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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    SPECIFICATIONS VIII. COMPARISON CHART CONCLUSION Contents ©2007 by Canon U.S.A., Inc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpts from this material may be quoted in published product reviews and articles. For further information, please contact Canon U.S.A., Inc. Public Relations Dept., (516) 328-5000.

  • Page 3: Overview

    I. OVERVIEW The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is a new, top-of-the-line, professional DSLR autofocus camera with a 35mm full-frame, 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. It was developed in parallel with the totally new EOS-1D Mark III, so the cameras are similar in many respects.

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    It is a complete imaging tool, with a host of extraor- dinary features shared with EOS-1D Mark III and, indeed, the entire Canon EOS System, meaning that almost any photographer for whom ultimate image quality is the bench- mark for camera selection will find the EOS-1Ds Mark III deeply appealing.

  • Page 5: Summary Of Differences From The Eos-1d Mark

    II. SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES FROM THE EOS-1D MARK III • Large size, single-plate, 36 mm x 24 mm (full-frame) CMOS sensor • Low-noise, wide ISO 100-1600 range* (ISO extension L: 50, H: 3200) • Compatible with UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) for high-speed writing to the CF card •...

  • Page 6: Summary Of Differences From The Eos-1ds Mark

    III. SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES FROM THE EOS-1D Image Quality • 21.1 effective megapixels for ultra-fine resolution and top image quality • Dual “DIGIC III” Image Processor with DDR-SDRAM buffer for fine-detail and natural color reproduction with high-speed processing of very large files •...

  • Page 7: Reliability

    • Silent mode (for one image) provided • ISO speed always displayed, and ISO speed safety shift provided • Standard EOS Digital camera control operation incorporated with SET button and Multi-controller provided for refined convenience • Displayable camera settings and better image information during playback, including histogram display, jump display, error code display, and shooting functions display (C.Fn II-9)

  • Page 8: Specifications Comparison

    Specifications Comparison of EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark II External appearance Image sensor Recording System White Balance Viewfinder III. SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES FROM THE EOS-1Ds MARK II Item/Camera Image sensor Image sensor size [mm] Effective pixels [Approx. megapixels] Pixel size [ m square] Lens Crop Factor [Approx.

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    Specifications Comparison of EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark II External appearance (cont.) Autofocus Exposure Control Shutter Drive External Flash Live View Function Shooting LCD Monitor Operation ease III. SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES FROM THE EOS-1Ds MARK II Item/Camera Cross-type AF points 19 (f/2.8 for horizontal + f/5.6 for vertical) AF Points Assist AF points...

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    AC drive Backup battery for date/time Main materials (Body, covers, mirror box) Exterior color Dust- and water-resistance Yes (Suited for water-resistant Speedlite) Canon logo Top/Rear LCD panel Illumination 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 159.6 x 79.9 mm Body only...

  • Page 11: Discussion Of New And Improved Features

    The 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor of the EOS-1Ds Mark III has been developed and Frame CMOS Sensor manufactured by Canon. Its 6.4µm pixels take advantage of a host of Canon R&D advances to achieve its speed, resolution and image quality. The following features make the EOS-1Ds Mark III the highest performing digital AF SLR camera: •...

  • Page 12: Autofocus

    Also, the second-generation, on-chip noise removal circuit and a newly-developed noise reduction technology combine to remove noise effectively. To achieve even less noise, the EOS-1Ds Mark III has a new output amp that attains both high speed and low noise. Low noise is also achieved with an improved manufacturing process, optimized pixel amp, and optimized reading circuit.

  • Page 13: Image Recording And Processing

    * The number of possible shots (battery life) and continuous shooting speed are based on Canon's testing standards and a 2 GB CF card. * Under Maximum burst, the number in parentheses is the maximum burst with a UDMA-compatible 2 GB CF card used in Canon's tests.

  • Page 14: Viewfinder

    The EOS-1Ds Mark III is compatible with UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access), a new CF card specification (CompactFlash Specifications Revision 4.0) enabling high-speed writ- ing to the CF card. With a UDMA CF card, the high-speed data transfer is about twice as fast as the EOS-1D Mark III (about 3 times as fast as the EOS-1Ds Mark II).

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    As with the EOS-1Ds Mark II, the superimposition display consists of the lead-in compo- nent, integrating the dichroic prisms (SI prism 1 and 2) with the pentaprism and the illu- mination (SI-LED), liquid-crystal (SI-LCD), and the eyepiece lens. Compared with the EOS-1D Mark III’s dichroic mirror system, the dichroic prism system can have a more compact light path in the lead-in component.

  • Page 16: New Udma Compatibility

    New UDMA Compatibility UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) is a new specification for CF cards (Compact Flash Specification Revision 4.0) to enable high-speed writing to the card. With a UDMA-com- pliant CF card, the data transfer speed is twice as fast as with the EOS-1D Mark III, and the writing speed is on par with the EOS-1D Mark III (and about 3 times as fast as the EOS-1Ds Mark II) even though the pixel count is twice as large.

  • Page 17: Metering And Exposure Control

    Having the same drive mechanism as the EOS-1D Mark III, the EOS-1Ds Mark III’s maxi- mum continuous shooting speed is 5 fps in both the One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF modes. This rate is achieved with 8-channel reading, DDR-SDRAM (twice the capacity of the EOS-1Ds Mark II’s), and Dual “DIGIC III”...

  • Page 18: Direct Printing And Pictbridge

    Color tone, and Color balance (except for Face Brightener and Red-eye Correction). Previously, this was possible only with the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 and Pro9000. Compatibility with Face Brightener and Red-eye Correction depends on the printer type. When printing sRAW images through direct printing, the JPEG image will be used to make the print.

