Canon 1D X Mk3 info and rumours
Canon 1D X Mk3 information
Canon 1D X mkIII info – 1D X mark 2 replacement
Our collected Information and pre-release rumours about the new 1 series camera that follows the 1D X mk2
- The 1D X was announced in October 2011, but didn’t ship until July 2012.
- The 1D X 2 (1D mk6) was launched in February 2016.
- The Mk3 will ship in time for the 2020 Olympics (pretty good bet).
In October 2019 Canon made a ‘Development’ announcement with a few specs … I’ll update the page with any more info we’re sent or that I see on the web.
Mirrorless EOS 1 series?
Not for some time yet
See the EOS RX page
There is a regularly updated timeline for EOS cameras further down the page.
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The 1Dx Mk3 Info
28th Canon are keeping a pretty tight lid on 1D X 3 info, so expect dribs and drabs from real people testing (not so likely these days) and the odd vague rumour to keep interest alive ;-)
I’m minded to put the sensor based IS mentions of late into the later category. Yes, Canon will have sensor IS at some point, and they may have it reliable enough for a 1 series camera. If it was a definite feature, I think it might have been mentioned in the development/marketing/FUD announcement we’ve seen?
People likely to buy a 1D X mk3 were likely to do so anyway. They know it’s coming and that it will do the job they want it for – features will be what they are…
My last 1 series (1Ds mk3) still works great and get used every so often, but for my work I need ‘more MP’ rather more often than ‘more robustness/speed’.
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16th Coming -after- a product announcement/mention, the wireless certification details for the 1D X III are spotted at the Korean regulator.
Sadly, the excellent Nokishita blog has been deleted. This used to spot code numbers and registrations and was often one of the few sources of info that wasn’t guesswork. My thanks to whoever ran it over the years.
7th Guesstimates/hints arrive about the sensor resolution of the 1D X mk3 and seem to settling around the 24MP mark [CR]
Somewhere in the 24-25 range makes for easy implementation of a 3:2 oversampled 4k output without any crop.
Personally this seems a bit low, but I speak as someone who’s last 1 series camera was the 1Ds 3 and couldn’t tell you the video specs of any of my newer Canon cameras.
What is pretty likely (mentioned as ‘early 2020’ in Canon’s financials) is that a new ‘Flagship’ 1D will appear in January.
30th With the announcement, it confirms a few hints about the camera that have surfaced recently [CR]
- The battery life is nothing short of amazing, much better than the 1DX Mark II.
- The silent shutter mode in liveview is absolutely silent.
- The eye AF works incredibly well (via liveview we are assuming)
- The AF-ON trackpad is so innovative, works fast and it very precise. In the source’s words, “it’s a real revolution. Nobody will be using the old joystick”
24th Canon does indeed do a ‘development announcement’: See the 1D X Mark III announcement news post for more.
This page will continue have all our ongoing 1D X mk3 coverage.
The key spec related aspects of the announcement
- 10bit HEIF image option
- New Digic processor (this is NOT the first one series camera to debut a processor type BTW)
- Higher res AF points in the centre
- 16 fps through the viewfinder 20 fps with liveview
- Dual CFexpress card slots
- 10-bit 4:2:2 and internal RAW at 4k/60p
- Backlit buttons
- Longer battery life (same battery as mk2)
Here’s a looking at one in a box video from Park Camera – where I usually buy my UK Canon gear.
23rd The 1D X mk3 is seen by [CR] – no pics or details at the moment, but (as expected) the fundamental look/ergonomics of the camera are similar.
It looks like the same LP-E19 battery for the 1D X mk3 as the mk2
New licensing info [Nok on Twtr] shows that the 1D X 3 will have the model number DS126771
Still no solid details of spec…, although there is a suggestion [CR] that there may be an impending ‘development’ announcement for the camera. Whilst we may see some significant advances, 1 series cameras are very strongly ‘evolution’ driven, given their main ‘pro’ market, so don’t expect too many new whistles and bells.
I’d note that ‘Development announcements’ are entirely marketing led – usually to maintain ‘brand interest’ or divert attention from something (someone) else. If we do see such a thing – ask yourself what it’s hiding ;-)
27th An update to Canon model number info [Nok] shows a device with multiple designations (could it be the1D X mk3?) and lenes.
- DS586191 (DS586192 / DS586193 / DS586194)
Wireless file transmitter
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a / b / g / n / ac) compatible
- interchangeable lens
SKU: 3450C005AA, 3792C005AA
However… The 1D X mk3 is the only camera due, but it’s been pointed out that the multiple 6 digit codes don’t match up with previous DSLR//R camera ones (which start DS12xxxx), and it’s unlikely that the 1D X mk3 will come in kit options or multiple colours. Some other device, or a camera? It is likely the external WiFi device for the 1D X mk3
17th After Nikon’s D6 ‘announcement’ it seemed likely that a bit of 1D X mk3 info might appear – yes, it will almost certainly be here in time for next year’s Tokyo Olympics but would we see some form of ‘development’ or marketing announcement, as we know them?
Some comments [CR] suggest all the usual rumour crowd pleasers:
- 6K video without a crop.
- Dual CFExpress cards are in the prototype models and will likely make it to the production version.
- There will be a “significant jump in resolution for an EOS-1 series camera”.
