Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Compared to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

SpecificationsCanon EOS-1D X Mark IIICanon EOS-1D X Mark II
  Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Year Introduced20202016
Megapixels20.220.2
Total Pixels21.521.5
Sensor Size36.0 x 24.0mm36.0 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 36485472 x 3648
Pixel Size6.58µm6.58µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/10.6f/10.6
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor Stabilization
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass FilterEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-EEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorDIGIC XDual DIGIC 6+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with High-res AF SensorTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
PointsMax. 191 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 155 points)61 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 41 points)
Working RangeEV -4 – 21EV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Modes(1) Autofocus
1. One-Shot AF
2. AI Servo AF
(2) Manual focus
One Shot
AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III+)
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)
Automatic selection: All 61 point AF (based on EOS iTR AF setting)
Manual selection: Single point AF (selectable points 61, 15, 9 or cross type only points selectable)
Manual selection: Sngle point 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 (all AF points divided into 9 focusing zones)
Manual selection: Large Zone AF (all AF points divided into 3 focusing zones)
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Predictive
Assist BeamEmitted by an optional dedicated SpeedliteEmitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentYesManual: Enter adjustment +/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for zoom lenses)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
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).
Approx. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 216-zone metering. EOS Intelligent Subject Analysis system
(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 RangeAt 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering:
EV 0–20 (Optical Viewfinder)
EV -3–20 (Live View & Movie Recording)
EV 0 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Exposure Comp±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEBAEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
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)
Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1 102400, H2 204800, H3 409600
Shutter SpeedWhen [Mechanical] or [Elec. 1st-curtain] is set: 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb
When [Electronic] is set: 1/8000-0.5 sec.
30 - 1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)
WB SettingsAuto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash (Auto Setting), Custom (Custom WB) 1–5, Color TemperatureAWB (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten
Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature, and Personal (1-5)
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 5 setting can be registeredYes, 5 setting can be registered
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  
TypeEye-level SLR type, with pentaprismPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76xApprox. 0.76x
EyepointApprox. 20mmApprox. 20mm
Focusing ScreenFixedInterchangeable. Standard Focusing Screen Ec-C6 provided. Can be changed to Ec-A, B or L
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]
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
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: Grid, Electronic level
Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterBuilt inBuilt in
 
LCD  
TypeTFT color 3.2-inches (3:2 aspect ratio) liquid-crystal monitor, approx. 2.1 million dots, fully touch enabled3.2" (8.11cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 1620K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°Approx. 170°
CoatingAnti-reflection and Anti-smudge. Reinforced glass incorporated
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAdjustable 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
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
(4) Custom Quick Control Screen
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered ManualE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync1/250sec1/250sec
Exposure Compensation±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / YesYes / Yes
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menuVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesProgram AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)Program 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*Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
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
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Lens optical correction (Not possible with M-RAW and S-RAW):
- Peripheral illumination correction
- Chromatic aberration correction
- Distortion correction (during or after still photo shooting)
- Diffraction correction (during or after still photo shooting)
- Digital Lens Optimizer (after still photo shooting)
Resize to M1, M2 or S (frame grab images from 4K movies and images shot in S quality cannot be resized)
Cropping: JPEG images can be cropped (Aspect ratio is fixed - 3:2 or 2:3)
- 41 cropping sizes selectable, from 13% to 95% (diagonal)
- Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation
- Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Multiple exposure
4K Frame Grab
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous High, Continuous, Continuous Low, Silent single, Silent Continous High, Silent Continuous Low, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote)Single, Continuous High, 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+Max. Approx. 14fps. with full AF / AE tracking, speed maintained for up to unlimited number of JPEGs or 170 RAW images, with CFast 2.0 card
Max. 16fps in Live View mode with mirror locked up and exposure and AF locked on first frame
Shutter Lag29-55ms36-55ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/AN/A
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate29.97 fps/Movies 59.94/29.97 fps (NTSC) 50.00/25.00 fps(PAL)29.97 fps
FocusingDual Pixel CMOS AF
Manual focus
• Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.
• MF peaking and Focus Guide possible
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone - Single), available with all EF lenses
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.
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor (315-zone)
Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of Live View screen)
Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View screen)
Center-weighted average metering
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
3 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, CRMJPEG: 10 compression options
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
Complies with Exif 2.30 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0
Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, SRAW + JPEG possible.Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible
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)JPEG: (L) 5472x3648, (M1) 4368x2912, (M2) 3648x2432, (S) 2736x1824
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
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
MOV Video: 4K - Motion JPEG (internal recording only), Full HD - MPEG4 AVC / H.264 variable (average) bit rate, Audio: Linear PCM
MP4 Video: Full HD - MPEG4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC
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.
4K (17:9) - 4096 x 2160
Full HD (16:9) - 1920 x 1080
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)Max duration 29min 59sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT CF or CFast card
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth
GPSBuilt-inBuilt-in
Custom Functions39 Custom Functions34 Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / YesYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes
Sound MemoUp to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8KhzUp to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8Khz
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats• No information display
• Basic information display
• Available display items (1-10)
• Detailed shooting information display
o Basic shooting information
o Lens information and RGB histogram
o White balance
o Picture Style
o Color space and noise reduction
o Lens abberation correction
o Record of sent images
o GPS* information
o IPTC information
• 4-image index
• 9-image index
• 36-image index
• 100-image index
(1) Single image
(2) Single image with information (2 levels - Basic and Detailed)
Lens information and RGB histogram
White balance
Picture Style
Color space and noise reduction
Lens optical correction
GPS information
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100image index
(7) Jump Display (1, 10 or 100 images, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating)
(8) Movie edit
(9) RAW processing
(10) Rating
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceUSB Type-C, SuperSpeed Plus USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2)SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
Other InterfaceHDMI (mini), External microphone (Stereo mini jack) Headphone Jack, RJ-45, N3 remote release terminal, Flash PC connectorHDMI mini out (Type C, HDMI-CEC compatible), System Extension Terminal (for WFT-E8 and WFT-E6), External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), RJ-45 (gigabit ethernet), N3-type remote control terminal
 
Memory  
Memory TypeDual CFexpress card slots (Type B)CF Card (Type I; compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards) and CFast Card (CFast 2.0 supported)
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryBattery Pack LP-E19. LP-E4N can be used, but the continuous shooting speed is restricted.Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4)
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)
Approx. 1210 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
1020 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.
Power Supply Battery ChargersBattery charger LC-E19 (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E19, DC Coupler DC-E19, AC Adapter kit ACK-E4Battery charger LC-E19 (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E19, DC Coupler DC-E19, AC Adapter kit ACK-E4
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body coversMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating500,000400,000
Operating Environment0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25" (158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm)6.22 x 6.6 x 3.25" (158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm)
CIPA Weight50.80 oz (1440g)53.97 oz (1530g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder CEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C
Camera Case
Wireless File TransmitterWireless File Transmitter WFT-E9Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A, WFT-E8A
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 470EX-AI, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 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)Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-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)
Battery Grip N/A N/A
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX II-RTRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX-RT
OtherHand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100Hand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100
 
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