The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III offers huge upgrades to the MKII including 5.5K RAW video recording, Deep-Learning AF, and an ISO range of 100-102,400. Whatever the situation, whatever the lighting, EOS-1D X Mark III will deliver exceptional images - beating the competition to the punch with its exceptional speed. The camera body is tough, reliable and intuitive. Ideal for sports, wildlife and documentary shoots, this high-performance camera forms the creative toolkit you need to capture the unrepeatable moments with.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Key Features:
- Fantastic for photography experts and creative storytellers wanting to share their observations of our ever-changing world
- Users benefit from 20.1-megapixel Full-Frame Imaging Sensor
- Outstanding image quality delivered by the DIGIC X Image Processor
- Equipped with Deep-Learning Autofocus
- Take fast and intuitive control over the AF point selection with the Smart Controller
- Generous dynamic range and high ISO sensitivity of 100-102,400
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF facilitates expert focusing with high speeds for photo and offers smoothness for video
- Supports real-time and lag-free up to 20fps continuous shooting in Live View mode
- 5.5K RAW Video recording capability producing excellent video quality
- Enjoy filmmaking at 4K/60p
- Comes with Gigabit Ethernet and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for fast connectivity wherever you are
- Works well with all EF lenses except for EF-S lenses
- Uses Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery LP-E19 (supplied) or LP-E4N
- Dual CFexpress fast-speed card slots that can be individually assigned to photos or videos
- Compatible with WFT-E9 to improve wireless connectivity with 5GHz 802.1ac Wi-Fi
Expanded Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Key Features:
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III offers some fantastic upgrades to the EOS-1D X MKII. For starters, MKIII has an ISO range of 100-102,400 that is expandable to 819,200 in comparison to MKII's ISO sensitivity range of 100-51,200. This allows you to capture exceptionally high-quality images in the poorest of lightings. Another noteworthy upgrade is the movie RAW recording capability not previously found in the MK II. Now you have the ability to shoot in 5.5K RAW (60p), 4K DCI (60p), 4K UHD (60p), and Full-HD (120p) - as opposed to 4K video (60p) and Full HD (120p). Enjoy continuous shooting at 16fps in OVF and up to 20fps in Live View; whereas, before you could shoot at 14fps/16fps respectively. The number of AF points has also increased hugely - from 61/0 to a massive 191/3869 (OVF/LV). Shoot uninterrupted with an upgraded battery life of 2850 (compared to 1210) when shooting with a View Finder and over 2 hours of video recording. Mark III sees the introduction of built-in Bluetooth connectivity and an increased shutter life by 100,000 (400,000 to 500,000). The Gigabyte Ethernet and USB 3 wired connectivity have been upgraded to High-speed Gigabyte Ethernet and USB 3.1 Gen 2. To top things off, the camera's Magnesium Alloy body has become lighter. Other new technologies adopted by the EOS-1D X Mark III include HEIF image format, Deep-Learning AF, CFexpress, Smart Controllers, and a Gaussian low pass filter.
The newly-introduced Deep-Learning Autofocus Algorithm is capable of the recognition of athletes' faces - even when their faces are obscured by helmets or goggles. The Deep-Learning AF knows when subjects are upside down which comes in particularly useful when photographing driving competitions and other sports such as surfing or gymnastics. To achieve this, the aforementioned algorithm has been programmed using real-life examples of sports photography. A large sample of diverse sports has been used to provide the most accurate and abundant information to the camera. These sports include anything from football to athletics.
Built into the camera's AF-ON buttons are a pair of Smart Controllers; one for horizontal recording and one for vertical. These controllers have been customised for both speed and sensitivity, and are capable of reacting intuitively even when the camera operator is wearing gloves. For familiar operation, the controllers are shaped like traditional joysticks. The difference is that they behave more like a miniature touchpad that can be used to scroll AF points around the screen. Additionally, the camera can automatically disable the vertical controller when shooting horizontally, thanks to which accidental movements are avoided.
Further Improvements to Image Quality
The ever-improving high image quality in the EOS-1D X range is owed to the single DIGIC X Image Processor, Gaussian Low Pass Filter, and the HEIF Image Format along with other features. The extremely fast and efficient DIGIC X Image Processor is in charge of the camera's outstanding image quality and responsive performance. The latter is characterised by 20fps continuous capture 4K/60p oversampled video. The processor ensures incredibly low levels of noise when working at a high ISO, in addition to enabling greater DLO, ALO, and Highlight Tone Priority. The Gaussian Low Pass Filter works by sampling light over a larger number of pixels when compared to a conventional low pass filter. This means that fine sharpness and clarity of the image are preserved while optical issues such as moire are minimised. Finally, the HEIF Image Format; also known as the High Efficiency Image File; is the next-gen of file formats - great news for digital photographers. It allows for a higher image quality without the increase in file size, as opposed to JPEGs. HEIF files offer a smaller amount of artefacts and an amplified dynamic range featuring 10-bit colour depth.
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