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Canon EOS 1D MarkIII Digital Camera

$810.00
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 digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website CNET.com who concluded it was fantastic and the expert at website Lydogbilde.no gave it an "Especially Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This camera also received a "Bronze" award from review website Toptenreviews.com.

This camera received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv, EISA.eu gave it an "EISA" award 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 Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 89 out of 100. If all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 3%.

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

Low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have magnifications of between -2x and 20x. The EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the lower magnifications (only 0.76 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Memory

Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age, the maximum memory card size of the EOS 1D MarkIII of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest. The average maximum memory card size of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 19GB.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 0.71x and 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. With a digital zoom of only 2.5 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon S120 (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 7.5x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) (4x and cheaper) or the Canon S120 (5x and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

3888 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

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

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 1D MarkIII is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature multi burst mode.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII supports live view, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 9x, and the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 24x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 1.5 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the lower playback zoom (max) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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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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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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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 digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) which is cheaper; or the Canon S120 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon EOS 1D MarkIII has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5".

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The EOS 1D MarkIII supports video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support video 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 cameras of this age and type that we have checked, the EOS 1D MarkIII's weight of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg.

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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.


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, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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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”.


Other

Released Over Nine Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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

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