Canon’s EOS-1D Mark III; Canon’s High-Performance D-SLR Gets Updated

Technical Specifications

Compatible Lenses: Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.3x
Image Sensor: Single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels: Approx. 10.1 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Recording Medium: CompactFlash card Type I and II, SD/SDHC Memory Card (one slot each), and/or external media (USB 2.0 hard drive via optional Canon WFT-E2A transmitter)
Image Format: 28.1x18.7mm (APS-H size sensor)
Recording Format: JPEG, raw, and raw+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
File Size:
(1) JPEG/Large: Approx. 3.5MB (3888x2592)
(2) JPEG/Medium 1: Approx. 2.8MB (3456x2304)
(3) JPEG/Medium 2: Approx. 2.1MB (2816x1880)
(4) JPEG/Small: Approx. 1.2MB (1936x1288)
(5) raw: Approx. 13MB (3888x2592)
(6) sRAW: Approx. 7.6MB (1936x1288)
Color Space: Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface: USB 2.0; NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, five Custom WB settings (1-5), user-set Color Temperature (2500~10,000K), five Personal WB PC-1 to PC-5 (total 10 WB types)
Color Temperature Compensation:
White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images, up to +/- 3 levels in 1-stop increments
White balance correction: blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels; manually set by user
Viewfinder: Eye-level SLR with fixed penta-prism
Coverage: Approx. 100 percent horizontally and vertically
Magnification: 0.76x
Eyepoint: Approx. 20mm
Dioptric Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Autofocus Type: TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points: 19 cross-type AF points (plus 26 Assist AF points)
Focusing Modes: Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection: Automatic selection; Manual AF point selection: 19 AF points, Inner nine AF points (C.Fn III-9-1), Outer nine AF points (C.Fn III-9-2)
Selected AF Point Display: Superimposed in viewfinder and on LCD panel
Metering Modes: 63-zone TTL full aperture metering
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5 percent of screen, at center)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.8 percent of screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Control: Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, E-TTL II Program AE (Evaluative flash metering, Averaged flash metering), Manual
ISO Range: 100-3200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments); can be expanded to ISO 50 and 6400 via Custom Function
Exposure Compensation: +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Auto Bracketing: Three shots, up to +/- 3 stops, in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments, in all Exposure modes
Shutter Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 sec to 30 seconds (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/300 sec (with EOS Speedlites; 1/250 sec maximum with other shoe-mount flashes, and up to 1/60 sec or faster with studio strobes)
Self-Timer: 10-second delay, 2-second delay
Drive Modes: Single, silent, high-speed continuous (approx. 10 fps), low-speed continuous (approx. 3 fps), 10- or 2-second self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. 10 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/500 sec or faster in all Recording modes)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting: JPEG: Approx. 110 frames (Large/Fine, at standard Level 8 compression setting); raw: Approx. 30 frames; raw+JPEG: Approx. 22 frames (Large/Fine)
LCD Monitor: 3"
Coverage: Approx. 100 percent
Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with Custom Function
Dust Delete Feature:
1. Self-cleaning sensor: IR-cut filter in front of CMOS sensor automatically vibrates at ultrasonic rates to shake off any foreign matter for approx. 4 seconds when camera is turned on or off. Can be user-activated with Menu command while shooting, or completely disabled with Menu command.
2. Dust Delete Data: Any remaining dust on IR-cut filter can be mapped with Dust Delete Data test shot, and automatically removed when images are opened in Canon's Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.0 or higher) software.
Battery: One dedicated lithium ion battery LP-E4; AC power can be supplied via the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4
Number Of Shots: Approx. 2200 at 73°
Back-Up Battery: One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions: 6.1x6.2x3.1"
Weight: 40.7 oz
Price: $4499