Summary: I am so happy with this item It is difficult to describe. Package arrived a day early via Fed Ex. Comdition was even better than described by seller. First couple of tests have yielded results that I am overjoyed with. Wish I had purchased this sooner.
Summary: What do you say about any EOS 1? It is the standard by which every other camera is judged. The 1D mark III is the fastest - if you need 10fps, it's the only game in town. Although not quite a full frame camera (1.3), the print quality is comparable to the best of the full frames, and a full frame can't go this fast. If you have a sharp lens, 24x36 prints still look great.
Summary: This is my first professional DSLR after upgrading from a good old Rebel XT. Needless to say it is a huge difference. I'm a photography student and I'm also a freelance photographer at nightclubs during weekends. This camera is amazing as you could expect from any EOS 1D. For my purposes 10 MP is more than enough as most of my pictures get downsized for Facebook but if I want to print, I can go as high as 11x14" with no loss of quality.
Excerpt: Nikon, beware. The Canon 1D Mark III is the latest in a line of digital professional camera bodies. I am a professional photographer and have worked as a staff photographer for newspapers for the past thirty years. I started back in the 70's with the old Canon A-1 film camera. I've never looked back. Since digital evolved into a mainstream media, I've always used Canon bodies. I started with the original Canon 1D (4 megapixels).
Excerpt: This is quite possibly the perfect camera. The 1.3 mag factor eliminates the outside and flawed parts of a lens removing the vinetting and pincushion you might find, the 10 fps means you are shooting at about half the rate of a movie, and the highlight tone priority is awesome.Battery life - I've taken thousands of pictures (RAW and jpg) and it's only at half powerIf you're one of those people who talk about it "only being 10 MB" or "too much - I'll get a Rebel instead"...
Summary: Camera arrived when promised and in the condition stated, if not better. Looked brand new. I used it on two photo shoots so far and have had no issues with it. All the issues attributed to this camera had been repaired by Canon and it seems to be working perfectly for me.
M42 "Section 2: Operations And Intelligence", Amazon
27 March 2010
Summary: I've shot with Canon cameras for twenty years. Every time I'm in the mood to do a major upgrade I always go to a camera dealer and take a look at the competition and each time I've done this I've always stayed with Canon. This camera is built like a brick. Canon tells us they dropped some weight from the previous model, but it is still quite hefty. Yet, it fells balanced and solid in your hands.
Summary: I bought this used from someone who was saving up for the Mark IV. Got it in, and sent it off to Canon to get it serviced etc, Canon support got the machine back w/in 4 days and this was during the Christmas time period. Upgraded w/ Firmware not yet released, and replaced shutter mechanism. I do not have the focus issues others had expressed.