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Canon EOS 1D Mark III
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Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera

10.1MP 3x CMOS 2.5x Nov 2007
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The benchmark for high speed, high resolution professional photography. Powerful enough to capture a 110 frame burst at 10 frames per second. Built to withstand the toughest conditions. - 10.1... More
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Canon EOS 1D Mark III Masterclass Overview (2/10)
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11 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,570 user and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Quality Pictures

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent low-light performance”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Avhub.com.au said in their Canon EOS 1D Mark III review “10-megapixel continuous shooting”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon EOS 1D Mark III reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Awesome image quality (I think that it has the best image quality of every DSLR, except the Canon 1Ds M 2”. Avhub.com.au also mentioned “Superb built quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Extremely solid build quality”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Avhub.com.au said “Superb feature set” .

Easy to Use

One Canon EOS 1D Mark III reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Two years ago Avhub.com.au wrote “Great handling, high frame rate”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Canon EOS 1D Mark III reckoned that it was noisy. Avhub.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Color accuracy Build quality Speed Low image noise Improved controls”.

Robust

Two Canon EOS 1D Mark III owners who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The EOS 1D Mark III supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III do not support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 1D Mark III do not have a built-in flash.

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SD Memory Card

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

This digital camera's memory card type (SD) is actually the best supported memory card type across all cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (TransFlash).

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the EOS 1D Mark III is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 1D Mark III. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "custom modes", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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22 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was not good value for money. One person mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D Mark III was not cheap. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “Very expensive” in their Canon EOS 1D Mark III review.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Canon EOS 1D Mark III reviewer who reviewed it thought it was not a good weight. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review two years ago “Servo AF not reliable, accurate exposure on LCD difficult, price, weight, limited exposure modes”.

One person who bought it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Avhub.com.au said “Big and heavy”.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 1D Mark III also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 1D Mark III do not support Full HD video. The EOS 1D Mark III is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 1D Mark III, the EOS 1D Mark III is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The EOS 1D Mark III does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EOS 1D Mark III is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 1D Mark III are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1D Mark III. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 1D Mark III is 3x, the biggest is 30x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2.5 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 1D Mark III is 2x and the biggest is 10x.

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Expensive

We think this Canon camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age. The cheapeast digital camera of a comparable spec and age that we found costs £65 and the most expensive costs £1,636.

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras of this age and spec range from 1GB to 32GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 24GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 1 gigabyte, the EOS 1D Mark III has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III range from 10fps to 60fps. At only 10 frames per second, the EOS 1D Mark III has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III.

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the EOS 1D Mark III is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Negative film, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Neutral are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only 1936 X 1288 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has a 1936 x 1288 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only Supports One ISO Speed

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon EOS 1D Mark III is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 10,000, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100-3200,100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400,100-3200,100 - 3200,100-3200,100 - 3200,100-3200 are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has Pentaprism, optical and Pentaprism viewfinder, which is the most commonly found viewfinder on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One Supported Battery

The EOS 1D Mark III is a one supported battery camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type have between one and three supported batteries.

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Heavy

The EOS 1D Mark III is quite heavy (1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The lightest camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III is 50g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the EOS 1D Mark III has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Nine Years Ago

It was over nine years ago when Canon released the EOS 1D Mark III.

MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Megapixel Count

The EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly standard megapixel count (10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Recording
Audio
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Maximum Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum System Requirements for Mac
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Data Compression
Operating System
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Power Source
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

26 May 2014

There's nothing more to say. The Canon EOS-1D Mark III is the best professional D-SLR on the market by a long shot. End of story.Vital StatisticsType: Professional digital SLR with Canon EF...

This professional DSLR camera provides 2 200 shots on a single charge
Awesome image quality (I think that it has the best image quality of every DSLR, except the Canon 1Ds M 2)
Superb built quality
Weather sealed
Smaller, lighter body than 1 2
No HD video recording capabilities are provided on this device
Idering the price
Id recommend to wait until the AF issues are completely sorted out
Once the AF is fixed, this camera could be really considered the state of art in the photographic arena
Autofocus problem may not be solved Poor Auto white balance performance Autofocus point selection is clumsy Four-way controller is under-used

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803078220, 00013803079265, 00641022240724, 08714574508603

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