The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a powerful DSLR designed for sports, wildlife, and other trying and dynamic imaging applications. Designed as the flagship of the EOS system, the 1D X Mark III is characterized by its refined processing capabilities and distinct speed to suit both photo and video applications.
Featuring a newly designed 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor and updated DIGIC X image processor, this camera is capable of continuous shooting rates up to 16 fps with the optical viewfinder or 20 fps in live view, with a 1000-shot buffer when shooting raw+JPEG. Complementing this speed is an impressive native sensitivity range from ISO 100-102400, which can be expanded to ISO 50-819200, to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions.
Also benefitting the speed is the EOS iTR AF X autofocus system, which uses 191 points for quickly and accurately acquiring focus. It also enables Face Tracking and Head Detection AF functions, which use Deep Learning Technology, to maintain a critical focus on moving subjects. Additionally, when working in live view, Dual Pixel CMOS AF uses 3869 manually selectable points and provides a smooth, natural focusing quality akin to the way a camcorder acquires focus.
Life is full of unrepeatable moments. Capture more of them with the EOS-1D X Mark III and tell your visual story to the world.
Photography, without limits.
When conditions are tough, the light is poor but the pressure’s on, the EOS-1D X Mark III lets you capture winning images before the competition. It’s the ultimate creative toolkit, with superb low-light performance, deep learning AF and 5.5K Raw video.
Featuring a Canon-developed 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with approx. 20.1 effective megapixels, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera is engineered with a new imaging system, designed to capture sharp and detailed images, even in low-light scenarios. This results in noise reduction in dark portions of the image even at high ISO speeds, and increased sensitivity that contributes to the EOS-1D X Mark III’s high-speed image capture rate, accelerating frame-to-frame performance. The new sensor also includes Dual Pixel CMOS AF for high-speed, precise AF during Live View still and movie recording.
Low Pass Filter
The EOS-1D X Mark III features a newly developed four-layer low pass filter that provides 16-point separation. This not only helps to suppress moiré and colour distortion but also improves resolution.
Replacing the two DIGIC 6+ processors from the previous EOS-1D X Mark II camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera is the first Canon EOS camera – in the DSLR series camera line – to feature a powerful new DIGIC X Image Processor, which helps to enhance fine detail from the added low-pass filter.
ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200
Delivering high standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations, the EOS-1D X Mark III can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to 204800 (H1), 409600 (H2) and even 819200 (H3) (for stills). Beyond the obvious advantages of its wide ISO range, the EOS-1D X Mark III has automatic ISO settings, found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.
New 191-point AF System Capable of Tracking the Subject’s Head and Face using Deep Learning Technology
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera is equipped with a collection of 191 AF points, which allows the photographer to manually select every point, as well as select a variety of AF one Area selections. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera also features a new technology called EOS iTR* AF X which helps to track a subject with excellent accuracy, including impressive Face Detection AF and new Head Detection AF – and even offers the added benefit of Eye detection AF in Live View mode or while shooting video.
Adding to its powerful internal design, and ideal for sports photography, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera’s fast and intelligent Dual Pixel CMOS AF system features an incredible 3,869 manually selectable AF positions**, helping to ensure speedy, accurate and consistent AF all throughout approximately 90% x 100% of the image plane. Able to detect shifts in movement at the pixel level, Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables continuous automatic AF and AF tracking that enhances overall camera operation for sharp still images and smooth, accurate focus transitions in movies.
High-Speed Continuous shooting
Delivering incredible performance at speeds of up to 16 fps*, and up to 20 fps* in Live View with AF/AE tracking, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera is loaded with technologies that help facilitate speedy operation at every step of capturing that superlative image. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera features a mirror mechanism designed for precise operation with reduced vibration even at incredibly fast speeds.
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera’s Live View shooting offers captivating performance possibilities and can capture RAW, JPEG or – for the first time in an EOS Camera – HEIF (HDR compatible) images at 20 fps. Especially helpful for wildlife photography, journalism and situations where the photographer needs to remain discrete, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera features a selectable electronic (silent) shutter mode. With a fast AF/AE system, DIGIC X image Processor and high-speed recording with new Dual CFexpress card slots, the EOS-1D X Mark III helps ensure that camera operations are performed quickly and precisely.
* Continuous shooting speed may vary based on the aperture and lens being used and conditions of the subject.
Achieves a Maximum Burst Rate of 1,000 images or more (RAW+JPEG) in Continuous Shooting with Dual CFexpress Card Slots
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera can capture an incredible amount of images with amazing speed. When recording to CFexpress cards through its dual card slots, the EOS-1D X Mark III can capture a maximum burst rate of 1,000 images or more in RAW + JPEG. 5.5K/60p and in-camera RAW movie recording can also be recorded with virtually no restriction.
4K 60p with Canon Log
Thanks to the DIGIC X Image Processor, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera offers advanced recording features such as 4K (DCI) at 59.94 fps (cropped/uncropped) and 4K UHD at 59.94 fps (uncropped). Canon Log helps to reduce heavy shadows and blown-out highlights, delivering movie images with approximately 12 stops of dynamic range for excellent shadow and highlight detail. Especially useful for moviemakers and videographers planning on using video clips in post-production and integrating footage with clips from other cameras, Canon Log is an indispensable tool that helps make the EOS-1D X Mark III a serious video-making camera.
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera provides professional videographers with a wider range of capabilities with 5.5K RAW video recording at a frame rate of up to 59.94 fps. To support work on high-end video productions, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera can record 5.5K RAW on one CFexpress card while simultaneously recording a high-quality 4K MP4 video on the second CFexpress card. Suitable for editing videos, the 12-bit depth ensures excellent picture sharpness, wide dynamic range, and superb tonal reproduction.
For easier playback operations in dark conditions, select buttons on the back of the EOS-1D X Mark III camera illuminate when checking settings before and after shooting.
An expanded range of functions can now be easily controlled right on the EOS-1D X Mark III’s touch screen. Touch gestures can be used for zooming in or swiping through images you’ve taken, and easily accessing menu and quick control settings.
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera’s body is designed to perform superbly even in the most deceptive environments. Constructed of rigid, high-strength magnesium alloy for rugged performance and features a grip design for easy finger placement and reduced hand fatigue.
The EOS-1D X Mark III is the latest high-end, ultra-tough, hyper-fast DSLR from Canon. From the outside, it looks about the same as previous EOS-1D bodies dating back two decades. But on the inside, there are radical updates. And even though this is a big, double-grip DSLR, it functions as a highly capable mirrorless camera in Live View mode provided you’ve got the muscle to hold it out in front of you for extended periods of time.
This is also a camera that can take you beyond 8-bit JPEG shooting as your ‘finished image’, includes AF subject recognition based on machine learning in both OVF and live view shooting, and has some impressive video capabilities (including internal Raw video).
There’s a lot to cover on the EOS-1D X Mark III, so let’s get started with a rather lengthy list of key specifications before diving into just what this all means on the following pages.