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Canon EOS: Power in
Professional Hands.
Professional photographers do their homework to make sure they
choose the best tools for the job. That’s why today, more pros
depend on Canon EOS than any other digital SLR system. The
EOS System has what it takes to deliver brilliant results in every
imaginable shooting situation—a camera system so advanced that
the technology becomes an unconscious extension of the mind’s
eye. And as digital possibilities heighten expectation and
The Featured Professionals
demand, Canon innovations continue to provide cutting-edge
solutions that redefine imaging. From an unmatched range of
camera bodies, world-renowned EF lenses, sophisticated
Speedlite flashes, and numerous other powerful system options
and accessories… to compact cameras, video camcorders, professional printers, and even educational events and publications…
the extended Canon EOS System family of products and services
LARGE PRODUCT
BEAUTY
LIFESTYLE
Gil Smith
John Huba
Paul Aresu
Explorer of Light
PrintMaster
Explorer of Light
is, more than ever, the clear choice of demanding professionals.
The Stuff of Dreams
Gil Smith is an internationally
recognized advertising photographer specializing in high-action
automotive and sports-industry
images. An innovator in live and
simulated-action photography, he
has created dramatic campaigns for
high-visibility American, European,
and Japanese auto manufacturers
and sports-oriented clients. Gil
depends on the “big picture”
capabilities of Canon EOS DSLRs,
which give him the pixel count
and quality he needs to create
the bold images of dreams.
The Coordinated Canon
Workflow
Shooting Connected
Without Wires
John Huba came to New York City
in his early twenties, seeking a
career in fashion photography. He
has since established himself as a
sought-after portrait and editorial
photographer, working in his studio
and traveling all over the globe to
capture magical images. With a
keen appreciation of the simplicity
afforded by a coordinated workflow, John keeps it all in the
Canon family to ensure a smooth
transition from capture to print.
Paul Aresu has been creating
images for the past two decades
and, today, is one of New York’s
most successful commercial photographers. His clientele currently
includes prestigious companies,
such as Nike, Verizon, Guinness,
and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Having
battled the tangle of sync cords,
firewire and USB cables, Paul takes
full advantage of the wireless
capabilities provided by the EOS
System to dramatically streamline
his setups and workflow.
LARGE PRODUCT
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L USM
©2008 Gil Smith All Rights Reserved
LARGE PRODUCT
Get the Big Picture and the Smallest Detail
Digital Capture Redefined
Once in a while a new tool comes along that recalibrates our capabilities… a technological
tour de force that forever changes our perception of what is and is not possible… a
professional instrument that expands the boundaries of creative communication. The
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is just such a tool. True to the EOS-1 legacy, this remarkable camera
redefines the state of the DSLR (Digital Single-Lens-Reflex) art in no uncertain terms.
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SMALL PRODUCT
ARCHITECTURE
ASTRONOMY
“
The Canon CMOS Advantage
Extended RAW Recording Capabilities
Canon CMOS sensors—designed and manufactured by
Canon for exclusive use in Canon digital cameras—provide
a number of important advantages over sensors typically
found in other digital cameras: Their significantly reduced
power consumption helps extend battery life and eliminates
performance problems related to increased heat and
noise. They deliver fast operation, taking full advantage
of multi-channel architecture to provide unprecedented
combinations of high resolution and high-speed image
capturing performance. In addition, a multi-layer low-pass
filter is placed in front of the sensor to isolate false colors
that the sensor may detect. Canon CMOS sensors also
incorporate a novel noise reduction system that records the
noise of each pixel prior to exposure then automatically
subtracts that noise. Lauded by the best in the business,
Canon’s CMOS sensors deliver outstanding resolution
and signal purity, making them ideal for the most critical
photographic applications. 42
The EOS-1Ds Mark III can capture RAW and sRAW (Small
RAW) images. This added versatility is ideal for photographers who prefer the control afforded by RAW capture in
shooting situations that do not require the camera’s full
resolution capability. Options are also provided for
simultaneous RAW+JPEG and sRAW+JPEG recording with
an extensive choice of JPEG sizing options. 47
s photographers,
we dream and
produce images. Canon
has also dreamed to give
us the most powerful
imaging
tool in the
world today
with the
Canon
EOS-1Ds Mark III,
its Dual “DIGIC III”
Image Processors, and
an astounding 21.1megapixel full-frame
CMOS sensor that
makes your image pop
off the page like this
one.”
Superior Color Tonality
Gil Smith
A
Vincent
Isola
PrintMaster
Michel
Tcherevkoff
Norman
McGrath
Explorer of Light | PrintMaster
Explorer of Light
Detail and Tonality
A Superior Creativity Tool
Vincent Isola has won numerous
awards for his work and teaches
digital photography, printing, and
lighting techniques to photographers throughout the country. His
work and articles have been featured
in many prestigious publications,
including Architectural Digest,
Designer’s Illustrated, The Professional Photographer, Studio
Photography, and Shutterbug. An
accomplished fine-art/landscape
photographer, Vin counts on
Canon for rugged reliability and
uncompromised image quality.
The recipient of more than a hundred awards for creativity, Michel
Tcherevkoff has captured images
and exhibited his work around
the globe. He is known for his
unique ability to create visual
metaphors for advertising, corporate, design, and editorial clients.
His signature style is “reality with
a twist”—finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. For Michel,
the EOS System stands alone as a
photographic tool, enabling him
to experiment with design and
color as no other camera system.
Jennifer Wu
Specialty Lenses for
Specialized Shooting
Beauty in the Eye of the
Photographer
Educated as an engineer, Londonborn photographer Norman McGrath
transitioned into his career as an
architectural photographer after
moving to New York in 1956. His
work has appeared in every major
architectural publication worldwide and shooting assignments
and workshops have taken him
everywhere. Norman credits Canon
and the EOS System’s ability to
deliver images, at one time only
possible with more cumbersome
4x5 view cameras.
Award-winning nature photographer
Jennifer Wu travels extensively
throughout the United States and
Europe to capture her striking
images. Her commercial work has
appeared in numerous local,
national, and international publications. Jennifer’s lifelong quest
to capture the elusive and unrecognized beauty in nature pushes
her to ever more challenging
adventures. The Canon EOS System
is her choice for recording those
magical moments.
The EOS-1Ds Mark III 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS
sensor delivers a high-resolution image of exacting precision, yielding a whopping 60MB file in Adobe®
Photoshop®, with unprecedented data density for
enhanced large-output capabilities and post-processing cropping flexibility. Actual size shown above.
Incomparable Canon Full-Frame CMOS
Technology
The EOS-1Ds Mark III incorporates a Canon CMOS sensor,
which delivers approximately 21.1 effective megapixels
(5616 x 3744 pixels). The recording area of the sensor is
36 x 24mm, which is equivalent to the full-frame size of
the 35mm film format. Compared to typical smaller digital
camera sensors, the Canon full-frame sensor can accom-
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modate a tremendous pixel count while maintaining larger
individual pixel site size. Larger sites improve light
gathering capability, enabling the sensor to produce a
cleaner, more noise-free image.
EOS Digital SLR cameras with full-frame sensors let
you use interchangeable lenses exactly as you would
with 35mm film SLR cameras. They let photographers
use the entire range of superb Canon EF lenses without a
conversion factor, making it possible to take full advantage of the specific optical characteristics for which the
lenses were designed. This is an important benefit for
photographers who have sizable EF lens collections. 42
Ultra-High-Resolution Image Capture
The 21.1 effective megapixels full-frame sensor captures
images with stunning detail and precision. The resulting
high-resolution image files ensure exceptional reproduction
quality, with generous data density for enhanced large-output
capabilities and post-processing cropping flexibility. 42
The EOS-1Ds Mark III employs superior 14-bit converters
to process the output of the imaging sensor. Each color
channel provides 16,384 separate steps of brightness,
from darkest to lightest. This ensures smoother tonal
transitions and more natural gradations. 16,384 distinct
tones can be recorded in each color channel, with every
click of the shutter—even JPEG images start using 14 bits
of tonal data!
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BEAUTY
Maximize the
Beauty in Tonal
Accuracy
Superb Color Accuracy
The combination of advanced technologies
embodied in the Canon CMOS sensor and
the Dual “DIGIC III” Image Processors
enable digital capture of unprecedented quality. Color
richness and accuracy are outstanding thanks to a multilayer low-pass filter in front of the sensor that isolates
Numerous Recording Options
The EOS-1Ds Mark III provides a versatile range of
recording quality options, enabling photographers to
select optimal file sizes and resolutions for any given
job. Multiple compression rates are available via the
menu. All quality level combinations, including JPEG,
RAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG, and sRAW+JPEG can also be
accessed directly using the Quality button and the Quick
Control Dial. 47
Picture Style
Dual “DIGIC III” Image Processors
false colors. With the low-noise performance of the
Canon CMOS sensor, captured images rival the rich,
silky-smooth quality that exceeds the performance of the
finest-grain color films. 43
Advanced 14-bit A/D Conversion
The EOS-1Ds Mark III employs 14-bit converters to process
the output of the imaging sensor. Compared to the 12-bit
converters used in most digital cameras, the Canon design
ensures smoother tonal transitions, more natural gradations,
and superior color fidelity. RAW images are recorded at
14 bits so that processed 16-bit TIFF images contain the
full range of tonal values captured by the sensor.
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
The myriad features and settings
available to the digital SLR user can
be daunting. Even the most proficient professional might occasionally have doubts as to
whether all of the camera settings are optimal for the
shot. The ingenious Canon Picture Style feature comes to
the rescue, providing a number of user-friendly presets
that eliminate the need to make numerous individual
changes to camera settings.
They enable the photographer
to make optimal choices based
simply on the type of shooting. The Picture Style feature
is flexible, allowing you to
fine-tune individual camera
settings—such as sharpening,
contrast, color tone, and
saturation—as desired.
“
he EOS System
has always been
my choice for location
shooting, however
when photographing
in-studio, I
turned to
medium
format.
With the
EOS-1Ds Mark III
and it’s phenomenal
21.1-megapixel sensor,
I have the perfect
camera for both studio
and location.”
T
John Huba
PrintMaster
Picture Style – Portrait
©2008 John Huba All Rights Reserved
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LIFESTYLE
The Performance
It Takes to
Capture Life
“
The EOS-1Ds Mark III
incorporates an areatype AF sensor that provides increased pixel
sensitivity, delivering
markedly improved
focusing performance in
low-light situations. The
area AF system has 19
selectable high-precision
cross-type points plus
: Cross-type AF points
26 assist points for a
: Assist points (Not user-selectable)
total of 45 AF points.
: f/2.8 sensors (Center AF point is f/4)
The cross-type points
: f/5.6 sensors
are now not only positioned in the central area but also at the outer edges of
the AF sensing area. The 26 additional assist points can
be used to expand the coverage area of any manually
selected primary AF point. Moreover, assist points can be
used in the AI Servo AF mode and the One-Shot AF mode.
The EOS-1Ds Mark III uses an entirely separate processing
unit dedicated solely to AF operations, including driving the
lens. This dedicated CPU design performs AF computations
three times faster than in previous systems. Faster AF
detection and computation make it possible for the EOS-1Ds
Mark III to achieve its remarkably fast continuous shooting
speed with full AI Servo tracking. 44
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: EF 24–70mm f/2.8L USM
his camera is a
GIANT step up
from the EOS-1Ds
Mark II. The minute I
viewed the EOS-1Ds
Mark III
capture, I
immediately knew
there was
no need to use medium
format digital cameras.
The image quality is
superior... why would
I want to compromise
my lens choices by
using medium format!”
T
Incomparable EOS
AF Technology
Rapid-Fire Shooting
with Near-Instant Response
Advanced Canon CMOS technology, high-speed Dual
“DIGIC III” Image Processors, and an AF system make the
EOS-1Ds Mark III a remarkably fast camera, providing a
maximum continuous shooting speed of 5 fps at full resolution. This is an extraordinary achievement when you
consider the sheer amount of data that is generated by a
21.1-megapixel sensor. The EOS-1Ds Mark III is also an
impressively responsive and nimble camera. It has a fast
startup time of 0.2 second, and an extremely low lag
time of 55 msec. (reducible to as low as 40 msec. via a
Custom Function setting). 44
Paul Aresu
Explorer of Light
Extraordinary Tonal Precision
Canon CMOS sensors are capable of capturing images
with exceptionally wide tonal range. In order to ensure
that superior tonal precision is maintained throughout
the remainder of the recording process, the EOS-1Ds
Mark III employs 14-bit A/D converters to process the
output of the sensor. Compared to the 12-bit converters
used in most digital cameras, the Canon design ensures
smoother tonal transitions and more natural gradations.
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: TS-E 90mm f/2.8
©2008 Paul Aresu All Rights Reserved
©2008 Vincent Isola All Rights Reserved
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LANDSCAPE
Technology
at One with
Nature
“
The ideal professional camera is rugged yet not so massive
as to compromise usability. The entire body of EOS-1Ds
Mark III, including its internal chassis and mirror box, is
Magnesium alloy body and location of major
water-resistant measures
63-zone Metering System
Magnesium Alloy Body
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
made of an advanced magnesium alloy. In lesser cameras,
these parts are typically made of composite materials.
Exceptionally strong and rigid, this alloy results in a
camera that can truly withstand the punishment routinely
meted out by many professional photographers. At the
same time, it makes the camera lighter for improved
handling and maneuverability.
Extensive weatherproofing ensures superior reliability,
even when shooting in harsh environments. Rubber gaskets
are used at nearly every joint and seam—including around
the battery compartment cover, memory card door, and
flash shoe—to keep out moisture and dust. 45
he EOS-1Ds Mark
III is a wonderful
tool that has made
photography fun
again for me. It is
light and
rugged
with a
very long
battery
life, all very important
features in my backpack. It provides me
with a similar experience to shooting with
my 4 x 5 camera,
without the bulk,
weight and dark cloth.
Most importantly, the
image quality is
superb with fine detail
and smooth continuous
tones apparent
throughout the file.
Kudos!”
T
Rugged Weather-Resistant Design
A 63-zone metering sensor combined with sophisticated
metering algorithms delivers more precise and stable
exposure calculation over a wider range of shooting situations. Both available-light and flash metering performance
have been improved. The metering sensor zones optimally
match the 19 primary AF points. Photographers can choose
from among automated evaluative, partial area (8.5%
at the center), spot (2.4% at the center), multi-spot, and
center-weighted average metering modes. 45
A Full-Frame Performance Standard
The CMOS sensor developed by Canon for the EOS-1Ds
Mark III delivers approximately 21.1 effective megapixels
(5632 x 3750 pixels). It makes possible ultra-high-resolution digital photography and the large amount of image
data recorded result in enhanced large-output capabilities
and unprecedented post-processing flexibility. 42
Vincent Isola
PrintMaster
©2008 Vincent Isola All Rights Reserved
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SMALL PRODUCT
Dependable, Repeatable
High Image Quality
The Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E2A integrates elegantly
with the EOS-1Ds Mark III, is
powered by the camera body,
and is durable and weatherresistant as the camera itself.
“
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: TS-E 90mm f/2.8
The 3.0-inch LCD
monitor on the EOS-1Ds
Mark III provides
the photographer
with a large, bright,
with 10x Magnification
detailed view of
images and graphical data. The bigger image area makes
it easier than ever to confirm capture, check memory
card contents, confirm shooting parameters, and access
all menu options.
Moreover, the EOS-1Ds Mark III features a sophisticated Live View Function, which makes the 3.0-inch LCD
monitor a real-time finder. When the Live View Function
is enabled, the reflex mirror is locked up and the shutter
opened. The image output from the CMOS sensor will be
displayed in real time on the LCD monitor at 100% coverage. A selectable portion of the image can be magnified
by 5x or 10x to aid in precise manual focusing. Manual
focus, exposure check, composing, and shooting can all
be accomplished in this mode.
Live View Function is convenient for tripod-mounted
shooting, macro work, and other situations in which it
would be a physical strain to keep the eye at the
viewfinder. The Live View Function image can also be
displayed on a TV monitor, which is ideal for showing
images, as they are being composed, to clients and
portrait subjects. 49
he EOS-1Ds
Mark III is great!
The ability to capture
fine image detail is of
paramount importance
in my
work, and
this camera truly
delivers.
What also impressed
me is the precise rendering of tonal nuance
over a wide range of
light values, which is
equally important in
my images. This camera features—like the
3.0-inch LCD, Live
View Function, and
improved wireless
capabilities—are exactly what I’ve wanted
for tabletop work. A
superior tool… a joy
to use.”
T
Large 3.0" LCD
Monitor with Live
View Function
Highlight Tone Priority: ON
Highlight Tone Priority: OFF
Highlight Tone Priority
Activated via a Custom Function, the Highlight Tone Priority
mode employs sophisticated processing algorithms to
preserve greater detail in image highlight areas—a
perennial problem for digital photographers, especially
those who work in bright sunlight or contrasty studio
lighting. Highlight Tone Priority actually expands the
available range of capture in the highlights, yet it exacts
no penalties in either shadow detail or camera performance. It benefits photographers who shoot RAW images
as well as those who rely on in-camera processing. 48
Stunning Image Quality
The EOS-1Ds Mark III features a Canon
full-frame 21.1-megapixel CMOS sensor.
Compared to typical smaller digital camera sensors, the
Canon full-frame sensor can accommodate a tremendous
pixel count while maintaining larger individual pixel site
size. Larger sites improve light gathering capability,
enabling the sensor to produce a cleaner, more noisefree image. The Canon full-frame sensor thus delivers
ultra-high-resolution images of exacting precision with
unrivaled color richness and tonal accuracy. 42
Michel
Tcherevkoff
Explorer of Light | PrintMaster
©2008 Michel Tcherevkoff All Rights Reserved
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ARCHITECTURE
Record with
Precision and
Artistry
Canon EOS Tilt-Shift Lenses
The Highlight Tone Priority mode can be activated via
Custom Function to help preserve greater detail in image
highlight areas. It actually expands the available range
of capture in the highlights, yet it exacts no penalties in
either shadow detail or camera performance. It benefits
nearly all professionals—for example, a nature photographer shooting winter snow scenes, a wedding photographer seeking to preserve detail in the bride’s dress, or
an architectural photographer facing a high-contrast
scene in bright sunlight. 48
The Full-Frame Optical Advantage
Wide Dynamic Range
DSLR cameras with smaller sensors, by comparison, require
a focal length conversion factor that effectively narrows
the field of view as though you’ve added a telephoto
converter. EOS Digital SLR cameras with full-frame sensors
let photographers use the entire range of superb Canon
EF lenses without a conversion factor, making it possible
to take full advantage of the specific optical characteristics for which the lenses were designed. 42
The outstanding image capture performance of the Canon
full-frame CMOS sensor, the extended bit depth of the
A/D converters, and the advanced design of the Dual
“DIGIC III”
Image
Processor
ensure not only
abundant detail
but also superb
dynamic range.
The EOS-1Ds
Mark III thereby
addresses a critical shortcoming among many of today’s
digital cameras. It is better able to capture a wide range
of light values without blowing out highlights or losing
shadow detail. Subtle tonal gradations are also more
accurately recorded.
63-zone Metering System
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
Highlight Tone Priority
Canon TS-E lenses are capable of tilt
and shift movements that normally
require the use of technical view
cameras. Tilt movements alter the
angle of the plane of focus between
the lens and the focal plane, making
broad depth-of-field possible even at wider apertures.
These capabilities greatly expand the versatility of the
EOS System and are ideal for specialized applications,
such as architectural photography.
A 63-zone metering sensor combined with sophisticated
metering algorithms delivers more precise and stable
exposure calculation over a wide range of shooting situations. Photographers can choose from among automated
evaluative, partial area (8.5% at the center), spot (2.4%
at the center), multi-spot, and center-weighted average
metering modes. 45
“
much enjoyed using
the EOS-1Ds Mark III.
It is a superb piece of
equipment capable of
holding its own when
compared
to a 4 x 5
view camera. With
its extraordinarily high resolution
in combination with
ease of operation, I
predict this will become
the tool of choice for
many architectural
photographers.”
I
Norman
McGrath
Explorer of Light
©2008
©2008 Norman
Norman McGrath
McGrath All
All Rights
Rights Reserved
Reserved
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ASTRONOMY
Advanced
Capabilities for
Specialized
Applications
Lenses and Accessories for
High-Magnification
Photography
Four Canon EF macro lenses, a
Life-Size converter, two extension
tubes, and three screw-on close-up
MP-E 65mm f/2.8
lenses make the EOS System lineup a
formidable tool for precision high-magnification photography, revealing detail undetectable by the unaided
human eye. Macro Twin Lite and Ring Lite options provide
superior close-up lighting solutions.
GPS Support for Field Work
The optional Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E2A (for EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D
Mark III cameras), the WFT-E3A (for the
EOS 40D) and the WFT-E4A (for EOS 5D
Mark II) can communicate with compatible
third-party GPS devices connected via USB.
Wireless File
Latitude, longitude, altitude, and Universal Transmitter
WFT-E2A
Time are all recorded in each image’s EXIF
shooting data. This enables location coordinates to be
recorded for each picture as it’s taken. 52
Wide ISO Range
Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III
Lens: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
ISO: 3200
By combining the superb image capture capabilities of
the Canon CMOS sensor with advanced data processing
technologies, the EOS-1Ds Mark III offers an extraordinarily
wide ISO range, making it possible to shoot even in previously impossible lighting conditions. The standard ISO
range of 100–1600 can be extended to a remarkable low
end of 50 and a high end of 3200. More important, the
low-noise performance at high ISO settings makes the
entire range usable in real-world shooting situations. 42
Sophisticated Flash
Capabilities
Canon E-TTL II technology
incorporates distance information from compatible EF lenses
to ensure the most precise flash
exposure and deliver versatile
Wireless Speedlitte
Transmitter ST-E2
lighting control. Canon EX series
Speedlites provide advanced wireless and automatic
multiple-flash capabilities to deliver superior lighting
solutions for a wide variety of specialized shooting
applications. 52
Integrated Cleaning System
Because professional photographers
must change lenses in all kinds of
adverse environments, Canon invented the
Integrated Cleaning System,
which uses ultrasonic vibration to
remove dust that can settle on the
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
sensor surface. 48
“
n a recent trip to the
White Mountains of
California, the camera
stood up to the high
heat of the day, the
bitter cold
of nights
and rain
didn’t faze
the camera’s
weather sealing. The
long battery life is
essential for cold nights.
Other cameras with
shorter battery life give
up during long exposures
in low temperatures.
The EOS-1Ds Mark III
is the perfect camera
for photographing
nature and the stars.”
O
Jennifer Wu
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www.usa.canon.com/beyondthebrochure
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Extreme Performance with Speed
Professional photographers know what they want in a camera. Above all, the camera
must be dependable, even in harsh environmental and handling conditions. The camera
must be responsive, reacting instantly to the photographer’s input. It must provide a
sophisticated feature set that does not compromise operability. And, of course, it must
deliver image quality beyond reproach. Today, professionals have a choice that meets
The Featured Professionals
these criteria as no other: the Canon EOS-1D Mark III. Redesigned and re-engineered
from the ground up, Canon’s feature-packed EOS is destined to become the “must have”
Digital SLR for professionals.
WEDDING
CHILD PORTRAIT
SPORTS
PHOTOJOURNALISM
SMALL PRODUCT
ARCHITECTURE
Michele
Celentano
Sandy Puc’
Peter
Read Miller
Vincent
Laforet
Arthur
Morris
Bruce Dorn
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The Responsive, Reliable
Problem-Solver
The “On-Demand”
Portable Studio
Michele Celentano quickly became
one of the most successful wedding
photographers in New York after
graduating from the Germain
School of Photography at the
Center for Media Arts in New York
City. With a style that expertly
blends traditional and documentary
photojournalism, Michele relies
on the EOS System to master the
challenges unique to wedding
photography, freeing her to achieve
her award-winning imagery.
Sandy Puc’, owner of Expressions
by Sandy Puc’ in Littleton, Colorado,
is a nationally acclaimed photographer. She is a frequent contributor
to magazines and print journals,
and serves on the board of directors
of the Professional Photographers
of America. An expert environmental
portrait photographer, Sandy
needed a lightweight, portable
imaging system that would withstand the rigors of mobile use.
She found the perfect solution in
the Canon EOS System.
He Shoots… and Scores
Peter Read Miller has worked for
Sports Illustrated magazine as staff
and contract photographer for
over 20 years. He has more than
85 covers to his credit, and his
work has also appeared in numerous other well-known publications.
He is a frequent presenter at
photography workshops throughout the U.S. Peter relies on the
remarkable responsiveness and
exceptional image quality of the
EOS System to decisively capture
the excitement and human drama
of sports.
Making the Impossible
Possible
Dependable Shooting
in the Wild
Wireless Speedlite
Lighting Solutions
Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer-prizewinning photographer. An
accomplished photojournalist,
his assignments have ranged
from natural disasters and international conflicts to the Olympics.
The Canon EOS System’s advanced
remote shooting capabilities,
combining Live View Function
and wireless data transfer functions, have added new tools to
Vincent’s arsenal, making possible image capture in previously
impossible situations.
Arthur Morris is widely recognized
as the world’s premier bird photographer. His images are noted
for both their artistic design and
their technical excellence. More
than 140 photo-illustrated articles
by and about him have appeared
in natural history, birding, and
photographic magazines. The
unpredictability of wildlife photography puts equipment to the
test, and for Arthur the dependable choice is Canon.
Bruce Dorn has spent decades
traveling around the globe shooting
assignments for a wide collection
of clients. He is known for his
expertise in state-of-the-art visual
effects, his beautiful cinematography, and his innovative digital
mixed-media artistry. A master
“on location” photographer,
Bruce makes ingenious use of
wireless Canon Speedlites to augment available light or to quickly
set up creative lighting “on the go”
on challenging assignments.
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM
©2008 Michele Celentano All Rights Reserved
WEDDING
Unprecedented Autofocus and
Metering Performance
Viewfinder image simulated to
show activated assist points in
Custom Function C. Fn III-8-2.
Incomparable EOS
AF Technology
The EOS-1D Mark III
incorporates Canon
autofocus (AF) technologies that bring
about improvement
: f/2.8 sensors
(Center AF point is f/4)
in key performance
: f/5.6 sensors
areas. An area-type
AF sensor features increased pixel sensitivity, which
delivers markedly improved focusing performance in
low-light situations. Compared to its predecessor, the
EOS-1D Mark III delivers AF sensitivity one full stop better
in dark scene areas. The area AF system has 19 selectable
high-precision cross-type points plus 26 assist points for
a total of 45 AF points. The 26 additional assist points
can be used to expand the coverage area of any manually
selected primary AF point. The cross-type points are not
only positioned in the central area but also at the outer
edges of the AF sensing area. The superior speed, precision, and low-light sensitivity of this new system are
especially noticeable when shooting with longer Canon
EF lenses. 44
63-zone Metering System
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
A 63-zone metering sensor combined with sophisticated
metering algorithms deliver more precise and stable
exposure calculation over a wide range of shooting situations. Both available light and flash metering performance
have been improved. 45
Highlight Tone Priority
Activated via a Custom Function on the EOS-1D Mark III,
the Highlight Tone Priority feature employs sophisticated
processing algorithms to preserve greater detail in image
highlight areas—a perennial problem for digital photographers, especially in bright sunlight or contrasty studio
lighting. It actually expands the available range of capture in the highlights, yet it exacts no penalties in either
shooting speed or burst rate. It benefits photographers
who shoot RAW images as well as those who rely on incamera processing. Highlight Tone Priority is a win-win
proposition for professional photographers of nearly all
disciplines. A sports photographer shooting white baseball
uniforms in bright sunlight stands
to benefit as much as a nature
photographer shooting winter
snow scenes or a wedding photographer seeking to preserve
detail in the bride’s dress. 48
Auto Crop to Various Aspect Ratios
Custom Function IV-14 provides a choice of six different
aspect ratios corresponding to familiar medium- and
large-format film sizes, such as 6 x 4.5, 6 x 6, 6 x 7, and
4 x 5. Vertical framing lines corresponding to the selected
ratio will appear on the LCD during Live View Function.
Moreover, the setting is saved with the image, enabling
Digital Photo Professional 3.0 (and up) to automatically
crop and display it in the selected aspect ratio.
“
he EOS-1D Mark
III is perfect for
all serious wedding
photographers. The
camera is responsive so
I never miss
a shot. The
battery
lasted for
almost
2000 images. Since I
always use my LCD as
a sales tool, the large
3-inch screen is very
useful. This camera
attacks many of the
issues wedding photographers face today and
makes our job that
much easier!”
T
Michele
Celentano
Explorer of Light
©2008 Michele Celentano All Rights Reserved
31
CHILD PORTRAIT
Spectacular
Image
Quality
Dual “≥ III” Image Processors
APS-H Size CMOS Sensor (Actual Size)
10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The EOS-1D Mark III features a 10.1-megapixel Canon
CMOS sensor. It fulfills the primary functions of an imaging
sensor—sensitive, accurate, noise-free capture of image
data—with unprecedented performance. Its APS-H size
imaging area results in what many professionals consider
a very convenient 1.3x lens conversion (image area crop)
factor in relation to full-frame 35mm film. Moreover, it
incorporates Canon’s CMOS engineering advances that
significantly reduce digital noise—especially in shadow
areas—and expand the useful ISO range. 42
The EOS-1D Mark III employs Canon’s
DIGIC III Image Processor, which maintains
the extremely high image quality standard
of its predecessor but, amazingly, attains even higher
processing speed. Moreover, the EOS-1D Mark III uses
not one, but two DIGIC III Image Processors operating in
parallel to provide even greater data handling capability.
The resulting imaging engine handles the huge amount
of data from the 10.1-megapixel sensor with tremendous
speed. There’s never a need to lower image quality settings to achieve full 10 fps performance. 43
14-Bit A/D Converters
The EOS-1D Mark III employs 14-bit converters to process
the output of the imaging sensor. This ensures smooth
Image-processing Sequence Diagram
DDR SDRAM
“
he first time I
picked up the
Canon EOS-1D Mark
III, I was thrilled
about the way it felt
in my
hands.
This capture device
is a true
extension of my body.
It has become a fluid
part of my session
workflow. It lets me
work quickly and efficiently without worrying about how my
equipment performs.”
T
Sandy Puc’
10.1M
CMOS
14-bit A/D
Conversion
Front-end
processing
circuit
PrintMaster
Dual
“DIGIC III”
Exceptionally Wide ISO Range
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Combining the superb image capture capabilities of the
sensor with advanced Dual “DIGIC III” data processing,
the EOS-1D Mark III offers a wide range of ISO settings.
The standard range of 100–3200 can be extended to a
remarkable 50–6400.* More importantly, the low-noise
performance at high ISO settings makes the entire range
usable in real-world shooting situations. 42
CF card
SD card
tonal transitions and natural gradations. RAW images are
recorded at 14 bits so that the full range of tones captured
by the sensor are available in 16-bit TIFF images.
* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
©2008 Sandy Puc’ All Rights Reserved
33
SPORTS
A New Benchmark for
Digital SLR Performance
Blazing Shooting Speed
The EOS-1D Mark III is a blazingly fast AF digital
SLR with an astounding 10 fps maximum continuous shooting speed. This achievement is even more
remarkable when you consider the sheer amount of data
processing associated with a 10.1-megapixel sensor and
14-bit per channel recording. 43
Near-Instant Response
The EOS-1D Mark III is also incredibly responsive. It has
the least lag time of any Canon EOS Digital SLR (55 msec.,
reducible to as low as 40ms via a Custom Function setting).
At shutter speeds of 1/60 second and higher, the
viewfinder blackout time is an ultra-short 80 msec. The
EOS-1D Mark III also provides shutter speeds to 1/8000
second and flash sync speed has been imporved to
1/300 second with Canon Speedlites.
