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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera firmware version 1.1.0 available for download




Canon Japan and Europe has made the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware update version 1.1.0 available for download.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes :

  • The option to capture full HD movies and 4K UHD movies in 23.98p frame rate has been added.
  • The communication speed has been improved when connected via wired LAN.
  • The "Browser Remote" function has been added.
  • The function to transfer only protected images has been added.
  • Corrects the phenomenon in which, when the electronic level is set to "Show" in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may freeze when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.
  • Corrects the phenomenon in which the Custom Shooting Mode settings may change when the shooting mode is switched.

You can read my real world review of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Canon U.S.A. awarded Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2020




MELVILLE, NY, April 2, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce it has been awarded the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for Sustained Excellence for the company’s leading contributions and partnership with ENERGY STAR. This year marks the sixth time overall (2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) in which Canon has won the esteemed Partner of the Year Award with ENERGY STAR, and the third consecutive year (2018, 2019, 2020) in which the company’s work earned the Sustained Excellence accolade.

As the highest honor bestowed, the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is given only to those partners who have received Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years. Winners must have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for this distinction, in addition to representing energy-efficient products, services, homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.

“Canon is honored to receive ENERGY STAR’s Sustained Excellence Award, which truly reflects our ongoing commitment to social and environmental responsibility through our Kyosei philosophy,” said Shinya Fukuda, executive director and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “By creating technological solutions with sustainability top-of-mind, we are not only contributing to the welfare of communities worldwide; we are simultaneously respecting the environment and helping to reduce customer and consumer costly energy waste.”

Canon Inc. announced temporary suspension of operations at Headquarters and selected offices in Japan




TOKYO, April 6, 2020 - The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly spread throughout Tokyo and other large urban areas. Amid this situation, our highest priorities are to protect the health of our employees and their families, neighboring families and businesses, as well as customers and business partners, and to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Therefore, Canon Inc. announces that the following offices will temporarily suspend operations from Tuesday, April 7 through Friday, April 17.

Offices to be closed

Company Headquarters: 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
Kawasaki Office: 70-1 Yanagicho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 212-8602, Japan
Kosugi Office: 9-1, Imaikami-cho, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 211-8501, Japan
Tamagawa Office: 16-1, Shimonoge 3-chome, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 213-8512, Japan
Yako office: 451, Tsukagoshi 3-chome, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 212-8530, Japan

This temporary suspension of operations has been enacted for reasons of health and safety, and to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. There have been no infections among employees at any of the above offices.

We sincerely apologize for any difficulties caused to our customers and business partners as a result of this decision, and greatly appreciate your understanding.

We will continue to respond to the changing situation, maintaining as our highest priorities the protection the health of our employees and their families, neighboring families and businesses, customers and business partners, and to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. We will review and revise our response as the situation evolves.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III real world camera review by MichaelDanielHo.com




My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer and I have returned from a wildlife photography tour of Japan last month to test the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera. You can read my preliminary review here and follow my travels on FacebookTwitterInstagram and this blog and visit me on MichaelDanielHo.com.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and lock downs in many parts of the world, I am unable to go on more foreign tours to further field test the camera. Once the lock downs are lifted, I will embark on more wildlife trips and add to my review with further comments. As with any new, complicated camera, there will be a new firmware update coming in April to address some minor issues in the EOS-1D X Mark III. Keep checking back for further updates.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Canon Virtual Press Conference on April 20, 2020 will announce new cameras






MELVILLE, NY, March 30, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that they will be hosting a Virtual Press Conference to unveil the company’s new professional imaging products and technologies. The Virtual Press Conference, which will be streamed on the Canon U.S.A. website at usa.canon.com/VPC2020, is scheduled to air on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PT.

“As Canon continues to monitor the global response surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the effects of which have impacted every aspect of our lives, we would like to thank everyone for their understanding and ongoing support during this challenging time,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president, and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc “The road ahead is long and filled with uncertainty, but when the broadcast and cinema industries are ready to resume ‘normal’ activities, Canon wants them to know we will be there to continue to support professionals with new products and technologies that meet their needs.”

