Matthew Vandeputte had a chance to put the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III through its paces at a Canon event back in December.
Check out his hands-on video above, or read his thoughts on his blog here.
4.8.2 New: Full Touchscreen Interface
When we say “new,” we need to be clear: this is new to Canon’s EOS-1D X series. Canon’s excellent touch-screen interface now comes to the top-of-the-line camera series, after having been a staple of operation in cameras like the EOS 5D Mark IV and mirrorless EOS
Unfortunately, for me, I was hoping for a killer wildlife rig (for stills) with more reach or cropping capability then the Mark II. We certainly got major improvements in focusing capability and FPS (needed upgrades from the Mark II) but didn't see any improvement in MP. I will be interested in hearing how this rig handles extenders (1.4 and 2x) as this would be the likely way I would have to extend me MPs. I already own the 600mm f4L II and 1.4 and 2.0 extenders. I don't get good results today from these extenders on the 5DSR (no major surprise) and never went with the 7D MII as there were too many complaints about the system. If this system shows good improvement in those areas for BIF and wildlife portraiture (eye focus) then I might still get it.
On the fence at the moment.
I've read several comments (elsewhere) complaining about the lack of it, and calling for it to be included in a firmware update (!).I’ve watched a lot of videos, read the white papers and anything else I can find but haven’t seen any mention of the rumored intervalometer,other than a quick mention that ’stop motion video‘ wasn't supported. Anybody seen anything about it?
Heavy the EOS 1 D ????One thing he doesn't like
It's still a very big and heavy camera. This is obviously great for stability, durability etc however I'm very much sick of pulling my neck and back because of the weight of the 1D series.
He's ageing but not as old as me yet! I'd love something with the AF capability of the 1D series, but I could not consider the weight.