Back in October, Canon officially announced that they are actively working on the third iteration of their flagship EOS 1DX DSLR. The company reported that the new full-frame camera will boast internal 4K 4:2:2 10-bit video recording up to 60fps along with RAW capabilities using dual CFexpress card slots.
The brand new Canon 1DX Mark III will also offer a C-Log profile to capture maximal dynamic range from the latest generation CMOS camera sensor and DIGIC processor that will deliver greater image quality at even higher ISOs along with the ability to capture stills in 10-bit using the HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) file format that produces wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to JPEG.
Interestingly enough, a low-res photo of the new camera has unexpectedly leaked on Canon Rumors just yesterday giving us a quick glimpse at the yet-to-be-released DSLR while being used in the wild.
Despite the poor quality of the image, we can clearly see the new silver-and-black look of the camera which arguably goes to show Canon’s intent to differentiate the 1D Series by adding another color option to the mix with the 1D X Mark III.
Of course, this might also be a picture of unpainted 1DX Mark III prototype, so any speculation in that regard should be taken with a grain of salt at this stage.
In addition to the photo, CR has also reported that the 1DX Mark III will be officially announced in February 2020, probably prior to CP+ 2020 with expected shipping in April next year. As a reminder, you can already pre-order the camera itself by using the affiliate link below at no additional cost to you.
[source: Canon Rumors]
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