Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Detailed Specifications Leaked

On October 24, 2019, Canon announced the development of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera. The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera is now listed at Adorama and B&H with full specifications. The pricing info is still unknown. Official Announcement in February, 2020.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Key Features:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF
  • Camera Format: Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
  • Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Image File Formats: JPEG, HEIF, Raw
  • Bit Depth: 8, 10, 14-Bit
  • Continuous Shooting
    • 16 fps (Mechanical Shutter, with Optical Viewfinder)
    • 20 fps (Mechanical or Electronic Shutter, During Live View)
  • Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
  • Autofocus Points: Phase-Detection: 525 (During Live View Only)
  • Viewfinder Type: Optical (Pentaprism)
  • Video Recording
    • 4:2:2 10-Bit
    • 4K at 59.94p fps
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual Slot: CFexpress
  • Wireless
    • Bluetooth
    • Wi-Fi
  • GPS: Yes
  • Battery: 1 x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 11.1 VDC, 2750 mAh
Lens Mount Canon EF
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Pixels Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sensor Type CMOS
Image File Formats JPEG, HEIF, Raw
Bit Depth 8, 10, 14-Bit
Continuous Shooting 16 fps (Mechanical Shutter, with Optical Viewfinder)
20 fps (Mechanical or Electronic Shutter, During Live View)
Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Autofocus Points Phase-Detection: 525 (During Live View Only)
Viewfinder Type Optical (Pentaprism)
Video Recording 4:2:2 10-Bit
4K at 59.94p fps
Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: CFexpress
Wireless Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPS Yes
Battery 1 x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 11.1 VDC, 2750 mAh

Need for Speed

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be blisteringly fast – offering exceptional precision, reliability, high-performance autofocus and subject tracking – providing photographers with a tool that will help to capture the shot they are chasing. The camera’s new autofocus algorithm will improve stability and tracking when using both the Optical Viewfinder and in Live View shooting mode, using Deep Learning Technology and adapting to help facilitate accurate focus tracking for every shot. When using the optical viewfinder the camera will use a new autofocus sensor, with approximately 28 times the resolution in the center of the EOS-1D X Mark II. Offering the ability to autofocus in even brighter and darker situations than before and with greater precision, the camera will have a range of autofocus capabilities, which will enable the photographer to get their shot. In Live View mode, users will be able to make use of 525 AF areas using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system will cover approximately 90×100 percent of the image sensor. The camera will support significantly faster frame rates with full AF and AE, using either the optical viewfinder (up to approximately 16 fps mechanical shutter) or Live View (up to approximately 20 fps mechanical or electronic shutter). Additionally, the camera’s dual CFexpress card slots will enable more than five times the RAW burst depth of its predecessor.

Powered to Dominate

The development of EOS-1D X Mark III is a clear example of Canon’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovative imaging products featuring optically excellent technology. The camera will support an all new, Canon-developed, CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor, that will deliver greater image quality, at even higher ISOs, with the ability to capture stills in 10-bit using the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) file format. HEIF produces wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to JPEG. The power of 4K resolution brings stories to life – shoot 4K videos including 4K60p with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log internal recording.

Conveniently Connected

For professionals, content delivery is just as important as image capture – the EOS-1D X Mark III will make it easy, featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low-energy connectivity in addition to GPS technology. To keep pace with ever-shortening deadlines, the camera will transfer data at more than twice the speed of the EOS-1D X Mark II when using the built-in Ethernet connection, or the new optional wireless file transmitter – the WFT-E9, which is also compatible with Canon’s recently launched Cinema EOS C500 Mark II camera. Coupled with simpler network set-up the camera will greatly enhance the professional workflow.

A Familiar Feel with Improved Attributes

Existing EOS-1D series users will be familiar and comfortable handling the EOS-1D X Mark III allowing seamless navigation with trusted ergonomics – whilst the magnesium alloy body will offer the durability expected from Canon’s EOS-1D cameras. Professional photographers can trust the same impressive build-quality as the EOS-1D X Mark II – with phenomenal weather-sealing, standing up to harsh conditions, including wind, rain and humidity. With incredible low-light shooting capabilities, the camera will now feature select illuminated buttons that allow for precision operation in challenging, dark and dimly lit conditions. The camera will also offer a new additional control for selecting AF points, built into the AF-ON button, allowing photographers to change AF points on-the-fly for the best composition – further helping to simplify their work. In addition, dramatically improved battery life – with the same LP-E19 – will allow professionals to shoot for longer periods of time, without having to change batteries, helping reduce the chance of missing a shot.
You can also see some additional info at Canon.

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