- New DIGIC processor.
- IBIS is in prototype cameras
Digic 9 could well make an initial appearance and give the needed boost for pro-level mirrorless, also in 2020.
I note that Digic 2, 3 and 5 all seem to have made their first appearances in 1 series cameras (this is just from a quick look at the timeline, which references announcement dates)
13th Whilst nothing changes the general expectation of a late 2019/early 2020 announcement, a recent Canon patent application (main rumour page) showing an in-body IS [IBIS] system in a DSLR camera has fuelled speculation that it could appear in a remaining DSLR launch, before appearing in an EOS R body.
Several IS related patent applications have been seen of late. They show many of the image capture problems that you might not first think of as issues, such as sensor movement during the sweep of a shutter, the loss of accuracy for lens distortion correction, and the defocus effects of a slight tilt to the sensor.
As an aside, and as a former 1 Series user, I was interested in using the Panasonic S1R recently for a detailed review. It’s a hefty camera with the feel of a 1 series, albeit without built-in gip. Using it, along with my experiences from my EOS RP review have made me a lot more comfortable about the prospect of using a ‘Pro-Level’ mirrorless camera from Canon. I still don’t think we’ll see a true mirrorless 1 series equivalent until 2022, but 5D mkV build and performance could still be a 2020 arrival.
21st Fitting in with an expected announcement late this year or early next, is a report of 1D X mk3 testing [CR]
As you might expect, no-one involved is saying a thing about what it’s like, and a year away from any announcement there are likely quite a few variants out for testing. That and they are likely to marked as 1D X mk2 so unlikely to be noticed…
15th I’m not expecting a 1series level of EOS R for some time yet, but I’ve added an EOS RX rumour page for when it does come.
6th There were two Canon camera models left in the latest ID codes found with radio certification data. One is the upcoming EOS RP, which looks like a small 26MP full frame mirrorless [Mirrorless page], that’s not much bigger than my 100D. Both it and the other model are said to be using the small LP-E17 battery, so definitely not 1 series (or 80D/7D2 updates).
Absolutely no signs of the next 1 series yet, I suspect we’ll have to wait until the Autumn
20th The 1D x mk3 gets a mention [CR] as a (late) 2019 product – we’re a long way off from any announcement so, as expected, there is no real information/specs.
For the timescale of a potential Mk3 introduction, mirrorless is unlikely to reach the performance demands of 1D X style camera users.
Last DSLR left standing? Much as the film EOS-1 series continued a long time, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the 1D X3 (or even mk4) continue many years as Canon’s last production DSLR.
20th An interesting interview [DPR] from Canon at the recent CP+ show seems to have fired up mirrorless rumours, but it pretty much confirms a new ‘flagship’ camera in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. That’s still likely to be a 1D X mk3 IMHO.
We may well see a high end mirrorless then, maybe even with a new FF mount, but the top end DSLR has a way to go
“We still believe there’s work to be done before we can achieve the level of satisfaction that our users are looking for before they could confidently move from DSLR to mirrorless”
25th The timeline is updated and I still don’t expect to see anything 1D X mk3 related until late 2019 or early 2020, in time for the next summer Olympics. By 2020 we should be well into Canon’s move to mirrorless, but I’m feeling there is at least one more top end DSLR in the company.
2nd The 1D X mk2 is official, so this page steps up…
So, what will we see in a 1D X mark 3?
Given the nature of its market I reckon it will still be in an obvious 1 series body.
The safe money goes on another modest increase in speed, improved AF performance and bump in megapixels.
Maybe they’ll even dispense with the need for an external WiFi unit
For video, good 4k would seem obvious, but going to 8k needs a somewhat higher MP count.
It’s far enough ahead that we may see much more of a change in basic sensor type – the 1DX2 has dual pixel AF and on-chip A/D conversion.
The amount of non-bayer (‘foveon type’) sensor patents has seen a jump recently and I’d not be surprised to see Canon or (more likely) Sony dip their toes into this area in 2016/17 – will it be the next big thing, as regularly predicted on forums since Foveon’s first appearance?
I’m definitely not seeing a place for an EVF in Canon’s next flagship camera, even if by 2020 it has appeared lower down the EOS line.
Will we see a return of a 1 series ‘s’ model? I’d suspect less likely now that the 5Ds/R has taken a lot of the high megapixel market.
Canon hinted that a very high MP camera was on its way with a 120MP APS-H (~200MP FF) example at their expo last autumn (2015) More likely for a 2018 5Ds mk2 (almost certainly an ‘R’ version only)
1st 1D X mk3? A camera for 2019/20
Full specs for the 1D X mk2 appear – all info on the 1Dx 2 page
29th The 1D X mk2 leaks seem to have been started for the weekend…
More detailed specs emerging:
- 20.2MP CMOS Sensor
- Dynamic range improvement
- Dual pixel CMOS AF
- Dual DIGIC6 + processor
- ISO100-51200 (extended with 409600)
- Continuous shooting 14 frames / sec.
- Live View mode at 16 frames / sec – high-speed continuous shooting new mirror drive system to allow the (at 16 frames / sec.)
- Continuous shooting possible number is 170 frames in RAW -. In JPEG Unlimited
- 61-point AF system, which range is expanded. 41-point cross-type
- AF is -3EV correspondence
- With lighting AF point red
- AI AF accuracy and motion tracking was improved Servo AF III + – 360000 dot metering sensor.
