DxOMark has completed their full in-depth sensor review of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera: the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 83 points, with a combination of 23.4 bits color depth, 13.4 EV dynamic range, and 2445 ISO low-light score.
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
DxOMark from Conclusion:
Sports journalism is a highly competitive field and requires a camera that can keep pace with the action unfolding in front of the lens. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has been designed with that one goal in mind. Although we at DXOMARK test only sensor performance and no other features, at face value it’s an incredibly fast DSLR with not only blazing AF speed, incredible continuous shooting rates and a prodigious buffer, but also an equally impressive sensor. Admittedly, it’s not quite at the cutting edge in our metrics for sensor performance, but there’s far more to it than that.
Like the Nikon D5 and the Sony a9 II, such cameras are highly specific and a niche purchase. If you’re already a Canon user with a significant investment in lenses and other dedicated system accessories, then there’s not enough difference here in sensor dynamics to get you switch brands. If you’re new to the market, there’s a lot to consider, but even then the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is still more than a worthy contender for your hard-earned cash. You can read the full review at DxOMark.