Canon 1D MIII overview
Canon 1D MIII is Canon's Pro DSLR digital camera originally announced on February of 2007. It has a 10 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-H size sensor with a peak resolution of 3888 x 2592.
The 1D MIII ranks at #18 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and all around #388 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. You can use our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.
The following is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 1D MIII history
The Canon 1D MIII comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can discover all older and the latest models as well as important specs.
Canon 1D MIII Gallery
You can view the 1D MIII from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon 1D MIII Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Canon 1D MIII based on features that are usually seen as essential in a digital camera.
Canon 1D MIII Sensor information
The size of the sensor on the Canon 1D MIII is 28.7mm x 18.7mm (APS-H). The 537 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3888 x 2592 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor boasts 10 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. The ISO can also be extended digitally to 50 to 6400. RAW format is supported which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the 1D MIII's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The 1D MIII sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.3 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon 1D MIII dimensions
Canon 1D MIII weighs 2.94 lbs (1,335g / 47.09 ounces) and features external size of 156mm x 157mm x 80mm (6.1" x 6.2" x 3.1"). The weight of general Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Canon 1D MIII is very similar as compared with various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a photo of the Canon 1D MIII with a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view below will show the button layout on the 1D MIII.
Canon 1D MIII Lens information
The 1D MIII uses the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses that are available. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 1D MIII.
Canon 1D MIII Connectivity
The 1D MIII has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer images and usually alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Canon 1D MIII Video information
Canon 1D MIII doesn't capture video. If you are wanting a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be a concern.
Canon 1D MIII Weather Sealing
Canon 1D MIII features weather sealing making it a fantastic pick to use during challenging locations. This can be particularly useful in case you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Canon 1D MIII Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 1D MIII has a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen. The 1D MIII also includes a Top screen allowing you to quickly view camera settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specs regarding Canon 1D MIII are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.
Canon 1D MIII Shutter information
Canon 1D MIII continuous shooting speed is 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Canon 1D MIII Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon 1D MIII includes external flash ability but is without built in flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/300s.
Canon 1D MIII Autofocusing information
Canon 1D MIII includes both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing.
It has 45 focus points to select from. Canon 1D MIII supports manual focusing when needed during low light scenarios or you want more precise focusing control.
Canon 1D MIII Battery life
The battery power for the Canon 1D MIII is fashioned to last for 2200 photographs based on the CIPA measurements making it about the same as its competitors. The typical Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X comes with the highest (4400) battery life within this group of cameras.
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Canon 1D MIII for varying kinds of photography
The following diagram shows a analysis of the Canon 1D MIII for varying kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon 1D MIII as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 1D MIII gets a points total of 63 which is very good, meaning that it is a respectable pick to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files in addition to the capability to use external flash.
Canon 1D MIII Street photography features
Having a moderate points tally of 54, the Canon 1D MIII is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon 1D MIII
A moderate sports photography rating of 59 indicates the Canon 1D MIII is reasonably suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 1D MIII Travel photography advice
Size is super critical when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Canon 1D MIII gets a bad 44 as a travelling camera which is not good to take with you on your vacations.
Canon 1D MIII Landscape photography information
For anyone who is looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Canon 1D MIII at it's above average rating of 64 for a landscape camera is a respectable fit among its competitors.
Canon 1D MIII as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon 1D MIII is not good for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 9.
Canon 1D MIII Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the 1D MIII, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall in to the category of Pro DSLR.
The line graph followed below shows you a summary of the 1D MIII vs it's highest ranking rivals listed above.
These are various other cameras you may regard as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.