- EOS iSA. EOS itr
- Viewfinder magnification 0.76 times. 100% field of view
- 4K 60fps.
- Full HD 120fps.
- 4K video can be recorded with the internal CFast2.0 Media
- Movie Servo AF
- LCD monitor 3.2 inches, 1.62 million dot. Touch panel.
- Camera digital lens Optimizer (DLO).
- Lens aberration correction.
- Diffraction correction
- CFast2.0 and compact flash of dual card slot
- GPS built-in – 2-axis electronic level
- USB3.0 terminal, HDMI terminal
- W-FI option (WFT-E8A)
- Size of 158mm x 167.6mm x 82.6 mm
27th An announcement is looking very likely for the 1st/2nd of Feb (next week)
A slew of US patents might hint at some of the new technologies in the 1D X mk2 – see main Canon rumour page
22nd A forum suggestion of expanded AF capabilities [FM]
“…feature of the 1DX Mk2 is its AF and tracking capabilities over the 1DX. Not only is the AF faster, when using a 2X TC on a 500/600mm f4 lens, the new camera will allow all focusing points to be active even when the effective aperture is f8. On the 1DX, only the centre AF point and 4 surrounding points (with AF area expansion) are effective. I understand there will also be a multi-frame silent shooting mode instead of the single shooting silent mode on the 1DX.”
We’re likely close enough to an announcement that such details are a bit more worthy of attention.
17th Canon events are planned for the start of February, so it’s looking like 1D X mk2 time
16th Two slots for the 1Dx 2 – 1 CF and 1 Cfast? [CR]
13th 1D X 2 to feature a 4k burst mode? [CR]
Still no solid info, so expect more snippets like these for a while
11th Latest ‘info’ for the 1D X mk2 suggests that Canon will claim 15 stops of DR [CR]
Still no signs of detailed info I’m afraid.
8th 22MP for the mk2 is suggested [CR]
7th With the Nikon D5 announced, it would seem that a 1D X mk2 announcement shouldn’t be more than a month or two away (the CP+ show is next month) [CR]
17th A few 1Dx2 suggestions – no solid details yet [CR]
One idea is that the 1D X mk2 will replace both the 1D X and 1D C.
I don’t know how good 1D C sales have been and whether the likes of the C300/500 meant that a dedicated video 1 series body just doesn’t fit any more?
Max video frame rate: 4K @ 60fps, 120fps @ 1080p
Touch setting for AF point selection
New sensor technology
A “learning mode” for AI Servo
New AF system
GPS built-in (no mention of Wifi)
New LCD screen type/technology
11th No details, but a January announcement for ‘a significant Canon DSLR’ is suggested [CR]
…it is an Olympics year after all, so a new 1Dx is quite reasonable.
24th More possible specs appear – are we getting closer to an actual leak ;-) [CR]
24mp full frame Canon sensor
80+ AF Points
New processor technology
14+ stops of dynamic range
4K video (max frame rate unknown)
Slightly larger LCD
6th More and a wider spread of AF points suggested [CR]
3rd Some more 1Dx2 mentions [CR] maybe faster cards (CFast) and Digic 7.
January is looking good for an announcement, but given how many times we’ve seen predictions, lets wait for some ‘real’ leaks ;-)
As ever just have a look at the camera timeline below for one of the best long term guides to what to expect …
21st No real info, but the 1Dx2 is expected to be shipping by April [CR]
12th Some specs (20MP) appear [CR] although it’s probably too far from an announcement as yet for much accuracy
7th A suggestion that the 1D X mk2 will have 4k video, but won’t be a video oriented DSLR [CR] It’s said that there won’t be 4k in any other DSLR launched next year
If so with the 5D4 then I expect a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth ;-)
24th No specifications, but there are reports of pre-production versions of the 1DX 2 out for testing and promotional use [CR]
8th A suggestion [CR] that the 1D X 2 will manage 14 fps with a 24MP sensor.
Rumours are quiet again, so I’m thinking the 14th (next Friday) is looking less likely…
5th Another mention of the 1D X replacement [DPR] and putting an announcement (along with the 5D 3 replacement) around the US Photoplus show in October.
Nothing else backs this up at the moment, so keep the usual big pinch of salt ready.
2nd A drop in price of the 1D X to $4600 [Adorama] – look out for more widespread price drops, that sometimes trail an update?
It’s now August and there are no solid signs of any product launch yet…
28th 24MP and at least 12fps? More 1Dx2 noises [CR]
12th If we’re to see a 1D X mk2 soon, the there should (hopefully ;-) be a few more leaks. There are suggestions [CR] that the new camera will have many more AF points (cross type) and that changes in viewfinder capabilities will be needed for it.
7th More 1Dx 2 snippets – 25MP Canon sensor [CR]
Time to review the timeline – note that Digic 6 is hardly widespresd, and Canon doesn’t tend to skip versions (note the dual Digic6 in the 5Ds – probably enough to work for the 1D mark 6 (as IMHO, you might reasonably call any 1DX2)
2nd 1Dx 2 snippets – Digic 7 and extended DR [CR]
27th Suggestions that the 1D X mk2 is out for testing will have a few more MP, improved viewfinder/display/AF, lighter battery, but no details [CR]
The only dates we’ve heard for this are late 2015/early 2016
(i.e. no idea really ;-)
13th The actual appearance of a 1D X mk2 is pushed into 2016 [CR] even if it gets an announcement this year.
