Canon will launch a brand new professional DSLR camera at next Month’s PMA International Trade Show in Las Vegas.


February 22, 2007: Canon will launch a brand new professional DSLR camera at next Month’s PMA International Trade Show in Las Vegas.
Offering superior functionality and performance to its predecessor, the EOS-1D Mark III features a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and dual DiG!C III image processors that support burst shooting at 10 frames/second for up to 110 shots in a single burst. RAW images can be shot in bursts of 30. Equally suitable for photojournalists and studio and commercial photographers, it includes 14-bit A/D conversion to produce superb picture quality and fine tonal gradation with 16,384 levels per colour. A large 3-inch LCD monitor ensures easy viewing of played back images and menus and both it and the diopter-adjustable viewfinder provide 100% coverage of the sensor’s field of view. The addition of a Live View function allows photographers to preview shots on the LCD or an external monitor to achieve precise image composition and focusing.


The magnesium alloy body is water and dust resistant and highly durable. It is fitted with the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which was pioneered on the EOS 400D. Simultaneous capture of both JPEG and raw files is supported and the camera includes Canon’s Picture Style settings for simpler image colour control and consistency. Six preset looks are provided, including Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome, along with three User Defined settings.

A new AF area focusing system provides 19 high-precision cross-type points plus 26 Assist AF points for fine focusing precision. Any of the cross-type points can be manually selected, and they can be sorted into an outer group and an

inner group so users don’t have to cycle through 45 AF points any more to select the one

they want. Micro adjustment of autofocusing accuracy is now possible, and focus-tracking sensitivity is now adjustable.

The shutter is rated for 300,000 cycles and shutter speeds range up to 1/8000 seconds, with flash synch at 1/250 second. Exposure control modes include Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash and flash metered manual and 57 Custom functions allow photographers to adjust the camera to their shooting needs.
The EOS-1D Mark III is supplied with an LP-E4 rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger, AC adaptor, DC coupler, wide strap, eyecup and interface and video cables. The camera body measures 156 x 156.6 x 79.9 mm and weighs 1.335 grams with battery. Users can select from more than 50 Canon EF lenses and EX-series Speedlites.
To complement the EOS-1D Mk III, Canon has announced the release of a range of dedicated accessories. To complement the EOS-1D Mk III, Canon has announced the release of a range of dedicated accessories. The WFT-E2 is the new lightweight and durable wireless file transmitter for EOS. The WFT-E2 has three communications modes (FTP, PTP and HTTP) and can also act as a USB host for direct recording to external media and to connect a GPS device to record location. The WFT-E2 weighs only 65g and is dust and water-resistant.


The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is the newest addition to the EF lens family. Boasting an 82mm front optic that achieves a larger imaging circle, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM features improved optical performance, while the addition of two elements with an optimised coating reduces ghosting and flare. The Speedlite 580 EX II delivers enhanced performance and durability to the Speedlite range. The 580 EX II has improved dust and water-resistant seals and a metal mounting foot for greater connection and communication reliability. Design improvements have reduced flash recycle time by 20%, offering superior flexibility and reliability in flash photography. Also available to complement the EOS-1D Mk III is the new data verification kit DVK-E3.


The EOS-1D Mk III and accessories will be available from late April through Canon Pro dealers nationally, with the camera body selling for an RRP of $6499.00. For more information customers can contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at A detailed overview of the new camera can be found at



EOS-1D Mark III Specifications

Image Sensor: 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor (effective); 28.1 x 18.7mm

Image Data Storage: Compact Flash, SD (inc SDHC) memory card, external media (via WFTE2)

Image Compression: JPEG or RAW (14 bit)

Sound Recording: WAV; max 30 seconds attached to the image

Lens Mount: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S), effective focal length 1.3x

Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, focal plane shutter

Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec. ““ 30 sec. (1/3 and ½ stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/300 sec.

Autofocus Type: TTL-AREA-SIR type with a CMOS sensor

Autofocus Points: 19 high precision, cross type points + 26 Assist AF points

Focusing Modes: Autofocus (One-shot AF, AI Servo AF) and Manual

Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Partial, Spot (Centre spot, AF point spot, multi-spot), Centre-weighted average metering

Metering Range: EV0-EV20

White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom (total 5 settings), colour temperature setting, and personal white balance (total 5 settings)

Exposure Control Modes: Program AE (shiftable), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash, flash metered manual

Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 fps for up to 110 frames (at JPEG Large)

Self Timer: Yes ““ 10 or 2 seconds delay

Flash (external): E-TTL II Autoflash with EX-series Speedlite

Optical Viewfinder: SLR-Type eye-level pentaprism viewfinder

Viewfinder Adjustment: -3 to +1 diopter

Viewfinder Coverage: 100% (vertically and horizontally) with respect to the effective pixels

Monitor Type: 3.0-inch TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor; 230,000 pixels

File Format: Complies with DCF 2.0 file system

Interfaces: Digital Terminal: USB 2.0; Video Output Terminal: NTSC / PAL; Remote Control Terminal: N3-type; Extension System Terminal: for WFT-E2

Power Source: One lithium-ion battery pack LP-E4

Operating Environment: Temperature: 0 ° – 45 ° C; Humidity: 85% or lower

Dimensions (W x H x D): 156 x 156.6 x 79.9mm

Weight: Approx. 1,155g (body only); Approx 1,335g (with battery)

Operating Platforms: PC: Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP; Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.4