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Key Features of EOS-1D X Mark III


Unmatched Speed of 20fps with Servo AF
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III is the ultimate speed machine and the fastest DSLR in the market with a continuous shooting speed of up to 20fps in live view. It offers an unmatched continuous shooting speed up to 16fps with viewfinder shooting. All these continuous shooting speeds are with full Servo autofocus, meaning even rapidly moving subjects are sharply in focus in each and every frame.
  • Through the viewfinder, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers a continuous shooting speed of up to 16fps. This makes the EOS-1D X Mark III the weapon of choice for the uppermost layer of wedding, wildlife, fashion and sports professionals, for whom every frame is critical, and a missed frame is a lost opportunity.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye + face + Head detect – a perfect combination
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III features the latest iteration of Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This technology enables smooth continuous autofocus and subject tracking during live view still shooting and video recording
  • The newly developed algorithms in the EOS-1D X Mark III enable not just Eye Detect & Face Detect autofocus but also Head Detect autofocus. This allows highly precise autofocus and tracking even in challenging conditions and with multiple and rapidly moving subjects
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III also features a high resolution (2.1-million dots) touchscreen works for both touch focusing as well as capturing

The autofocus system of the future – Square Pixel AF sensor
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III employs the latest in semiconductor technology and features a revolutionary new autofocus system designed and developed by Canon. This technology gives the AF sensor 28X the resolution of its predecessor (EOS-1D X Mark II). It employs square pixels as AF sensors, instead of the traditional line sensor. The advantages of this system is increased AF sensitivity, increased sensor density and a higher number of Cross-Type AF points
  • As a result of this technology, the EOS-1D X Mark III features an ultra-high resolution 191-point autofocus system allowing professional photographers unmatched precision and control. With 155 cross-type AF points the EOS-1D X Mark III maintains constant autofocus on even high speed subjects with erratic movement patterns. 65-points out of these are cross-type even at an aperture of f/8, which would be of core interest to wildlife photographers, who use Extenders
  • This AF system can track subjects unerringly at an unprecedented luminance range of EV -4 ~ 21, which means in every possible scenario – from shooting in very low light to high intensity light – the focusing system performs flawlessly

Dual CF Express card slots – the storage interface of the future
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III offers dual CF Express memory card slots. CF Express is the successor to CF 2.0 and XQD 2.0 and offers even higher bandwidth up to 2GB/sec
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III is able to capture 1000+ RAW + JPEG images which is a huge step up from its predecessor. 5.5K video recording on-camera is possible on account of the massive bandwidth available with  CF Express interface


Newly developed 20.1MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor – sharper, less noise
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III features a newly developed 20.1-megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor. This sensor features a new 16-point lowpass filter (as opposed to a traditional 4-point lowpass sensor), offering much improved sense of resolution and sharpness as well as reduced moire effects
  • This new sensor is based on the latest fabrication process, which allows the EOS-1D X Mark III to feature even better low light performance and a standard ISO range of ISO 100 ~ 102,400. This is a wish come true for wedding and wildlife photographers who typically shoot in very low light – night functions, irregular lighting for wedding photographers and shooting at dusk/dawn, or in low visibility for wildlife photographers

The latest evolutionary imaging processor - DIGIC X
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III is the first EOS camera to feature the latest generation DIGIC X imaging processor. This new DIGIC X enables many of the innovative features in the new EOS-1D X Mark III that offer improved image quality, processing speed and enhanced functionality.
  • The DIGIC X enables a new Image Sharpness Processing Engine, new Noise Reduction Processing, improved Digital Lens Optimizer, 5.5K cinematic video recording @60p to name but a few. The clincher is the new DIGIC X processor has reduced power consumption offering a dramatic increase in battery life as compared to its predecessor EOS- 1D X Mark II.

