Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Large 3.0-inch LCD display
- New DIGIC III Image Processor provides fast, accurate image processing
- Shoot up to 10fps; burst rate up to 110 full-resolution JPEG images
- 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
- High-precision AF system with 19 user-selectable AF points
- 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
- Shoot up to 10fps; burst rate up to 110 full-resolution JPEG images
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 fps|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||10.1 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD/SDHC card|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250_sec|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe plus Sync connector|
|Focus Description||TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor|
|Focus Type||Automatic with Manual|
|Form Factor||Large SLR|
|ISO Range||100 - 3200 in 1/3 stops, plus 50 and 6400|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Included Components||Canon EOS-1D MARK-III N Digital SLR Camera -|
|Item Dimensions||6.18 x 3.15 x 6.14 inches|
|Item Display Weight||5.8 ounces|
|Item Weight||2.94 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,888|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||18.7 x 28.1mm|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||N3 connector|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Shipping Weight||6.49 pounds|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||—||3 in||3.2 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||Automatic with Manual||Automatic with Manual||Auto; Manual; Continuous Auto||Automatic with Manual||Automatic with Manual||Includes Manual Focus|
|ISO Range||100 - 3200 in 1/3 stops, plus 50 and 6400||Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option||Auto, 100-51200||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)||Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option||Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)|
|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 6.14 x 6.18 in||2.95 x 5.98 x 4.49 in||7 x 9 x 7 in||2.91 x 5.83 x 4.37 in||2.99 x 5.98 x 4.57 in||3.07 x 5.87 x 4.41 in|
|Item Weight||2.94 lbs||1.87 lbs||0.66 lb||1.9 lbs||2.09 lbs||2.01 lbs|
|Megapixels||22.1||22||20.2 megapixels||18||22.1||20.2 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10.1 megapixels||21.1 megapixels||8.8 megapixels||18 megapixels||22 megapixels||20.2 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-H (28.7 x 18.7 mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||Full-frame (36 x 24mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)||Full frame (36 x 24mm)||APS-C (22.4 x 15mm)|
|Style Name||—||5D Mark II Body||Body||Body Only||Body Only||Body|
|Video Capture Resolution||—||1080p_hd||4096 x 2160 (4K), 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Eye-level pentaprism||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)|
Canon's flagship EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It has a new 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Canon's Live View technology. The 1D Mark III has a redesigned 100% viewfinder, a new 45-point AF system, and can shoot up to 10 fps continuously with a maximum burst of 110 shots. Dual DIGIC III Image Processors work in tandem to speed up every process while refining image quality; a new, lighter body has improved weather sealing and shutter durability. Every facet of the EOS experience has been enhanced with the 1D Mark III. It's the new standard.
From the Manufacturer
Professional photographers know what they want in a camera. Above all, the camera must be dependable -- able to come through in shooting situations that are far less than ideal... even in harsh environmental and handling conditions. The camera must be responsive -- reacting instantly to the photographers input... able to capture, within a heartbeat, the image in the minds eye. It must provide a sophisticated feature set that makes it versatile and adaptable and, yet, does not compromise operability. And, of course, it must deliver image quality beyond reproach -- which, in the digital era, means not only virtually noise-free detail, richness of color, and depth of tone, but also sufficient data density to satisfy the widest range of output applications. Today, there is one digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) camera that meets these criteria as no other: the Canon EOS-1D Mark III. Redesigned and re-engineered from the ground up, Canons newest flagship EOS is destined to become the next "must have" DSLR for professionals.
EOS 1D Mark III Highlights
New 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor Excellence in digital photography starts at the imaging sensor. Canons uniquely advanced in-house sensor design and manufacturing capabilities are a major reason why EOS Digital SLR cameras consistently deliver state-of-the-art imaging performance.
The EOS-1D Mark III features a newly developed 10.1 megapixel Canon CMOS sensor. It fulfills the primary functions of an imaging sensor -- sensitive, accurate, extremely low noise capture of image data -- with unprecedented competence. Its APS-H size sensor results in a 1.3 lens conversion factor, a format that EOS-1D series photographers are familiar with. Moreover, it incorporates Canons latest CMOS engineering advances that significantly reduce digital noise -- especially in shadow areas -- and expand the useful ISO range.
