The much-anticipated Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has arrived

Canon today launches the EOS-1D X Mark III, offering professional photographers improved AF tracking performance, image quality and communication capabilities

 

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.

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.

Alongside a new sensor, the 1D X Mark III features a new 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.


Specs:

Sensor 20.1MP full frame CMOS
Low-pass filter Built-in/fixed with self cleaning sensor unit
Lens mount 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)
Exposure compensation +/-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
Shutter speed 30 – 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb
Monitor 3.2″ (8.01 cm) TFT, approx. 2.1 million dots
Microphone Built-in stereo microphones (48 kHz, 16-bit x 2 channels)
Movie length 4K and Full HD - Max duration 29 min 59 sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT CF card.
Focusing Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face Detection and Tracking AF, Movie Servo AF Manual Focus

The EOS 1-D X Mark III will be on sale in February 2020 for £6,499.99.

Click here to find out more information.

Click here to visit the Canon website.

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