The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be announced on Monday, and we are just posting a summary of the known features and specifications for the new camera. There are still some questions to be answered, specifically what processors the camera is going to use. We suspect the camera will have at least dual DIGIC 9 processors. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is going to need a lot of processing power to match its RAW video and buffer specifications.
Will it have DPAF?
Yes, it will, with a caveat. You will get DPAF in 1080p and 4K at 23p/24p/30p. You will not get DPAF in 4K 50p/60p or RAW video shooting.
The WFT-E9 wireless transmitter is all-new for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and will be announced alongside the new flagship Canon DSLR. Canon is boasting industry-leading file transfer speeds and reliability.
What is HEIF?
High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF), also known as High Efficiency Image Coding (HEIC), is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12). The MPEG group claims that twice as much information can be stored in a HEIF image as in a JPEG image of the same size, resulting in a better quality image. (Wiki)
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Highlights:
- 16fps Mechanical
- 20fps in Liveview
- ISO 100-102,400 (extends up to 819,200)
- Dual CFexpress card slots
- 4K 60p with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log (No DPAF in 4K 50p/60p recording)
- 5.4K RAW internal video recording (No DPAF in RAW)
- No crop in 4K or RAW video recording
- RAW Buffer: 1000+
- RAW + JPEG Large buffer: 1000+
- RAW + HEIF Large buffer: approx. 350
- $6499 USD
- Announcement January 6, 2020 (EST)
- Preorder the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
- Shipping to start mid-February 2020? (Nok)
You can read the full specifications here.