DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III


Operating Environment
0 - 45°C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
158 x 167.6 x 82.6 mm
Weight (body only)
Approx. 1250 g
Canon EOS 1D


  • 20 megapixel full-frame sensor

    With huge dynamic range and ISO sensitivity

  • 5.5K Raw video

    Capture video footage with the ultimate in image quality

  • DIGIC X image processor

    For blazing speed and superb image quality

  • Filmmaking at 4K/60p

    Capture full-frame video at up to 4K resolution and 60 fps with Canon Log and H.265

  • Up to 20 fps continuous shooting

    Capture at 20 fps in Live View mode and at 16fps when using the optical viewfinder

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF

    Focuses with lightning speed when shooting stills, and smoothly when capturing video

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Type
    36 x 24 mm CMOS
  • Effective Pixels
    Approx. 20.1 M
  • Total Pixels
    Approx. 21.4 M
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Low-Pass Filter
    Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour

Image Processor

  • Type

  • Lens Mount
    EF (excludes EF-S/EF-M lenses)
  • Focal length
    1.x Multiplication with EF lens fitted


  • Type
    TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection using AF-dedicated sensor
  • AF System / Points
    191 Point/155 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 1 dual cross type at f/2.8 1
    The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
  • AF working range
    EV -4 to 21 (at 20°C & ISO 100)
  • AF Modes
    One Shot
    AI Focus
  • AF Point Selection
    Automatic selection: 191 point AF (inc face tracking and Eye AF)
    Manual selection: Single point AF (selectable points all points, 61, 15, 9 or cross type only points selectable)
    Manual selection: Spot AF
    Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
    Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
    Manual selection: Zone AF
    Manual selection: Large Zone AF
    AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
  • Selected AF point display
    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
  • AF Lock
    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or AF ON is pressed in One Shot AF mode.
  • AF Assist Beam
    Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
  • Manual Focus
    Selected on lens
  • AF Microadjustment
    Manual: Enter adjustment level +/- 20 steps
    Adjust all lenses by same amount
    Adjust up to 20 lenses individually
    Adjust per lens serial number

  • Metering modes
    400,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 384-zone metering
    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)
    (3) Spot metering: Center spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)
    AF point-linked spot metering
    Multi-spot metering
    (4) Centre weighted average metering
  • Metering Range
    EV 0-20 (at 23°C with 50 mm f1.4 lens ISO 100) EV -3-20 in Live and movie
  • AE Lock
    Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
    Manual: By AE lock button in all exposure modes
  • Exposure Compensation
    +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
  • AEB
    2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
  • Anti-flicker shooting
    Yes. Flicker detected at a frequency of 100 Hz or 120 Hz. Maximum continuous shooting speed may decrease
  • ISO Speed Equivalent
    Stills: 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to L: 50 or H1: 204800, H2: 409600, H3: 819200 (selected in Custom Function)


  • Type
    Vertical-travel mechanical focal-plane shutter, electronically controlled at all speeds/Sensor Electronic shutter
  • Speed
    30 - 1/8000 sec. (1/3 stop increments), Bulb
  • Shutter Release
    Soft touch electromagnetic release

  • Type
    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
  • Settings
    Auto (Ambience priority/White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting
    White balance compensation:
    1. Blue/Amber +/-9
    2. Magenta/Green +/-9.
  • WB Bracketing
    +/-3 levels in single level increments
    3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release
    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.

