Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Review

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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Overview


First introduced in August, 2008, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III is a 21 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 1Ds MII with EOS-1Ds Mark III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1Ds MIII with Canon 1Ds MII

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

Compare Canon 1Ds MIII with Canon 1D X


Canon 1Ds MIII comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 1Ds MIII ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Canon 1Ds MIII has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 1Ds 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 1Ds MIII


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

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
21MP High Resolution Sensor
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
45 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
300000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
External Flash
RAW Support
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
1800 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
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: 1385g
Type Scores

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III has an Overall Score of 59/100 and ranked #117 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #335 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon 1Ds MIII Scores
Imaging score
66
Features score
47
Value for money score
58
Portability score
48
Overall score
59
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 1Ds MIII


Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III weighs 1385g and has external dimensions of 150 x 160 x 80mm (5.91 x 6.3 x 3.15"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Canon 1Ds MIII is 105 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon 1Ds MIII is less by 5mm more than the average length in Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1Ds MIII
1385g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


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

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

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS-1Ds Mark III Dimensions EOS-1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D MII 850 g 1385 g 152 x 114 x 75 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 5D MIII 950 g 1385 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon 1D MIV 1230 g 1385 g 156 x 157 x 80 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 1385 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 1340 g 1385 g 158 x 164 x 83 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Canon 1Ds MII 1565 g 1385 g 156 x 158 x 80 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon 7D MII 910 g 1385 g 149 x 112 x 78 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 1385 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 150 x 160 x 80 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS-1Ds Mark III
Announced August, 2008
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
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 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 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 Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5616 x 3744
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 50
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
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 1800 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1385 g
Physical Dimensions 150 x 160 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 card
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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