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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII

toptenreviews.com Bronze CNET.com Editor's Choice tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award stuff.tv Hot Buy
A multi award winning SLR camera with average features
SLR 10.1MP 3x CCD Apr 2008
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII number 765 across all digital cameras.
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17 Reviews + 6 Awards
43
Average Features
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9 Years Old
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 89%, based on 17 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Bronze" from Toptenreviews.com and an "Especially Recommended" from Lydogbilde.no. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The EOS 1D MarkIII has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Only 3888 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor

Canon EOS 1D MarkIII In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The authors at three expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was very good. The expert at review website Toptenreviews.com said that this camera was very good and gave it a "Bronze" award and website Lydogbilde.no conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it an "Especially Recommended" award. This digital camera also received a CNET.com "Editor's Choice" award.

Stuff.tv gave this Canon camera a "Hot Buy" award, it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 17 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this camera is 89%. Digital camera experts think this Canon digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 35,686 owner and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Canon lens range

Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the EOS 1D MarkIII is 3888 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the EOS 1D MarkIII of only 10.1MP is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speed of cameras is 0.000062s, the fastest is 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s. The camera shutter speed of the EOS 1D MarkIII of only 0.000125s is in the slowest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Heavy

The EOS 1D MarkIII's weight of 1.2kg is in the heaviest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 1D MarkIII has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the EOS 1D MarkIII of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. The EOS 1D MarkIII's maximum memory card size of only 1GB is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The EOS 1D MarkIII's playback zoom (max) of only 1.5x is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The EOS 1D MarkIII's digital zoom of only 2.5x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The EOS 1D MarkIII features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 1D MarkIII's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Nine Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 1D MarkIII in April 2008.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04960999415758, 08714574508603, 08714574994536, 08714574994543, 08714574994550, 08714574994567
31GB larger maximum memory card size
38% bigger digital zoom
7x lower megapixel

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