5th With the 50MP 5Ds announced tomorrow, some Nikon D5 rumours appear, suggesting a 20MP camera later this year. This makes a 1Dx 2 just that bit more likely in September
… let’s just hope it ships a bit faster this time?
4th The 1D X mk2 is suggested as getting a high MP sensor, although apart from both Sony and Canon saying in interviews that there will be such a sensor appearing some time, there is as yet very little actual evidence for where Canon will put one.
See main rumours page for more.
6th A 5D4 and ‘another Canon Pro DSLR’ for the start of February are mentioned in a dealer sourced rumour(see the 5D4 page for details)
28th If there is to be a ‘High MP’ camera in the near future, then it’s probably not the 1D X mark 2 [CR]
That’s reassuring to me if it means the ‘high MP’ talk is about the return of the ‘Ds’ or even that old favourite, the 3d ;-)
21st Both the 5D mk4 and 1D X mk2 are to be announced January/February of next year, we’re told (thanks).
The 1D X mk2 will be announced first (potentially late this year), but will ship later.
Both will incorporate significant advances in sensor design, which mean that there will be no high MP ‘3D’ class body this year.
The info suggested that this was what was being tested in the studios we heard about last month, and that elements of it woud appear in the upcoming 7D mk2, but that the real advance would be seen next year.
Thanks too for the aside, that I would finally see a camera that would make me ‘rush’ to replace my 1Ds mk3 – I’ll believe it when I see it, but Northlight’s next year financials does include provision for quite a bit of new glass and equipment, that I didn’t see a need for, this year ;-)
27th We’re told (thanks) that someone from Canon recently visited several studios in NYC with a ‘test’ 1D X body for some well supervised tests. Images had to be processed on a particular laptop that came along with the camera/minder and no images were allowed to be retained.
The camera produced files of similar dimensions to a 5D3, but exhibited -much- better colour rendition and detail, with no moire. The only other real info was that the camera was for later this year or early 2015.
Is this some new sensor design from Canon? I asked for more details, but it seems that the whole test process was very secretive. If anyone else has heard of similar tests …?
22nd In the UK Canon are trying to up 1D X sales with a £400 trade in offer (details on main rumours page)
30th The ‘4 full frame’ cameras info mentioned the other day (main rumours page) generated a lot of feedback[thanks].
From one of our long standing sources came the (not unreasonable) response that it was all ‘too good to be true’ and that the current ‘unified’ 1 series will continue, with a new model announced later on next year with a split pixel sensor and ‘modest’ bump in pixel count (it would share a slight change in body shape with a 1D C update). No big MP camera, and no move into MF. The 1/1C/5/6 line was it for a while.
Given that this is the one person who consistently told me to expect a 1D/1Ds merger, from 2010, should I perhaps take a bit more notice this time?
Of the two sets of info, I -prefer- to think that we -will- see a big MP camera, but my preferences count for very little, and I realise that very few people actually know, and they are not speaking ;-)
24th New firmware (January 2014) is pre-announced for the 1D X [details on the 1D X page]
Improvements best summed up as covering improved AF functionality and an extension of auto ISO, they are firmly aimed at users who would have previously used a 1Dmk 4
It certainly suggests that there will be no mk2 announcement in the near future, although if Canon want to repeat the long lingering delays between announcement and shipping of the 1D X then we might first hear in 2014 for a 2015 ship date ;-)
15th We’re told not to expect any new full frame cameras until 2014
22nd still rumours pointing to a ‘high MP camera’ next year, but the follow on to the 1D X is several years away.
20th Given the 1D X still isn’t shipping, there’s not much here yet.
19th We’re told (thanks) that a much higher resolution camera was being tested this year, but events in Japan, the upcoming Olympics and Nikon D4 mean that any studio version of the 1D X is ‘some time away’.
This would tie in with comments we had earlier this year suggesting that Canon still saw the benefits of having two versions of their top camera. Whatever happens, I’d expect the 1D X to last at least 2-3 years.
18th The 1Dx is announced, so in true rumours tradition, we have a mark 2 page.
Will the 1Dx line be split to cater for those wanting more than 18MP (1D Xs)
Meanwhile, a 1D X mk2 thread on DPR
I’ve updated the Canon DSLR timeline below.
14th In what I’m genuinely surprised to see, it seems quite likely [CR] that the 1D and 1Ds lines are being amalgamated into a single camera…
-1D/1Ds follow on (no name yet)
-Full Frame 18MP, 12 fps, 61 AF Points
-New Battery, Available – March, Price unknown.
11th A lot more ‘One series’ rumours appearing
A ‘full frame’ 16-20MP 1D5 is suggested at CR, but what about the largely discontinued 1Ds3?
6th An 18MP full frame 14fps 1D5 is suggested for release on the 18th [via 1k1]
17th Another specs lists appears at CR
Another one that puts APS-C crop pixels at 1/1.6 the FF value – doh!
8th Lots more somewhat variable specs lists appearing at CR.
