Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Gets Gold Award at DPReview (92% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera, and the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III achieved an impressive 92% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Key Features:

  • 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor with low pass filter
  • DIGIC X image processor
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 and 5.5K RAW video internal recording
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 16 fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS technology
  • Continuous shooting with dual CFexpress card slots
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate auto focus
  • ISO range of 100-102400; expandable to 50-819200
  • 191-point AF system capable of tracking subjects
  • Faster Speed and Improved User Interface

What we like:

  • Excellent image quality in both JPEG and Raw
  • Low noise levels and very good dynamic range
  • Class-leading video quality, feature set
  • Best Canon autofocus yet
  • HEIF HDR files are an excellent replacement for the aging JPEG format
  • Refined, yet familiar ergonomics
  • Great touchscreen experience
  • AF Smart Controller is innovative and useful
  • Fast 16/20fps burst speeds in the viewfinder and live view respectively
  • CFExpress cards provide for a virtually unlimited buffer
  • Extremely robust build quality
  • Strong battery life
  • Extensive connectivity options for amateurs and pros alike
  • Easy to switch between stills and video

What we don’t:

  • Subject tracking in the viewfinder can’t match the best peers
  • Best AF subject tracking requires live view, which is a bit impractical
  • Electronic shutter reduces dynamic range
  • Customization options could be expanded
  • Menus are increasingly complex, could benefit from more organization
  • It’s big and heavy

From DPReview Conclusion:

Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III is currently the camera to beat in its class. It churns out great images right out of the camera, has class-leading dynamic range and makes for a powerful video camera. Its autofocus subject tracking is, if not head-and-shoulders above its peers, competitive with the best on the market. If you need a rugged camera that can keep up with just about anything you point it at, then look no further.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: $6,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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