Outstanding Burst Rate
The EOS-1D Mark III can capture up to 110 consecutive
full-resolution JPEG images or up to 30 RAW images in a
single continuous burst (at shooting speeds up to the
full 10 fps). The continuous shooting rate can be
Maximum Burst* (10.1-megapixels/10 fps high-speed shooting)
110 frames – JPEG Large
30 frames – RAW
22 frames – RAW + JPEG Large
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM
©2008 Peter Read Miller All Rights Reserved
changed via a Custom Function from 2 fps to 10 fps for
the high-speed range, while the low-speed range provides speeds from 1.3 fps to 9 fps. 43
Separate AF Processing Unit
The EOS-1D Mark III uses an
entirely separate AF processing
unit, dedicated solely to AF
AF sensor
operations, which includes
driving the lens. This dedicated CPU design performs AF
computations three times faster than any previous Canon
EOS camera. The faster AF detection and computation make
it possible for the EOS-1D Mark III to achieve its remarkable
continuous shooting speed with full AI Servo tracking.
Overall, the AF system is able to detect and react to a
grossly out-of-focus image: the lens is more quickly
driven to proper focus. It can also better adapt to sudden
changes when tracking moving subjects. The EOS-1D
Mark III area-type AF sensor also features increased pixel
sensitivity, which delivers markedly improved focusing
performance in low-light situations. 44
“
he Canon EOS-1D
Mark III’s lightning fast autofocus is
spot on EVERY time!
The camera responsiveness
and 10 fps
is amazing,
and I can
capture
beautiful images with
superb image quality,
low-noise and with
outstanding dynamic
range—what more
could you ask for?”
T
Peter Read
Miller
Explorer of Light
Flexible, Customizable AF Coverage
The area-type AF system has 19 selectable high-precision
cross-type points plus 26 assist AF points for a total of 45
AF points. The 26 additional assist AF points enable the
user to expand the coverage area of any manually selected
primary AF point. An assist AF point can be added to either
side of a selected AF point, or a ring of six AF points can
be activated around the selected AF point. 44
* The number of maximum burst apply to a 1GB Memory Card based on
Canon’s testing standard.
35
PHOTOJOURNALISM
A Bigger, Brighter,
Better View
of the World
Redesigned Viewfinder with 100% Coverage
Live View Function
The EOS-1D Mark III viewfinder employs a larger pentaprism for higher viewfinder magnification and a
brighter, sharper viewfinder image. The design continues
to provide full 100% coverage, which means what you
see is what you get—no more, no less. The finder also
features a high eyepoint design for easier viewing of the
entire image and information area. Dioptric adjustment
from -3 to +1 is included, as is an eyepiece shutter with
high-visibility gray blades. 46
Live View Function is convenient for tripod-mounted
shooting, macro work, and other situations in which it is
a physical strain to keep the eye at the viewfinder. The
Live View Function image can also be displayed on a TV
monitor which is ideal for showing images, as they are
composed, to clients and portrait subjects as well as
viewing on a computer monitor. With Canon EOS Utility
software installed on the computer, you can check and
adjust focus and composition in real time. You can even
manually focus and fire the camera remotely from the
computer. Wireless remote capture is available by using
the WFT-E2A. 49
Large 3.0-inch LCD
Monitor with Live View
Function
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM
The EOS-1D Mark III’s LCD
monitor is a full 3.0 inches
3.0"
diagonally. The large image
area makes it easier than
ever to confirm capture, check memory card contents,
confirm shooting parameters, and access all menu
options. Moreover, the EOS-1D Mark III features a
sophisticated Live View Function, which makes the 3.0inch LCD monitor a real-time finder. When the Live View
Function is enabled, the reflex mirror is locked up and
the shutter opened. The image output from the CMOS
sensor will be displayed in real time on the LCD monitor
at 100% coverage. A selectable portion of the image can
be magnified by 5x or 10x to aid in precise manual
focusing. Focus, exposure check, composing, and shooting can all be accomplished in this mode.
Unparalleled Exposure Control
Canon EOS SLR cameras offer the photographer AE (auto exposure) with a
wide range of metering options. Fullframe evaluative metering combines
the EOS 63-zone sensor with focusing
point data. Center-weighted metering
is available for those who prefer a more traditional pattern. Partial metering limits readings to sensor zones in
the center of the image area, concentrating readings in
the central 13.5% of the picture area. Spot metering
provides pinpoint readings and is suitable for advanced
exposure control in tricky lighting conditions. And
there’s Multi-Spot metering, making it possible to take
up to eight separate Spot readings, and have the camera
automatically average them. 45
“
ne of my greatest
challenges is to
capture fresh, new
images of events that
have been photographed
hundreds
of times
before, so
I’m always
on the
lookout for new technology that might give
me an edge. The EOS-1D
Mark III’s Live View
Function has the
potential to revolutionize
remote photography,
allowing me to mount
cameras in locations I
could only have
dreamed of in the past.”
O
Vincent
Laforet
Explorer of Light | PrintMaster
©2008 Vincent Laforet All Rights Reserved
37
WILDLIFE
Rock Solid
Reliability
Lighter, Stronger, All-Metal Camera Body
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
The entire body of the EOS-1D Mark III, including its
internal chassis and mirror box, is made of an advanced
magnesium alloy. Exceptionally strong and rigid, this
engineered body results in a camera that, even though
lighter, can truly withstand punishment. 45
Photographers who must change lenses
in dusty environments will find the advanced Canon EOS
Integrated Cleaning System a tremendous time saver. It
uses both mechanical and software methods to effectively
deal with dust accumulation on the imaging sensor.
First, dust that settles on the sensor surface is removed
using ultrasonic vibration.
This self-cleaning routine is
automatically activated whenever the camera is powered
on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special
adhesive collar positioned
Self-cleaning Sensor Unit
around the sensor collects any
loosened dust. Second, by photographing a plain white
subject, the photographer can acquire data that can later
be used by Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.0
software to automatically erase dust spots. 48
Weather-Resistant Design
Extensive weatherproofing ensures superior reliability,
even when shooting in harsh environments. Rubber gaskets are used at nearly every joint and seam—including
around the battery compartment cover, memory card
door, and flash shoe—to keep out moisture and dust. 46
Unprecedented Shutter Durability
The EOS-1D Mark III features an improved heavy-duty
shutter that has been durability tested to 300,000
cycles. The EOS-1D Mark III provides the strength,
durability and reliability to give confidence even in the
hardest shooting conditions. 46
Lithium-Ion Battery System
A lightweight, powerful lithium-ion rechargeable battery,
Battery Pack LP-E4, was developed for the EOS-1Ds Mark III
and EOS-1D Mark III. The LCD panel now provides an
accurate reading of power percentage remaining in 1%
increments, shots taken since last charge, and whether
the battery should be reconditioned. 51
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM
“
ow! Where to
start… The
EOS-1D Mark III’s
great autofocus system…
its 14-bit capture that
gives me
smoother
color gradations…
its blazingly fast speed… highISO images that are
almost totally devoid
of noise… the EOS
Integrated Cleaning
System (not a single
speck of sensor dust in
a week of shooting out
in the wild)… This
camera lets me create
images I had never
before thought possible.”
W
Arthur Morris
Explorer of Light
Dust Delete Function. Images Simulated.
©2008 Arthur Morris All Rights Reserved
39
WEDDING
System Accessories
that Support Superior
Image Quality
E-TTL II Wireless Flash Control — Two units were designated as “slaves” while the third
unit was assigned the role of “master.” By using the master Speedlite’s Custom
Functions, I was able to defeat the master’s unwanted output and illuminate the scene
solely by the light emitted from the two stand-mounted slave units. — Bruce Dorn
“
E-TTL II Flash Exposure Control
Speedlite 580EX II
Extraordinary Canon E-TTL II autoflash exposure control
technology takes advantage of the camera’s 63-zone metering sensor. With EX series Speedlites, a preflash occurs at
shutter release. The camera performs instantaneous calculations based on readings from the preflash, ambient lighting
conditions, and active focusing point information to determine the optimum flash output and exposure settings. The
E-TTL II system also incorporates distance information from
compatible EF lenses to ensure the perfect balance between
ambient light and flash illumination, even with complicated
lighting situations and compositions. 45
The high-durability, highly weatherresistant design of the 580EX II
matches the EOS-1D Mark III, ensuring
dependable performance even under
the most adverse shooting conditions.
As the flagship of the Speedlite lineup,
the 580EX II incorporates numerous
features requested by professional
users, such as a metal shoe assembly, external sensor with
thyristor control, and a PC socket on the flash for PC cord
connection to a camera. Operability has been improved,
as well: You can use the EOS-1D Mark III’s menus to set
the Speedlite’s various options and Custom Functions. 52
Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
This data verification kit can verify the
originality and integrity of image data. It can
also identify data elements (image pixels, EXIF text, GPS
info, etc.) that have been altered. The OSK-E3 can also
encrypt image files to prevent unauthorized viewing. 53
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A
The compact, versatile WFT-E2A integrates elegantly with the EOS-1D Mark III and provides the
same degree of durability and weather-resistance.
Wireless LAN environment setup is simple with
either Windows Vista or Mac OS X operating
systems, and a more efficient built-in antenna for transmission to a computer up to 492 feet (150m)* away. 52
An Unmatched Selection of
Focusing Screens
The EOS-1D Mark III is equipped
with the Laser Matte Ec-C IV focusing
Focusing Screen Ec-C IV
screen, which provides superior
optical performance. Background blur appears more
natural, and graininess and flare are reduced. At the
same time, the finder is brighter, especially at the edges
and corners. Moreover, as with all EOS-1 series SLR
cameras, the EOS-1D Mark III gives you a wide choice of
interchangeable focusing screens. Currently, there are
11 optional screens.
he EOS-1D Mark
III is both evolutionary and revolutionary. This camera
feels familiar to the
hand, but
offers so
much more
… like the
Highlight
Tone Priority custom
function which significantly improves highlight detail. The
580EX II Speedlite is
also an absolute flash
of brilliance. Give me
a couple of EOS-1D
Mark III bodies, a few
EF lenses and
Speedlites, and I’ll
happily tackle anything
my demanding clients
can throw at me.”
T
Bruce Dorn
Explorer of Light | PrintMaster
Visit the CDLC for further insight
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 24–70mm f/2.8L USM
©2008 Bruce Dorn All Rights Reserved
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas,
and no radio inerference. With a large, high-performance antenna attached
to the wireless LAN access point.
BEYOND THE BROCHURE
www.usa.canon.com/beyondthebrochure
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TECHNOLOGY
The Technology That Sets the Standard
Raising the Bar in
Professional Cameras
EOS-1Ds Mark III: A Full-Frame
Performance Standard
EOS-1D Mark III: Extreme Performance
with Speed
The 10.1-megapixel
Canon EOS-1D Mark
III shoots a blazing
10 frames per second, providing this speed
even at the full 10.1-megapixel resolution. A
redesigned shutter assembly, outstanding autofocus system and Dual “DIGIC III” Image
Processors contribute to the landmark speed.
Large size JPEGs at compression level 8 (of 10)
can be fired in barrages of 110 frames (at 10
fps with 10.1-megapixel files). RAW images
can be shot in bursts of 30.
42
Gap between microlenses
Dichroic mirror
(Reflects infrared rays)
Infrared-absorbing glass
Circuit area
CMOS sensor
Photo Pixel pitch
diode area
Pixel Size
EOS-1Ds Mark III
(6.4 x 6.4µm)
Photo diode
EOS-1Ds Mark II
(7.2 x 7.2µm)
EOS-1D Mark III
(7.2 x 7.2µm)
Photo diode area
Low-pass filter
(Separates image in vertical direction)
Phaser layer
(Converts linear polarized light
into circular polarized light)
Low-pass filter
(Separates image in horizontal direction)
Pixel Size
©2008 Vincent Isola
Image Quality
Effective Light-gathering
Canon Exclusive CMOS Sensor
24.0 mm
The EOS-1Ds Mark III
incorporates Canon’s
CMOS sensor, which
delivers approximately 21.1 effective megapixels (5616 x 3744 pixels). The recording area of
the sensor is 36.0 x 24.0mm, which is equivalent to the full-frame size of the 35mm film
format. Compared to typical smaller digital
camera sensors, the Canon full-frame sensor
can accomodate a tremendous pixel count
while maintaining larger individual pixel site
size. The EOS-1Ds Mark III can capture up to
56 consecutive full-resolution JPEG images or
up to 12 RAW images in a single continuous
burst (at 5 fps with 21.1-megapixel files).
Larger sites improve light gathering capability, enabling the sensor to produce a cleaner,
more noise-free image. The Canon full-frame
sensor thus delivers high-resolution images of
exacting precision, with unprecedented data
density for enhanced large-output capabilities
and post-processing cropping flexibility.
Full-frame sensors let photographers use
the entire range of superb Canon EF lenses
without a conversion factor, making it possible
to take full advantage of the specific optical
characteristics for which the lenses were
designed. This is an important benefit for
photographers who have a sizable EF lens
collection.
Low-pass Filter Construction
Microlens Comparison & Opening Ratio
36.0 mm
EOS-1Ds Mark III Full-frame
CMOS Sensor (Actual Size)
Canon-designed and manufactured, CMOS single-plate sensor
advances the state of the art in
professional DSLR sensor
design. The EOS-1Ds Mark III’s full-frame sensor
is the largest sensor that can be imaged in one
pass using cutting edge semiconductor manufacturing technology. The imaging area of the
CMOS sensor of EOS-1Ds Mark III measures
36.0 x 24.0mm (full-frame), and EOS-1D Mark III
sensor size is 28.1 x 18.7mm (APS-H), appreciably larger than 22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C).
The EOS-1Ds Mark III sensor has 21.1 effective
megapixels, and the EOS-1D Mark III sensor
has 10.1 effective megapixels. Individual pixel
size on the 1Ds Mark III’s sensor is 6.4µm, and
the EOS-1D Mark III’s sensor is 7.2µm.
Although the pixel size of the EOS-1D Mark III
is 1 micron smaller than the pixel size of the
previous models, the photodiode size of both
sensors is the same, thanks to the optimized
photodiode construction and more sophisticated processing of the EOS-1Ds Mark III and
EOS-1D Mark III.
By optimizing the gap between the on-chip
microlenses and improving the fill factor
(photodiode area divided by total pixel size)
of each pixel, light-gathering efficiency has
been improved.
Wide ISO Range
Combining the superb image capture capabilities of the sensor with advanced Dual “DIGIC III”
Image Processors, the EOS-1D Mark III offers
wide ISO range of 100–3200, can be extended
to a remarkable 50–6400.*
More importantly, the low-noise performance at high ISO settings makes the entire
range usable in real-world shooting situations.
*CIPA standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Pixels Size and ISO Speed
Camera
Pixels Size (µm)
ISO Speed
EOS-1Ds Mark III
6.4 x 6.4
100-1600, L(50), H(3200)
EOS-1D Mark III
7.2 x 7.2
100-3200, L(50), H(6400)
EOS-1D Mark II N
8.2 x 8.2
100-1600, L(50), H(3200)
EOS-1Ds Mark II
7.2 x 7.2
100-1600, L(50), H(3200)
Low Noise, High Speed
To achieve even less noise, the EOS-1Ds Mark
III and EOS-1D Mark III have a feed-through
output amp that attains both high speed and
low noise. Low noise is also achieved with an
Diagram of 8-channel
Signal Reading
EOS-1Ds Mark III
50
100 - 1600
3200
EOS-1D Mark III
50
100 - 3200
6400
Time
improved manufacturing process, an optimized
pixel amp and an optimized reading circuit.
The EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III
employ a single-line, 8-channel reading. With
a faster output amp and optimized read circuit,
a continous shooting speed of approximately
5 fps/10 fps is attained.
To minimize the higher power consumption
required by the faster signal reading, the
output amp’s power consumption has been
reduced. Also during long exposures, power to
the output amp is turned off and the standard
current driving the circuit is also cut off to save
power. In addition, during shooting with Live
View Function, the power distribution for the
signal-reading operation is optimized for more
pinpoint power-saving control.
For the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit, the
infrared-absorption glass is separate from the
three-layer, optical crystal plate. This makes
the dust-shaking plate lighter, saving power
and making it easier to control.
The infrared filter has a hybrid construction;
it has an infrared-absorption glass with multiple
coatings to reflect infrared and ultraviolet rays.
It effectively reduces red fringing and color
casts caused by reflections of the sensor
surface. A sophisticated low-pass filter is also
utilized, behind the IR-cut filter, to minimize
color artifacts such as moiré.
Performance: Dazzling
Speed, Superb Precision
Dual “DIGIC III” Image
Processors
DIGIC, a high-performance imaging engine, has been a major feature of Canon
digital cameras because of its very fine
image detail, natural color reproduction and
high-speed signal processing. DIGIC III
retains its basic concept and improves upon
it with higher performance and faster speed.
To cope with the voluminous signal processing required by the EOS-1D Mark III’s 10.1
megapixels and top continuous shooting
speed of 10 fps, two DIGIC III imaging engines
are incorporated for parallel signal processing.
The CMOS sensor reads out to the Dual “DIGIC
III” Image Processors simultaneously in eight
channels. For the EOS-1Ds Mark III’s 21.1
megapixels, Dual “DIGIC III” works for ultrafine detail, natural color reproduction, and
high-speed image processing.
The extra power of Dual “DIGIC III” Image
Processors has also allowed analog-to-digital
conversion to improve from 12 to 14 bits per
channel, meaning that tonal gradation for RAW
images is divided into 16,384 separate levels
per channel rather than 4,096. When saved as
a 16-bit TIFF image, the image retains the full
range of tones obtained with 14 bits. Also,
JPEG images, at 8 bits per color, are generated
from the 14-bit data.
Blazingly Fast Shooting Speed and
Outstanding Burst Rate
At a blazing 10 fps, the 10.1-megapixel Canon
EOS-1D Mark III provides not only incredible
speed when you need it, but also has an
amazing burst rate of 110 JPEG/30 RAW continuous frames. The EOS-1Ds Mark III provides
a continuous shooting speed of 5 fps at its full
21.1-megapixel resolution. It can also capture
up to 56 consecutive full-resolution JPEG images
or up to 12 RAW images in a single continuous
burst. A shutter assembly, an autofocus system
and Dual “DIGIC III” Image Processors contribute to the landmark speed of the EOS-1Ds
Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III.
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TECHNOLOGY
High-precision AF System
CMOS area sensor
Subject
Secondary
image-forming lens
The EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III
feature higher precision AF with the 19 userselectable, high-precision cross-type AF points
and improved low light AF performance. Also,
to attain AI Servo AF with the EOS-1D Mark III
for 10 fps, the focus computing is faster and
an AF adjustment option function is provided.
The AF sensor, AF computation method, and
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2.25
6.6
7.50
AF-related electronic circuitry have been
designed for the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D
Mark III. This robust AF system provides even
greater consistency in high-speed sequences
when tracking moving subjects. Even at its top
speed of 10 fps, the EOS-1D Mark III is less
likely than before to have the occasional soft
frame in an AI Servo AF sequence.
Sensor vertical-line
sensitive at f/2.8
Sensor horizontal-line
sensitive at f/5.6
Speed and Predictive-AF Performance
Actual AF Point Field of View
3.00
AF points in the Area AF are a highly favorable
match for the metering sensor’s zones. The
metering range is EV 0 to EV 20 (at 73°F/23°C,
50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100). The following
metering modes are provided: evaluative,
partial, spot, and center-weighted average.
Also, AF point-linked spot metering is possible
with C.Fn I -7-1. Partial metering reads approximately 8.5% (EOS-1Ds Mark III)/13.5% (EOS-1D
Mark III) of the viewfinder and spot metering
reads approximately 2.4% (EOS-1Ds Mark III)/
3.8% (EOS-1D Mark III).
Sensor horizontal-line
sensitive at f/5.6
Sensor vertical-line
sensitive at f/2.8
Separate CPU for AF
One important difference between the
EOS-1D series and other EOS series bodies
is that a totally separate CPU is used strictly
for AF processing. (In other EOS bodies, one
main processor handles primary camera
tasks as well as AF processing.) To attain 10
fps with AI Servo AF (EOS-1D Mark III), the AF
CPU and camera CPU are separate, dedicated
processors.
The 19 cross-type AF points take advantage
of the following technologies:
• With finer processing steps, the peripheral
circuit could be made smaller and the f/2.8
AF sensor area could be expanded.
• The secondary image-forming lens (see
diagram) is molded glass. By incorporating
a aspherical surface on the lens, the focusing area of the f/2.8 light flux could be
expanded.
Each of the 19 cross-type AF points uses a
high-precision horizontal component, with
about 3x the focusing precision of the vertical
component. The benefit is that AF accuracy at
the sensor is enhanced when the photographer needs it most—shooting with fast lenses,
at wide apertures.
This means that on the actual AF sensor,
the horizontal line pairs are significantly farther
apart —and thus require a lens with a maximum
aperture of f/2.8 or faster in order to operate.
At the center AF point, the high-precision
horizontal line sensor works with lenses f/4
or faster. In other words, with fast lenses,
two benefits are realized: added precision,
and simultaneous vertical and horizontal
coverage—ideal for focusing on subjects with
fine detail. When lenses with slower maximum apertures are used, only the vertical AF
line sensor is active at each AF point.
Improvements to the EOS-1Ds Mark III and
EOS-1D Mark III’s AF sensor give even greater
light-gathering efficiency (for both the horizontal and vertical line sensors), and greater low
light AF sensitivity. In addition, the camera’s ability to latch onto subjects with little
detail is improved.
Lenses (or lens + extender combinations)
with maximum apertures as slow as f/5.6 can
Built to Perform: Durable,
Rugged, Precise
Design Sketches for the EOS-1D Mark III.
1-Series Body
Evaluative/Center-weighted
average metering
: f/2.8 sensors
(Center AF point is f/4)
: f/5.6 sensors
Note that the 19 high-precision, cross-type
points are no longer clustered solely in the center of the frame. The 26 additional assist AF
points are horizontal-line sensitive at f/5.6, are
not user selectable, but can be added to a manually-chosen point to expand its size, and are
also used in Automatic AF point selection mode.
be used with AF at all focusing points. At the
center AF point only, the camera can focus with
a lens + extender with a maximum effective
aperture as slow as f/8 (using the vertical line
sensor only).
The remaining 26 AF points are “assist
points.” Each has a single-line vertical sensor,
and these points will focus with lenses having
maximum apertures f/5.6 or faster.
Partial metering
Spot metering
2.00
Here is the new AF point layout:
Prime lens
Focusing plane
(Image plane)
4.00
The autofocus system of the EOS-1Ds Mark III
and EOS-1D Mark III represent a complete
reconsideration of professional autofocus. In
addition to a sensor chip, sophisticated manufacturing technologies have made it possible
to reconfigure the concave submirror and the
very clever secondary image formation lens.
The result is greater sensitivity, easier and
more logical navigation, higher precision and
significantly better real-world performance.
In the previous 45-point AF system used by
such cameras as the EOS-1v, EOS-1D, EOS-1Ds,
EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark II and EOS-1D
Mark II N, there were seven cross-type, highprecision sensors grouped around the center
of the frame. Any of the 45 points could be
selected by navigating around the frame.
This was the configuration of the previous 45point AF array:
AF Focusing Principle
4.5
* C.Fn I -7-1 enables AF point-linked spot metering.
AF Sensor Configuration
: f/2.8 sensors
(Center AF point is f/4)
: f/5.6 sensors
With the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D
Mark III, the size of a user-selected AF point
can be expanded (via Custom Function III-8)
regardless of whether the camera is in OneShot AF mode or AI Servo AF mode. As noted
previously, the assist AF points are also used
when the camera picks
the AF point(s) in
Automatic AF point
selection mode.
AF Sensor
For low-light focusing, both cameras are
much more sensitive than previous models.
The CMOS AF sensor’s pixel sensitivity has
been improved, thanks to pixel characteristics,
a pixel fill factor due to fine semiconductor
manufacturing processes, and optimized pixel
size. As a result, the EOS-1Ds Mark III and
EOS-1D Mark III’s AF sensitivity have been
improved to EV -1 through EV 18 (at
73°F/23°C, ISO 100).
63-zone Metering System
The EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III
incorporate a 63-zone metering sensor linked
to the 19 AF points. The metering sensor is
located at the rear of the pentaprism. The 19
This Evaluative metering system is based
on the concept for the previous 21-zone and
35-zone metering systems. With the optimized
63-zone metering sensor and improved calculations and processing, more consistent and
correct ambient and flash exposures are
obtained with less influence from the subject.
The basic concepts for the 63-zone evaluative
metering are:
1. Metering is weighted on the linked AF point.
2. If there is a very bright object in the picture,
the exposure will be increased.
3. In backlit scenes, the exposure will be
increased. With dark backgrounds, the
exposure will be reduced.
The E-TTL II autoflash algorithm uses the
same 63-zone metering sensor. While based on
the previous system which weighted the
metering based on the preflash reading, the
EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III have been
improved to obtain consistent flash exposures.
The major improvements are:
1. Correct flash exposures are obtained even
with off-center subjects.
2. The incorporation of lens distance information has been optimized to obtain accurate
flash exposures even with highly reflective
backgrounds.
Both EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III
retain and refine the beautiful curved surfaces
and superb basic layout of the EOS-1 series.
Ease of operation and holding comfort have
been improved appreciably, as have ease of
operation with accessories. The cameras are
designed to be easier to understand and more
reassuring. The massive strength of its magnesium alloy body and chassis, combined with
complete environmental sealing, means that
the cameras stand with its forebears as an
instrument worthy of the photographers who
risk their lives daily to take pictures.
All Magnesium-alloy, Including Mirror
Box and Chassis
EOS-1D Mark III Magnesium-alloy Body
Because of its lightweight and strength, magnesium alloy is used for the top, front, and
rear covers as well as for the memory card slot
covers. The chassis and mirror box are also
made of magnesium alloy to make the body
very strong, rigid, and light. The magnesium
alloy also works as an electromagnetic shield.
It is highly durable, allowing minimal wear
even under harsh conditions.
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Shutter Durability, Tested to
300,000 Cycles
Weather-resistant System
Item
Location of Major Water-resistant Measures
The EOS-1Ds Mark III
and EOS-1D Mark III’s
shutter unit are rated
for 300,000 shutter
cycles. To attain this
Shutter Unit
level of ruggedness,
surface finish and heating processes in manufacturing have been changed for specific
highly durable parts. To increase stability and
shutter precision, a PR (Photo Reflector) is
employed to detect the slit-passing time. For
the X-sync contact, the mechanical contact has
been eliminated to prevent contact scorching
and wear.
Shutter Design Specifications
Item
Major Viewfinder Specifications
Specification
1. Type
Vertical travel, focal-plane shutter
2. Shutter curtain type
Parallelogram link type
3. Shutter curtain blades
1st curtain: 4 blades,
2nd curtain: 4 blades, total 8
4. Shutter curtain
materials
1st curtain: Two carbon blades,
two duralumin blades
2nd curtain: Two carbon blades,
two duralumin blades
5. Drive system
1st curtain: Dedicated torsion spring
2nd curtain: Dedicated torsion spring
6. Speed control method
Mechanical shutter with tension released
by a rotary magnet, all shutter speeds
electronically-controlled
7. Curtain speed
Approx. 2.3ms/21.0mm
8. Shutter speed range
1/8000 sec. – 30 sec. bulb
9. Max. flash sync.
1/300 sec.
10. Signals
1. X-sync,
2. 2nd curtain travel-completed signal
By employing PR signals for the electronic X-sync
contact (a semiconductor switch), reliability is
improved. By optimizing the sync timing, an Xsync speed of 1/300 second is now attained
with EX-series Speedlites.
EOS-1Ds Mark III
Coverage [Approx.]
The legendarily excellent water- and dustresistant construction measures are incorporated at 76 places around the camera controls
and along cover seams. Also, O-rings are used
on the memory card slot covers and the battery
compartment, and silicon rubber is employed
around the top and rear covers and buttons
where the user can
see it and feel reassured. The camera’s
hot shoe is shaped to
resist water with a rib around its perimeter.
When the Speedlite 580EX II is attached, water
resistance is maintained. When a water-resistant EF lens is attached to the camera, the
entire camera-and-lens outfit will be moistureand dust-resistant.
Clear Sharper Viewfinder
The viewfinder has approximately 100% coverage, 0.75x (EOS-1Ds Mark III)/0.76x (EOS-1D
Mark III) magnification, a 35° (EOS-1Ds Mark III)/
30° (EOS-1D Mark III) angle of view, a 20mm
eyepoint, -3 to +1 dpt. dioptric adjustment,
and an eyepiece shutter which is gray to make
it easier to see when it is closed.
EOS-1D Mark III
100%
Magnification
0.75x
0.76x
Viewing Angle
35°
30°
Eye point [Approx.]
20mm
Dioptric adjustment
-3 to +1 dpt
The viewfinder’s optics have been developed to achieve best-in-class performance. A
highly refractive material is used for the pentaprism of the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D
Mark III. To improve viewfinder magnification,
a larger pentaprism is employed. The basic
configuration of the eyepiece optics has four
Viewfinder Optics
Backlight lens
External
Speedlite
SI lens 2
SI-LED
Non-Canon
flash
PC
terminal
Semiconductor
switch
(Electronic
X-sync contact)
•Metering Mode
•ISO
•JPEG/RAW Recording
•Battery Charge Level
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AF/Drive mode
selection button
Info button
ISO speed button
AF start button
Multi-controller
LCD Viewing Angle
Setting button
Metering lens
AF start button
Condenser lens
V-LCD
Focusing screen
SI prism 1
SI prism 2
H-LED
H-LCD prism
Function button
(WB/Recording media/
Image size selection button)
Vertical
Viewing
Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Eyepiece lens
lens elements. However, by increasing lens
power, high magnification is attained. Finally,
the finder’s parts are fabricated with greater
precision for more consistent performance at
higher magnifications.
The Ec-C IV focusing screen is a Laser Matte
unit whose molding method has been improved
over the previous Ec-C III focusing screen’s.
Fresnel
lens area
Shutter PR
Camera Control Modifications
V-LCD prism
Ec-C IV
MPU
Canon has thoroughly investigated ways to make
camera operation easier. The camera uses the
EOS Digital line’s basic operation method with
the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Multi-controller, SET button, and other buttons to select
Metering sensor
Magnified Screen
Semiconductor
switch
(Electronic
X-sync contact)
Revised and Simplified Operation
Pentaprism
SI mirror
Electronic X-sync Contact Diagram
Sync
contacts
Professional Features
Wide-view 3.0-inch LCD Monitor
SI-LCD
SI lens 1
“snap,” making it easy for photographers to
tell when an image pops into sharp focus. All
previous Ec-series focus screens can be used
in both cameras. Since the eyepiece frame
now has a different
shape to accommodate
the bigger eyepiece lens,
Eg-series viewfinder
accessories dedicated to
Eyecup Eg
both cameras have been
developed at the same time: Eyecup Eg,
Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Eg (7 types: -4, -3,
-2, 0, +1, +2, +3), and Anti-fog Eyepiece Eg.
The standard Eyecup Eg has a mount for
attaching it to the eyepiece. It is less likely to
detach inadvertently.
Ec-C III
Cross section of
fresnel lens
It makes it easier to focus and provides naturallooking background blur (bokeh). It is also
brighter and less grainy, making it a very wellbalanced focusing screen. The dispersion
characteristic is improved, and the screen is
bright with minimal flare. The Ec-C IV focus
screen gives superb contrast and visual
The large, 3.0-inch TFT monitor features approximately 230,000 pixels, a wide viewing angle
(140° both vertically and horizontally), highlevel brightness, and low power consumption.
The LCD monitor is backlit with four LED modules. The maximum brightness setting makes
it easier to see the image on the LCD monitor
even in bright outdoor conditions. The seven
brightness adjustment levels make the camera
more adaptable
to environmental conditions. A
large, clear grey
scale is provided for guidance.
LCD Brightness
Also, the color
reproduction range has been increased to
more closely simulate a personal computer
monitor. The LCD monitor is not only larger,
but easier to use and displays more informative than ever.
Quick Control Dial switch
Picture Style selection button
and set various functions. Also, the ISO speed
button, AF Start (AF-ON) button, Picture Style
button, and Memory selection/Image size/White
balance function button have been added to
make camera operation easier.
With the older EOS-1D series cameras, the
basic shooting operation logic consisted of
holding down a button and turning the Main
Dial or Quick Control Dial to select a setting.
