About the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Built for performance
Canon's flagship DSLR was designed for high-performance shooting — even under demanding conditions. It combines an advanced image processor with blistering-fast recording to capture breathtaking shots at sporting events, on wildlife expeditions, and in other fast-paced environments. It even offers 4K video recording at up to 60 frames per second.
- 20.1-megapixel effective recording
- full-frame CMOS image sensor (35.9 x 24mm)
- DIGIC X image processor for exceptional image quality and high-speed shooting
- 191-point autofocus system for rapid, precise autofocusing — even in low-light
- up to 155 cross-type AF points
- 3,869 manually selectable AF points
- Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus provides fast and accurate autofocus performance while using Live View or when shooting video
- 4 AF area selection modes for different shooting situations (user-selectable Single-point AF, Zone AF, Large Zone AF, and AF auto selection)
- EOS iTR1 AF X autofocus technology helps track moving subjects accurately by following the person's head, face, or eyes
- continuous shooting of up to 16 frames per second when using the optical viewfinder
- continuous shooting of up to 20 frames per second when using Live View mode
- multi-layer low-pass filter for reducing moiré and color distortion
- 4K video recording at up to 60 frames per second
- high-def movie mode with sound (up to 1080p at up to 60 frames per second)
- 3.2" LCD screen for composition and review
- pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage
- top-mounted LCD panel with backlighting displays camera and exposure settings
- integrated vertical grip with additional shutter release and exposure controls
- built-in Wi-Fi for easy file sharing and remote control from compatible smart devices
- rugged and durable weather-resistant design for shooting outdoors
- all-metal, magnesium-alloy body with all-metal mirror box structure
- dust- and moisture-resistant gaskets and seals
Exposure modes and controls:
- shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
- ISO range: 100-102,400 (expandable to ISO 819,200)
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
File formats and storage:
- still image storage modes: RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
- top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5,472 x 3,648
- video compression: MPEG-4 or H.265/HEVC
- supports Canon Log recording
- dual card slots accept CFexpress memory cards for redundant file recording
- includes SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO CFexpress card
- includes SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader
Connections and dimensions:
- high-speed USB C interface (cable not included)
- internal monaural microphone
- 3.5mm external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
- includes LP-E19 battery, LC-E19 battery charger, neck strap, and body cap
- 6-1/4"W x 6-5/8"H x 3-1/4"D (without lens)
- weight (with battery and memory card): 50.8 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 3829C019
What's in the box:
- Camera body
- Body cap (installed)
- Eyecup Eg (installed) LP-E19 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (10.8V 2700mAh 30Wh)
- Plastic terminal cover (installed)
- LC-E19 Battery charger (DC output: 12.6V 1.63A)
- Neck strap L7
- Cable protector
- IFC-100U USB 3.0 cable (Type A 3.0 USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
- SanDisk 64 GB Extreme PRO CFexpress memory card
- SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress card reader
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card
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Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3.2"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||None included|
|CFexpress Cards||Type B|
|Image Stabilization||With IS lens|
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Video Resolution||5472 x 2886, 4096 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||50.8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Canon EOS-1D X is the latest flagship in Canon's EOS line of full-frame DSLR cameras. The camera features the highest level of performance available in an EOS camera, with the new DIGIC X image processor, a new 191-point AF system, and records images and videos to dual CFexpress memory cards. The EOS-1D X Mark III is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup (with the exception of EF-S and EF-M lenses). No lenses are included in this "body only" kit.
Rugged Exterior Body: The EOS-1D X Mark III's magnesium alloy chassis is designed to endure almost any condition. All of the camera's controls, buttons, and external covers are dust- and water-resistant.
Viewfinder: The EOS-1D X Mark III features an eye-level pentaprism viewfinder that offers approximately 100% coverage, both vertically and horizontally. The built-in diopter lets you adjust the focus of the viewfinder to your own eyesight.
