The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III launched and priced in the Philippines

Just a couple of days ago, Canon Philippines has officially launched its newest flagship full-frame DSLR camera in the local market called the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. This is a direct follow up to its Mark II variant released in April 2016. In terms of design, almost nothing changed but functionality and feature-wise, this has a lot to offer to those who are in the hunt for the best camera in town that will cater to their ever changing and fast-paced photography and videography needs. It is the best in its category, so expect an equivalent asking price for that.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is the company's latest flagship camera targeted at serious professionals in the photography and filmmaking scenes especially in the sports and wildlife as well as photojournalism categories. Encased in a magnesium alloy material promising a tougher yet lighter build, the weather-sealed camera sports a 20.1MP shooter with 35mm full CMOS sensor powered by the latest DIGIC X image processor. With this new image processor, Canon promises that enthusiasts will enjoy improved resolution, color reproduction, and noise reduction on the Mark III. In live view, this beast is capable of shooting up to 20 frames per second (with AF/AE tracking) allowing its users to capture more than 1,000 photos in a single burst, a surefire no single action or moment is missed.

More on the brand new DIGIC X image processor, its increased ISO speed of up to 102,400 retains the quality of the images even in low-light situations. A dedicated DIGIC 8 processor supports the camera's AF management and control of 400,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. I'm not an expert in cameras but that's according to Canon and everything that I have heard and read about this camera so far sounds really interesting and impressive.

In terms of videography, thanks to Canon's proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the DSLR can now shoot uncropped 4K videos at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log support and up to 5K.5K 60p RAW video format that allows users to shoot in HDR. The camera comes with built-in Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi with FTP, supports 5GHz wireless LAN, and compatible with 2x2 MIMO when used wih WFT-E9. Using the HDMI 4K 60p output/Canon Log 10-bit output, the camera can also transmit 4K movie data to another device for display or external recording.

Further comparing the Mark III with its Mark II predecessor, the former uses the latest Canon AF sensor that allows the camera to offer increased pixel density for both vertical and horizontal directions by 28 times. This results in a significant increase of AF points from 61, in the Mark II, to 191 points. Talking more about the Mark III's camera sensor, it now offers speed that is 40x faster. All 191 AF points support exposure of up to f/8 over the entire AF area, with 65 cross-type AF points at f/18 which makes it great for use with extenders, especially for wildlife or sports photography shots.

For those who are interested, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be available at select authorized partners nationwide for a suggested retail price of Php399,998. Availability will begin sometime in March 2020.

There are a lot to talk about this DSLR camera, most especially how upgraded it is compared to its previous iterations. And thankfully, the camera has been officially introduced to the world since last month which means a lot of hands-on and reviews about this camera are now available online and on YouTube. So if you want to learn more about this new Canon-made product and to know if this will help you big time with your profession or hobby, there are tons of content to read and watch online as early as now.
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