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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

CNET.com Editor's Choice DP Review Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice
A multi award winning and fully featured 21 megapixel 8 times zoom factor digital camera
SLR 21MP 8x CMOS Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III as follows for Summary.
99
Reviews
16 Reviews + 6 Awards
1
Value for Money
Not Currently for Sale
50
Features
Good Features
41
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%, based on 16 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5616 x 3744 pixels image resolution
Very heavy
Quite small maximum memory card size
41
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
44
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
0
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
16
Sports Photography
Mediocre

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III?

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III is 156mm wide and 79.9mm tall. It is 159.6mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III front dimensions

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III size in context

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Websites Ephotozine and DP Review both thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at websites CNET.com.au and CNET.com both concluded that this digital camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave this Canon digital camera an "Excellent" award and Stuff.tv gave it a "Hot Buy" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100 based on 18 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, CNET.com and Ephotozine. Camera experts think this Canon digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III was good quality.

  • Do you need a weatherproofed camera that is strong enough to drive nails while producing the worlds best image quality? If so…
    Photo.net January 2008
  • Features dramatically improved image quality made possible by t…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III was able to produce good images.


Features

Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras is 0.3MP and the highest is 80MP. With a megapixel of 21 megapixels, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age.

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5616 X 3744 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This digital camera has a 5616 x 3744 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Heavy

The weights of digital cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III's weight of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the EOS 1Ds Mark III has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the EOS 1Ds Mark III has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB. When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III's maximum memory card size of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest.

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5616 X 3744 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 1Ds Mark III has a 5616 x 3744 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 2256 x 1504 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 4080 x 2720 and 2784 x 1856. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from (L) 4320 x 3240 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The EOS 1Ds Mark III has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2.5 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The EOS 1Ds Mark III does not support video capability, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. The EOS 1Ds Mark III has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 1Ds Mark III in June 2010.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00013803079265, 04960999419336, 08714574508863, 08714574508887, 08714574508894

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