Revolutionary Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Redefines Professional Photography

Canon Introduces an Ultra-High Resolution 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor D-SLR with Launch of the EOS-1Ds Mark III
Press Release

 Key features:

  • 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 14-bit A/D conversion for fine colour gradation
  • Dual DiG!C III Image Processors
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 5 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting up to 56 shots in a single burst
  • Two Live View Modes 

Canon, who this year is celebrating 70 years of technology innovation, made history today with the announcement of the EOS-1Ds Mark III – the flagship D-SLR camera with the highest resolution sensor ever seen in this category. Complete with a Canon-developed 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor for extreme detail, and Dual DiG!C III Image Processors for natural colour reproduction and high-speed image processing, the EOS-1Ds Mark III is an irresistible proposition for professionals who require the highest quality images and performance for the studio or on location.  
Released earlier this year, Canon’s high-speed EOS-1D Mark III has been independently recognised as the best SLR ever made. Today, the EOS-1Ds Mark III eclipses this, setting even higher standards with its full frame, ultra-high resolution capture.
“The EOS-1Ds Mark III represents a complete reappraisal of what professional D-SLR photography has become,” stated Chris Macleod, Product Manager, DSLR, Canon Australia. “As we mark Canon’s 70th anniversary and 20 years of EOS, it is fitting that we celebrate our leadership position by introducing the best of the best.”
Unrivalled Image Quality
When superior results are critical to your profession, the EOS-1Ds Mark III delivers. Canon’s unrivalled 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor is able to capture ultra-fine detail never seen before in a D-SLR. Dual DiG!C III Image Processors ensures superb detail, high-speed image processing and 14-bit Analogue-to-Digital conversion for fine colour gradation. The flexibility to simultaneously capture both RAW and JPEG files types (including sRAW) vastly enhances the camera capabilities.
Performance that Leaves Nothing to be Desired
The EOS-1Ds Mark III is the ultimate D-SLR, capturing 21.1 megapixel images at a rate of five frames per second in a continuous burst up to 56 shots. Additional enhanced functionality includes a 45-pont AF system (including 19 cross-type AF points and 26 assist AF points), high shutter speed of up to 1/8000 second and high speed flash synchronisation speed of 1/250 second, and selectable ISO speeds from 100-1600 with ISO expansion to 50 and 3200 via a Custom Function, to ensure this camera offers the best performance available in any D-SLR.
Professional Performance
Designed for studio, illustrative and commercial photographers, the EOS-1Ds Mark III offers superior features that professionals desire. With 57 Custom Functions available, operation of the EOS-1Ds Mark III can be tailored to suit the photographer’s individual preference. 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.
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. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System reduces dust on the sensor ensuring uncompromised results.
Pricing and Availability in Australia
The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (RRP $12,999.00) is available from November 2007 through Canon dealers nationally. For more information customers can contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at
About Canon
Canon Australia is a leading provider of advanced, simple-to-use imaging solutions for businesses and consumers. Canon’s Australian R&D company, CISRA, develops customised solutions for local customers, and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-three US patent recipients for the past 15 years, and had global revenues of around $US35 billion in 2006. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit