Canon 1D Mark III Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS-1D Mark III 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon 1D Mark II
1D Mark II vs 1D Mark III
Successor: Canon 1D Mark IV
1D Mark III vs 1D Mark IV
General
Model Number: 1D Mark III
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $4499.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 40.7 oz (1,155 g)
Size: 6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in.
(156 x 157 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: APS-H
Sensor size: 525.47mm2 (28.10mm x 18.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 7.23 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.3x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, Other),
1936 x 1288 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 19-point cross type (plus 26 Assist AF points)
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 100%, 0.76x, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; 50 and 6400 via custom function
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, User Set Color Temperature, PC-1 to PC-5
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone evaluative, 13.5% partial, 3.8% spot, multi-spot, center-weighted average
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: E-TTL II
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/300
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: N3 type terminal
Connections (extended): Remote Control, PC Terminal, Accessory Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.39
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.40
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.42
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 9.91
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 12
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.094
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.066
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.057
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.087
Shutter Lag (notes): Prefocused, Live View mode = 0.119s
Startup Time: 0.10
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time: 0.30
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.10
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 1,958
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E4
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E4 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 2200
Software
Included Software: Digital Photo Professional 3.0 and EOS Utility 2.0
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Entirely new 10.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS Sensor (APS-H size, 1.3x lens conversion factor), featuring the EOS Integrated Cleaning System. World's fastest digital SLR: shooting up to 10 fps (frames per second), with a burst rate up to 110 full-resolution JPEG images or 30 RAW images. All new high-precision AF system with 19 user-selectable AF points and 26 additional "assist points"; superior low-light performance and faster operation. New lighter body with enhanced weather resistance and outstanding reliability: featuring a shutter that's durability-tested to 300,000 exposures. Dual DIGIC III Image Processors working in parallel to provide up to 50% less shadow noise and superb image quality; new Highlight Tone Priority option adds control of bright highlights. Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, featuring Live View. Fully compatible with over 50 EF lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories.

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