Something new for Canon shooters

by Allen Rockwell

EOS-1D_MARKIII_3-01.jpgI've been shooting with the Canon EOS 20D and 30D for quite a while now and I do a lot of sports shooting. While I think these camera bodies are great performers for the money I do have a few features on my wish list... especially for sports shooting. I've been wishing for a few more megapixes and more shots per second.

...Well, it looks like Canon have read my mind and are going to release a camera that blows the doors of everything else on the market (IMHO).

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III is a 10.1 MegaPixel camera that shoots at an amazing 10 frames per second with burst up to 110 shots in jpeg mode and 30 shots in RAW mode. Dual DIGIC III Image Processors will offer fine detail, natural color reproduction and high-speed performance. The Mark III features a 3" LCD screen (WOW!) and a new "Live View" mode where the photographer can compose and shoot directly from the LCD monitor. Live View can also be used remotely, via a computer through the 1D Mark III's USB connection, or wirelessly or via Ethernet with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A attached.

Start saving your money now, this camera should hit the streets in April of this year and be somewhere just under $4000

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Until next time,

Keep shooting.

Allen Rockwell
Allen Rockwell Photography


2007-02-25 06:43:16
I'm already saving my pennies! I had been thinking about picking up a 5D, but now that the new "workhorse" is out, I think my mind has been made up for me.

The new WiFi things looks very useful too. I wonder if it will be compatible with older cameras. Would make for a nice "non-tethered" workflow into Aperture!

Adrian Ziemkowski
2007-02-25 12:31:31
What would be great is if "Live View" had a "Live Histogram" mode that was a full-screen histogram for pros. *that* would be absolutely fantastic and innovative. When I chimp, I'm usually chimping the histogram, not the photo.
Daveed V.
2007-02-27 10:00:27
It's a really nice camera and the price is not so bad considering its performance/features. However, the 1.3 crop factor and lack of EF-S-like lens compromise means that it's not really an option for very-wide-angle photography. Still, it bodes well for future Canon models. I'm especially excited about the high-ISO performance reported by early reviewers.