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Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

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The Canon EOS 10.1 MP camera is a professional personal body only and is created for those who want to improve their photography. Added megapixels means you can enlarge and crop your snapshots without adversely affecting your picture's quality. Producing memorable prints is fun with the 10.1 MP image sensor featured on this Canon EOS 1D Mark III digital camera. As this Canon EOS digital SLR camera has a 3-inch LCD screen, you will be able to compose memories with ease. With its black body, the Canon EOS 10.1 MP camera is a classy device for taking pictures. Premium picture quality and exceptional performance are yours with this Canon EOS 1D Mark III digital camera. As this Canon EOS digital SLR camera comes with rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, you will be able to always be ready to catch your life's great moments. The Canon EOS 10.1 MP camera has a removable flash memory slot that makes choosing storage size easy. This Canon EOS 1D Mark III digital camera includes only the body and no lens. An advantage to buying the camera body separately is that you pick the best interchangeable lenses to get based on your changing photography wants and needs.

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Product Identifiers
Model1D Mark III
UPC0013803078220, 0689076467308, 13803078220, 689076467308, 718122098064, 8714574994536

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution10.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size18.7 x 28.1mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection

Max Shutter Speed1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV -1-18 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure MeteringEvaluative, Multi-spot, Spot, partial (13.5%), spot AF area
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, E-TTL II Program Flash, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100-3200, ISO 50, ISO 6400
Light Sensitivity Max6400

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeOptical, Optical (Through-the-lens)
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.76x
Dioptric Correction Range-3 to +1

Depth3.1 in.
Height6.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Weight40.7 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in

Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x remote control, 1 x system accessory terminal
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II, 1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Still Image FormatDCF, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature45 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Anti-Dust Technology, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Blink Detection, Brightness Control, Built-In Eyepiece Shutter, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, Interchangeable Lenses, LCD Live View Mode, Mirror Lock, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Remote Live View, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility, Wi-Fi, interchangeable focusing screens (11 types)

Shooting ProgramsLandscape, Portrait mode
Special EffectsFaithful, Monochrome, Neutral
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed110 frames per second

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Created: 07/10/12


Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

As a media photographer I have used the 1 series Canons since the original 4.1MP 1D came out in 2001. Here are my pros and cons of the 1D Mark III in comparison to the large field of cameras available in 2012.

- Extreme ruggedness and weather sealing
- Shutter durability ratted @ 300,000(consumer cameras are rated 100,000 or less)
- Dual media slots for compact flash and sd cards
- Self-Cleaning Sensor
- Silky smooth images from ISO 50-800
- Large 30 frame raw buffer for 10FPS action
- Silent shooting mode that is great for media , wedding photographers or for shooting production stills while working on set at a video shoot
- Lighter and more powerful battery than 1D Mark II makes it possible to shoot all day one one battery
- APS-H size sensor gives a more desirable crop factor of 1.3x(its actually 1.29 size but canon rounded up)
- 10MP sensor perfect resolution for media work
- 45 point AF is outstanding for tracking moving subjects
- Ergonomically comfortable grip in both portrait and landscape
- 3 inch screen with live view for focusing
- Can get extremely sharp photos with good canon lenses
- Large ISO range for low light photography
- Great backup camera for 5D Mark II or III/1D Mark IV/7D
- E-TTL works with newer canon 580EX II speedlites
- Everything about this camera is FAST!!!
- Far better auto focus than the 12MP 5D or the 21MP 5D Mark II
- Lots of customization options

- 10 megapixels may not be ideal in 2012 for high-end product or commercial work
- SD card slot is slower than compact flash port
- 1.3x crop factor may require you to buy an ultra wide angle lens
- 3 inch LCD screen is low resolution and not very vivid
- No video mode
- Button layout may confuse photographers who have only worked with canon rebel or 60D series EOS DSLRs
- High ISO is not as good as newer cameras
- 6400 is max ISO is not up to current 1D/5D series which is 102,400

RATING OUT OF 10 when released in 2007 - 9.5
RATING OUT OF 10 when compared with current 2012 DSLRs - 7.0

I would recommend this camera for a photography student or as a backup camera for media. I would not recommend this camera for commercial photographers that deal with mostly print work as you have little post shot cropping room.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 07/13/07

The camera of the future is here now

Fast auto-focus, crystal clear images, ultra sharp even when printing poster sized prints. The perfect combination of speed and quality. Easier to use and understand menu items, options for customizing the camera for just the way you shoot, with multiple ways to save your styles of shooting. This means you can, with one setting, switch the camera from settings to shoot flying birds, to baseball, to flowers, and then to portraits.

