Everything we know about the EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon just announced the new camera at CES.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Canon's flagship DSLR the EOS-1D X Mark III will be available in mid-February for $6,500.Canon

Canon’s flagship DSLR camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III, will be hitting the market by mid February for $6,500 (body only)—details that we’ve been anticipating since the development announcement was made last fall. It’s no surprise that we’re getting more information about the camera a few months before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, since a camera like this is aimed at top-level pros.

The EOS-1D X Mark III back slot
The EOS-1D X Mark III features dual CFexpress card slots and a redesigned Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for faster AF point selection.Canon

Canon built the camera around a new 20.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with a newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter; it features a DIGIC X image processor and 191-point optical viewfinder with an AF system that uses deep learning to track a subject’s face and head. Here is what else we know about this powerhouse of a camera:

  • ISO range of 100-102400
  • New Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for faster auto-focus point selection
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View mode covers 90 percent of the image area 
  • Shoots up to 16fps in optical viewfinder, up to 20fps in Live View with mechanical or silent shutter
  • Max buffer of 1000 images 
  • Dual CFexpress card slots
  • Capable of shooting 12-bit 5.5K Raw video, 4K 60p video using full sensor width in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2
  • HDMI terminal can transmit 4K 60p data to a display or external recorder 
  • 191 AF points, with 155 cross-type points 
  • Face, head and eye detection AF tracking in Live View
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity 
  • Menu has a dedicated Network tab for built-in gigabit Ethernet and file transfer to FTP servers
  • Faster speeds when using the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 or with the built-in gigabit ethernet port
  • Capable of capturing 10-bit using the HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) file format for images with a wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to 8-bit JPEG
  • Touch AF capabilities
  • Durable build; dust and weather resistant 
  • Available mid-February 2020 for $6,500
  • Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 available mid-February for $650
Top view of the EOS-1D X Mark III
Top view of the EOS-1D X Mark III.Canon

We’re hoping we can get some hands-on time with this beast of a camera on the showroom floor at CES and have some first impressions for you very soon.

Side view of the EOS-1D X Mark III and its terminal ports.
Side view of the EOS-1D X Mark III and its terminal ports.Canon
The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9
The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 will also be available mid-February for $650.Canon
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