Canon's flagship EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It has a new 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0-inch LCD monitor with Canon's Live View technology. The CMOS sensor has an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 50-6400. 14-bit A/D conversion means fine gradation and a significant drop in digital and shadow noise.
With its generous 28.1 x 18.7 mm image size, the sensor captures every nuance of your scene from highlight to shadow. Extensive noise reduction ensures an extremely high signal-to-noise ratio. Framing is natural because the sensor's 3:2 aspect ratio is the same as in 35 mm cameras, and the sensor's large size realizes an effective angle of view that's just 1.3 times the focal length indicated on Canon EF lenses The 1D Mark III has a redesigned 100% viewfinder, a new 45-point AF system, and can shoot up to 10 fps continuously with a maximum burst of 110 shots.
Dual "DIGIC III" Image Processors work in tandem to speed up every process while refining image quality. A new, lighter body has improved weather sealing and shutter durability. Every facet of the EOS experience has been enhanced with the 1D Mark III. To combat against stray dust that enters the camera and adheres to the image sensor during a lens change, the 1D Mark III features a Canon-designed Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit. The IR-cut filter cleans itself automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly.
Dust that has been missed by the Integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.0. The 1D Mark III's imaging sensor is able to single out the dust particles on its surface, then plots out their location coordinates within the image. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased in Canon's DPP version 3.0. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.
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This became my main camera body over a year ago and won't be replaced anytime soon. I am considering a 5D but that would still be as a second body. The 10FPS is great when shooting sports and the sealed constuction is wonderful. I recently found myself in a rain forest with this camera and my 70-200 F2.8L lens and even after a 4 hour hike with rain off and on like you would expect in a rain forest this camera had no problems. After the hike, I dried it out and cleaned it up. The brides that s...View full Review
This became my main camera body over a year ago and won't be replaced anytime soon. I am considering a 5D but that would still be as a second body. The 10FPS is great when shooting sports and the sealed constuction is wonderful. I recently found myself in a rain forest with this camera and my 70-200 F2.8L lens and even after a 4 hour hike with rain off and on like you would expect in a rain forest this camera had no problems. After the hike, I dried it out and cleaned it up. The brides that see this camera shooting their weddings would never be able to guess what kinds of extremes this camera has seen. Keep up the great work Canon.
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Auto Focusing Nightmare
Bought EOS 1D Mark III and received on 12/25/08. Serial Number in the 569000 range. Camera does not continuously focus on subjects. Over 90 % of shots out of focus. Camera being returned for credit. Will wait for release of EOS 1D Mark IV. Hopefully, Canon will fix and improve AF and make it a state of the art camera for sports photographers. Hint: increase CMOS image sensor size, make full size (36 by 24) CMOS image sensor, LCD with 920000 dots, HDMI out, 2 CF slots, etc.
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This is my 1st 1D body and it focuses fast. Took over 2000 images and battery life was till at 72%.
I live in Alaska and have always wanted/needed a high frame rate camera for whale breaches. I have other EOS 1 bodies but they were not this fast. Love it.
I ordered the Canon 1D Mark lll and it came in the next day. This was what I always get, fast results. The camera was great but I had a problem, the text was to small for old eyes and I have a 7D and have changed the lens setup for the 7D from the manufactures.. I forgot about this. It would take weeks and money to redo the lenses. With this, I sent it back. In 7 days, I had my money back in the card. Adorama, thank you.
Purchased for a knock around river body that will likely be forever fused to a 400mm f5.6. Adoramas description of the product was accurate and though it shows heavy wear and is missing some components still takes great pictures.
This camera was bought as a gift for me from my wife with my input. This camera will become my main body amongst the 3 bodies that I have. Even though this was a used camera, it came looking like a new camera. There were VERY minimal blemishes and it worked like a dream staight out of the box. It came missing the top rubber port cover and I felt like this was a piece that could have been fixed before selling the camera. I have since bought the replacement which was only a $4.00 part, hence my statement I felt it could have been a part replaced before sending it to me. A great transaction and a great product I received from Adorama.
Great for birds, wildlife or action sports. fast shutter speed. Nice IQ
We own 15 Mark III's and will be buying 15 more in the next year. After the auto focus fix, the camera produces great 16x20's and is perfect for all kind photographic endeavors!
Built like a tank, wish it had a larger newer rear LCD. I use it mainly for sports and action work
I use this camera to capture family photos, landscape and sport/action. This camera is extremely high recommend for sport/action. This camera is not for travel. Its heavy and big.
I bought this camera for its full frame feature and 6 FPS. I enjoy action photography, especially football. I use to use a 40D for action and a Mark II for everything else. Now I have one camera that does everything I want from a camera and does it verry good. I used the HDR feature in Arizona and love the out of camera results. I would recommend the Mark III to anyone looking for a camera that covers all phases of photgraphy. I did not use the video function since I am not big into video. I wish this camera was available 3 cameras back. I could have save some money