However, with the Mark III series, when you
press a button, it remains active for a while so
you can let it go and then turn a dial to set
something. Several buttons are multi-purpose—press once and turn either the top Main
Dial or rear Quick Control Dial for the respective functions.
The multi-controller on the rear is used to
select Menu headings, and provides several
AF functions as well. If the AF point select
button is pressed once, a push on the multicontroller toggles between selecting the center
AF point and Automatic AF point select mode.
The cameras can also memorize any of the 19
user-selectable AF points, and instantly jump
back to it when you press the multi-controller.
Recording Options
The EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III offer
some highly flexible image recording options.
With the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A,
users can download directly to a compatible
portable USB hard drive. Compatible devices
range from popular and convenient USB thumb
drives to many portable USB hard drives. With
the CF card, SD card, and external media, the
following recording functions can be used:
• Standard: Images are recorded onto one
card (or connected hard drive).
• Automatic switching of recording media: When
the current recording medium becomes full,
the camera switches to another automatically
and continues recording without interruption.
• Separate recording: A captured image can be
recorded in different image sizes on different
media. Each recording medium can be set to
record a specific image size (L, M1, M2, S,
RAW, sRAW) for each shot.
• Recording of identical images: A back-up
mode, this records the exact same file type
and size onto two cards and/or a connected
hard drive.
SDHC (SD High-Capacity) is a memory
card standard (SDA Ver.2.00) to handle highcapacity data from 2GB to 32GB. Because it is
compatible with SDHC, the camera can be used
with SD cards having a capacity up to 32GB.
Recording Quality Specifications: EOS-1D Mark III
Image Size
Pixels File Size Possible
[Approx. [Approx. Shots
MB]
MB]
[Approx.]
Maximum Burst
[Approx.]
HiSpeed
LowSpeed
Printing
Size
L (Large)
10.1
(3,888x2,592)
3.5
260
110
260
11 x 14
or Larger
M1 (Medium1)
8.0
(3,456x2,304)
2.8
320
130
320
up to
11 x 14
M2 (Medium2)
5.3
(2,816x1,880)
2.1
420
140
420
Lettersize
S (Small)
2.5
(1,936x1,288)
1.2
710
160
710
Approx.
5x7
RAW
10.1
(3,888x2,592)
L (Large)
M1 (Medium1)
RAW+
M2 (Medium2)
S (Small)
2.5
(1,936x1,288)
sRAW
RAW+
L (Large)
M1 (Medium1)
M2 (Medium2)
S (Small)
13.0
66
30
35
11 x 14
or Larger
13.0+3.5
13.0+2.8
13.0+2.1
13.0+1.2
52
54
56
60
22
22
22
22
27
27
27
27
—
7.6
110
46
70
Approx.
5x7
7.6+3.5
7.6+2.8
7.6+2.1
7.6+1.2
76
81
87
95
28
28
28
28
35
35
35
35
—
The size of one image, number of possible shots (also related to
battery life), and continuous shooting speed are based on JPEG
quality 8, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style, Canon’s testing standards, and a 1GB CF card. (These figures vary depending on the
subject, memory card brands, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.)
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Security
With both cameras, if the slot cover is opened
during the writing operation, an alarm sounds
and a warning message appears on the screen
to indicate that writing is in progress. The card
file numbers. It also offers two user-defined
options to tailor file naming to the shooter’s
needs: the user can set their own first four
characters for file names (ABCD1234.jpg) or
set the first three characters, and have the
camera add the 4th to indicate size of the file
(L for full-resolution, M for M1, N for M2, or S
for Small JPEG/Small RAW—ABCL1234.CR2).
Highlight Tone Priority
On-screen message
if the slot cover is opened
On-screen message
if the power switch is set to <OFF>
writing continues even if the slot cover is
opened. Also, if you set the power switch to
<OFF> during the card writing, a message
appears on the screen to indicate that writing
is in progress. After the writing is completed,
the power turns off.
You can protect individual images, all
images in a folder, or all images on the card.
Alternately, you can cancel image protection.
You can erase individual images, all images in
a folder, all images in the card, or just checkmarked images (a new feature). Unprotected
images will be erased.
This feature extends the dynamic range of
highlights by about one stop and improves
gradation within highlight areas. By expanding
System, which is a complete anti-dust system.
It suppresses dust generation and dust adhering to the sensor, removes dust and makes
any remaining dust less noticeable.
• The shutter has been improved to generate
less dust.
• The IR-cut filter’s anti-static charge surface
prevents attracting dust due to static charge.
• The sensor unit is self-cleaning.
• Dust Delete Data can be obtained and
appended to images.
• Manual cleaning of the imaging sensor using
air is still an option.
The compact Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is
optimized for the large imaging sensors on the
EOS-1D Mark III and full-frame EOS-1Ds Mark III.
On the front infrared-absorption glass, two
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit Construction Diagram
Sealing material
Infraredabsorption
glass
Highlight Tone Priority: ON
CMOS sensor
Low-pass filter
Piezoelectric element
Support material
Copying Image Files
Selected images, a folder of images, or the entire
contents of any memory card can be copied by
the photographer onto another memory card—or
attached USB hard drive—at any time. This gives
the ability to make back-up copies of important
images, whenever
it’s appropriate. If
the Canon Wireless
File Transmitter
WFT-E2A is used, a
compatible USBCreating and Selecting a Folder
enabled hard drive
can be attached directly to the transmitter’s USB
port. Instead of having to bring a laptop computer on location, a photographer can quickly copy
their files to a high-capacity hard drive during a
break in shooting. It’s an ideal option to provide security and peace of mind to the working
professional.
File Naming Options
Each EOS-1Ds Mark III or EOS-1D Mark III body
comes with a unique 4-character prefix for its
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Highlight Tone Priority: OFF
the range from the correct exposure level (18%
gray) to the maximum allowable highlight
level, the gradation from the grays to the highlights becomes smoother and loss in highlight
detail is minimized. If [C.Fn II-3; 1: Enable] is
set, the ISO range is ISO 200-3200 (EOS-1Ds
Mark III: 20–1600).* When active, zeros in the
ISO display are lower case (2oo, 4oo, etc).
Depending on shooting conditions, noise in
the shadow areas may increase slightly.
*Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Integrated Cleaning
System
Both the EOS-1Ds Mark
III and EOS-1D Mark III
incorporate the EOS
Integrated Cleaning
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
thin, single-layer piezo-electric elements are
attached. By applying ultrasonic vibration to
the infrared absorption glass, the adhering
dust is shaken off. The removed dust particles
stick onto adhesive material around the
infrared absorption glass. Also, to prevent
dust from entering the sensor unit, the assembly
is secured with sealing material around the
perimeter. Unlike some competitors who
vibrate an extra glass plate, the EOS-1Ds Mark III
and EOS-1D Mark III vibrate the infrared
absorption glass directly, so the optical performance is not degraded by an extra layer of
glass and the unit can be kept compact. The
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can therefore be
incorporated in a conventional size body.
Operation timing is either auto or manual.
The default setting has the unit operating for
about 3.5 seconds whenever you turn the
power switch ON or OFF. While the unit is
operating, the LCD monitor displays a logo
indicating that sensor cleaning is being executed. If the menu is set to [Auto cleaning:
setting, the user simply sets their camera lens
to infinity, and fills the frame with a plain
white subject located about 1 or 2 feet away.
A test shot is taken, with the camera switching
momentarily to Av mode at f/22. The LCD monitor confirms whether Dust Delete Data was
successfully acquired. Dust Delete Data can be
updated whenever the photographer feels it’s
necessary.
Live View Function
Dust in the image is deleted by Digital Photo Professional
software using “Dust Delete Data.”
Disable], the auto cleaning is not executed.
When the menu is set to [Clean now], you
can clean the sensor whenever you wish. It
takes about 4 seconds. During the cleaning,
ultrasonic vibration is applied to the infraredabsorption glass and the shutter is cocked
three times so that the dust falls off the
infrared-absorption glass and any dust resettling on the shutter curtains is also shaken off.
During sensor cleaning, whether started automatically or manually, pressing the shutter
button halfway or pressing the Menu button
will immediately terminate the cleaning and
the camera will be ready to shoot. Because the
unit has very low power consumption, cleanings do not significantly affect the number of
possible shots, even if the default Auto setting
is selected.
To prevent the piezo-electric elements from
over-heating and to ensure proper cleaning,
the unit cannot operate again within 3 seconds of finishing operation. Also, if the unit
operates five times successively at intervals
shorter than 10 seconds, it will not operate
again for 10 seconds. During the stoppage, the
[Clean now] menu option can not be selected.
The position and size of any remaining
dust particles can be mapped onto each image,
and the dust “cloned-out” with Canon’s supplied
Digital Photo Professional software. This removal
of dust takes place with a simple mouse click,
and can be automatically performed on one or
hundreds of images at a time.
A “Dust Delete Data” test image needs to
be taken to enable this, and after it’s taken,
the location of any remaining dust is added to
each subsequent image. Activated via a Menu
Live View Function is a significant addition to
the professional DSLR shooter’s arsenal. It is a
terrific problem-solver for all those situations
in which it would be awkward, difficult or
impossible to look through the viewfinder to
compose, meter and shoot. In response to the
particular requests of studio and remote sports
photographers, EVF (Electronic ViewFinder)
shooting with a computer, wired or wireless, is
possible with both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and
EOS-1D Mark III. By connecting the camera via
USB to a computer with the EOS Utility 2.0
software provided, the computer will display in
real time the image output by the camera’s
imaging sensor. You can then check and
adjust the focus, subject framing and so forth
in real time and shoot remotely. With the
optional Wireless File Transmitter WFTE-2A
attached, you can use a wireless LAN and see
the Remote Live View Function on a computer
without using a cable. Key features of Live
View Function include a 100% field of view,
precise manual focusing with 5x and 10x
magnification, the ability to pre-visualize
exposure, framing and focusing on a computer
monitor, easy checking for moiré and false
color, displaying film-related aspect ratios,
and having a video-out terminal for TV display.
Camera Live View Function
Instead of looking through the viewfinder, you
can shoot while viewing the scene on the
camera’s LCD monitor. Compared to looking
through the viewfinder, it provides the following advantages:
1. The real-time picture can be magnified by 5x
or 10x to help make focusing more precise.
2. Shoot while checking the composition on
the LCD monitor.
3. You can view a live histogram before the
shot is taken (C.Fn IV-16-1, then press the
INFO button to apply histogram).
Live View Function is extremely effective
in a variety of conditions. It’s applied by first
enabling it with a menu setting, and then
pressing the SET button. The reflex mirror will
then lock up, the shutter will open, and the
image output from the CMOS sensor will be
displayed in real time and 100% image coverage on the camera’s LCD monitor. Press the
SET button again and the reflex mirror will go
back down and the shooting with Live View
Function will end.
Focusing
Focusing is manual-only with Live View
Function. Use the multi-controller to move the
AF point aimed over the area on which you
want to focus, then press the Magnify button
to enlarge the image by 5x or 10x at the AF
point’s position. Press the button again to
return to normal view. At 5x or 10x magnification, you can focus
manually while
looking at the
LCD monitor. To
make it easier to
focus during the
Live View Function Enabled
magnified view,
image sharpness
is applied at a
higher setting on
the LCD monitor
than it really is.
Pressing the
with 10x Magnification
depth-of-field
preview button, stops down to the aperture
which will be used to take the picture. It will
simulate the shooting exposure and you can
check both the exposure level and depth of
field. If you use depth-of-field preview during
regular viewfinder shooting, the viewfinder
will look dark and it may be difficult to see the
depth of field. However, with Live View
Function shooting, a clever simulation is displayed so checking the depth of field is easier
as long as the exposure setting is near the
metering’s correct exposure.
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Remote Live View Function
Remote Live View Function is
controlled through the EOS
Utility software included on the
EOS Digital Solution Disk,
Ver.14 or higher. The camera
can be connected, either wired
with the provided USB 2.0 HiSpeed cable, or wirelessly with
the Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E2A. To get started, the camera must be
set to enable Live View Function. Then, click
the [Starting Live View Function] selection on
the Remote Live View Function screen.
Function Settings
The metering mode
is set to AF pointlinked evaluative
metering. Other
Live View Function Settings
shooting settings
(shooting mode, drive mode, image size, ISO
speed, exposure compensation, etc.) can be
set in the same way as during viewfinder
shooting. The metering timer is 16 seconds
(including AE lock). Focus presets with super
telephoto lenses cannot be used. Even during
shooting with Live View Function, the power
will turn off after the [Auto power off] time
elapses. During Live View Function, pressing
the MENU or playback button will terminate
the Live View Function shooting and the menu
screen or image playback will appear.
Metering and Exposure with Live View
Function
Evaluative metering directly off the imaging
sensor is used. The metering mode cannot be
changed. The metering range is EV 0 to EV 20
(at 73°F/23°C, with EF 50mm f/1.4 lens). Any
shooting mode and drive mode can be used.
Also, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB,
and depth-of-field preview are possible.
During magnified view, AE lock is automatically applied to the meter reading for the entire
image. If C.Fn IV-16 [Live View exposure simulation] is set to [1: Enable (simulates exposure)] and the shooting mode is P, Tv, Av, or M,
then the LCD monitor’s brightness will change
in response to the exposure setting so you can
50
see how the exposure will look before you take
the picture. When you press the shutter button
completely, the opened shutter will close; the
shutter will be cocked and released, and the
picture will be taken.
If flash is used, the mirror must come down
briefly. Pressing the shutter button completely
will cancel the mirror lockup and the metering
sensor will execute E-TTL II flash metering control (preflash fired and the correct flash output
is retained). Then the reflex mirror is locked up
again and the picture is taken. For continuous
shooting, the maximum shooting speed as
with normal shooting can be achieved. During
continuous shooting, the LCD monitor is off.
After the shooting ends, the captured image is
displayed on the LCD monitor. When the user
is ready to shoot again, the camera returns to
the Live View Function display automatically.
As with viewfinder shooting, pressing the
AE lock button during shooting with Live View
Function will lock the current exposure and an
asterisk will appear on the LCD monitor. During
magnified view, AE lock will be applied automatically to the exposure level of the full view
display. The Tv and Av settings will be displayed in orange. During the magnified view,
the AE lock button will not work. With C.Fn IV 16-1, the picture brightness is also locked.
Normally, the image with Live View
Function displayed
by the LCD monitor
is always displayed
at the correct brightness, regardless of
the exposure setNo Compensation
ting, for easy viewing similar to compact digital cameras.
However, if C.Fn IV16 [Live View
Function exposure
1 1/3 stop Compensation
simulation] is set to
1, the picture will be displayed on the LCD
monitor at virtually the same brightness as the
final exposure will be – based on the current
aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure
compensation settings. This enables you to
see the exposure condition before taking the
picture. Exposure simulation will not work with
flash or long time exposures in Bulb mode. If
you press the depth-of-field preview button,
exposure simulation will be active at all times
regardless of the C.Fn IV-16 setting.
Info Display During Live View Function
Below the image, the shutter speed, aperture,
exposure level (exposure compensation
amount, AEB level), flash exposure level,
shots remaining, and ISO speed are displayed.
In the magnified view, the magnified location,
magnification, and AE lock status are displayed on the right of the image. In addition,
when you press the INFO button, the Picture
Style, battery check, AE lock status, and flash-
the subject within this frame. Since the aspect
ratio information will be appended to the
image, when you open the image with Digital
Photo Professional 3.0 or higher, the image
will be displayed in the aspect ratio that was
set. Note that the image areas outside the vertical lines are not actually deleted and that
when the image is played back with the camera, the vertical lines matching the aspect
ratio will also appear.
Shooting Sequence
During shooting with Live View Function, the
picture is displayed and then the reflex mirror
locks up automatically to maintain display
with Live View Function (and returns later).
Comparison of Shooting Sequence
Viewfinder shooting
Normal shooting
Flash
Live View Function
Normal shooting
Flash
SET: Mirror lockup
Grid Display
C.Fn IV-14-1 (Aspect Ratio 6:6)
SW-1 ON
Metering (AE sensor)
AF (AF sensor)
SW-2 ON
SW-1 ON
Metering (AE sensor)
AF (AF sensor)
SET: Mirror lockup
Shutter opens
Shutter opens
Metering/WB
(CMOS) SW-1 ON
Metering/WB
(CMOS) SW-1 ON
SW-2 ON
SW-2 ON
SW-2 ON
Flash metering (AE sensor)
Shutter closes
Shutter closes
Mirror lockup
Mirror lockup
Mirror returns
Shutter opens
Shutter opens
Flash metering (AE sensor)
Exposure (CMOS)
WB (CMOS)
Exposure (CMOS)
WB (CMOS)
Shutter opens
Shutter opens
Exposure (CMOS)
Exposure (CMOS)
Shutter closes
Shutter closes
Shutter closes
Shutter closes
Mirror returns
Mirror returns
Captured image displayed
Captured image displayed
Mirror lockup
Aspect Ratio Display (6:6)
Information Display 4
ready are also displayed on the lower left of
the image. If C.Fn IV -16-1 is set and you press
the INFO button again, a brightness or RGB
histogram appears on the right of the image.
(For flash shots and bulb, the histogram display will be grayed out.)
Press the INFO button again and only the
image seen with Live View Function (without
information) will be displayed. If [Grid display:
On] has been set, a four-line grid will be displayed on the image. This can be used to
check the vertical or horizontal orientation of
the image. The grid appears only in the full
view mode (not in the magnified view). Also,
with C.Fn IV-14 [Add aspect ratio information]
set anywhere from 1 to 6, you can shoot in the
same aspect ratio as 6 x 4.5, 6 x 6, 6 x 7, and
4 x 5, corresponding to medium- and large-format film sizes.
When this feature is set, vertical lines
matching the respective aspect ratio will
appear on the screen. You can then compose
(
Captured image displayed
Live-view display/
Captured image displayed
Continuous shooting)
The Live View Function display’s frame rate is
approx. 30 fps. The picture remains smooth
even if you change the camera’s direction or if
the subject moves. If the camera direction is
changed to a scene with a very different light
level, the picture brightness seen with Live
View Function will be thrown off for a moment.
If this happens, wait until the picture brightness stabilizes again before shooting.
If the light source changes, the image seen
with Live View Function may flicker. If this happens, stop shooting with the Live View
Function and press the SET button to start
shooting with the Live View Function again.
During continuous shooting, the exposure for
the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. If the sun or other bright light
source enters the picture, the bright area
might look dark. However, it will be correctly
recorded as a bright area. Note that FE lock
and modeling flash cannot be used.
Thermal Issues
Custom Functions
are now pleasantly
faster to select
and set.
With the
Speedlite 580EX II
External Speedlite Control
attached, you can
set or cancel the Speedlite’s Custom Functions
(C.Fn-0 to C.Fn-13) with the EOS-1Ds Mark III
and EOS-1D Mark III. You can also use the
camera to set the 580EX II’s flash mode, flash
exposure compensation amount, FEB, flash
sync, and other Speedlite functions. The EOS1Ds Mark III also allows Wireless E-TTL settings
to be made on the camera’s menu.
Live View Function can normally be used
without a practical time limit, allowing photographers to shoot extensively without interruption. However, if Live View Function is used
and the camera is in a hot area (such as in
direct sunlight), it’s possible for image quality
to degrade slightly. Another factor that can
increase camera temperature during Live View
is use of a MicroDrive-type memory card.
To avoid this, an internal temperature sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark
III will alert the photographer by displaying an
icon on the LCD monitor shaped like a thermometer. In extreme conditions, Live View
Function will terminate automatically. It’s possible to return to Live View Function after the
camera’s internal temperature drops to a normal level.
Lightweight “Smart”
Battery Pack and
Charger
The powerful LP-E4
rechargeable battery
Battery Pack LP-E4
pack—a 2300 mAh,
Lithium-Ion battery is small and lightweight. It
can display the following on the camera’s LCD
menu: Power source type, remaining capacity
6-level icon, display in 1% increments, shots
taken since battery charged, whether battery
calibration is needed, and even when the battery has reached the end of its useful life.
Custom Functions
The old Personal Functions of the previous
EOS-1D series have been consolidated with
Custom Functions
(C.Fn), 57 in all,
with a new numbering system.
They are organized
in groups I to IV.
Custom Functions
Speedlite 580EX II Flash C.Fn Settings
Item
No
0
1
No
Description
0
Meters (m)
1
Feet (ft)
0
Enabled
1
Disabled
0
Enabled (DOF preview butt.)
1
Enabled (Test firing butt.)
2
Enabled (with both buttons)
3
Disabled
0
Enabled
1
Disabled
0
0
–
+
1
–
0
+
Distance indicator display
No
6
Auto power off
7
8
2
4
10
FEB auto cancel
11
FEB sequence
Description
0
Disabled
1
Enabled
0
1/32
1
Full output
0
Enabled
1
Disabled
0
Enabled
1
Disabled
0
60 minutes
1
10 minutes
0
Within 8 hours
1
Within 1 hour
0
Flash and external power
Quickflash w/continuous shot
Test firing with autoflash
AF-assist beam firing
Auto zoom for sensor size
Slave auto power off timer
Slave auto power off cancel
0
E-TTL II / E-TTL
1
TTL
1
External power source
2
External metering: Auto
0
Speedlite button and dial
3
External metering: Manual
1
Speedlite dial only
12
5
No
Modeling flash
9
3
Item
Flash recycle w/ exter. power
Flash metering mode
13
Flash exposure metering set.
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TECHNOLOGY
This information can be
viewed with the
[Battery info.]
menu. The system also consists Battery Info.
of Battery Charger
LC-E4 and AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4.
An IC chip in the batBattery Check
tery tracks battery inforIcon
Level (%)
mation. Battery level is
100 – 70
displayed upon communi69 – 50
cation with the chip. The
49 – 20
remaining battery level is
19 – 10
indicated by a battery
9–1
icon indicating one of six
0
levels on the top LCD
panel, in the viewfinder (during metering), and
on the menu screen [Battery info.]. If communication with the battery chip fails, a communication error message will appear. By selecting [OK], you can continue shooting. (The battery icon will be displayed as empty.)
After the battery undergoes 20 discharging
and charging cycles, a message recommending battery calibration will appear on the bottom of the screen the next time the battery is
installed. Calibration is performed with Battery
Charger LC-E4 to find out the battery’s capacity
so that the remaining battery level can be indicated accurately. Each time the battery is
recharged and used or discharged naturally, a
slight discrepancy between the battery’s
remaining capacity information and the actual
remaining capacity develops. With repeated
recharge/discharge cycles, this discrepancy
can become a large one. By performing calibration to discharge the
entire battery and by then
recharging the battery
fully, accurate battery
capacity information can
be obtained. Two battery
packs can be attached to Battery Charger LC-E4
(Only for Battery Pack LP-E4)
the LC-E4 charger. It takes
about 120 minutes to recharge one battery pack.
The charger is compatible with the optional DC
power adapters (12V/24V) so you can connect
it to a car battery with the optional Car Battery
Cable CB-570 to recharge the battery pack.
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A Complete System,
Constantly Improving
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E2A
The WFT-E2A is a weather-resistant
wireless file transmitter dedicated to
the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D
Mark III. Its magnesium-alloy body is
small and lightweight, and draws
power from the camera, so there’s no
extra battery to worry about. It transmits either wirelessly via 802.11b/g,
or by wire directly to computers up to
1,000 feet away via standard Ethernet
cables (100BASE-TX). For wireless transmission,
the antenna is embedded within the WFT-E2A,
and has a maximum working range of nearly
492 feet/ 150m,* depending on environmental
conditions and computer set-up.
Wireless transmission is up to 1.5x faster
than the previous one, due to faster in-camera
operations, and Ethernet communication is up
to 3x faster (again, depending upon conditions
and computer in use).
A key improvement is set-up, which is
guided with a wizard-type interface and is far
simpler with Mac OS X and Windows Vista, XP,
and 2000 computers. Three different methods
of communication are possible:
• FTP mode—computer acts as an FTP server;
files are transferred to a folder on computer’s hard drive.
• PTP mode—enables two-way communication
between camera and computer, with wireless (or Ethernet) Live View Function on computer’s screen, and remote control of camera
is possible.
• HTTP mode—allows up to three separate
computers to view camera’s memory card
using a standard web browser (Microsoft
Internet Explorer™, Apple Safari™, etc.).
Images can be selected from browser window and dragged onto computer’s desktop
or to a folder, which copies full file to computer.Remote firing of the camera is also
possible.
With its USB host capability, users can
plug compatible GPS devices directly into an
attached WFT-E2A, and have GPS coordinates,
EOS-1D Mark III with Wireless Transmitter WFT-E2A
altitude, and UTC time code added to each
image’s shooting data with the EOS-1Ds Mark
III and EOS-1D Mark III. Compatible GPS units
include several in Garmin’s GPSMAP series, and
Magellan eXplorist series, using NMEA 0183
v.2.0.1 output data standard or “Garmin protocol”.
A USB-enabled portable hard drive can
also be attached to the transmitter’s USB port,
and the photographer can either shoot directly
to the hard drive (alone, or in addition to incamera memory cards), or copy files to the
hard drive with a menu command. (Many 1.8inch and 2.5-inch USB-enabled portable hard
drives are compatible; 2.5-inch drives cannot
be USB-bus powered.)
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving
antennas, and no radio inerference. With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point.
Speedlite 580EX II
The Canon Speedlite
580EX II retains many
features from the
Speedlite 580EX (Max.
GN 190, feet) while
offering several major
improvements. A shoe
assembly and added
seals bring the flash
up to the dust- and
water-resistance standards of the EOS-1D
series.
Speedlite 580EX II
The use of a metal
foot, replacing engineering plastic, provides
an improved contact structure and reduces the
likelihood of flash failure during rough handling. Also the quick-lock system replaces the
screw-type fastener at the bottom of the flash.
The 580EX II can be controlled from the
EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III’s LCD
monitor, enabling on-camera setting of flash
functions and flash-related Custom Functions.
The 580EX II has an external metering sensor
that provides non-TTL autoflash possibilities.
A PC terminal enables easier off-camera
shooting, even with third-party remote trigger
systems. The unit has a recycling time which
is approximately 20% faster than that of the
580EX. The characteristic buzzing noise emitted by flash units during recycling has been
silenced. The battery cover has been
strengthened and a locking mechanism has
been added.
Other accessories include the 2-foot long
Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, and the
Compact Battery Pack CP-E4—both weatherresistant as well.
Speedlite 430EX II
Bringing a new level
of versatility and
capability to flash
photography, the
Speedlite 430EX II is
a high-performance
flash unit sporting a
compact, durable
design. It combines
powerful output
(guide number of 141
Speedlite 430EX II
ft./43m at ISO 100)
with fast recycling time. A one-touch quicklock mechanism makes it easy to attach or
detach the 430EX II from the camera, and a
metal foot has been added for strength and
durability. The flash can now be fully controlled via menu selections on the LCD
screens of compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras. Compared to its predecessor, (the
430EX), the Speedlite 430EX II is quieter and
recycle time is 20% faster. Moreover, since it
is compatible with Canon wireless E-TTL, it can
be used as an affordable “slave” unit in multiflash configurations.
Original Data Security Kit
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
The Original Data
Security Kit OSK-E3
is an optional
accessory with the
same original data
verification features as the DVK-E2
Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
plus new functions
that expand its usefulness. With the EOS-1Ds
Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III, shooting data
(including any GPS data) can be verified as
original and unaltered, as well as pixel data in
the image itself.
Image data encryption/decryption (secured
transmission) is also possible with the EOS-1Ds
Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III. Designed for
press applications, this feature will prevent
the wrongful use of images intercepted at
public events. With the OSK-E3, the images
themselves are encrypted, not just the memory
card. Encryption of images requires the use of
a registered camera with the Original Data
Security card installed. Decrypting image
files and viewing or saving them requires a
computer with OSK-E3 software and the card
installed in the included card reader, and user
authentication.
The kit consists of the Original Data
Security card, the USB reader/writer, and the
dedicated application programs (in the EOS
Digital Solution Disk). The encryption feature
can be used only with the EOS-1Ds Mark III
and EOS-1D Mark III.
This superb new EF L-series
lens features completely
redesigned optics that further
elevates performance in the
24mm class. Created in
response to demand for
superior optical characteristics—
especially at the periphery—
needed for use with ultra-high-resolution
Canon full-frame DSLR cameras, this largediameter f/1.4 design surpasses all previous
models. Lens elements have a newly-designed
anti-reflective SWC (Sub Wavelength Coating)
that departs from conventional coatings by using
an extremely fine structure that minimizes
ghosting and flaring across the lens surface,
regardless of the angle with which light enters
or exits. It also features two UD lens elements to
minimize chromatic aberrations, incorporates
rear-focusing, ultrasonic, quiet and high-speed
AF with full-time manual override. A circular
aperture provides beautiful out-of-focus detail
and offers legendary dust- and water-resistant
L-series construction using only lead-free glass.
Remote Control Options
The EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS1D Mark III are the complete
solution to professional
remote control photography. It
can be connected via a USB
2.0 Hi-Speed cable and operated directly from a personal
computer. With the WFTWireless File
Transmitter WFT-E2A
E2A, a remote trigger can be
used to fire the camera. With the WFT-E2A and
a laptop computer, a photographer can use
the Live View Function to shoot in real time
from truly amazing locations. Anything and
everything is now possible.
Direct Printing
As for the camera’s operation with Canon
printers, Canon has made four improvements
to PictBridge: faster data transfer, printing layout, printing effects, and cable disconnection
after data transfer completion. The EOS-1Ds
Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III support all of the
above as well as RAW and sRAW image printing
via PictBridge (must be RAW files taken with
either the EOS-1Ds Mark III or EOS-1D Mark III).
Any Canon or third-party PictBridge printer can
be used to print images. With RAW/sRAW +
JPEG images, the JPEG image is printed.
The [Red-eye 1] printing effect has been
added to: [Off], [On], [Vivid], [NR], [Vivid+NR],
and [Face brightener]. When [Red-eye 1] is
used for a flash shot containing red eye, the
red eye can be corrected before printing.
Direct printing to Canon SELPHY Compact
Photo printers is also possible, taking full
advantage of the options provided by PictBridge.
This is an excellent option for providing quick
“proof” prints to clients or subjects when
shooting on-location.
53
Exceptional Performance, Phenomenal Image Quality
With its superb 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, next-generation DIGIC 4 Image
Processor, high-performance AF sensor, high-resolution VGA 3.0-inch Clear View LCD
monitor, and many additional advanced features, the EOS 5D Mark II sets new standards
for image quality, responsiveness, shooting flexibility, and versatility in a DSLR ideal for
professional and serious amateur photographers alike. New capabilities, such as Full HD
The Featured Professionals
video recording and expanded Live View Function, provide expanded applications beyond
the traditional scope of DSLR cameras, creating new possibilities in professional use.
Innovative image enhancement features further ensure the highest quality image capture.
WEDDING
PHOTOJOURNALISM
DOCUMENTARY
NATURE
CELEBRITY
COMMERCIAL
Clay
Blackmore
Richard Koci
Hernandez
Joachim
Ladefoged
George Lepp
Greg
Gorman
Tyler
Stableford
Explorer of Light | PrintMaster
Explorer of Light
Explorer of Light
Explorer of Light
Stunning Stills and HD
Video with One Camera
Tools for Multimedia
Creativity
Images that Tell the Real
Story
A System with Real
Flexibility and Power
Spectacular Images,
Superb Camera Handling
Performance Under
Pressure
Clay Blackmore is a renowned
innovator in the world of wedding
photography and portraiture.
Clay’s style blends the beauty and
timelessness of classical portraiture
with the spontaneity and appeal
of photojournalism. A celebrity
and society favorite, his clients
include entertainment, sports, and
political luminaries. Clay’s camera
system of choice—Canon EOS, now
with the added HD video capture
capability—opens new doors of
creativity and opportunity.
As a multimedia artist, Richard
Koci Hernandez is extensively
involved in both still photography
and videography. The former deputy
director of multimedia at the San
Jose Mercury News, he tirelessly
explores new avenues of photojournalism, seeking innovative
approaches to storytelling. The
extensive and growing capabilities
of the EOS System—especially
the ability to capture Full HD video
with a DSLR—make Richard an
enthusiastic Canon professional.
