Taking advantage of CES 2020, Canon revealed details about the new EOS-1D X Mark III. This professional DSLR camera is a carrier of abundant new technologies and eliminates the distinctions between a photographic camera and a video camera, with functions that will attract the attention of both professional photographers and filmmakers.
The EOS-1D X has long been a favorite of sports photographers, thanks to its incredible speed and image quality full-frame. The Mark III further enhances the impressive performance of the Mark II, creating images of 20 megapixels at 16 frames per second when using the optical viewfinder, or 20 fps when using the screen in mode live view.
Continuous shooting is assisted by a completely new autofocus sensor with a 191 point system that, in addition, can now detect faces. You can also detect eyes in live view, thanks to an improved Dual Pixel autofocus system that offers more than 3,000 focus points to choose from.
Image memory has grown, allowing photographers to keep the shutter working for 1,000 exposures in RAW + JPEG. For this, Canon has finally left behind CFast and CompactFlash cards, providing the Mark III with two CFexpress card slots. Currently, these types of cards are capable of recording data at more than 1,400 megabytes per second.
The low light performance has also improved, thanks to the new Digic X image processor. The native ISO ranges from 100 to 102,400, and if this is not enough, it can be expanded to 819,200. The autofocus on live view It is able to reach an exposure value of -6 EV that will allow you to take action photos even during a power outage.
However, Canon's latest team doesn't just attract those who work with sports. The 1D X Mark III has the best video specifications ever seen in a DSLR, with the ability to record in 12-bit RAW at a resolution of 5.5K, or with a slightly compressed quality level of 4: 2: 2 to 10 bits, up to 60 fps. You can also do streaming 4K / 60p video through its HDMI port, to monitor and record externally. This is the first DSLR that can really be considered hybrid at the professional level.
The 1D x Mark III paints to be an impressive camera; just what Canon needed to create at a time when DSLRs are increasingly displaced by mirrorless cameras. This flagship camera, which will cost $ 6,500 dollars, will be available from February. You can book yours now.