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Camera menus

The Mark III's menu system (which is very similar to the EOS 40D) is an evolution of the Mark II's, with a far more logical and easy to navigate custom function section. There are now 9 tabs (including the new 'My Menu'), and the menus themselves have been brought up to date with Canon's other more recent cameras. The new multi-controller makes navigating the myriad options a lot easier too (though some levels can still only be navigated using the quick dial).

Shooting section (red)

Values / Actions
White Balance [clip]  • Auto
 • Daylight
 • Shade
 • Cloudy
 • Tungsten light
 • White fluorescent light
 • Flash
 • Custom
 • Color temp. (Kelvin)
Custom WB regist.  • Choose custom preset number 
 • Register an image on card
 • Record & register image
 • Edit caption
Select image for custom WB.
Take a picture for custom WB
WB Shift / BKT [clip]  • Shift: B9-A9, M9-G9
 • Bracket: BA+/-3, MG+/-3
Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Picture Style  • Standard
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Neutral
 • Faithful
 • Monochrome
 • User Def. 1
 • User Def. 2
 • USer Def. 3
JPEG quality  • L
 • M1
 • M2
 • S
Set JPEG quality for each of the four size options.
Quality [clip]  • Large
 • Medium 1
 • Medium 2
 • Small
 • RAW
 • RAW + Large
 • RAW + Medium 1
 • RAW + Medium 2
 • RAW + Small
 • sRAW
 • RAW + Large
 • RAW + Medium 1
 • RAW + Medium 2
 • RAW + Small

- 5616 x 3744 JPEG
- 4992 x 3328 JPEG
- 4080 x 2720 JPEG
- 2748 x 1856 JPEG
- 5616 x 3744 RAW
- 5616 RAW + 5616 JPEG
- 5616 RAW + 4992 JPEG
- 5616 RAW + 4080 JPEG
- 5616 RAW + 2784 JPEG
- 2748 x 1856 RAW
- 2784 RAW + 5616 JPEG
- 2784 RAW + 4492 JPEG
- 2784 RAW + 4080 JPEG
- 2784 RAW + 2784 JPEG

Review time  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
Beep  • On
 • Off
Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.
Shoot w/o card  • On
 • Off
Allow shot to be taken without CF card inserted.
Dust Delete Data  • OK - Obtains dust data for mapping out using Canon software

Picture Style

Now standard across Canon's DSLR range the Picture Styles are a range of pre-programmed image parameter sets intended to deliver the best results in different situations. Each Picture Style has its own preset mapping for tone and color response as well as providing the ability to tune sharpness, contrast, saturation and color tone for each. For instance the default sharpening for the Standard Picture Style is level 3, if you prefer less strong you can just adjust it downwards. Sharpness has 8 levels, contrast, saturation and color tone all have have 9 levels.

Playback Section (Blue)

Protect images
Protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the card file system.
Rotate Rotate mode, again, this can be performed in either single image or thumbnail index view. This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. Doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.
Erase images
 • Select and erase images
 • All images in folder
 • All images on card
Print order Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, for use with compatible printers or photo finishers.

 • Select images
 • By Folder
 • All images
 • Set up
Print type
File no.
Transfer order Allows you to create a transfer order file, for use with automatic image transfer software.

 • Select images
 • By folder
 • All images
Mark all on card
Clear all on card
Image Copy Allows you to copy images from the SD card to the CF card and vice versa
 • Copy Source
 • Free space (on other card)
 • Select Images
 • Select folder
 • All Images
Highlight alert  • Disable
 • Enable
AF point disp.  • Disable
 • Enable
Histogram  • Brightness
 • RGB
Enlarge Display  • Enlarge from image center
 • Enlarge from selected AF point
Image Jump Allows you to select how turning the control wheel 'jumps' images in playback mode
 • 1 image
 • 10 images
 • 100 images
 • Screen
 • Date
 • Folder

Setup Section (Yellow)

Values / Actions
Auto power off  • 1 min
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • 30 min
 • Off
Sets camera power off time, this is the amount of "idle time" before the camera powers itself off. In the power off state the camera can be woken by half or fully depressing the shutter release (or turning the power switch to Off and back to On).
Record func + media / folder sel.  • Record func.
Auto switch media
Rec separately
Rec. to multiple
Defines how the EOS-1Ds works when you have two cards inserted.
- switch to other card when full
- split raw and jpeg files
- record to both cards
File numbering  • Continuous
 • Auto reset
 • Manual reset
Controls the numbering method used for filenames.
Auto rotate  • On (play mode and EXIF)
 • On (EXIF)
 • Off
Chooses whether orientation information is recorded and if the camera should rotate in play mode.
Format  • SD or CF card
 • Cancel
 • OK
Format the card(s)
LCD Brightness  • 1 to 7  
Date/Time  • Set Date & Time
 • Set Date format

 • English
 • German
 • French
 • Dutch
 • Danish
 • Portuguese
 • Finnish
 • Italian
 • Norwegian
 • Swedish
 • Spanish
 • Greek
 • Russian
 • Polish
 • Simplified Chinese
 • Traditional Chinese
 • Korean
 • Japanese

Select menu language.
Video system  • NTSC
 • PAL
Select video system for video out connector.
Battery info.
  Displays power source, remaining capacity (%), shutter count and recharge performance.
Live View function settings  • Live View shooting
 • Grid display
Defines parameters for Live View.
External Speedlite control  • Flash function setting
Flash mode: E-TTL II
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Flash exp. bracketing
-3 to +3 EV
Flash exp. comp
-3 to +3 EV
Flash firing
 • Flash C.Fn setting
 • Clear external flash C.Fn setting
Save / Load settings on media  • Save
 • Load
Register / Apply basic settings  • Register
 • Apply
Clear all camera settings  • Cancel
 • OK
Sensor cleaning  • Auto cleaning
 • Clean now
 • Clean manually

Defines the settings for the built-in cleaning system, by default the system is enabled and cleans at startup and shutdown (although can be interrupted).

The 'clean manually' option locks the mirror and shutter up.

Firmware Select to load new firmware from CF card Also shows current version, on our camera; 1.1.2
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I bought my 1D Mark III Used. I bought it soupy for the purpose of Wave Photography. I love the 10fps. So clutch. Only thing I am not crazy about is the low megapixle. 10 mp is pretty low, Ie, GoPro hero 3 silvers are 11 mp and blacks are 12. They are only 300.


Hi Aussie, i have one of those to, and if you reely want a camera with high resolution you should maby think about go for the 1ds mklll its reely one of the best, if not the best money can buy,,,and i am surpriced every time i take it out, it delivers pictures that are outstanding, even in auto mode....


This is a 1d-S III , not the sports, 1d3



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