High Image Quality with New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor Combined with Newly Designed low Pass Filter.
20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
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 color distortion, but also improves resolution.
New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200*.
New DIGIC X Image Processor
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 8192000 (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 Subjects Head and Face using Deep Learning Technology.
New 191-point AF System Capable of Tracking the Subjects 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 Zone Area selections. Covering virtually the same amount of the picture area as the previous 61-point system AF array. 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.
*Intelligent Tracking and Recognition.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Fast and Accurate Auto Focus using up to 3869 Manual AF Positions** and up to 525 Automatic Positions.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
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.
AF Area Coverage of Approx. 90% x 100%^
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera features an expansive focus area of approx. 90% horizontal and 100% vertical^ when working with select EF lenses. With older EF lenses, or with Extender types I and II, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera focuses approx. 80% horizontally and 80% vertically – This means fast and impressive focusing.
^ When shooting still photos. Actual coverage varies depending on the lens in use.
AF Points and AF Area
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera features a developed AF system with a maximum of 3,869 manually selectable AF positions**, which covers almost the entire image sensing area. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera can also be configured to focus on specific areas, using an extended range of selectable modes that include 1-point AF, Expanded AF Area, Zone AF and Large Zone AF in addition to the conventional Face+ Tracking AF.
** Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting of up to 16 fps and up to 20 fps in Live View with AF/AE Tracking.
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.
20 fps in Live View
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 silent shutter mode. With a fast AF/AE system, DIGIC X image Processor and high-speed recording with its new Dual CFexpress card slots, 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 1000 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, 10-bit 4:2:2 and 5.5K RAW Video Internal Recording.
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.
10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI Output
For advanced video capture and for generating video that can be incorporated with footage shot on other cameras in post-production, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera has an HDMI port that can output 4K video directly to an external drive. The camera can also output 10-bit movie footage in ITU-R BT.2020 color when Canon Log setting is activated.
12-bit 5.5K RAW Video Internal Recording
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 the a 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.
Enhanced Operating Controls.
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera features a smart controller, located on the back of the camera, enabling you to quickly move AF points by dragging your finger on the AF-ON button surface. This feature can be activated while looking through the optical viewfinder, or during Live View mode or while shooting video. The smart controller also allows you to easily move the magnified area’s position when images are magnified during playback.
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.
Built-in Wi-Fi®***, Bluetooth®^, and GPS^^ Technology.
Built-in Wi-Fi®*** and Bluetooth®^ Technology
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera is the first EOS-1D series model with built-in Wi-Fi®*** technology, for fast and easy connectivity to compatible smart devices. Bluetooth®^ connectivity also allows continuous connection, and allows the camera to automatically connect to a smart device that is paired with Canon’s Camera Connect App. This allows a number of functions from easy image transfer to remote shooting, to adding GPS information to your photos and videos and more. For professional photographers using the EOS-1D X Mark III camera, the built-in Wi-Fi is the ideal feature that is needed for quick wireless connectivity.
Built-in GPS^^ Technology
Providing crucial location and time data, GPS has become an essential aspect of the professional workflow, especially for photographers who work on location and capture thousands of images every day. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera’s built-in GPS^^ helps photographers and filmmakers not only tag their images with critical location data, but also adjust the time and timestamp on the camera automatically.
^^ In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated
Faster Speed and Improved User Interface for Networking with Optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 or with Built-in Ethernet Port.
The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9A, provides both a fast throughput for image uploading and several new features that make dynamic wireless photography simple and fast. It has 5 GHz 802.11ac support for high-speed image transfer, a revamped user interface that enables speedy set-up and configuration of wireless networks and even compatible smartphone connection. The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9A makes it simple to use a smartphone as a remote control for still and video capture even from a far distance. It can even transfer recorded images back for viewing on the device's screen. The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9A is both compact and durable, with excellent dust- and water- resistance for unfettered operation in difficult environments.
Built in Gigabit Ethernet Port
The EOS-1D X Mark III is equipped with a standard Ethernet interface (IEEE 802.3u, 1000BASE-T) and connector (RJ-45). In addition, the increased internal processing speed ensures smooth image transfer even during high-speed burst shooting and HDR PQ HEIF shooting.
IPTC Tags can be applied with a Compatible Mobile Device or PC Connection.
The EOS-1D X Mark III camera is equipped with a function that registers IPTC tags (International Press Telecommunications Council) information from the EOS Utility and Browser Remote* to the camera and applies it to the still photo data while you are shooting. Essential for professional photographers and major newspaper agencies, metadata can still be edited even when the user has no access to a PC.
* Supported after firmware update.
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.
Dust- & Water-resistant Sealing
Designed for use in a variety of weather conditions, the EOS-1D X Mark III camera has sealing materials that are used in critical areas like the buttons, terminal covers, the battery compartment and the card slot cover. Precise design and construction help to minimize accidental insertion of dust and moisture in the rest of the camera body. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera proves to be a reliable partner in virtually any climate.