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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: All the external covers are made from magnesium alloy as are the chassis and mirror box (compared to the previous model’s diecast aluminium components), and this results in a weight reduction of 70 grams.