Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Summary

Sharlin

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 26, 2015
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In general if I try to browse Canon starting from www.canon.com I waste my time.

Fortunately their cameras are better than their site :ROFLMAO:
Yeah, better memorize the url of your regional Canon subsidiary (eg. canon-europe.com, usa.canon.com, canon.co.uk, canon.co.au etc.) But anyway, none of the sites have been updated yet. We just have the embargo-lifted third-party articles and videos right now.
 

peters

EOS RP
Dec 25, 2017
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“For technical reasons, AF is NOT available in Raw or at 4k60p”. When I get home I’m rechecking my 1DX2......
Its a shame :( :( :( :( :(

But, good news! Its working on Cropped 4k DCI mode!!! Judging by the resolution its probably going to be a 1,3 crop =)​
 
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CanonFanBoy

Really O.K. Boomer
Jan 28, 2015
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Well we are moving in the right direction, it can detect heads now. We'll catch up to the rest of the pack that can detect eyes at some point (without live view). Maybe two iterations down the line.
There is eye-AF, but yes... in live view. One needs an EVF to do it through the viewfinder. That's what I think anyway.

From Techradar and also according to Jared Polin:
 

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Sharlin

EOS 6D MK II
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Those squares are not the same as physical AF sensor points. The squares are too big for head tracking too, but this camera now has head tracking through the OVF.
The pertinent resolution is that of the metering sensor, 400k pixels,or roughly 750x500. Which is plenty enough to recognize heads, but eyes are trickier. When it comes to the actual AF points, they're sparse enough that it's not exactly simple to switch seamlessly from point to point while tracking something as small as an eye, compared to Live View where there's for all practical purposes infinitely many "AF points".
 
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Travel_Photographer

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Eye Detect AF requires dual-pixel AF which is only available in Live View with the mirror up. (That's also why mirrorless cameras can do eye-detect AF all the time. No mirror, DPAF 100% of the time.)

With the mirror down and using the optical viewfinder, the more traditional D-SLR style (not DPAF) AF system is used. Apparently that non-DPAF system has been updated to allow face and head tracking, but it's still not DPAF and won't be able to do eye-detect AF. Though as stated, eye-detect AF is of course available in Live View with the mirror up.
 
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David_E

Macrophotography
Sep 12, 2019
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Those who are fixated on the pixel count appear to not understand the matching of resolution to intended purpose. 20 mp is more than adequate for photojournalism and sports, where photos mostly end up in magazines, newspapers, and on the web. (Weddings generally don’t require 20 fps, and are better suited to a different kind of camera.) So the 1D X Mark III looks to be ideally suited to the target user. Not for me, alas; I photograph mainly the little things.
 

SecureGSM

2 x 5D IV
Feb 26, 2017
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Those who are fixated on the pixel count appear to not understand the matching of resolution to intended purpose. 20 mp is more than adequate for photojournalism and sports, where photos mostly end up in magazines, newspapers, and on the web. (Weddings generally don’t require 20 fps, and are better suited to a different kind of camera.) So the 1D X Mark III looks to be ideally suited to the target user. Not for me, alas; I photograph mainly the little things.
It has been brought to our attention by many pro sports photogs that 20Mp sensor resolution is barely adequate now days. 24-28Mp would be amazing to have. Unfortunately 16fps OVF would not be possible then. Canon prioritised speed instead.