Rob Galbraith did a great review of a preproduction Mark III.
The camera’s features may be difficult to sum up, but the camera’s performance isn’t. It’s awesome. Pixel-for-pixel, the image quality is the best we’ve seen from a digital SLR, and except for one preproduction body glitch, it’s also the best SLR we’ve ever shot with too. The EOS-1D Mark III shows a level of design care and engineering thoroughness that is simply unprecedented. Its list of features is impressive. But actually using the camera reveals how impressive all these features work.
There is a couple of full size sample images provided. The comparison between the Mark III and D2Xs files on high ISO (see page 3 of the review) show how big the blow will be to Nikon.
The Canon EOS 1d Mark III will hit the shelves in June.
On a side note, I did not know that Galbraith was Canadian. I was pretty surprised to see my home town University volleyball team featured in the sample files.
Stéphane Modat at l’Utopie, his restaurant on St-Joseph street in Quebec City
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f5 with a 70-200 at 75mm – ISO 125, flash bouced into an umbrella on left side
Delphine Musellec, VP fabrication at Foam créations, a division of Crocs Canada.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/100 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 70mm – ISO 400, flash bouced into an umbrella on front right and direct flash behind her
Three hours of work, squeezed between 2 TV cameras. 372 frames taken. For one pictures published. It’s all good, I got the front page
Prime minister Jean Charest hugs Yolande James, his new immigration and cultural communities at the Red room of the National assembly in Quebec City April 18, 2007. James is the first member of a visible minority to be named minister in Quebec.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 140mm – ISO 1250, flash
Christine Saint-Pierre shows emotion as she is sworn in as the new communication, culture and feminine condition minister at the Red room of the National assembly in Quebec City April 18, 2007. The cabinet is one of the smallest of the recent years and includes an equal number of men and women.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 115 – ISO 1250, flash
Quebec City – March 29, 2007. ADQ’s Mario Dumont is welcomed by his 40 MNAs at the National Assembly in Quebec City as he open the first ADQ caucus as the official opposition following Monday’s provincial election. ADQ 41 MNAs is a major upgrade from the 5 they had before, and many of them will have to learn the tricks of the trade.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/60 at f4.5 with a 16-35 at 16mm – ISO 800, flash bounced to the ceiling