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Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Jun 23, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $4,600.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Excellent ISO range, at least 3 stops better than a 1D, and very low noise, even compared to my 20D. 10fps, lighter, stronger, long battery life (more than 1,800 frames on the initial charge June 1), easier-to-use controls and menus.
Cons:
None yet, but I will update this as time goes by...I have less than 2K frames shot on mine. The batteries in the new camera are NOT compatible with the previous 1D series cameras. Now I have to carry two types in my pack.

This is one of the best tools, depending on your type of photography, bar none. If photojournalism/sports is what your primary work is, this is definitely the tool for you. If you predominantly shoot portraiture, this may not be the tool for you.

The build quality is solid, but there is an issue with the cover for the WFT-2A being lost. Just make sure it stays tight.

The menus are MUCH easier to use...not so much of the two-finger controls that the previous 1D bodies required, but some of the menus work backwards from those cameras as well. For example, the erase function requires the control dial to be turned left on the Mark III, but right on the previous cameras.

The 'silent' shutter feature is nice, but it does preclude using the multiple-frame capabilities of the camera.

The ISO button on the top right deck is wonderful, another one of those 'two-finger' items from the previous cameras that is now gone. The viewfinder displays the ISO now, too.