The flagship camera, which is part of Canon’s EOS-1 series, features shooting speeds of up to 20fps with AF tracking, along with high ISO performance.
Canon Middle East has launched a sports and wildlife camera, the EOS-1D X Mark III, which offers improved AF tracking performance, image quality and communication capabilities. The EOS-1D X Mark III’s AF sensor sports 28 times the centre resolution of its predecessor and 5.5K 12-bit RAW video internal recording.
Based around the Canon EF mount, with more AF lenses available than any other system, the EOS-1D X Mark III features a new AF system and sensor. With Canon-developed DIGIC X processor, 20.1 Megapixel sensor, mirror system and shutter, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers speeds of 16fps. In Live View mode, the camera can shoot at 20fps with mechanical or electronic shutter with full AF, further extending creative opportunities.
The camera also features next-generation imaging sensor, supporting faster readout and lower noise – addressing professionals’ request for a low-noise, high-performing DSLR. The camera’s 20.1 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor also offers Canon’s widest ISO range yet.
The camera supports the HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format). This next generation format, based on the HEVC codec, enables images with 10-bits of data to be saved in a file the equivalent size as a JPEG while suffering less compression artefacts.
The cinema Canon camera features RAW recording, providing an expansive range of colours and tones which can be extracted in post-production for superior image quality. In addition to this, using the camera, video can also be recorded as 12-bit CRM file at 5.5K (5472×2886), allowing very detailed oversampled 4K footage.
The EOS-1D X Mark III supports file recording in a MP4 container, for fast transmission of files and also features built in WiFi and Bluetooth. The WiFi can be used for FTP or connecting via EOS Utility as well as connecting to a smartphone. With inbuilt GPS, professionals can capture location data to images – particularly useful for travelling sports photographers and exploring wildlife photographers.
Commenting on the launch, Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, B2C Business Unit Director of Canon Middle East, said: “We are proud to be announcing the launch of the EOS-1D X Mark III, the masterpiece that we have been waiting for. DSLRs will continue being the pioneers of the professional photography industry especially when it comes to capturing stories that hold thrill, excitement, and the adrenaline rush of sports.”
Eddie Keogh, professional sports photographer and Canon Ambassador, added: “Throughout the years EOS-1 series cameras have been unrivalled in their reliability and capability, which is why I’ve been using them since 2002 with the EOS-1D. In my line of work speed is everything, so I’m delighted to be using the EOS-1D X Mark III which features noticeably improved fps, outstanding autofocus and quicker communication abilities – because, in the competitive industry of sports photography, a matter of milliseconds could mean the difference between a picture that makes it to the back pages of national newspapers or doesn’t.”