I note that the creator of these particular specs hadn’t realised that pixel numbers for FF are around 2.6 times APS-C numbers for the same sensor design.
6th Some very detailed specs are published at CR.
It suggests that the 1D and 1Ds lines will be merged into a 1D Mark V.
The 1Ds line will be superceded by a more studio oriented camera with a new designation (When?)
Highlight specs: 32.2MP, Full frame (35mm), ISO to 102k, 9.1 FPS, Digic V (just the one…)
So, I wonder… How do you announce this and ‘sell’ it to current 1Ds3 or 1D4 users?
Nope, another wish list IMHO.
12th Another 1Dv/merger thread [CR]
Mid September release?
1st ‘End of APS-H’ 1Ds/1D merger stuff [CR]
2nd At CR there are suggestions that the 1D/1Ds merger may be ‘sooner than expected’.
We’ve had no serious ‘unification’ rumours for several years, and indeed several suggesting that the differing needs of typical 1D and 1Ds series users meant that the two model approach was likely to continue for some time yet.
7th FF 1D mkV @28MP by the Autumn… [DPR]
12th Ever since the 1D Mk2n there are, a year or two into its life, suggestions of an ‘n’ variant of a camera.
This time a suggestion [CR] is that a ‘video free’ version would be produced to alleviate some problems with sports photographers and video rights at events.
Just how real this problem is with some of Canon’s big customers and whether it would ever be worth producing a ‘non-video’ version is unclear…
16th There is a suggestion [CR] that a full frame 1D5 could appear next year. That would make the 1D4 rather short lived, although I’ve seen it suggested that the 1D4 was moved forward from an early 2010 release after the ‘focus issues’ with the 1D3.
Replacements for the 1D4, 1Ds3 and 5D2 next year would also make for a lot of announcements – perhaps enough to take some of the light of publicity off a Nikon D4?
11th The 1D4 is now well over a year old and there is still no sign of a 1Ds4. Whilst we’ve had several comments suggesting that the tight 1D/1Ds model coupling is to be broken with new models, there are no solid rumours yet.
3rd No sign of 1Ds4 yet, so a 36 month cycle – as before?
22nd Some suggest the 1Ds4 is due tomorrow – putting the 1 series on a 30 month update, so Feb 2012 for the FF 21MP 1D5?
21st There is a lot in the 1D4, with 16Mp, video and a new AF system, but some are already saying ‘is that it?’… [DPR]
Not a view I share personally…
20th It’s a 1D4, so time to return this page to obscurity for a few years? ;-)
19th Until we know the name of any new model – I’ll put updates on the 1D4 page
18th A report from the US (thanks) about a large dealer asking if someone wanted to be put on the 1DV waiting list.
How do you explain (excluding reasons of superstition) missing out 1D mark IV ? – Video. The camera will have to contain the best video performance in an EOS camera.
We know that Canon was genuinely surprised at just how well the 5D2 video features were taken up and has (so we were told) had several big re-arrangements of staff and organisational structures.
I’m personally waiting for the next 1Ds, but have long expected extremely good video in the updates to the 1 series. We’ve had comments (no details I’m afraid) about an expanded range of special video oriented accessories to be added to the 1D range – not long to wait and see :-)
Check the 1D Mk4 rumours page for our full rumour history for this camera.
11th Lots of people suggesting that there will be a Mark IV announced at the end of this month.
Quite a few still suggesting that the numbers will jump from four to five, however this assumes a reticence to use the number ‘4’ due to it’s ‘unlucky’ nature in some far eastern cultures.
Official Canon info tends to use terms like Mark III – Roman numerals, so a 1Dmk4 is not what you’ll see from Canon, but a 1D Mark IV might well be.
20th We’re told from one of our sources to expect a 1D MkV – possibly skipping v4 to indicate a big jump
Yesterday a new comment we’ve received, said that the 1D4 will be 12fps/16MP and 1.3 crop, with better video than the 5D2.
|Continuous High (JPEG)||LCD monitor|
|EOS-1D||Sep 2001||4.2 mp||1.3x crop||8.0 fps, 21 frames||2.0″|
|EOS-1Ds||Sep 2002||11.1 mp||Full frame||3.0 fps, 10 frames||2.0″|
|EOS-1D Mark II||Jan 2004||8.2 mp||1.3x crop||8.3 fps, 40 frames||2.0″|
|EOS-1Ds Mark II||Sep 2004||16.7 mp||Full frame||4.0 fps, 32 images||2.0″|
|EOS-1D Mark II N||Aug 2005||8.2 mp||1.3x crop||8.3 fps, 48 images||2.5″|
|EOS-1D Mark III||Feb 2007||10.1 mp||1.3x crop||10.0 fps, 110 images||3.0″ (Live view)|
|EOS-1Ds Mark III||Aug 2007||21.1 mp||Full frame||5.0 fps, 56 images||3.0″ (Live view)|
We actually have a page dating from the last update, which details the 1D2 to 1D2N differences.
|Type||Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera|
|Recording Media||CF Card (Type I; compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards) and CFast™ Card (CFast 2.0™ supported)|
|Image Format||Approx. 36mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)|
|Compatible Lenses||Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses)|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF Mount|
|Type||High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate full-frame CMOS sensor|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 20.2 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 21.5 megapixels|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)|
|Color Filter System||RGB primary color filters|
|Low Pass Filter||Fixed position in front of the image sensor|
|Dust Deletion Feature||
|Recording Format||Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3|
|Image Format||Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG Video: MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: AAC)
* Variable (averaged) bit rate
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
|File Numbering||The following three types of file numbers can be set:
|RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording||One of three types of RAW images and one of four types of JPEG images can be recorded together.|
|Color Space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Picture Style||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1–3*
* [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1–3]
|Settings||Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy*1, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom (Custom WB) 1–5*2, Color Temperature, PC-1–5*3 (Personal WB) *1 Also effective in twilight and sunset.
