Here is the full specification for the new EOS-1D Mark III, as supplied by Canon UK. It will cost £3049.99 body only and is due out in April.

DIGITAL CAMERA Specifications EOS-1D Mark III


Type 28.1 x 18.7 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M

Total Pixels Approx. 10.7M

Aspect Ratio 3:2

Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


Type 2 x DIGIC III


Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S lenses)

Focal Length 1.3x Multiplication with EF lens fitted


Type TTL-AREA-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points 19 cross-type AF points (plus 26 Assist AF points)

AF working range EV -1 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO 100)

AF Modes One Shot

AI Servo

AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection, Home position (switch to registered AF point)

Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder

Predictive AF Yes

AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

AF Assist Beam Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode


Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone SPC

(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)

(2) Partial metering (approx. 13.5% of viewfinder at centre)

(3) Spot metering:

Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% viewfinder at center)

AF point-linked spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)

Multi/Spot metering (Max 8 spot metering entries)

(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f1.4 lens ISO 100)

AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved

Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes

Exposure Compensation +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB +/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments. 1/2-stop increments selectable with C.Fn I – 01

ISO Speed Equivalent 100-3200 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H: 6400 (selected with C.Fn I -03)

ISO 200-3200 in Highlight Tone Priority (C.Fn II -03)


Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed 30 – 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb

Shutter release Soft touch electromagnetic release


Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom (5 settings), Colour Temperature Setting, Personal WB

White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9

2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Personal White Balance 5 personal WB settings can be registered

WB Bracketing +/-3 stops in full stop increments.

3 bracketed images per shutter release.

Method: 1. Blue/Amber 2.Magenta/Green.


Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.


Viewfinder Pentaprism

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%

Magnification 0.76x (4)

Eyepoint 20mm

Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 dpt

Focusing Screen Interchangeable (10 types). Standard Focusing Screen Ec-C IV

Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63, no mirror cut-off with EF1200mm f5.6 or shorter)

Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (metering mode, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, spot metering circle, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), Flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG recording, RAW recording, number of remaining shots, maximum burst, memory card information, battery check icon.

Depth of field preview Yes

Eyepiece shutter Built-in


Monitor 3.0″ TFT, approx. 230K pixels

Live View Mode with selectable grid and aspect ratio markings.

Coverage Approx. 100%

Brightness Adjustable to one of seven levels


Modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual

HotShoe/ PC terminal Yes/ Yes

X-sync 1/300sec (EX series Speedlites only)

Flash Exposure Compensation +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments with EX series Speedlites

Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes

Flash Exposure Lock Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes

External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support.


Modes Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual

Photo Effects Monochrome (selected from the “Picture Style” menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.

Drive modes Single / Silent / Continuous L/ Continuous H

Continuous Shooting Max. Approx.10fps. (speed maintained for up to 110 images (JPEG), 30 images (RAW)) (2)


Image Size (L)3888×2592, (M1)3456×2304, (M2)2816×1880, (S)1936×1288, (RAW)3888×2592, (sRAW)1936×1288

Compression JPEG (1-10 settings, user selectable), RAW / sRAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)


Still Image Format JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Yes (separate formats to sperate cards)

Folders Folder creation & selection is possible

File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering

(2) Auto reset

(3) Manual reset

Processing Parameters 6 Preset ‘Picture Style’ modes with 3 User defined settings

Sound Files WAVE (monaural)


Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge Yes


Custom Functions 57 Custom Functions with 156 settings

Personal Functions No

LCD Panel (EL) Illumination Yes

Water/ Dust resistance Yes

Sound Memo Up to 30sec per image

Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes

Histogram Brightness: Yes

RGB: Yes

Playback zoom 1.5x – 10x

Display Formats (1)Single image with information (inc. file size)

(2) Single image

(3) 4 image index

(4) 9 image index

(5) Magnified view

Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be applied or cancelled at one time

Image Erase Single image, All images (card / folder), Checkmarked images

Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.

Menu Categories (1) Recording menu

(2) Playback menu

(3) Set-up menu

(4) Custom Functions menu

(5) My Menu

Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish

Firmware Update Update possible by the user.


Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)

Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC), 15-pin System Extension


Type CompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible)(3), SDHC (3), SD memory (up to 2GB), External Media (with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 only).


PC & Macintosh Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) / Vista

OS X v10.3-10.4


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility* (inc. Remote Shooting)

* Requires OS X 10.4.7 on an Intel Mac

Drivers PTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000 / XP)

Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional (RAW Image Processing)


Batteries 1x Li-ion pack LP-E4, 1x CR2025 for date & settings

Battery life Approx. 2200 (at 23C) (5)

Approx. 1700 (at 0C)

Battery check Automatic

Power saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.

A/C Power Supply Power adapter ACK-E4



Lenses All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)

Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)

Remote Controller/ Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5

Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery Pack LP-E4, Battery charger LC-E4, Car Battery Cable CG-570 (use with LC-E4), Power Adapter ACK-E4

Other Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2, Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3, Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Focusing Screens Ec, Angle Finder C, Hand Strap E1


Body Materials Magnesium Alloy

Operating Environment 0-45 °C, 85% or lower humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD) 156.0 x 156.6 x 79.9mm

Weight (body only) Approx. 1155g (battery weight 180g)

1 Large/Fine resolution

2 Depending on memory card speed / capacity

3 Compatible with large memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB and more (camera may require firmware update).

4 with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt

5 Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated