Canon Digital Cameras - Canon EOS-1D Mark III

 
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Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital Camera Review

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording media Type I or II CF card, SD memory card
MicroDrive, 2GB or higher capacity
With Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2/E2A attached, recording possible with USB external media
Image sensor size 28.1 x 18.7 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.3 times the lens focal length)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Imaging Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 10.70 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system RGB primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust deletion feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) User-activated sensor cleaning
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14bit)
RAW+ JPEG
simultaneous recording
Provided (sRAW+JPEG also possible)
File size
(1) L (Large) : Approx. 3.5 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) M1 (Medium1) : Approx. 2.8 MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(3) M2 (Medium2) : Approx. 2.1 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) S (Small) : Approx. 1.2 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(5) RAW : Approx. 13.0 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(6) sRAW : Approx. 7.6 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
Folder setting Folder creation/selection enabled
File name Preset code, User setting1 (4 characters), User setting2 (3 characters + 1 image size character)
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
Recording methods
(1) Standard
(2) Auto switch media (recording media switched automatically)
(3) Rec. separately (specified image size for each recording media)
(4) Rec. to multiple (same image recorded to all recording media)
Image copy Image copying between recording media enabled (Images with checkmarks or all images in folder or card)
Backup With WFT-E2/E2A attached, all images and folders in the CF card and SD card can be backed up to USB external media
White Balance
Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom (Total 5 settings), color temperature setting, personal white balance (Total 5 settings)
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color temperature compensation White balance correction: 9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: 3 stops in full-stop increments

Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color temperature information transmission Provided
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 100 percent vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification 0.76x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 20mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Interchangeable (11 types optional), Standard focusing screen: Ec-CIV
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF1200mm f/5.6L USM or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), metering and exposure information (metering mode, spot metering circle, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG/RAW recording, maximum burst, number of shots remaining, battery check, recording media information
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Autofocus
Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF points 19 AF points (cross-type) and 26 Assist AF points (total 45 points)
Metering range EV -1 - 18 (at 23C/73F, ISO 100)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT), AI Servo AF (AI SERVO), Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Automatic selection (45 points), manual selection (19 points, 9 inner points, 9 outer points)
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
AF-assist beam Emitted by the dedicated external Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering
Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
Multi-spot metering (Max. 8 spot metering entries)

Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at 23C/73F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash, flash metered manual
ISO speed
(Recommended Exposure Index)

100 - 3200 (1/3-stop increments), expandable to ISO 50 and 6400
Exposure compensation Manual: 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb,
X-sync at 1/300 sec. (with EX series Speedlite for EOS cameras)
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote control Remote control with N3 type terminal
Drive System
Drive modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Self-timer (10 sec. and 2 sec), and Silent single shooting
Continuous shooting speed (Approx.) High-speed continuous: Max. 10 shots/sec.,
Low-speed continuous: Max. 3 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG (Large): Approx. 110, RAW: Approx. 30, RAW+JPEG (Large): Approx. 22
Based on Canons testing conditions with a 1GB CF card for high-speed continuous shooting with JPEG quality 8, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style.
Varies depending on the subject, memory card brands, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
External Speedlite
Compatible flash EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
External flash settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
PC terminal Provided
Zooming to match
lens focal length
Provided
Live View Functions
Shooting modes (1) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
(2) Live View shooting

Focusing Manual focus
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the imaging sensor
Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at 23C/73F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Magnified view Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point
Grid display Provided
Exposure simulation Provided
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 3.0 in.
Pixels Approx. 230,000
Coverage 100%
Brightness adjustment 7 levels provided
Interface languages 18
Image display format Single image, single image + image size, shooting info, histogram, 4-image or 9-image index, magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image, jump (by 1/10/100 images, 1 screen, shooting date, or folder)
Highlight alert Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Sound Recording
Recording method The sound clip recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image
File type WAV
Recording time Max. 30 sec. per sound clip
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS-1D Mark III
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible images JPEG and RAW/sRAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E4 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4
Battery life  
* With fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4
* Without Live View shooting
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery check Automatic (Displayed in 6 levels)
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 156 x 156.6 x 79.9 mm / 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
Weight 1155 g / 40.7 oz. (Body only)

Reviews
 
Review by: Denlas
Lacation: Bakersfield,California
Type of Sport: Professional cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
Cost Performace

I own the camera and proudly say its the best of the best cameras. Canon EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It is installed with 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with EOS Integrated cleaning System and a 3.0- inch LCD monitor with Canons Live View technology. It has 100% viewfinder in it. A new lighter body has improved weather sealing and shutter durability. It immensely well made with ease to use.

 
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