*2 [Select image on card], [Record and register WB] and [Edit WB name] can be used.
*3 Up to five white balance data settings set with EOS Utility.
|Auto White Balance||Option between ambience priority and white priority settings|
|Color Temperature Compensation||Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels Corrected in reference to the current WB mode’s color temperature.
|Color Temperature Information Transmission||Provided|
|Coverage||Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.1° angle of view|
|Eye Point||Approx. 20mm (at -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)|
|Dioptric Adjustment Correction||–3.0 to +1.0 m–1 (diopter)|
|Focusing Screen||Ec-C6 provided, can be changed to Ec-A, B or L|
|Mirror||Quick-return half mirror|
* Asterisked items can be displayed or not with [Show/hide in viewfinder].
|Depth Of Field Preview||Provided|
|Type||TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor|
|AF Points (Optical AF)||Max. 61 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 41 points)|
|61-point High Density Reticular AF II
(AF Points and AF Patterns)
|Number of AF Points (Max.)|
|Dual Cross-type AF Points at f/2.8 and f/5.6||5|
|Cross-type AF Points at f/4.0+f/5.6||20|
|Cross-type AF Points at f/5.6||21|
|Horizontal-line Sensitive AF Points at f/5.6||20|
|Focusing at f/8||61
(Cross-type AF Point: 21)
|The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.|
|AF Point Selection||
|AF Function Registration/Switching||Customizable with Custom Controls|
|Selected AF Point Display||Superimposed display|
|Active AF Point Indicator||
|AF Assist Beam||When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the following options are available:
|Metering Modes||216-zone (18 x 12) metering with approx. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. The following metering modes selectable:
|Metering Range||EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)|
|Exposure Control Systems||
|ISO Speed Range||Manual setting|
|Normal ISO Speeds||ISO 100–51200 (in 1/3-stop increments)|
|Expanded ISO Speeds (Equivalent)||L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800, H3: 409600|
|For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200–51200.
ISO speed safety shift possible with a Custom Function.
All the expanded ISO speeds, even for movies, are only “equivalent speeds.” Auto setting
|Shooting Mode||ISO Settings|
|No Flash||With Flash|
|P, Tv, Av, M||ISO 100–51200*1||ISO 400 fixed*1, *2, *3|
|During Bulb shooting||ISO 400 fixed*1|
|*1 It depends on [Minimum] and [Maximum] of [Auto range].
*2 If overexposure will result with fill flash, the minimum ISO speed will be set to ISO 100 (except in the M and bulb modes).
*3 In the P mode, using bounce flash with an external Speedlite will have the ISO speed set automatically within ISO 400–1600 to suit the brightness.
|Exposure Compensation||Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
|Type||Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled|
|Shutter Speeds||1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
X-sync at 1/250 sec.
• Shutter speed’s control range can be set.
|Shutter Release||Soft-touch electromagnetic release|
|Self Timer||10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay|
|EOS Dedicated Speedlite||E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites|
|Zooming to Match Focal Length||Provided|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments|
|External Flash Settings||
* No polarity.
* Sync speed: Since the flash duration of studio flash units vary, set a sync speed within 1/125 sec. to 1/30 sec. and check if the flash sync works.
* Both the accessory shoe (X-sync contact with maximum sync speed of 1/250 sec.) and the PC terminal can be used simultaneously for simultaneous flash firing.
|Continuous Shooting Speed*||
* Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings.
|Maximum Burst||The maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows:|
|Image Recording Quality||CF Card||CFast™ Card|
|With “Full”, continuous shooting is possible until the card becomes full.|
Live View Functions
|Shooting Modes||Still photo and video recording|
AE lock possible. The active metering timer can be changed.
|Metering Range||EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)|
|Exposure Simulation||Same as with viewfinder shooting|
|File Format||MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
Internal monaural microphone
External stereo microphone jack available
|Recording Sizes||4096 x 2160 (4K)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
|Frame Rates||[4096 x 2160]: 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97 fps/ 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps
[1920 x 1080]: 119.9fps / 100.0fps / 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97fps / 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps
* Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually (not possible during movie shooting).
|Shooting Mode||Exposure Control||Shutter Speed (sec.)||Aperture|
|Auto Setting||Manual Setting||Auto Setting||Manual Setting|
|P, bulb||Program AE for movie shooting||Yes||Yes|
|Tv||Movie shutter-priority AE||Yes||Yes|
|Av||Movie aperture-priority AE||Yes||Yes|
|M||Movie manual exposure||Yes||Yes|
|Exposure Compensation||Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
* If AE Microadjustment is performed, the settable exposure compensation amount will decrease by the amount of the AE Microadjustment. For example, if you set the AE Microadjustment to +1 stop, the exposure compensation amount will be limited to a maximum +2 stops on the positive side.
|Continuous Shooting Time|
|Movie-recording Size||Total Recording Time (Approx.)||Movie Bit Rate /
File Size (Approx.)