Joachim Ladefoged has worked in
more than 50 countries, winning
international recognition for covering war, conflict, and ordinary life
around the world. The first Danish
photographer to win a first place
award at a World Press Photo
competition, he is credited with
being one of the driving forces
behind the new wave of Danish
photojournalism. Joachim’s unique
documentary style, evident in both
his still and video work, is perfectly
complemented by the EOS System.
A leader in the rapidly advancing
field of digital imaging, George
Lepp is best known as a celebrated
outdoor and nature photographer,
lecturer, and author. His passions
for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology,
and environmental responsibility
are revealed in his beautiful and
compelling photographic images.
In the EOS System, George has
found unequaled flexibility and
powerful detail capturing ability.
From personality portraits and
advertising campaigns to magazine
layouts and fine art work, Greg
Gorman has developed and
showcased a discriminating and
unique style in his profession. His
photography is timeless, and his
images paint pictures of human
nature in its infinite range. With
advanced capabilities, the EOS
System provides Greg with a
powerful, practical alternative to
medium format cameras.
Aspen photographer Tyler Stableford
has earned a worldwide clientele
for his commercial and editorial
photography. In 2005 Men’s Journal
named him one of the “World’s
Greatest Adventure Photographers”
for his work exploring Iceland’s
glacier caves. The rigors of outdoor
commercial and action/adventure
shooting demand a camera system
that delivers faultless image quality
with unequivocal ruggedness and
durability—all reasons why Tyler
shoots with the Canon EOS System.
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM
©2008 Clay Blackmore All Rights Reserved
WEDDING
Brilliant Stills,
Spectacular
Video
HDMI output for full-resolution digital transfer of HD
video to monitors, projectors, and other post-production
equipment. 72
Durable and Weather-Resistant
EOS 5D Mark II
Full-frame
CMOS Sensor
(Actual Size)
An Extraordinary Still Camera
The EOS 5D Mark II features an advanced autofocus system
that uses nine primary AF points with six supplemental assist
points around the center point. It ensures fast, accurate
AF with enhanced performance in low-light situations.
The EOS 5D Mark II also features the innovative
Highlight Tone Priority function, which takes full advantage of the imaging sensor’s wide dynamic range and
uses sophisticated exposure control and image processing to preserve greater detail in highlight areas.
The Canon 21.1-megapixel full-frame sensor combined
with the latest-technology Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
delivers images of stunning quality. Captured images
exhibit exceptionally low noise even when shooting at
higher ISO settings, making possible high-quality capture
in a wide range of available light conditions. 70
Switch from Stills to Video
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
©2008 Clay Blackmore All Rights Reserved
The full-frame sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor also
make it possible to shoot superb HD (high definition) video.
The EOS 5D Mark II can shoot Full HD video at 1920 x 1080
pixels or SD (standard definition) video at 640 x 480 pixels
with a frame rate of 30 fps. The camera provides an
The EOS 5D Mark II features a body made of magnesium
alloy making it exceptionally rigid and durable but still
sufficiently lightweight to ensure superior portability and
handling. The body is also extensively fitted with seals
and gaskets to keep out moisture and dust. The result is
a tough, dependable camera body that withstands the
rigors of professional use. 72
Canon REALiS SX80 Projector
REALiS projectors combine the brilliance and sharpness of
LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) technology with Canon
AISYS light engine technology. Native 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
resolution and sRGB support assures crisp, detailed projected images, still or video. Its HDMI input supports Full HD
(1080i/1080p) signals making it easy to view images
directly from the EOS 5D Mark II.
“
anon has gone
beyond my wildest
dreams...a camera with
amazing speed, image
quality and high ISO
capability
with low
noise...all
packaged in
a compact,
durable body and it
even does HD video.
This camera is sure
to be the stand out
camera for wedding
photography. The
future of wedding
photography is here!”
C
Clay
Blackmore
Explorer of Light
Multiflash Lighting Without Wires
Canon EX-series Speedlites make multiple-flash photography simple. A master Speedlite flash unit or transmitter
can wirelessly control an unlimited number of additional
Speedlites, creating myriad possibilities for lighting, no
matter the location. Fully adjustable master/slave output
ratios, modeling flash, and advanced Canon E-TTL II flash
exposure control make it easy to achieve the perfect lighting
every time.
59
PHOTOJOURNALISM
Video Capture
with Still-Camera
Handling
Image Quality Above All
Whether shooting stills
or video with the EOS 5D
Mark II, you press into service the most advanced Canon technologies,
designed to set new standards for performance and
quality. The full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, together
with Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, enables low-noise
image recording of unprecedented caliber. The EOS 5D
Mark II also employs precision 14-bit A/D converters to
process the output of the imaging sensor. This ensures
smoother tonal transitions and more natural gradations.
Tonal precision is further enhanced by the Highlight
Tone Priority feature to preserve greater detail in image
highlight areas. Dynamic range is effectively expanded in this
critical range of exposure, making gradations smoother
and minimizing loss of highlight detail. 70
The Full-Frame Optical Advantage
EOS Digital SLR cameras with full-frame
sensors let you use EF Lenses exactly as
you would with 35mm film SLR cameras.
Whether you are shooting stills or video with the EOS 5D
Mark II, its full-frame sensor lets you use the entire range
of superb Canon EF lenses without a conversion factor.
You thereby take full advantage of the specific optical
characteristics for which the lenses were designed. 70
Professional Dependability and Durability
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
©2008 Richard Koci Hernandez All Rights Reserved
The EOS 5D Mark II body is made of magnesium alloy,
making it exceptionally strong and durable but sufficiently
light in weight to ensure responsive
handling. The body is also extensively
fitted with seals and gaskets to keep out
moisture and dust. The result is a tough,
dependable camera body that stands up to the
demands of professional use. 72
Capture Video in
Full HD
With the EOS 5D Mark II,
shooting high-quality
video no longer
requires a separate
piece of equipment. Just
switch to video mode and shoot Full HD 1920 x 1080 or
SD video. Video is captured using the same 24 x 36mm,
full-frame image sensor, ensuring detailed, high-resolution
images. Superior video quality is further assured by
MPEG-4 recording at a high data rate, which essentially
eliminates compression artifacts and provides a smooth,
detailed image. Record sound using the convenient built-in
microphone or use the camera’s audio inputs to capture
stereo sound with an external mic.
The brilliant 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor provides
Live View Function capability in still and video shooting
modes. Its 920,000 dots/VGA resolution delivers an
exceptionally detailed view, making it a superb video
monitor for recording and playback. For full-resolution
digital signal transfer to external monitors, projectors,
and post-production equipment, the EOS 5D Mark II
includes an HDMI output port. 72
“
his camera is a
dream come true
for photojournalism.
Who knew it would be
here so fast and would
be so revolutionary.
Video with
my DSLR,
I’m in
heaven! My days as a
photojournalist carrying
around audio, video
and stills to create
compelling multimedia
just got easier. The true
‘one’ tool for visual
storytellers is here and
it’s amazing!”
T
Richard Koci
Hernandez
61
DOCUMENTARY
Lights,
Camera,
Action!
Shooting Full HD with DSLR Advantages
With more professional still photographers
taking on crossover video shooting assignments, the EOS 5D Mark II fills a growing
need. As a Canon EOS camera, you can
use the entire range of EF lenses. And because the EOS
5D Mark II features a full-frame sensor, you don’t have to
concern yourself with conversion (crop) factors. Thus
maximizing your control of factors such as depth of field.
Superb video quality is ensured by 14-bit A/D converters,
ensuring smoother tonal transitions and more natural
gradations. Tonal reproduction is further enhanced by the
Highlight Tone Priority feature, preserving greater detail in
image highlight areas. Dynamic range is effectively expanded
in this critical range of exposure, making gradations
smoother and minimizing loss of highlight detail.
The EOS 5D Mark II delivers video and still images of
stunning quality. Captured images exhibit low noise, ensuring exceptional playback clarity, detail, and color purity. It
also provides superior low-noise performance even when
shooting at higher ISO settings, making possible highquality capture in a wider range of light conditions. 70
Simplified Custom Camera
Settings
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 24–70mm f/2.8L USM
Picture Style provides a number of
presets that eliminate the need to
make numerous individual changes to camera settings.
The EOS 5D Mark II provides six factory preset styles and
three additional custom presets. The Picture Style you
select for the Live View mode is used for video recording.
Therefore, all settings registered in that Picture style—
such as sharpness, color saturation, etc.—will be reflected
in the captured video footage. 74
Tough and Dependable
The EOS 5D Mark II body
is made of magnesium
alloy, making it exceptionally strong and durable,
yet lightweight. The body
is also extensively fitted with seals and gaskets to keep
out moisture and dust. Rugged build quality is augmented by the latest-generation Canon Self Cleaning Sensor
Unit removing dust on the imaging sensor using ultrasonic vibration. A new fluorite coating on the front surface low-pass filter also helps prevent the accumulation
of sticky and moist dust particles. 72
“
camera that
meets the needs of
today’s photographers.
A small step for man,
a giant step for photographers.
A camera
that ‘moves’
the ‘still’
world.”
A
Joachim
Ladefoged
Rapid, Responsive Still Shooting
A high-performance shutter assembly, fast autofocus system, advanced CMOS sensor, and
state-of-the-art DIGIC 4 Image Processor combine to
make the EOS 5D Mark II a nimble, responsive camera.
Despite the huge amount of data associated with 14-bit,
21.1-megapixel image capture, the EOS 5D Mark II can
shoot continuously at 3.9 fps. Shooting speed is also
enhanced by UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) CF cards
compatibility, which enables you to use the newer, faster
UDMA CF cards. 71
©2008 Joachim Ladefoged All Rights Reserved
63
NATURE
Exceptional
Image Quality,
Unmatched
Versatility
Spectacular High-Resolution Capture
Big, Bright, Clear View LCD Monitor
The EOS 5D Mark II incorporates a 21.1megapixel full-frame sensor that delivers
still and video images of exceptional low
noise and are unsurpassed in clarity, detail, and color
purity. The full-frame sensor enables you to use the entire
range of Canon EF lenses with no need for conversion factors.
For enhanced tonal reproduction, the EOS 5D Mark II
incorporates Highlight Tone Priority, making gradations
smoother and minimizing loss of highlight detail.
The EOS 5D Mark II also features Lens Peripheral
Illumination Correction, which automatically corrects for
light fall-off at the corners. Using a database of EF lenses,
this corrective system works automatically at the time of
capture when shooting JPEGs. With RAW images, the same
correction can be performed using Canon DPP software.
Another image enhancement features the Auto Lighting
Optimizer, it automatically adjusts brightness and contrast
during image processing. 74
A 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitor
provides a large, bright, highly detailed display. The
increased resolution makes it possible to view images
with far greater detail and enhances the Live View
Function capabilities. 73
Rugged Dependability
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM
©2008 George Lepp All Rights Reserved
The EOS 5D Mark II body is
made of lightweight magnesium alloy, making it easy to handle and transport without
sacrificing strength and durability. The body is also highly
weather resistant thanks to the extensive use of seals
and gaskets to keep out moisture and dust. The weatherresistant design is complemented by the latest-generation
Canon Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. Part of the EOS Integrated
Cleaning System, it removes dust on the imaging sensor
using ultrasonic vibration. 72
HDMI Output
The camera provides an HDMI output for full-resolution
digital transfer of Full HD video to monitors, Canon
REALiS projectors, and post-production equipment.
Advanced Flash Photography
The EOS 5D Mark II is fully compatible with the Canon
Speedlite flash system. There are versatile solutions for
macro photography such as the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX,
which features twin circular flash tubes that can be fired
at equal or uneven power at ratios that can be varied
over a six-stop range. The Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX provides a different, directional option for close-up, nature,
and macro photography. With either macro flash unit,
one or more compatible EX-series Speedlites can be
used as wireless slaves for creative lighting solutions.
Canon E-TTL II flash exposure control uses the camera’s evaluative metering sensor—the same sensor that
reads ambient light. This sophisticated system compares
light values and accurately calculates the flash output
required for optimum illumination of the main subject
and background. It ensures balanced, natural lighting,
for example, when using fill flash.
“
his is a great
camera for outdoor/
nature photographers!
Its lightweight but
sturdy body is easy to
handle
and perfect for
field work.
The 21.1megapixel full-frame
sensor captures every
detail of the landscape.
The large, high-resolution LCD monitor with
Live View is a real
benefit for previewing
images in the field.
I’m especially excited
about the high-definition video capabilities,
a feature that makes
this camera one of the
most innovative and
versatile creative tools
I’ve seen yet.”
T
George Lepp
Explorer of Light | PrintMaster
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CELEBRITY
The New Studio
Alternative to
Medium Format
Richly Detailed, 21.1-Megapixel Image Recording
High-resolution imaging is a primary reason
medium format digital cameras are popular
among studio photographers. With Canon
EOS high-megapixel full-frame cameras, many professionals
are rethinking their camera system choice for studio
work. Noise is exceedingly low, ensuring captures of
unsurpassed clarity, detail, and color purity. Moreover,
the EOS 5D Mark II is supported by the entire range of
Canon EF lenses, a comprehensive system of optics with
no equal in the medium format world.
WFT-E4A Wireless
File Transmitter
The WFT-E4A provides
added camera handling
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
versatility while providing
advanced wireless file transfer and networking functionality.
Attached to the camera, the WFT-E4A serves as a vertical
grip, duplicating basic camera controls for easier vertical
shooting. It provides wireless network connectivity, enabling
various “tethered” shooting options, such as remote
viewing for studio clients. The WFT-E4A also has a USB
port that can be connected to an external storage device,
multiplying the camera’s recording media options. 75
Easy Camera Handling
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/4L IS USM
The EOS 5D Mark II offers many advantages of medium
format cameras, such as high-resolution image capture
and high image quality. The big difference, of course, is
that the EOS 5D Mark II is a Canon EOS SLR. The camera
handling is responsive and system support is unequaled.
High-Resolution Live View Function Capability
A 3.0-inch Clear View
LCD (920,000
dots/VGA) displays
large, detailed
images, enhancing
the camera’s Live
View shooting and
image playback capabilities. The EOS 5D Mark II also
provides an HDMI output, which enables full-resolution
digital transfer of Live View Function and playback
images to in-studio HD monitors and projectors. 73
Fast-Response Shooting
The EOS 5D Mark II incorporates a
new high-performance shutter
assembly, fast autofocus system,
advanced CMOS sensor, and stateof-the-art DIGIC 4 Image Processor.
The combination of these technologies boosts camera
performance, enabling continuous shooting at 3.9 fps
despite the huge amount of data associated with 21.1megapixel image capture. Camera response is also
enhanced by UDMA compatibility, which enables you to
use the newer, faster UDMA CF cards. 70
“
aving always
been a big fan of
the EOS 5D, the new
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
is an astounding step
forward
with its
21.1megapixel
resolution
full-frame sensor,
superb image quality
and 3.0-inch VGA
LCD monitor in a
compact, durable
body. Now with the
ability to record High
Definition Video—what
more could anyone
ask for?”
H
Greg
Gorman
Explorer of Light
Opera singer, Plácido Domingo
©2008 Greg Gorman All Rights Reserved
67
ADVERTISING
Engineered to
Let You Stay
with the
Action
Dependable Performance
without the Extra Weight
The EOS 5D Mark II might be
light in weight, but it’s a
“heavyweight” when it comes
to professional features and performance. The camera
body is made of magnesium alloy, making it exceptionally strong and durable. The use of this advanced alloy,
however, ensures weight is kept to a minimum, resulting
in a camera that can be handled with ease and won’t
slow you down. The body is also extensively fitted with
seals and gaskets to keep out moisture and dust. The
result is a tough, dependable camera body that stands
up to the demands of professional use. 72
superior low-noise performance even when shooting at
higher ISO settings, enabling the use of faster shutter
speeds often needed in action photography. 70
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Photographers who must change
lenses in dusty environments
will appreciate the latest-generation Canon Self Cleaning
Sensor Unit. Part of the EOS Integrated Cleaning System,
which uses both mechanical and software methods to
effectively deal with dust accumulation on the imaging
sensor, this newly designed self-cleaning unit employs
an improved ultrasonic vibration mechanism and a new
fluorite coating on the front surface low-pass filter that
better repels sticky and moist dust particles. 72
Remarkable Shooting Speed
A high-performance shutter
assembly, fast autofocus system,
advanced CMOS sensor design, and
state-of-the-art DIGIC 4 Image Processor combine to
deliver crisp camera response and fast continuous
shooting speeds. The EOS 5D Mark II shoots at 3.9 fps
despite the huge amount of data associated with
21.1-megapixel image capture. 72
Large, High-Resolution LCD Monitor
A 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor with significantly
increased resolution (920,000 dots/VGA) makes it possible
to view images with far greater detail. The large overall size
makes the display easier to use and more informative than
ever. The screen’s superior brightness ensures excellent
viewing ability even in bright outdoor conditions. A built-in
ambient light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness as needed. 73
Astounding Image Quality
Camera: EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
©2008 Tyler Stableford All Rights Reserved
The new Canon 21.1-megapixel full-frame sensor combined with the latest-technology Canon DIGIC 4 Image
Processor delivers the highest-quality image capture with
exceptionally low noise. The EOS 5D Mark II maintains its
“
hen I’m shooting
on a rock wall
or a mountainside, I
want to be able to
capture world-class
images
with the
lightest
possible
equipment.
For this shot, I used
Canon’s EF 14mm
f/2.8L II USM lens to
capture both Jessa and
the beautiful alpine
environment. The EOS 5D
Mark II’s high-definition video capabilities
revolutionize the way
I work. With web and
multimedia presentations
playing crucial roles
in our profession,
capturing high-quality
video alongside stills
is more important
than ever.”
W
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BEYOND THE BROCHURE
www.usa.canon.com/beyondthebrochure
Tyler
Stableford
Explorer of Light
69
TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Technologies Matching High
Expectations
Overview:
A New-Generation High-Performance
Full-Frame DSLR
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is an exceptional
digital SLR, perfect for professional photographers as well as serious digital photography
enthusiasts seeking a camera a cut above typical offerings. Featuring a newly developed
Canon 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor,
the latest-generation Canon DIGIC 4 Image
Processor, 14-bit A/D conversion, and numerous
performance enhancements, the EOS 5D Mark II
delivers outstanding image capture capability
while expanding traditional DSLR functionality.
Image Quality
24.0 mm
Newly Developed
Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
36.0 mm
EOS 5D Mark II Full-frame
CMOS Sensor (Actual Size)
The EOS 5D Mark II incorporates the newest
Canon CMOS sensor, which delivers an imaging
resolution of approximately 21.1 effective
megapixels. The recording area of the sensor
is 36.0 x 24.0mm, which is equivalent to the
full-frame size of the 35mm film format.
Compared to typical smaller digital camera
sensors, the Canon full-frame sensor can
accommodate a tremendous pixel count while
maintaining a larger individual pixel site size
for superior light gathering characteristics.
Moreover, full-frame sensors enable photographers to take full advantage of the entire range
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of superb Canon EF lenses without a conversion
factor. That means lenses perform at their best,
making optimal use of the specific optical characteristics for which they were designed. This
is an important benefit for photographers who
have sizable EF lens collections.
sizes but also provides unprecedented image
cropping flexibility. In many professional applications, the EOS 5D Mark II makes it unnecessary to use medium-format cameras to capture
sufficient image detail.
Advanced 14-bit A/D Conversion
Next-Generation DIGIC 4
Image Processor
The Canon
DIGIC Image
Processor is a high-performance imaging
engine that has been a
major distinguishing
feature of Canon digital cameras. Designed
and manufactured by Canon, the DIGIC Image
Processor features proprietary algorithms and
high-speed signal processing, delivering superb
image detail, natural color reproduction,
superior camera responsiveness, and reduced
power consumption. Successive generations
of Canon DIGIC technology have brought about
steady improvement in processing speed and
image quality, providing the necessary power
to deal with the increased volume of data
generated by imaging sensors of ever-increasing
pixel dimensions.
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor in the EOS 5D
Mark II incorporates the latest Canon technologies, elevating imaging performance to
unprecedented heights. While retaining all of
the best features of its predecessors, the
DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures the most natural color reproduction and handles the highresolution data from the 21.1-megapixel CMOS
sensor at the high speeds required to assure
instantaneous camera response.
Moreover, the DIGIC 4 Image Processor
makes possible, for the first time, uniquely
advanced features, such as HD video recording,
Live View Function with face detection AF, and
Auto Lighting Optimizer (all described later).
The extra power of the DIGIC 4 Image
Processor enables far greater precision in the
analog-to-digital conversion of the data from
the CMOS sensor. The EOS 5D Mark II improves
A/D conversion from 12 to 14 bits per channel,
that tonal gradations for RAW images are now
represented by 16,384 separate levels per
channel rather than 4,096. When saved as a
16-bit TIFF image, the image retains the full
range of tones captured at 14 bits. Also, JPEG
images, at 8 bits per color channel, are generated from the 14-bit data. Artifacts related
to limited dynamic range, such as tonal skipping and highlight clipping, are thereby
reduced substantially, improving gradation,
detail, and overall image quality.
Exceptional ISO Range
The superior design of the EOS 5D Mark II
CMOS sensor has advanced image capture
capabilities and improved sensitivity.
Combined with the sophisticated performance
ISO Seed Range
50 L
100 - 6400
H1 H2 25600
of the DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the EOS 5D
Mark II delivers the widest ISO range to date in
a Canon EOS Digital SLR—a remarkable
100–6400 in standard mode, selectable in
1/3-stop increments. In extended range mode,
the available ISO settings are 50, 12800 and
25600. More importantly, the combined
low-noise performance of the sensor and
image processor makes the higher ISO settings
usable in real-world shooting situations.
The 21.1-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor
captures images with extraordinary detail
and acuity. The generous pixel dimensions
(5616 x 3744) not only assures uncompromised image quality at enormous print output
New RAW Recording Options
RAW capture is a must for photographers who
wish to maintain maximum control over their
images using a variety of post-processing
options. The EOS 5D Mark II augments traditional RAW recording by providing three RAW
capture modes. The standard RAW mode
provides a maximum resolusion of 5616 x
3744 pixels (approximately 21 megapixel)
image. The new sRAW1 and sRAW2 modes
capture at 3861 x 2574 (approx. 10 megapixles)
and 2784 x 1856 (approx. 5.2 megapixels)
pixels, respectively. These new RAW recording
options greatly enhance shooting flexibility,
enabling the photographer to select pixel
dimensions appropriate to the assignment
and reducing file sizes whenever possible to
streamline processing.
File Size
Pixels
[Approx. MB/
Image Size [Approx.MB]
Shot]
L1
L2
JPEG
M1
M2
S1
S2
S RAW 1
The EOS 5D Mark II CMOS sensor features the
latest-generation on-chip noise-reduction technology. To achieve its remarkable performance,
this design incorporates a novel feed-through
output amp that ensures both high speed capture and low noise. Noise is further reduced by
Performance: Precision
and Speed
Fast, Accurate, Autofocus
The EOS 5D Mark
II features outstanding autofocus performance,
a hallmark of EOS
AF Sensor
SLR cameras.
Nine AF points
make it easier to
lock onto subjects, even if they
are not centered
in the composif/5.6-sensitive sensor
f/2.8-sensitive sensor
AF Sensor Configuration
tion. There are
also six supplemental assist points around
the center AF point, which can significantly
improve focus tracking accuracy with moving
subjects when using the AI Servo AF mode.
Three of the center AF points are sensitive at
f/2.8, which enhances available light autofocus performance.
Moreover, the EOS 5D Mark II autofocus
system incorporates an advanced automatic
compensation system that virtually eliminates
the focusing errors that can occur with different
light sources. By sensing the spectral characteristics of the scene’s lighting and automatically
making appropriate adjustments, this AF system
ensures greater focusing precision, especially
when shooting in artificial light.
For shooting situations that call for manual
Recording Quality Specifications: EOS 5D Mark II
RAW
Outstanding Low-Noise Performance
High-Resolution Image Capture
an improved manufacturing process, an optimized pixel amp, and an optimized reading
circuit.
Superior image quality is also ensure by an
improved noise reduction system, which can be
used for long exposures and high-ISO shooting.
A Custom Function can be used to select automatic noise reduction with long exposures.
Similarly, a Custom Function enables the photographer to fine-tune the degree to which noise
reduction is applied when shooting at high ISO
settings. New on the EOS 5D Mark II is the ability to select all but the strongest noise reduction
setting without adversely affecting the maximum burst shooting speed in continuous mode.
S RAW 2
RAW+L1
RAW+L2
RAW+M1
RAW+M2
Possible
Shots
[Approx.]
Maximum Printing Size
Burst
[Inch]
[Approx.]
File Size
Pixels
[Approx. MB/
Image Size [Approx.MB]
Shot]
Possible
Shots
[Approx.]
16.5x23.4
or larger
RAW+S1
25.8 + 2.1
66
8 (8)
25.8 + 1.0
69
8 (8)
Around
11.7x16.5
S RAW1+L1
14.8 + 6.1
89
8 (8)
14.8 + 3.0
100
8 (8)
Around
8.3x11.7
S RAW1+M1
14.8 + 3.6
100
8 (8)
14.8 + 1.9
110
8 (8)
16.5x23.4
or larger
Around
11.7x16.5
Around
8.3x11.7
RAW: 16.5x23.4
or larger
JPEG: 16.5x23.4
or larger
RAW: 16.5x23.4
or larger
JPEG: Around
11.7x16.5
S RAW1+S1
10.00
(3861 x 2574)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
10.00
(3861 x 2574)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
10.00
(3861 x 2574)
11.10
(4080 x 2720)
10.00
(3861 x 2574)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
11.10
(4080 x 2720)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
14.8 + 2.1
110
8 (8)
14.8 + 1.0
110
8 (8)
10.8 + 6.1
110
8 (8)
10.8 + 3.0
130
8 (8)
10.8 + 3.6
130
8 (8)
10.8 + 1.9
140
8 (8)
10.8 + 2.1
140
8 (8)
10.8 + 1.0
150
8 (8)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
6.1
310
78 (310*)
3.0
610
610* (610*)
11.10
(4080 x 2720)
3.6
510
330 (510*)
1.9
990
990* (990*)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
2.1
910
910* (910*)
1.0
1680
1680* (1680*)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
10.00
(3861 x 2574)
5.20
(2784 x 1856)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
21.00
(5616 x 3744)
11.10
(4080 x 2720)
25.8
72
13 (14)
14.8
120
15 (15)
10.8
170
20 (20)
25.8 + 6.1
57
8 (8)
25.8 + 3.0
64
8 (8)
25.8 + 3.6
62
8 (8)
25.8 + 1.9
67
8 (8)
RAW+S2
S RAW1+L2
S RAW1+M2
S RAW1+S2
S RAW2+L1
S RAW2+L2
S RAW2+M1
S RAW2+M2
S RAW2+S1
S RAW2+S2
Maximum Printing Size
Burst
[Inch]
[Approx.]
RAW: 16.5x23.4
or larger
JPEG: Around
8.3x11.7
sRAW1: Around
11.7x16.5
JPEG: 16.5x23.4
or larger
sRAW1: Around
11.7x16.5
JPEG: Around
11.7x16.5
sRAW1: Around
11.7x16.5
JPEG: Around
8.3x11.7
sRAW1: Around
8.3x11.7
JPEG: 16.5x23.4
or larger
sRAW1: Around
8.3x11.7
JPEG: Around
11.7x16.5
sRAW1: Around
8.3x11.7
JPEG: Around
8.3x11.7
The number of possible shots and maximum burst are based on Canon’s testing standards and a 2GB CF card. Under Maximum burst, the
number in parentheses is the maximum burst with a UDMA-compatible 2GB CF card used in Canon’s testing standards. JPEG L1, ISO 100,
Picture Style: Standard, Custom Function: Default settings. The actual file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will vary
depending on the subject, memory card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Function settings, etc.
* Shooting is possible until the card becomes full.
AF point selection, a quick press of the AF point
selection button on the EOS 5D Mark II enables
the user to quickly make a choice, using the
Multi-controller, Main Dial, or Quick Control
Dial. As with other EOS cameras, multiple AF
modes are provided: One-Shot AF, AI Focus AF,
and AI Servo AF. As with the EOS-1 series cameras,
the EOS 5D Mark II has a dedicated AF Start button.
AF microadjustment can be performed globally (for all lenses) or individually for each lens
in a photographer’s arsenal. Up to 20 lenses
can be programmed for AF microadjustment.
Rapid Continuous Shooting Speed
A new high-performance shutter assembly, the
fast autofocus system, the advanced CMOS
sensor, and the state-of-the-art DIGIC 4
Image Processor combine to endow the EOS
5D Mark II with outstanding responsiveness
and shooting speed. Despite the huge data
handling requirements associated with 21.1megapixel image capure, the EOS 5D Mark II
can shoot continuously at 3.9 fps. It can also
capture up to 78 consecutive full-resolution
JPEG images or up to 13 RAW images in a single continuous burst.
Superb Exposure Control
The EOS 5D Mark II incorporates a sophisticated
35-zone metering sensor linked to the nine AF
points. The following metering modes are
provided: evaluative, partial, spot, and centerweighted average. Partial metering reads
approximately 8% of the viewfinder and spot
metering reads approximately 3.5%. With the
optimized 35-zone metering sensor and
improved algorithms, the EOS 5D Mark II provides more consistent and correct ambient
and flash exposures in a wider variety of
difficult shooting situations.
A new shooting mode has been added to
the Mode Dial: Creative Auto (CA). It starts with
same settings as the Full Auto mode, but it
enables frequently used functions to be modified easily. Ideal for less experienced shooters
who nonetheless desire a measure of custom
control, Creative Auto provides a basic guide at
the bottom of the LCD monitor. Adjustments
can also be made via a single screen that display all modifiable parameters.
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TECHNOLOGY
Full HD Video Recording
New Video Shooting Capability
Still photographers who also need to capture
motion picture video will find the video recording capabilities of the EOS 5D Mark II highly
useful, often eliminating the need to carry a
separate camcorder. The EOS 5D Mark II can
shoot video at Full HD (High Definition) at
1920 x 1080 pixels or SD (Standard Definition)
at 640 x 480 pixels. The frame rate is 30 fps.
To begin video shooting, the user simply
presses the SET button while the camera is in
Live View mode. Pressing SET again ends
recording. The maximum file size of individual
video clips is 4GB. This works out to approximately 12 minutes of footage when shooting
in HD, and 24 minutes shooting SD. There is
no real delay before being able to start the
next new video clip, and the only limit to the
number of clips you can shoot is the size of
your memory card. Videos are recorded as
MOV files (with MPEG-4 compression), and the
sound is recorded using uncompressed linear
PCM (pulse code modulation).
The Picture Style selected for the Live View
mode is used for video recording. Thus,
adjustments to a Picture style — such as
sharpness, color saturation, etc. — will be
reflected in the captured video footage.
Focus is performed prior to the start of
video recording. As with still shooting, the
user can focus manually or use one of three AF
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modes. Focus can be reacquired in the midst
of video shooting using the AF Start button.
Program AE is used for exposure control with
all video recording. The image sensor is used
for metering, and exposure is calculated in
real time using an evaluative algorithm.
A built-in microphone below the camera
nameplate records monaural sound. Stereo
recording is possible with an external stereo
microphone connected to the camera’s mic
input connector (a
standard 3.5mm
stereo jack). Audio
levels are automatically adjusted
whether recording
with the built-in or
an external microphone.
Still photos can
be captured at any
time during video
recording simply
by pressing the
shutter release
button. The photo
is captured at the currently active still image
quality settings. Video recording is momentarily interrupted while a still photo is being captured; the Live View Function returns and
video recording automatically resumes as
soon as the still capture is completed.
Still photo shooting during video recording
(conceptual diagram)
*(1) - (4) indicates the recording sequence
CF card
(2) (3)
(4)
(1)
Video file
Still photo file
Pressed Recording completed
completely live video reappears
Video
Still display
Video
Approx. 1 sec.