Exceptionally wide ISO range Combining the superb image capture capabilities of the new sensor with advanced Dual DIGIC III Image Processors, the EOS-1D Mark III offers the widest ISO range of any digital SLR in the world (as of February 2007). The standard range of 100 - 3200 can be extended to a remarkable 50 - 6400.* More importantly, the low-noise performance at high ISO settings makes the entire range usable in real-world shooting situations. * Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
14-bit A/D converters Whereas earlier EOS digital cameras used 12-bit A/D (Analog-to-Digital) converters, the EOS-1D Mark III employs new 14-bit converters to process the output of the imaging sensor. This ensures smoother tonal transitions and more natural gradations. RAW images are recorded at 14 bits so that the full range of tones captured by the sensor are available in 16-bit TIFF images.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System Canons advanced EOS Integrated Cleaning System uses both mechanical and software methods to effectively deal with dust accumulation on the imaging sensor.
Second, by photographing a plain white subject at infinity focus, the photographer can acquire data identifying the position of any remaining dust particles. The data are appended to the image file and can be used by Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.0 software to automatically erase dust spots. Photographers who must change lenses in dusty environments will find this unique system a tremendous time saver as it reduces the need for camera servicing as well as time spent at the computer manually touching up images.
Highlight Tone Priority is a win-win proposition for professional photographers of nearly all disciplines. A sports photographer shooting white baseball uniforms in bright sunlight stands to benefit as much as a nature photographer shooting winter snow scenes or a wedding photographer seeking to preserve detail in the brides dress.
Unprecedented Shutter Durability The EOS-1D Mark III features an improved heavy-duty shutter that has been durability tested to 300,000 cycles -- the highest ever in an SLR (as of February 2007). The camera thus provides long service life and inspires the all-important confidence that comes from the knowledge that the shutter will perform on demand.
Weather-resistant design Extensive weatherproofing ensures superior reliability, even when shooting in harsh environments. Rubber gaskets are used at nearly every joint and seam -- including around the battery compartment cover, memory card door, and flash shoe -- to keep out moisture and dust.
Totally redesigned viewfinder with 100-percent coverage The viewfinder is all-important in an SLR camera. It is the photographers window to the world, and, as such, must provide all the information necessary to successfully capture the "decisive moment." The EOS-1D Mark III viewfinder incorporates an entirely new optical system developed by Canon. It employs a larger pentaprism for higher viewfinder magnification, providing a bigger, brighter, sharper view of the world. The viewfinder provides full 100-percent coverage, which means what you see is what you get -- no more, no less. In other words, the view in the finder precisely matches the captured image area. Thats not the case with most DSLR cameras, where the captured image area is larger than what is represented in the finder. The finder also features a high eyepoint design for easier viewing of the entire image and information area. (Dioptric adjustment from -3 to +1 is included, as is an eyepiece shutter with gray high-visibility blades).
Moreover, the EOS-1D Mark III features a sophisticated Live View shooting mode, which makes the 3.0-inch LCD monitor a real-time finder. When the Live View mode is enabled, the reflex mirror is locked up and the shutter opened. The image output from the CMOS sensor will be displayed in real time on the LCD monitor at 100-percent coverage. A selectable portion of the image can be magnified by 5x or 10x to aid in precise manual focusing. Focus, exposure check, composing, and shooting can all be accomplished in this mode. Live View is convenient for tripod-mounted shooting, macro work, and other situations in which it is a physical strain to keep the eye at the viewfinder. The Live View image can also be displayed on a TV monitor, which is ideal for showing images as they are composed to clients and portrait subjects.
New Lithium-ion battery system An entirely new lightweight, powerful lithium-ion rechargeable battery system was developed exclusively for the EOS-1D Mark III. The LCD panel now provides an accurate reading of power percentage shots remaining taken since last charge, and whether the battery should be reconditioned. This takes much of the guesswork out of battery management.
Flexible, customizable AF coverage The 26 additional Assist points can be used to expand the coverage area of any manually selected primary AF point. An Assist point can be added to either side of a selected AF point, or a ring of six AF points can be activated around a manually selected point. Assist points can be added to any of the 19 selectable primary AF points. Moreover, Assist points can be used in not only the AI Servo AF mode but also the One-Shot AF mode.
More flexibility: AF micro-adjustment Unprecedented control for the critical pro shooter. If the user ever wants to make a fine adjustment for front- or back-focusing, it can now be done in-camera. The EOS-1D Mark III even allows up to 20 separate adjustments to be entered for individual lenses, with or without a tele extender.
