Canon is working on the third installment of the top Canon EOS-1D X model. What will the flagship SLR have to offer?
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is the third edition of the flagship SLR intended for professional photographers. The manufacturer has just opened the secret of what we can expect from the new model.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – what's new
The EOS-1D X Mark III optical viewfinder uses the new AF sensor , which offers about 28 times the resolution (compared to EOS-1D X Mark II) in the central parts of the matrix. Autofocus will also be significantly improved. The new algorithm improves tracking stability, both in the optical viewfinder and when shooting in Live View mode. The camera also uses elements of deep learning processes to maximally adapt AF tracking technology to the specific user and type of photography. In live view, users can use 525 focus points.The continuous shooting speed of EOS-1D X Mark III will be up to approx. 16 fps with full AF and AE and using the optical viewfinder (mechanical shutter) or up to approx. 20 fps in Live View mode using mechanical or electronic shutter. The camera has CFexpress card slots that allow you to record a 5x larger RAW series compared to the previous generation.
New matrix and high speed
A completely new CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor are responsible for the operation of the EOS-1D X Mark III model. The camera records 4K / 60p 10-bit movies (Canon Log) on the internal media, as well as RAW movies, reducing the need for external recorders. Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi module, energy-saving Bluetooth technology and GPS transmitter, EOS-1D X Mark III users can transfer data at twice the speed of the EOS-1D X Mark II. Files can also be sent via an Ethernet cable.
When will the camera be available?
The manufacturer does not provide the exact date of the new model's launch on the market. However, we can assume that since the work is so advanced, it will be available next year, possibly in the first half. Parameters suggest that this will be a very advanced model. Attention is paid to the possibility of recording RAW movies directly in the camera. This is still a rare feature, rather reserved for cameras. In terms of parameters, the camera will not be inferior to many advanced mirrorless cameras. The question is, how much will they have to pay for it all.