The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III redefines the state of the art in no uncertain terms. A new 21.1-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor delivers astounding image quality. Dual "DIGIC III" Image Processors work in tandem to speed up data handling and camera operation, while further refining imaging performance.
Tough, high-durability body and shutter designs, combined with the unique EOS Integrated Cleaning System, set new standards for professional dependability. Cutting-edge features such as a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function, and a fast, precise 45-point AF system makes the EOS-1Ds Mark III powerful and versatile. .
A New Full-Frame Performance Standard The recording area of the sensor is 36 x 24mm, which is equivalent to the full-frame size of the 35mm film format. The tremendous pixel count delivers high-resolution images of exacting precision, with Photoshop file sizes over 60MB for outstanding quality at large print sizes and post-processing cropping flexibility. Despite the higher pixel density, Canon CMOS sensor technology ensures exceptionally low noise and the widest usable ISO range* (from 50 to 3200, using ISO range extension).
Dual DIGIC III Image Processor Developed to maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of digital photography. The latest-generation DIGIC III Image Processor works in concert with Canon's CMOS sensor to achieve even higher levels of performance. The entire electronic system is totally re-designed, giving the camera itsincredible combination of speed and image quality. Digital noise is significantly reduced in shadow areas, and color reproduction issuperior.
Live View Function which makes the LCD monitor a real-time finder. When the Live ViewFunction is enabled, the reflex mirror is locked up and the shutter opens. The image output from the CMOS sensor will be displayed in real time on the LCD monitor with 100 percent coverage. A selectable portion of the image can be magnified by 5x or 10x to aid inprecise manual focusing. Focus, exposure check, composing, and shooting can all be accomplished in this mode. There is also a grid overlay option, perfect for architectural photography.
Weather-Resistant Design Extensive weatherproofing ensures superior reliability, even when shooting in harsh environments.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System Dust that settles on the low-pass filter is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off.
Dust that has been missed by the Integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.2 or higher
The Canon 1Ds is commonly used for Art, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 1Ds is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 1Ds is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 1Ds: Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, Great picture quality, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Quick start-up time, Quiet, Simple controls, Simple controls/menu, Solid operation, Strong construction and Superior build quality