(4096 x 2160)
|59.94 fps, 50.00 fps||Motion JPEG||39 sec.||2 min.||10 min.||800 Mbps
|29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fps||Motion JPEG||1 min.||4 min.||17 min.||500 Mbps
(1920 x 1080)
|119.9 fps, 100.0 fps||ALL-I||1 min.||5 min.||23 min.||360 Mbps
|59.94 fps, 50.00 fps||ALL-I||2 min.||11 min.||47 min.||180 Mbps
|IPB||8 min.||34 min.||2 hr. 18 min.||60 Mbps
|29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fps||ALL-I||5 min.||23 min.||1 hr. 33 min.||90 Mbps
|IPB||16 min.||1 hr. 7 min.||4 hr. 30 min.||30 Mbps
|Movie-recording Size||Total Recording Time (Approx.)||Movie Bit Rate /
File Size (Approx.)
(1920 x 1080)
|59.94 fps, 50.00 fps||IPB||8 min.||35 min.||2 hr. 21 min.||60 Mbps
|29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fps||IPB||17 min.||1 hr. 10 min.||4 hr. 41 min.||30 Mbps
|29.97 fps, 25.00 fps||IPB (Light)||43 min.||2 hr. 53 min.||11 hr. 35 min.||12 Mbps
|Type||TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Pixels||Approx. 1.62 million dots|
|Coverage||Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Viewing angle: Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
|Brightness Control||7 levels provided|
|Interface Languages||25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)|
|Single Image Display||
|Highlight Alert||On the single-image display, highlight areas without any image information will blink.|
Image Protection and Erase
|Protection||Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card.|
|Erase||Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images.|
|Compatible Printers||N/A (Direct printing not possible)|
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
|DPOF||Version 1.1 compatible|
Direct Image Transfer
|Compatible Images||JPEG images, RAW images and movies
RAW+JPEG images can be transferred JPEG only, RAW only or RAW+JPEG. If JPEG or RAW images are appended with a voice memo, the voice memo file will also be transferred.
|Custom Functions||Total 34|
|Camera User Settings||Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial.
Automatic updating of the registered settings can be set to Enable or Diable.
|My Menu Registration||Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.
Up to five My Menu tabs can be added.
|USB Terminal||SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
|Video Out Terminal||AV/OUT terminal not provided.
HDMI mini OUT terminal is Type C (Resolution switches automatically) / CEC compatible.
- The correct video format of [NTSC] or [PAL], matching the connected TV, must be set or the video image will not appear.
Extension System TerminalFor connection to WFT-E8A and WFT-E6A
Battery Pack LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4) x1
- With the AC Adapter + DC Coupler, AC power of possible.
Number of ShotsApprox. (Based on CIPA testing standards)Shooting Method BatteryTemperaturePossible ShotsViewfinder shootingBattery Pack LP-E19At 73°F/23°C1210At 32°F/0°C1020Live View shootingAt 73°F/23°C260At 32°F/0°C240Battery CheckAutomatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON.Power SavingPower turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.Date/Time BatteryBuilt-in secondary battery
When fully charged, the date/time can be maintained for approx. one month.
- Recharge time: approx. 8 hr.
- To become capable to maintain the right date/time for one month after main battery power exhaustion.
Start-up TimeApprox. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
* Excluding the recognition time for genuineness (genuine Canon battery) at the installation of the battery.
* Start-up time becomes longer with a battery being used for the first time with the very camera.
Dimensions and Weight
(W x H x D)Approx. 6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25 in. / 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mmWeightApprox. 53.97 oz. / 1530g (Based on CIPA guidelines)
Approx. 47.27 oz. / 1340g (Body only, without battery, cards, body cap or eyecup)
Working Temperature Range32–113°F/0–45°CWorking Humidity Range85% or less
|Canon EOS-1Dx||Nikon D4|
(availability: July 2012)
(availability: February 2012)
|Lens Mount||Canon EF mount||Nikon F bayonet mount|
|Effective Pixels||18.1 million||16.2 million|
|Sensor Size||36 mm x 24mm||36.0 x 23.9mm|
|Image Sensor Format||full frame||FX|
|File Format Still Images||JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
User Defined 1-3
|Storage Media||Compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards||CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
XQD Type Memory
|Card Slot||Dual CF Cards (Type I or II)||1 CompactFlash (CF) card and 1 XQD memory type card|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%||FX (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30×24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical Approx.
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.76x||0.70x Approx.|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec.||1/8000 sec.|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec.||30 sec.|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution||Super High-speed: 14 shots/sec.
High-speed: 12 shots/sec.