Video can be played back on the EOS 5D
Mark II LCD monitor with sound reproduced via
a built-in speaker located to the right of the
viewfinder eyepiece. Playback options include
standard and slow motion replay (with variable
speed) and various still-frame capabilities.
Rugged, Durable Design
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit Construction Diagram
Professional Features
Sealing material
Piezoelectric
element
Magnesium-Alloy Body
High-Resolution 3.0” Clear View LCD
Monitor
Low-pass filter -2
CMOS sensor
Phaser layer
Infrared-absorption glass
Low-pass filter -1
Support material
Magnesium Alloy Chassis
Magnesium alloy is known for its excellent
strength-to-weight ratio. Because the EOS 5D
Mark II body is constructed of magnesium
alloy, the camera is exceptionally rigid and
durable while maintaining a light weight that
promotes superior portability and handling.
The magnesium alloy also functions as an
electromagnetic shield, providing added data
protection. Above all, the EOS 5D Mark II is
built to withstand heavy-duty use, providing
reliable long-term performance even under
harsh conditions.
New Shutter, Tested to 150,000 Cycles
The EOS 5D Mark II
shutter assembly
features superior
durability and
advanced capabilities.
Shutter unit
It is rated for 150,000
shutter cycles, a durability rating surpassed
only by the EOS-1 series digital SLR cameras.
It also continues to ensure high precision and
outstanding performance, providing a maximum
shutter speed of 1/8000 second, x-sync at
1/200 second, and continuous shooting
speeds of up to 3.9 fps with a full-frame sensor.
The refined design of the shutter also enables
the camera’s extensive Live View shooting
capabilities.
Improved EOS
Integrated Cleaning
System
Professional photographers, especially those
Self Cleaning
Sensor Unit
who must change lenses in dusty environments,
have universally praised the Canon EOS
Integrated Cleaning System. It uses both
mechanical and software methods to effectively
deal with dust accumulation on the imaging
sensor. Dust that settles on the sensor surface
is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This
self-cleaning routine is automatically activated
whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It
can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor collects the
loosened dust. Moreover, by shooting a plain
white subject, the photographer can acquire
dust delete data that is transmitted along with
the image (whether JPEG or RAW). Canon
Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software can
then be used to manually or automatically
erase the dust spots, potentially saving a
tremendous amount of time in post-processing.
The EOS 5D Mark II incorporates the latestgeneration Integrated Cleaning System. The
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is newly designed,
optimized for the EOS 5D Mark II’s full-frame
sensor and improved with a more effective
ultrasonic vibration mechanism. The low-pass
filter on the front
LPF Construction
surface also has
Dichroic mirror
(Reflects infrared rays)
a new fluorine
Infrared-absorbing glass
coating, which
has a high resistance to dust
adhesion. Sticky
CMOS
sensor
and moist dust
particles, which
have always been
difficult to loosen
by vibration
Low-pass filter -2
(Separates image in
alone, are now
vertical direction)
Phaser layer
(Converts linear polarized
more effectively
light into circular polarized light)
Low-pass filter -1
moved.
(Separates image in
horizontal direction)
A new high-performance LCD monitor provides
large, detailed image and informational display.
The brilliant 3.0-inch Clear View LCD features
approximately 920,000 dots, providing 100%
image area coverage and a wide viewing angle
of 170° (both vertically and horizontally).
Superior brightness ensures excellent viewing
ability even in bright outdoor conditions. A
built-in light sensor below the monitor is used
to automatically adjust screen brightness to
suit the ambient light conditions. Automatic
adjustment selects dark, standard, or bright,
however, the user can choose manual adjustment over a range of seven brightness levels.
The increased resolution of the LCD monitor makes it possible to view images with far
greater detail, making it easier for shooting
judgments and camera adjustments, especially when using the Live View Function. The large
size and pixel dimensions make the LCD easier
to use and more informative than ever.
The screen also features a new panel coating
that is more smudge resistant and provides
superior anti-reflection and water-repellent
properties. The monitor can thus be viewed
more clearly in a greater variety of shooting
situations.
Coating Layers on LCD Monitor
Dirt-resistant
fluorine coat
Sunlight
Anti-reflection coat
Reflected
light
Scratch-resistant
hard coat
Resin cover
Anti-reflection coat
Anti-reflection coat
LCD panel
Expanded Live View Function
Capabilities
The EOS 5D Mark II enables the LCD monitor to
be used for Live View Function in all capture
modes, whether shooting still photos or
movies in Full HD or SD. Live View Function
settings can be accessed via a centralized
function screen for easier use.
Via the Function screen, the user can enable
or disable the Live
View Function and
choose whether to
use it for stills
only or for both
stills and movies.
Live View Setting Screen
In Live View mode,
the camera uses
evaluative metering via the image
sensor. Most
shooting options—
such as drive
Screen Display Setting Screen
mode, ISO speed,
Picture Style,
white balance,
and AF mode (see
right)—can be
selected while in
Live View Function.
AF Mode Screen
Three screen settings automatically adjust
display brightness to suit the mode of operation. The Still Display setting makes the Live
View image easier to see with standard still
exposures. The image is shown at maximum
lens aperture unless the depth-of-field preview
button is pressed, in which case Live View
image simulates the actual picture brightness
as well as the depth of field. The Exposure
Simulation setting provides a preview of
expected changes to the capture image when
shutter speed or aperture changes are made
or exposure compensation is used. The Movie
Display setting provides optimal brightness for
video shooting. The video capture frame is
indicated by a semi-transparent mask superimposed on the screen area, showing the
video recording field of view and aspect ratio.
The Movie Display setting is automatically
selected during any video shooting.
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For still shooting, the EOS 5D Mark II’s Live
View Function provides a choice of three AF
modes. In Quick mode, the AF sensor is used
for phase-difference detection. One-Shot AF is
automatically selected, and the user can
select an AF point even while the image in Live
View Function is displayed. When the AF Start
button is pressed, the mirror goes down,
momentarily interrupting the live display. After
autofocus has executed, the mirror flips up
automatically and the image in Live View
Function is restored. The Live mode uses the
image sensor to perform contrast-detection AF.
The multicontroller can be used to select the
AF point, and the AF Start button initiates
autofocus. The Face Detection Live mode uses
contrast AF to detect the human face. If multiple
faces are detected, the face closest to the
center and/or the largest face is automatically
selected as the autofocus point. The photographer can use the multicontroller to select a different face for AF as desired.
A Grid Display can be superimposed during
Live View Function to aid in composition. There
are two grid choices: two horizontal and two
vertical or five vertical and three horizontal lines.
The EOS 5D Mark II also provides Silent
Shooting options that can be used during Live
View Function. The CMOS sensor features an
electronic first-curtain shutter function, enabling
exposures to be made while the mechanical
shutter is open. This significantly reduces
shutter noise, making it possible to shoot in
situations that demand quiet camera operation.
Highlight Tone Priority
Activated via a Custom Function on the EOS 5D
Mark II, the Highlight Tone Priority feature
employs advanced exposure and processing
algorithms, taking advantage of the sensor’s
increased dynamic range to preserve greater
detail in image highlight areas—a perennial
problem for digital photographers, especially
in bright sunlight or contrasty studio lighting.
This feature extends the usable capture range
of highlights by about one stop and improves
gradation within highlight areas. By expanding
the range from the correct exposure level (18%
gray) to the maximum allowable highlight
level, the gradation from the grays to the high-
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lights becomes smoother and loss in highlight
detail is minimized. Depending on shooting
conditions, noise in the shadow areas may
increase slightly.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
When shooting with the EOS 5D Mark II, the
photographer can use the Auto Lighting
Optimizer to automatically adjust brightness
and contrast during image processing. This
process can dramatically improve the tonal
qualities of an image, providing a more pleasing rendition and greater visual impact. It is
automatically selected when shooting in the
Full Auto or Creative Auto mode. In all other
shooting modes, the user can select standard,
weak, or strong processing as well as an
option to disable.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
This powerful feature automatically
corrects for light
fall-off at the four
corners of an
image with many
Peripheral Illumination
lenses. Since
Correction Screen
peripheral illumination characteristics vary for each lens, this
corrective system relies on a registered database. With JPEG images, the correction is performed in-camera at the time of capture. With
RAW images, the same correction can be performed post-capture using Canon DPP software.
The EOS 5D Mark II includes pre-registered data
for approximately 30 Canon EF Lenses. The
camera can, however, store correction data for
about 40 EF Lenses. Lens data can be added or
deleted using the EOS Utility. When enabling
the correction feature, the user will be informed
whether or not data for the lens in use has been
registered in the camera. When the feature is
enabled, correction is automatically applied
whenever there is corresponding data for the
attached lens.
Picture Style Presets
The myriad features and settings available to
the digital SLR user can be daunting. Even the
most proficient professional might occasionally
have doubts as to whether all of the camera
settings are optimal for the shot.
The ingenious
Canon Picture
Style feature
comes to the resPicture Style Screen
cue, providing a
number of user-friendly presets that eliminate
the need to make numerous individual
changes to camera settings. They enable the
photographer to make optimal choices based
simply on the type of shooting. The EOS 5D
Mark II provides six factory preset styles and
enables the user to program three additional
custom presets.
1. Standard – For crisp, clean images with
good sharpness and vivid color reproduction—ideal for general shooting, requiring
little to no post-processing.
2. Portrait – Color settings are optimized for
pleasing skin tone reproduction. Slightly
weaker sharpening than the Standard mode
yields more natural skin and hair detail.
3. Landscape – Color settings are optimized
for deep blues and greens for more saturated skies and greenery. Slightly stronger
sharpening than the Standard mode yields
more crisply defined image elements, such
as mountains, trees, and buildings.
4. Neutral – Provides natural color reproduction with no in-camera sharpening
applied—a good choice for images that will
be post-processed.
5. Faithful – Delivers the most accurate color
rendition when shooting under 5200K lighting. No in-camera sharpening is applied.
6. Monochrome – All parameters are optimized for black-and-white photography.
Modifiable parameters in Picture Styles
include sharpness, contrast, color saturation,
color tone, filter effect, and toning effect. To
create a custom Picture Style, the user can
start with one of the base style presets above
and modify it before saving as a user defined
preset; or, for even greater creative control,
use the included Picture Style Editor software to
create a specific and unique user defined style.
Recording Media Versatility
In addition to capturing to CF cards, the EOS
5D Mark II can record to any external medium using a USB interface—such as a USB hard
drive—via the optional Wireless File
Transmitter WFT-E4A. In Standard recording
mode, the camera records to the inserted CF
card. In Automatic Switching mode, the camera
will automatically switch to a second connected
medium when the first medium becomes full
to ensure uninterrupted shooting. Using the
Separate recording mode, the user can assign
different media to record images with different
recording quality (e.g., simultaneous JPEG and
RAW capture, each on its own dedicated medium).
Multiple recording mode puts simultaneous
identical image files on primary and secondary
recording media. At any time after capture, the
user can back up recorded images from one
medium to another.
UDMA Recording
The EOS 5D Mark II is fully compatible with the
UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) CF cards,
which provide faster write/read performance.
Important Capture Information
Every image captured is accompanied by important
peripheral information, including
the photographer’s and copyright holder’s names. This information is added to the EXIF data, which are
recorded with each image. The EOS 5D Mark II
enables the information to be checked and, if
desired, deleted. Moreover, the information
can be edited and registered to the camera
using the EOS Utility.
Terminals
PC terminal
Remote control terminal
External microphone input
terminal
Audio/video OUT terminal
Digital terminal (USB)
HDMI OUT terminal
System Accessories for
Enhanced Versatility and
Capability
and recharge performance. Each
LP-E6 pack has a
unique embedded
serial number, and
up to six packs
Battery Information Screen
can be registered
with the EOS 5D
Mark II. This
makes it possible
to keep track of
usage history and
performance,
Battery History Screen
information which
can be read on the camera’s display.
Battery Grip BG-E6
5D Mark III with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
The WFT-E4A gives the EOS 5D Mark II body
added handling versatility while providing
wireless file transfer and networking functionality. Attached to the camera, the WFT-E4A
serves as a vertical grip, duplicating basic
camera controls for easier vertical shooting. It
provides wired or
wireless network
connectivity, and
its USB port can
be connected to
an external storWi-Fi Protected Setup Screen
age device, multiplying the camera’s recording media options.
The unit is powered by one LP-E6 lithium-ion
battery (see below), the power from which is
not used to augment the camera’s own power
supply in any way.
New High-Capacity LP-E6 Battery Pack
Although about the
same size as previous
battery packs, the
new LP-E6 lithium-ion
battery features significantly boosted
capacity (1800mAh).
It also incorporates an information transmission feature, which enables photographers to
more accurately assess remaining capacity
A dedicated battery grip for the EOS 5D Mark
II, the BG-E6 houses two LP-E6 Battery Packs.
With the Battery Magazine BGM-E6, six AA/LR6
alkaline batteries can be used as an alternate
power source. For easier vertical shooting, the
BG-E6 duplicates the following camera controls:
shutter release, main dial, AF point selection
control, AE lock button, and AF Start button.
The vertical camera controls on the grip can
also be disabled using the on/off switch.
New Focusing
Screens
In addition to the Eg-A
Precision Matte screen,
which is standard equipment on the EOS 5D
Mark II, photographers
can choose from two
additional optional
focusing screens: the
Eg-D Precision Matte
with Grid and Eg-S Super
Precision Matte.
Eg-S
Eg-D
Eg-A
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The Featured Professionals
WEDDING
TRAVEL
COMMERCIAL
Hanson
Fong
Lewis
Kemper
Douglas
Kirkland
Explorer of Light
Explorer of Light
Explorer of Light
An Affordable DSLR for Demanding Photographers
Putting the System to
Work
A remarkable combination of imaging performance, high-speed shooting capability,
Hanson Fong is recognized as
one of the premier wedding photographers in the industry today.
His work has been displayed in
prestigious venues, such as the
Hall of Fame and the Epcot Center.
He has lectured at every major
school of photography across
America and his work has received
high critical acclaim throughout
the world. The tremendous versatility and solid dependability of
the EOS System make it Hanson’s
professional workhorse.
advanced features, and a compact smooth-handling design, the EOS 50D answers the
call for a wide range of photographers, including professionals and serious enthusiasts.
It features an APS-C size 15.1-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor for superior image capture
and a new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for refined performance and capabilities. It delivers
outstanding, low-noise images, even at higher ISO settings. With a superb 3.0-inch Clear
View LCD monitor (920,000 dots/VGA), expanded Live View shooting capabilities, plus
new automatic image enhancement technologies, the EOS 50D is a stellar DSLR, ready to
deliver imaging excellence as a primary camera or a backup body.
Dependability in the Field
Lewis Kemper is a renowned outdoor photographer whose work is
ubiquitous. His images have
been seen in editorial and commercial usage in over 16 different
countries and in print media
ranging from national ads to
book covers. Lewis is currently a
contributing editor and columnist
for Outdoor Photographer and PC
Photo. For demanding outdoor
shooting, EOS is Lewis’s “go to”
system for reduced size and
weight without sacrificing professional features.
Tools for the Professional’s
Travel Bag
Douglas Kirkland worked for Look
and Life magazines during the ‘60s
and ‘70s—the “golden age” of
photojournalism. A highly
respected fashion and celebrity
photographer, Douglas has
worked on the sets of over one
hundred motion pictures, making
him one of the most sought-after
entertainment industry photographers. With so much travel in his
schedule, he relies on the EOS
System to deliver lightweight,
professional solutions.
Camera: EOS 50D
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/4L IS USM
©2008 Hanson Fong All Rights Reserved
WEDDING
Ready to Take on
the Toughest
Assignments
“
The EOS 50D features outstanding
autofocus performance, employing
nine cross-type AF points to lock onto subjects, even if they
are not centered in the composition. The center AF points are
an advanced, diagonally mounted cross-type that enhances
vertical and horizontal sensitivity at the widest lens apertures.
They assure superior available light autofocus performance
in a greater number of low-light shooting situations. 86
EOS 50D AF Sensor
Improved Low-Noise Performance
Superior image quality is also assured by an
improved noise reduction system, which can
be used for long exposures and high-ISO
shooting. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has significantly
improved noise reduction effectiveness, greatly reducing
compromise in image detail when noise reduction is applied.
With the EOS 50D, you can also select all but the strongest
noise reduction setting without adversely affecting the
maximum burst shooting speed in continuous mode. 86
Outstanding Image Quality
Camera: EOS 50D
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/4L IS USM
©2008 Hanson Fong All Rights Reserved
The Canon 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the DIGIC 4
Image Processor, and other advanced technologies, such
as 14-bit A/D conversion, deliver the highest-quality
image capture. The photographs you shoot with the EOS
50D will stand out for their extraordinary detail, color,
and dynamic range. The photodiode design in the EOS 50D
CMOS sensor also ensures superior low-noise performance
when shooting at higher ISO settings. 86
n my world of wedding photography
you only have one
chance. A professional
camera must be
rugged,
lightweight,
fast and
able to
produce the imagery
with the quality my
clients expect. The
EOS 50D fits that
profile with a large
3.0-inch screen and
state-of-the-art 15.1
megapixel Canon
CMOS sensor.”
I
Dependable Autofocus,
Even in Low Light
Better Flash Illumination
Canon E-TTL II flash exposure control system compares
light values and accurately calculates the flash output
required for optimum illumination of the main subject
and background. It ensures balanced, natural lighting,
for example, when using fill flash. When you use Canon
Speedlite flashes with the EOS 50D, you have at your disposal the most advanced flash lighting system available.
Heavy-Duty but Light Around Your Neck
The EOS 50D is the perfect camera for assignments that
require a light, nimble DSLR body capable of quality
image capture. The compact design of the 50D features
top, front, and rear covers made of magnesium alloy,
known for its outstanding strength and light weight. The
body’s basic chassis is constructed of stainless steel for
superior durability. The EOS 50D also incorporates a
high-performance shutter tested and rated to operate
reliably over 100,000 cycles.
Hanson Fong
Explorer of Light
HDMI Output
The EOS 50D provides HDMI output, which enables the
transmission of images captured by the camera to a High
Definition television monitor for group viewing.
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Unsurpassed Image
Quality and
Dependability
High-Resolution Capture
The EOS 50D incorporates a Canon 15.1megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that
delivers images of superlative quality.
Captured images exhibit exceptionally low noise and are
unsurpassed in clarity, detail, and color purity. Moreover,
the high-resolution detail ensures a wide range of possible
photographic applications as well as expanding postproduction enlargement and cropping options. 86
Dependable, Durable
Camera
The top, front, and rear
covers of the EOS 50D
body are made of magnesium alloy, known for its outstanding strength and light
weight. The body’s basic chassis is constructed of stainless steel for superior durability. The 50D also incorporates a high-performance shutter tested and rated to
operate reliably over 100,000 cycles. 86
Exceptional Image Quality
The combination of the Canon 15.1-megapixel CMOS
sensor, the latest DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and other
advanced technologies, such as 14-bit A/D conversion,
ensures the highest-quality image capture. Image detail,
color, and dynamic range are impeccable. Plus, the EOS 50D
maintains its superior low-noise performance even when
shooting at higher ISO settings, enabling the use of faster
shutter speeds often needed in action photography. 86
High-Performance D-SLR Made to Travel
Camera: EOS 50D
Lens: EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM
The compact, lightweight design of the EOS 50D makes it
the ideal DSLR for professionals who need to carry extra
camera bodies or shoot in high-activity situations. The
EOS 50D body is an especially good match for the ultracompact EF-S 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6 IS lens. This combination is perfect for “grab and go” shooting—light, easyhandling, covering everything from ultra-wide to supertelephoto—enabling you to capture superb images in
just about any situation imaginable.
3.0" Clear View LCD Monitor
A high-performance LCD monitor provides a large, detailed
image and informational display. The brilliant 3.0-inch
screen features approximately 920,000 dots/VGA with
enhanced brightness
to ensure superior
viewing ability even in
bright outdoor conditions. The new highresolution monitor
complements the
camera’s new, expanded Live View shooting options,
which give you more alternatives to traditional throughthe-viewfinder image composition. The Live View
Function with Face Detection Live mode, for example,
uses contrast AF to detect the human face, assuring
proper subject focus even in the most challenging shooting situations. 87
“
f you want a compact lightweight
camera with a lot of
great features you
can’t beat the EOS
50D. With
its ability
to render
beautiful
images at
high ISO, produce
smooth color transitions
with its 14-bit color
and the ability to hold
highlight detail with
the Highlight Tone
Priority, your images
will shine! I also love
the fast 6.3 frames per
second and buffer that
never seems to quit.
This camera would be
a welcome addition in
any camera bag! ”
I
Lewis
Kemper
Explorer of Light
©2008 Lewis Kemper All Rights Reserved
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Capture the Moment
with Clarity and Brilliance
“
The EOS 50D proves good things can come in compact,
lightweight packages. If what you need is a light, nimble
DSLR body with uncompromising performance and outstanding image capture quality, look no further than the
50D. It features top, front, and rear covers made of magnesium alloy, known for its outstanding strength and
light weight.
Extraordinary Durability
and Solid Dependability
In addition to the magnesium
alloy covers, the EOS 50D
body features a basic chassis
constructed of stainless steel
for superior durability. The
50D also incorporates a high-performance shutter tested
and rated to operate reliably over 100,000 cycles. Part of
the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, the EOS 50D also
features a Canon self-cleaning sensor unit, which
removes dust using ultrasonic vibrations. 86
3.0" Clear View LCD Monitor
Camera: EOS 50D
Lens: EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM
Actress Melissa George photographed by Douglas
Kirkland on August 14, 2008, in Perth, Australia,
for the 2009 Linneys jewelry advertising campaign.
©2008 Douglas Kirkland All Rights Reserved
The EOS 50D has a brilliant, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD
monitor, featuring approximately 920,000 dots/VGA with
enhanced brightness to ensure superior viewing ability even
outdoors on a sunny day. The large, high-performance
screen provides detailed image and information, displayed
with unprecedented clarity and color accuracy. 87
have never taken
any camera out of
the box and see it
perform so simply and
impeccably immediate
as the
EOS 50D.
I always
have high
expectations for Canon and
they never cease to
astonish me. It has
happened again with
this camera. Superb
image quality over
comparable models
and incredible value
for the price. In addition, it is lightweight,
easy to handle and is
quickly becoming my
close friend and
traveling companion.”
I
Performance without the Weight Penalty
APS-C Size CMOS Sensor (Actual Size)
Outstanding Image Quality
The new Canon 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the latest
DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 14-bit A/D conversion, and
other advanced Canon technologies, assure image capture of the highest quality. Your photographs will be
characterized by extraordinary detail, rich color, and
expanded dynamic range.
Easier Access
to Advanced
Features
The Picture Style feature enables
photographers to select necessary
camera settings through prePicture Style – Portrait
programmed presets. It enables you to make optimal
choices from among the many camera parameters simply
by selecting the type of shooting. The EOS 50D provides
six preset settings and three additional custom settings
that you can program with your own settings. 87
Visit the CDLC for further insight
Douglas
Kirkland
Explorer of Light
BEYOND THE BROCHURE
www.usa.canon.com/beyondthebrochure
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TECHNOLOGY
High-End Technology Without Compromise
Canon Innovation:
The Hallmark of All
EOS DSLR Cameras
the first time, uniquely advanced features, such
as Live View Function with Face Detection AF,
Auto Lighting Optimizer, Lens Peripheral Illumination
Correction, and expanded RAW capture options.
New, Improved 15.1-Megapixel
CMOS Sensor
14.9 mm
Expanded ISO Range
22.3 mm
The advanced design of the new EOS 50D CMOS
sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor delivers a
remarkably wide ISO range of 100–3200 in
standard mode, selectable in 1/3-stop increments. In extended range mode, the high end
can be boosted to 6400 or 12800. The combined low-noise performance of the sensor and
image processor makes the higher ISO settings
usable in real-world shooting situations.
EOS 50D APS-C CMOS Sensor (Actual Size)
The EOS 50D CMOS sensor delivers a high
imaging resolution of approximately 15.1
effective megapixels. The recording area of the
sensor is 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C), which results
in a lens conversion (crop) factor of approximately
1.6 in relation to the traditional full-frame 35mm
film format. A new micro semiconductor manufacturing process has increased the photodiode
area and the photoelectric conversion rate,
significantly improving noise performance, high
ISO shooting capability and overall dynamic
range. Light gathering efficiency has been
improved through a new fabrication process
that eliminates gaps between the microlenses.
An enhanced high-speed data acquisition system, which employs four channels per line,
ensures faster image capture.
Next-Generation DIGIC 4
Image Processor
Successive
generations
of Canon DIGIC technology have brought steady
improvement in processing speed and image
quality, providing the necessary power to deal
with the increased volume of data generated
by imaging sensors of ever-increasing pixel
dimensions. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor in
the EOS 50D incorporates the latest Canon
technologies, elevating imaging performance
to unprecedented heights. Moreover, the
DIGIC 4 Image Processor makes possible, for
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New RAW Recording Options
The EOS 50D augments traditional RAW recording
by providing three RAW capture modes. The
standard RAW mode fully utilizes the sensor
providing an 4752 x 3168 pixel (approximately
15.1 megapixels) image. The new sRAW1 and
sRAW2 modes capture at 3267 x 2178 (approx.
7.1 megapixels) and 2376 x 1584 (approx. 3.8
megapixels) pixels, respectively. These new RAW
recording options greatly enhance shooting
flexibility, enabling the photographer to select
pixel dimensions appropriate to the assignment and reducing file sizes whenever possible
to streamline processing.
Outstanding Low-Noise Performance
Superior image quality is also assured by an
improved noise reduction system. A Custom
Function can be used to select automatic
noise reduction with long exposures. Similarly,
a Custom Function enables the photographer to
fine-tune the degree to which noise reduction is
applied when shooting at high ISO settings.
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has significantly reduced chroma noise in shadow
areas. Moreover, all but the strongest noise
reduction setting can now be selected without
adversely affecting the maximum burst shooting speed in continuous mode.
Rugged Construction
The EOS 50D is a durable, dependable camera.
The top, front, and rear covers of the body are
made of magnesium alloy, known for its out-
standing strength and lightweight. Furthermore,
by integrating the camera grip with the front
cover, Canon engineers have achieved excellent body rigidity. The body’s basic chassis is
constructed of stainless steel for superior
durability and long-term mechanical reliability.
CMOS sensor, and the state-of-the-art DIGIC 4
Image Processor combine to make the EOS 50D
a highly responsive, fast-handling camera.
Despite the increased data handling requirements
associated with 15.1-megapixel image capture,
Improved EOS Integrated
Cleaning System
The Canon EOS Integrated
Cleaning System uses ultrasonic vibration to remove
Self Cleaning
dust that settles on the senSensor Unit
sor surface. This self-cleaning
routine is automatically activated whenever
the camera is powered on or off, but can also
be manually activated by the user. Moreover,
by shooting a plain white subject, the photographer can acquire dust delete data that are
transmitted along with the image (whether
JPEG or RAW). Canon Digital Photo
Professional (DPP) software can then be used
to manually or automatically erase the dust
spots. The EOS 50D incorporates the latestgeneration Integrated Cleaning System, which
features an improved ultrasonic vibration system
and a new fluorine coating on the low-pass
filter that better resists dust adhesion.
Fast Continuous Shooting with
Precise Autofocus
Nine AF points make it easier to lock
onto subjects, even if they are not centered in the
composition. All AF points are of the cross type,
with a diagonally mounted cross-type sensor at
the center AF point that is sensitive to both
vertical and horizontal lines, which enhances
available light autofocus performance when using
lenses f/2.8 and faster. The EOS 50D autofocus
system also incorporates an advanced automatic
compensation system that virtually eliminates
the focusing errors that can occur with different
light sources. In addition, the EOS 50D provides
AF microadjustment capability via a Custom
Function. Microadjustment can be performed
globally (for all lenses) or individually for each
lens in a photographer’s arsenal. Up to 20 lenses
can be programmed for AF microadjustment.
The high-performance shutter assembly,
the fast autofocus system, the advanced
6.3 fps
Continuous
Shooting Speed
the EOS 50D can shoot continuously at 6.3 fps.
It can also capture up to 60 consecutive fullresolution JPEG images when a traditional CF
card is used, and up to 90 JPEG images when a
UDMA CF card is used, or up to 16 RAW images
in a single continuous burst with either a CF or
UDMA CF card.
Picture Style Presets
The Canon Picture Style feature provides a
number of user-friendly presets that eliminate
the need to make numerous individual changes
to camera settings. They enable the photographer
to make optimal choices based simply on the
type of shooting. The EOS 50D provides six factory
preset styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape,
Neutral, Faithful, and Monochrome) and enables
the user to program three additional custom
presets. Modifiable parameters include sharpness,
contrast, color saturation, color tone, filter effect,
and toning effect.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
The Auto Lighting Optimizer automatically adjusts
brightness and contrast during image processing.
This process can dramatically improve the tonal
qualities of an image, especially when shooting
conditions cause AE underexposure, flash
underexposure, low contrast, or back-lit scene
underexposure. It is automatically selected
when shooting with the EOS 50D in the Full
Auto or Creative Auto mode. In all other shooting
modes, the user can select standard, weak,
strong or no processing.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
This powerful feature automatically corrects for
light fall-off at the four corners of an image
with many lenses. Since peripheral illumination characteristics vary for each lens, this corrective system relies on a registered database.
With JPEG images, the correction is performed
in-camera at the time of capture. With RAW
images, the correction can be performed postcapture using Canon DPP software. The EOS 50D
can store correction data for approximately 20
Canon lenses, and lens data can be added or
deleted using the EOS Utility.
Extended Live View
Function Capabilities
The Live View Function allows the photographer to compose and shoot using the rear LCD
monitor. Live View Function settings can now
be accessed via a centralized function screen
for easier use. In Live View mode, the camera
uses evaluative metering via the image sensor.
Most shooting options—such as drive mode,
ISO speed, Picture Style, white balance, and
AF mode (see below)—can be selected while
in Live View mode.
There are three Live View AF modes. In Quick
mode, the AF sensor is used for phase-difference
detection. One-Shot AF is automatically selected,
and the user can select AF point even while the
Live View Function image is displayed. When
the AF Start button is pressed, the mirror goes
down, momentarily interrupting the live display. After autofocus has executed, the mirror
flips up, and the Live View Function image is
restored. The Live mode uses the image sensor
to perform contrast-detection AF. The multicontroller can be used to select the AF point within
63% of the picture area. The Face Detection
Live mode uses contrast AF to detect the
human face. If multiple faces are detected, the
face closer to the center and/or the larger face
is automatically selected as the AF point. The
photographer can use the multicontroller to
select a different face for AF as desired.
3.0" Clear View LCD Monitor
A new, high-performance LCD monitor provides
large, detailed image and informational display.
The brilliant 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Auto Lighting Optimizer
(Backlit Face Detect): Standard (Backlit Face Detect): Disable
features approximately 920,000 dots/VGA,
providing 100% image area coverage and a
wide viewing angle of 160° (both vertically
and horizontally). The color gamut is much
closer to the sRGB colorspace, ensuring more
tonally accurate, natural-looking, viewed
images. A new panel coating is more smudge
resistant and provides superior anti-reflection
and water-repellent properties.
WEDDING
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A
Originally
designed for
use with the
EOS 40D camera, the WFTE3A is also
compatible
with the EOS
50D, providing
advanced
functions and
EOS 50D with Wireless File
Transmitter WFT-E3A
capabilities,
such as both wireless (802.11b or g) and wired
(100Mbps Ethernet) LAN connectivity. Its powerful transmitter with high-performance internal
antenna deliver extended wireless range—up
to 492 feet (150m)* from the computer or a
network access point. You can connect a compatible third-party GPS device via USB, enabling
location information to be added to each
image’s EXIF data. Or, you can connect a USB
v.2.0 hard drive to the transmitter for expanded
recording media options. The WFT-E3A integrates
perfectly with the EOS 50D body and provides
a second set of the most often used camera
controls for vertical shooting.
