Professional DSLRs aren’t dead yet
In time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Canon unveiled the successor to its EOS 1DX Mark II Professional DSLR Camera for CES 2020. The 1DX Mark III may look similar to its predecessor on the outside, but Canon made several tweaks to make it fit for professional work.
While its 20.2-megapixel full-frame sensor (same resolution with the 1DX Mark II) may not wow people (Sony’s A7R IV has 61 megapixels on its full-frame sensor), Canon claims that the High Detail Low-Pass filter helps the 1DX Mark III deliver sharper images and video. When it comes to video, the 1DX Mark III can shoot up to 4K60 video (without any cropping) with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log and up to 5.5k RAW video. With a new DIGIC X image processor, the 1DX Mark III’s ISO range can be expanded to up to ISO 819200.
As for speed, the 1DX Mark III can shoot up to 20FPS in Live View mode (16FPS through the optical viewfinder) and has a RAW buffer depth of 1000 shots thanks to dual CFExpress card slots. Being a pro-grade DSLR, the 1DX Mark III has 3,869 selectable AF positions and 525 automatic areas, on top of eye-detection autofocus in Live View mode. For the optical viewfinder, the 1DX Mark III’s DIGIC 8 processor takes control of all 191 autofocus points.
Other features include built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and Gigabit Ethernet, weather sealing, illuminated buttons, and touch-to-autofocus.
The 1DX Mark III will sell for $6499(~Php 332.7k) and will be available by mid-February.