Canon EOS-1D Mark III Review

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Canon EOS-1D Mark III Overview


First introduced in February, 2007, Canon EOS-1D Mark III is a 10 MP DSLR with a APS-H (28.7 x 18.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 1D MII N with EOS-1D Mark III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1D MIII with Canon 1D MII N

Canon replaced EOS-1D Mark III with Canon 1D MIV. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1D MIII with Canon 1D MIV


Canon 1D MIII comes with a 28.7 x 18.7 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 34.25 mm (1.34").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Sensor resolution of Canon 1D MIII ~ 3911 x 2556 pixels.

Canon 1D MIII has Crop Factor: 1.26

The sensor has a surface area of 536.7 mm².

There are approximate 9,996,516 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 1D MIII Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon 1D X III 2020 20MP 100 - 102400 1440g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon 1D X II 2016 20MP 100 - 51200 1530g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D C Canon 1D C 2012 18MP 100 - 51200 1500g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 2011 18MP 100 - 51200 1340g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon 1D MIV 2010 16MP 100 - 12800 1230g 156 x 157 x 80mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 1D MIII


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS-1D Mark III with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 2200 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
19 Cross Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
300000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
External Flash
RAW Support
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
45 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Weight: 1335g
Type Scores

Canon EOS-1D Mark III has an Overall Score of 52/100 and ranked #136 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #475 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 1D MIII Scores
Imaging score
54
Features score
45
Value for money score
57
Portability score
48
Overall score
52
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Canon 1D MIII


Canon EOS-1D Mark III weighs 1335g and has external dimensions of 156 x 157 x 80mm (6.14 x 6.18 x 3.15"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Canon 1D MIII is 55 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1D MIII
1335g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1D MIII
80mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS-1D Mark III with the dimensions:

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS-1D Mark III Dimensions EOS-1D Mark III
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Canon 1Ds MII 1565 g 1335 g 156 x 158 x 80 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon 1D MIV 1230 g 1335 g 156 x 157 x 80 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon 7D MII 910 g 1335 g 149 x 112 x 78 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 1335 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Nikon D3 1300 g 1335 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 1335 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 1335 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N Canon 1D MII N 1565 g 1335 g 156 x 158 x 80 mm 156 x 157 x 80 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS-1D Mark III


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS-1D Mark III
Announced February, 2007
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.3
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 45
Number of Cross Focus Points 19
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes External
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-H
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 28.7 x 18.7 mm
Sensor Area 536.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3888 x 2592
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 2200 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1335 g
Physical Dimensions 156 x 157 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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