlite line of flash units and supports the E-TTL II protocol that provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness. The camera is also compatible with 15 different interchangeable focusing screens, an extensive range of remote control and lighting accessories, and the WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter which permits wireless transfer and back-up, connection to a GPS receiver, or data transfer to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 external storage devices as well as remote control of the camera in Live View mode.

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21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with 14-bit A/D Conversion
The EOS-1Ds Mark III uses a full-frame (36 x 24mm) CMOS sensor, which delivers approximately 21.1 effective megapixels delivering high-resolution images with Photoshop file sizes over 60MB for outstanding quality at large print sizes and extensive cropping flexibility. Furthermore the 14-bit per channel A/D converter processes the output of the imaging sensor, resulting in 16,384 distinct brightness steps , and ensures smoother tonal transitions and more natural gradations. The cameras RAW images are recorded at the full 14 bit per channel color depth, and once processed will preserve the entire range of tones when opened in Photoshop's 16-bit color space.
Light-weight and Durable Body with Enhanced Weather Resistance
The EOS-1Ds Mark III is more rugged than its predecessors - clad in a magnesium alloy shell, chassis and top panel, the camera exhibits impressive strength while keeping the camera's weight to a minimum. And all of the controls and external cover seams are sealed from water and dust. The camera also features impressive shutter durability and has been designed and tested to withstand over 300,000 exposures.
Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit and Dust Delete Data Detection
The EOS-1Ds Mark III features a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit. It functions by inducing ultrasonic vibrations in the low-pass filter of the CMOS sensor to literally shake the dust off of it. Any Dust that has been missed by the Integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit can also 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 plots out their location within the image for either manual or automatic removal in Canon's DPP software.
High-precision Fast AF system
The EOS-1Ds Mark III incorporates an extraordinary 45-point high-density area AF system that provides not only the industry's largest continuous AF coverage area, but also the greatest range of control over focusing point selection. The focusing point can be selected automatically by the camera (based on high-speed microcomputer analysis of image content), or users can manually select any of the 19 high precision cross-type AF points, which can be complemented by 26 additional Assist Points for fast, accurate focusing. Custom AF functions aid the photographer in choosing default focusing points, as well as changing the size of a manually-selected AF point, making this not only the fastest, but also the most customizable AF system on the planet.
Fast Burst Shooting Capability
The EOS-1Ds Mark III can maintain a maximum continuous shooting speed of 5 frames per second, for up to 56 full-resolution JPEG images or 12 RAW images. This impressive shooting speed is achieved thanks to the unparalleled Canon high-speed data management technologies incorporated into the camera, including the use of dual DIGIC III processor chips.
Dual DIGIC III Image Processor
The EOS-1Ds 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-1Ds 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-1Ds Mark III provide the ability to review your images on a bright and large display, and makes 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, perfect for keeping straight lines in your subject straight in your pictures. In the studio, the Live View Function can be used remotely via a computer through the cameras USB connection, or wirelessly or via Ethernet with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A attached. In addition, the Live View function adds a totally unique method for near-silent shooting, with two silent shooting modes.
Compatible with UDMA CF Cards
The EOS-1Ds Mark III supports the latest, faster UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) CF memory cards. UDMA-compliant CF cards offer twice the data transfer rate of conventional cards, further enhancing the shooting and post-shooting performance of the EOS-1Ds Mark III.
Compatible with Canon's Full Line of EOS Lenses and Accessories
The EOS-1Ds 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 Canon's Image Stabilizer technology. The camera also supports full TTL control with Canon EX series Speedlite flash units and can even support wireless data transfer with the WFT-E2A Wireless File Transmitter.
Powerful Bundled Software
The EOS-1Ds Mark III comes with the latest incarnation of the Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc (Version 15.0) 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 3.2
    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 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 even 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 your images. Plus, the RAW Image Task is an integrated component that allows processing of RAW images with a variety of adjustment possibilities.
In the Box
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
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  • LC-E4 Compact Battery Charger
  • ACK-E4 AC Adapter Kit (100-240V)
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery (backup battery)
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • L6 Wide Neck Strap
  • Eg Eyecup
  • EOS Digital Solutions Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual on CD-ROM
  • Software Instruction Manual
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon 2011B016AA specs

    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
    Aspect Ratio None
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Memory Card Type CompactFlash
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (230,000)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 1600
    Shutter 30 to 1/8000  
    Remote Control N3-type remote (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering,
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    AV Recording
    Video Recording None
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Connectivity AV Output
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1 x LP-E4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    AC Power Adapter ACK-E4 AC Adapter Kit (Included)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1" / 15.5 x 16.0 x 7.9 cm
    Weight 42.7 oz / 1.2 kg Body only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 9.4 x 6.0"