Separate AF processing unit The EOS-1D Mark III uses an entirely separate AF processing unit, dedicated solely to AF operations, including driving the lens. This dedicated CPU design performs AF computations three times faster than with the previous EOS-1D Mark II N. The faster AF detection and computation make it possible for the 1D Mark III to achieve its remarkably fast continuous shooting speed with full AI Servo tracking.
Superior control over AF performance Overall, the new AF system is better able to detect and react to a grossly out-of-focus image: the lens is more quickly driven to proper focus. In addition, important new Custom Function control over AF gives the professional photographer numerous ways to tailor camera AF operation to specific shooting needs. You can, for example, quickly switch between the inner and outer nine primary AF points. The new AF system can better adapt to sudden changes when tracking moving subjects, and you can precisely control how the camera responds to unexpected events.
Blazing shooting speed and near-instant response What are camera speed and responsiveness worth? Fast response is desirable not just for sports or action photography. It can make the difference between capturing or missing that once-in-a-lifetime shot in just about any photographic genre. With its astounding 10 fps maximum continuous shooting speed, the EOS-1D Mark III is the fastest digital SLR in the world (as of February 2007). This achievement is even more remarkable when you consider the sheer amount of data processing associated with a 10.1-megapixel sensor. The 1D Mark III is also incredibly responsive. It has the least lag time of any EOS Digital SLR (55ms, reducible to as low as 40ms via a Custom Function setting). At shutter speeds of 1/60 second and higher, the viewfinder blackout time is an ultra-short 80ms.
Outstanding burst rate The EOS-1D Mark III can capture up to 110 consecutive full-resolution JPEG images or up to 30 RAW images in a single continuous burst (at shooting speeds up to the full 10 fps).
Extensive file-naming options You can choose a standard 4-character prefix or define a unique 4-character prefix of your own choosing for file naming. You can also choose a 3-character prefix, saving the fourth character position for a letter code (assigned by the camera) that identifies image size setting. This can be extremely useful when you shoot a number of different image sizes as you will be able to later identify your shots quickly by file name instead of having to open the files in a viewing application.
63-zone metering system A new 63-zone metering sensor combined with sophisticated new metering algorithms deliver more precise and stable exposure calculation over a wider range of shooting situations. Both available-light and flash metering performance have been improved.
57 Custom Functions The new Custom Function set now includes the "Personal Function" of previous EOS-1D series cameras. All functions, therefore, are now in-camera and available at all times. 13 entirely new Custom Functions have been added. Furthermore, all Custom Functions have been reorganized into four groups for easier, more intuitive menu access.
New locking eye cups Lost eyecups are far less likely to be a problem with the EOS-1D Mark III. A newly developed improved mounting system virtually eliminates inadvertent detaching of the eyecup.
New Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E2A) Canons all new Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E2A) is a vast improvement over our previous Wireless Transmitter (WFT-E1A). It sports many new features that the professional photographer will find indispensable. While it retains the best features of the WFT-E1A such as an Ethernet (hard wired) connection and 802.11 b and g, it now is much easier to set up and use. Utilizing the onboard connection wizard the WFT-E2A can connect in three ways. In HTML Server mode, up to three users can securely log in images with a standard web browser. PTP connectivity allows the user to easily connect a single camera to a computer. Of course we still offer FTP transfer, with a simplified connection interface, for secure transmission to a computer on your network or over the internet. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed host capability allows GPS data from many popular receivers to be embedded in EXIF data as well as allowing the photographer to shoot directly or back up image data to many commercially available buspowered external storage devices. The WFT-E2A is much smaller and lighter than its predecessor, allowing full access to the cameras external sockets while maintaining the weather resistance and durability of the camera body and offering faster communication between the camera and the transmitter. It has a small built-in antenna capable of wireless communication at distances up to 150 feet. It is powered by the cameras battery reducing the extra equipment the photographer needs to carry.
Backup to external media External storage media can be connected via USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface using the optional Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E2A). An external USB hard drive, for example, can be accessed wirelessly and recognized by the camera as a storage drive. Such a drive can be used in the same way as an installed memory card. Images can be shot and copied onto the connected hard drive as they are being taken.
Improved EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II zoom lens The EF 16-35mm zoom is one of Canons most important and popular professional lenses. This latest version has been optically re-engineered to deliver even better performance. The image quality is superb, matching or surpassing the optical performance of the finest zoom lenses in this category while providing greater speed.
