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Canon 1D Mk 111
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2 11945 Sat July 11, 2009
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100% of reviewers None indicated 9.5

Description: Basic Specification

• Resolution: 10.10 Megapixels
• Kit Lens: n/a
• Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
• LCD Size: 3.0 inch
• ISO: 50-6400
• Shutter: 30-1/8000
• Max Aperture: n/a
• Mem Type: CF1 / CF2 / SDHC / SD
• Battery: Custom LiIon
• Dimensions: 6.1x6.2x3.1in (156x157x80mm)
• Weight: 40.4 oz (1,155 g)
• MSRP: $4,000
• Availability: Now


• 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
• 10 fps, max. burst of 110 JPEGs
• Dual "DIGIC III" processors
• High precision wide area AF
• EOS Integrated Cleaning System
• ISO 100-3200 range (L:50 H:6400)
• 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
• Picture Style
• EF lens compatibility

10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor

Canon’s APS-H size (28.1 x 18.7 mm) CMOS sensor combines superb colour rendering with a wide dynamic range. Its inherent low-noise characteristics ensure smooth results at high sensitivities. A low pass filter and on-chip circuitry suppress moirι and remaining noise.

10 fps, 110 frame burst

The camera delivers 10 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 110 Large JPEGs or 30 RAW images.

Dual "DIGIC III" processors

Dual "DIGIC III" processors work in parallel to process images at 14 bits for a total reproduction range of 16,384 tones per pixel. These fast and efficient processors also drive the camera’s shooting performance and near-instant response times. Start-up is just 0.2 milliseconds.

Wide-area AF with 19 cross type points

A high precision AF system employs 19 cross type points with sensitivity up to f/2.8, spread out across the AF area to accommodate off-centre subjects. 26 AF assist points aid AF tracking for increased accuracy.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System

Canon’s built-in dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the sensor clean. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.

Wide ISO Range

A wide 100 to 3200 ISO range as standard is expandable to L:50 and H:6400.

3.0" LCD with Live View mode

The bright 3.0" TFT LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing your image from the LCD.

Picture Style

Picture Style presets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each preset.

Weather sealed, magnesium alloy body

A magnesium alloy body with dust and moisture resistant sealing protects the EOS-1D Mark III from harsh weather and the rigours of daily use. Shutter reliability is a durable 300,000 cycles.

EOS system compatibility

The EOS-1D Mark III is compatible with all EF lenses (excl. EF-S lenses) and EX Series Speedlite flash units. Untethered shooting and image transfer are available with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2.
Keywords: Canon 1D Mark3 10MP

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Gary Petersen
Getting Comfy

Registered: March 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 164
Review Date: Tue July 8, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Built like a tank, faster than lightening and superb image files.
Cons: None.

I waited long enough for all the focus problems to go away. I cannot make this camera fail. It was said the worst case scenario was bright sun and high temps. I live in the Arizona desert so it's tough to get hotter or brighter and it just works. For anyone who wants one there's no longer any need to fear buying it.

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Part of the furniture

Registered: August 2005
Location: Sheffield, S.Yorkshire UK
Posts: 12250
Review Date: Sat July 11, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Soild build and performance

Unfortunately there will always be a doubt about AF of the MKIII especially when you get an OOF image you in your own mind thought was in focus when the shutter button was pressed.....it has happened to me but then again it's happened with my MKIIN & MKII (so user error )

The rear layout has changed to accommodate the larger LCD which is nice but this is not to be relied upon for image sharpness etc.......I just look at the LCD to check the histogram.

Again it feels comfortable to hold for me especially with larger lenses which feel nicely balanced.

ISO 1600 & 3200 are acceptable and I have often shot ISO 6400 which have cleaned up nicely with a noise programme.

There are many personal set ups you can change to in the menu system to suit yourself. The most discussed one is the AF which I now just leave at default and shoot centre point with no focus assists.

The one thing I did worry about was having to mess around with the micro adjustment.......well all my lenses appear to be ok so I haven't had to + or - any.

I can and will recommend this body but if you are going to worry about the AF then you might be better off waiting for the release of the next pro body from Canon.
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