It really does look like technology has peaked with this camera and in the future they will only be able to add some items of convenience, as the pictures from this camera almost can not be improved upon. Amateur or pro will enjoy what Canon has done with this model, it puts all other cameras into the "old fashioned" class, at least until the 1DsM3 arrives someday with a price near $10,000. Enjoy today, the camera of the future.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 04/19/07

The New Benchmark

So far I can find no camera imposed limitations to my photographs (except I can never have enough resolution). I have full use of my wide angle lenses again. I love this camera.

Some notes: unlike my 10D, the speed of compact flash cards make a huge difference with the 1DsMk III, I recommend at least a 120X or faster, don't use a standard CF card with this camera there is a noticeable speed difference (can you say turtle). My Lexar 120x card seems to do a decent job keeping up with the camera given my normal shooting style, but is still not fast enough to truly keep up with the camera in full continuous mode.

This is not a light camera and the controls take some getting used to coming from the D60/10D realm, but they seem better laid out for my use. Although the manual and autofocus on the camera is noticeably better then my older camera, I upgraded the focus screen (to Ec-b) because my eyes tend to adjust to the lens and I can now manually focus. Upgrading the focus screen was not something I could do with my D60 or 10D and I had problems with manual focus because of this.

This camera takes fantastic pictures. It is near-IR sensitive (although not as much as my 10D), so some near-infrared pictures are possible. For a multi-purpose camera this is THE 35mm camera for all but some sports and photojournalist photographers. In the studio, I am of the opinion, it can replace many medium format film systems as well. Although a bit pricey, it is well worth the money. I highly recommend this camera for the serious photographer.

12 of 19 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 11/30/10

Just wow!

This is my second 1DmkIII body. I've also shot the Canon 1D (4 Mp) the 1DmkII (8.2 Mp) and the 1DsmkII (16 Mp), not to mention a few Rebels and xxD's. The 1DmkIII is the best overall in my opinion. I might like the 1DmkIV better, but at $4000+, it's not happening anytime soon....

I primarily shoot youth sports (middle school, high school and college) with an occasional wedding or other event thrown in. The combination of speed (both focus and shooting), image quality and price make this camera a great value. I still love the 1DsmkII for its full frame capabilities, but with my primary focus being sports, having a second 1DmkIII makes much more sense.

One of the nicest features of the camera is the ability to shoot RAW images to one card and JPEGs to the second card. I've started leaving a 32Gb SDHC card (RAW) and a 8Gb CF card (JPEGs) in the camera. I'll generally use the JPEGs, but if I need to do some heavier tweaking to a few shots, I have the option of pulling the RAW file off of the SDHC card.

My one complaint about the camera is the use of the "joy stick" button as the toggle to switch to the registered focus point. When shooting vertically, it is hard to reach across the back of the camera to push it in. On the previous 1-series cameras, there was no joy stick and there were two focus buttons - one near the horizontal controls and one near the vertical controls - always in EASY reach.

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Created: 11/04/08

Fantastic camera!!!

I moved up from a 40D / 5D combo to this one camera. This camera has proven to be a great replacement for both the others. I don't mind the extra weight, and the ease of the controls is so much nicer. I like being able to change ISO, aperture, and shutter speed all without ever taking my eye away from the viewfinder, and doing so in under two seconds!!! The built-in vertical grip makes is much more comfortable to shoot in portrait mode and not have sore wrists at the end of the day. The camera has incredible IQ, even at higher ISO's like 1600. I get about 1.5 - 2 stops more out of this than my 5D. The camera only has a 1.3 crop, so I wasn't really that off from my FF camera (5D), but cannot use EF-S lenses either. The camera is built like a tank, and the weather sealing makes is soooo nice for when I go out in the field and shoot landscapes (which is mainly what I like to shoot). It makes an outstanding 'general purpose' camera, and I use it for everything, from sports (which it excels at) to indoor receptions/parties, to landscapes. In addition, due to the camera having a larger sensor and "ONLY" 10MP, the noise, especially at lower ISOs, but also at higher ones, is so much less than either of my other two cameras. I've also had ZERO focusing issues like is often reported. I DID, however, have to micro-adjust all of my lenses, but that just made shooting good shots (for me anyways), so much easier, as I know the AF for each lens is now spot on. I REALLY like that feature! Overall, I think this is an incredible camera, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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