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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 20.1MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • EOS iTR AF X 191-Point AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 525 Selectable Areas
Built for speed, sensitivity, and precision, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a powerful DSLR designed for sports, wildlife, and other trying and dynamic imaging applications. Designed as the flagship of the EOS system, the 1D X Mark III is characterized by its refined processing capabilities and distinct speed to suit both photo and video applications. Featuring a newly designed 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor and updated DIGIC X image processor, this camera is capable of continuous shooting rates up to 16 fps with the optical viewfinder or 20 fps in live view, with a 1000-shot buffer when shooting raw+JPEG. Complementing this speed is an impressive native sensitivity range from ISO 100-102400, that can be expanded to ISO 50-819200, to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Also benefitting the speed is the EOS iTR AF X autofocus system, which uses 191 points for quickly and accurately acquiring focus. It also enables Face Tracking and Head Detection AF functions, which use Deep Learning Technology, to maintain critical focus on moving subjects. Additionally, when working in live view, Dual Pixel CMOS AF uses 3869 manually selectable points and provides a smooth, natural focusing quality akin to the way a camcorder acquires focus.
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Canon 1D X Mark III Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.1MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 3EOS iTR AF X Autofocus and Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 4DCI 4K and 5.5K Raw Video
  • 5Body Design
By B&H Photo's

Built for speed, sensitivity, and precision, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a powerful DSLR designed for sports, wildlife, and other trying and dynamic imaging applications. Designed as the flagship of the EOS system, the 1D X Mark III is characterized by its refined processing capabilities and distinct speed to suit both photo and video applications. Featuring a newly designed 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor and updated DIGIC X image processor, this camera is capable of continuous shooting rates up to 16 fps with the optical viewfinder or 20 fps in live view, with a 1000-shot buffer when shooting raw+JPEG. Complementing this speed is an impressive native sensitivity range from ISO 100-102400, that can be expanded to ISO 50-819200, to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Also benefitting the speed is the EOS iTR AF X autofocus system, which uses 191 points for quickly and accurately acquiring focus. It also enables Face Tracking and Head Detection AF functions, which use Deep Learning Technology, to maintain critical focus on moving subjects. Additionally, when working in live view, Dual Pixel CMOS AF uses 3869 manually selectable points and provides a smooth, natural focusing quality akin to the way a camcorder acquires focus.

In addition to high performance stills shooting, the 1D X Mark III is also highly competent for video, with the ability to record DCI 4K content internally at up to 60 fps with 10-bit, 4:2:2 color, as well as Full HD at 120 fps and raw 5.5K (5472 x 2886) at 60 fps. Complementing recording is Movie Digital IS, manual focus peaking, and Focus Guide, and, also, Canon Log Gamma can be used for greater color grading control in post.

Complementing the imaging capabilities is one of the key features of 1D-series cameras: a durable and robust body design. This camera uses a magnesium alloy construction that is weather sealed to guard against dust and moisture for working in especially trying environments. The body also incorporates dual CFexpress memory card slots to support the fast-continuous shooting rates and high-resolution video capabilities. The optical pentaprism viewfinder is benefitted by an updated mirror drive mechanism for reduced blackout and the 3.2" 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD is available for intuitive playback and menu navigation. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS permit seamless wireless connectivity and a built-in Ethernet port allows for faster wired LAN file transferring.

20.1MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Image Processor
Redesigned 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC X image processor yield impressive image quality along with notable speed and sensitivity. The sensor itself is paired with a newly designed low pass filter, which helps to eliminate moiré and other aliasing for an overall clean image quality. The sensor and processor work together to enable up to 20 fps continuous shooting in live view or 16 fps with the viewfinder, and the buffer allows raw+JPEG bursts of up to 1000 frame sequences. Beyond speed, the sensor-processor combination also affords a broad native sensitivity range of ISO 100-102400, which can be expanded to ISO 50-819200 to support working in a wide variety of lighting conditions.
EOS iTR AF X Autofocus and Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Working in conjunction with the redeveloped imaging system, a refined autofocus system, EOS iTR AF X, uses 191 points to quickly and accurately acquire focus on subjects. Of the 191 points, 155 are cross-type points that excel in various lighting conditions and provide increased accuracy on a variety of subject types. This AF system also utilizes Deep Learning Technology to enable refined tracking capabilities, such as Head and Face Detection, for accurate subject recognition.

When recording video or shooting in live view, a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is employed that features 3869 manually selectable autofocus points, with 525 automatic positions. This focusing system offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. Dual Pixel CMOS AF integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery.
DCI 4K and 5.5K Raw Video
Beyond stills, the 1D X Mark III is capable of internally recording DCI 4K video at 60 fps with 10-bit 4:2:2 color as well as raw 5.5K video. DCI 4K recording is possible using both the full sensor area or with a cropped portion, and the Canon Log Gamma also provides increased color grading control. Additionally, Full HD recording up to 120 fps is also possible for slow motion playback.

