Summary Canon 1D Mark III

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 5
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 6
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-H 28.7x18.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 10.1 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Canon 1D Mark III vs other recent DSLRs

Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
10 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Focus points Many focus points Help
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Startup delay Incredible startup delay Help
100 ms startup delay
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
2200 shots
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Storage slots More storage slots Help
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The Canon 1D Mark III vs other recent pro DSLRs

Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
94 ms shutter lag


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The Canon 1D Mark III vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Size Quite large Help
Large (156×157×80 mm)
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Weight Very heavy Help
1,335 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2007
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Thickness Thick Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
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The Canon 1D Mark III vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
1,078 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
22.7 bits
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.7 EV
Screen size Small screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10.1 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO




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Chi Hyun (5:43 PM, September 29, 2013)
Its not the screen size that is below average, it is the dots.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:48 PM, May 30, 2012)
Looks like we made a mistake, I am sorry about that. Thanks for letting us know we will fix that up soon.
Oldmandon (11:46 AM, May 30, 2012)
you state not self cleaning sensor, but on other review sites it states self cleaning sensor??
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:33 PM, April 25, 2011)
Are you sure? According to Canon's website it is weather sealed, that is not to say it is waterproof but it should protect against moisture and dust.
Billybob (2:25 AM, April 22, 2011)
Sorry, but you're way off on the 1D3 not being weather sealed. You've got it backasswards: it's the 5D2 that isn't sealed. If you're going to post up info, get it right.