Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Overall Score

82

Main Features

  • 20 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 20 fps continuous shooting
  • 5472 X 2886 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 158 x 168 x 83 mm, 1440g.
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  • Replaced: EOS-1D X Mark II

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Overview


First introduced in January, 2020, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a 20 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 1D X II with EOS-1D X Mark III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1D X III with Canon 1D X II


Canon 1D X III comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 1D X III ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Canon 1D X III has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 1D X III Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon 1D X III 2020 20MP 100 - 102400 1440g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon 1D X II 2016 20MP 100 - 51200 1530g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D C Canon 1D C 2012 18MP 100 - 51200 1500g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 2011 18MP 100 - 51200 1340g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon 1D MIV 2010 16MP 100 - 12800 1230g 156 x 157 x 80mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 1D X III


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS-1D X Mark III with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5472 X 2886 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
102400 Max Native ISO
20.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 2850 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
155 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
500000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
2100k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
191 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Full HD Video
Weight: 1440g
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Type Scores

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has an Overall Score of 82/100 and ranked #11 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #52 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 1D X III Scores
Imaging score
78
Features score
84
Value for money score
75
Portability score
43
Overall score
82
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Canon 1D X III


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III weighs 1440g and has external dimensions of 158 x 168 x 83mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Canon 1D X III is 160 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1D X III
1440g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1D X III
83mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III with the dimensions:

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS-1D X Mark III Dimensions EOS-1D X Mark III
Sony Alpha A9 Mark II Sony A9 II 678 g 1440 g 129 x 96 x 76 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon 1D X II 1530 g 1440 g 158 x 168 x 83 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Nikon D6 Nikon D6 1270 g 1440 g 160 x 163 x 92 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 1415 g 1440 g 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 1440 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 1440 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Sony Alpha A7R IV Sony A7R IV 665 g 1440 g 129 x 96 x 78 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 1440 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS-1D X Mark III
Announced January, 2020
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 191
Number of Cross Focus Points 155
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 102400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 819200
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 5472 X 2886
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 2850 shots
Battery Type Built-in
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1440 g
Physical Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual CFexpress type B
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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