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Canon EOS 1Ds

alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 reviews of Canon EOS 1Ds. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. The zoom and flash get negative comments, while there are mixed views on the lens and portability.

performance, usability, image quality, durability, size

price, flash, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 1Ds is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 1Ds

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Canon EOS 1Ds from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The durability is also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the portability and price.

performance, durability, size

usability, price, portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 1Ds

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Canon EOS 1Ds from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the screen and sensor. Comments are divided on the usability.

price, performance, portability, design, size

sensor, screen

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 9/10 Learn How We Rate Wired Customizable one-touch menus. Outstanding battery life. Biggest, brightest viewfinder on the market. Internal sensor-cleaning system...

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

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

Significant upgrade to the Mark II that improves almost every area of performance without 'reinventing the wheel', Better ISO button placement, new joystick, new AF point selection method, ISO in the viewfinder; all help faster more intuitive operation...

Edge softness / chromatic aberrations with wide angle lenses, needs good glass, Overall softness that means images need more sharpening than you might expect; we'd prefer an even lighter Low Pass Filter., No autofocus of any kind in live view mode, No...

First an apology; the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III arrived in our office well over eight months ago (when we were 'between studios') and, though we've been using it regularly every since, the avalanche of digital SLRs that arrived in January caused this...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Review

 

The EOS-1Ds Mark III is the seventh Canon professional EOS-1D series digital SLR, although only the third of the 's' suffix sub-category which indicates a full frame sensor. Three years since the last EOS-1Ds, the Mark II, the Mark III pushes digital...

Aug, 2008

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.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

 

Preview of the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Bruce Fraser (pcworld.com)

Canon EOS 1Ds

 

Outstanding image quality ; User-friendly design

Slow, buggy Mac software

May, 2003

Expert review by : Declan McCullagh (cnet.com)

Canon EOS 1Ds review

 

Canon's latest foray into the high-end photography market, the EOS-1Ds, may be the most capable digital SLR sold today. With an eye-popping 11.1-megapixel effective resolution, this model trounces its 3- and 6-megapixel EOS ancestors. Based on Canon's...

Tremendous resolution; full-frame sensor; professional body; weatherproofed; excellent handling.

Very expensive; large and heavy; top continuous-shooting rate of only 3fps.

The 1Ds is a state-of-the-art digital SLR that meets professional imaging and performance standards, with a price to match.

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Les Freed (pcmag.com)

Canon Delivers Unsurpassed Pro Digital SLR

 
Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS-1Ds Review

 

The EOS-1Ds is Canon's newest professional SLR. Based on the EOS-1D body the EOS-1Ds raises resolution to 11 megapixels, uses a CMOS sensor (just like the EOS-D30 and D60) and is the first Canon digital SLR with a sensor which captures a full 35 mm frame.

Class leading resolution, the best we've ever seen * First full 35 mm size sensor digital SLR, offers excellent wide angle opportunities Excellent color response with good selection of color matrices (inc. Adobe RGB) Based on the superb EOS-1D/1V...

Some moiré occasionally visible ISO 100, ISO 200 noise levels not as low as EOS-D60, better at higher sensitivities * Full size sensor means that edge lens aberrations are now more visible than APS-size sensor Maximum sensitivity of ISO 1250 may be...

* At the time of publication of this review

Dec, 2002

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Owners Opinion: Canon EOS-1Ds

 

Having owned 8 digital cameras including nikon & Canon I have found the 1Ds to be the best yet. So far Ive heard mosly about the high cost. ...

Mar, 2002

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