6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Canon EOS 1D Mark III

About Video Transcript

First Look: Canon EOS 1D Mark III

2:37 /

Canon's EOS 1D Mark III offers a luxurious cocktail of high-resolution, extremely low noise, blazingly fast burst shooting, abundant customization, and a build quality and ergonomic design among the best you'll find in today's camera market.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:11 >> Hello. I'm Phil Ryan, senior editor at CNET and we're looking at the Cannon 1D Mark 3. The 1D Mark 3 is Cannon's second in its line of digital SLRs, second into the 1DS Mark 2, which is 16 mega pixels. This one checks in at 10 mega pixels. Obviously, it's meant for pros. It's got 45 auto focus points and 19 high sensitivity cross points. 63 zone metering, 57 custom functions. It's got a pro type body with a vertical grip and all the same controls are mirrored on the vertical grip. This year Cannon decided to put in a three inch LCD, which is much larger than on the predecessor and made them move some of the buttons around. Unlike some pro bodies, the 1D Mark 3 uses both compact flash and SD. So it has slots for both. Its sensor is a little strange. It's a 1 point 3 X field of view or crop factor you might say. Instead of the normal 1 point 5 X found in a lot of the lower end SLRs or the full frame 35-millimeter sensors found in cameras like the 1DX Mark 2. It uses Cannon's standard lens mount, but won't accept Cannon's EFS lenses, which are designed for the 1 point 5 X crop factor. Hot shoot is a little bit different this year. It has a little ridge around it so that it can seal up a little bit better with Cannon's newest high-end flash. And the body itself actually has numerous weather sealing, lots of different gaskets built into it to keep water and dust out. Since this camera is geared towards sport shooters in large part, it has a very fast burst rate, fastest on the market at 10 frames per second. Overall image quality was excellent. It was among the best that I've ever had the pleasure of shooting and especially at higher ISOs where we saw very little noise. And we were able to make really nice prints all the way up to ISO 6400. I'm Phil Ryan and this is the Cannon 1D Mark 3. ^M00:02:34 [ Music ]

New releases

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video