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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and durability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the usability, and some have doubts about the low light performance and reliability.

performance, price, image quality, durability, screen

portability, reliability, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and video. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the usability, while there are some less positive views about the portability.

performance, image quality, price, video, screen

portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The price is also appreciated, but many are negative about the usability.

price, performance

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera Body with Polaroid Chest Stabilizer + Lexar 64GB SDXC + LEDCanon 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera Body with Polaroid Chest Stabilizer + Lexar 64GB SDXC + LED

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Body Only) review

 

Canon's 1Ds series of cameras exists in a class of its own. With pixel counts well above anything else offered in a 35mm-format digital SLR, an attention to detail that addresses the needs of high-end professionals, and a price tag that's thousands of...

Very low noise, high quality images; 21.1 megapixels; live view shooting; pro-level build-quality and performance.

High price tag; heavy body; no AF in live view mode.

The 1Ds Mark III marks another high-end success for Canon, though you'll need a lot of spare cash if you want to own this ground-breaking camera.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

Preview of the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III.

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Jul, 2007

Excellent

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital camera review

 

Since Kodak's disappearance from the market, Canon held the luxurious position of being the only manufacturer with a full-frame digital SLR in their program for a long time. The large amount of pixels in a firm professional housing made the 1Ds the...

Canon started from scratch with the Mark III. And that is obvious with the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. It is much more than a Mark II with a new image sensor. There has been thorough thought about the whole camera and the entire structure has been altered...

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Best professional digital SLR

 

February 2009. The 21.9-megapixel Canon 1Ds Mark III is Canon's flagship model, with superior weather sealing and durability. Reviews give this camera high marks for image quality, and tests show that although the Nikon D3 can shoot faster, the Canon...

High 21.9-megapixel resolution, great image quality, durable build, self-cleaning sensor

Heavy (42.5 ounces), lCD screen not very high res, live view only in manual mode

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.co.uk)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Body Only) review

 

Canon's 1Ds series of cameras exists in a class of its own. With pixel counts well above anything else offered in a 35mm-format digital SLR, an attention to detail that addresses the needs of high-end professionals, and a price tag that's thousands of...

Very low noise, high quality images; 21.1 megapixels; live view shooting; pro-level build-quality and performance.

High price tag; heavy body; no AF in live view mode.

The 1Ds Mark III marks another high-end success for Canon, though you'll need a lot of spare cash if you want to own this ground-breaking camera.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

Canon 5D Mark III free firmware update

 

Canon has announced a new firmware upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark III which is said to add enhanced features that improve both video workflow efficiency and still shooting

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (photographyreview.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLRs

 

I have owned the 1Ds, 1DsM2, and have a XT that I use as a backup. When I found out that Canon was going to release a DsM3, I sold my M2 on eBay. In the interim, Nikon of course released an awesome camera, the D3. I looked long and hard at both...

Build, improved ergonomics, ability to configure settings to personal needs, great viewfinder, live view, good 3" LCD - great compared to anything previous, amazing resolution at 21.1 megapixels, fast fps ability at such high resolution

cost, could use AF in live view

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III (Body Only)

 

The EOS 1 Ds MkIII is a robust, professional camera that captures incredible landscape and portrait images and truly excels in lower light conditions. Superseded in numerical sequencing by the new MkIV - that can shoot 9+ (16mb) frames per second and...

While the MkIII can excel in low light conditions, shoot a healthy 5+ frames per second, work tirelessly in the studio and operate in foul weather, stunning quality and performance does come at a price. You pay it in full, firstly when opening your...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III (Body Only)

 

Best ever

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1080
Battery life (CIPA standard):950
Battery performance:1080
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E4 / LP-E6 / Rechargeable
Battery voltage:7.4
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:2 x DIGIC III / DIGIC 5+
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Dioptre correction: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating
Image processor:DIGIC 5+
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Live view: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral / Neutral
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait / Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait
Self-timer:2 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2 / 2,10
Shooting modes:Manual, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.2
Display resolution (numeric):1040000 / 230000
Field of view:100

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Manual / auto, manual, second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Second curtain synchro

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:centre weighted auto focus, multi point auto focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:15 / 17.7
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual / Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2.5
Filter size:3.03 / 3.23
Focal length range (f-f):0.945 - 2.76 / 0.945 - 4.13
Lens mount interface:Canon EF / Canon EF, Canon EF-S
Lens structure:18/13
Lens structure (elements/groups):18/13
Lens Type:Standard zoom
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Mounting type:Bayonet
Optical Zoom:3 / 8

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 12800, 16000, 25600, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 / 3200
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Auto, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot / SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:cf, microdrive, sd / CF, SD / CF, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / SD, SDHC
Maximum memory card size:1
Memory slots:1 / 2

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 45
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85

Other Features

Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 1/60; 1/8000 - 30 / 30 - 1/8000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista\nOS X v10.3-10.5 / Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 2000 sP4/XP/SP2/Vista
Digital SLR: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0 Hi-Speed / USB, Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
On/Off switch: Yes
Power Source:LP-E4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:No / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nDigital Photo Professional\nPhotoStitch, EOS Utility
Cables included:USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.42 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:5616 x 3744 / 5760 x 3840
Megapixel:21 / 21.1 / 22.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):2784 x 1856,2784 x 1856,4080 x 2720,5616 x 3744,5616 x 3744 / 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480, 5760 x 3840, 3960 x 2640, 2880 x 1920 / 720 x 480,1920 x 1280,2880 x 1920,3840 x 2560
Supported aspect ratios:3:2 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:23.4

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic / Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:OS X v10.3-10.4

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@60fps
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:0.71 / 0.76
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.01 / 3.15
Height:4.57 / 6.28 / 6.3
Weight:2.67 / 33.5 / 42.7
Width:5.98 / 6.14