Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III SLR camera is currently Canon’s flagship product. This product is mainly suitable for professional photographers and top enthusiast players. For these users, their demands for buying cameras are very different from those of ordinary photography enthusiasts, so currently only EOS-1D X Mark III can fully match their needs. Today, let’s explore together what factors professional photographers pay attention to when choosing a camera.
01 Invincible high-speed continuous shooting and continuous shooting endurance
For professional photographers, they often shoot high-speed moving objects, so even The performance of the shot is particularly important. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III can support continuous shooting at 16fps in optical viewfinder and 20fps in real-time viewfinder, which is currently the top level of cameras. In addition, EOS-1D X Mark III is also the first camera capable of continuous shooting with 20fps mechanical shutter.
Focal length: 190mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 320
Exposure time: 1/1000 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Automatic
This is not over yet, EOS-1D X Mark III is also at the highest level in the industry in terms of continuous shooting. Canon’s official statement is that the continuous shooting life of more than 1000 pictures in the RAW+JPG format, when we actually tested the SanDisk high-speed CFexpress memory card, the continuous shooting life reached 10136 photos. The continuous shooting life of more than 10,000 frames should be described as “unlimited” continuous shooting, so that professional photographers can take more sports photos.
Sony A9 II can continuously shoot up to 361 JPEG photos or 239 compressed RAW photos. For photographers, EOS-1D X Mark III’s “unlimited” connection Only shooting can be used with confidence.
In addition, when using the RAW+HEIF format, the EOS-1D X Mark III supports a maximum continuous shooting number of approximately 350 frames. Here I want to talk about the HEIF format. HEIF is mainly used in Apple mobile phones. At present, almost no other camera products support this format. The advantage of the HEIF format is that it saves space compared to the RAW format, and at the same time provides a better post-processing tolerance than the JPG format, which is actually very important for many professional photographers.
02 The most obvious improvement in focusing system
Compared to the previous generation flagship camera, Canon EOS- 1D X Mark III’s focus system upgrade is very obvious. In the optical viewfinder mode, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III uses a 191-point focusing system, which has 155 cross-focusing points, making it the SLR camera with the most cross-focusing points. In the live view mode, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III supports Canon’s proud full-pixel dual-core AF focusing technology, supports 525 focus frames, 3869 focus points, and has a 90% and 100% focus coverage area.
Focal length: 182mm Aperture: f/5.0 ISO sensitivity: 1000
Exposure time: 1/2000 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Focal length: 200mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 640
Exposure time: 1/8000 Exposure compensation: -1EV White balance: Auto
The advantage of this focus system combination is that the focus coverage is very wide, and it is fast , Stability and accuracy. Especially in continuous shooting, this focus system can fully lock the moving objects, and shoot very solid and clear sports photos.
Sony A9 II has 693 focal plane phase detection AF points built-in, covering about 93% of the viewing area, and has 425 contrast AF points. In contrast, the focusing system of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is more practical for users.
Another point I have to mention is that EOS-1D X Mark III is very powerful in capturing and tracking characters, which is where Canon’s current advantage lies. This camera not only has accurate human eye recognition, but also has the detection of human faces and heads. Don’t underestimate this improvement. In many shooting scenes, the camera cannot capture the eyes of people every time, such as motorcycle races and fencing races. These occluded races require facial or head recognition to help professional photographers Stable follow focus shooting.
03 touch AF-ON button to improve handling performance
In daily use, Canon EOS- 1D X Mark III can also provide the current top-level handling performance, fully satisfying the demanding handling needs of professional photographers. In fact, the Canon 1D series itself has the advantage of top-level control, which is already familiar to everyone, and the EOS-1D X Mark III once again innovated on the basis of its touch AF-ON button. This is the first time in the industry.
Using this touch AF-ON button, you can quickly change the position of the focus point, and the speed of touch movement will also affect the speed of the focus point change. In many fast-response shooting environments, this function is excellent and can help professional photographers complete the focusing process more easily. At the same time, this touch AF-ON button is designed in two horizontal and vertical directions to meet the different needs of professional photographers.
Another point is the EOS-1D X Mark III body itself. It is made of a magnesium alloy material with high impact resistance, high reliability and good electromagnetic shielding effect, which is lightweight and robust. . The camera is waterproof and dustproof from the seams of the shell to the side seams of buttons and dials, which effectively prevents raindrops or dust from entering the camera.
In terms of battery life, EOS-1D X Mark III also has a significant upgrade. The current battery life is up to 2,850 shots, reaching the highest level in the industry, satisfying professional photographers for a whole day of demanding shooting demand.
04Video performance reaches professional level
is now in the highly developed video era. For professional photography Teachers will also touch on some professional video material shooting. The video performance of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has also been significantly upgraded. It can support 5.5K 12bit 60P RAW internal recording video and uncut 4K/60P video, which fully meets the video needs of professional photographers.
We can use Canon DPP software to process 5.5KRAW video, just like we adjust RAW format photos daily, such as post-grading or other processing. At the same time, CRM files can be opened for other processing through some famous video editing software.
When we experience 5.5KRAW video, we can see that the resolution brought by high resolution is very strong. This resolution is higher than the familiar 4K video without cropping, so the picture is more delicate, and we can also see clearer video details. However, I still want to remind everyone that when shooting videos with 5.5K RAW, the camera does not support auto focus and electronic image stabilization.
For the Sony A9 II with the highest video specification of 4K 30P, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III can more easily meet the recording needs of video teams, especially The recording capability of this 5.5K RAW video.
Focal length: 190mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO sensitivity: 320
Exposure time: 1/1000 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Auto
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III can be described as a fully upgraded flagship camera with excellent performance in all aspects, and Considerate and considerate for users. Compared with other flagship cameras, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is better in focusing system, continuous shooting performance, handling, image quality, video, battery life and protection. For professional users such as journalists, sports photographers, wildlife lovers, and enthusiasts, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is the really suitable shooting weapon.
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