Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III review

Full specification for Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Sensor 36 x 24 mm CMOS, Approx. 21.1MP eff
Output Size (L)5616x3744, (M1)4992x3328, (M2)4080x2720, (S)2784x1856, (RAW)5616x3744, (sRAW)2784x1856
Focal Length Mag 1x
Lens Mount Canon EF
Compression JPEG (1-10 settings, user selectable), RAW / sRAW (14bit Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
ISO 100-1600, 50 and 3200 extended
Shutter Speeds 30-1/8000sec, Bulb
Drive Mode Single, continuous 5fps over 56 JPEGs
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Field of View 100%
LCD 3.0" TFT, approx. 230K dots. Live View Mode with selectable grid and aspect ratio markings.
Live Mode Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation No
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes 26 selectable point AF, manual
Exposure Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone SPC
Metering System 63 zone TTL evaluative, CW, Spot
Exposure Comp +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Colour Space Adobe RGB, sRGB
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom (5 settings), Colour, Temperature Setting, Personal WB
White Balance Bracket +/-3 levels in single level increments. 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Colour Temp Control Yes
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Hotshoe only
Max Flash Sync 1/250sec
PC Socket Yes
Cable Release Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5
Memory Card CF/SD
Power Li-Ion
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions 156.0 x 159.6 x 79.9mm/ 1210g (battery weight 180g)
Weight 1210g
Other -
AF Points 19 cross-type AF points (plus 26 Assist AF points)

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 20/20
Performance 19/20
Value 19/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 94%