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

10.1MP 3x CCD 2.5x Apr 2008
Megapixel 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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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon has good average ratings for its cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people who reviewed the Canon EOS 1D Mark III thought it was able to produce good images. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Excellent low-light performance”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Avhub.com.au wrote three years ago “10-megapixel continuous shooting” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers reckoned that this digital camera 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” in their review. Avhub.com.au also wrote “Superb built quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Extremely solid build quality”.

Good Technical Features

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D Mark III had good features. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 1D Mark III “Superb feature set”.

Easy to Use

One Canon EOS 1D Mark III owner wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D Mark III was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their Canon EOS 1D Mark III review “Great handling, high frame rate”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer thought it was noisy. Avhub.com.au said “Color accuracy Build quality Speed Low image noise Improved controls” .

Robust

A number of Canon EOS 1D Mark III reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was well made.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 1D Mark III supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 1D Mark III do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 1D Mark III has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 1D Mark III which do not have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to consider including the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 1D Mark III compatible memory cardss range from MicroSD (TransFlash) (worst) to SDHC (best).

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] (Memory Stick (MS and higher rated)|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the EOS 1D Mark III is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III. The white balances "Cloudy", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the EOS 1D Mark III is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 1D Mark III. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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17 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who bought it reckoned that it was not good value for money. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not cheap. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 1D Mark III “Very expensive” .

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who bought the Canon EOS 1D Mark III reckoned that it was not a good weight. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Servo AF not reliable, accurate exposure on LCD difficult, price, weight, limited exposure modes”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was not heavy and bulky. Avhub.com.au wrote “Big and heavy”.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EOS 1D Mark III does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 1D Mark III, the EOS 1D Mark III does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The EOS 1D Mark III is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The EOS 1D Mark III is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 1D Mark III, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the EOS 1D Mark III has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 3x to 30x.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-F707[plb_2298441_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 32GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 1 gigabyte, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 1D Mark III.

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Only Has One Photo Effects

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Art, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Neutral are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only 1936 X 1288 Still Image Resolution(s)

The EOS 1D Mark III has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera has a 1936 x 1288 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2816 x 1880 and 3456 x 2304 and 3888 x 2592. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The EOS 1D Mark III has a 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The best image resolution of all cameras that have been available for more than two years is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

Most cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Canon EOS 1D Mark III which has one number of batteries supported.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 1D Mark III. The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 35fps.

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Heavy

The average weight of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III is 480g, and the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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

Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this Canon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the MHS-TS22[pl_363126_price] (6.7"), or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] (6.7") both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Nine Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over nine years.

Average Megapixel

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a relatively standard megapixel (10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony NEX-3NL[plb_2618177_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly standard digital zoom (2.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Trevi Go 2200 HD[plb_1917049_price] (4x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
Audio
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Live View
Multi Burst Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Maximum Operating Temperature Range (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum System Requirements for Macintosh
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
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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