Canon’s new flagship boasts impressive speed among other significant updates.
Canon’s EOS-1D X II was much loved by photographers and videographers, and with the arrival of the Mark III, there’s more to love than ever before.
When it comes to megapixels, the Mark III actually has slightly fewer than its predecessor – 20.1MP vs 20.2MP – but that’s not a bad thing. The EOS-1D X III is the first of Canon’s cameras to feature a next generation sensor, offering faster readout and lower noise. The result is Canon’s widest ISO range to date – an impressive extended range of 50 to 819,200.
Alongside a new sensor, the 1D X Mark III features a new DIGIC X processor and AF system. The result of which is an industry-leading 16fps shooting, stepping up to 20fps is Live View mode. Additionally, the camera provides 28 times the centre resolution of the Mark II, as well as three times the number of AF points.
The 1D X III’s video specs don’t disappoint. It’s the first non-cinema Canon camera to support 12-bit RAW internal recording. Other key features include 5.5K shooting, Canon Log Gamma and 5-axis stabilisation – a feature seen in high-end Canon cinema cameras like the EOS C500 Mark II.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III specs
20.1MP full frame CMOS
Built-in/fixed with self cleaning sensor unit
EF (excludes EF-S/EF-M lenses)
AF System / Points
191 Point/155 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 1 dual cross type at f/2.8
*The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens
AF working range
EV -4 to 21 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
ISO Speed Equivalent
Stills: 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop increments). ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H1: 204800, H2: 409600, H3: 819200
30 – 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb
3.2″ (8.01 cm) TFT, approx. 2.1 million dots
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be on sale in February 2020, at a price of £6,499.99.