Canon announces the development of its new EOS 1D X Mark III. EOS 1D X Mark III flagship DSLR that has more power, more speed, and more durability. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III will be the successor to the 1D X Mark II.

Canon says 1D X Mark III is ideal for sports and wildlife. It is engineered and designed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers.

The 1D X Mark III has a brand new Canon-developed CMOS sensor. It also has a DIGIC processor that produces improved image quality across its ISO range. The DSLR will be able to shoot 10-bit HEIF photos. This will have a wider dynamic range and colour representation compared to JPEG files.

In the area of video section, the camera will shoot 4K resolution at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log internal recording.

Autofocusing feature by the camera will be powered by a new algorithm. This will improve upon stability and tracking while shooting both through the optical viewfinder and using Live View. There is also a subject tracking system that uses deep learning A.I. technology to help accurately track focus on every shot.

As compared to the 1D X Mark II, the 1D X Mark III will boast a new autofocus sensor that has 28 times the resolution in the centre of the frame when using the optical viewfinder.

By switching to Live View, and you will have 525 AF areas at your disposal that are powered by the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that covers about 90% of the image sensor along one axis and 100% on the other.

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When shooting in full-time AF and AE mode, photographers will enjoy blazing-fast frame rates starting at 16fps with the optical viewfinder and mechanical shutter up to 20fps with Live View up from 14fps and 16fps, respectively.

With dual CFexpress card slots, the 1D X Mark III will have a buffer five times the depth of its predecessor model which could shoot up to 170 RAW photos at full resolution and 14fps.

The 1D X Mark III model is a connected camera that has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Transferring files via the built-in Ethernet connection or optional wireless file transmitter (WFT-E9). It will have a simpler network set-up process — is over twice as fast as with the 1D X Mark II.

Build-wise, the 1D X Mark III features a magnesium alloy body that is weather-sealed against the wind, rain, and humidity. Certain buttons on the camera are now illuminated for ease of use in low-light environments.

Although the layout and ergonomics of the camera will be familiar to photographers who have previously used 1D-line DSLR models. Canon is introducing a new AF point selection control that is built into the AF-ON button. This control will allow photographers to select their autofocus points quickly and easily.

Finally, the 1D X Mark III will have significantly better battery life by using the same battery (LP-E19). The full specifications, pricing, and availability of the 1D X Mark III will be announced at a later date.