While we wait for tomorrow’s announcement of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, I figured I do a specs comparison of the 3 cameras in the EOS-1D X series. I think that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is a bigger step forward than the jump we saw between the original EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II.
We don’t know all of the specifications yet. There has been no confirmation of the processors the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III uses, and we don’t know how much more advanced this new autofocus system is and there are probably more things to learn about the video features.
This is a comparison of the basic known specifications of the three cameras.
|EOS-1D X||EOS-1D X Mark II||EOS-1D X Mark III|
|Processor||Dual DIGIC 5+||Dual DIGIC 6+||DIGIC X|
|ISO (Extended)||100-51,200 (204,800 )||100-51,200 (409,600)||100-102,400 (819,200)|
|Max Frame Rate||12fps/14fps||14fps/16fps||16fps/20fps|
|AF Points||61 (41 cross-type)||61 (41 cross-type)||191 (155 cross-type)|
|Memory Card||Dual CompactFlash||CompactFlash + CFast||Dual CFexpress|
|Video Resolutions||1080p @ 60p||4K @ 60fps||1080p @ 120p, 4K @ 60p, RAW 5.4K @ 60p, Canon Log|
|LCD||3.2″ 1.04 million dots||3.2″ 1.6 million dots||3.2″ 2.1 million dots|
|Buffer||30+ in RAW||170+ in RAW||1000+ in RAW|
|Metering Sensor||100,000 pixel RGB||360,000 pixel RGB+IR||400,000 pixel RGB+IR|
|Weight (inc batt)||1550g||1550g||1440g|
|Launch Price (USD)||$6,799||$5,999||$6,499|
Note: We did not include the Canon EOS-1D C in this comparison, which was essentially an EOS-1D X with cropped (APS-H) 4K video capture which launched at an eye-watering price of $14,999 USD.