  • Page 19: Design And Construction

    Flash Function Settings (with 580EX II) Flash function settings With E-TTL II Flash mode Shutter sync. Flash exp. Comp E-TTL II Zoom Wireless set. Flash firing With Manual Flash Flash mode Flash output Shutter sync. Zoom Wireless set. Flash firing With Multi Flash Flash mode...

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    The dimensions (W x H x D) of the EOS-1Ds Mark III are: 156 x 159.6 x 79.9mm/6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in. It is 3mm taller than the EOS-1D Mark III. The body-only weight is approxi- mately 42.7 oz./ 1,210g, approximately 1.9 oz./55g heavier than the EOS-1D Mark III but 0.18 oz./5g less than a body-only EOS-1Ds Mark II.

  • Page 21: Power Source And Shooting Performance

    Power Source and Except for the number of possible shots (battery life), all the specifications are the same Shooting Performance as those of the EOS-1D Mark III. Because the EOS-1Ds Mark III has the full-frame CMOS sensor and full-frame Self Cleaning Sensor Unit, battery life is shorter than that of the EOS-1D Mark III by about 20%.

  • Page 22: Shutter

    DPP (Digital Photo Professional) or ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, which launch automatically. As a result, there has always been a time lag of several seconds between shooting and image checking. The new Quick Preview function is Canon’s response to user requests for a shortening of this time lag.

  • Page 23: Accessories

    V. ACCESSORIES New EF 14 mm f/2.8L II The EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM is an ultra-wide-angle lens that was USM Lens developed as the successor to the EF 14mm f/2.8L USM. Since the EF 14mm f/2.8L USM was first released in 1991, it has been widely used as a high-performance ultra-wide-angle lens by both profes- sional and high-end amateur photographers.

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    • Lens coatings and lens disposition optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occur when the lens is used with a digital camera Flare and Ghosting Suppressed Lens without optimized coating •...

  • Page 25: Software

    Automatically recorded to the supplementary information for photographed RAW images. Note: some of the specifications for recording the supplementary RAW image information in 2), 3) and 4) vary depending on the EOS Digital camera used. There are 4 factors that this function can correct:...

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    *Also usable for RAW images taken with extender mounted on supported lens. Depending on the EOS Digital camera on which the lens is mounted, there are 2 modes of correction using DPP ver.3.2. In the latest models released in 2007 (EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D and EOS-1D Mark III), the lens ID and the focal length and distance information are recorded as supplementary information in photographed RAW images.

  • Page 27: Brightness Warning Display Function

    results are applied in real time to the image displayed in the [Lens aber- ration correction] window. One can then check the effects of distortion and peripheral illumination on the entire displayed image. One can also enlarge a section of the image to check for chromatic aberration or color blur by clicking in the section to be checked.

  • Page 28: Additional Changes In Dpp (digital Photo Professional)

    • Extensive range of image editing functions • Real time display of image adjustments and comparison displays of edits • Faithful, high-quality printing using links with Canon inkjet printers • 3 printing style specification functions • RAW image conversion and saving •...

  • Page 29: Picture Style Editor

    The Quick Check tool function has been improved Quick Check Window with the addition of an [Information] button that displays the Shooting Information window; the control buttons have been rearranged to match more closely the way they are actually used. Also, whereas the only enlargement ratio available in the enlarged display was 50% in ver.3.1, the specifications have now been improved so that...

  • Page 30: Specifications

    Type: Digital AF/AE SLR Recording Media: CF Card Type I and II, SD/SDHC Memory Card (1 slot each), and/or External media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A), compatible with UDMA-compliant CF cards, and SDHC SD cards Image Format: 1.42 x 0.94 in./36.0 x 24.0mm (full-frame sensor)

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    White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, five Custom WB settings (1–5), user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K), five Personal White Balance PC-1 to PC-5 Auto White Balance: Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor White Balance Correction: White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images, Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments;...

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    Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-Timer: 10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay Remote Control: Canon N3 type terminal External Speedlite EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites PC Terminal: Provided;...

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    Playback Image Display Format: Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, AF point, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Brightness or RGB Histogram, Auto rotate, Rotate; Live View Function: view image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-16-1 Highlight Alert: In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink...

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    Operating Temperature Range: 32–113°F/0–45°C Operating Humidity Range: 85% or less • All the specifications above are based on Canon’s Standard Test Method. • The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice. • TFT monitor images shown in the white paper are simulated.

  • Page 35: Comparison Chart

    — 63 zones 21 zones 63 zones 21 zones USB 2.0 Hi-Speed IEEE 1394 (“Firewire”) Yes (PictBridge, plus new Canon Yes (standard PictBridge) print effects features) CF and/or SD cards (2 slots) CF and/or SD cards (2 slots) — —...

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    Camera’s menu controls — 580EX II flash 57 (all in-camera) 20, plus 27 Personal Functions New Canon LP-E4 Lithium Ion Canon NP-E3 (NiMH) Up to 1,800 shots (at 68°F) Up to 1,200 shots (at 68°F) — 48.8 oz. (body only) 54.7 oz.

  • Page 37: Conclusion

    Betting on, and investing in, the EOS-1Ds Mark III is a sure thing. When Canon shows a diagram of its DSLR family, it has co-equals at the top of the range, the EOS-1D Mark III with a 1.3x sensor, 10.1 megapixels and a breathtaking 10 fps, matched with the EOS-1Ds Mark III, with its full-frame sensor, 21.1 amazing...

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    Contents ©2007 by Canon U.S.A., Inc. All Rights Reserved. Canon, EOS, DIGIC, PIXMA and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States, and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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