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.