First look: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

User feedback led the design decisions Canon made while developing its new flagship professional DSLR, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Its predecessor, the EOS-1D X Mark II, served as one of the most reliable workhorses of the industry, and Canon engineers listened to photographers to learn what would make it even better.

A new 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor features a freshly designed high-detail, low-pass filter and a new DIGIC X image processor. The native ISO range covers ISO 100 to 102,400 and is expandable to ISO 50 to 819,200. A redesigned autofocus sensor results in a resolution that’s 28 times higher at the center area. In Live View, the AF system supports face, head, and eye detection AF tracking. 

Additional features include button illumination, face-priority E-TTL II metering, support for 10-bit High-Efficiency Image File format capture, and built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. There’s faster speed and an improved user interface for network connection with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 (pictured) or the built-in gigabit Ethernet port.

$6,499 for the body; $649.99 for the optional WFT-E9  

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