Canon 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 CFEexpress 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:
Downsides of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
EOS-1D X MARK III
EOS-1D X MARK II
20.1 megapixel CMOS
20.2 megapixel CMOS
100-102,400 (H: ISO 819,200)
100-51,200 (H: ISO 409,600)
Cont Shooting (OVF/LIVE)
14 fps/16 fps* no AF tracking
AF Points (OVF/LV)
AF Lowest EV
-4 EV/-6 EV Live view
CR3 (RAW), JPEG, HEIF
CR2 (RAW), JPEG
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in/WFT-E9
Wi-Fi via adapter WFT-E8
High speed Gigabyte Ethernet and USB C
Gigabyte ethernet and USB 3
5.5K 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 crop
Video RAW Recording
1x Cfast 1x Compact flash
Yes, Built in
Yes, Built in
Personally, 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.