Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Released, Enhances Eye AF & Improvements

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Iii Firmware

Here is a firmware release we missed. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware 1.2.0.

The firmware update delivers the following:

  1. Enhancements when using Browser Remote:
  • The image list displayed will be refreshed automatically on the browser.
  • On the shooting screen of the browser, you can set the movie resolution and a high frame rate.
  • On the shooting screen of the browser, you can change the movie shooting mode.
  • On the shooting screen of the browser, Live View will be displayed as soon as you select the movie shooting button.
  1. Enhances Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon that may occur during viewfinder shooting, in which the shutter may not be released or the camera may not operate in the following settings:
  • In One-Shot AF mode, when the AF Area Selection Mode is set as Zone AF, Large Zone AF or Automatic Selection AF.
  • In AI Servo AF, when direct AF point selection is made using the smart controller.
  • When the Register/Recall Shooting Function is assigned to the AE Lock button, in the Custom Controls.
  1. Connectivity during FTP transmission, has been improved.
  2. Improves Wi-Fi connectivity when using the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon, in which the card access time may take longer, when using certain CFexpress cards.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware 1.2.0 download at Canon UK.

The Ultimate Video Shootout, feat. Canon EOS R5 vs Sony A7S III vs EOS-1D X Mark III

Sony A7S III

How do the Canon EOS R5 and Sony a7S III and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III compare and hold up to each other when it comes to video?

That’s what Parker Walbeck discusses in the video shootout in his 25 minutes video below. Enjoy.

All Canon EOS R5 coverage is listed here, Sony a7S III stuff is listed here, and to learn more about the EOS-1D X Mark III see here.

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.

Read the review at DxOMark

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III coverage is listed here.

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.

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews are listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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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Test Shows Strong Rolling Shutter Artifacts On Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Compared To Sony a9 II

Sony A9 Ii

Guess the video below will not make happy a lot of Canon fans. It’s about rolling shutter artifacts on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and the lack of them on the Sony a9 II.

The video below, by liu yang, shows some rather bad rolling shutter artifacts at various settings on the EOS-1D X Mark III. No artifacts can be spotted on the Sony a9 II. Both are sports cameras, and that’s all I want to say.

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Canon Scores Six 2020 TIPA World Awards (EOS 90D, 1D X III, RF Lenses, G7 X III)

Canon Eos 90d Canon Aps-c Firmware Dynamic Range

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) announce the winners of the 2020 TIPA World Awards. Canon got six awards.

Press release:

TIPA Announces Winners of 2020 TIPA World Awards

Madrid, 14 April 2020

Madrid, Spain, 14 April 2020: The Technical Image Press Association has announced the winners of the 2020 TIPA World Awards. Along with exciting cameras and lenses that cover every category, from entry level to expert to professional, TIPA World Award winners in 40 categories represent the wide range of products and services that make up the imaging industry today, including inkjet papers, imaging software, storage media, accessories, lighting, monitors and more.

Said Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of TIPA, “Given the extraordinary circumstances the world and our industry face today, we felt that we should continue with our efforts in recognizing the best imaging products of 2020.

“We believe that now more than ever our support of the industry and the people who work so hard, be it in production, distribution, or marketing, deserve credit and our thanks and appreciation for their efforts to continue to develop new and exciting products and grow into the future. Of course, while the process of nomination and selection of award winners had to adapt to the circumstances, we maintained our usual rigorous standards in our considerations.”

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