We've confirmed from a very solid source one of the worst kept secrets for 2020, that Canon will announce the EOS-1D X Mark III. The same source gave us a few tidbits of information about what could possibly be coming in the new flagship DSLR.
- It's likely the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will shoot 6K video without a crop.
- Dual CFExpress cards are in the prototype models and will likely make it to the production version.
- There will be a “significant jump in resolution for an EOS-1 series camera”. The EOS-1D X was 18.1mp and the EOS-1D X Mark II came in at 20.2mp. So I guess anything over a 2mp bump could be considered “significant” to some.
- New DIGIC processor. Canon doesn't usually introduce a new DIGIC processor in the EOS-1D series, but that will apparently change this time.
- IBIS is in prototype cameras
We weren't given an idea on when we could expect an announcement, but we'll update you as soon as someone sheds some light on that.
If they give it 24megapixel they can get a fullframe 1:1 pixel readout :)
Sony is rumored to bring the A9II with 32-36 MP at the same fps the A9I has.
Canon will be a lot behind, if the sensor will not be in the same league (28-....MP).
Like to hear the rumor, as my old eyes love OVF!
Will be an early adopter, if the specs come close to the Sony.
True, if they decide to go ”DCI 6K”, so to speak. Which isn’t unlikely, actually.
I hope Canon doesn't pull a "Nikon" and simply announce they are developing the 1Dx III without giving any details. Tell us something we don't already know.
The three things I'd like to see in a III are better autofocus, less of a "dust-magnet" and a quieter shutter in "silent" mode. (Although I've solved the shutter noise problem by buying the R)
The 1D x is not a video camera, so don't expect any video features that might compromise it's use as a stills camera.
Isn't that similar to what they did when they announced the 1DX and 1DXii?
EDIT: Looks like they had the resolution and framerate but nothing else for the initial announcement, so better than what Nikon has done for the D6.
Well so it's all about specs ?
What about a battery that will last days shooting, the most robust body in the industry, and not to mention the BEST customer service and Professional services. When you buy a 1 series you buy the best PJ/Wildlife camera made EOS.
Negative. We all know that canon now hates the number 24. ;)
I like the robustness of 1DX and battery life of the competeting Sony is great too (2000 shots no problem).
So, it is Canon´s chance to get closer to the top again, where it was some years ago. Don´t misunderstand me, Canon is great, but the competitors did their homework and surpassed Canon in some topics.
p.s.: I do not do stars, so star eating is no problem for me :-) (A7RIV stareating problem....)
The battery is not as great as people say and not much better than on the 5D, so this isnt realy a point for me. I rarely use the vertical grip (and if I would, I could use an attached version). I travel a lot, so the extra size of the 1D is reason enough to not bring it. If I would shoot extensively with super big lenses, I could attach the battery grip as well, for the better weight distribution.
All in all, I dont enjoy the size and weight of the 1D (the viewfinder is outstanding though).
I agree with the ISO performance of the 1DXii and the R and also hope for something in the 20-32 range. 24-26mp would be disappointing.