January 7, 2020

Canon Unleashes New 1D X Mark III with 5.5K RAW 60p Internal Recording

At $6500, Canon's new top-tier full-frame DSLR, the EOS-1D Mark III, is shaping up to be one of the company's most powerful workhorses yet.

Yesterday at CES 2020, Canon announced its new flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D Mark III, which was designed more around the advanced needs of sports photographers, photojournalists, and other shooters in challenging professional sectors of image capture.

However, the 1D Mark III has some pretty impressive features for filmmakers, too, namely the ability to capture internal 12-bit 5.5K RAW video and uncropped 4K 60p in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2 that provides up to 12 stops of High Dynamic Range.

The 1D Mark III's newly designed 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC X Image Processor give it the power to capture crisper, cleaner images than its predecessor. It boasts a new 191-point AF system with 155-point all cross-type points, as well as an ISO range of 100-102400 (expandable to 50-819200i), the widest ISO range in an EOS camera yet.

Not to mention, it also features dual CFexpress card slots, weather-sealed camera body, and  Electronic In-Body Stabilization (EIBS).

Key Features

  • New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter
  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200i
  • New 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head, and face using Deep Learning Technology
  • New Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for fast control of the AF Point selection
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus in Live View covering 90%x100% of the image area at an EV of -6 ~ 18
  • The lightning-fast camera features the ability to shoot up to 16 frames-per-second in optical viewfinder shooting and up to 20 fps while in Live View shooting with mechanical or silent shutter
  • Maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) of 1000 images or more with dual CFexpress card slots
  • 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2

Pricing and Availablity

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III body is expected to retail for $6499 and will be available in mid-February of 2020. 

To learn more, head on over to Canon or read the press release    

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the video features are glossed over real quick in this. Only like 8 seconds of this nearly 3 minute video.

January 7, 2020 at 3:24PM

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Alex Everingham
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No DPAF autofocus in 4K 60p, No IBIS, shooting canon raw to cFast card is crazy. How many gb cfast card will I have to buy for that. That will be crazily expensive. Then for crazily expensive $6500, Why will I choose this over C200? With this, I will get 2 BMPCC6K, 1BMPCC 4K and still have $100 left.

January 7, 2020 at 4:48PM, Edited January 7, 4:49PM

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Afolayan Dammy
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It does have in body stabilization, and unlike Blackmagic it shoots stills, has good battery life, is weather sealed, full frame, has amazing auto focus, and the form factor is way better. Get over yourself and your camera loyalty. It's a solid camera at a reasonable price that checks a lot of boxes especially for run and gun set ups.

January 7, 2020 at 9:13PM

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Stephen Herron
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I really wish they built in an intervalometer in their flagship camera.

January 8, 2020 at 12:14PM

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Walter Wallace
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It has digital image stabilization, which means the image will be cropped. It's not a mechanical 5 axis image stabilization technology that A7 III or the panasonic s1h uses. And too bad the display is fixed to the body and cannot be flipped out. Also it's absolutely amazing that it has 5.5k raw which I bet looks beautiful, but I wish it had some bit rate options, because it goes for about 1.3TB per hour which in terms of cfast cards is quite expensive. That wouldn't be an issue if it was possible to shoot directly to an ssd using the usb c connection how the BMPCC uses. Anyway, this is the most compelling camera that Canon has released in a long time!

January 9, 2020 at 3:26AM, Edited January 9, 3:35AM

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This is a camera packed with features. I want to test it out to see for myself. Does it have a built-in intervalometer?

January 7, 2020 at 9:05PM

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Walter Wallace
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What the hell is the mirror for?

January 7, 2020 at 10:37PM

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So you can compose your shot through the viewfinder.

January 8, 2020 at 2:54AM, Edited January 8, 2:59AM

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K W
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Well said

January 10, 2020 at 7:36PM

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Nice work Canon!

January 8, 2020 at 2:58AM

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K W
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I never knew they are so tremendous size company...Anyway well info thanks, buddy...
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January 8, 2020 at 4:49AM

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Late to the game canon but not too shabby...

January 9, 2020 at 1:13AM

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Wentworth Kelly
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Waaaayyy too late, and for $6500? No thank you. This was the dream camera 7-10 years ago. When people were taking the risk of bricking their 5D Mark II with Magic Lantern.... It's not marketed as a video camera, which is good, but I think anybody who would pay this much for video is probably a pro and wants to look like a pro cinematographer/videographer (whatever), not a pro photographer.

January 9, 2020 at 3:12PM

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