Canon India has launched the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III camera in India. It features Canon’s latest advancements and innovation in digital imaging technology, and is claimed to be ideal for all imaging segments such as wedding, wildlife, fashion, sports and filmmaking. The EOS 1DX Mark III comes with Face, Eye and Head detection features for subject tracking during live view, still photographs and video shooting.
‘As a new milestone in our imaging journey, we are delighted to begin 2020 with the launch of EOS-1D X Mark III, the latest marvel to our flagship EOS-1D series. The new product is poised to take the EOS legacy forward and further enable us in promoting photography culture in India. With India as one of our top performing markets globally, we foresee that innovations like EOS-1D X Mark III will contribute significantly to our 2020 growth story,’ Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said in a statement.
The EOS-1D X Mark III is priced at Rs 575,995 for the body. The box includes a 512GB CF Express Card and Reader. The camera will be available mid-February onwards at select retail outlets in India.
Canon claims that the EOS-1D X Mark III is the fastest DSLR in the market with a continuous shooting speed of up to 20fps in live view. It offers continuous shooting speed up to 16fps with viewfinder shooting. The continuous shooting speeds are with full Servo autofocus, which means that even rapidly moving subjects are in focus in each and every frame. As mentioned, the camera comes equipped with the latest iteration of Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This technology enables smooth continuous autofocus and subject tracking during live view still shooting and video recording. The Japanese conglomerate has included newly-developed algorithms in the EOS-1D X Mark III to enable eye, face as well as head detect autofocus.
The EOS-1D X Mark III employs the latest in semiconductor technology that delivers the AF sensor 28X the resolution of its predecessor (EOS-1D X Mark II). It employs square pixels as AF sensors, instead of the traditional line sensor, which increases the AF sensitivity, sensor density and deliver 155 Cross-Type AF points. This gives the camera 191-point autofocus system for precision and control.
Additionally, the newly-developed 20.1MP Full Frame CMOS sensor features a new 16-point lowpass filter as opposed to a traditional 4-point lowpass sensor. Since the sensor is based on the latest fabrication process, it allows for low light performance and a standard ISO range of 100-102,400. There is DIGIC X imaging processor that allows the EOS-1D X Mark III shoot 5.5K cinematic video recording @60fps. The EOS-1D X Mark III also features 4K video recording at up to 60p in both DCI (17:9) as well as UHD (16:9) 4K recording standards. The EOS-1D X Mark III offers dual CF Express memory card slots. CF Express is the successor to CF 2.0 and XQD 2.0 and offers even higher bandwidth up to 2GB/sec. It can store over 1000 RAW + JPEG images.