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21 Megapixels of full frame resolution with the flexibility that only an EOS SLR can offer. Benefit fro... See full description.
  • SLR
  • 5616x3744 pixels

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product description

21 Megapixels of full frame resolution with the flexibility that only an EOS SLR can offer. Benefit from DIGIC III processing, rugged build quality and technologies that redefine SLR performance.


  • 21 MP full frame CMOS
  • 14-bit A/D processing
  • 5 fps, max. burst of 56 JPEGs
  • Dual “DIGIC III” processors
  • High precision wide area AF
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • ISO 100-1600 range (L:50 H:3200)
  • 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
  • EF lens compatibility
  • Maximum quality. Total control.

21 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
The full frame CMOS sensor of the EOS-1Ds Mark III provides a massive 21 Megapixels of detail – exceeding the standard quality demanded by leading photo agencies. Images are processed at 14 bit colour depth for finer tonal gradations. Picture quality is assured by effective noise reduction at high sensitivities and a low pass filter that combats false colour and moiré. The sensor’s wide dynamic range can be set to preserve more detail from bright areas with the Highlight Tone Priority function.

Dual “DIGIC III” processors
Dual “DIGIC III” processors drive the camera’s rapid performance, allowing near-instant start-up and response times.

5 fps with 56 frame burst
The EOS-1Ds Mark III delivers 5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 56 JPEGs (12 in RAW).

Wide-area AF with 19 cross type points
A high precision AF system employs 19 cross type points with sensitivity up to f/2.8, spread out across the AF area to accommodate off-centre subjects. 26 AF assist points aid AF tracking for increased accuracy.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s built-in dust prevention and cleaning system uses a combination of technologies to reduce, repel and remove dust from the sensor. A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.

Wide ISO Range
A wide 100 to 1600 ISO range as standard is expandable to L:50 and H:3200.

3.0" LCD with Live View mode
The bright 3.0" LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing your image from the LCD.

Picture Style
Picture Style presets provide easy image processing. Each style offers a different colour response – similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Picture Style presets are customizable in-camera or through the supplied Picture Style Editor software.

Weather sealed, magnesium alloy body
A magnesium alloy body with dust and moisture resistant sealing protects the EOS-1Ds Mark III from harsh weather and the rigours of daily use.

EOS system compatibility
The EOS-1Ds Mark III is compatible with all EF lenses (excl. EF-S lenses), EX Series Speedlite flash units, and the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2.

product specification
Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 5616x3744 pixels
Screen size 3"
Digital zoom ratio 1x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser No image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card storage
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 1205g
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/8000 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/30 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 159.6x156x79.9mm
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 18 Nov 2039
Height in mm 16.0
Width in mm Width: 156mm
Depth in mm 8.0
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes