Canon EOS-1D X Mark III



When the pressure is on, and there are no second chances, you need a camera that lets you work quickly and confidently. Capturing unrepeatable moments at up to 20fps with pinpoint accuracy. That camera is the EOS-1D X Mark III.

Faster than fast. Quicker than quick

Some moments are unrepeatable. Gone in a fraction of a second, never to come again. Capture them with the EOS-1D X Mark III, shooting the action at up to 20fps.

Intelligent AF that will blow your mind

Capture images with biting clarity and sharpness. Deep learning AF algorithms recognise all kinds of situations and can even track faces hidden by goggles or a helmet.

Remarkable quality in poor conditions

A DIGIC X processor and bespoke 20.1-megapixel sensor are superb in low light ? up to ISO 102,400, expandable to 819,200. The EOS-1D X Mark III delivers an outstanding dynamic range.

A formidable filmmaking machine

When it comes to video, the EOS-1D X Mark III fits into virtually any workflow. Capture full-frame 4K 60p, or 5.5K RAW footage that opens up new creative possibilities.

Stay connected, stay competitive

Whether you?re in an ethernet-equipped stadium, or transmitting pictures for deadline using Wi-Fi*, the EOS-1D X Mark III keeps you ahead of the competition.

An extension of your creative mind

Taking the best from our DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the EOS-1D X Mark III is designed to be tough, reliable and intuitive ? as close to invisible as a camera can be.

*Requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 11.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)

New Technology

HEIF image format

The High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format is the next-generation file format for digital photographers. It?s based on the HEVC/H.265 video codec and allows for higher image quality with no concurrent increase in file size, compared with JPEGs. HEIF files have fewer artefacts and increased dynamic range with 10-bit colour depth.

Deep learning AF

The EOS-1D X Mark III is equipped with a deep learning autofocus algorithm that has been programmed using real-world examples of sports photography from virtually every event you can imagine ? from football to athletics and much more. It can recognise the faces of athletes even when they are obscured by goggles or helmets and knows when subjects are upside down ? in diving competitions, for example.

DIGIC X Image Processor

At the heart of the EOS-1D X Mark III is a single DIGIC X image processor that operates with incredible speed and efficiency. DIGIC X is responsible for both the camera?s responsive performance ? typified by its 20fps continuous shooting 4k/60p oversampled video ? and its superlative image quality. The processor enables enhanced DLO, ALO and Highlight Tone Priority, plus very low levels of noise at high ISO.

Gaussian low pass filter

A gaussian low pass filter samples light over a greater number of pixels than a conventional low pass filter, so artefacts such as moire can be tackled while preserving fine sharpness and clarity.


The EOS-1D X Mark III features dual CFexpress card slots, which are capable of writing information at incredible speeds. The camera can capture 1000 shots in a continuous burst and even then only needs two seconds to clear its memory buffers.

After consultation with professional photographers, the dual card slots in the EOS-1D X Mark III can be assigned individually to either still photos or video.

Smart controllers

We?ve given the EOS-1D X Mark III a pair of smart controllers ? one for horizontal shooting; the other for vertical. These revolutionary devices ? which are built into the camera?s AF-ON buttons ? are shaped like traditional joystick but behaviour more like a miniature touchpad that can be used to scroll AF points around the screen.

Each controller is customised for sensitivity and speed and reacts intuitively even when you?re wearing gloves. The camera automatically disables the vertical controller when you?re shooting horizontally to avoid accidental movements.

View full specifications in brochure.