Summary Canon 1Ds Mark III

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Full frame 36x24mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Help 21 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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The Canon 1Ds Mark III vs other recent DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
1800 shots
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Storage slots More storage slots Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag Incredible shutter lag Help
69 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second


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The Canon 1Ds Mark III vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Weight Very heavy Help
1,385 g
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
500 ms startup delay
Announced Old Help
August 2007
Size Quite large Help
Large (150×160×80 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
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The Canon 1Ds Mark III vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
21 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Screen size Small screen Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Conrad SR (10:09 PM, August 05, 2012)
All I got to say is seeing is believing! Have had fantastic  results with the Images take with my 1DS  Mark iii.
Avatar for RyanMarko RyanMarko (2:03 AM, October 17, 2011)
I second the first comment. All Canon 1D's are weather sealed.
Andari (0:50 PM, July 18, 2011)
It's an error at the top price list ... a canon 1d mark III couldn't cost just 890 € ... why are you making me so hopeful ...
Avatar for muhammad muhammad (11:36 PM, March 31, 2011)
1ds mark III is weathersealed, and it is safe to say has one of the best weathersealing in the market today.
Information can be found in Canon Usa website, 1ds mark III features section.

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