    Canon 2011B016AA reviews

    EOS-1Ds Mark III SLR Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 85.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple superb I have made lots of detailed test photo comparisons between my old 1ds MarkII and my new 1ds MarkIII and the MarkIII is indeed a big improvement far more details, higher dynamic range, and sharper photos out-of-camera, less noise etc. in a blue sky, better pixel per pixel quality, etc. BUT you really do need the very best lenses to see what the 1ds MarkIII is able to do. Only about 50% of my 13 L-lenses deliver on MarkIII. But with very good lenses, like the 300mm f2.8 IS or 135 mm F2 (when stepped down), you will be very impressed. So if you buy the 1ds MarkIII make sure you already got or can afford to buy the very best lenses. It is pricy, yes, but you get the very best.
    Date published: 2008-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from upgraded from the mark II - not worth it Great camera, if you own other canon cameras (mark II or 5d), you know the positive attributes of canon files. IF, as I did, you own the mark II and are thinking of upgrading, don't do it. Unless you are certain you needo larger files, the files are no improvement. Not in ISO/low noise, not in Image quality. On the other hand, if your mark II has a lot of use, and its time for a new camera, you will like the slightly lighter weight, the improved batteries, and the sound of a brand new clicking shutter. If you need a new camera, get it. If you are looking for an improvement in quality of your photography, dont.
    Date published: 2008-03-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recommended....but! As a professional specializing in fine art catalogues and interiors, this camera is a useful addition to my kit (already have an MFDB). Files are extremely fine, if a bit flat. They need a lot of work in ACR. However, my big crib is that mine came with the dreaded mis-aligned viewfinder. Since everything I do involves either squaring off or horizontal/vertical alignment, this is a serious manufacturing error. And I am not alone. Many others have the same problem. Canon's total lack of any public acknowledgment of the problem is very disappointing. If this was a car, it would be a recall issue. Period. For this reason and, to some extent price, I can only give it three stars.
    Date published: 2008-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What possibly can be next Canon? I use this camera for weddings, archetectural, portraits. Just about anything that you can imagine I use this for. Canon really outdid themselves with this camera! 21 megapixels is more than the average person will ever need.Once you pull this out of the box, you will be able to feel the magic...add a L series lens, and all the years you spent shooting seem to fade away into sheer simplicity. The difficulty goes away, and the pride of your work begins to take on a new fall in love with photography all over again. I say...take the camera, enjoy the moments..familiarize yourself...and then, feel the joy of light!
    Date published: 2008-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Megapixel Monster I got this camera to shoot weddings and portraits mainly.It was suggested to me by another photographer that I should buy a camera with two memory cards.I had 3 semi-expensive Canon lenses.The EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM lens,the EF 100-400mm 4-5.6L IS USM Lens,and the EF 100mm 2.8 USM lens,and I'm a Canon Man.I started,in the digital slr world,with an Eos Rebel XT,then the 40D,then the 50D,and now this one.I still use my other cameras mainly for sports,bird photography,etc. because of the high FPS they offer.If you have the means,and are going to be in photography for a while,you should consider this 21.1 megapixel monster.
    Date published: 2009-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The FLAGSHIP!!!!!!!! The real deal!!!!! I bought the EOS 1Ds MArk III SLR Digital Camera for my wife who now calls it part of the family. She is a professional photographer in the Washington D.C. area. She has shown me some of the things that the camera can do in comparison to other camera's and I was astonished. The picture quality as well as the capability of this camera they call the FLAGSHIP is top notch indeed. From the internal parts to the fit and finish. This is the motherload of them all. Don't settle for second best. This camera will fulfill all of your recreational as well as professional expectations. Frank Foraci Waldorf MD
    Date published: 2008-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from REALLY NICE! I use this camera primarily for catalog work, and I wanted the 14-bit per-channel color and full-frame sensor. I have not had to clean any dust spots in photoshop since using this sensor cleaner, impressive. However, it is time consuming when I want to drop in another card and keep shooting. The dials for reviewing an image (to check focus) seem odd to me. Press play on the far bottom left on the camera back and zoom in on the top far right? (Yes, I am a female with smaller hands.) I haven't read the manual YET, but I can't wait to test the many other features this camera body boost. Love the vertical shooting controls! Great battery life! Feels rock solid!
    Date published: 2008-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but Overpriced I use the 1dsMk3 primarily for my stock photo business. I love the huge resolution you get from this. Easy to crop down a bit, or resize the image to reduce noise. The whole machine feels very tight, and well made (although heavier than my old 5d). I like being able to go vertical and use the other set of controls on the battery grip side. The auto sensor cleaning is working so far. On the downside, I don't think the huge price is worth it over the 5d. If you don't need the resolution, and you have the time, I'd wait for the next 5d.
    Date published: 2008-06-16
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