Notably distinguished as the epitome of full-frame DSLR cameras for professionals, the Canon EOS-1D series creates a brand new masterpiece in their finest, class-leading flagship to date. A sturdy and reliable workhorse crafted to perfection for swift response, and intuitive focusing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III offers superior image quality as well as breathtaking 4K video recording made for the most challenging subjects.
The swift speed of burst shooting enables a higher chance for professional photographers to capture that precise moment when the composition is perfect. The EOS-1D X Mark III fires at an impressive shooting speed of up to 16 fps using the viewfinder, in sync with the newly developed AF/AE system for rapid response on precision autofocus and exposure control in every decisive shot.
To fully capitalise the high frame rate, the EOS-1D X Mark III is equipped with dual slots for the next-generation CFexpress cards (Type B, up to 2TB size). Capable of high-speed data transfer for 5.5k RAW movies at up to 2600Mbps, these cards greatly increase the number of shots in a single burst to 1000 shots or more.* (JPEG, RAW or RAW + JPEG)
*Based on a 325GB CFexpress card (Canon Test Standards) and shooting through the viewfinder.
In viewfinder shooting mode, the EOS-1D X Mark III features the latest AF sensor that supports up to 191 AF points* (up to 155 cross-type AF points*). This allows EOS-1D X Mark III to maintain focus even in low contrast and dimly lit shooting conditions up to EV-6** where conventional AF systems struggle to grasp.
The immense improvement in the AI Servo AF algorithm aids with in face and head detection for high-precision subject tracking performance during sporting events that involve dynamic movements.
*Number of available AF points, cross-type AF points may vary depending on lens used.
**In Live View Mode (EV-4 via optical viewfinder)
The EOS-1D X Mark III captures at up to 20 fps with AF/AE tracking. With a broad AF area divided into 525 segments, precise focusing with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF can be achieved throughout almost the entire frame. 3869 AF positions can be manually selected if fine-tuning of AF is required.
Electronic shutter is also available for silent shooting.
The EOS-1D X Mark III supports the cinematic aspect ratio standard of 4K 60p UHD/DCI, utilizing the full width of the camera’s 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for immersive wide-angle shooting in outstanding quality. The camera is also capable of capturing 5.5K RAW movies* while simultaneously recording Canon Log (MP4)**, to support development work on movie production. Proven in Cinema EOS System, the 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log profile provides users with up to 12 stops of dynamic range, offering rich details with a high degree of freedom in grading.
The EOS-1D X Mark III also features a HDMI terminal for seamless 4K data transmission to another display device or an external recorder. Videographers can also achieve slow-motion effects with high-speed movie shooting at 120p/100p in FHD format to dramatize fast-moving subjects such as in sporting events. Be it for filmmaking, commercial video r news reporting, the EOS-1D X Mark III empowers you with top-end quality and operational flexibility to capture all the raw action in motion at the front line.
*AF does not function with 5.5K RAW 60p/50p (NTSC/PAL).
**Two memory cards are required when recording RAW and Canon Log (MP4) data files simultaneously
Image resolution and edge sharpness have never been more precise with EOS-1D X Mark III’s pursuit for image quality excellence.
EOS-1D X Mark III is powered by the latest DIGIC X imaging processor, boosting performance in all aspects - from resolution to colour reproduction to noise reduction - far beyond those employed in its predecessors. With default ISO speed of up to 102400 (expandable to 50, 204800, 409600 & 819200), the camera is capable of advanced noise reduction, delivering clean and well-defined images even in low-light situations.
Combining the DIGIC X imaging processor with an impeccable 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the camera surpasses every expectation in both high-calibre photo capture as well as pristine 5.5K RAW movies recording.
The EOS-1D X Mark III is the first EOS DSLR to process image data and record HEIF 10-bit files with HDR PQ, a new gamma curve to maximise dynamic range. This means complex colour and brightness gradations are reproduced with realism. HDR images (HEIF) are converted to standard dynamic range images automatically when viewed on a non-HDR compatible display.
A new 16-point separation lowpass filter developed for the EOS-1D X Mark III significantly enhances resolution while reducing false colours and moiré effect. This is much more effective than conventional low-pass filters.
The EOS-1D X Mark III features “Clarity” as a new image quality adjustment function for adjusting edge contrast. Unlike the existing “Contrast” of Picture Style, this function enables adjustment of contrast (sharpness) around edges while suppressing the loss of detail in highlights and shadows in the overall image, allowing users to enhance a sense of sharpness in low-contrast images or maintain a soft appearance to a subject’s skin.
The EOS-1D X Mark III’s built-in Digital Lens Optimizer soundly corrects diffraction blur and optical aberrations based on the design values of compatible lenses to avoid compromising depth-of-field control and image quality degradation, allowing you to obtain top-notch quality images even without post-processing. EOS-1D X Mark III also features an in-camera RAW image development with a stronger Digital Lens optimizer effect when needed.
An innovative addition to the new EOS-1D X Mark III is a customisable smart controller that allows for swift and easy selection of your desired AF point by dragging your finger over the AF-ON button. Touch sensitivity of the button can be adjusted to change the speed of AF point movement according to your shooting needs. Additionally, intelligent design through a combination of well-placed dials, customisable multi-controllers and a fully touchscreen interface place even greater control in your hands to capture your prized shot.
Designed to ensure mechanical strength for high speed continuous shooting and smooth operations, the EOS-1D X Mark III is outfitted with a shutter mechanism durability of approximately 500,000 cycles. This is a notch above the EOS-1D X Mark II with a substantial increase in the number of shots, prolonging the longevity of camera performance.
For professionals out on the front line, the EOS-1D X Mark III is hardy and reliable camera needed to withstand unpredictable weather and terrain. Built with a sturdy magnesium alloy body complete with dust-and-moisture resistance around critical areas, the EOS-1D X Mark III’s robust camera system is ready to tough it out so you can travel worry-free on every assignment.
Sharing is a vital function for professional photographers to transfer, display, and post their images online. This includes establishing a
stable network connection that operates without a hitch with the comfort of data security.
The EOS-1D X Mark III comes with a network tab that makes it effortless for configuring the camera's built-in Wi-Fi (with FTP), wired LAN module, built-in GPS receiver for geotagging photos, and enduring security standards all under a sophisticated user interface.
Professional users can depend upon the stability and operability in the EOS-1D X Mark III’s enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities and Bluetooth Low Energy technology which are deemed unrivalled amongst the EOS-1D series.
For immediate and quick transfer of large and high resolution CRAW or video files, the optional WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter offers faster and more stable and reliable connection than the built-in Wi-Fi connection.
Built for uncompromised photo and video performance, the Canon flagship full-frame DSLR EOS-1D X Mark III is pushing boundaries not just in terms of technical performance, but also with its versatility and usability - for both seasoned professional or advanced enthusiast.