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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Will Break Down In 8 Hours, If Used Continuously (but wait!)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review
The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Ok don’t get too scared. And bear with us for some math about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

The not-too-serious video below by Ryan Mense does some vey basic math.

The Canon EOS-1DX Mark III does 16 fps, and has a buffer for 1000 shots. That means the buffer can hold 62.5 seconds of shooting.

The EOS-1D X Mark III shutter mechanism is rated for 500,000 shots. According to the figures above, you can fill the buffer for 500 times before reaching max shutter time (500,000/1000 = 500).

Multiplying the 62.5 seconds of shooting the buffer can hold with the number of times you can fill the buffer (500) gets you 31,250 seconds: 62,5*500=31,250.

31,250 seconds are 520.83 minutes are 8 hours 40 minutes and 48 seconds.

That’s it! :-)

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III manual is online at Canon USA, and you can download it here.

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

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

The new groundbreaking workhorse EOS-1D X Mark 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

“When engineering and designing the new flagship camera, Canon’s top priority was collecting and implementing extensive user-feedback from a variety of professionals,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In the end, the outcome is at first glance a familiar tool, but in reality, so much more; a camera unlike anything the company has introduced before. Canon is eagerly waiting to see what timeless memories professional image makers capture with this new camera.”

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