Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Specifications

SpecificationsCanon EOS-1D X Mark III
  Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Year Introduced2020
Total Pixels21.5
Sensor Size36.0 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 3648
Pixel Size6.58µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/10.6
Sensor Readout Speed (ms)
Sensor StabilizationN
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E
Image ProcessorDIGIC X
TypeTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with High-res AF Sensor
PointsMax. 191 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 155 points)
Working RangeEV -4 – 21
Point SelectionManually-selected AF Areas
• Spot AF
• Single-point AF
• AF point Expansion (4-point surround)
• AF point Expansion (8-point surround)
• Zone AF
• Large Zone AF (all AF points divided into three large zones)
Automatic AF point selection (all AF points available; reference brackets around AF array)
Touch & Drag AF
Eye Detection AFY
Focus Bracketing/Stacking
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesOptical Viewfinder: 216-zone (18 x 12) metering with approx. 400,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
Live View: 384-zone (24 x 16) metering using image sensor output signals
The following metering modes selectable:
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (Viewfinder: Approx. 6.2% of the screen) (Live View: Approx. 5.8% of the screen)
(3) Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder) (Live View: Approx. 2.9% of the screen)
1. Center spot metering
2. AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)
• Linkable to all AF points.
• With automatic AF point selection, center spot metering will apply.
3. Multi-spot metering (Optical Viewfinder only)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
• The selectable metering modes can be restricted (Custom Function).
Metering RangeAt 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering:
EV 0–20 (Optical Viewfinder)
EV -3–20 (Live View & Movie Recording)
Exposure Comp±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Light Flicker ModeY
ISO SensitivityManual Setting: ISO 100–102400 (in 1/3-stop increments), L: 50, H1: 204800, H2: 409600, H3: 819200
Highlight Tone Priority: ISO range 200–102400.
Expanded ISO cannot be set during HDR shooting.
Auto ISO Setting: Shooting Mode - P, Tv, Av, M: No Flash, ISO 100 - 102400; With Flash, ISO 100-6400; During Bulb shooting, ISO 400 (fixed)
Shutter SpeedWhen [Mechanical] or [Elec. 1st-curtain] is set: 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb
When [Electronic] is set: 1/8000-0.5 sec.
TypeEye-level SLR type, with pentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
EyepointApprox. 20mm
InformationAF displays, with red dot-matrix illumination:
191 AF points; active AF Area; Zone AF brackets; Automatic AF point select brackets
Exposure Displays:
Manual mode icon; AE Lock icon; Flash ready icon; FEL icon; Shutter speed; Aperture; Exposure compensation scale; Frames remaining on card; ISO; Highlight Tone Priority (D+) active; AF confirmation icon; AI Servo AF active arrows
Right side display:
+/- 3-stop metering scale; Flash Exposure Compensation/FEL/Flash Metered Manual scale; Frames remaining in burst (0~99); JPEG/RAW icons; Battery level icon
Displayed on focus screen, via LCD overlay:
Spot metering circle; Electronic level display; Grid lines; Shooting mode; Metering mode; White Balance setting; Drive mode; AF Operation; Flicker Detection icon; Warning symbol; AF status indicator
All except Spot meter circle can be displayed or not with [Show/Hide in viewfinder]
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
TypeTFT color 3.2-inches (3:2 aspect ratio) liquid-crystal monitor, approx. 2.1 million dots, fully touch enabled
CoatingAnti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options• No information display
• Basic information display
• Available display items (1-10)
• Detailed shooting information display
• 4-image index
• 9-image index
• 36-image index
• 100-image index
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/A
ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
Exposure Compensation±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / Yes
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
Shooting ModesProgram AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1–3*
Image ProcessingClarity (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
Abberration Corrections
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous High, Continuous, Continuous Low, Silent single, Silent Continous High, Silent Continuous Low, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote)
Continuous ShootingViewfinder: Max. approx. 16 shots/sec., Live View Shooting: Max. approx. 20 shots/sec., max. burst of 1,000+
Shutter Lag29-55ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
Live View  
FrameRate29.97 fps/Movies 59.94/29.97 fps (NTSC) 50.00/25.00 fps(PAL)
FocusingDual Pixel CMOS AF
Manual focus
• Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.
• MF peaking and Focus Guide possible
Metering(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering: Approx. 5.8% of the screen
(3) Spot metering: Approx. 2.9% of the screen
(4) Center-weighted average metering
AE lock possible. The active metering timer can be changed.
Display Options3 levels available through INFO. button: No information, Basic shooting information, Histogram
Multiple Exposure status also available in Multiple Exposure mode
File Information  
Still ImageTypeStills: JPG, HEIF, HIF, RAW, CR3, C-RAW, Movies: ALL-I, IPB, MP4, RAW, CRM
Image SizeJPEG: L Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5472 x 3648), M1 Approx. 12.7 megapixels (4368 x 2912), M2 Approx. 8.9 megapixels (3648 x 2432), S Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2736 x 1824), HEIF/RAW L Approx. 20 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
Movie TypeNormal: MPEG4 H.264 / AVC, 8-bit, 4:2:0; Color space BT.709
Canon LOG: MPEG4 H.265 / HEVC, 10-bit, 4:2:2; Color space BT.709 / BT.2020
Movie Size5.5K RAW (5472 x 2886) - 59.94 fps*, 29.97 fps,24.00 fps, 23.98 fps [RAW]
4K DCI (4096 x 2160) - 59.94 fps*, 29.97 fps,24.00 fps, 23.98 fps [ALL-I, IPB]
4K UHD (3840 x 2160) - 59.94 fps*, 29.97 fps [ALL-I, IPB]
4K DCI (cropped 4096 x 2160) - 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps,24.00 fps, 23.98 fps [ALL-I, IPB]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) 119.90 fps**, 59.94 fps, 23.98 fps^ [ALL-I, IPB]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) 29.97 fps [ALL-I, IPB, IPB Light]
* AF does not function.
** Audio not recorded at High Frame Rate 119.90 fps recording
^ 24p recording will be supported through firmware update after shipping.
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Custom Functions39 Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes
Sound MemoUp to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8Khz
Computer InterfaceUSB Type-C, SuperSpeed Plus USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
Other InterfaceHDMI (mini), External microphone (Stereo mini jack) Headphone Jack, RJ-45, N3 remote release terminal, Flash PC connector
Memory TypeDual CFexpress card slots (Type B)
Batteries & Power  
BatteryBattery Pack LP-E19. LP-E4N can be used, but the continuous shooting speed is restricted.
Battery LifeApprox. Viewfinder: 2850 Shots at 73°F/23°C (2360 at 32°F/0°C)
Live View:610 at 73°F/23°C (530 at 32°F/0°C)
Power Supply Battery ChargersBattery charger LC-E19 (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E19, DC Coupler DC-E19, AC Adapter kit ACK-E4
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating500,000
Operating Environment0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25" (158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm)
CIPA Weight50.80 oz (1440g)
ViewfinderEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C
Wireless File TransmitterWireless File Transmitter WFT-E9
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses
Battery Grip N/A
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX II-RT
OtherHand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100
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