The new Canon broadcast and cinema products featured during the Virtual Press Conference are aligned with the current and growing needs of the respective industries such as 4K UHD and HDR, as well as evolving technologies.

For more information and the latest updates, please visit usa.canon.com/VPC2020 and follow us on Twitter at @CanonUSAprovideo and Instagram @canonusaprovideo.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Canon celebrates 17th consecutive year as global leader in sales of Interchangeable Lens for Digital Cameras





MELVILLE, NY, March 26, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. has maintained the number one share of the global market for interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) for 17 consecutive years from 2003 to 2019.

Canon develops the key imaging system components featured in its EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras - CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses - under the core concept of, “Speed, Comfort, and High Image Quality.” Offering a wide-ranging product lineup,  from high-performance flagship models that are highly trusted by professionals to entry level models that allow users to enjoy high image quality shooting with easy operation - Canon continues to support the diverse needs of customers.

During the dawn of digital SLR cameras, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS Digital Rebel (EOS Kiss Digital or EOS 300D in other regions) in September 2003. This groundbreaking camera, which was competitively priced and featured a compact, lightweight design, captured the top share of the global market and set the stage for growth in the digital SLR market. Since that time, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products, including the professional-model EOS 1D X series and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording.

Canon introduced new possibilities for photographic expression with the launch of the EOS R System in October 2018. Including such products as the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera and RF lenses that fully leverage the company’s optical technologies, the new products helped further expand the Canon EOS System. In 2019, Canon launched a wide range of products including the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera in March and EOS 90D DSLR in September. In striving to further expand its lineup, Canon managed to secure the number one share of the global market for the 17th consecutive year.

Canon is also currently developing the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera, equipped with a newly developed full-frame CMOS sensor and featuring high-speed continuous shooting for still images and 8K video recording. The company is also currently developing seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders, including the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, and plans to release them throughout the course of 2020. Canon will continue to refine its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology, to expand and create a stronger EOS System for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras. These innovations open up new avenues of image capture to meet the needs of increasingly diverse users and to promote the spread of photo and video culture.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

New Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware coming in April to address issue



My readers know I have recently returned from Hokkaido, Japan to put the EOS-1D X Mark III camera through a real world test. My first review is here. There will be addendum as I go on more wildlife photography tours, further testing the new camera.

I have experienced (once) a seize up with the EOS-1D X Mark II and Mark III bodies when firing in the maximum burst mode, in severely cold weather. A quick pull out and reinsertion of the battery cleared the problem immediately.

In addition, there is a phenomenon, which I have not experienced, as described below :

Phenomenon:

When the camera is used with the electronic level set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may not perform normally when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.

Affected Product:

EOS-1D X Mark III (Firmware version 1.0.0)

Workaround:

Use the “Hide” setting for the electronic level in the viewfinder display.

Setting procedure: Menu / Set-up 2 tab / Viewfinder display / Electronic level* [Hide]
*Default setting: [Hide]

Support:

In early-April 2020, Canon plans to release a firmware update to address the phenomenon listed above.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Canon closed Service Centers in California, New Jersey, Illinois and Hawaii due to CoronaVirus




Notice to our Customers regarding closure of California, New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii Service Facilities :

Due to the “stay at home” directives from authorities in California, New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii, as well as local “Shelter in Place” orders, our Canon service facilities in those states are temporarily closed until further notice. Products needing repair can be directed to our Factory Service Center in Newport News, Virginia. Please note that walk-in service is not available at this location. We apologize for any inconvenience and delays that may occur during this time. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

We encourage you to use our online system to set up the service of your product at:

https://www.usa.canon.com/repair

The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation that is of great concern to everyone. Canon’s commitment is to take proactive and proportional steps in accordance with all recommended procedures and protocols as advised by the CDC, the United States Government, and state, regional and local public health agencies.