The Featured
Professional
Bob Davis
Dedicated to All Artistic Photographers
The Canon 10.1-megapixel EOS 40D combines Canon’s
tremendous know-how in both the digital and photographic worlds, into a camera that does everything one
would expect of a traditional digital SLR, whil incorporating
staggering leaps forward in technological innovation.
With high-end Digital SLR performance in a compact, light
body, it’s the perfect backup/grab-and-shoot camera for
the professsional.
Comprehensive System Accessories
In addition to the impressive selection of Canon
EF lenses and Speedlite flashes, the EOS 50D
is fully compatible with all of the accessories
available for the EOS 40D. These include the
BG-E2N battery grip and the many power supply
options, including power adapters and couplers.
Also available for the EOS 50D are dedicated
data interface cables, dioptric adjustment
lenses, Ef-Series focusing screens, and the
OSK-E3 Original Data Security Kit.
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving
antennas, and no radio interference. With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point.
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Explorer of Light
The Tools that Support the
Passion
Bob Davis’s passion for visual
storytelling has taken him around
the globe, pursuing photojournalistic
opportunities that cross cultural
barriers. He spent 14 years as an
award-winning photographer at
the Chicago Sun-Times and,
today, he is Chief Photographer for
Bella Pictures, the first national
wedding photography company.
The Canon EOS gives him the
tools he needs to cover weddings
with the same energy, enthusiasm,
and professionalism that he
brought to his award-winning
photojournalism career.
WEDDING
DSLR
Performance
Distilled
Superb Image
Quality
The EOS 40D comprises a formidable
combination of
Canon technologies
APS-C Size CMOS Sensor (Actual Size)
that deliver both
fast operating speed and superb image quality. The
APS-C size 10.1-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor uses
advanced design and manufacturing processes to
ensure noise-free, high-resolution image capture with
an expanded usable ISO range. 14-bit A/D converters
provide extended precision for superior tonal accuracy.
The DIGIC III Image Processor assures fast
and powerful levels of performance. Also
included is the Highlight Tone Priority
mode, which expands the available range
of capture in the highlights without compromising shadow detail or camera performance.
Camera: EOS 40D
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM
also two silent shooting options. Live View Function
images can also be displayed on a TV or computer monitor.
With Canon EOS Utility software installed on your computer,
you can check focus and composition in real time… even
manually focus and fire the camera remotely from the
computer. Connection between the camera and computer
can be via USB cable or wireless LAN (with the optional
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A).
High-Precision AF
The EOS 40D incorporates a 9-point area AF system that
uses cross-type points with lenses f/5.6 or faster,
providing more reliable focusing under difficult lighting
conditions. Each of the 9 AF points uses this cross-type
coverage. In addition, the EOS 40D incorporates a diagonally mounted cross-type sensor at the center AF point
that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines,
further improving focusing sensitivity and precision with
wide-aperture lenses (f/2.8 or faster).
Live View Function with Wireless Capability
Outstanding Performance
When the Live View Function is enabled, the huge 3.0-inch
LCD monitor becomes the viewfinder. Any portion of the
image can be magnified by 5x or 10x to aid in precise
manual focusing. A feature on the EOS 40D is the ability
to instantly access autofocus during Live View Function,
with one press of the AF Start button; Live View Function
clears to enable AF, then returns as soon as the button is
released. You can view with a grid overlay, perfect for keeping
your subjects straight in your compositions. There are
With a maximum continuous shooting speed of 6.5 fps,
the EOS 40D is a fast, responsive DSLR. It can capture up
to 75 consecutive full-resolution JPEG images or up to 17
RAW images in a single continuous burst.
“
he EOS 40D has
been an amazing
tool for me to tell
people’s stories without having to worry
about the
exposure,
the color
balance
and the
technology that’s
behind the camera.”
T
Bob Davis
Explorer of Light
Visit the CDLC for further insight
BEYOND THE BROCHURE
www.usa.canon.com/beyondthebrochure
©2008 Bob Davis All Rights Reserved
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No More Missed Opportunities
5x Zoom Wide Angle Lens
PowerShot cameras deliver the
unrivaled excellence of Canon
optics, and the 5x (optical) zoom lens of the G10 covers
an ideal range with exceptional optical performance. The
28mm* full wide-angle lens enables easier coverage with
group portraits and more expansive scenics. The 140mm*
telephoto lens provides closer portrait-shooting capabilities as well as the ability to zoom in on the action.
Moreover, the G10 lens incorporates Canon Optical Image
Stabilizer technology, which effectively reduces the effects
of camera shake when handholding.
High-Resolution Capture with RAW Mode
The 14.7-megapixel imaging sensor captures
photographic detail with quality and resolution
When you’re presented with that once-in-a-lifetime shot, the
best camera in the world, arguably, is the camera you have in
your hands. The Canon PowerShot G10 is a compact digital
camera that delivers professional-grade performance and features.
Its 14.7-megapixel imaging sensor delivers exceptional picture
quality. The latest Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor further assures
refined camera performance and makes possible advanced features
that enhance shooting capabilities and capture reliability. Its
super-sharp 5x (optical) zoom lens gives professionals the
much-demanded 28mm (35mm film format equivalent) wide
angle capability and, furthermore, aids handheld shooting
with proven Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology. With a
large 3.0-inch LCD monitor and a full range of shooting options
(including RAW+JPEG recording), the PowerShot G10 is the
compact camera no professional should be without.
State-of-the-Art DIGIC 4 Image
Processor
provides RAW capture capability for photographers who wish
to exercise the highest degree of image rendering control
via various post-processing options, including Canon DPP
(Digital Photo Professional) software. A RAW+JPEG shooting
mode is also provided for maximum capture flexibility.
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Superior Exposure Control
Dial, and a dedicated ISO Dial makes it possible to quickly
High-ISO Shooting with Auto Option
You can select one of three metering modes: evaluative,
change the ISO setting as the situation dictates. The G10
The sensor also features excellent sensitivity, providing
center-weighted average, or spot. In spot metering mode,
also features a new dedicated Exposure Compensation
high-ISO shooting capability at speeds of up to 1600.
you can link the light measurement to the AF point, which
Dial for quick adjustments to the exposure setting.
Combined with the Optical Image Stabilizer, this extended
can be moved around within the frame. The G10 also
ISO range enables available light shooting in more situa-
features a new Intelligent Contrast Correction that uses
tions. A High ISO Auto setting uses advanced motion
advanced algorithms for highly optimized automatic
detection technology to automatically change the ISO (and
control of exposure and other image quality parameters.
Enhanced Video Capture
Face Detection Technology
You can shoot high-quality video with the G10 in the MOV
format which enables you to record better-quality video
The G10 incorporates the newly devel-
Detection technology, which aids the AF
footage while using up less memory card capacity. You
oped Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor.
system by detecting human faces in a
have full access to zoom, exposure compensation, AE lock
scene. Face Detection is also used to evaluate the bright-
and AF lock functions while shooting video. Moreover, the
advanced design that ensures superb image quality,
ness and color of faces in the scene in order to arrive at
face detection AF mode keeps subjects in focus as they
improved camera responsiveness and usability, expanded
optimal exposure and white balance settings. For flash
move about in the scene.
shooting capabilities, and reduced power consumption.
photography, Face Detection not only controls the flash
Large 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II
Whether composing images or playing them back,
whether shooting stills or video, the G10 offers an excep-
The DIGIC 4 takes the performance of the G10 to the next
output for proper exposure balance but also performs
Easier Operation
level, not only delivering extraordinary picture quality but
automatic red-eye detection and correction as required. A
As with all PowerShot cameras, the G10 features a mode
tionally clear, detailed view via its 3.0-inch PureColor LCD
also enabling sophisticated features, such as Face Detection
new Face Detection Self-Timer feature can be used to
dial that accommodates a wide range of shooting situations
II monitor. It features superior resolution with approxi-
release the shutter automatically upon the appearance of
with intelligent presets designed to provide optimum results.
mately 461,000 pixels, and maintains image quality and
an additionally detected face in the scene.
Various functions are easily adjusted using the main Control
brightness over a wide viewing angle.
Servo AF, self-timer shooting with Face Detection, and
Intelligent Contrast.
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shutter speed) setting according to subject movement.
The G10 incorporates the latest Canon Face
DIGIC processors are renowned for their
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unheard of among compact digital cameras. The G10 also
*Equivalent focal length in the full-frame 35mm film format
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Professional Tools for HD Video Capture
Canon High Definition HDV camcorders reflect decades of
Canon leadership and know-how in the design and manufacture of cameras and lenses for professional video and still photography. You get not only outstanding HD image quality, but
also the operability, flexibility, reliability, and connectivity that
professionals demand of their gear. Canon HD camcorders
deliver the technologies, performance, and features that make
them serious tools for the capture of creative HD content. Put
them to work. They’ll help you get the job done with efficiency,
excellence, and expression.
The DIGIC DV II HD processor is
optimized for HD video, operating
at 1440 x 1080 pixels with 4:2:2
color sampling. A new hybrid
well as remote access to basic camera
noise reduction system uses dual
settings and operations. Functions,
processes to improve image clarity in monotone and shad-
such as a vectorscope and waveform
ow areas. Color reproduction is remarkably natural, espe-
monitor, enable critical evaluation of the
cially in skin tone areas and with dark and light scenes. A
cabling complexity. A
camera signal. Users can also capture
hybrid noise reduction system employs dual processes to
Genlock input enables
the camera’s video output directly to a
ensure brilliantly clear HD images.
multi-camera synchro-
computer’s hard drive.
Vector and Waveform Monitors
nization in live-switched
SuperRange Optical Image
Stabilization
environments. A switchable SMPTE input/output port
High Definition HDV XL H1S/XL H1A
HD image quality starts with optics, and
accommodates time code requirements on the XH G1,
These camcorders combine industry-standard connections
Canon professional HDV camcorders deliv-
Canon Optical Image Stabilizer uses a gyro
while separate input and output terminals are available
and terminals along with a wide range of image control
er the many benefits of Canon’s world-
sensor to detect camera movement and
on the XL H1S.
settings and options plus the advanced Genuine Canon
Genuine Canon Zoom Lens
renowned lens technologies. Genuine Canon Professional
activate a Vari-Angle Prism to continuously compensate
L-series camcorder lenses
for shake and jitter. The 20x HD video zoom lens on Canon
High-Speed Zoom Mode and Manual Iris Ring
interchangeable lens mount compatible with 6 video lens-
incorporate Fluorite and
HDV camcorders incorporate the latest Canon SuperRange
A High-Speed Zoom Mode provides superb response,
es and Canon EF lenses. Both HD camcorders have added
Ultra-Low-Dispersion ele-
Optical Image Stabilizer technology, which further improves
enabling zoom speed control by varying the angle of rota-
an even higher level of customization options and capabil-
ments, ensuring outstand-
low-frequency vibration control by using two detection
tion of the zoom ring. The Manual Iris Ring enables fine,
ities for demanding professionals.
ing resolution, contrast, and
methods (gyro and vector). The image at the CCD sensor is
smooth adjustment in 1/8th-stop increments. The combi-
color reproduction, and
analyzed, providing additional feedback to the prism for
nation of the focus, zoom, and iris rings on the lens cre-
delivering a level of image quality throughout the entire
even greater compensation precision. The result is highly
ates the same “feel” as on manual broadcast lenses—a
zoom range unmatched by conventional optics. The stan-
reliable camera shake correction, even at long focal lengths.
design preferred by professional users.
range of focal lengths, assuring unmatched versatility for
Canon Interchangeable XL Lens Mount
Unique Customization Features
a wide range of shooting applications.
The XL H1S and XL H1A camcorders feature the XL mount
The unmatched customization capability built into Canon
system that offers the added range and flexibility of inter-
HDV camcorders make them exceptionally versatile and
Native 16:9, 3CCD Performance
changeable lenses. For example, the optional Canon HD
flexible. The customization features enable them to be
A sophisticated 3CCD design
Video Lens 6x XL has a 3.4 to 20.4mm wide-angle zoom
precision-tailored for different environments, different
employs separate native 16:9
range, which gives you an
users, and different jobs. Numerous image adjustment,
High Definition HDV XH G1/XH A1
sensors for each primary color.
extensive range of focal
display option, and custom function settings define the
These professional camcorders feature Genuine Canon
The high pixel count—approxi-
lengths from 24.5 to 147mm
camera’s performance and operating characteristics.
20x HD L-series Video Zoom Lenses, SuperRange Optical
mately 1.67 million pixels (1440
(in equivalent 35mm full-
Groups of these settings can be saved and exported to
Image Stabilizers and DIGIC DV II HD Image processors to
x 1080) per sensor—ensures detailed HD capture (equal to
frame film format terms). The
other Canon HDV camcorders using an SD memory card or
create outstanding 1080 HD resolution images with oper-
about 800 TV lines of horizontal resolution). Color is ren-
XL mount system supports the
Canon Console software. Organizations that use many
ability, flexibility and reliability.
dered with exceptional accuracy with wide dynamic range
HDV standard, ensuring communication compatibility and
cameras can take advantage of this feature to easily set up
and virtually no color noise.
full HDV functionality with the XL H1 cameras.
multiple units for uniform capture characteristics.
DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor
Professional Interface Capabilities
Canon Console Software
Engineered and manufactured exclusively
The XL H1S and XH G1 camcorders were designed to meet
Canon Console is an advanced software package developed
by Canon, specifically for HD, the latest-
interface requirements in a variety professional shooting
to address the creative needs of Canon HDV camcorder
generation DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor
and production environments. HD-SDI (SMPTE 299M) or
users. Incorporating many of the traditional aspects of a
uses proprietary algorithms and architectures to deliver
SD-SDI (SMPTE 272M) output with 4:2:2 color sampling
camera control unit, Console runs on a laptop or desktop
optimal image quality at the highest operating speeds.
and embedded audio and time code greatly reduces
computer and provides tools for creative expression as
20x HD L-series Video Zoom Lens III. It also features an
dard 20x zoom covers an exceptionally wide and useful
Extender
XL 1.6x
EF Adapter XL
XL H1S
XL H1A
XH G1
XH A1
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Great Images Start with Great Lenses
For many professional photographers, Canon EF series lenses
alone are reason enough to choose the EOS System. A unique
blend of the world’s most advanced optics, microelectronics,
and precision manufacturing technologies such as a new
SWC (Subwavelength Structure Coating) lens coating for
better light transmission and reduced flare, EF lenses are
perfected in Canon’s laboratories and proven in the field.
Whatever, whenever, and wherever you shoot, you can count on
Canon EF lenses to deliver the finest imaging performance.
Diffractive Optics
Innovative Canon diffractive
optics (DO) technology results in
high-performance lenses that are more compact than
traditional refractive designs. Conventional glass lens
further weight reductions while retaining its strength and
elements disperse incoming light, causing chromatic aber-
durability. They both feature flourite
Optical Image Stabilizer
ration. The unique Canon multilayer diffractive elements are
and UD lens elements reducing chro-
Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer
constructed by bonding diffraction gratings to the surfaces
matic aberration for outstanding
technology makes handheld
of two or more lens elements. These elements are then
optical performance. They are also
photography possible in more
combined to form a single multilayer DO element. The DO
compatible with Extender EF 1.4x II
low-light situations than ever before. When camera shake
element’s dispersion characteristics are designed to cancel
and Extender EF 2x II, for additional
occurs using normal lenses without Optical Image Stabilizer
chromatic aberrations at various wavelengths when combined
power and versatility.
technology, the image projected on the image sensor
with conventional glass optics. This results in outstanding
also shakes, often resulting in blurred images at slower
reductions in “color fringing”—chromatic aberration—
shutter speeds. With Canon Image Stabilized lenses, a
rivaling that of L-series telephoto lenses. Canon DO technology
special group of lens elements automatically shifts posi-
is ideal for telephoto lens optics and makes possible
tion, compensating for the movement and stabilizing the
significant size reduction while maintaining superb optical
image. This compensatory effect adds the equivalent of up
performance.
Image Stabilizer OFF
Image Stabilizer ON
With Optical IS in the lens, Canon can equip each IS lens
with the stabilizer it needs for effective shake correction.
Other systems are limited by how far they can move an
image sensor, and as a result, their stabilization is
less effective as telephoto lengths get longer. Also,
Optical IS can be seen right in the viewfinder—impossible
with some other stabilizer systems.
L-Series Lenses
Most highly regarded among
professional photographers,
Canon L-Series lenses are
distinguished by a bold red
ring around the outer barrel. What makes them truly
distinctive, however, is their
Camera: EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: EF 70–200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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remarkable optical performance—the result of sophisticated Canon technologies such
as Ultra-low Dispersion UD
glass, Fluorite and
aspherical elements,
and Super Spectra
Coating.
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photography, Canon’s full-frame fisheye can focus as
close as 8 inches (0.2m), and delivers exceptionally sharp images throughout its focus range.
Up to three gel filters can be inserted into its
built-in rear filter holder.
to 4-stops (depending upon the lens), expanding a photographer’s handheld options dramatically.
Fisheye—Perfect for super wide-angle and special-effect
Ultrasonic Motor
Macro—The EOS lens lineup has a number of options for
Canon developed the world’s first
true close-up and macro photography. With five macro
lens-based Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
to power the lens autofocus
lenses for precision, and three screw-on close-up lenses
Ring-type USM
for convenience—in addition to Life-Size Converter
mechanism. Instead of large noisy drive trains powered by
EF and two Extension Tubes—Canon EF
conventional motors, Canon USM lenses drive the lens
macro lenses and close-up acces-
using the fine electronic vibrations created by piezoelectric
sories can uncover detail that is
ceramic elements. The focusing action of the lens is fast
impossible for the unaided human eye
and quiet, with virtually instantaneous stops and starts.
to detect.
USM lenses also draw minimal power from the camera,
ensuring longer battery life. Canon makes two types of
Ultrasonic Motor lenses. Ring-type USM lenses, found in
large aperture and super-telephoto designs, permit manual
focusing without first switching out of the auto mode. Micro
USM designs bring the performance benefits of Canon USM
technology to a wide assortment of affordable EF lenses.
Specialty Lenses
Super Telephoto Lenses—Distinguished by their white
color and seen at major sporting events around the world,
TS-E—Canon’s Tilt/Shift lenses bring many of the advantages of technical view cameras to the EOS System. Tilt
movements alter the angle of the plane of focus between
the lens and film plane, allowing precise
control of depth-of-field even at large
apertures. Shift movements slide the
lens’s optical axis along the film/
sensor plane, enabling photographers
to correct or alter perspective at almost
any angle.
the powerful EF super-telephotos are ideal for getting up
EF-S Lenses—Designed for Canon EOS Digital cameras with
close detail from afar. The latest additions to the EF
APS-C sized sensors (with a 1.6x con-
Lenses line-up, the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and EF
version factor), Canon EF-S lenses take
200mm f/2L IS USM feature dust and water resistance,
advantage of the sensor’s smaller size
Optical Image Stabilizer technology for up to 4-stops of
to deliver optimized performance in
shake correction and magnesium-alloy components for
compact, lightweight designs.
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Smarter Flash Photography
Integral to the EOS System, Canon Speedlites are the ideal flash
light source for EOS SLR cameras. They are technologically
advanced to provide perfect exposure and illumination with just
about any subject. They are also highly adaptable, providing
an endless variety of configurations and versatile shooting
options. For professional flash photography, rely on Canon
Speedlites to solve the most demanding lighting challenges.
Wireless AutoFlash
Control
Multiple Speedlites can
obtain lighting effects
not possible with a single
flash. While previous multiple-flash setups required cumbersome wires to connect the camera and flashes, compatible EOS Speedlites can be used as wireless slaves.
With a Speedlite 580EX II or Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
E-TTL II
Canon E-TTL (Evaluative
Through-The-Lens) flash
exposure control uses a
preflash fired after the
shutter button has been
fully depressed—but
before the camera’s reflex
mirror goes up. The camera’s evaluative metering
sensor—the same sensor
that reads ambient light—
is used to compare the
ambient light values with
the light reflected from the
subject by the preflash.
The camera then calculates
and stores the flash output
compatible EX-series Speedlites can operate as dedicated
slave units. With nothing more than an EOS camera and a
number of Speedlite flashes, the opportunities for creative lighting are endless.
Correct flash exposure is ensured even when shooting a
subject with a highly reflective object in the background, or
if the subject itself is highly reflective. In addition,
TTL auto flash.
• PC socket for expanded off-camera
versatility.
• Recycling is about 20% faster than the original 580EX,
and quieter.
• Same powerful Guide Number (max. 190-feet) and 24mm
wide coverage (with 14mm wide panel) as the previous
• New accessory Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 and
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
• Attaches to all Canon EF
Ring Lite MR-14EX features twin circular flash tubes that
• Full compatibility with all EOS SLR cameras, and certain
can be fired at equal or uneven power with a ratio that can
f/3.5L requires Macro Lite
EX-series Speedlites can be used as wireless slaves along
Speedlite 430EX II
• Ideal for close-up lighting
with the MR-14EX. Incandescent focusing lamps and two
• Superior build quality, including a
be varied over a six-stop range. One or more compatible
types of modeling flash are provided to enable preview of
Adapter 72C).
metal foot for added strength
lighting effects. The controller unit features an illuminated
• Approx. 20% faster recycling time,
full-information LCD panel and accepts optional hi-capacity
compared to the previous 430EX.
battery packs.
swiveled around the lens and aimed independently. They can
even be removed from their holder and mounted off-camera.
Flash head output can also be independently adjusted with
easy ratio control over a six-stop range. Like the MR-14EX,
the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX is fully E-TTL compatible with
all EOS SLR bodies. Wireless E-TTL flash control is possible
with one or more 580EX II, 580EX, 550EX, 430EX II, 430EX,
or 420EX Speedlites configured as slave units.
• One-touch, quick-lock mechanism
for easy attaching/detaching flash
from camera.
• Full flash control possible on camera
menu, with compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras.
with a directional “look.”
• Heads can be swiveled or bounced and can be removed
from mounting ring for added control.
• Powerful Guide Number of 78 (feet, at ISO 100), full
E-TTL control and E-TTL features including FEL, Hi-speed
sync, and Flash Exposure Blacketing.
• Incandescent focusing lamps, and two different types of
1-second modeling flash allow easy focusing and previewing
of lighting effects.
• Virtually silent flash recycle.
• Zoom flash head covers range of 24-105mm; maximum
guide number 141 ft./43m at ISO 100
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
• Twin-tube ring lite designed for
close-up photography with EF
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
• Dedicated transmitter to control
unlimited number of slave flashes.
• Speedlites 580EX II, 580EX,
because distance information is used in calculating the
The Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 is a dedicated controller
550EX, 430EX II, 430EX, and 420EX
flash output level, E-TTL II prevents over-exposure when
that can be used with an unlimited number of compatible
can be controlled.
photographers lock focus and recompose.
Speedlite slave flashes. The transmitter is effective over
distances up to 33 ft. outdoors and 49.5 ft. indoors.
• Controls slave units up to 33 ft. outdoors and 49.5 ft.
indoors.
• Ideal compact alternative for wireless E-TTL.
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macro lenses (EF 180mm
PowerShot models.
macro lighting. The two separate flash heads can be
that can otherwise be caused by straight reflections.
• New external flash sensor for non-
system when combined with EOS-1Ds or 1D Mark III.
and macro enthusiasts a different, directional option in
report abnormally high levels, eliminating underexposure
ber cover for weather-resistance.
Compact Battery Pack CP-E4 form a weather-resistant
ject and the background.
sure control. For example, it ignores sensor areas that
and seals.
• Metal flash “foot” with moving rub-
solutions for macro photography requirements: The Macro
exposure of the main sub-
from compatible EF lenses for the most precise flash expo-
tion with extensive rubber gaskets
The Canon Speedlite flash system family includes versatile
The Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX gives serious close-up, nature,
E-TTL II additionally incorporates distance information
• Durable, weather-resistant construc-
580EX.
Macro Photography and Wireless Options
required for optimum
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attached to an EOS Digital SLR, an unlimited number of
Speedlite 580EX II
Macro lenses; Flash tubes can
fire together or independently.
• Compatible with all EOS bodies.
• Supports E-TTL Wireless Autoflash in conjunction with
one or more Compatible off-camera Slave Units.
• Incandescent focusing lamps and two forms of modeling
flash permit preview of lighting effects.
• Illuminated LCD panel for easy flash settings in any
lighting condition.
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Canon Solutions for Big, Bold,
Spectacular Prints
Unsurpassed Output
Media Selection
Canon imagePROGRAF printers
Photographers seeking to produce their own gallery-grade
inkjet prints have had limited choices… until now. Understanding
the demands of professional photographers—especially those
that shoot with the EOS System—Canon has responded with
the imagePROGRAF series printers, featuring impressive new
technologies that bring unprecedented quality and performance
to wide-format photo printing.
include support for a wide
Large format Printer for Professional and Commercial Materials.
range of papers and specialty
The iPF9100 is a 60-inch wide graphic art model incorporating LUCIA 12-color pigment ink.
output media, such as RC
It is committed to the productivity and efficiency required in business applications such as
photo papers, transparent
professional labs while maintaining high quality large prints. The large operation LCD panel
film, and fine art papers.
makes workflow significantly easier to see and to operate from entering print data to producing
Superior carriage design
output. The other outstanding features: a built-in 80GB hard disk drive to buffer and store print
enables the printer to handle a
jobs, and ink supply is via a tubing system with a sub-ink tank to help seamless ink tank replace-
wide range of media thicknesses and finishes.
ment. A sub-ink tank is provided as an ink storage buffer tank, ensuring stable ink supply.
LUCIA 12-Color Ink Set
Moreover, the Media Configuration Tool supplied with the
The 12-color Canon LUCIA ink set
printer enables users to update the software, using a peri-
delivers a substantially wider color
odically published database, accomodating new Canon
gamut than competitive printers. The far greater range of
and other popular media as they become available.
available colors produces richer, more vibrant prints with
Two Black and Two Gray Inks Create Richer Blacks.
Capable of prints up to 44-inch wide, the iPF8100 uses Canon’s 12-color LUCIA pigment
16-Bit Printing
Support
ink system, extending the color gamut far beyond what can be seen on a screen. Black or
While conventional
inspiring. Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print heads ensure that
lighting conditions). The ink set
inkjet printers are
ink is delivered to the paper with speed, generous coverage, and unprecedented accuracy. With
includes three levels of gray—Black
8-bit-per-channel
a built-in 80GB hard disk drive, the iPF8100 exceeds lab-quality printing, right in the studio.
or Matte Black, Gray, and Photo
devices, requiring
Gray—to deliver black-and-white
a conversion from
significantly reduced metamerism
(the perceived shift of color balance
when viewing prints under different
LUCIA Ink
photo prints of exceptional tonal
detail. The inks are pigment-based,
ensuring long-lasting prints with
Matte Black, plus two gray inks create black and white photographs that are nothing short of
Digital Photo Professional
16-bits somewhere along the workflow, the imagePROGRAF
Canon LUCIA Ink set vs.
Adobe RGB
Canon RC Photogloss L-50
printers provide advanced direct output support for 16-bit
files. A supplied plug-in enables printing of 16-bit RAW
excellent archival characteristics. imagePROGRAF printers
images directly from Digital Photo Professional software.
ship with a starter set of all 12 inks.
Also included is an export module for direct printing of 16-bit
files from Adobe® Photoshop®. These features provide the
Photo-Lithographic
User-Replaceable
Dual Print Heads
photographer with the first true wide-dynamic-range work-
An advanced head
Dynamic-range-related problems, such as posterization
design uses two print heads—each with 15,360 nozzles—
and banding, are virtually eliminated.
flow option from capture to output. Images are reproduced
with smoother tonal gradations for greater photorealism.
A Better Large-Format Printing Solution.
The imagePROGRAF iPF6200/iPF6100 accommodates 24-inch wide media and features
the LUCIA ink system, further enhancing the wide color gamut, smooth gradations,
and great speed for which imagePROGRAF printers are renowned. The LUCIA pigmentbased inks provide improved scratch resistance for even better print longevity.
Reformulated Gray and Photo Gray inks plus new processing optimization ensure
superior tonal gradation with less visible grain and reduced bronzing. The iPF6200 has
a built-in 80GB hard disk drive to buffer printer data.
yielding over 30,000 nozzles. This not only makes possible
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extremely high output resolution but also ensures faster,
Automated Black Ink Cartridge Switching
more reliable printing. Photographers no longer need to
The ink set includes Black and Matte Black, only one of
The Next-Generation Professional Photo Printer.
choose between print speed and image quality because
which will be used depending on output media selection.
Understanding the demands of professional photographers—especially those that shoot with
Canon print head technology delivers both. The large
While other printers require the user to perform an incon-
the EOS System—Canon has responded with the imagePROGRAF iPF5100, featuring impressive
number of nozzles also substantially increases print head
venient and wasteful manual operation to flush unused ink
new technologies that bring unprecedented quality and performance to 17-inch wide photo
life so the printer requires less frequent maintenance.
and switch cartridges, the imagePROGRAF printers automate
printing. The LUCIA 12-color ink set delivers a substantially wider color gamut than competitive
Because the print heads are user-replaceable, mainte-
the process. With both Black ink cartridges loaded at all
printers. Three levels of Gray—Black or Matte Black, Gray, and Photo Gray—deliver black-and-
nance can be performed with minimal downtime and no
times, the switchover is fast and wasteless, performed with
white photo prints of exceptional richness and tonal detail. The improved pigment-based ink
costly service calls.
a simple push of a button.
formulations provide superior print longevity with reduced graininess and bronzing.
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Fast, Spectacular, Affordable
Desktop Photo Printing
Combining unparalleled Canon
expertise in photography, photocopying, and printing technologies,
PIXMA Pro photo printers are
redefining output quality, performance, and convenience.
Employing extraordinary ink set
and printhead technologies,
sophisticated drivers with
advanced color controls, professional software support, and compatibility with a broad selection
of papers and specialty media, Canon PIXMA Pro photo printers
are meeting, and even surpassing, the expectations of the most
demanding professional photographers.
ChromaLife100 Ink System
The Canon EOS System takes PictBridge direct printing to
Versatile, Convenient Paper Handling
The PIXMA Pro9000 features the
the next level, providing an unprecedented amount of control
The PIXMA Pro printers feature dual paper paths: standard
highly refined dye-based
over image optimization and output options. When you con-
top-loading and manual front-loading. This advanced design
Canon ChromaLife100 ink system, which uses Red and
nect the latest-generation Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras to
accommodates a wide range of media types. The manual
Green inks in addition to Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo
compatible Canon photo printers, such as PIXMA Pro printers,
front feeder provides a straight paper path, enabling the
Cyan, Photo Magenta, and Photo Black. This advanced
you can, for example, choose automatic image adjustment
use of large, non-standard paper sizes as well as thicker
8-color system reproduces a much wider color gamut than
using EXIF information or make adjustments manually to
fine art and specialty media.a
conventional inkjet printers, delivering a color range that
create more vivid prints. You’ll have more paper size and
rivals color slide film. The dye-based ink set further ensures
formatting options, such as index sheets with shooting
vividly brilliant colors and a high-luster surface finish that
information. You can even correct automatically for back-
enhances the beauty of printed images.
lighting and remove red-eye from your flash shots.
Long-Lasting Photos
Canon ChromaLife100 ink technology also delivers prints
that withstand the test of time. PIXMA Pro prints will resist
fading for up to 100 years when kept in albums.
Combined with genuine Canon photo media, prints typically
FINE Print Head Technology
exhibit 30-year light fastness and 10-year gas fastness.*
Canon’s high-precision FINE (Full-
* Based on accelerated dark storage testing by Canon under controlled temperature,
humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves.
Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of the print; results may vary depending on
printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions and environmental factors.
See www.usa.canon.com/ChromaLife100 for additional details.
photolithography Inkjet Nozzle
Engineering) print heads each have
thousands of nozzles designed to release microscopic ink
droplets as small as 1-picoliter in a single pass, resulting in
fast, high-resolution printing. Capable of plotting thousands
of ink droplets each second, the high-density nozzle pitch
produces sharper detail and less grain. Canon’s print heads
are engineered using a photo-lithographic process that
produces incredibly high-precision output and equally
incredible prints.
