CES 2020: Canon Announces EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera Can Shoot 5.5K RAW and 4K 60fps HDR Videos

Canon unveils EOS-1D X Mark III, the company’s latest premium DSLR for professionals at CES 2020. It succeeds the EOS-1D X Mark II launched back in 2016. It comes equipped with a new image sensor, revised controls, and a new improved autofocus system.

Canon’s EOS-1D lineup of professional DSLRs is a high-end offering from the company. These cameras are used in studios, wildlife photography, and even events like weddings and sports. The all-new EOS-1D X Mark III brings improvements to offer better results and experience while using the camera for occasions as mentioned above.

The Mark III features a new 20.1-megapixel image sensor which is similar to the 20.2-megapixel sensor found on Mark II. But according to Canon, the newer model comes with a new High Detail Low-Pass filter to output sharper pictures. The camera also comes with Dual Pixel autofocus technology with 3,869 selectable AF positions and 525 automatic spots. Additionally, it also has an eye-detection autofocus feature which may come handy in some scenarios.

The silicon powering the Mark III is Canon’s new in-house Digic X processor, which according to the company is 3.1 times greater than the Digic 6+ chipset found in the Mark II. Also, it is 380 times better in autofocus and can shoot over 1,000 images in a burst mode using the dual CFexpres card slots. This silicon wafer natively supports an ISO range of 100-102,4000 and can be expanded to 50-819,200 if needed. Moreover, the new 191-point autofocus system, which can track the subject’s head and faces, is powered by its own Digic 8 processor. On the video front, the Mark III can shoot 5.5K RAW footage as well as uncropped 4K 60fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 C-Log with 12 stops of dynamic range.

It has a similar button layout like its predecessor but they are now illuminated with additional touch autofocus feature. As for connectivity, it comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and even a gigabit Ethernet port. It is priced at $6,499 and will be available from mid-February.


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