Canon EOS 1D Mark III SLR Review

By Movable Type Admin


Click for Steve's Digicams Main Menu


Canon EOS-1D Mark III



Bundled Software






Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Included with the Mark III is Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) program, version 3.0.1.5, that offers users high-speed processing of RAW images. Rivaling the features of some expensive, stand-alone and plug-in RAW image processing programs, DPP streamlines professional photographers' workflow, providing time and labor saving options such as instantaneous RAW image adjustment display and support for .CR2 and RAW .TIF as well as Exif TIFF and JPEG formats. DPP is supplied in versions for Windows and Macintosh OS X.

It is worth noting that the Mark III was able to communicate with Windows and Macintosh PCs without the installation of any software. When I connected the camera to the test computers using a USB cable each system recognized the Mark III and offered to view the images or copy them to the computer. The files could then be edited with the native photo software on each computer.


Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

DPP is compatible with multiple work color space settings including sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB, Apple RGB as well as Color Management Settings using ICC profiles.


Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Among the array of processing options provided by DPP are color channels, tone curves, exposure compensation, white balance, dynamic range, brightness, contrast, color saturation, ICC Profile embedding and assignment of monitor profiles. Another new feature sure to be embraced by DPP users is the program's ability to allow continuous editing while batches of previously adjusted RAW files are rendered and saved in the background.



Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

In comparison mode, original and edited images can be compared side by side or within a single split image.



Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

File save options are: Exif-TIFF 8 bit, TIFF 16 bit or Exif-JPEG with selectable image quality.









Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Images can be selectively downloaded using the Canon EOS Utility software.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

The EOS Utility supports download, configuration and operation of the Mark III when connected to your computer via a USB cable. You also use the Utility to control Remote Shooting and automatic transfer of images via the Wireless File Transfer adapter.



Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

You can set the Mark III's camera functions, Remote Shooting and Picture Style settings with the EOS Utility.



Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Use EOS Capture to perform remote shooting. Exposure parameters can be set and the shutter button "depressed" from your computer.








Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Canon suggests using the upgraded Zoom Browser software (now at version 5.8) if you mainly shoot JPEG images. It provides a thumbnail view to help you find images you want to process as well as a preview mode that display's shooting information.





Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Double clicking on a thumbnail brings up an edit window, where you can correct red eye, adjust brightness/contrast, adjust sharpness and trim the image.





Canon EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR

Edited images can be saved as JPEG, TIFF files, or BMP for use as wallpaper.


Continue on to
Steve's Conclusion


Return To Our
Reviews Menu

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.