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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII Digital Camera

£149.99
SLR 10.1MP CCD 2.5x Apr 2008
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Six industry awards
Good quality pictures
Good product quality
32 Reviews + 6 Awards
toptenreviews.com Bronze CNET.com Editor's Choice tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award stuff.tv Hot Buy
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This low megapixel camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website CNET.com and it received a Lydogbilde.no "Especially Recommended" award. This Canon camera also received a "Bronze" award from website Toptenreviews.com.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this low megapixel camera was good. This camera received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv, it received an "EISA" award from EISA.eu and it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Photo Radar the average expert rating of this digital camera is 89 out of 100. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 2%.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,684 expert and owner reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com said “The Canon EOS-1D Mark III looked fantastic at the Photo Marketing Association trade show last spring”. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned ten years ago “There’s only ever been one winner for sports photographers – the Canon EOS-1D” in their Canon EOS 1D MarkIII review. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “This is one of Canon’s professional digital SLRs, designed for photo journalists who demand good image quality and very fast shooting”.

A number of Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com wrote ten years ago “10-megapixel continuous shooting” in their review of the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII and rated the product 5 stars. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com gave it an excellent rating and said “The fast continuous shooting, self-cleaning technology” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Practicalphotography.com mentioned “With a continuous shooting speed of 10fps” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Ten years ago Stuff.tv gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review “Excellent low-light performance”. One Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Eisa.eu said “10fps drive combined with a 10MP sensor, this is the ultimate camera for press, sport”.

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A Bit Expensive

Some Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was not good value for money. Ten years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Pocket Lint “Noise performance at higher ISOs, however a hefty price tag is joined by a hefty weight of 1.33kg that might put you off”. Pocket Lint said “Servo AF not reliable, accurate exposure on LCD difficult, price, weight, limited exposure modes”.

One Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Techradar wrote ten years ago “Very expensive”.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Seven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “A build quality and ergonomic design among the best youll find in todays camera market”. Stuff.tv scored the product very highly and wrote “Extremely solid build quality”. Eight years ago Devhardware.com said “Awesome image quality (I think that it has the best image quality of every DSLR, except the Canon 1Ds M 2” in their review.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was luxurious. One customer who bought it reckoned that it was ergonomic.

One Canon EOS 1D MarkIII owner who reviewed the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII mentioned that it was good looking. Devhardware.com said in their review of this digital camera “Overall the EOS 1D Mark III is a beautifully engineered and constructed camera capable of taking jaw-droppingly awesome photographs in a whole range of conditions”.

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Robust

Six Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewers thought the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII was well made. Devhardware.com said eight years ago “Superb built quality” in their review. One Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewer who bought it considered that it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

A few Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewers thought this digital camera was easy to handle. Ten years ago expert website Best4reviews.com wrote “Handling is excellent despite that weight” in their review of this digital camera. Best4reviews.com also wrote “Great handling, high frame rate”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Some Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Best4reviews.com wrote ten years ago “Superb feature set” but even so they rated it 3 stars. Expert review site Professionalphotographer.co.uk said “Cutting edge features combined with advanced performance” in their review.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Ten years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII “Canons EOS 1D Mark III offers a luxurious cocktail of high-resolution, extremely low noise, blazingly fast burst shooting, abundant customization”. Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote in the same month “Color accuracy Build quality Speed Low image noise Improved controls” in their review.

Features Voice Recording

The EOS 1D MarkIII features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature voice recording.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some Canon EOS 1D MarkIII reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Devhardware.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII eight years ago “Smaller, lighter body than 1 2” . Expert review site Professionalphotographer.co.uk said “By putting it in such a rugged, well-designed body Canon have ensured they have a clear winner on their hands here”.

One Canon EOS 1D MarkIII owner who bought it considered that it was a good weight.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the weight of the EOS 1D MarkIII of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5". The EOS 1D MarkIII has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x. With a digital zoom of only 2.5 times zoom factor, the EOS 1D MarkIII has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon S120 (£179.99) (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of this spec and age range from 1x to 50x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon S120 (£179.99) (5x and higher rated); or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) (4x and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over Nine Years Ago

It was April 2008 when this low megapixel camera was released.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 1D MarkIII has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Canon S120 (£179.99) are also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The EOS 1D MarkIII has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Memory

Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 64GB. The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the smallest maximum memory card sizes (only 1 gigabyte) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII features multi burst mode, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports live view, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The EOS 1D MarkIII features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the lower playback zoom (max) (only 1.5 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 24x.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The EOS 1D MarkIII has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

3888 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 3888 x 2592 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1936 x 1288 and 2816 x 1880 and 3456 x 2304. Cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels camera.

If this Canon camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon S120 (£179.99) (12.1MP and higher rated) or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) (12MP and cheaper).

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

The average magnification of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4.1x, and the magnifications range from -2x to 20x. At only 0.76 times zoom factor, the EOS 1D MarkIII has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon eos1ds, canon 03h31
Barcodes 00013803078220, 00013803079265, 04960999415758, 08714574508603, 08714574994536, 08714574994543, 08714574994550, 08714574994567

Canon EOS 1D MarkIII Review Sources

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