Some moments are over in the blink of an eye: a sprinter crossing the line or an osprey wrestling a fish from the water. There is no room for error at times like this. A fraction of a second too early or too late and the moment will be missed – often never to be seen again. It’s for these reasons that we built the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III can capture up to 20 full-frame 20.1 megapixel images every second when shooting in live view mode, using either its mechanical shutter to capture motion faithfully or an electronic shutter for completely silent shooting.
When using the camera’s optical viewfinder the continuous shooting rate is 16fps – an extraordinary achievement for a DSLR camera, and one made possible by Canon’s expertise in mechanical engineering. direct drive motors are used to drive the reflex mirror up and down, returning it to its resting position swiftly, accurately and the minimal ‘mirror bounce’.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III’s shutter is rated for 500,000 shots, offering new levels of speed and reliability that give you confidence when the pressure is on.
Dual CFexpress slots
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III uses CFexpress – the next generation of storage from the Compact Flash Association. These cards have significantly higher write speeds, allowing 20fps shooting in RAW and JPEG mode for an incredible 1000 shots without buffering, plus internal 5.5K Raw video recording.
Following feedback from professional photographers, it’s now possible to save still photos to one card and video footage to another card.
Give yourself a competitive advantage with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III’s superb zero-lag optical viewfinder. Watch events unfold in real-time, improving your response time and letting you capture moments before even the fastest electronic viewfinders have registered them.
At the heart of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a single DIGIC X image processor – a device that’s much more power than previous DIGIC processors and which enables the camera to operate at incredible speed. As well as superb image quality, even in the most demanding conditions, the DIGIC X processor allows for up to 20fps continuous shooting with full autofocus, autoexposure and in-camera DLO processing.