  • Viewfinder
  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
    Approx. 100%
  • Magnification
    0.76x 2
  • Eyepoint
    20 mm
  • Dioptre Correction
    -3 to +1 dpt
  • Focusing Screen
  • Mirror
    Quick-return all surface half mirror
  • Viewfinder Information
    AF information: Single/Spot AF points, AF Frame, AF status, Focus indicator, AF mode, AF point selection, AF point registration
    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, flash metering, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, metering mode, shooting mode, time
    Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
    Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
    Composition information: Crop area, Aspect ratio, Grid, Electronic level
    Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator
  • Depth of field preview
  • Eyepiece shutter
    Built in

  • Monitor
    3.2" (8.01 cm) TFT, approx. 2.1 million dots
  • Coverage
    Approx. 100%
  • Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
    Approx. 170°
  • Coating
    Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
  • Brightness
    Auto: Using external ambient light sensor
    Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
    4 color tone Adjustable settings
  • Display Options
    (1) Quick control Screen
    (2) Camera settings
    (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
    (4) Custom Quick control screen


  • Modes
    E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
  • X-sync
    1/250 sec
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments with EX series Speedlites
  • Flash Exposure Bracketing
    Yes, with compatible External Flash
  • Flash Exposure Lock
  • HotShoe / PC terminal
  • Second Curtain Synchronisation
  • External Flash Compatibility
    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
  • External Flash Control
    via camera menu screen


  • Modes
    Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, 3x Custom settings
  • Picture Styles
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, Fine Detail, User Defined (x3)
  • Colour Space
    sRGB and Adobe RGB
  • Image Processing
    Clarity (8 levels)
    Highlight Tone Priority (2 settings)
    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
    Long exposure noise reduction
    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
    Lens optical correction:
    - Peripheral illumination correction (stills and video)
    - Chromatic aberration correction (stills and video)
    - Distortion correction (during or after still photo shooting)
    - Diffraction correction (stills and video)
    - Digital Lens Optimizer (during or after still photo shooting)
    Resize to M1, M2 or S 3
    RAW image processing - during image Playback only
    Crop images/rotate (3:2, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 2:3, 9:16, 3:4 ratios)
    Multiple exposure
  • Drive modes
    Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), S single soft shooting, continuous soft shooting
  • Continuous Shooting
    Max. Approx. 16ps.
    Max. 20 fps in Live View mode with mirror locked up with exposure and AF tracking
    (speed maintained for unlimited number of JPEGs or over 1000 RAW images) 4

Live View Mode

  • Type
    Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
  • Coverage
    Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
  • Frame Rate
    For Stills 29.97 fps/for Movies 59.94 fps/29.97 fps (NTSC) 50.00 fps/25.00 fps (PAL)
  • Focusing
    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
    Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking
    Spot AF
    1-point AF
    Expand AF area:
    Expand AF area: Around
    Zone AF
    Large Zone AF: Vertical
    Large Zone AF: Horizontal)
  • Metering
    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor (384-zone)
    Partial metering (approx. 5.8% of Live View screen)
    Spot metering (approx. 2.9% of Live View screen)
    Center-weighted average metering
    Active metering time can be changed
  • Display Options
    Grid overlay (x3), Basic shooting information, Detailed shooting information, Histogram, Electronic Level

File Type

  • Still Image Type
    JPEG: 10 compression options
    HEIF: 10 compression options (10bit 422 BT2100)
    Complies with Exif 2.31 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0
    Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
  • RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording
    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG/HEIF possible, separate formats to separate cards possible
  • Image Size
    JPEG/HEIF: (L) 5472x3648, (M1) 4368x2912, (M2) 3648x2432, (S) 2736x1824
    HEIF: 5472x3648
    RAW: (RAW/C-RAW) 5472x3648
  • Folders
    New folders can be manually created and selected
  • File Numbering
    (1) Consecutive numbering
    (2) Auto reset
    (3) Manual reset

