Canon Reveals EOS-1D X Mark III Camera

Canon has announced development of its newest flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark III. Though pricing and a release date have not been revealed yet, the company has provided initial details on some of the unit's specs and features.

"The innovations put forth by the new EOS-1D X Mark III will set the new standard for professional DSLR cameras and further cement Canon's commitment to its professional photographers," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user-feedback from professionals out in the field. The result is a camera that has evolved from its predecessor and maintained the overall quality that professional photographers have come to expect from the Canon EOS-1D series."

Positioned as the company's most advanced EOS model ever, the EOS-1D X Mark III is being developed with speed in mind for fast-paced applications like sports and wildlife photography. Under the hood, the device will feature a new imaging system with a new Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor for improved high ISO support, 10-bit HEIF (High Efficiency Image File) image capture capabilities, and the best movie recording performance of any EOS device so far.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Camera

In addition, the camera will incorporate a new autofocus algorithm and Deep Learning tech for better tracking via the unit's Optical Viewfinder or Live View mode. Likewise, a new AF sensor will be used for Optical Viewfinder shooting with AF pixels that are 28 times higher than the EOS-1D X Mark II's. Meanwhile, in Live View mode the camera will offer Dual Pixel CMOS AF capabilities with 525 AF areas covering around 90x100 percent of the image sensor. Live View shooting will support up to 20fps with AF and AE tracking using the mechanical or electronic shutter, while Optical Viewfinder shooting will support up to 16fps with AF and AE tracking using the mechanical shutter.

When it comes to video performance, the camera will be capable of 4K/60p 4:2:2 10bit Canon Log internal recording as well as internal RAW movie recording. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity will be integrated as well, along with improved transfer speeds via Ethernet or WFT compared to the 1D X Mark II. And though the external body and magnesium construction will be similar to the camera's predecessor, the new model will feature select illuminated buttons for easier operation in dark environments. Finally, dual CF express card slots will be included as well, along with an LP-E19 optimized for improved battery life.

Source: Canon