Introduction to the used Canon 1D Mark III camera
The big story with the used Canon 1D Mark III is that it’s a better, more universally appealing professional camera for more types of professional photographers. A lot of intermediate photographers may want to make the jump as well, given its more friendly interface and astonishing high ISO performance. With past Canon EOS 1D announcements, the big story was the incredibly high capture speed at reasonably high resolutions. The amazing technology required to dump high res images at high speed tended to dominate our coverage of these sport-tuned professional SLRs. But the scene has changed. The additional 1.5 frames per second isn’t the most important improvement with the used Canon 1D Mark III, it’s just a nice enhancement. The same goes for the jump from 8 megapixels to 10.
The used Canon 1D Mark III isn’t just for sports anymore. It’s a more universal camera for the vast majority of pro photographers. With the multiple improvements in the new camera, photographers will no longer need to trade off resolution, image quality, and speed against each other. The 1D Mark III now has enough of all three to satisfy a huge slice of the market in a single camera body.
The EOS 1D Mark III has several improvements that illustrate its greater versatility:
- Fast performance, high resolution, and improved image quality across the board
- Resolution sufficient for double-truck spreads and general commercial photography
- Even faster capture, processing, and write speeds, and faster AF tracking for sports shooters
- Super low-light capability for photojournalists (High ISO)
In addition, the EOS 1D Mark III has a few new features that will expand the camera’s versatility and convenience, including a new Live View mode for image composition on the camera’s LCD or via a remote computer; compatibility with a faster optional WiFi transmission system; several AF improvements; a stack of custom functions; and Canon’s new dust reduction technology, which first appeared in the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
There’s a lot to cover, so stick with us over the next few days as we build on our preview coverage of the used Canon 1D Mark III.
- 28.1 × 18.7 mm APS-H CMOS sensor
- 10.1 megapixel effective
- Dual DIGIC III image processors
- Canon EF lens mount (excludes EF-S)
- 1.3x crop factor
- 45-point TTL-AREA-SIR autofocus with a dedicated CMOS sensor
- TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone SPC
- 100–3200 ISO speed equivalent (ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 6400 with custom function)
- 30–1/8000 sec. shutter speed and bulb
- Auto white balance
- Eye-level pentaprism viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
- 230,000 pixel (690,000 dot), 3.0″ color TFT liquid-crystal monitor with approx. 100% coverage (for JPEG images)
- Live preview on the camera’s rear LCD, also via an external system using Canons EOS Utility (disables AF)
- E-TTL II flash mode with optional in-camera controls for the Speedlite 580EX II flash
- 10 frames per second continuous shooting (JPEG: max. 110 frames, RAW: max. 30 frames)
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 156 × 157 × 80 mm (6.1 × 6.2 × 3.1 in)
- Weight (body only): Approx. 1155 g
- Microphone for recording voice annotations
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