  • Movie Type
    RAW: CRM 12bit Audio: Linear PCM
    MP 4 Video: 4K (8bit MPEG4 AVC/H.264, 10bit MPEG4/HEVC with Canon log), Full HD - MPEG4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM
    MP4 Video: Full HD IPB light - MPEG4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC
  • Movie Size
    4K RAW (5496x2904) - (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps)
    4K DCI (17:9) - 4096x2160 (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps) intra or inter frame
    4K UHD (16:9) - 3840x2160 (23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps) intra or inter frame
    4K DCI cropped (17:9) - 4096x2160 (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps) intra or inter frame
    Full HD (16:9) - 1920x1080 (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps) intra or inter frame plus IPB light
  • Simultaneous recording
    Yes: RAW to card in slot 1 Proxy (MP4) to card in slot 2
  • Colour Sampling (Internal recording)
    4K - YCbCr4:2:2 (8-bit)
    Full HD/HD - YCbCr4:2:0 (8-bit)
  • Canon Log
    Yes Canon Log 1 & Canon Log 3
  • Movie Length
    4K and Full HD - Max duration 29 min 59 sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT CF card.
  • High Frame Rate Movie
    MOV Video: Full HD - 1920x1080 at 100 fps or 119.9 fps
    Recorded as 1/4-speed slow motion movie
    Single scene maximum recording up to 7 min 29 sec.
  • 4K Frame Grab
    8.3-megapixel JPEG still image frame grab from 4K movie possible
  • Bitrate / Mbps
    5.5K RAW: (50/59.94p) Approx. 2600 Mbps (30/25/24/23.98p) Approx. 1800 Mbps
    Canon Log off (H264 MP4)
    4K DCI (50/59.94p): ALL-I Approx. 940 Mbps, IPB Approx. 230 Mbps
    4K DCI (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps, IPB Approx. 120 Mbps
    4K DCI cropped (50/59.94p): ALL-I Approx. 940 Mbps, IPB Approx. 230 Mbps
    4K DCI cropped (29.97p/25p/24.00p/23.98p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps, IPB Approx. 120 Mbps
    4K UHD (50/59.94p): ALL-I Approx. 940 Mbps, IPB Approx. 230 Mbps
    4K UHD (29.97p/25p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps, IPB Approx. 120 Mbps
    Full HD (119.90p/100p): ALL-I: Approx. 360 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): ALL-I: Approx. 180 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 60 Mbps
    Full HD (29.97p/25p): ALL-I: Approx. 90 Mbps
    Full HD (29.97p/25p): IPB: Approx. 30 Mbps
    Full HD (29.97p/25p): IPB light: Approx. 12 Mbps

    Canon Log on (H265 MP4)
    4K DCI (50/59.94p): ALL-I Approx. 1000 Mbps, IPB Approx. 340 Mbps
    4K DCI (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps, IPB Approx. 170 Mbps
    4K DCI cropped (50/59.94p): ALL-I Approx. 1000 Mbps, IPB Approx. 340 Mbps
    4K DCI cropped (29.97p/25p/24.00p/23.98p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps, IPB Approx. 170 Mbps
    4K UHD (50/59.94p): ALL-I Approx. 1000 Mbps, IPB Approx. 340 Mbps
    4K UHD (29.97p/25p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps, IPB Approx. 170 Mbps
    Full HD (119.90p/100p): ALL-I: Approx. 470 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): ALL-I: Approx. 170 Mbps
    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 90 Mbps
    Full HD (29.97p/25p): ALL-I: Approx. 135 Mbps
    Full HD (29.97p/25p): IPB: Approx. 45 Mbps
    Full HD (29.97p/25p): IPB light: Approx. 18 Mbps
  • Dual Card Recording
  • Microphone
    Built-in stereo microphones (48 kHz, 16-bit x 2 channels)
  • HDMI Display
    External Monitor only, External Monitor only without information display or Simultaneous on camera and external monitor
  • HDMI Output
    4K and Full HD recording, uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:0, 8-bit BT709, or YCbCr 4:2:2, 10-bit BT2020 with Canon Log sound output via HDMI is also possible
  • Focusing
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face Detection and Tracking AF, Movie Servo AF Manual Focus
  • ISO
    100-25600 (in 1/3-stop increments) ISO can be expanded to or H1: 51200, H2: 102400, H3: 204800 (selected in Custom Function)
  • Movie Digital IS
    Yes, image area when enabled: reduced by 10%

