Cameras New Releases By Nick / 7th January 2020 Share Tweet Share Canon EOS-1DX Mark IIICanon finally produce a hybrid DSLR worthy of a podium place!The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a professional "hybrid" DSLR. This means it will shoot both 20.1 megapixel stills up to 20fps plus up to 5.5K RAW video. It does this using a new DIGIC X image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus recording to dual CFExpress cards. Price is $6,499 body only. I have to say that barring a full flippy out screen, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has just about everything I could dream of in a DSLR. This is almost enough for me to want to switch back from mirrorless for my video work...almost. A full HDMI connection would have been nice too.This camera is a beast, there is no denying that. It has all the specs that I wanted to see in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV but couldn't wait this long! When you look at the specs below, it has pretty much everything both stills shooters and videographers need.However, for me it is a bit bulky for the type of video work I do. I guess this is still a stills camera with (excellent) video specs!For stills shooters, myself included, this is a dream machine. Let's look at the main specs:20.1 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensorNewly designed low pass filterNew DIGIC X image processorISO range of 100 to 102400 (Expandable to H3: 81920!)Dual pixel CMOS AFContinuous shooting up to 16 fpsContinuous shooting up to 20 fps in Live View with AF/AE trackingMaximum burst rate of 1000 images for up to 500,000 shots in the buffer (!?!?)Bluetooth connectivity direct to SmartphoneDual CFexpress card slots4K 60p, 10-bit 4:2:2 and 5.5K RAW internal video shootingMaximum bitrate in RAW is 2600 Mbps1080P videos up to 120 frames per secondPeaking and focus guides available3.5mm headphone and 3.5mm microphone jacksBuilt-in Wi-Fi and BluetoothPurchase the optional WFT-E9 wireless Transmitter for additional transfer power in congested areas Dust and Weather resistanceDownsides of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III No articulating screen (downside for some) Mini HDMI (not full HDMI) limited to 4K Sensor is not stabilized although Canon has included Movie Digital IS Dual Pixel CMOS AF doesn’t work in 4K 50P/60P uncropped modes and 5.5K RAW 60P Battery life only around 4 hours and 40 minutes at 23°CHeavyPriceyCanon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICAMERA BODYEOS-1D X MARK IIIEOS-1D X MARK IISensor20.1 megapixel CMOS 20.2 megapixel CMOSISO Sensitivity100-102,400 (H: ISO 819,200)100-51,200 (H: ISO 409,600)Cont Shooting (OVF/LIVE)16/20 fps14 fps/16 fps* no AF trackingAF Points (OVF/LV)191/386961/2583AF Lowest EV-4 EV/-6 EV Live view-3Battery Life28501210File FormatsCR3 (RAW), JPEG, HEIFCR2 (RAW), JPEGWireless ConnectivityWi-Fi and Bluetooth built in/WFT-E9Wi-Fi via adapter WFT-E8Wired ConnectivityHigh speed Gigabyte Ethernet and USB CGigabyte ethernet and USB 3Shutter Life500,000400,000Video Resolutions5.5K RAW (60p), 4K DCI (60p), 4K UHD (60p), Full-HD (120p)4K video (60p), Full HD (120p)Crop Factor in Video Full width DCI, 1.3x crop1.3xVideo RAW RecordingYesNoStorage2x CFexpress1x Cfast 1x Compact flashGPSYes, Built inYes, Built inWeight1440 g1530 gPersonally, and if I had the money to spare, I would buy the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III in a shot. It is an amazing camera and I look forward to seeing results in the real world. Both stills and video. More info at Canon UK.What do you think?