Clear View II LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The EOS-1D X Mark III features a 3.2" Clear View II TFT color LCD monitor with approximately 2.1-million dots. The touchscreen allows you to choose an AutoFocus point by touching the subject on the screen. You can also use touch control for the menu settings and Quick Control. The monitor features a 170° viewing angle (horizontally and vertically), and 7 levels of brightness control.
Touch Screen Operations: The 3.2" monitor lets you use the touch screen for a range of functions. You can use touch gestures for zooming in or swiping through images, as well as accessing the menu and quick control settings. The sensitivity of the touch screen can be set to standard or sensitive, or disabled to avoid accidental actions. Beep tones to confirm touch control actions can be enabled or disabled, as desired. The Touch Shutter function is not supported on this camera.
Live View: The Live View Function enables you to compose and shoot directly from the camera's 3.2" LCD monitor. Live View mode provides some advantages, including up to 20 fps continuous shooting (vs. 16 fps using the viewfinder).
20.1 MP CMOS Sensor: The EOS-1D X Mark III features a high-resolution, full-frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS sensor with approximately 21.4-million total pixels and 20.1-million effective pixels.
DIGIC X Image Processor: The camera is equipped with the new, cutting-edge DIGIC X Image Processor, for exceptional still images and videos. The DIGIC X includes a new low-pass filter to help enhance the fine details of your shots. It also offers advanced recording features, such as 4K (DCI) at 59.94 fps (cropped or uncropped) and 4K UHD at 59.94 fps, and 16 fps (20 fps in Live View) continuous shooting of RAW, JPEG, and HDR-compatible HEIF images.
Recording Media: The EOS-1D X Mark III is equipped with dual slots for CFexpress (Type B) memory cards. CFexpress cards provide significantly faster read and write speeds than CFast or CF cards, and supports extensive still image burst rates, and RAW video recording. You can record a 5.5K RAW video to one CFexpress card, while simultaneously record a 4K MP4 video to the other CFexpress card. Maximum transfer speed for a CFexpress card is 1.97 GB/s, compared to 600 MB/s for a CFast 2.0 card. CFexpress cards are available in 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities.
Note: XQD, CFast, and SD memory cards are not supported.
Still Image Recording Formats: The camera records 3:2 still images in JPEG, HEIF, RAW, and C-RAW formats:
- JPEG: 8-bit JPEG images can be recorded in 4 sizes: Large (20MP: 5472 x 3648), Medium 1 (12.7MP: 4368 x 2912), Medium 2 (8.9MP: 3648 x 2432), and Small (5MP: 2736 x 1824).
- HEIF: 10-bit HEIF (High Efficiency Image File format) are recorded only in Large size (5472 x 3648). The HEIF format can store twice as much data as JPEG in the same size file, and produce wider dynamic range and greater color representation. The HEIR format also supports HDR shooting.
- RAW/C-RAW: Canon's original 14-bit RAW (.CR3 extension) and C-RAW (compressed RAW) formats record the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS image sensor without further processing, converts it to digital data, and records it onto the card as is. Using the downloadable Digital Photo Professional software, you can convert RAW images to JPEG or TIFF. RAW and C-RAW images can be recorded only at full resolution (20MP: 5472 x 3648).
Note: The camera can simultaneously record any combination or RAW/C-RAW and JPEG or HEIF images.
Movie Recording: The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III can record high quality video in 5.5K RAW, as well as 4K UHD and Full HD resolution. Normal 8-bit 4:2:0 video recording is in MPEG4 H.264 / AVC, while 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log recording is in MPEG4 H.265 / HEVC format. Both formats have AAC or Linear PCM audio from the built-in internal monaural microphone, or with an optional stereo microphone plugged into the camera's 3.5mm mic input jack. Recording is available in the following sizes and rates:
|5.5K RAW |
5472 x 2886
|4K DCI |
4096 x 2160
|59.94 fps |
|4K UHD |
3840 x 2160
|4K DCI (cropped) |
4096 x 2160
|59.94 fps |
|Full HD |
1920 x 1080
|29.97 fps||ALL-I, IPB, IPB (Light)|
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes:
- Single Shooting: When you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter
button completely, shots will be taken continuously:
- High-Speed: Viewfinder shooting: maximum 16 shots/sec; Live View shooting: maximum 20 shots/sec
- Continuous: Viewfinder or Live View shooting: maximum 10 shots/sec
- Low-Speed: Viewfinder or Live View shooting: maximum 3 shots/sec
- Self-Timer: The camera will record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button.
