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Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Jul 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $4,200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Fastest AF currently available, incredible low light AF, crystal clean ISO's, incredibly configurable, bright color correct LCD, super battery life
Cons:
None

in 6 years of shooting digital, this is the best DSLR ever made, and I've used many.

Nothing touches this camera for low light af speed. ISO is super clean across the board, and colors are incredible! 14 bit really does help.

Built like a tank with superb button layout and no button clutter like other brands (that start with N *cough*), and the LCD is the best I've used on any Canon camera. Finally, color accurate and useable in daylight. LOVE IT!

I challenged my friend to bring his D3 out for a day of shooting, and it almost kept up except for a couple of problems. When doing bursts, he kept running into the end of the buffer, while the MKIII kept on shooting. Also, in low light, the MKIII would focus so fast that I would often swear I missed a shot.... but didn't. Here is where my friends D3 failed miserably. It would hunt, and quickly just give up!

Anyway, I'm super excited about this camera, and can't wait to use it more. I do wish it was 12MP instead of 10MP though. It won't make difference in print, but for things such as stock, and cropping, that extra 2MP sometimes is a nice extra.