Sample Photo 1
Exposure Time: 1/2000 sec
ISO Speed: 12800
Taken with EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM
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)
Live View Shooting
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.
4K Movie Shooting
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
New CMOS Sensor & DIGIC X
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.
HDR PQ HEIF 10-Bit 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.
High Detail Low-Pass Filter
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.
Built-In Digital Lens Optimizer
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.
Durability of Approx. 500,000 Cycles
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.
Dust-and-Drip Proof Functionality Resistant Structure
Network Compatible: Wi-Fi & GPS
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.
OVF: One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, Manual
Live View: One-Shot AF, Servo AF
|AF Point Selection||Automatic selection, Manual selection|
|AF System Points||OVF: 191 points max. (Cross-type AF points: 155 points max.) / Live View: Max. 3869 selectable AF point positions / Up to 525 AF areas (Auto selection)|
|Closest Focusing Distance (cm)||–|
|Continuous Shooting Speed (Shots Per Sec) (Up To)||
OVF: Up to 16 (One-Shot AF/ AI Servo AF)
Live View: Up to 20 (One-Shot AF/ Servo AF)
|Dimensions (Excl. Protrusions) (mm) (Approx.)||Approx. 158.0 × 167.6 × 82.6|
Stills: 100 -102,400 (L:50, H1:204,800, H2:409,600, H3:819,200)
Movie: 100-25,600 (H1:204,800)
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||20.1|
Stills, OVF: Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments,
Stills, Live View and movie recording: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments, AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
|Eye Detection AF||Live View: One-Shot AF / Servo AF|
|Flash Modes||E-TTL II , Manual, Multi, Ext A, Ext M|
|Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)||–|
|Guide Number ISO 100 metres||–|
|Image Resolution||5472×3648 (L), 4368×2912 (M1), 3648×2432 (M2), 2736×1824 (S), 5472×3648 (HEIF), 5472×3648 (RAW/C-RAW)|
|Image Stablizer||In-body 5-axis electronic image stabilisation|
|LCD Monitor (Size) (Inch)||3.15|
|LCD Monitor Resolutions (dots)||2,100,000|
|Memory Card Type||CFexpress card*1|
OVF: Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Spot metering linked to AF point, Multi-spot, Centre-weighted average
Live View: Evaluative, Partial, Spot Movie: Center-weighted average and Evaluative
|Movie Format||MP4, RAW|
|Optional Power||AC Power (AC adapter AC-E19 & DC coupler DR-E19)|
|Peripheral Connections||USB-Type C, HDMI (Type C), System extension terminal, Mic-in , headphone, Remote control terminal, RJ-45 terminal, PC terminal|
|Processor Type||DIGIC X|
|Sensor Size||Full-Frame CMOS|
Stills: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom shooting modes (C1/C2/C3)
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Custom shooting modes (C1/C2/C3)
|Shutter Speed Range (Sec.)||30 – 1/8000 Bulb|
|Silent Shutter||Available: Single / Continuous Shot|
|Standard Power Supply||Battery Pack LP-E19|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW, C-RAW, HEIF, RAW + JPEG, C-RAW+JPEG , RAW+HEIF, C-RAW+HEIF|
|Viewfinder Coverage (Approx.)||100%|
|Viewfinder Type||Eye-level pentaprism|
|Weight (g) (Including the battery and memory card) (Approx.)
*For camera kits, weight includes kit lens(es).
|White Balance||Auto (Ambience priority), Auto (White priority), Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom 1-5, Color temperature setting (approx. 2500–10000 K) White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided*2|
*1 Type B: Dual card slots
*2 Flash color temperature information transmission possible