HDR PQ 10-bit HEIF – a new standard in imaging excellence
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III is the first EOS camera to feature 10-bit colour depth for compressed images in the HEIF format. The HEIF file format (10-bit) captures much more colour information opposed to 8-bit JPEGs which translates to more colour tone gradation and increased dynamic range and ultimately more depth and realism
  •   RAW + HEIF setting a new benchmark in customisation


5.5K Video Recording @60p | 4K 60p Crop/Uncropped - Cinematic future proofing
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III is the first EOS camera ever to offer a video resolution of 5.5K at 60p. This superb resolution enables oversampling and results in superbly sharp 4K footage. A super high quality Debayer algorithm further helps to suppress more and improves noise granularity
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III also features 4K video recording at up to 60p. Even more special, both DCI (17:9) as well as UHD (16:9) 4K recording standards are supported. Thus, the EOS-1D X Mark III meets the standard of both cinema as well as broadcasting standards
  • And it gets even better! The EOS-1D X Mark III offers a choice of 4K cropped / 4K uncropped to cinematographers. This gives unmatched flexibility to the user

12-bit RAW | 10-bit Canon Log 4:2:2 video – designed for cinematographers
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III supports 5.5K video recording with 12-bit RAW output at 60p. These uncompressed video files retain unmatched rich colour tones to allow extensive post processing that is capable of producing results in line with the Canon Cinema EOS range
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III also supports 4K video recording with 10-bit Canon Log output @60p with 4:2:2 colour sampling. Canon Log provides a file that is marginally processed with lot of headroom for enhanced post processing, but is of a smaller size than RAW video files. Thus Canon Log files are suitable for post processing workflows that are time optimised and where highly professional results are required with time constraints
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III gives cinematographers the flexibility of choosing either 12-bit or 10-bit files easing the workflow and post processing concerns of the industry and ensuring that whatever the requirement, quality and timeliness of output is never a concern

Full HD@120p – Capture fast action & slow-motion
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III supports Full HD @120p video recording with 4:2:2 colour sampling. Videographers will also note 10-bit Canon Log support for Full HD video, which allows professional colour grading and supports advanced post processing workflows
  • Full HD 120p video support enables greater artistic expression in terms of capturing fast action scenes, or inducing slow motion to create additional drama


500,000 shutter cycles | highly durable structure – built for true professionals
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III is built of highly durable magnesium alloy. This makes it highly durable to withstand the rigours of demanding usage in the field. The highly rigid structure is further enhanced by weather sealing around seams and buttons that prevent the ingress of dust and moisture.
  • The shutter life durability is an industry leading 500,000 cycles


Unmatched Connectivity – Gigabit-speed communications
  • The EOS-1D X Mark III features multiple inbuilt high bandwidth data communication systems including Wi-Fi, wired LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) and the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 port. The inbuilt Wi-Fi supports latest gen WFT protocols allowing FTP / FTPS / SFTP file transfers
  • The inbuilt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allows seamless continuous connectivity with smart phones allowing wireless control of the camera, tethering and transfer of images to the smart device. The Bluetooth is low energy, which helps conserve battery life

Effective number of pixels
Normal ISO sensitivity (stills)
Recording Media
CF Express × 2
Burst shooting speed (Live View shooting / Viewfinder shooting)
Up to approx. 20 / 16 fps
Live View shooting (electronic shutter)
YesUp to approx. 20 fps
Number of shots per burst (JPEG/RAW)
Shutter speed
1/8000 (mechanical)
Viewfinder shooting
Number of AF points / Cross-type
Up to 191/155
Brightness range for AF
Live View shooting
Number of AF area division segments
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Up to 3869 AF point positions; 525 segments
Brightness range for AF
AF coverage area for stills and movies
H: Approx. 90% V: Approx. 100%
4K movie
Movie shooting mode / frame rate
Without cropping: 4K DCI/UHD 60p
With cropping: 4K DCI 60p
Oversampling frame rate
5.5K oversampling
(without cropping / with DCI)
IS method
Electronic IS for movies (5-axis type)
Optical IS
(for use with IS-compatible lenses)
Color sampling bit rate (YCbCr)
Normal 4:2:0 8bit
Canon Log 4:2:2 10bit
RAW 4:2:2 12bit
Shutter durability (cycles)
500,000 times
Viewfinder coverage (approx.) / magnification (approx.)
100% / 0.76X
 Priced at an MRP of INR 575,995/- (incl. of taxes) for the body, including 512 GB CF Express Card and Reader, the EOS-1D X Mark III will be available mid-February onwards at select retail outlets across the country.

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