Advanced Camera Direct Printing
Photographers who shoot with Canon EOS Digital SLR
cameras can take advantage of extraordinary capabilities
when sending images directly to PIXMA Pro printers (via
LUCIA 10-Color Pigment Ink Set Creates Rich Color
Photos.
For the highest quality color and black-and-white photographs,
up to 13" x 19", look no further than the PIXMA Pro9500.
With the LUCIA 10-color pigment ink system, there’s no other
printer that can print both stunning color and smooth
black-and-white photographs like the Pro9500. The inclusion
of Gray, Matte and Photo Black pigment tanks, combined
with 3 pl droplets ensure the smoothest gradations possible and the results are prints that will astound.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface). For example, direct support
for Canon Picture Style technology enables advanced print
output control, either faithfully preserving original intent
10-Color Pigment Ink System
Featuring the same LUCIA pigment
ink found in the imagePROGRAF
printers, the PIXMA Pro9500’s
10-color pigment ink set produces professional-quality,
archival prints. The Gray, Black and Matte Black ink produce
monochrome photographs of unrivaled quality on fine art or
glossy paper. Gray ink reduces grain, banding and metamerism
or dialing in specific image enhancements. Special output
options, including useful layouts, can be selected on the
camera—no need for a computer.
Enhanced PictBridge Functions
PictBridge compatible digital cameras
and printers make it easy to print pictures
on the spot without a personal computer.
Professional Quality Photos for Big Ideas.
Capable of quickly printing lab-quality prints up to 13" x 19",
Canon’s PIXMA Pro9000 raises the bar thanks to its combination of speed and versatility. Its FINE print head generates a
maximum resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi and ChromaLife100
dye-based inks create long lasting, beautiful photos. Canon’s
Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software, including Photoshop and Digital
and virtually eliminates color shifts. Unlike Photo Black ink
Photo Professional (V.2.1 and higher) plug-ins, combine with a new
that increases contrast, Matte Black ink increases black den-
printer driver for advanced color control, ensuring accurate prints
sity on fine art papter while maintaining detail in shadows.
from the start.
With 10 individual ink tanks, users can replace a single color
which reduces waste and saves money.
EXIF Data Single Image Print
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35-image Contact Sheet
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The Power of Wireless Connectivity
Wedding Photography
Sell
Wedding photographers can have one less thing
to worry about with a Canon Wireless Transmitter
attached to their camera. Free to roam about the
ceremony and reception, photographers can
feel confident knowing their images are being
transferred to their computer as they shoot. They
won’t run out of memory cards or lose important
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A
Canon’s all Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A, made
for the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the EOS-1D Mark III, is a
vast improvement over our previous Wireless Transmitter
WFT-E1A. It sports many new features that the professional photographer will find indispensable while retaining
shots while offsite downloading images to the
computer. They can shoot either vertically or horizontally, transferring their images without worry
of getting tangled up in wires. Results can be
shared and orders can be taken on the spot, from
clients and guests; showing photographs in print
or on screen.
an Ethernet (hard wired) connection and 802.11 b and g.
Utilizing the onboard connection wizard, the WFT-E2A
can connect in three ways: In HTTP mode, up to three
users can securely log in to the camera to browse and
download selected
images with a standard
web browser. PTP connectivity allows the user
to easily connect a single camera to a computer
with advanced remotecontrol capabilities. Of
course we still offer FTP
transfer, with a simplified connection interface, for secure transmission to a computer on
your network or over the
internet. USB 2.0 HiSpeed host capability
allows GPS data from
many popular receivers
to be embedded in
EXIF data as well as
allowing the photographer to shoot directly or
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back up image data to many commercially available external
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USB hard drives. The WFT-E2A allows full access to the
camera’s external sockets while maintaining the weather
resistance and durability of the camera body and offering
faster communication between the camera and the transmitter. It has a small built-in antenna capable of wireless
communication at distances up to 492 feet (150m).* It is
powered by the camera’s battery, reducing the extra
equipment the photographer needs to carry.
EOS-1D Mark III with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A
The WFT-E4A gives the EOS 5D Mark II body added handling
versatility while providing wireless file transfer and networking functionality. Attached to the camera, the WFT-E4A
Layout
serves as a vertical grip, duplicating basic camera controls
for easier vertical shooting. It provides wired or wireless
network connectivity, and its USB port can be connected to
an external storage device or compatible GPS receiver,
multiplying the camera’s recording media options. The unit
is powered by a single LP-E6 lithium-ion battery, the power
from which is not used to augment the camera’s own power
supply in any way.
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A
Originally designed for use with the EOS 40D camera, the
Studio photographers can transfer images
automatically, either immediately or after the
shooting session. In immediate mode, the art
director, client, and assistants can be working,
even off-site, giving feedback during the session for greater spontaneity and efficiency. In
operation, images transfer to the computer via
wireless or wired LAN. Wirelessly, Canon’s
transmitters allow a generous distance range
from camera to computer. In wired mode, a
port on the side of the unit connects, with an
appropriate Ethernet cable, to a computer or
other Ethernet device.
WFT-E3A is also compatible with the EOS 50D, providing
advanced functions and capabilities, such as both wireless
(802.11b or g) and wired (100Mbps Ethernet) LAN connectivity. Its powerful transmitter design with high-performance
Sports Photojournalism
internal antenna delivers extended wireless range—up to
492 feet (150m) from the computer or a network access
point. You can connect a compatible third-party GPS
Publish
device via USB, allowing location information to be added
to each image’s EXIF data. Or, you can connect a compatible
USB v.2.0 hard drive to the transmitter for expanded
recording media options. The WFT-E3A transmitter’s ideal
shape—similar to a battery grip—integrates perfectly with
the EOS 50D and provides a second set of the most often
used camera controls for vertical shooting. (The controls
remain functional even when there is no battery in the
transmitter.) FTP, PTP, and HTTP communications protocols
are supported so that files can be transferred using a
number of methods.
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas, and no radio inerference. With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point.
† Maximum distance requires access point with separate antenna; wireless transmission range dependent upon environmental factors and type of receiver in use.
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Commercial Studio Photography
Wireless file transfer has already found a home
with sports photographers and photojournalists,
who benefit from the speed and ease of transferring images while they shoot. By transmitting
images to a local computer, an assistant manages
and forwards image files immediately. This way,
the photographer can meet any deadline and
can even get feedback on images while shooting.
And, there’s always a back-up image, since the
same file is recorded on a memory card in the
camera. Whether capturing the winning dive, or
the medal ceremony, the photographer will
never miss a minute of the action.
Canon USA does not provide support for configuring TCP/IP, encryption or FTP on your computer and/or network. You should consult with your IT specialist or computer systems integrator to configure your
computer and/or network for these services.
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Digital Solutions for Professionals
Professional Software Tools—Digital cameras capture images
as digital data. Digital photography, therefore, benefits from
computer software designed to enhance capture, processing,
and output. The Canon EOS System embraces a wide range of
powerful software tools that provide advanced functions to aid
the professional photographer.
Comparison View
Live View Function
Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3
The EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D
Canon’s advanced data
Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 50D,
verification hardware/
and EOS 40D all offer Live View
software kit consists of
Function, which enables the image
a USB card reader/
at the sensor to be displayed on a
writer, a dedicated
computer monitor in real time.
Original Data Security
With Canon EOS Utility software
Card, and software to
installed on the computer, the user
be installed on a
can check and adjust focus and
Windows computer. The system can verify the originality
composition on the computer. The
and integrity of image data. It can also identify specific
camera can even be fired remotely
data elements (image pixels, EXIF text, GPS info, etc.) that
from the computer. Connection
have been altered.
between the camera and computer
can be via USB cable or, with the optional Wireless File
Transmitter WFT-E2A, WFT-E3A, or WFT-E4A via wireless
LAN. The wireless option enables all Live View capabilities
over a distance up to 492 feet (150m).*
A feature in this version is encryption capability.**
Photographers can encrypt their image files to prevent
unauthorized viewing or wireless theft. Encrypted images
can be viewed only on personal computers on which the
necessary OSK-E3 decoding engine has been installed.
Live View Function is a powerful problem-solver that
Large Thumbnails View
Picture Style
Tone Curve Adjustment Toolbar
Stamp Tool
Digital Photo Professional
addresses all those situations in which it would be awkward,
Dust Delete Function
difficult, or impossible to shoot conventionally by looking
By photographing a plain white
through the viewfinder. Requested by numerous studio and
card at infinity focus, the photog-
remote sports photographers, the Canon Remote Live View
rapher can acquire data identify-
Function enables EVF (electronic viewfinder) shooting via a
ing the position of any dust parti-
wired or wirelessly connected computer. While viewing the
cles on the sensor surface. This data is appended to the
real-time output from the camera’s imaging sensor on a
image file and can be used by Digital Photo Professional
computer monitor, the photographer can perform numerous
software to automatically erase dust spots. This unique
functions—such as check and adjust the focus using 5x and
system can be a tremendous time saver, especially for
10x magnification; check for moiré and false color; and verify
professional photographers who must shoot (and change
composition, lighting, and exposure—before remotely
lenses) in dusty environments. It greatly reduces time spent
releasing the shutter via the computer.
at the computer touching up images.
Dust Delete Function
Canon Digital Photo Professional is a RAW image processing
Dust particle shadow
on the image
application featuring a newly designed, dedicated data
processing engine. It streamlines the workload of profes-
Imaging sensor
sional digital photographers by enabling high-speed RAW
image processing and preview, with support for sRGB,
Dust Delete Data
Adobe RGB, and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. It provides
excellent support for color-managed workflows, and proLow-pass filter
vides numerous controls for exposure and color settings.
Spot-like dust
It also includes a cropping tool, lens aberration correc-
Obtaining Dust Delete Data
tion tools, noise reduction, a navigation tool, CMYK
printer simulation, batch conversion, multiple image
download, and image transfer to other photo applications.
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The location and size of
the dust is detected as
the Dust Delete Data.
DPP uses the Dust
Delete Data to erase
the dust spot.
Batch Processing Window
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas, and no radio interference. With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point.
** Encryption possible with EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III cameras only.
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Knowledge: The Engine of Creativity
Educational Events
For photographers looking to expand their creative and
technical capabilities through hands on training, Canon
offers seminars and events held all across around the
nation. These events include lectures and workshops held
by Canon Explorers of Light and PrintMasters as well as
about the different ways in which world-class photographers
put the system to work to deliver the remarkable images
that keep them at the top of their professions.
The Digital Photo Guidebook
seminars to help you get the most out of your EOS Digital
SLR. Check the Educational Events calendar at the CDLC to
for an event closest to you!
EOS Discovery Day is
an in-depth training
presentation designed
to benefit EOS DSLR
owners with varying
degrees of technical
The Digital Photo Guidebook is designed to assist experi-
proficiency. In addition to detailed instruction on camera
enced professional photographers make the transition to
operation and use of advanced features, the training
digital. In particular, the guidebook explains many of the
covers helpful general photography topics and important
creative options available when using digital camera to
digital basics, including printing. The course content
produce photos for commercial printing. This is a source
makes heavy use of images to clearly explain and promote
of useful information for photographers in all fields from
The CDLC Home Page is your starting point to an entire
better understanding of key messages. Questions and
advertising to publishing to photojournalism, whether
world of ideas, information, and useful tools that support
answer periods and hands-on demonstrations will be part
shooting in the field or the studio.
your creativity.
of the event.
Interviews and Shooter’s Insight pages show you—
Canon Publications
through pictures, words, and video—how professionals
These in-depth guidebooks help professionals understand
interface with their equipment to achieve unique results.
and find innovative solutions to many issues faced by
The Explorers of Light and PrintMaster Gallery section
photographers today.
The Digital Color Management & Printing
Guidebook
gives you A-Z access to the world’s leading photographers,
Canon Digital Learning Center
their biographies, and inspiring samples of their work.
For in-depth information and examples of the best of Canon
EOS digital photography, there is nothing like the Canon
Digital Learning Center (CDLC). A free, online photography
resource, the CDLC website celebrates the art and science of
photography with a growing collection of video tutorials, product manuals, interviews, Canon product information, contests
and much more! Presented from the photographer’s perspective, the tips, techniques, and galleries at the CDLC will educate and inspire. It’s worth a visit, whether you’re new to the
EOS system or a veteran user: www.usa.canon.com/dlc.
The Product pages provide comprehensive information on
the components of the EOS system, organized by category
to help you quickly find what you’re looking for.
Tips & Techniques are written by experienced experts
The Digital Color Management & Printing Guidebook is for
from around the globe to help you get the most from your
photographers whose livelihoods depend on maintaining
EOS camera and system accessories.
pristine image quality from capture, image transfer, and
processing to projecting and printing. It is an excellent
Check out the Educational Events calendar and make
example of Canon’s commitment to professionals who
plans to attend shows, seminars, lectures, and hands-on
The Imaging Systems Integration Guidebook presents
seek nothing short of perfection from capture to final out-
workshops that will broaden your horizon.
unique tips and techniques from the photographer’s per-
put. From EOS Digital cameras and system components to
spective. It is filled with examples of how today’s most suc-
imagePROGRAF large format printers, PIXMA photo print-
cessful professional photographers use Canon EOS System
ers, and REALiS projectors, Canon delivers the most com-
components and imaging tools to great advantage. Read
prehensive total imaging solution for professionals.
www.usa.canon.com/dlc
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Nomenclature for EOS-1Ds Mark III
Viewfinder Information
Shutter Button
WFT-E2A Mounting Hole
Area AF Ellipse
Exposure Level Scale
: 1 stop
: 1/3 stop
Overexposure
Flash Overexposure
Center Spot Metering Circle
AF Point
Focusing Screen
PC Terminal
High-Speed Sync Indicator (FP Flash)
FE Lock
FEB In-Progress
Exposure Level
Flash Exposure Level
Flash-ready
Improper FE Lock Warning
Self-Timer Lamp
Lens Release Button
Grip
Remote Control Terminal
Video OUT Terminal
Flash Underexposure
Underexposure
* AE Lock
Maximum Burst
AEB in-progress
Multi-Spot Metering
JPEG Icon
M Manual Exposure
Depth-of-Field Preview Button
DIGITAL (USB) Terminal
Shutter Speed
Bulb (
), FE Lock (
Vertical-Grip Main Dial
Vertical-Grip Shutter Button
Hand Strap Mount
Battery Release Handle
Battery
Tripod Socket
RAW Icon
Battery Check
Metering Mode
Standard Exposure Index
), Busy (
)
Focus Confirmation Light
Aperture
ISO Speed
Highlight Tone Priority Display
AF Point Selection Mode
(
AF, SEL[ ], SEL AF)
Recording Media Indicator (Card*)
AF Point Registration
(
HP, SEL[ ], SEL HP)
ISO Speed Icon
Shots Remaining
Recording Media Full (
)
White Balance Correction
Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Compensation
Multi-Controller
Viewfinder Eyepiece
Eyecup Eg
SET Button
Quick Control Dial
AF Start Button
AE Lock/Reduce Button
INFO/Trimming Orientation Button
MENU Button
AF Point Selection/
Magnify Button
Memory Card Slot Cover
LCD Monitor
Extension System Terminal
Top LCD Panel Information
ISO Speed
Highlight Tone Priority Display
(Dust Delete Data Acquisition (––––)
Shooting Mode
: Program AE
: Aperture-priority AE
: Manual Exposure
: Shutter-priority AE
ISO Icon
Vertical-Grip AF Start Button
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Partial Metering
Spot Metering
Center-Weighted
Average Metering
Vertical-Grip ON/OFF Switch
Battery Check
Memory Card Slot Cover
Release Handle
Access Lamp
Playback Button
Rear LCD Panel
Erase Button
Vertical-Grip AE Lock/
Reduce Button
Shutter Speed
Bulb (
)
Bulb Exposure Time (Min.:Sec.)
FE Lock
Busy (
,PC )
Error (
)
Sensor Cleaning (
)
Aperture
AEB Amount
(Dust Delete Data Acquisition (––)
AF Point Selection Mode
(
AF, SEL[ ], SEL AF)
Recording Media Indicator (Card*)
AF Point Registration
(
HP, SEL[ ], SEL HP)
Shots Remaining
Self-Timer Countdown
Bulb Exposure Time (Hours)
Recording Media Full (
)
Error Code
Remaining Images to Record
AF Mode
One-Shot AF
AI SERVO AF
Drive Modes
Single Shooting
High-Speed Continuous
Shooting
Low-Speed Continuous
Shooting
Self-Timer (10 sec.)
Self-Timer (2 sec.)
Silent Single Shooting
Flash Exposure Compensation
Exposure Level Scale
Vertical-Grip FE Lock/
Multi-Spot Metering Button
Function Button
Protect and Sound Recording Button/
Picture Style Setting Button
Recording Microphone
Vertical-Grip AF Point Selection/
Magnify Button
AEB
Power/Quick Control Dial Switch
Mirror Lockup
Exposure Level Indicator
• Exposure Compensation Amount
• AEB Range
• Flash Exposure Compensation Amount
Rear LCD Panel Information
LCD Panel Illumination Button
AEB Set Buttons
Shooting Mode Selection Button
AF Mode Selection/
Drive Mode Selection Button
Strap Mount
Exposure Compensation/
Aperture Button
Shutter Button
FE Lock/Multi-Spot
Metering Button
Main Dial
ISO Speed Set Button
Strap Mount
Metering Mode Selection/
Flash Exposure Compensation Button
Dioptric Adjustment Knob
Top LCD Panel
110
Monochrome Shooting
External Media Connection Icon
Data Transfer Icon
SD Card Indicator
CF Card Indicator
Recording Media Selection Arrow
Image Size
Large
Medium1
Medium2
Small
RAW
Small RAW
Wired LAN Connection
Flash-Sync Contacts
Hot Shoe
White Balance Correction
Eyepiece Shutter Lever
Wireless LAN Connection
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten Light
White Fluorescent Light
Flash
Custom
Color Temperature
Custom White Balance
Acquistion Display ([ * ])
File No.
Color Temprature
Custom White Balance Number
Personal White Balance (PC1~PC5)
Folder Number
Recording Media Indicator (
)
111
Nomenclature for EOS-1D Mark III
Viewfinder Information
Shutter Button
WFT-E2A Mounting Hole
Center Spot Metering Circle
Area AF Ellipse
Exposure Level Scale
: 1 stop
: 1/3 stop
Overexposure
Flash Overexposure
AF Point
Focusing Screen
PC Terminal
Self-Timer Lamp
Lens Release Button
Grip
Remote Control Terminal
Video OUT Terminal
Depth-of-Field Preview Button
DIGITAL (USB) Terminal
High-Speed Sync Indicator (FP Flash)
FE Lock
FEB In-Progress
Flash-Ready
Improper FE lock Warning
* AE Lock
AEB In-Progress
Multi-Spot Metering
M Manual Exposure
Exposure Level
Flash Exposure Level
Flash Underexposure
Underexposure
Maximum Burst
JPEG Icon
Metering Mode
Shutter Speed
Bulb (
), FE Lock (
RAW Icon
Battery Check
), Busy (
)
Standard Exposure Index
Aperture
Vertical-Grip Main Dial
Vertical-Grip Shutter Button
Hand Strap Mount
Multi-Controller
Viewfinder Eyepiece
Eyecup Eg
INFO/Trimming Orientation Button
MENU Button
Battery Release Handle
Battery
Tripod Socket
SET Button
Quick Control Dial
AF Start Button
AE Lock/Reduce Button
AF Point Selection/
Magnify Button
Memory Card Slot Cover
LCD Monitor
Extension System Terminal
Playback Button
Rear LCD Panel
Erase Button
Function Button
Protect and Sound Recording Button/
Picture Style Setting Button
Recording Microphone
Shooting Mode
: Program AE
: Aperture-priority AE
: Manual Exposure
: Shutter-priority AE
ISO Icon
Vertical-Grip AF Start Button
Vertical-Grip ON/OFF Switch
Battery Check
Access Lamp
Vertical-Grip AE Lock/
Reduce Button
ISO Speed
Highlight Tone Priority Display
ISO Speed Icon
Shots Remaining
Recording Media Full (
)
White Balance Correction
Top LCD Panel Information
ISO Speed
Highlight Tone Priority Display
(Dust Delete Data Acquisition (––––)
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Partial Metering
Spot Metering
Center-Weighted
Average Metering
Memory Card Slot Cover
Release Handle
Focus Confirmation Light
AF Point Selection Mode
(
AF, SEL[ ], SEL AF)
Recording Media Indicator (Card*)
AF Point Registration
(
HP, SEL[ ], SEL HP)
Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Compensation
Shutter Speed
Bulb (
)
Bulb Exposure Time (Min.:Sec.)
FE Lock
Busy (
,PC )
Error (
)
Sensor Cleaning (
)
Aperture
AEB Amount
(Dust Delete Data Acquisition (––)
AF Point Selection Mode
(
AF, SEL[ ], SEL AF)
Recording Media Indicator (Card*)
AF Point Registration
(
HP, SEL[ ], SEL HP)
Shots Remaining
Self-Timer Countdown
Bulb Exposure Time (Hours)
Recording Media Full (
)
Error Code
Remaining Images to Record
AF Mode
One-Shot AF
AI SERVO AF
Drive Modes
Single Shooting
High-Speed Continuous
Shooting
Low-Speed Continuous
Shooting
Self-Timer (10 sec.)
Self-Timer (2 sec.)
Silent Single Shooting
Flash Exposure Compensation
Vertical-Grip FE Lock/
Multi-Spot Metering Button
Exposure Level Scale
Vertical-Grip AF Point Selection/
Magnify Button
AEB
Power/Quick Control Dial Switch
Mirror Lockup
Exposure Level Indicator
• Exposure Compensation Amount
• AEB Range
• Flash Exposure Compensation Amount
Rear LCD Panel Information
LCD Panel Illumination Button
AEB Set Buttons
Shooting Mode Selection Button
AF Mode Selection/
Drive Mode Selection Button
Strap Mount
Exposure Compensation/
Aperture Button
Shutter Button
FE Lock/Multi-Spot
Metering Button
Main Dial
ISO Speed Set Button
Strap Mount
Metering Mode Selection/
Flash Exposure Compensation Button
Dioptric Adjustment Knob
Top LCD Panel
112
Monochrome Shooting
External Media Connection Icon
Data Transfer Icon
SD Card Indicator
CF Card Indicator
Recording Media Selection Arrow
Image Size
Large
Medium1
Medium2
Small
RAW
Small RAW
Wired LAN Connection
Flash-Sync Contacts
Hot Shoe
White Balance Correction
Eyepiece Shutter Lever
Wireless LAN Connection
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten Light
White Fluorescent Light
Flash
Custom
Color Temperature
Custom White Balance
Acquistion Display ([ * ])
File No.
Color Temprature
Custom White Balance Number
Personal White Balance (PC1~PC5)
Folder Number
Recording Media Indicator (
)
113
Nomenclature for EOS 5D Mark II
Viewfinder Information
Remote Control Sensor
Self-Timer Lamp
Strap Mount
Focusing Screen
AF Point
Microphone
Lens Release Button
Shutter Button
Grip
Spot Metering Circle
PC Terminal
Remote Control
Terminal (N3 Type)
Audio/Video
OUT Terminal
DIGITAL Terminal
<
Battery Check
mini-HDMI OUT Terminal
External Microphone Input Terminal
Date/Time Backup Battery
Depth-of-field Preview Button
Battery Compartment Cover Release Lever
Extension System Terminal
Tripod Socket
Battery Compartment Cover
<•> Focus Confirmation Light
* AE Lock AEB In-Progress
Maximum Burst
Flash-Ready
Improper FE lock Warning
<B/W> Monochrome Shooting
High-Speed Sync Indicator
(FP Flash)
FE Lock/FEB In-Progress
DC Coupler Cord Hole
Speaker
Multi-Controller
AF Start Button
CF Card Full Warning (
CF Card Error Warning (
No CF Card Warning (
ISO Speed
, , , )
( ,
<D+> Highlight Tone Priority
Flash Exposure Compensation
Eyecup
< > ISO Speed Icon
> White Balance Correction
)
)
)
Shutter Speed (
FE Lock (
)
Busy (
)
)
Exposure Level Indicator
• Exposure Compensation Amount
• AEB Range
• Flash Exposure Compensation Amount
Aperture (
)
AE/FE Lock Button/
Index/Reduce Button
Top LCD Panel Information
Viewfinder Eyepiece
Live View Shooting/Print/Share Button
AF Point Selection/Enlarge Button
Shutter Speed (
Busy (
)
)
MENU Button
CF Card Slot Cover
Picture Style Selection Button
Quick Control Dial
INFO/Trimming Orientation Button
Setting/Movie Start Button
Playback Button
Access Lamp
Erase Button
LCD Monitor
Light Sensor
Power Switch
AF Mode Selection/Drive Mode
Selection Button
ISO Speed Set/Flash Exposure
Compensation Button
Metering Mode Selection/
White Balance Selection Button
Shutter Button
Image Recording Quality
Large/Fine
Large/Normal
Medium/Fine
Medium/Normal
Small/Fine
Small/Normal
RAW
Small RAW
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten Light
White Fluorescent Light
Flash
Custom
Color Temperature
Battery Check
Main Dial
LCD Panel Illumination Button
Mode Dial
Strap Mount
Exposure Level Indicator
• Exposure Compensation Amount
• AEB Level
• Flash Exposure Compensation
Card Writing Status
AF Point Selection (
CF Card Full Warning (
CF Card Error Warning (
No CF Card Warning (
Error Code (
)
Cleaning Image Sensor (
LCD Panel
Flash-Sync Contacts
Hot Shoe
114
Dioptric Adjustment Knob
)
)
)
)
Aperture
Flash Exposure Compensation
Shots Remaining
Shots Remaining During WB-BKT
Self-Timer Countdown
Bulb Exposure Time
White Balance Correction
AF Mode
One-Shot AF
AI Focus AF
AI Servo AF
Drive Mode
Single Shooting
Continuous Shooting
Self-Timer (10 sec.)/Remote Control
Self-Timer (2 sec.)/Remote Control
AEB
ISO Speed ( ,
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Partial
Spot
Center-Weighted Average
)
, , ,
)
Monochrome Shooting
ISO Speed
<D+> Highlight Tone Priority
115
Nomenclature for EOS 50D
Nomenclature for EOS 40D
Hot Shoe
Built-in Flash/AF-Assist Beam
LCD Panel Illumination Button
Flash-Sync Contacts
Metering Mode Selection/White Balance Selector Button
AF Mode Selection/Drive Mode Selection Button
ISO Speed/Flash Exposure Comensation Button
Flash Button
Mode Dial
Main Dial
Flash-Sync Contacts
Built-in Flash
Hot Shoe
Flash Button
LCD Panel Illumination Button
Metering Mode Selection/White Balance Selector Button
AF Mode Selection/Drive Mode Selection Button
ISO Speed/Flash Exposure Comensation Button
Main Dial
Mode Dial
Strap Mount
Shutter Button
Red-Eye Reduction/
Self-Timer Lamp
Strap Mount
DIGITAL Terminal
VIDEO OUT Terminal
HDMI Terminal
Shutter Button
Lens Release Button
Red-Eye Reduction/
Self-Timer Lamp
DIGITAL Terminal
VIDEO OUT Terminal
Lens Release Button
Remote Control Terminal (N3 Type)/
Flash Sync (PC) Terminal
Remote Control Terminal (N3 Type)
Grip
Grip
Depth-of-Field Preview Button
Depth-of-Field Preview Button
Tripod Socket
Battery Compartment
Cover and Release Lever
Battery Compartment,
Cover and Release Lever
Tripod Socket
AF Start Button
Dioptric Adjustment Knob
Dioptric Adjustment Knob
Viewfinder Eyepiece
AF Start button
AE Lock/FE Lock Button/Index/Reduce Button
Live View Shooting/Print/Share Button
AF Point Selection/Magnify Button
MENU Button
AE Lock/FE Lock Button/
Index/Reduce Button
Viewfinder Eyepiece
Print/Share Button
MENU Button
AF Point Selection/Enlarge Button
Multi-Controller
Multi-Controller
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor
SET Button
CF Card Slot Cover
Picture Style Selection Button
SET Button
CF Card Slot Cover
INFO Button/Trimming Orientation Button
Quick Control Dial
Quick Control Dial
Erase Button
Access Lamp
Power Switch
Function Button
Top LCD Panel Information
Viewfinder Information
Shutter Speed
(
)
Busy (
)
Built-in Flash Recycling
(
)
AF Point
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten Light
White
Fluorescent
Light
Flash
Custom
Color
Temperature
Exposure Level
Indicator
• Exposure
Compensation Amount
• AEB Level
• Flash Compensation
Amount
Image Recording Quality
Battery Check
Highlight Tone Priority
Beeper
116
Access Lamp
Playback Button
JUMP Button
Playback Button
Info/Trimming Orientation Button
Flash Exposure
Compensation
Erase Button
AF Point Selection (
CF Card Full Warning (
CF Card Error Warning (
No CF Card Warning (
Error Code (
Cleaning Image Sensor (
Aperture Setting (
)
Spot Metering Circle
)
)
)
)
)
Focusing
Screen
Shots Remaining (
Shots Remaining During
WB-BKT (
)
Self-Timer Countdown (
Bulb Exposure Time (
)
)
)
WB Correction/
WB-BKT White
Balance
AF Mode
Drive Mode
Single
Low-Speed Continuous
High-Speed Continuous
Self-Timer (10 sec.)
Self-Timer (2 sec.)
AEB
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Partial
Spot
Center-Weighted Average
ISO Speed
(
)
Monochrome Shooting
Top LCD Panel Information
Viewfinder Information
Shutter Speed
(
)
Busy (
)
Built-in Flash Recycling
(
)
AF Point
Flash Exposure
Compensation
)
* AE Lock AEB
in-progress
Flash-Ready/
Improper FE Lock
Warning
High-Speed Sync
Indicator (FP Flash)
(* — FE Lock)
Flash Exposure
Compensation
CF Card Full Warning
(
)
CF Card Error Warning
(
)
No CF Card Warning
(
)
Focus Confirmation Light
• During One-Shot
Autofocus : Lights when
focus is achieved, blinks
at 2Hz if focus fails
• During Manual Focus:
Lights when focus is
achieved
Maximum Burst (
)
White Balance Correction/
Monochrome Shooting
ISO Speed
<D+> Highlight Tone Priority
White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten Light
White
Fluorescent
Light
Flash
Custom
Color
Temperature
Exposure Level
Indicator
• Exposure
Compensation Amount
• AEB Level
• Flash Compensation
Amount
Image Recording Quality
Shutter Speed
(
)
FE Lock (
)
Busy (
)
Built-in Flash Recycling
(
)
Exposure Level
• Exposure Compensation Amount
• AEB Level
• Red-Eye Reduction Lamp On
Battery Check
Beeper
Aperture Value (
)
Power Switch
Picture Style Selection Button
Custom Function
AF Point Selection (
CF Card Full Warning (
CF Card Error Warning (
No CF Card Warning (
Error Code (
Cleaning Image Sensor (
Aperture Setting (
)
Spot Metering Circle
)
)
)
)
)
Focusing
Screen
)
Shots Remaining (
Shots Remaining During
WB-BKT (
)
Self-Timer Countdown (
Bulb Exposure Time (
)
)
)
WB Correction/
WB-BKT White
Balance
AF Mode
Drive Mode
Single
Low-Speed Continuous
High-Speed Continuous
Self-Timer (10 sec.)
Self-Timer (2 sec.)
AEB
Metering Mode
Evaluative
Partial
Spot
Center-Weighted Average
ISO Speed
(
)
Monochrome Shooting
* AE Lock AEB
in-progress
Flash-R eady/
Improper FE Lock
Warning
High-Speed Sync
Indicator (FP Flash)
(* — FE Lock)
Flash Exposure
Compensation
CF Card Full Warning
(
)
CF Card Error Warning
(
)
No CF Card Warning
(
)
Shutter Speed
(
)
FE Lock (
)
Busy (
)
Built-in Flash Recycling
(
)
Focus Confirmation Light
• During One-Shot
Autofocus : Lights when
focus is achieved, blinks
at 2Hz if focus fails
• During Manual Focus:
Lights when focus is
achieved
Maximum Burst (
)
White Balance Correction
ISO Speed (
, )
Monochrome Shooting
Exposure Level
• Exposure Compensation Amount
• AEB Level
• Red-Eye Reduction Lamp On
Aperture Value (
)
117
EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III Custom Function Chart
Custom
Function
Function Description
No.
Custom
Function
Setting
Function Description
C.Fn I: Exposure
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Exposure level
increments
ISO speed setting
increments
Set ISO speed range
Bracketing Auto Cancel
Bracketing sequence
Number of bracketing shots
Spot metering link
to AF point
Safety Shift
Select usable
shooting modes
Select usable
metering modes
Metering pattern in Manual
mode
Set shutter speed range
Set aperture value range
0
1
2
0
1
–
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
2
3
0
1
0
1
2
–
1/3-stop increments
Speeds/apertures 1-stop increments, Exposure compensation in 1/3-stops
1/2-stop increments
ISO set in 1/3-stop increments
ISO set in 1-stop increments
Disable (camera ISO range 100~3200)
Enable (apply user-registered available ISO range)
Set highest ISO (1-stop increments) up to “H”
Register Set lowest ISO (1-stop increments), “L” thru 1600(1Ds)/3200(1D)
Return
On (AEB cancels if camera turned off, etc.)
Off (AEB remains in effect unless flash turned on)
–
+
0
0
+
–
+
0
–
3 shots
2 shots
5 shots
7 shots
Disable (spot metering always at center)
Enable (spot metering at manually selected AF pt.)
Disable
Enable (Tv/Av modes)
Enable (ISO speed shifts, in P, Tv, Av modes)
Disable (all exposure modes available)
Enable (only modes registered are selectable)
M
P
Register
BULB
Tv
Av
Apply
Disable (all metering patterns available)
Enable (only metering modes registered are selectable)
Register
0
1
2
3
4
–
–
Apply shooting/
Metering mode
–
Flash sync. speed in
Av mode
0
1
Long exp. noise
reduction
2
High ISO speed
noise reduction
3
Highlight tone priority
4
5
6
E-TTL II flash metering
Shutter curtain sync.
Flash firing
7
Viewfinder info.
during exp.
8
LCD panel illumination during
Bulb
9
INFO button when
shooting
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
(Cont.)
AF Microadjustment
AF expansion with
selected pt
Selectable AF point
Switch to registered AF point
AF point auto selection
AF point display
during focus
AF point brightness
AF-assist beam firing
Mirror lockup
Continuous shooting
speed
No.
AF point:M
Auto/Auto
ONE SHOT
AI Servo
IS start
Switch to registered AF point
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
Disable (no adjustment for front or back-focus)
Adjust all by same amount
Forward: -20 …….. 0 ……. +20
Backward
Adjust by lens
2
AI Servo tracking sensitivity
3
AI Servo 1st/2nd image
priority
4
AI Servo AF tracking method
5
Lens drive when
AF impossible
6
118
USM lens electronic MF
Lens AF stop button function
(select Canon Super-telephoto
IS lenses only)
On (red illumination on)
Off
On (lights momentarily when focus achieved)
Normal
Brighter
Enable (Speedlite’s AF assist beam fires normally)
Disable
Disable
Enable (mirror lowers after each shot)
Enable: Down with SET (mirror remains up until SET pressed)
Disable (shoots at default fps rates)
Enable (applies user-registered fps rates)
Register
Apply
Specified metering mode on camera’s LCD panel
Evaluative metering only in M mode
Partial metering only in M mode
Spot metering only in M mode
Center-weighted average only in M mode
Disable
Enable (apply user-registered range)
Highest speed: 250–8000
Lowest speed: 30"–60
Register
Apply
Disable (use lens’s full aperture range)
Enable (apply user-registered aperture range)
Min. aperture (Max. f/): 1.4–91
Max. aperture ((Min. f/): 1.0–64
Register
Apply
Disable (no switching to registered settings)
Enable (Press “ * ” button to switch settings)
With AE lock button (AF on)
Register
With AE lock button (AF off)
Auto (shutter speed set based on ambient light)
1/250 sec.(1Ds)/1/300 sec.(1D) fixed
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
Off
Auto (camera decides whether to apply reduction)
On (noise reduction applied; 1 sec. and longer only)
Off
On
Disable
Enable
Evaluative flash metering
Average flash metering over all 63 metering zones
1st-curtain synchronization
2nd-curtain synchronization (EOS Speedlites only)
Enable
Disable – AF assist beam continues to operate
Disable
Enable (viewfinder info visible during bursts)
Off
On during Bulb
LCD monitor Displays camera settings
LCD monitor Displays shooting functions
0
1
2
–
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
MF possible after One-shot AF completed
Disable after One-shot AF
Disable completely in AF mode
Slow: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2: Fast
AF priority/2nd shot onward – Tracking priority
AF priority/2nd shot onward – Drive speed priority
Release/2nd shot onward – Drive speed priority
Main focus point priority
Continuous AF track priority (ignores closer objects)
Focus search on
Focus search off
AF stop
AF start
AE lock
17
Limit continuous shot count
–
2
AF-ON/AE lock
button switch
3
Quick Control Dial in
meter
4
SET button when
shooting
5
Tv/Av setting for
Manual exp.
6
Dial direction during
Tv/Av
7
Av setting without lens
08
WB + media/image size
setting
09
10
11
12
Button function
Button function when
<off>
Focusing screen
Timer length for timer
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
3
–
15
Add original decision
data
16
Live View Function exposure
simulation
0
1
14
Shortened release
time lag
Add aspect ratio
information
No.
Custom
Function
Setting
Function Description
No.
Setting
C.Fn I: Exposure
2
3
4
5
6
7
Exposure level increments
ISO speed setting increments
ISO expansion
Bracketing auto cancel
Bracketing sequence
Safety shift
Flash sync. speed in Av mode
0
1/3-stop
1
1/2-stop
0
1/3-stop
1
1-stop
0
Off
1
On
0
On
1
Off
0
0, –, +
1
–, 0, +
0
Disable
1
Enable (Tv/Av)
0
Auto
1
1/200–1/60 sec. (auto)
2
1/200 sec. (fixed)
C.Fn II: Image
1
2
3
4
Tv=
/ Av=
Tv=
/ Av=
(reverse functions in M mode for top/rear dials)
Normal
Reserve direction
Disable
Enable (possible to set aperture on body w/o lens)
Rear LCD panel
LCD monitor (displayed when FUNC button pressed)
Protect (hold button in: sound rec.)
Sound rec. (press & release; protect possible via menu only)
Normal (enable)
Disable
,
, Multi-controller
Ec-C IV
Ec-A, B, C, C II, C III, D, H, I, L
Ec-S
Ec-N, R
Disable (use camera’s built-in settings)
Enable (apply user-registered changes)
6 sec. timer: 0–6–59 sec., 1–60 min.
16 sec. timer: 0–16–59 sec., 1–60 min.
Register
Time after release: 0–2–59 sec., 1–60 min.
Apply
Disable (standard 55ms “time lag”)
Enable (as low as 40ms, depending upon lens aperture)
Off
Aspect ratio 6:6
Aspect ratio 3:4
Aspect ratio 4:5
Aspect ratio 6:7
Aspect ratio 10:12
Aspect ratio 5:7
Off
On (used by optional Original Data Security Kit)
Disable (LCD auto adjust)
Enable (LCD simulates actual exposure level)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Exposure level increments
2
ISO speed setting increments
3
ISO expansion
4
Bracketing auto cancel
5
Bracketing sequence
6
Safety shift
Flash sync. speed in Av mode
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Lens drive when AF impossible
Lens AF stop button function
AF point selection method
Superimposed display
AF-assist beam firing
Mirror lockup
AF point area expansion
AF Microadjustment
2
3
4
5
6
1/3-stop
1
1/2-stop
0
1/3-stop
1
1-stop
0
Off
1
On
0
On
1
Off
0
0, –, +
1
–, 0, +
0
Disable
1
Enable (Tv/Av)
0
Auto
1
1/250–1/60 sec. (auto)
2
1/250 sec. (fixed)
0
Off
1
Auto
0
Off
1
Auto
2
On
2
On
0
Standard
0
Standard
1
Weak
1
Low
2
Strong
2
Strong
3
Disable
3
Disable
0
Disable
0
Disable
1
Enable
1
Enable
0
Standard
1
Weak
2
Strong
3
Disable
1
2
3
4
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed/noise reduction
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Shutter button/AF-ON button
AF-ON/AE lock button switch
Assign SET button
Dial direction during Tv/Av
Focusing screen
Add original decision data
0
Standard
1
Low
2
Strong
3
Disable
4
Focus search on
5
Focus search off
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
0
Focus search on
1
Focus search off
0
AF stop
0
AF stop
1
AF start
1
AF start
2
AE lock
2
AE lock
3
AF point: M
3
AF point: M
4
ONE SHOT
4
ONE SHOT
5
IS start
5
IS start
0
Normal
0
Normal
1
Multi-controller direct
1
Multi-controller direct
2
Quick Control Dial direct
2
Quick Control Dial direct
0
On
0
On
1
Off
1
Off
0
Enable
0
Enable
1
Disable
1
Disable
0
Disable
2
Only external flash emits
1
Enable
0
Disable
0
Disable
1
Enable
1
Enable
0
Disable
0
Disable
1
Adjust all by same amount
1
Adjust all by same amount
2
Adjust by lens
2
Adjust by lens
0
Metering + AF start
1
Metering + AF start/AF stop
2
Metering start/Meter + AF start
3
AE lock/Metering + AF start
4
Metering + AF start/disable
0
1
Auto/Auto
ctr
2
Lens drive when AF impossible
Lens AF stop button
AI SERVO
3
4
5
6
7
AF point selection method
Superimposed display
AF-assist beam firing
Mirror lockup
AF Microadjustment
Auto/Auto
ctr
AI SERVO
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
0
Metering + AF start
1
Metering + AF start/AF stop
2
Metering start/Meter + AF start
3
AE lock/Metering + AF start
0
Disable
1
Enable
Disable
0
Normal
1
Enable
1
Image replay
0
Normal (disabled)
2
Picture Style
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
1
0
C.Fn II: Image
Limited shots: 99–2
Apply
Metering + AF start (at both buttons)
Metering + AF start/AF stop
Metering start/Meter + AF start (no AF at shutter button)
AE lock/Metering + AF start
Metering + AF start/disable (AF-on button)
Disable
Enable (reverse role of AEL and AF-on buttons)
Exposure comp/Aperture
AF point selection (instant AF point access with rear dial)
ISO speed (instant ISO access with rear dial)
Normal (disabled)
White balance
Image size
ISO Speed
Picture Style
Record func. + media/folder
Menu display
Image playback
1
7
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
0
1
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
0
1
13
1
High speed: 5,4,3,2 fps(1Ds)/10–2 fps(1D) Per shot
Low speed: 1,2,3,4 fps(1Ds)/1,3–9 fps(1D) Per shot
Apply
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
1
Function Description
C.Fn I: Exposure
Disable
Enable
Register
Shutter button/
AF-ON button
Custom
Function
ctr
Disable (one AF point only when manually selected)
Enable (expand by adding left/right Assist pts)
Enable (expand by adding ring of six surrounding Assist pts)
19 points
Inner 9 points
Outer 9 points
Disable
Enable
direct: disable /
: enable
direct: disable /
:disable (auto AF select mode impossible to access)
direct: enable /
: enable
–
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
1
Setting
3
4
5
6
–
C.Fn II: Image/Flash exp/Display
1
6
EOS 50D Custom Function Chart
EOS 5D Mark II Custom Function Chart
1
2
3
Shutter button/AF-ON button
AF-ON/AE lock button switch
Assign SET button
1
Change quality
3
Menu display
2
Change Picture Style
4
Image replay
3
Menu display
5
Quick Control screen
4
Image replay
0
Normal
5
Quick control screen
1
Reverse direction
6
Record movie (Live View)
0
Ef-A
0
Normal
1
Ef-D
1
Reverse direction
2
EF-S
0
Ef-A
0
Off
1
Ef-D
2
Ef-S
0
Off
1
On
4
5
6
7
Dial direction during Tv/Av
Focusing screen
Add original decision data
Assign FUNC. button
1
On
0
LCD brightness
1
Image quality
2
Exposure comp/AEB setting
119
EOS 40D Custom Function Chart
Custom Function
Function Description
No.
Specifications
Setting
Custom Function
C.Fn I: Exposure
Function Description
No.
Setting
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
On
Off
Enable
Disable
Only external flash emits
Disable
Enable
Disable
Enable
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
0
1
2
3
4
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
Metering + AF start
Metering 3+ AF start/AF stop
Metering start/Metering + AF start
AE lock/Metering + AF start
Metering + AF start/Disable
Disable
Enable
Normal (disabled)
Change quality
Change Picture Style
Menu display
Image replay
Normal
Reverse direction
Ef-A
Ef-D
Ef-S
Off
On
Disable (LCD auto adjust)
Enable (simulate exposure)
1
Exposure level increments
2
ISO speed setting increments
3
ISO expansion
4
Bracketing auto cancel
5
Bracketing sequence
6
Safety Shift
7
Flash sync. Speed in Av mode
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
1/3-stop
1/2-stop
1/3-stop
1-stop
Off
On
On
Off
0, –, +
–, 0, +
Disable
Enable (Tv/Av)
Auto
1/250 sec. (fixed)
0
1
2
0
1
0
1
Off
Auto
On
Off
On
Disable
Enable
0
1
0
1
2
3
4
5
0
1
2
Focus search on
Focus search off
AF stop
AF start
AE lock
AF point M
Auto/Auto
ONE SHOT
AI SERVO
IS start
Normal
Multi-controller direct
Quick Control Dial direct
4
Superimposed Display
5
AF-assist beam firing
6
AF during Live View Function shooting
Long exp. noise reduction
2
High ISO speed/noise reduction
3
Highlight tone priority
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
1
2
3
EOS-1D Mark III
Autofocus System
TTL-AREA-SIR CMOS Sensor; One-Shot and Al Servo AF with
Focus Prediction; Manual focusing confirmation possible
with EF lenses; Automatic or manual focus point selection
TTL-AREA-SIR CMOS Sensor; One-Shot and Al Servo AF with
Focus Prediction; Manual focusing confirmation possible
with EF lenses; Automatic or manual focus point selection
Image Processor / Image Sensor
Dual "DIGIC III" / 36 x 24mm, Single-plate CMOS Sensor
with Auto Sensor Cleaning
Dual "DIGIC III" / 28.1 x 18.7mm, Single-plate CMOS Sensor
with Auto Sensor Cleaning
7
Monitor lockup
Crop Factor
1.0x (full-frame)
1.3x (APS-H)
Special Features
• 21.1 Megapixel CMOS
Digital SLR camera
• Built-in 3.0" (approx.
230,000 dots) wide viewing
angle color monitor
• 57 Custom functions in 4
sets
• Quick Control Dial
• Simultaneous RAW and JPEG
image capture
Number of Focusing Points
45 (Area AF Ellipse)
19 cross-type AF points (plus 26 Assist AF points)
45 (Area AF Ellipse)
19 cross-type AF points (plus 26 Assist AF points)
ISO Range*
ISO 100–1600,
ISO 50 and 3200 via Menu Selection
ISO 100–3200,
ISO 50 and 6400 via Menu Selection
Recording Media
UDMA CF/CF (Type I or II) card,
SD/SDHC memory card
CF card (Type I or II),
SD/SDHC memory card
Frames Per Second
Single, 3.0 fps, 5.0 fps
Single, 3.0 fps, 10.0 fps
Shutter Speeds
30–1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3-, 1/2-, 1stop increments
30–1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3-, 1/2-, 1stop increments
Autofocus Sensitivity
EV -1–18 (at ISO 100)
EV -1–18 (at ISO 100)
Maximum Flash
Synchronization Speed
Up to 1/250 sec.; high-speed sync. available with EX-series
Speedlites
Up to 1/300 sec.; high-speed sync. available with EX-series
Speedlites
Metering System
TTL full-aperture metering:
• 63-zone Evaluative metering,
• 8.5% Partial metering,
• 2.4% Center spot metering,
• 2.4% Spot metering (linked
to user-selected focusing
point),
TTL full-aperture metering:
• 63-zone Evaluative meteing
• 13.5% Partial metering
• 3.8% Center spot metering
• 3.8% Spot metering (linked
to user-selected focusing
point)
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
1
Shutter button/AF-ON button
2
AF-ON/AE lock button switch
3
SET button when shooting
4
Dial direction during Tv/Av
5
Focusing screen
6
Add original decision data
7
Live View Function exposure simulation
C.Fn II: Image
1
EOS-1Ds Mark III
C.Fn III: Exposure
Lens drive when AF impossible
Lens AF stop button
AF point selection method
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System Chart
EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark III Only
Battery Pack
LP-E4
Battery Charger
LC-E4
Interface Cable
IFC-200U
Eyecup Eg
Anti-Fog
Eyepiece Eg
Dioptric Adjustment
Lenses Eg
Angle Finder C
USB Cable
Protector
Wireless Controller
LC-5
580EX II
EOS-1Ds Mark III
Video Cable
VC-100
AC Adaptor Kit
ACK-E4
EOS-1D Mark III
430EX II
Car Battery Cable
CB-570
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E2A
Interface Cable
IFC-500U
Ec-Series Focusing Screens
Remote Switch
RS-80N3
EOS 5D Mark II Only
Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100
Interface Cable
IFC-200U
Angle Finder C
Battery Pack
LP-E6
Battery Grip BG-E6
220EX
Original Data Security Kit
OSK-E3
Battery Charger
LC-E6
Eyecup
Eb
Rubber Frame
Eb
Dioptric Adjustment
Lens E
Interface Cable
IFC-500U
Timer Remote
Controller TC-80N3
Eyepiece Extender
EP-EX15
Battery Magazine
BGM-E6
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E6
Car Battery Cable
CB-570
Car Battery Charger
CBC-E6
Eg-Series Focusing
Screens
• Multi-spot metering
(up to 8 spot readings)
• Center-weighted average
metering
• Pre-flash metering (E-TTLII)
• 10.1 Megapixel CMOS
Digital SLR camera
• Built-in 3.0" (approx.
230,000 dots) wide viewing
angle color monitor
• 57 Custom functions in 4
sets
• Quick Control Dial
• Simultaneous RAW and JPEG
image capture
• Dioptric adjustment
• Depth-of-field preview
• FE lock
• Mirror lock
• N3 remote control socket
• USB compatible
• Magnesium alloy body
• Picture Style
• Dust reduction feature
• Live View Function
• Multi-spot metering
(up to 8 spot readings)
• Center-weighted average
metering
• Pre-flash metering (E-TTL II)
Metering Sensitivity
EV 0–20 for all patterns (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
EV 0–20 for all patterns (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/-3 or 1/2-stop increments
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/-3 or 1/2-stop increments
±3 stops in 1/-3 or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Yes
Yes
Exposure Modes
• Shutter Speed-priority AE
• Aperture-priority AE
• Program AE (shiftable)
• Manual
Viewfinder Coverage
100% horizontal/vertical at 0.75x
100% horizontal/vertical at 0.75x
Viewfinder Information
Inside the picture area: Area AF Ellipse, illuminated AF points
and Spot metering circle. Displayed at the bottom and right
side of the viewing area:
• Shutter speed
• Exposure compensation/
• Aperture value
Flash compensation
• AE Lock
• Exposure bracketing
• FE Lock
• Flash ready/Hi-speed sync
• Shots remaining
• Focus confirmation
• Max. burst
• White Balance +/• Multi-spot readings
• ISO speed
• Metering pattern
• JPEG indicator
• Exposure level/Flash
• RAW indicator
exposure level/Manual
• Battery check
exposure level
• Memory card full warning
Inside the picture area: Area AF Ellipse, illuminated AF points
and Spot metering circle. Displayed at the bottom and right
side of the viewing area:
• Shutter speed
• Exposure compensation/
• Aperture value
Flash compensation
• AE Lock
• Exposure bracketing
• FE Lock
• Flash ready/Hi-speed sync
• Shots remaining
• Focus confirmation
• Max. burst
• White Balance +/• Multi-spot readings
• ISO speed
• Metering pattern
• JPEG indicator
• Exposure level/Flash expo• RAW indicator
sure level/Manual expo• Battery check
sure level
• Memory card full warning
Focusing Screen
Laser-matte screen Ec-C IV with area AF Ellipse and fine Spot
metering circle provided as the standard screen (interchangeable with Ec-series focusing screens, metering correction data
can be set with a custom function for the Laser-matte screens)
Laser-matte screen Ec-C IV with area AF Ellipse and fine Spot
metering circle provided as the standard screen (interchangeable with Ec-series focusing screens, metering correction data
can be set with a custom function for the Laser-matte screens)
Self-Timer
Electronically controlled with 2- or 10-second delay
Electronically controlled with 2- or 10-second delay
Body Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 156.6 x 79.9mm
6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 156.6 x 79.9mm
Weight (w/o battery, lens, CF or SD)
42.5 oz./1,205g
40.7 oz./1,155g
Cable Release
Adapter T3*
EOS 5D Mark II
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E4A
• Dioptric adjustment
• Depth-of-field preview
• FE lock
• Mirror lock
• N3 remote control socket
• USB compatible
• Magnesium alloy body
• Picture Style
• Dust reduction feature
• Live View Function
Original Data Security Kit
OSK-E3
• E-TTL II Flash AE
• Flash Metered Manual
• Bulb
• Shutter Speed-priority AE
• Aperture-priority AE
• Program AE (shiftable)
• Manual
• E-TTL II Flash AE
• Flash Metered Manual
• Bulb
Remote Switch
Adapter RA-N3
EOS 50D/EOS 40D Only
mini-HDMI Cable HTC-100
(EOS 50D only)
Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX
Angle Finder C
Eyepiece Extender
EP-EX15
Interface Cable
IFC-200U
Eyecup
Eb
Rubber Frame
Eb
Dioptric Adjustment
Lens E
Ef-Series Focusing
Screens
Video Cable
VC-100
Original Data Security Kit
OSK-E3
Interface Cable
IFC-500U
Remote Switch
Adapter T3*
EOS 50D
Battery Pack
BP-511A
Battery Charger
CG-580 or CB-5L
Battery Magazine
BGM-E2
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E2
Battery Grip BG-E2N
Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX
EOS 40D
Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E3A
Compact Power Adapter
CA-PS400
DC Coupler
DR-400
Car Battery Cable Compact Power Adapter
CB-570
CA-570
*Requires RA-N3 with EOS 40D.
Speedlite Transmitter
ST-E2
imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers
PictBridge-compatible printer
Remote Switch
60T3*
Extension Cord
ET-1000N3
PIXMA printer
*Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
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Specifications
EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 50D
Autofocus System
TTL-CT-SIR CMOS Sensor (only the center point is cross type); One-Shot
and Al Servo AF with Focus Prediction; Manual focusing confirmation
possible with EF lenses; Automatic or manual focus point selection
TTL-CT-SIR CMOS Sensor; One-Shot and Al Servo AF with Focus
Prediction; Manual focusing confirmation possible with EF and EF-S
lenses; Automatic or manual focus point selection
EOS 40D
Autofocus System
TTL-CT-SIR CMOS Sensor; One-Shot and Al Servo AF with Focus
Prediction; Manual focusing confirmation possible with EF and
EF-S lenses; Automatic or manual focus point selection
Image Processor / Image Sensor
DIGIC 4 / 36.0 x 24.0mm, Single-plate CMOS Sensor with
Auto Sensor Cleaning
DIGIC 4 / 22.3 x 14.9mm, single-plate CMOS Sensor with
Auto Sensor Cleaning
Image Processor / Image Sensor
DIGIC III / 22.2 x 14.8mm, single-plate CMOS Sensor with
Auto Sensor Cleaning
1.6x (APS-C)
Crop Factor
1.6x (APS-C)
Special Features
• 10.1 Megapixel CMOS
Digital SLR camera
• Built-in 3.0" (approx.
230,000 dots) wide viewing
angle color monitor
• 24 Custom functions with
62 settings
• Multi-controller
• Simultaneous RAW and
JPEG image capture
• Dioptric adjustment
• Depth-of-field preview
Crop Factor
1.0x (full-frame)
Special Features
• 21.1 Megapixel CMOS
Digital SLR camera
• Built-in 3.0" (approx.
920,000 dots) wide viewing
angle color monitor
• 25 Custom functions with 71
settings
• Multi-controller
• Simultaneous RAW and JPEG
image capture
• Dioptric adjustment
• Depth-of-field preview
Number of Focusing Points
9 (plus 6 Assist AF points); Center AF point is cross-type
Hybrid high and standard precision
9; Each AF point has cross-type sensors—Center AF point
also has an additional, diagnally mounted, high-precision
cross-type sensor with f/2.8 or faster lenses
Number of Focusing Points
9; Each AF point has cross-type sensors—Center AF point also
has additinoal cross-type sensor with f/2.8 or faster lenses
ISO Range*
ISO 100–6400,
ISO 50, 12800 and 25600 via Menu Selection
ISO 100–3200,
ISO 6400 and 12800 via Custom Function
ISO Range*
ISO 100–1600,
ISO 3200 via Custom Function
Recording Media
UDMA CF/CF (Type I or II) card
UDMA CF/CF (Type I or II) card
Recording Media
CF card (Type I or II)
• FE lock
• Mirror lock
• N3 remote control socket
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
compatible
• Magnesium alloy body
• Picture Style
• Dust reduction feature
• Live View Function & Face
Detection Live mode
• Live View movies in Full
High Definition
• 15.1 Megapixel CMOS
Digital SLR camera
• Built-in 3.0" (approx.
920,000 dots) wide viewing
angle color monitor
• 25 Custom functions with 72
settings
• Multi-controller
• Simultaneous RAW and JPEG
image capture
• Dioptric adjustment
• Depth-of-field preview
• FE lock
• Mirror lock
• Retractable built-in E-TTL II
flash
• N3 remote control socket
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
compatible
• Magnesium alloy body
• Picture Style
• Dust reduction feature
• Live View Function & Face
Detection Live mode
• FE lock
• Mirror lock
• Retractable built-in E-TTL II
flash
• N3 remote control socket
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
compatible
• Magnesium alloy body
• Picture Style
• Dust reduction feature
• Live View Function
Frames Per Second
Single, 3.9 fps
Single, 3.0 fps, 6.3 fps
Frames Per Second
Single, 3.0 fps, 6.5 fps
Shutter Speeds
30–1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3-, 1/2-stop
increments
30–1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3- or 1/2stop increments
Shutter Speeds
30–1/8000 sec. & Bulb; manually settable in 1/3- or 1/2stop increments
Autofocus Sensitivity
EV -0.5–18 (at ISO 100)
EV -0.5–18 (at ISO 100)
Autofocus Sensitivity
EV -0.5–18 (at ISO 100)
Maximum Flash
Synchronization Speed
Up to 1/200 sec.; high-speed sync. available with EX-series
Speedlites
Up to 1/250 sec.; high-speed sync. available with EX-series
Speedlites
Maximum Flash
Synchronization Speed
Up to 1/250 sec.; high-speed sync. avaiilable with EX-series
Speedlites
Metering System
TTL full-aperture metering:
• 35-zone Evaluative metering
• 8% Partial metering
• 3.5% Center spot metering
• Center-weighted average metering
• Pre-flash metering (E-TTL II)
TTL full-aperture metering:
• 35-zone Evaluative metering,
• 9% Partial metering,
• 3.8% Spot metering,
• Center-weighted average metering,
• Pre-flash metering (E-TTL II)
Metering System
TTL full-aperture metering:
• 35-zone Evaluative metering
• 9% Partial metering
• 3.8% Center spot metering
• Center-weighted average metering
• Pre-flash metering (E-TTL II)
Metering Sensitivity
EV 1–20 for all patterns (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
EV 1–20 for all patterns (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
Metering Sensitivity
EV 0–20 for all patterns (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
Yes
Yes
AE Lock
Yes
Exposure Modes
• Program AE (shiftable)
• Shutter Speed-priority AE
• Aperture-priority AE
• Creative Auto
• Program AE (shiftable)
• Shutter Speed-priority AE
• Aperture-priority AE
• Depth-of-Field AE
• Creative Auto
Exposure Modes
• Program AE (shiftable)
• Shutter Speed-priority AE
• Aperture-priority AE
• Auto Depth-of-Field AE
• Full Auto
Viewfinder Coverage
98% horizontal/vertical at 0.71x
95% horizontal/vertical at 0.95x
Viewfinder Coverage
95% horizontal/vertical at 0.76x
Inside the picture area: Nine focusing points, 3.5% Spot
metering circle. Displayed at the bottom of the viewing area:
Numeric and textual information with 7-segment LCD
Inside the picture area: Nine focusing points, 3.8% Spot
metering circle. Displayed at the bottom of the viewing area:
Numeric and textual information with 7-segment LCD
Inside the picture area: Nine focusing points, 3.8% Spot
metering circle. Displayed at the bottom of the viewing area:
Numeric and textual information with 7-segment LCD
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• AE Lock
• FE Lock
• Max. burst
• Exposure level
• Flash exposure
compensation
• Exposure bracketing
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• AE Lock
• FE Lock
• Max. burst
• Exposure level
• Flash exposure
compensation
• Exposure bracketing
Viewfinder Information
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• AE Lock
• FE Lock
• Max. burst
• Exposure level
Precision laser-matte screen Ef-A marked with focusing points
and Spot metering circle (interchangeable with dedicated Efseries screens. Metering correction can be set with Custom
Function IV-5)
Focusing Screen
Precision laser-matte screen Ef-A marked with focusing
points and Spot metering circle (interchangeable with dedicated Ef-series screens. Metering correction can be set with
Custom Function IV-5)
Viewfinder Information
Focusing Screen
• Full Auto
• Manual
• E-TTL II Flash AE
• Flash ready/High-speed sync
• B/W shooting
• Highlight Tone Priority
• Focus confirmation
• White Balance +/• ISO speed
• CF card full warning
Precision laser-matte screen Eg-A marked with focusing
points and Spot metering circle (interchangeable wth Egseries focusing screens)
• Full Auto
• Manual
• E-TTL II Flash AE
• 6 PIC (Programmed
Image Control) modes
• Flash ready/
High-speed sync
• Highlight Tone Priority
• Focus confirmation
• White Balance +/• CF card full warning
• Manual
• E-TTL II Flash AE
• 6 PIC (Programmed Image
Control) modes
• 3 user-defined Custom Modes
• Flash exposure compensation
• Exposure bracketing
• Flash ready/High-speed sync
• Focus confirmation
• White Balance +/• CF card full warning
Self-Timer
Electronically controlled with 2- or 10-second delay
Electronically controlled with 2- or 10-second delay
Self-Timer
Electronically controlled with 2- or 10-second delay
Body Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in./152 x 113.5 x 75mm
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Body Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Weight (w/o battery, lens, CF or SD)
28.6 oz./810g
25.7 oz./730g
Weight (w/o battery, lens, CF or SD)
26.1 oz./740g
*Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
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The images used throughout this brochure unless not noted, are photographed by “Canon Explorers of Light,” a select group of photographers
who shoot with Canon EOS System cameras and “Canon PrintMasters,”
a select group of photographers who shoot with Canon EOS System cameras
and print exclusively with Canon Professional Printers. They are among the
top photographers in the world and work in diverse photographic disciplines
including journalism, nature, fashion, fine-art, portrait and commercial.
EOS product photography by Michel Tcherevkoff, Explorer of Light and
PrintMaster and shoots with the EOS-1Ds Mark III.
To learn more about Explorers of Light and
PrintMasters and to see more images taken by
them, visit the Canon Digital Leaning Center at:
www.usa.canon.com/dlc
All LCD and printer output images are simulated. All data are based on Canon’s Standard
Test Method. Specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Canon, EOS,
DIGIC, PIXMA, PowerShot and REALiS are registered trademarks and imagePROGRAF is
a trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States, and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. IMAGEANYWARE is a registered trademark
of Canon. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks
or service marks of their respective owners.