Canon PH outs its EOS-1D X Mark III flagship camera

Canon PH outs its EOS-1D X Mark III flagship camera

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Canon Philippines has officially launched in the country its flagship camera — the EOS-1D X Mark III. It now offers features and performance that challenge even the industry-leading models.

To kick things off, it has a new 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that comes with low-pass filter to remove unwanted elements in the shot. It’s also equipped with the latest Digic X image processor and has a 191-point AF system so it can automatically focus on a bigger area of what you’re trying to shoot.

Meanwhile, ISO range is at 100-102400 and can be cranked up to 50-819200.

Up to 16fps AF/AE tracking with its optical viewfinder

Another thing to take note of is its capability to shoot photos up to 16fps using the optical viewfinder and up to 20fps when you switch to Live View. This is a big deal since its major competitor, the Sony A9 II, also shoots 20fps for its electronic shutter but can only go up to 10fps with its mechanical shutter.

Additionally, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers deep learning autofocus for both Live view and through its optical viewfinder. While other brands use the camera’s sensor to improve autofocus, this is the first time a company uses a traditional mirror-based autofocus technology to adapt and ‘learn’.

Sample shot from Canon

Other features include shooting in HEIF format with HDR metadata, support for updated CFExpress cards, 191-point phase-detect sensor with 155 cross-type points, 5.5K RAW recording up to 60fps, and up to DCI 4K recording at 60fps and Full HD up to 120fps — all enclosed in a weather-sealed body.

It’s also got a 3.2-inch 2.1M-dot touch display as an alternative to navigating the settings and assigning a focus point.

The latest flagship includes WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, ports for mini-HDMI, USB Type-C, headphone and mic jacks, and Ethernet.

Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III will be available in select Canon authorized partners nationwide starting March 2020 for PhP 399,998.