Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor DxOMarked, Clearly Behind Competition

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Iii Sensor

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III sensor was tested in DxOMark’s lab, and figures suggest it’s performance is behind the competition.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has an overall score of 83. That’s less than the Nikon D850 (100) or the Sony a7R IV (99). Note that Nikon features a Sony-made sensor in the D850. To compare the 1DxIII with another sport oriented camera, the Sony a9 II, you can see the a9 II scores significantly better with 93. The EOS-1D X Mark III score is even behind the EOS-1D X Mark II (88).

We are firmly convinced that pure sensor performance figures do not describe a camera as a whole and are just one aspect of a camera. Never the less, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III having a sensor score that’s so much lower than the competition is something that at least Canon’s marketing department should be worried about.

DxOMark’s 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.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review – Real World Experiences With a $6500 Camera

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review, a real-world review of a $6,500 camera.

Coming from the folks at SLR Lounge, the 16 minutes video below is a very good real-world review of Canon’s flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark III.

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The new groundbreaking workhorse EOS-1D X III DLSR Camera features:

  • New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter
  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200i
  • New 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head, and face using Deep Learning Technology
  • New Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for fast control of the AF Point selection
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus in Live View covering 90%x100% of the image area at an EV of -6 ~ 18
  • The lightning-fast camera features the ability to shoot up to 16 frames-per-second in optical viewfinder shooting and up to 20 fps while in Live View shooting with mechanical or silent shutter
  • Maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) of 1000 images or more with dual CFexpress card slots
  • 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2
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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review (one quirky little lens)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review, a more budget-oriented lens option for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system.

Christopher Frost Photography posted a 12min video where he discusses the features and performance of the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM:

Is this the low(er) budget zoom lens for EOS R camera’s that we’ve been dreaming about – and how much will a surprisingly dark maximum aperture really bother you? Let me tell you now – this is one quirky little lens.

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Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
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Canon EOS C300 Mark III Hands-On And First Impression (video)

C300 Mark Iii Canon Firmware Updates

Here is a Canon EOS C300 Mark III hands-on video, by ProAV TV.

The Canon EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera (announcement) is scheduled to be available later in 2020 for an estimated retail price of $10,999. You can preorder the C300 II at B&H Photo and Adorama.

At a glance:

  • Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR
  • Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • EF Lens Mount, DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS Review (a good travel lens)

Canon RF 24-240mm F/4-6.3 IS Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS review.

Dustin Abbott reviewed the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS, an affordable and versatile all-in-one zoom lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. This seems to be the perfect travel lens for EOS R/RP owners.

From his conclusion:

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM is not going to set any records for performance, but that’s not what it was designed for.  It was designed for people who don’t like to change lenses all the time and want a lens for their new mirrorless camera that can do a little bit of everything.

[…] It is also for travelers who want to be able to shoot everything from landscapes to telephoto shots and not have to mess with lugging a bag full of lenses around all day.

[…] It is one of the few lenses on the RF mount to date that don’t completely break the bank, and it turns the EOS R/RP/future body into a flexible platform for capturing a wide variety of situations in either stills or video. It has a competent IS and AF system and good enough optics to deliver a lot of great pictures. Learn to use it well and you can mitigate its shortcomings. I have to admit that despite having a kit full of great lenses, a lens like the RF24-240mm appeals to me for the simple reality of its flexibility.

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Dustin Abbott’s review comes with a rich set of sample pictures, and as usual with the full review in video (below). Enjoy.

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Canon EOS RP Review – Pro and Cons For Wildlife Photography, And Some Useful Tips

Canon EOS RP Review

Here is a Canon EOS RP review for wildlife photographers.

Brent Hall discusses how the entry-level Canon EOS RP performs from the point of view of the wildlife photographer, and he tells how to overcome the EOS RP limitations.

In this […] video, I go over my thoughts on the Canon EOS RP for wildlife and birding photography. I talk about the pros and the cons, how I deal with the lack of features, and give you some tips on how to set it up and wildlife photography in general.

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Key features:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
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