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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
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A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera
SLR 21MP 8x 5616 X 3744 Pixels Jun 2010
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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III number 766 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
18 Reviews + 6 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%, based on 18 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5616 x 3744 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Frame 21 megapixel full sensor CMOS
5 fps with 56 burst of frames
Wide-area AF with 19 cross type
Integrated EOS cleaning system
Wide range of ISO
3.0"LCD with live view mode
Picture style
Weather sealed, body alloy of magnesium
Compatibility of system EOS
Very slow camera shutter speed
Very heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

41
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
44
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
0
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
16
Sports Photography
Mediocre

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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

Features

5616 X 3744 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the EOS 1Ds Mark III is 5616 x 3744 pixels. That's 32% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The EOS 1Ds Mark III's sensor megapixels of 21MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital 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 Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III of only 0.000125s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon 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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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 1Ds Mark III has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Heavy

The EOS 1Ds Mark III's weight of 1.2kg is heavier than 99% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 1Ds Mark III's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the EOS 1Ds Mark III of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The EOS 1Ds Mark III's maximum memory card size of only 1GB is very small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1Ds Mark III supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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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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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III's digital zoom of only 2.5x is in the smallest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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2784 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 1Ds Mark III supports a maximum still image resolution of 2784 x 1856. That's 76% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most other cameras, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III does not support video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 2011b002

Barcodes:

00013803079265, 04960999419336, 08714574508863, 08714574508887, 08714574508894

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