Both All-I and IPB compression options are available, along with the ability to autofocus when shooting at up to 5.5K raw at 30 fps or cropped DCI 4K at 60 fps. When using the full-frame area, 4K autofocus is limited to 30 fps. Also, Movie Digital IS, peaking, and a focus guide can be used to further complement making stable and sharp recordings.
Body Design
  • Enhanced optical pentaprism viewfinder works in conjunction with an updated mirror drive mechanism for reduced blackout.
  • Rear 3.2" 2.1m-dot LCD has a touchscreen design for intuitive control over playback and menu navigation.
  • Dual CFexpress memory card slots cater to the fast-continuous shooting rates and high-resolution video recording and also offer a flexible means for storing and sorting file types.
  • Smart Controller on the rear of the body is a touch-sensitive button for quick and intuitive focus point selection while shooting. LP-E19 rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers improved performance compared to previous generation 1D cameras.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS offer flexible wireless control and geotagging capabilities, along with the ability to apply IPTC tags to files.
  • For physical, wired connectivity, there are integrated USB Type-C, mini HDMI, headphone, microphone, N3 remote, and Ethernet ports. Compatible with optional WFT-E9A Wireless File Transmitter for faster file transferring over wireless LANs.
  • Magnesium alloy body design is dust- and weather-resistant for working in inclement conditions.
UPC: 013803320046

Canon 1D X Mark III Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon EF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationDigital (Video Only)
Mirror Lock-UpYes
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 102,400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 819,200)
Video
100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 819,200)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 20 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw)
Up to 16 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
5472 x 3648
3:2 JPEG
5472 x 3648
3648 x 2432
2736 x 1824
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatHEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Raw RecordingRaw 12-Bit
5472 x 2886 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [1800 to 2600 Mb/s]
Recording ModesH.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [170 to 1000 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [170 to 1000 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [18 to 470 Mb/s]
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [120 to 940 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [120 to 940 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [12 to 360 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94p
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFexpress Type B (CFexpress 1.0)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
1 x Canon N3 Control Input
1 x PC Sync Socket Input
1 x RJ45 Output
Power I/ONone
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
Monitor
Size3.2"
Resolution2,100,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
Viewfinder
TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point20 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +1
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 191 (155 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
General
Battery Type1 x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 11.1 VDC, 2750 mAh (Approx. 2850 Shots)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.22 x 6.6 x 3.25" / 158 x 167.6 x 82.6 mm
Weight2.75 lb / 1250 g (Body Only)
3.17 lb / 1440 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 7.9 x 7.6"

Canon 1D X Mark III Reviews

what a camera

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

everyone else has praised this camera. ill talk about gripes. the internal memory had to be charged before worked. the video is fantastic, but against the canon c500ii 6k raw this camera in 5,5k raw the eyes are a bit softer than the c500, i can notice it. the color science and eveything else held up well agaist the c500 just the eyes bit softer. otherwise fantastic for a dslr.

fantastic

By richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

the fact you can film the same 4k and more out of this thing. amazing the fast focus button incredible. love this beast wish i could have 2 of them.

Camera of my dreams

By Sara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-16

This camera is everything! I have been dreaming of being able to purchase it for years and BH Photo made it so easy to do so.

Just wow

By Raphael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

Since this is being the last flagship camera Canon, I got a bit of nostalgic and kind of bummed. It is not like I was shooting with a 1D Series since the beginning I was always wanted to experience it and I do have a couple of projects that need the kind of power. I do prefer shooting with a DSLR body rather than a mirrorless form factor. However, a mirrorless body it is really light. Image quality is still great regardless of what form fact you use. I feel like the RF roadmap will for sure develop for the years to come just like the EF lineup developed over the years. Both camera bodies and lenses will eventually get another version to what is out there right now. I do own the R5 and I still have my 5D MIV. I am fully invested in the EF lens line up and I was a little late to the photography game. I got chance to own a few RF lens I started my photography journey since 2015 but the Canon journey didn't start until 2018. I was buying gear that have been out for quite sometime. Next thing you the know the mirrorless game took off and here is the RF line from Canon that seems to be better than EF line up. I did purchase a few RF lens for the R5. I think my mirrorless rig would be appropriate when I am mobile and taking a trip. When I am on projects, I will still use the EF gear.

Pretty darned good

By Barbara
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

I only own one of these, vs. maybe five 1DX Mark IIs, so I may have been unlucky. It's an excellent camera but, in side-by-side comparisons, the resulting images look pretty much like the Mark II images. Instead, the far larger files simply mean I spend more on hard drives/storage. In addition, after about 5-6 months of use, the Mark III got a slight light leak. When a lens is mounted - of whatever size (Canon 16-35s to 500 f4) - the resulting image has a slight light leak at top. As such, images have a slight white glare, as if you'd been shooting toward the sun. I've been able to repair each shot with Photoshop, when necessary - it's small. But it's absolutely there. Between those two things, I personally can't say this camera was worth buying, in comparison with the workhorse Mark II.

Holy Mackerel!

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

Upgraded from a 5d Mark iii. This camera is everything. It's incredible. The focusing is unbelievable. It will perfectly track your subject everytime. It is heavier than the new mirrorless models, so hand holding it all day at a wedding is not ideal, but for sports especially and anything short of an all day event this camera is amazing. Also no one else on the sidelines has a faster shutter than me anymore. It was hard deciding between this and the new mirrorless cameras Canon has out. I was concerned because this is potentially the last non-mirrorless body they're making. This was the absolutely the right choice for me. This uses the EF mount, so I needed no new glass and no mount adapter. I also like looking through the viewfinder at real life rather than the simulated shot. Other photographers I know have the mirrorless cameras and they have all had a few common issues with them that I don't have.

powerful

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

definitely a big upgrade from 1dx2 . the sheer power of buffer and video settings is mind-blowing, yet its not cheap. only gripe is menu does weird stuff for me, getting camera to remember certain settings is odd. I've found other gripes online with same problem. having to turn on settings over and over again is getting frustrating. it could be a bug or something but thats my experience. still love the camera. wish the 20 meg was at least 30 , I would have sacrificed bit of buffer for more megapixel.

tried a used one had a small issue had to return

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

the camera was really fantastic except for a small glitch. i wanted to love it KEEP it but at this price didnt want the glitch to get worse. for some reason the camera wouldnt remember settings. it seemed like the internal battery had run down and wasnt working. other than that I fricking loved the camera. as of writing . its shipping back and will get a new one . wont try with used one again.

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