Conclusion: In many ways the EOS-1D MkIII is a niche product as not everyone requires a ten-megapixel SLR that can rattle off ten frames-per-second. For those that do, there is little doubt that this is a big improvement on the MkIIN and an excellent working tool in its own right. Its price range takes it out of the reach of the majority of photographers, but those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford one will have a camera that delivers in literally every department.
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.
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.
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: Since Canon announced their new flagship 10.1 megapixel high-speed professional DSLR, the Canon EOS 1D Mark III (street: $4500) back in March, we've been itching to put it through our battery of lab tests. Photojournalists, sports photographers and hardcore enthusiasts, among others, have been chattering about this camera online, eagerly awaiting delivery of a promised unit, or complaining about being stuck in back-order hell.
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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