Monday, June 25, 2007

Canon launches world’s fastest digital camera

Canon's New Flagship Camera


It may have a funny name but the Canon EOS 1D Mark III is designed to kick ass and take names... er photos! The latest offering in Canon's professional EOS 1 series, the D (for Digital) Mark III is the third version to be offered, and by all accounts is a serious upgrade from the earlier versions. The New 1D Mark III is a complete redesign and sports a larger 1.3x image sensor than the 1D Mark I & II (1.6x) making it closer in size to Canon's full frame EOS 1Ds Mark II.

The New 1D Mark III sports some prety impressive stats-
  • 10.1 Megapixels with Dual Digic 3 Image Processors
  • 10 fps continuous shooting up to 100 shots in L .jpeg
  • ISO sensitivity from 50-6400
  • Bright 3 inch LCD display
  • 63 zone metering
  • 45 point Auto Focus Sensor
  • Live View histogram
  • Pro Self Cleaning System
With stats like these this camera is the new king of speed and Canon claims it has the best image sensor it has ever put in a camera! It is the first SLR to incorporate Canon's latest Digic 3 image processor and it has 2 Digic 3 processors for added speed. For sports and action shooters there is no other camera from any manufacturer even close to the capabilities of the 1D Mark III.

Currently the 1D Mark III is available now in shops, but back ordered in most. currently has them for sale through our Blog-Shop.

If like us you are still confused here is the current line of SLR's from Canon. Essentially the lower the number assigned the more features the camera has, with the Mark I, II & III indicating progressive newer models.

EOS (Electro Optical System) is the designation given to all Canon autofocus SLR's

The Current Canon EOS lineup

1 D Mark III
(1.3x sensor Replaces Mark I &II models)
1 Ds Mark II
(Full Frame, Replaced 1Ds)
5 D
(Full Frame, first of its generation)
30 D
(1.6x sensor, replaced 10D, 20D, D30, D60)
400D Rebel XTi
( 1.6x sensor, Replaced 300D Rebel, 350D Rebel XT)

Hi-res versions of these and other images can be downloaded from

Check it out...
Canon's 63 page white paper. Full of technical specs, behind the scenes details and design notes, fully intended to make you decide you really can't live without this camera.

EOS-1D Mk III Whitepaper

From the Canon Press Release:

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 22 February, 2007: Professional sports and wildlife photography demands speed, power and endurance. Canon’s new flagship digital camera ticks all the right boxes and shatters some records along the way.

Designed from the ground up, the EOS-1D Mark III takes over from the EOS‑1D Mark II N as the fastest digital camera on the market. When it comes to the split-second action of a match-winning goal or a wild animal in flight, this 10.1 Megapixel camera is quick enough to capture ten full size photos every second. Those extra shots can mean the difference between a great image and a missed opportunity. And with the power to shoot up to 110 images without pause, the chances of getting the perfect shot are even greater.

Dual “DIGIC III” image processors drive the camera’s pack-leading performance. Canon’s purpose-built chips work fast enough to process over 100 Megabytes of data per second.

Speed and image quality are just parts of the equation. Canon has spent the last 20 years working with photographers to refine the ultimate tool for the professional in the field. The camera’s tough, magnesium alloy body is protected against dust and moisture – crucial for photographers on assignment in desert areas or extreme weather conditions. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System keeps dust off the image sensor, reducing maintenance time. The 3.0” TFT LCD makes it easier for photographers to check images, and with Live View mode they can use it to compose shots too.

The EOS-1D Mark III is a digital SLR camera compatible with the EOS system of Canon EF lenses, Speedlite flash units and accessories.

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