Excerpt: Every pro dreads low-light, "no flash allowed" assignments. Unable to control light or add flash to a dim theatre, gym, wedding chapel, or news event, you're forced to choose a faster prime lens, boost ISO sensitivity, or even manually focus to the anticipated action point. All three choices are trade-offs: Most prime lenses limit field of view; boosting ISO over 1600 can produce ugly noise and color oddities; and manual prefocus is hit-or-miss.
Excerpt: Rather than upgrade its popular EOS 30D digital SLR, Canon has surprised us by announcing a pro-level 10.1MP EOS-1D Mark III. (The price wasn't set at press time, but we think it will street for just under $4,000, body only.) With live LCD preview and other enhancements, it's more than an upgrade to the 8.2MP EOS-1D Mark II n it replaces, and may pose a threat to Nikon's 12.4MP D2Xs.
Summary: The Canon EOS 1D Mk III is unrivalled in terms of burst shooting and noise performance. Handling is excellent despite that weight and you’re ably assisted by clear and simple to navigate menus: even with all those custom modes and adjustments to hand. However, the good stuff is tempered by those disappointments: the LCD and the focusing performance issues, although Canon have already started to address with the aforementioned firmware updates.
Pros: Great handling, high frame rate, Build, High and Low ISO image quality, Superb feature set, Good metering.
Cons: Accurate exposure assessment on LCD difficult, Servo AF not reliable enough, Limited exposure modes, Price, Weight.
Summary: Canon's EOS 1D Mark III offers a luxurious cocktail of high-resolution, extremely low noise, blazingly fast burst shooting, abundant customization, and a build quality and ergonomic design among the best you'll find in today's camera market.
Pros: Extremely fast, 10-megapixel continuous shooting; very low noise; highly customizable; well-designed body with weather sealing; 3-inch LCD; abundant optional accessories.
Cons: Heavy; may be a bit too large for people with small hands.
10.1 megapixel DSLR features dual Digic III image processor chips
Consumer Electronics Net
18 October 2007
Excerpt: Of the seven digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras Canon currently offers the public, the EOS-1D Mark III at 10.1 megapixels is second only to its big brother the 21.1 megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark III in Canons lineup. This pair of otherwise identical Canons are placed to service the demands of professional photographers the world over, to give outstanding performance under the best and worst of conditions.
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Excerpt: The Professional Canon EOS-1D Mark III SLR The Canon EOS-1D Mark III sets the standard when it comes to professional level digital SLR photography. Being a professional level camera, the Canon EOS-1D Mark III is built to last.
Excerpt: In fact, it’s hard to look at the EOS-1D Mark III and not conclude – aside from any debates about sensor size – that here is the very pinnacle of 35mm-based D-SLR design. As is asked with each successive version of Photoshop, the question is; are we really going to ever need anything more?
Excerpt: As one of two pro-level models in the range, the Canon EOS-1D Mark III replaces the eight megapixel Mark IIn. Unlike the similar looking 35mm full-frame version, the 1Ds Mark II, the 1D Mark III uses the company’s mid-size APS-H CMOS sensor. This precludes the use of the makers EF-S lens range designed for the 400D and 30D models but provides users with arguably the more versatile of sensors.
Pros: Excellent image quality and low sensor noise. Blistering 10fps continuous shooting and superb Live View and anti-dust features.
Cons: Some erratic AF inaccuracies and unsharpened monitor image.