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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII

Canon EOS 1D MarkIII
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toptenreviews.com Bronze CNET.com Editor's Choice tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award stuff.tv Hot Buy
A multi award winning and good spec SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 10.1MP 3x 3888 X 2592 Pixels Apr 2008
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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII number 830 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
17 Reviews + 6 Awards
68
Features
Good Features
62
Age
10 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has very good 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The EOS 1D MarkIII has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
Dual "DIGIC III" processors
Weather sealed, magnesium alloy body
Picture style
3.0" LCD with live view mode
Wide ISO range
EOS integrated cleaning system
Wide-area AF with 19 cross type points
10 fps, 110 frame burst
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
Benchmark. remaste
.1 megapixel CMOS sensor<br>- 10 fps, max. burst of 110 jpegs<br>- dual "DIGIC III" processors<br>- high precision wide area af<br>- EOS integrated cleaning system<br>- ISO 100-3200 range (l:50 h:6400)<br>- 3.0" LCD with live view mode<br>- picture style<br>- EF lens compatibi
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 conditi
EOS system compatibility
Lower than average megapixels
Only 3888 x 2592 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

42
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
36
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
5
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
62
Sports Photography
Good
69
Wildlife Photography
Good

Canon EOS 1D MarkIII In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

Three expert review sites liked this camera. This digital camera received a Toptenreviews.com "Bronze" award and the writer at website Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This Canon digital camera also received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site CNET.com who thought it was astonishingly good.

The experts at three other expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. Stuff.tv gave this Canon digital camera a "Hot Buy" award, Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award" and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA" award.

Good Expert Reviews

17 experts from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Pocket Lint have rated this camera on average 89%. This means that experts think this Canon digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 43,667 expert and owner reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over 10 Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since April 2008.

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 worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII of only 10.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital 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 EOS 1D MarkIII is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 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 Canon 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 camera shutter speed of the EOS 1D MarkIII of only 0.000125s is in the slowest 10% of all cameras when ranked 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 ranked by this feature. The average weight of all 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. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports live view. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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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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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Canon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the EOS 1D MarkIII of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 28% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII's maximum playback zoom of only 1.5x is in the lowest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII of only 1GB is very small compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 99% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the EOS 1D MarkIII of only 2.5x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The EOS 1D MarkIII's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

04960999415758, 08714574508603, 08714574994536, 08714574994543, 08714574994550, 08714574994567

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