Canon's EOS-1Ds Mark III reaches 21 megapixels

The high-res version of the 1D Mark III should wake up studio photographers everywhere.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Canon USA

Though most of its thunder has already been stolen by the Canon EOS-1D Mark III, studio photographers have been awaiting the announcement of its high-res, full-frame sibling, the EOS-1Ds Mark III. Coming in November for about the same price as the 1Ds Mark II--$7,999--the replacement model is faster and higher resolution than the old, with the body and technology enhancements of the Mark III generation.

  1Ds Mark II 1Ds Mark III 1D Mark III
Resolution 16.7 megapixels 21.1 megapixels 10.1 megapixels
Continuous shooting 4fps
32 JPEG/11 raw
56 JPEG/12 raw
110 JPEG/30 raw
Crop factor/focal length multiplier 1.0X 1.0X 1.3X
Viewfinder 100 percent coverage
0.70X magnification
100 percent coverage
0.75X magnification
100 percent coverage
0.76X magnification
Autofocus 45 points with 7 cross type 45 points with 19 cross type 45 points with 19 cross type

The 1Ds Mark III incorporates many of the goodies from the 1D Mark III including the new cleaning system, 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, dual Digic III image processors, 300,000-cycle rated shutter, flexible dual card slot operation, and so on.

Needless to say, we're quite looking forward to getting this one in our mitts.