Canon has announced the impending release of a new flagship DSLR camera, the EOS-1Ds Mark III, which is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in November.


August 20, 2007: Canon has announced the impending release of a new flagship DSLR camera, the EOS-1Ds Mark III, which is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in November.
Featuring a Canon-developed 21.1-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor and Dual DiG!C III Image Processors, the EOS-1Ds Mark III is targeted at professional photographers who require the highest quality images and performance for the studio or on location. Built for the demands of the toughest environments, the EOS-1Ds Mark III has a strong and reliable magnesium alloy body with over 70 dust and moisture resistant seals. Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System is also provided to ensure dust-free images. Other noteworthy features include 14-bit Analogue-to-Digital conversion and flexibility to capture both RAW and JPEG files (including sRAW) simultaneously plus a top burst rate of five frames per second in a continuous burst up to 56 shots.


The new camera also boasts a 45-pont AF system (including 19 cross-type AF points and 26 assist AF points) and a top shutter speed of 1/8000 second plus high speed flash synchronisation at 1/250 second. ISO speeds can be set from 100-1600 with ISO expansion to 50 and 3200 via a Custom Function. Fifty-seven Custom Functions allow photographers to tailor the camera’s settings to suit their individual requirements. The addition of two Live View functions allows photographers to preview images in real time on the 3.0 inch LCD or an external monitor to achieve precise image composition and focusing.


The EOS-1Ds Mark III will be available from November 2007 through Canon dealers nationally for an RRP of $12,999.00 (body only). For full product information, visit For details of local re-sellers, contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at

Sensor Size/Type:

Effective Pixels:

A/D Resolution Power:


Colour Filter:

RGB Primary Colours

Field-of-View Crop:


Dust Removal System


Recording Media:

CF type I, II, SD dual slots

Image Sizes:

5616 x 3744, 4992 x 3328, 4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856

File Formats:

CR2.RAW (5616 x 3744), sRAW (2784 x 1856), JPEG, RAW+JPEG

File Numbering:

Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Colour Space:

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style settings:

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3


Eye-level pentaprism; 100% frame coverage, approx 0.76x magnification

Dioptric Adjustment:

-3 to +1 dpt

Interchangeable Focusing Screens:


Viewfinder Information

AF points, focus confirmation light, metering mode, spot metering circle, shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning, flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, monochrome shooting, white balance correction, JPEG/RAW recording, maximum burst, number of shots remaining, card information

Autofocus System:

TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF Points:

19 (cross type) plus 26 Assist AF points

Focus Modes:

One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, Manual focusing (MF)

AF Assist

Emitted by dedicated external Speedlite

Metering Modes:

63-zone TTL full-aperture metering

Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)

Partial metering (approx 8.5% of viewfinder at centre)

Spot metering (2.4% at centre, AF point linked, multi-spot)

Centre-weighted average metering

Exposure Control:

Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual, E-TTL II autoflash, flash metered manual

ISO Speed Range:

ISO 100-1600 (expandable to ISO 50 and ISO 3200)

Exposure Compensation:

+/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (can be combined with AEB)

Shutter Speed:

1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.


10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

Remote Control:

N3 type terminal

Compatible Flash:

EX-series Speedlites; PC terminal and hot shoe provided

Flash Metering:

E-TTL II autoflash

Flash Exposure Compensation:

±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Continuous Shooting Speed:

High speed: 5 fps

Low speed: 3 fps

Maximum burst:

JPEG (Large): approx. 56; RAW: approx 12

White Balance:

Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, custom (5 settings), colour temperature setting, personal setting (5 settings)

WB Compensation:

±9 stops correction (blue/amber direction or magenta/green) in full-stop increments; ±3 stops WB bracketing

LCD Monitor:

3.0-inch TFT colour LCD; 230,000 pixels

Live View modes:

1) Live View shooting; 2) Remote Live View (PC-connected); supports auto/manual focus, evaluative metering, magnification by 5x or 10x at AF point, grid display, exposure simulation

Image Playback:

Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x – 10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, 1 screen, or shooting date); highlight alert (blinking) provided

Custom Functions:

Total 57; My Menu registration provided


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Video OUT (PAL/NTSC); WFT-E2/E2A


LP-E4 battery pack (approx 1800 shots/charge)

Dimensions (w x d x h):

156 x 159.6 x 79.9 mm


Approx. 1210 grams (body only)