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New 1d Mark III announced

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by Hokie, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Hokie

    Hokie NRA Member

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    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-8736-8850

    Canon announces EOS-1D Mark III
    Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | by Rob Galbraith
    Canon has taken the wraps off their next 1-series digital SLR. The EOS-1D Mark III is a 10.08 million image pixel, 10 fps digital SLR that offers so many improvements over the model it replaces that it's best to describe it as a new-from-the-ground-up camera.

    Here's a quick glimpse at what's changed in the EOS-1D Mark III (as quoted from a Canon USA white paper on the camera):

    • World's fastest AF DSLR with approximately 10 fps continuous shooting in One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF
    • Maximum burst (JPEG Large, compression level 8) approximately 110 shots; RAW, approximately 30 shots (based on Canon’s testing standards)
    • Dual DIGIC III Image Processors for fine detail, natural color reproduction and high-speed performance
    • ISO 100-3200 with ISO speed extension, L= 50, H = 6400
    • 14-bit A/D conversion for fine gradation
    • Live View in camera and remote, wired and wireless
    • New 45-point Area AF sensor with 19 high-precision, cross-type points (f/2.8 compatible), 26 standard-precision AssistAF points
    • New AF point selection methods
    • AF micro-adjustment (fine adjustment of AF point of focus)
    • Adjustable operation characteristics for AFpoint selection, shutter release priority and focus-tracking sensitivity with AI Servo AF
    • New methods of AF point expansion during manual AF point selection
    • New 10.1-megapixel CMOSsensor, APS-H size
    • Improved microlens array and pixel fill factor plus optimized photodiode structure to increase light-reception efficiency
    • Professional EOS Integrated Cleaning System with Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit, Dust Delete Data acquisition
    • RAW, sRAW (new SmallRAW), RAW+JPEG, sRAW+JPEG, JPEG+JPEG simultaneous recording
    • Increased shutter durability of approximately 300,000 cycles
    • Large and bright 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and wide viewing angle
    • Five custom WB settings
    • Selectable noise reduction for high ISO images, 50% less shadow noise for all images
    • Selectable Highlight Tone Priority
    • High-speed shutter with 1/8000 sec. maximum speed and high-speed X-sync at 1/300 sec. with EX Speedlites
    • Startup time approx. 0.2 sec.
    • Shutter release time lag approx. 55 ms. (approximately 40 ms. at maximum aperture with C. Fn IV-13-1) and viewfinder blackout time 80 ms. at 1/250 or higher
    • Compatible with SDHC (SD High-Capacity) memory cards as well as high capacity CF cards
    • Compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed image transfer
    • Faster writing to memory card
    • High-magnification, wide-coverage viewfinder and improved focusing screen with 100% finder coverage
    • 63-zone metering sensor for more stable exposure control with ambient light and flash
    • High-capacity, lightweight and compact lithium-ion battery with estimated battery life display
    • Enhanced recording options include automatic switching ofrecording media, separate recordings to media and identical recordings to multiple media
    • Silent mode for single images
    • Image copying and backup to external media enabled
    • ISO speed safety shift
    • ISO speed and metering pattern always displayed in viewfinder and on top LCD data panel
    • New control layout with SET button, AF On button and Multi-Controller
    • Displayable camera settings and better image information during playback
    • Histogram display, jump display, error code display, and shooting settings display
    • Chassis, mirror box, and exterior covers made ofmagnesium alloy
    • Maintains water resistance with new 580EX II Speedlite
    • Personal Functions consolidated with Custom Functions, resulting in 57 Custom
    Functions in 4 groups
    • Custom Function settings can be registered and called up
    • Camera settings can be saved and read
    • Camera's basic settings can be registered and applied
    • New “MyMenu” function can be registered and displayed at startup
    • Camera direct printing (PictBridge) improved and DPOF print ordering provided
    • Direct printing of RAW and sRAW images
    • Direct image transfer
    • Wireless/wired LAN for image transfers via new WFT-E2A dedicated Wireless File Transmitter
    • External USB recording media and GPS unit usable via the WFT-E2A
    • Verification data can be generated, encrypted and appended to the image with new Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
    • Compatible with original image verification system
    • Speedlite Custom Functions settable with the camera when the 580EXII Speedlite is attached
    • New software package includes Digital Photo Professional 3.0 and EOS Utility 2.0
    • New EF16–35mm f/2.8L II USM lensfeatures improved peripheral image quality
     
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    You forgot to mention the price: $4000 expected street. Ouch. :sad:

    That would be separate announcement.
     

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    That is the same price the 1d Mark II went for when it was first released.
     
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    Probably won't be getting it in the first week that it's released, but wow, talk about more bells and whistles than a box full of elves at Christmas. I just got a 30D and havnt begun to use everything that thing can do, but somehow, I think I need this one.....I think I need help.
     
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    I was hoping for 5DII to be announced at PMA, but I guess it won't be until fall. I don't do sports photography, so 1DIII is not essential to me. Still, the specs are pretty incredible.