Originally Posted by illumiquest
The 3 is a more modern camera with better auto focus. The 1's have a slightly better viewfinder and would probably take more of a hit if you're looking for something to drop. Photo.net has a pretty decent comparison of the three
Sorry but you are very wrong!
There are several 1 models, and the most modern, the best EOS is not the 3 but the 1V. The 1V was the last pro EOS body created by Canon.
Coming back home to my film roots. Canon EOS-3 SLR, Canon EOS 1V SLR, 580ex flash, and 5D DSLR shooter. Prime lens only shooter.