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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III confirmed

The Mark III targets video shooters with new specs and upgrades


Following the much-loved Mark II, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has been announced today and it doesn’t look like it’s set to disappoint.

Top of the list is a new Canon-developed CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor. Exact specs are yet to be confirmed, but Canon is promising better low-light performance and the concrete facts we have so far are pretty pleasing, even at this early stage. Namely, 10bit stills as well as 10bit Canon Log and RAW video.



Autofocus capabilities have also seen significant improvements, with 525 AF areas when using live view thanks to a dual pixel AF system covering approximately 90×100% of the sensor. When using the optical viewfinder, the 1D X Mark III offers approximately 28x the resolution in the centre of the sensor than the Mark II.

The previous iteration of the 1D X was known for its speed, and the Mark III only builds on that. Canon promises significantly faster frame rates with full AF and AE – 16fps with mechanical shutter when using the optical viewfinder and 20fps using live view, to be exact.

Another improvement, of particular note to the pros, is the camera’s ability to transfer data at twice the speed of the Mark II when using the built in ethernet, or the new optional wireless file transmitter.

Full specs, a launch date and pricing are yet to be confirmed.

For more information, please visit the Canon website.



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