The Canon EOS 1D Mark III yielded 9.9 frames per second in our continuous shooting test. These two images cropped from successive frames show how useful this can be when trying to capture extremely fast action. Shot details: Canon EOS 1D Mark III; 1/1250 sec.; f/8; ISO 1,600; EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoomed to 70mm.
This shot isn't spectacular in its composition, but it is useful to show the amount of detail the 1D Mark III can capture in the sharper areas of an image. Shot details: Canon EOS 1D Mark III; 1/60 sec.; f/5; ISO 200; EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoomed to 48mm.
Even at ISO 1,600 the EOS 1D Mark III produces so little noise that you need to view images at almost 100 percent magnification on a monitor to see it. When printed on an ink jet printer, most of that noise melts away in the droplets of ink on the page. Shot details: Canon EOS 1D Mark III; 1/200 sec.; f/6.3; ISO 1,600; EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM zoomed to 183mm.
Not only does the 1D Mark III offer sensitivity of up to ISO 6,400, but Canon's top notch noise reduction yields printable images in situations you'd never be able to even capture with most other cameras. There's obviously noise in the image, but it's such a fine grain, that it is minimized to a large extent in printing. Shot details: Canon EOS 1D Mark III; 1/50 sec.; f/1.8; ISO 6,400; EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.