The most feature-packed DSLR you can buy right now
Canon isn’t giving up on DSLRs, as the EOS-1DX Mark III proves that the rather-old form factor can still go head-to-head with full-frame mirrorless cameras from rival brands. While its eye-watering price Php 400,000 makes it out of reach for most amateurs (and even some pros), it’s still a great choice for people willing to pay through the nose for it. Why? Here are five reasons:
It is insanely fast
Armed with up to 20FPS in electric shutter mode (16FPS in mechanical shutter), the EOS-1DX Mark III is faster than most professional full-frame mirrorless cameras currently in the market. All of that speed comes with precision autofocus too: the dedicated DIGIC 8 processor powers 191 autofocus points in the optical viewfinder and 3,869 selectable AF positions in Live View with Eye-Detection Autofocus.
It has a well-thought-of interface
No matter if you’re an old Canon veteran or a relative newbie, you’ll be able to master the EOS-1D’s controls almost as soon as you start using it. The line’s controls have remained virtually unchanged since the first model, with the EOS-1DX Mark III adding a few additional tweaks to the tried-and-tested design. Aside from illuminated buttons and a higher-resolution touchscreen display, the EOS-1DX Mark III’s biggest tweak is the optical sensor on the AF-ON button, which lets you quickly change autofocus points on the go while staying focused at your subject.
Professional-level video features
The EOS-1DX Mark III steps up in the video department by offering 12-bit 5.5K RAW video that utilizes the whole full-frame sensor. While it consumes more storage space than 4K60 with Canon Log, 5.5K RAW offers a higher dynamic range, giving filmmakers extra room for color-grading during post-production. Readout speeds are also faster on the EOS-1DX Mark III, reducing the occurrence of rolling shutter in both photo and video.
Most professional photographers can attest to the durability of the EOS-1D series. With its magnesium body and weather-sealed design, the EOS-1DX Mark III can handle any situation you throw at it including extreme weather conditions. It’s built to last, as the EOS-1DX Mark III’s shutter mechanism is rated for 500,000 actuations.
A wide selection of lenses to choose from
With the EOS-1DX Mark III’s EF mount, you can use almost all EF lenses Canon has made since the EF system made its debut in 1987. This is especially important for long-time Canon user who probably have already amassed a large amount of lenses through their career as a photographer.
Check out some these photos taken using the EOS 1DX Mark III:
*Photos from Joseph the Dreamer. Taken with the permission of Trumpets Inc.
The 1DX Mark III is not for everyone, especially with its price tag and bevy of features. Instead, this DSLR is aimed towards professional photographers who need the speed and accuracy in capturing various sporting activities, wildlife photography, and deciding moments in photojournalism. Beyond photography, it is a suitable workhorse for videographers, vloggers, and filmmakers who want the best possible video quality for their projects with more than enough room to work on for post-production.
The 1DX Mark III is priced at Php 399,998.