Canon announces it’s working on the EOS-1D X Mark III


On Thursday, 24 October 2019, Canon announced that it is in the developmental stages of the highly anticipated EOS-1D X Mark III – the successor to the EOS-1D X Mark II.

According to the company, speed, autofocus and high-speed communications are at the heart of the EOS-1D X Mark III making it ideal for professionals – especially in sports or wildlife – that are under pressure to capture and deliver optically excellent images of action that could be over in a fraction of a second.

Here’s a closer look at the EOS-1D X Mark III:

  • The EOS-1D X Mark III offers exceptional precision, reliability, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking – giving photographers a greater choice when it comes to the perfect shot selection. The camera’s new autofocus algorithm improves stability and tracking – with both optical viewfinder and Live View shooting – using deep learning technology to ensure accurate focus tracking for every shot.
  • In Live View users can make use of 525 AF areas using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system covering approximately 90×100 per cent of the image sensor. Using the same AF algorithm as when shooting with the optical viewfinder, it ensures enhanced flexibility when framing subjects, whether it’s a race car on a track or a bird in flight.
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III supports significantly faster frame rates with full AF and AE, using either the optical viewfinder (up to approx. 16fps mechanical shutter) or Live View (up to approx. 20fps mechanical or electronic shutter), in addition to this the camera’s CFexpress card slots enable five times the RAW burst depth of its predecessor.
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III supports an all-new CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor, delivering greater image quality, at even higher ISOs, with the ability to capture stills in 10bit using the HEIF file format.
  • The camera no only features built-in Wi-Fi and low-energy Bluetooth in addition to GPS but also built-in ethernet.
  • Weather-sealing allows the camera to stand up to harsh conditions, including wind, rain and humidity.
  • With incredible low-light shooting capabilities, the EOS-1D X Mark III’s illuminated buttons allow for precision operation in challenging, dark and dimly-lit conditions.

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