  • GPS
    Built in - Longitude, Latitude, Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time
    • GPS satellites (USA)
    • GLONASS satellites (Russia)
    • Quasi-Zenith Satellite Michibiki (Japan)
  • Custom Functions
    38 Custom Functions
  • Metadata Tag
    Author, copyright, Image rating (0-5 stars) GPS, Rating, IPTC (registered with EOS Utility/browser remote)
  • LCD Panel (EL) / Button Illumination
  • Water / Dust resistance
  • Voice Memo
  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor
  • Histogram
    Brightness: Yes
    RGB: Yes
  • Playback zoom
    1.5x - 10x
  • Display Formats
    (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
    (2) Single image
    (3) 4 image index
    (4) 9 image index
    (5) 36 image index
    (6) 100 image index
    (7) Jump Display
    (8) Movie edit
    (9) Raw processing
    (10) Rating
  • Image Erase Protection
    Erase protection of one image at a time, folder or card
  • Image Erase
    Single image, selected, folder, card or all unprotected
  • Self Timer
    2 or 10 sec.
  • Menu Categories
    (1) Shooting Menu 1 - 4 (separate photo/video)
    (2) AF menu 1 - 5
    (3) Network 1
    (4) Playback menu 1 - 3
    (5) Setup menu 1- 5
    (6) Custom functions 1- 9
    (7) My Menu (1-5 user selectable)
  • Menu Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Malaya and Japanese.
  • Firmware Update
    Update possible by the user. (Camera, Lens, WFT, External Speedlite)
  • Body Materials
    Magnesium Alloy


  • Computer
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (PTP)
  • Wi-Fi
    Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz only), with Bluetooth support [5] Features supported - EOS Utility, Smartphone, Upload to Web
  • Other
    HDMI (mini), External microphone (Stereo mini jack) Headphone Jack, RJ-45, N3 remote release terminal, Flash PC connector

Memory Card

  • Type
    CFexpress Type B maximum capacity 2TB

  • PC
    Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (tablet mode not supported)
  • Macintosh
    Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave)
    Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra)
    Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra)
    OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)


  • Other
    EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor, WFT utility, Camera connect app (iOS/Android)
  • Image Manipulation
    Digital Photo Professional 4, Digital Photo Professional Express for iPad (RAW Image Processing),

Power Source

  • Batteries
    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E19
    (LP-E19 battery supplied)
  • Battery life
    Viewfinder shooting Approx. 2850 (at 20°C) 7
    Viewfinder shooting Approx. 2360 (at 0°C) 8
    Live View shooting Approx. 610 (at 20°C) 9
    Live View shooting Approx. 530 (at 0°C) 10
    4K movie recording Approx. 2 hr 20 mins (at 20°C) (movie Servo AF disabled)
  • Battery check
    Automatic displayed in 6 levels
  • Power saving
    Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 mins.
  • AC Power Supply
    Power adapter AC-E19/DR-E19


  • Lenses
    All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
  • Flash
    Canon Speedlites (EL-1, EL-100, 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III, 470EX AI, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX-RT, 600EX, 600EX-II RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX , Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT V2)
  • Remote Controller / Switch
    Remote control with N3 type contact and Speedlite 600EX-II RT
  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    Battery Pack LP-E19, Battery charger LC-E19, Power Adapter AC-E19/DR-E19
  • Other
    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9, Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C, Hand Strap E1/E2
  1. The number of AF points, cross-type AF points, and dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used
  2. With 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt
  3. Frame grab images from 4K movies cannot be resized
  4. File size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst vary depending on shooting conditions (including JPEG/HEIF image quality: 8, subject, memory card brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, and Custom Function, etc.).
  5. Recording 4K movies requires a memory card with a UHS-I/UHS speed class of 3 or higher
  6. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions
  7. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  8. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  9. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  10. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated