• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A33
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon 1Ds Mark II
1Ds Mark II vs 1Ds Mark III
 
Successor: Canon 1DX
1Ds Mark III vs 1DX
 
General
Model Number: 1Ds Mark III A33
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $7999.00 $749.99
Street Price:   $539.99
Date Available: 2007-12-15 2010-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 50.3 oz (1,425 g)
includes batteries
25.6 oz (725 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in.
(156 x 160 x 80 mm)
4.9 x 3.6 x 3.3 in.
(124 x 92 x 85 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 21.1 14.2
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.41 microns 5.16 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 80 70
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.0 22.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.0 12.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,663 591
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP, 3:2),
4992 x 3328 (16.6 MP, 3:2),
4080 x 2720 (11.1 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2)
4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3344 x 2224 (7.4 MP, 3:2),
3344 x 1872 (6.3 MP, Other),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW; 14-bit CR2 JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 7.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: No Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i)
1440x1080 (30/25)
640x480 (30/25)
Movie File Format:   AVCHD, MP4
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: n/a Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual):   18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - ?? (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values:   n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 45 AF points, 19 high-precision cross-type points, 26 assist type points Phase Detection: 15 points (3 points cross type); Wide, Spot, Local.
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screens, 100%, 0.75x, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter EVF type; 1.1cm (0.43") 1,152K-dot LCD (384K-dot time-multiplexed RGB), 100% coverage, 1.10x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.75x 0.73x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.75x 1.10x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 11.8x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-1600, 1/3 EV increments, 50 & 3200 extension Auto (100-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800. (Multi-frame NR mode up to ISO 25600)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom (up to 5), Kelvin, Personal (PC 1- 5) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500 – 9900K with 19-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative linked to 19 AF points, Center-weighted, Partial (8.5%), Spot (2.5%), Multi-spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:   Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama (2D/3D)
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: n/a Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless, High-Speed sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 10.0 m / 32.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: PC Sync, Hot Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive / SD / SDHC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, sRAW; 14-bit CR2 RAW (ARW 2.2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format:   AVCHD, MP4
Included Memory:    
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 1.1,USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed,USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wired, Wireless Optional Wireless or Wired
Connections (extended): 15-pin system extension terminal, N3 remote control terminal Type-C HDMI Mini Connector (BRAVIA Sync, PhotoTV HD); Wired Remote Terminal, 3.5mm External Stereo Micophone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.30 0.98
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3 0.97
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 8 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 7.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 8 13
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.07 seconds 0.22 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.062 seconds 0.208 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.47 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.045 seconds 0.102 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View Prefocused: 0.118s Full AF, wide-area mode = 0.219s
Startup Time: 0.5 seconds 0.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   3.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1800 shots 270 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E4 Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E4 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Photo Professional 3.2, EOS Utility 2.2, ZoomBrowser EX 6.0 and ImageBrowser 6.0 Software CD-ROM (includes Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR)
OS Compatibility:   Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7, Mac OS X (v.10.3 +)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Replaces EOS-1Ds Mark II - 21.1MP, Full-frame CMOS sensor - 6.4 um pixels (but with same light sensitive area as 1Ds Mark II) - Dual DIGIC III processors, 14-bit, Highlight Tone Priority mode - ISO 100-1600 plus 50 and 3200 extension - 5 fps for 56 L/F JPEGs or 12 RAW - Improved pentaprism viewfinder - Based on 1D Mark III body - EOS Integrated Cleaning System with Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit, Dust Delete Data - Live View LCD - 300K actuation shutter - Magnesium alloy body and chassis SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization, Articulating LCD, 1080i HD Video, Multi-frame NR, Hand-held Twilight, Auto HDR, D-Range Optimizer, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama, Smile Shutter, DOF Preview, 7fps Burst Mode.