Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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the best canon camera ever made
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Member Name: clarkjames
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Advantages: fantastic price for such quality images
Disadvantages: ISO doesn't go very high- heavy and bulky
I like 1 series cameras, I have owned a lot of them (1ds2, 1d3, 1d4, 1ds3), they are reliable, an important quality to a professional photographer.
The 1ds3 is the best canon camera ever made, here's why.
The 5d3 might have a tiny advantage in image quality, but the 5d3 will die of water damage and quit before the 1ds3 will
Ok so maybe 'best camera ever' is a little hyperbolic, but at low iso it's better than the 1dx (more megapixels), at high ISO of course it loses to the 1dx not only in terms of image quality but also in terms of operational ability, the top end of 3200 comes way too early when the light starts to drop- if you shoot real life events in poor light the 1ds3 will cause you to lose shots. Luckily for me I usually shoot events with flash, so I am fine to use this camera, but if you need to shoot faster than 3200, you're out of luck.
When I first got the 1ds3 I immediately sold my 1ds2, it has the image quality i'd learned to love from the 5d2 and 1ds2 and combined it with the speed and ease of use of the 1d3- things like 'my menu', auto ISO and one handed operation are worth the upgrade price alone, don't get the 1ds2 unless you really think you can live with it.
The 1dx is a better camera, in some respects the 5d3 is a better camera. But remember that the 1ds3 is about 1/3 the price of a 1dx, and also less than a 5d3. There are reasons to buy the 1ds3- if you want a solid, reliable full frame camera you can take in the rain, but you don't shoot sports or need to shoot video, then the 1ds3 could be your perfect camera- don't pay more for the 5d3 or 1dx unless you really need it, the 1ds3 and 1d3 are both quality cameras.
Summary: a fantastic full frame camera, that is an incredible bargain
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