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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and image quality. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the software and portability, while there are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pricey 21-Megapixel DSLR Captures Beaucoup Data

 

Samsung GX-20 $1,400 The love child of the Samsung-Pentax partnership is an easy-to-use 14.6-megapixel charmer. Pentax K200D $700 Pentax K200D

Customizable one-touch menus. Outstanding battery life. Biggest, brightest viewfinder on the market. Internal sensor-cleaning system for speck-free pics

No HDMI output. Top speed of five frames per second is pokey for the price. Eight grand for a digital camera? Tough to justify to your spouse

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Body Only)

 

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.

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is an engineering tour de force which, true to the EOS-1 legacy, redefines the state of the art in no uncertain terms. An entirely new 21.1-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor delivers astounding image quality and creates...

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

 

It is always exciting to hear that your most-used piece of photography kit is being replaced with a new and improved model - as was the case for me with the announcement of the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. The 1Ds III is Canon's ultra-high-end DSLR,...

More Live View ... Attach a TV to the camera and preview your shot on the big screen. Attach a computer to the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III via the USB 2.0 port and load the included EOS Utility software. Now you see the Live View display on your monitor and...

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

The full-frame digital SLR megapixel race has a new champion: the 21.1-megapixel Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. In this case, the only other contender in the race is Canon's own 16.7-megapixel 1Ds Mark II. While most serious photographers don't need more than...

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Review Round-Up

 

The full-frame digital SLR megapixel race has a new champion: the 21.1-megapixel Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. Its new 36×24mm sensor records images that measure 5,632 x 3,750 pixels, with a pitch of 6.4 microns. Next to its higher resolution, the other...

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Canon's EOS-1Ds Mark III; The Big Kahuna Has Landed

 

Twenty-one megapixels. Think about it. Once the exclusive domain of those Tiffany-priced medium format digital backs, that same kind of high-end resolution is now possible with a D-SLR, albeit an expensive one. While it has the same $7999 price as its...

(Above): Canon's software continues to improve. Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 3.2 and EOS Utility 2.2 support the camera's Remote Live View and Dust Delete Data functions. DPP 3.2 has a new Lens Aberration Correction Function that corrects image...

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

 

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is the successor to Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II features 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 5 fps at shutter speeds 1/500 second or faster (for bursts of up to 45 Large/Fine JPEGs or 15 RAW images), sRAW … Continue reading →

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is the successor to Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II features 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 5 fps at shutter speeds 1/500 second or faster (for bursts of up to 45 Large/Fine JPEGs or 15 RAW images), sRAW mode; 35-zone metering...

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

I have to tell you that I have in my hands right now what I consider is the finest camera I've ever had the pleasure to use in more than 40 years of taking photographs, the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. With 21.1 megapixels on a full frame sensor to work...

21.1 megapixel full frame digital camera

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Canon 1Ds Mark III Reviews and Resources

 

It is undeniably impressive, and though it appears on the surface to be a fairly low key update to the Mark II, the more you use it the more you realize how all the little improvements add up to a significantly better camera (and that's aside from the...

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Product Specifications

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is an engineering tour de force which, true to the EOS-1 legacy, redefines the state of the art in no uncertain terms. An entirely new 21.1-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor delivers astounding image quality and creates new photographic possibilities. Dual "DIGIC III" Image Processors work in tandem to speed up data handling and camera operation, while further refining imaging performance. Tough, high-durability body and shutter designs, combined with the unique EOS Integrated Cleaning System, set new standards for professional dependability. Cutting-edge features-such as a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Live View Function, and a fast, precise 45-point AF system-make the EOS-1Ds Mark III powerful and versatile. And, of course, the EOS-1Ds Mark III is part of the unparalleled EOS System, which, with more than 50 EF lenses, 15 interchangeable focusing screens, and extensive wireless, remote control and lighting accessories, is the most advanced and powerful digital photography system in the world.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon LP-E4

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive / MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.1in
Height:6.3in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:6.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Canon/Hewlett-Packard
Model:1Ds Mark III
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EOS/HP

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:24 x 36mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):24 x 36 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:21.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage

Type:Hard drive

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Capacity:300GB
Form Factor:3.5"
Form Factor (metric):8.9 cm
Form Factor (Short):3.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):8.9 cm
Interface:Serial Attached SCSI
Interface Type:Serial Attached SCSI
Spindle Speed:15000rpm

Video Input

ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO 50
Special Effects:Faithful / Landscape / Monochrome / Neutral / Portrait
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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