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The EOS-1Ds Mark III is a top-of-the-line, high-performance digital SLRcamera with a large, fine-detail, 21.10-megapixel CMOS sensor (approx. 36 x 24 mm) and Dual DIGIC III. It also features high-precision and high-speed 45-point Area AF (19 cross-type points and26 Assist AF points) and approx. 5 fps continuous shooting.The camera is highly responsive to any shooting situation, providesmany features for demanding shoots, highly reliable even in harshenvironments, and compatible with a wide range of accessories.It also incorporates a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit called the EOSIntegrated Cleaning System to remove dust on the sensor.
Take a Few Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with theCamera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you havecaptured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see howthey come out. You can then better understand the camera.To avoid botched pictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings(p.10,11) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).
Test the Camera Before Using
After shooting, playback and check the image whether it has beenproperly recorded.If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot berecorded or downloaded to the personal computer, Canon cannot beheld liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recordedimages of people and certain subjects for anything but privateenjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions,etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.