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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 Megapixels 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 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.
Memory Card Support: CompactFlash (CF) Card
LCD Screen Size: 3 in
Effective Megapixels: 21.1 Megapixel
Camera Type: Digital SLR Camera
Lens Mount: Canon EF
Image Stabilization: Not Applicable
Product Title: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body Only
Power Score: 4.4 | 9 Reviews
Total Pixels: 21900000 cpi
Image Sensor: CMOS
Flash: Auto Flash
Camera Body Only: Body Only
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Height: 6.3 in
Weight: 2.66 lbs
Width: 6.1 in
Depth: 3.1 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Viewfinder Type: SLR
Image Format: JPEG, RAW
Battery Include: Yes
Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 frames
Product Line: EOS
White Balance: Auto, Bracketing, Manual, Preset Modes
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Focus Lock, Manual Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, Predictive Focusing, Spot Focus
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/8000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed: 30 Second
Product Model: 1Ds Mark III
Brand Name: Canon
General Features: Photo Date/Time Stamping, Pictbridge Support, Self Timer, Voice Memo Recorder, Water Resistant
Number of Resolution Modes: 6
Maximum Image Resolution: 5616 x 3744
Autofocus Type: Passive
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Included Components: Cables - Audio/Video, Cables - USB, Carrying Strap, External Battery Charger, Power Adapter
Metering Characteristics: Center-weighted, Evaluative, Multi-Segment, Spot, TTL
Minimum Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
Focal Length Conversion Factor (SLR): 1
Power Source: DC Input, Lithium Ion Battery
Exposure Compensation Range (±): 3 EV
Wide Angle: No
Bulb Setting: Yes
Battery Built-in: No
Camera Modes: Drive Modes:SingleSilentHigh-speed continuous (approx. 5 fps)Low-speed continuous (approx. 3 fps)10 or 2sec self-timerContinuous 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 framesRAW: Approx. 15 framesRAW+JPEG: Approx. (TBA) frames (Large/Fine)
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 5616 pixels
Frequency Band: Sensitivity: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)LCD Monitor Languages:EnglishGermanFrenchDutchDanishPortugueseFinnishItalianNorwegianSwedishSpanishGreekRussianPolishSimplified/Traditional ChineseKoreanJapanese
Maximum Shutter Speed: 8000 1/x sec.
Exposure Settings: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure, Exposure Bracketing, Manual Exposure, Multiple Program Modes, Shutter Priority
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 3744 pixels
Product Reviews (9)
Strengths: autofocus, hard casing
This camera is a perfect tool for professionals even though the price is very high. Image quality is beyond imagination. VERY fast autofocus. It`s woth all the 8k if you can afford it.
By John Fleck; - Sep 2, 2008
Strengths: IQ, build, weather-proofing, autofocus, dust reduction, lens-specific focus compensation
Weakness: No dedicated WB button, no ISO 6400+, $8000 price tag!
Unbelievable image quality. Solid, rugged build. Weather-proofing everywhere. Ultra-fast autofocus. Overall, the camera is heavier than a 5D (duh) but it actually balances out things when you have a heavy long lens. Dust reduction is a nice new feature. Cannot select all focus points at once. No dedicated WB button and no ISO 6400+ (even though the D3 softens images at that ISO.) Two Compact...
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Unbelievable image quality. Solid, rugged build. Weather-proofing everywhere. Ultra-fast autofocus. Overall, the camera is heavier than a 5D (duh) but it actually balances out things when you have a heavy long lens. Dust reduction is a nice new feature.
Cannot select all focus points at once. No dedicated WB button and no ISO 6400+ (even though the D3 softens images at that ISO.) Two Compact Flash card slots would have been nice instead of CF and SD. Price is out of this world - for now.
Through August, Canon gives you a $100 repair voucher just for registering the camera + 20% off all repair parts.
You can't use this without being noticed. Make sure you get insurance when you travel with it. A body like this screams, "Steal me! I'm expensive."
By JPS02138 - Apr 26, 2008
Strengths: Full frame, Picture Quality, high dynamic range, build quality, battery life, large 3" LCD, live view, self cleaning sensor, 14 bits processor, dual CF and SD card support
Weakness: My unit arrived with small dust specs on the sensor, LCD has a light purple cast.
I did the jump from a Canon 20D to the 1Ds MkIII full frame and so far I'm really impressed. The high dynamic range on the picture is simply amazing. The camera is much heavier than the 20D but I actually find it more practical to use. I like the easy access to all major settings through. The dual CF and SD card support is very handy and even if I forget my main 4GB CF card I still have my backup...
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I did the jump from a Canon 20D to the 1Ds MkIII full frame and so far I'm really impressed. The high dynamic range on the picture is simply amazing. The camera is much heavier than the 20D but I actually find it more practical to use. I like the easy access to all major settings through. The dual CF and SD card support is very handy and even if I forget my main 4GB CF card I still have my backup 2GB SD ready in the camera. The battery life is also pretty amazing with close to 2000 JPEG shots on average. The build quality of the camera is also really good, this thing is built like a tank!
But this being said I wish Canon could do a better job at Quality control. My camera arrived with dust spec on the sensor (I could see it by shooting the sky at f22) and was most likely not assembled in a dust free environment. Also the LCD has an obvious purple cast which is annoying. I wish I had a back up camera to send this one back to Canon for service... That's the only reason why I won't give 5 stars.
By ctesti - Apr 21, 2008
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By anonymous; - Dec 8, 2007
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
We can't deny the fact that the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is currently one of the best high resolution D-SLR cameras that you can get. I'd say; go for it, capture some nice shots and enjoy everything the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III produces. You won't regret it. Absolutely top of the top!
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By letsgodigital.org - Aug 25, 2008