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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

The newly released Canon 1D X Mark III promises to be the best sports/action/media/wildlife camera Canon has ever introduced. The Canon 1D X Mark III retains the excellent, tough, weather-sealed, very mature exterior design of the 1D X II, promising professionals a simple transition. The internals of the Canon 1D X Mark III are vastly brand new and this camera is loaded with features. The Canon 1D X Mark III from has a blazing fast 16/20 fps shooting speed with a new, high-resolution AF system keeping subjects precisely focused and new Smart Controllers to make AF point selection incredibly fast. DIGIC X power and a new imaging sensor featuring an innovative new low pass filter ensures optimal image quality. If you’re interested in movie capture, you’ll enjoy the in-camera-recorded 5.5k uncropped RAW movie capability.

Design & Build Quality

The Canon 1D X Mark III's integrated body design is a traditional Canon EOS-1D series styling. It feels very well built, thanks to a solid magnesium alloy construction and ample weather-sealing. The handle of the Canon 1D X Mark III is extra wide. It's 90 grams lighter than IDX Mark II, so it's actually lighter to hold.


Smart Controller

Another cool new feature on the Canon 1D X Mark III is the new Smart Controller on the rear of the camera. Built into the surface of the AF-ON button, this touch-sensitive control provides instantaneous AF point adjustment. It can also be used to pan around a shot in Playback Mode while magnified-in on an image.


Backlighting Function

There are seven buttons on the camera body with the backlighting function. For easier playback operations in dark conditions, select buttons on the back of the Canon 1D X Mark III camera illuminate when checking settings before and after shooting.


The battery has been significantly improved. making the Canon 1D X Mark III from even more robust, with almost 3000 shots per charge.

ISO Range

Canon 1D X Mark III supports the ISO 100-102400 and can be extended to ISO 50-819200. It offers images with higher sensitivity, sharpness without post-processing. By far Canon 1D X Mark III is the most powerful high-sensitivity camera.


The 1DX Mark 3 now offers full-width 4k video via 5.5k raw video. You can now record internal 12-bit 4k DCI raw up to 60 frames per second. The Canon 1D X Mark III also provides better enhancements in video performance. Canon doesn't just want the 1DX Mark 3 to be the best still shot camera, it intends to be an unbeatable video camera. CANON 1DX Mark III is Canon’s latest flagship DSLR intended for high-end sports, wildlife photographers and photojournalism. Coupled with the faster burst speeds, DIGIC X processing and swift card writing, this is a camera that effortlessly handles action at the highest level.
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