New Speedlite 580EX II The Speedlite 580EX II builds on the solid feature set and performance of the popular 580EX. The new high-durability, highly weather-resistant design matches the EOS-1D Mark III, ensuring dependable performance even under the most adverse shooting conditions. As the new flagship of the Speedlite lineup, the 580EX II incorporates numerous features requested by professional users, such as a metal shoe assembly, external sensor with thyristor control, and a PC socket on the flash for PC cord connection to a camera. Operability has been improved, as well: When the 580EX II is attached to the 1D Mark III, you can use the cameras menus to set or clear the Speedlites various options and Custom Functions.
New Original Data security kit (OSK-E3) Canons advanced data verification hardware/ software kit consists of a USB card reader/writer, a dedicated Original Data Security Card, and software to be installed on a Windows computer. The system can verify the originality and integrity of image data. It can also identify specific data elements (image pixels, EXIF text, GPS info, etc.) that have been altered. A new feature in this version is encryption capability. Photographers can now encrypt their image files to prevent unauthorized viewing or wireless theft. Encrypted images can be viewed only on personal computers on which the necessary OSK-E3 decoding engine has been installed.
An unmatched selection of focusing screens The EOS-1D Mark III is equipped with the new Laser Matte Ec-C IV focusing screen, which provides superior optical performance. Background blur appears more natural, and graininess and flare are reduced. At the same time, the finder is brighter, especially at the edges and corners. As with all EOS-1 series SLR cameras, the 1D Mark III gives you a wide choice of interchangeable focusing screens. Currently, there are eleven optional screens -- more than that offered by any other AF digital SLR in the world (as of February 2007).
Top customer reviews
10 FPS, ability to use high ISO, ability to use teleconverters and autofocus, micro lens adjustments, and custom functions are why I bought it. Battery lasts all week. I shoot thousands of photos with one charge.
I did have to send it to Canon for an error99 problem, but it's fixed and working perfectly. The aiservo @ 10 FPS can miss a few frames in focus, this bothers me, so I have custon functioned it to shoot @ 7 FPS. It's a bit too sensitive in autofocus even in one shot/centerpoint for very small objects. I mostly do wildlife and birds in flight so this part is critical for us. This is discussed often in bird forums. Lets hope Canon addresses it, as the firmware upgrades have not totally solved this. Extremely fast otherwise.
Even so, it's a joy to use. The colors are better than the 40D.
It's larger, but excellent ergonomics, even for a girl.
I shoot with a 100mm-400mm lens, and carrying it around can be somewhat tiring, so I'm using a Manfrotto monopod that I bought two years ago. That makes a big difference. I'm sure with a smaller lens, the weight wouldn't be a factor. I've used the 100mm-400mm on the 30D for two years without feeling weighted down. Granted the camera is much lighter than the previous model, but just something to keep in mind if you're walking around all day.
The battery life is incredible. For the previous camera, I charged the battery when I received it, and never charged it again. As I stated, I shot the 1200+ photos, replayed and enlarged everything on the LCD. When it was returned, it still had about 63% battery life left. So well done to Canon for the life of this battery. Which, by the way, is 1/2 the size and weight of the 1D Mark IIN.
The burst mode is great. When I shoot in full burst, it looks like a movie is playing. The shutter speed is that fast.
I'll do more test shots but this one seems to be OK. If you're wondering, the serial number for the camera I returned, it was in the 56000 range. This one just above 59000. Maybe Canon figured it out by now.
All in all, I enjoy all my Canon products and the results (except for the first 1D Mark III I mentioned here).
I lowered the rating by 1-star because of the focusing problems I had with the first camera. For this price, I think Canon should have mastered the problems. A nearly $4000 camera should work...in my humble opinion.
I have used this camera for everything and have never felt like I needed something else. Coming from a 7d, 60d, and a sl1. This camera excels even past these semi-modern day cameras. I mainly shoot in low light and would chose this camera short of everything but full frame!
However after using a newer 6d I have a new love and to compare this to a 6d would be a disservice. This camera is like the older more experienced brother who is set in his ways. The 6d is like the younger brother with fresh new tools ready to take on the world.
If you are looking for a cheap camera even for a beginner I would HIGHLY recommend this camera.
this camera is a computer in your hand as far as all the custom functions, you definately need to pick up a magic lantern or some other guide for this body. It's definately not for the faint at heart or people afraid to play with the menus on the back of the camera.. I've been shooting a ton of H.S basketball w/ this thing this winter, it has been a LOT of fun!..