Low-speed: 3 shots/sec.
|10 frames per second
11 frames per second (AE/AF Locked)
|Exposure Compensation||±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments||±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100-51200
Extension settable: ISO 50; 102,400 and 204,800
|ISO 100 – 12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-4 (ISO 204,800)
|Dynamic AF Mode||One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8
10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6. (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)
|Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)|
|Focus Modes||Single-point AF (Manual selection)
Auto selection 61-point AF
Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
|Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||61||51|
|Built-in Flash||No way!||No!|
|Flash Compensation||±3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV|
White Fluorescent Light
Color Temperature setting
|Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
|Movie||1920 x 1080: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps / 50 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps / 25 fps
|HD 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
HD 1920 x 1080 / 24 fps
HD 1280 x 720 / 30 fps
HD 1280 x 720 / 60 fps
|Monitor Size||3.2-inches||3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||Approx. 1.04 million dots||921,000 Dots|
|Monitor Type||TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor||Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||TBA||2,600 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)|
|Approx. Dimensions||6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.
(158 x 163.6 x 82.7 mm)
|Width 6.3 in. (160mm)
Height 6.2 in. (156.5mm)
Depth 3.6 in. (90.5mm)
|Approx. Weight||TBA||41.6 oz. (1180g) camera body only|
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
|Sensor||16.1 million total pixels
27.9 x 18.6mm
|10.7 million total pixels
27.9 x 18.6mm
|Image processor||Dual DIGIC IV||Dual DIGIC III|
|Image sizes||4896 x 3264
4320 x 2880
3552 x 2368
2448 x 1632
|3888 x 2592
3456 x 2304
2816 x 1880
1936 x 1288
|RAW files||CR2 format, 14-bit
RAW full resolution
mRAW (9.0 MP)
sRAW (4.0 MP)
|CR2 format, 14-bit
RAW full resolution
sRAW (7.6 MP)
|Auto focus||45-point TTL CMOS sensor
39 cross-type for F2.8 or faster lenses
|19-point TTL CMOS sensor
19 cross-type for F4 or faster lens
26 non-selectable assist points
|Noise reduction||Four levels of High ISO NR||High ISO NR On/Off|
|Movie mode||1920×1080 at 30, 25 or 24 fps
1280×720 at 60 or 50 fps
640×480 at 60 or 50 fps
|LCD monitor||3.0″ TFT LCD
7 brightness levels
|2.0″ TFT LCD
5 brightness levels
|Continuous shooting||10.0 fps
Up to 121 JPEG Large/Fine images
Up to 28 RAW images
Up to 20 RAW+ Large/Fine JPEG images
(Figures are with UMDA 6 card)
Up to 110 JPEG Large/Fine images
Up to 30 RAW images
Up to 22 RAW+ Large/Fine JPEG images
|Storage||Compact Flash slot (UDMA support)
SD card slot (SDHC support)
USB drives via WFT-E2/E2A
|Compact Flash slot
SD card slot (SDHC support)
USB drives via WFT-E2/E2A
|Dimensions||156 x 157 x 80 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)||156 x 157 x 80 mm (6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)|
|Weight||No battery: 1.2 kg (2.6 lb)
With battery: 1.4 kg (3.1 lb)
|No battery: 1.2 kg (2.6 lb)
With battery: 1.4 kg (3.1 lb)
US Info (from Canon)
Offering a comprehensive combination of speed, accuracy and image quality, the EOS-1D Mark IV is the perfect choice for professional photographers and subjects on the move.
With a completely redesigned 45-point AF system including 39 cross-type points, a new AI Servo II AF focus tracking system with improved algorithm combined with 10 fps continuous shooting, the EOS-1D Mark IV can handle even high-speed situations with ease.
An APS-H sized 16.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, a spectacular ISO range of 100 – 12800 (up to 102400 in H3 mode) with an advanced noise reduction system helps ensure sharp, low-noise images even in low-light situations.
Add advanced Live View shooting, Full HD movie recording with selectable frame rates and manual exposure control plus a host of new features that enhance every facet of the shooting process.
The EOS-1D Mark IV is the choice of professionals looking for the ultimate in SLR performance.
New 45-point Area AF sensor including 39 cross-type AF points with f/2.8 support plus new AI Servo II AF with improved algorithm.
ISO 100 – 12800 (expandable to L: 50, H1: 25600, H2: 51200, H3: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light with low noise levels.
EOS HD movie with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 60p (59.94) / 50p).
16.1 Megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.
10.0 fps continuous shooting up to 121 Large JPEGS or 28 RAW using a UDMA CF card.
3.0-inch ClearView II LCD monitor, 160° viewing angle, 920,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to 300,000 cycles and exclusive dust- and weather-resistance.
Fully compatible with over 50 EF lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories.
Professionally Proven, High-Speed AF.
New 45-point Area AF sensor including 39 cross-type AF points with f/2.8 support plus new AI Servo II AF with improved algorithm.
The EOS-1D Mark IV has a newly developed, high-precision Area AF sensor with 45 manually selectable points including 39 cross-type, high-precision AF points for exacting and fast focusing no matter the subject. New AI Servo II AF focus tracking features improved algorithms that help improve stability, reliability and focus no matter the situation.
Whether shooting a fast-paced soccer game or shooting a close-up of a bee on a wind-blown flower during macro photography, AI Servo II AF helps ensure sharp focus every time. AF point selection has been improved as well.
Photographers can select their own point through either the camera’s Multi-controller or Main Dial/Quick Control Dial. Automatic selection is as simple as the press of a button.
With Custom functions, photographers can select their own default focus point to automatically switch between horizontal and vertical shooting and can even choose to have primary focus supported by adjacent focus points for more accuracy with moving subjects.
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