The EOS-1Ds Mark III features a sophisticated Live View Function, which makes the LCD monitor a real-time finder. When the Live View Function is enabled, the reflex mirror is locked up and the shutter opens. The image output from the CMOS sensor will be displayed in real time on the LCD monitor with 100 percent 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. There is also a grid overlay option, perfect for architectural photography.
Live View Function is convenient for tripod-mounted shooting, macro work, precise shooting with Canon's Tilt-Shift lenses, and many other situations in which it is a physical strain to keep the eye at the viewfinder. The image can also be displayed on a TV monitor, which is ideal for showing photographs, as they are being composed, to clients and portrait subjects.
Large 3.0-inch LCD Monitor
At 3.0 inches diagonal, the EOS-1Ds Mark III's LCD monitor is exceptionally large. The big, clear image is ideal for Live View Function. It also makes it easier than ever to confirm capture, check memory card contents, confirm shooting parameters, and access menu options.
3.0" LCD Monitor
Remote Live View Function
Using Canon EOS Utility software, photographers can check and adjust focus and composition in real time on their personal computers, whether in the studio or on location. The camera can even be fired remotely from the computer. Connection between the camera and computer can be done via USB cable or, with the optional WFT-E2A Wireless Transmitter, via wireless LAN or an Ethernet connection.
Canon's Remote Control Software Screen
(EOS Utility software)
In the studio or even on location, Live View Function can be used remotely, creating new possibilities for the professional digital photographer.