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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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11 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 19,491 user and expert reviews, Canon has good reviews for its cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands.

Good Quality Pictures

Two customers reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. One Canon EOS 1D Mark III owner who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Avhub.com.au said “10-megapixel continuous shooting”.

One Canon EOS 1D Mark III owner thought it was good in low light. Avhub.com.au wrote “Excellent low-light performance” in their Canon EOS 1D Mark III review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who purchased the product said that it was good quality. Avhub.com.au said two years ago “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 wrote “Superb built quality”. Avhub.com.au also said “Extremely solid build quality”.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought it considered that it had good features. Avhub.com.au mentioned in their review two years ago “Superb feature set” .

Easy to Use

One Canon EOS 1D Mark III reviewer concluded that it was easy to handle. Avhub.com.au mentioned two years ago “Great handling, high frame rate” .

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon EOS 1D Mark III owner who bought the Canon EOS 1D Mark III concluded that it was noisy. Avhub.com.au mentioned “Color accuracy Build quality Speed Low image noise Improved controls”.

Robust

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The EOS 1D Mark III supports video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which 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. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price], or the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] both from Sony.

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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.

An SD memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III.

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

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

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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 digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "custom modes", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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19 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Avhub.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Big and heavy” . One person reckoned that it was not a good weight. Avhub.com.au wrote “Servo AF not reliable, accurate exposure on LCD difficult, price, weight, limited exposure modes” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 1D Mark III do not support Full HD video. The Canon EOS 1D Mark III is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price], or the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 1D Mark III does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The EOS 1D Mark III is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the Sony ILCE-QX1[plb_2441785_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The EOS 1D Mark III does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the EOS 1D Mark III is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 1D Mark III is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 1D Mark III are also 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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 1D Mark III. Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III the optical zooms range from 3x to 30x.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-F707[plb_2298441_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2.5 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 1D Mark III. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 1D Mark III is 2x, the biggest is 10x, and the average digital zoom is 4.6x.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the VTech 80-145004[plb_2550563_price] (4x).

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

Digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1D Mark III have JPEG frame rates of between 10fps and 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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 1D Mark III have maximum memory card sizes of between 1GB and 32GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 24GB. At only 1 gigabyte, the EOS 1D Mark III has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The EOS 1D Mark III has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Art, but this photo effect is not found on this Canon digital camera. The photo effects Neutral are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 1936 X 1288 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 1D Mark III has a 1936 x 1288 still image resolution which is higher than the 2816 x 1880 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 1D Mark III the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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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 similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 8,000, 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 digital camera.

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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 most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago maximum image resolutions range 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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this age and spec.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most cameras of this spec and age have between one and three supported batteries, including the EOS 1D Mark III which has one supported battery.

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Heavy

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years (1.2 kilograms) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg.

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

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 1D Mark III.

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Released Over Nine Years Ago

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

MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Canon EOS 1D Mark III has a fairly standard megapixel count (10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 1D Mark III.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the NEX-3NL[pl_2618177_price] (16.1MP), or the DSC-HX200V[pl_2082742_price] (18.2MP) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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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
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
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
Minimum System Requirements for Mac
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Metering
Interface
Lens Focal Range
Data Compression
Operating System
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System
Power Source

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

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon eos1, canon eos1d, canon eos1ds, canon 1dmarkiii
Barcodes 00013803078220, 00013803079265, 08714574508603
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