- Silent Shooting: The shooting sound for silent shooting is
quieter than normal. The internal mechanical operation is not executed until
you return the shutter button to its halfway position. You can shoot in the following speeds:
- Silent Singles: silently shoot one photo at a time
- Silent High Speed: Viewfinder: maximum 8 shots/sec; Live View shooting: maximum 10 shots/sec
- Silent Low Speed: Viewfinder of Live View shooting: maximum 3 shots/sec
Vertical Grip: The camera bottom has vertical-grip buttons and a dial that allows you to operate the camera more comfortably while taking vertical photographs. You can switch the vertical-grip controls on or off as needed.
Built-in GPS: The camera's built-in GPS can receive satellite navigation signals from GPS satellites (USA), GLONASS satellites (Russia), and the Quasi-Zenith satellite system (QZSS)(Japan). The receiver provides geotag information, such as latitude, longitude, and elevation, which can be appended to still images and movies you shoot. The GPS logging function captures GPS information at regular intervals so you can record the route of your travels. The shooting location of geotagged images, as well as the GPS logs, can be displayed on a map on your computer. Time and date information obtained from the GPS signals can also be used to set the camera's internal clock, and can be added to your photos and movies.
Ethernet Port: The camera's RJ-45 Ethernet interface (IEEE 802.3u, 1000BASE-T) gives you blazing speed and smooth image transfer, even during high-speed burst shooting and HDR PQ HEIF shooting.
Wireless Technology: The camera features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to let you quickly and easily connect to your smartphone or tablet. Using the Canon Camera Connect app, you can automatically pair the camera to your device, and take advantage of a number of wireless functions, including image transfer, remote shooting, and adding GPS information to your photos. The Camera Connect app is available for devices with iOS 11.0 or later or Android (version varies with device). With the optional Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E9A), you get high speed image transfer via 5 GHz 801.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as extra range for remote recording from your smart device.
EOS Webcam: Using Canon's EOS Webcam Utility software, you can use the camera as a webcam and livestream from a remote setup. You will need to connect the camera to your computer, using the included USB cable. While you are streaming, you can also record the video internally on the memory card. The software works with many of your favorite streaming apps, including YouTube Live, Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, Microsoft Teams, Apple FaceTime, and Messenger. EOS Webcam Utility is compatible with Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit) and macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and macOS High Sierra.
AF System: The EOS-1D X Mark III has a new 191-point AutoFocus system that uses Deep Learning Technology to improve accuracy. The camera features EOS iTR AF X, a new technology that includes Eye, Face, and Head Detection and Tracking for excellent results. It also has Eye Detection technology in Live View and while shooting video. You can select any one AF point, AF Area Zone, or use the entire 191-point array.
Exposure Control Modes: The EOS-1D X Mark III offers the following shooting modes:
- Program AE (P): This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness. In this mode, you can use the Program Shift feature to change the aperture and shutter speed combination while maintaining the same exposure.
- Shutter-priority AE (Tv): In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject. A faster shutter speed will freeze action, while a slower shutter speed will blur motion.
- Aperture-priority AE (Av): In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. A lower aperture setting will give you a narrow depth of field, while a high aperture number provides a wide depth of field.
- Manual Exposure (M): In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired
- Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc.
- Custom (C1, C2, C3): You can register current camera settings, such as shooting functions, menu functions, and custom functions, and store them as one of three available Custom Shooting Modes.
Exposure Compensation: In Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, or Aperture-priority AE modes, exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments.
Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.
Metering Modes: The EOS-1D X Mark III features a 216-zone (18 x 12) Optical Viewfinder metering method with an approximately 400,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, and a 384-zone (24 x 16) Live View metering method using the output signals from the image sensor. The metering ranges are EV 0-20 (Optical Viewfinder) and EV -3-20 (Live View and Movie Recording). There are four metering modes to choose from:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.2% of the viewfinder area (5.8% for Live View), weighted at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part of the subject, uses approximately 1.5% of the viewfinder area (2.9% for Live View) at the center.
- Center-weighted Average Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set manually or automatically. Manually, you can set the ISO speeds between 100 and 102400 in 1/3-stop increments. In addition, expanded ISO speeds down to (L) 50 and up to H1: 204800, H2: 409600, or H3: 819200 can be selected. When Auto ISO is selected, the camera sets the ISO speed between 100 and 102400 (or 100-6400 with flash). During Bulb shooting, the ISO speed is fixed at 400.
External Flash: The camera is compatible with Canon's external EX- and EL-series Speedlites (sold separately) mounted to the hot shoe, with functions set with the camera. It has no built-in flash. Non-Canon flash units can synchronize with the camera at 1/300 or 1/250 sec. or slower. The camera's PC terminal can be used with flash units having a sync cord.
Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard , Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User Defined 1-3.
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions -- Ambience priority or White priority selectable; color temperature: 3000-7000 K.
- Daylight: For recording outdoors on a bright day; color temperature: 5200 K.
- Shade: Counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days; color temperature: 7000 K.
- Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset: For cloudy days, dusk and dawn; color temperature: 6000 K.
- Tungsten Light: For incandescent illumination; color temperature: 3200 K.
- White Fluorescent Light: Eliminates typical green color casts; color temperature: 4000 K.
- Flash Use: A starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites; color temperature: Automatically set or 6000 K.
- Custom: Enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting; color temperature: 2000-10000 K.
- Color Temperature: Manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments.
White Balance Correction: You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's full-automatic modes, sRGB will be set automatically.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system supports 29 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, or Stills.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump screens when in index mode, jump folders, or jump images by shooting date.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased accidentally.
SuperSpeed Plus USB 3.1 Gen 2: The EOS-1D X Mark III has a SuperSpeed Plus USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2) Type-C port for connecting the camera to your computer for direct image transfer. A USB-C cable is included with the camera.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type C) jack which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. When viewing on an HDTV, the images will be displayed at the TV's optimum resolution automatically.
Power Options: The EOS-1D X Mark III operates on the supplied LP-E19 Lithium-Ion battery pack (10.8 Volts, 2700 mAh, 30 Wh). The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E19 battery charger in approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. The supplied battery performance specs are as follows:
Number of Still Images
|Approx. 2850 shots||Approx. 610 shots||4 hours 40 mins|
|Low Temperatures |
(0° C/32° F)
|Approx. 2360 shots||Approx. 530 shots||4 hours 10 mins|
Optional AC Power: With the optional AC-E19 AC adapter and DR-E19 DC coupler, you can connect the camera to ordinary household current, so you won't have to worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes.
Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Downloadable Software: The EOS-1D X Mark III is compatible with the following downloadable software from Canon:
- EOS Utility: EOS Utility enables you to transfer still photos and movies from your camera to your computer. The software also lets you change the camera settings and shoot remotely from the computer. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, and macOS 10.12 to 10.14.
- Digital Photo Professional: The Digital Photo Professional software (DPP) helps you process, view, edit, and print RAW images. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, and macOS 10.12 to 10.14.
- Picture Style Editor: Picture Style Editor lets you edit Picture Styles, and create and save original Picture Style files. Recommended for advanced users, experienced in image processing. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, and macOS 10.12 to 10.14.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III replaces these items
- 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
- 61-point autofocus delivers unparalleled focus speed and accuracy
- 16 frames-per-second continuous shooting mode for capturing fast action sequences