Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Review
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III specifications
|List price (body only)||US: $7,999
|Body material||Magnesium alloy (exterior, chassis and mirror box)|
|Sensor *|| 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor
Full 35 mm size frame
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
21.9 million total pixels
21.1 million effective pixels
6.4 µm pixel pitch
3:2 aspect ratio
|Image processor *||Dual DIGIC III|
|A/D conversion *||14 bit|
|Image sizes (JPEG) *|| 5616 x 3744 (L; 21.0 MP)
4992 x 3328 (M1; 16.6 MP)
4080 x 2720 (M2; 11.0 MP)
2784 x 1856 (S; 5.2 MP)
|Image sizes (RAW) *|| 5616 x 3744 (RAW; 21.0 MP)
2784 x 1856 (sRAW; 5.2 MP)
RAW (.CR2; 14-bit)
|File sizes (approx.) *|| JPEG L: 6.4 MB
JPEG M1: 5.2 MB
JPEG M2: 3.9 MB
JPEG S: 2.2 MB
RAW: 25.0 MB
sRAW: 14.5 MB
|JPEG quality options||Each JPEG size (L, M1, M2, S) can be set to a quality level of 1 to 10 (1 high compression, low quality - 10 low compression, high quality)|
|Lenses|| Canon EF lens mount (does not support EF-S lenses)
No field of view crop (1.0x)
|Dust reduction *|| "EOS Integrated Cleaning System"
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown - can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data - Data from a test shot is used to 'map' dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software
|Auto focus|| 45-point TTL
19 cross-type points, require F2.8 or faster lens *
Center cross-type point requires F4.0 or faster lens
26 assist points, require F5.6 or faster lens *
TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF working range: -1.0 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
|Focus modes|| One shot AF
AI Servo AF
|AF point selection|| Auto
Manual (all 19 or inner 9 / outer 9)
|AF assist||External Speedlite only|
|Exposure modes|| Program
63 zone metering linked to 19 AF points *
Evaluative (63 zone linked to active AF point)
|AE lock|| Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button
|Exposure compensation|| +/- 3.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
|Exposure bracketing|| 2, 3, 5 or 7 shots
+/- 3.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
ISO 100 - 1600
|Shutter|| Focal-plane shutter
300,000 exposure durability *
30 - 1/8000 sec
0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|Aperture values|| F1.0 - F91
0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
|Noise reduction|| Long exposure (1 sec or longer)
Optional for High ISO (default Off) *
|White balance|| Auto
Custom (up to 5 can be stored)
Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)
Personal WB (up to 5 can be preset in software *)
|WB bracketing|| +/-3 levels
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias
|WB shift|| Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
|Picture style *|| Standard
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3
|Custom image parameters *|| Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Color tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
|Color space|| sRGB
|Viewfinder|| Eye-level pentaprism
100% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.76x * (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 20 mm
Dioptric adjustment: -3 to +1 diopter
Precision matte screen Ee-C IV (interchangeable)
Eye-piece shutter available via lever
|Mirror|| Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 37:63)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
|Viewfinder info|| AF points
Focus confirmation light
ISO sensitivity *
Exposure compensation amount
Spot metering circle
Red-eye reduction lamp on
Flash compensation amount
Maximum burst for continuous shooting
|LCD monitor *|| 3.0" TFT LCD
7 brightness levels
|LCD Live view *|| Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Grid optional (thirds)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Aspect ratio masking for 6:6, 3:4, 4:5, 6:7, 10:12 and 5:7
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Manual focus only
|Record review|| Off
On (histogram via INFO button)
Display mode same as last used Play mode
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
|Playback modes *||
1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
|Playback features|| Optional blinking highlight alert
Optional AF point display
Magnified view (up to 10x)
2x2 or 3x3 thumbnail index
Jump (by 1, 10, 100 images / by screen, date or folder) *
Delete / Protect
Record audio clip up to 30 seconds
|Flash|| No built-in flash unit
E-TTL II auto flash / metered manual
Flash compensation +/-3.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/250 sec
High-speed flash with EX-series speedlites up to 1/8000 sec
Hot-shoe & PC Terminal
|Drive modes|| Single
Silent (single frame) *
High-speed continuous: 5 fps * (adjustable 5 - 2 fps)
Low-speed continuous: 3 fps * (adjustable 4 - 1 fps)
Self-timer: 2 or 10 sec (3 sec with mirror lock-up)
|Burst buffer *|| Large/Fine JPEG: 56 frames
RAW: 12 frames
RAW+JPEG: 10 frames
|Auto rotation *|| On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
|Custom functions *||57 custom functions in 4 groups|
|My Menu *||Up to six menu options can be customized|
|Menu languages *|| English
|Wireless||Via WFT-E2/E2A (optional)|
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed *
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or II (supports UDMA *)
SD card slot (supports SD/SDHC *)
External USB hard drives (requires WFT-E2/E2A) *
Canon Original Data Security Kit supported ("Original Image Data")
|Storage options *|| Record to one memory card
Record same image to both CF and SD cards (backup)
Record RAW image to CF and JPEG to SD card
Overflow (once one card becomes full camera uses next card)
Copy from one card to another
|Power|| Lithium-Ion LP-E4 rechargeable battery * (supplied & charger)
|Power information|| Current power source
Current shutter count on this battery charge
|Dimensions *||150 x 160 x 80 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)|
|Weight (no batt) *||1205 g (2.7 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt) *||1385 g (3.1 lb)|
* New or changed compared to the EOS-1Ds Mark II
- 18 Software & Raw
- 19 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 20 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 21 Photographic tests (DR)
- 22 Vignetting/Shading
- 23 Photographic tests
- 24 Compared to
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (Resolution)
- 32 Conclusion
- 33 Samples
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