Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera

Canon EOS 1D Mark III Digital Camera

27 Ratings | 13 Reviews
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Canon's flagship EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It has a new 10.1 megapixels CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0 LCD...More

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Canon's flagship EOS-1D Mark III is the most advanced EOS Digital SLR ever produced. It has a new 10.1 megapixels CMOS sensor (APS-H size) with Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System and a 3.0 LCD monitor with Canon's Live View technology. 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. It's the new standard.


Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size3 in
Memory Card SupportCompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Effective Megapixels10.1 Megapixel
Camera TypeDigital SLR Camera
Lens MountCanon EF
Image Processor
Total Pixels10700000
Image SensorCMOS
Other Features
FlashAuto Flash
Camera Body OnlyBody Only
Interface Connection1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Height6.2 in
Weight2.54 lbs
Width6.1 in
Depth3.1 in
Warranty Information1 Year Limited
Additional Specifications
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Image FormatJPEG, RAW
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames/s (fps)
Product LineEOS
White BalanceAuto, Bracketing, Manual, Preset Modes
Focus FeaturesAuto Focus, Manual Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, Predictive Focusing, Spot Focus
Shortest Shutter Speed1/8000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed30 Second
Product Model1Ds Mark II
Brand NameCanon
General FeaturesPhoto Date/Time Stamping, Pictbridge Support, Self Timer, Voice Memo Recorder, Water Resistant
Number of Resolution Modes4
Maximum Image Resolution3888 x 2592
Autofocus TypePassive
Included ComponentsCables - Audio/Video, Cables - USB, External Battery Charger, Microphone
Metering CharacteristicsCenter-weighted, Evaluative, Multi-Segment, Spot, TTL
Minimum Shutter Speed30 sec.
Focal Length Conversion Factor (SLR)1.3
Power SourceDC Input, Lithium Ion Battery
Exposure Compensation Range (±)3 EV
Wide AngleNo
Parent RetskuB000NP1C5O
DescriptionEOS-1D Mark III 10 MP Digital SLR Camera
Number of Batteries Support1
Bulb SettingYes
Camera ModesDrive Modes:SingleSilentHigh-Speed Continuous (approx. 10 fps)Low-Speed Continuous (approx. 3 fps)10- or 2-sec Self-timerContinuous Shooting Speed:Approx. 10 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/500 sec or faster in all recording modes); fastest speed can be lowered if desired via C.Fn III-15Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting:JPEG: Approx. 110 frames (Large/Fine, at standard level 8 compression setting)RAW: Approx. 30 framesRAW+JPEG: Approx. 22 frames (Large/Fine)
ISO Equivalencies100, 1600, 200, 3200, 400, 50, 6400, 800
Max Horizontal Image Resolution3888 pixels
Shutter Lag55 ms
Frequency BandSensitivity:ISO 100-3200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 6400 (via C.Fn I-3)Menu Languages:EnglishGermanFrenchDutchDanishPortugueseFinnishItalianNorwegianSwedishSpanishGreekRussianPolishSimplified/Traditional ChineseKoreanJapanese
Normalized-Number of Image Sensor Pixels10.7
Maximum Shutter Speed8000 1/x sec.
Exposure SettingsAE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure, Exposure Bracketing, Manual Exposure, Shutter Priority
Max Vertical Image Resolution2592 pixels
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User Reviews

27 Ratings | 13 Reviews

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  • Look cool, expensive

    By Joseph  Sep 10, 2003

    This is a cool camera. It's just too expensive for me.

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  • Best camera

    By Alex  Jun 24, 2007

    See you soon, but for what reason? :))

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  • Pro camera in this amateurs hands for good!!!

    By Yahoo Shopping User  Dec 22, 2007

    ### I upgraded from a 30d to this model and I feel like I just stepped into a top of the line sports car of a camera. The first thing I noticed is that it does not have the simple modes that the lower models have. That was not missed for long though. I s...napped a few pics and was blown away with the quality of the pics. This Mark III just does not take a bad picture. A few simple lessons about settings and I was off to a whole new world of picture taking. I will not bore you with the specific details about this camera, you can look at the Cannon site for that. What I will tell you though is everything works as Canon promised and then some. If you can afford it get this camera! If you cant then get a 40D Read more Less

    Was this review helpful? Yes - No|3 out of 5 found this review helpful
  • Canon 1D Mk iii (Feb., '08)

    By David  Feb 20, 2008

    ### While studio and landscape photographers are awaiting the 1Ds Mk iii (with its ~21MP), the 1D iii has become the dream-come-true for nature photographers, especially those of us who - although amateurs - want to match the quality of output of the bir...d-in-flight pro-experts. The AF system is amazingly fast and precise. It's burst capability is 10 fps X 10 seconds for "best" JPEGs and 3 fps X 10 seconds for RAW images. Ergonimics, weight, form factor, ease of use, intuitiveness of controls (for prior users of Canon DSLRs) are all excellent. (Serious amateur; 4+ year Canon DSLR user, various models.) Read more Less

    Was this review helpful? Yes - No|3 out of 4 found this review helpful
  • One the best camera in the world!!

    By Liden  Jun 5, 2013

    I bought one of these in January 2013. It is not in the problem series. I've got it for 1300CHF and I'm disappointed!!! This tool is just OUT-STAN-DING! If you have the money, just buy it!!

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  • A must for Skateboarders

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Apr 14, 2006

    ### If you Skateboard and like documenting your footy you couldn't ask for a better camera. If you don't know alot about cameras your going to have to sit down with the owners guide and study it like it's a bible. It also helps to just play around with i...t. Once you become familliar with it, its not hard to use. There is virtually no shutter delay for single shots and you will never miss the shot you want with the nine frames per second. NOT TO MENTION IT'S DIGITAL! You can create different folders to store pictures in directly on the camera which is awsome if your taking pictures of your self and your friends at the same time. This is the ultimate skateboarders camera! Read more Less

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  • Workhorse

    By Stephan Schier  Sep 5, 2007

    We tortured ourselves, day and night, four days in the rain following the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnee. The Cannon performed flawlessly. An amazing machine. Fantastic pic's.

    Was this review helpful? Yes - No|2 out of 5 found this review helpful
  • One of Canon's best

    By Ronald  Nov 21, 2009

    ### I purchased this camera second hand about 5 months ago. From the first day I used it shooting wildlife (birds in flight), I knew the camera was special. In the speed with which the camera acquired focus, the frames per second one can shoot, and the i...mage quality even at high (3200) ISO, this camera is superior in every way. When you combine that with the rugged build, and the myriad of customizable features, so you can conform this camera to exactly the way you shoot and what you shoot, I highly recommend the 1Dm3 to any photographer who is serious about his/her work. Read more Less

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  • Worth it

    By Ronnie James  Sep 25, 2015

    ### I have had mine for ages now as an upgrade from my Mk2N which I still have. I can say i am very happy with this camera, however the AI servo sucks, compared to it's predecessor the 2N. Canon recalled a lot of models for the iffy mirror box that was c...ausing the issue, and fixed it for nothing. Read more Less

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