Excerpt: With the exception of medium-format digital backs, nothing comes close to the 21.1-megapixel EOS-1DS Mk III in terms of resolution. Aimed at pros looking for the ultimate image quality in a compact body and boasting a full-frame sensor, it’s a versatile and highly capable model. Daniel Lezano discovers if it’s worth its £8,000 price tag Handling & ease of use: This heavyweight beast is made to keep going even when it's treated roughly.
Conclusion: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III digital SLR camera Canon started from scratch with the Mark III. And that is obvious with the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III. It is much more than a Mark II with a new image sensor. There has been thorough thought about the whole camera and the entire structure has been altered without making the photographer used to working with a Canon EOS-1 lose his way. A huge achievement and it shows what the Canon design department is capable of.
Excerpt: The super-honcho of DSLRs at 21.1 megapixels, this baby rivals monstrously pricier medium-format digitals in resolution and pummels them with its portability and ease of use. Dual Digic III processors handle the massive load of data collected by the full-frame CMOS sensor, and the resulting images make stunning large prints. The Mark III’s lines approach equine elegance, and the user interface is downright refined.
Conclusion: 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 review to be bumped down the queue so often that it started to develop a persecution complex.
Pros: 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 and mean you less often have to take your eye away from the viewfinder., Superb resolution and pixel level detail, noticeably better than the Mark II (especially in JPEG) - simply stunning output when used at low ISOs w...
Cons: 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 built-in wireless flash (needs ST-E2 transmitter), Mirror up implementation still far from ideal, Higher resolution screen would be nice, As would the ability to select any of the AF points, not just the 19 'primary' poi...
A professional D-SLR digital camera for those who require speed and excellent low-light performance.
Good Gear Guide.au
2 October 2008
Summary: Canon's flagship full-frame digital SLR camera will capture huge images with its 21.1-megapixel sensor, and it will do a stellar job in low-light conditions. It's a professional camera that will capture crystal-clear pictures when paired with the right lens, and it is a huge step up from the EOS 1Ds Mark II.
Summary: Being such radically different price brackets throws difficulty on the decision. The Canon is easier to use, their's no way of changing that fact. The buttons are not as difficult to use and the menu is simpler to understand. The Canon also wins on colour rendition with the Greyhound shot and the resolution helps with cropping.
Pros: High resolution, Dual processors for speedy downloads, Easier usability, Bright screen, New processor is excellent, High ISO performance
Cons: Dull screen, More expensive, ISO100 is an equivalent, Lost true colours on race track
Summary: It's difficult to know what to say about such a camera. The power beneath your fingers is obvious and my only real complaint is that the screen is not as bright as others. When I first started using it, I thought I was underexposing, but later looking at the images on the computer, I discovered I wasn't.
Pros: Full frame, High resolution, Dual processors, New layout works better, Excellent ISO results, Not as heavy as MkII
Cons: Pricey, Massive memory requirements, Screen not as bright as expected
Summary: A sophisticated and versatile 'full frame' DSLR with the highest resolution available in this format thus far.Canon's EOS-1Ds Mark III is the most sophisticated professional camera yet to emerge from the company's stable. Replacing the EOS-1Ds Mark II, which was released towards the end of 2004, it is the fourth in the line that began in 2002 with the EOS-1Ds and includes the EOS 5D.