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. 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)
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 102 400 (expandable to 50, 204 800, 409 600 & 819 200), 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.
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.
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.
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.