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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
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  • 20.1MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • EOS iTR AF X 191-Point AF System
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
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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

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 819,200)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 20 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 16 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MP4 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 940 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 940 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [12 to 360 Mb/s]
Raw 12-Bit
5472 x 2886 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [600 to 2600 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type B (CFexpress 1.0)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
1x Canon N3 Control Input
1x PC Sync Socket Input
1x RJ45 Output
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 11.1 VDC, 2750 mAh (Approx. 2850 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel (5472 x 3648)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
Mirror Lock-Up
Yes
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 0.5 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 102,400 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 819,200)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: AWB, Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Up to 20 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 16 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
20 MP (5472 x 3648)
3:2 JPEG
20 MP (5472 x 3648)
12.7 MP (4368 x 2912)
8.9 MP (3648 x 2432)
5 MP (2736 x 1824)
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MP4 4:2:2/4:2:0 8/10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 940 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [60 to 940 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [12 to 360 Mb/s]
Raw 12-Bit
5472 x 2886 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [600 to 2600 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Slow-Motion Only
Gamma Curve
Canon Log, Canon Log 3
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: CFexpress Type B (CFexpress 1.0)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Output
1x Canon N3 Control Input
1x PC Sync Socket Input
1x RJ45 Output
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Canon Camera Connect
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
2,100,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top & Rear: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Optical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point
20 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 191 (155 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4 to +21 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
eTTL
External Flash Connection
PC Terminal
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Operating Humidity
85%
General
Battery Type
1x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 11.1 VDC, 2750 mAh (Approx. 2850 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.22 x 6.6 x 3.25" / 158 x 167.6 x 82.6 mm
Weight
2.75 lb / 1250 g (Body Only)
3.17 lb / 1440 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4 x 7.9 x 7.6"

Canon 1D X Mark III Reviews

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Video can I see video in Viewfinder or only on ...

Video can I see video in Viewfinder or only on screen?
Asked by: Bengt
Video can only be seen on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only) through the back of the screen,not the viewfinder.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-06-18

Does it autofocus at f8? This is essential for me ...

Does it autofocus at f8? This is essential for me as I use a 1.4x teleconverter on my 100-400 mm lens (560mm, f8).
Asked by: Marie
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera will support auto focus at f8 with the Canon 1.4x teleconverter and the 100-400 lens.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-10-16

I have the Mk I of this camera and several Canon ...

I have the Mk I of this camera and several Canon EF lenses. Will they work with this camera? Do RAW images open in Lightroom?
Asked by: Marie
Yes the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only) will work with EF lenses that work on the 1dx Mark I camera. And yes the latest Lightroom works with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera raw files.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-07-09

Where does 1DX m k III video capability sit when ...

Where does 1DX m k III video capability sit when compared to the Cinema Video Cameras?
Asked by: Mark
This camera could have very well come with a "C" on it. A B-cam on a c500 shoot kinda camera. Better specs than the C200, full frame unlike the c300's. Only downside to this camera is the rolling shutter.
Answered by: cole
Date published: 2020-10-19

swapping d810 to canon, mainly landscape then ...

swapping d810 to canon, mainly landscape then portraits, mark d4 is outdated, 5dr/s image is not the best, would it be a good switch to 1Dx Mark 3? or wait for Mark D5 in a year or so?
Asked by: Mohamed
The 1DX III is meant for shooting sports and wildlife as well as high end video. I would wait for a replacement to the 5d mark IV.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-13

Can you record to ssd via the usb-c port?

Can you record to ssd via the usb-c port?
Asked by: ryan
typically no, you need protocol on both sides to work.
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-09

Is the original 1DX battery compatible with the ...

Is the original 1DX battery compatible with the 1DX mark iii?
Asked by: Timothy
It is not. The original 1DX and the 1DXIII use different batteries. This camera uses the Canon LP-E19 Battery Pack (2750mAh), BH #CALPE19.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-02-02

Will this camera be able to shoot in HSS ...

Will this camera be able to shoot in HSS mode-High Speed Sync?
Asked by: Chris
Yes, the 1DX Mark III is able to shoot in HSS with a compatible flash.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2020-05-06
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