Again, we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice and guidance of federal and state authorities. The health and well-being of our customers, clients, and employees remain our top priority during this difficult time. As conditions change, we will take recommended and appropriate steps to restore and continue the excellent service that you have come to expect from Canon USA, Inc. For updates and other information regarding COVID-19 measures, please visit our web site:

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/to-our-customers

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Canon confirms upcoming EOS R5 is a mirrorless EOS-5 series camera




Recently, TechRadar was able to put some questions to David Parry, Canon's Product Marketing Specialist, during a brief chat about the EOS R5. Below is an excerpt of their conversation :


Is the Canon EOS R5 body based on the EOS R?

"What you can see is that it is actually slightly fatter than the EOS R across the top. In my view, it gives it more of a DSLR sort of look to it," David Parry said.

Why is the EOS R's Multi-function bar missing on the EOS R5?

"We've got the joystick on here, instead of the Multi-function bar. Everybody knows the multi-function bar on the EOS R got a mixed response – some people really got on with it, some people really couldn't get on with it at all," he said. "So maybe going with this is a safer bet – more people are used to the multi-controller."

"Because this is a 5-series, more people at that kind of level will expect functions similar to what you get on a 5D." he added.

So is that why this camera is called the EOS R5?

"It's aimed at that level of the market. This isn't a replacement for the 5D Mark IV or anything like that. But this is a mirrorless 5-series, it's aimed at that segment of the market," he said.

"Which makes sense because in film days we had the EOS 5, then with digital DSLRs we had the 5D, and now we've got the R5 now. So it's all the same sort of level." he added.
And more generally away from the specs, who is the Canon EOS R5 aimed at? What type of photographer will buy it?

"This is going to be a well-rounded product in the sense that it's full-frame, it's got a high frame-rate (20fps and 12fps), it's got amazing video capability with the 8K. So it's going to be an incredibly powerful product," he said.

"As the name gives away, the type of consumer who's going to buy it is going to be your 5-series user, it's going to be that sort of level of product. Someone who's using it professionally and someone who's using it semi-professionally as well," he said.

"But let's not forget there are a lot of enthusiasts out there who love products at this level," he added. "It's not targeted towards any particular genre of photography, in the same way that the 5 series evolved into that all-rounder type of camera. With the 5-series you see it in every single kind of photography situation you can imagine," he added.

The EOS R5 has impressive video credentials. How does it handle heat issues when shooting 8K video?

"We've been doing this for a while now and we've learnt a lot of techniques to dissipate heat on other products that we have in our lineup. For example, being able to move components around, and being able to have them further away from each other," he said.

"And being able to dissipate heat using different materials has been something we've been pretty proud of on other products. This is something we've learnt using both our camera and our video Cinema EOS series with that technology as well," he added.

"So there's a lot of technology that we know is now coming together and giving us the ability to really step up these specifications," he said.

The EOS R5 has Animal Eye AF. Does this work in both video and stills?

"We can't divulge that at the moment, but what's really exciting about that for us is that it's dogs, cats and birds – as far as I'm aware no other manufacturer has mentioned birds in their Animal AF," he said.

"I'm intrigued to see how that works out in the field – because birds are obviously quite different, that's quite a broad spectrum. With dogs and cats, they've got different breeds, but they do look relatively similar, whereas birds can look completely different, from house martins right up to ostriches. That's pretty exciting," he added.

Is animal autofocus based on the same Deep Learning tech that we first saw on the Canon EOS-1DX Mark III?

"We're not divulging anything about where that tech has come from, but again all the learning from other cameras we have do go into the next generation," he said.

"I think the Deep Learning technology is very, very exciting – about being able to get it to recognize people wearing crash helmets and things like that, which has made a big difference to the 1DX."

Does the EOS R5 have full weather-sealing for wildlife photographers?

"We never quote weather-sealing figures, because of the big hole in the front of the camera, but we normally quote another product that has the same level within our lineup," he said.

"I don't know what the weather-sealing capabilities on this product will be, but we are aware that people do use these in pretty harsh environments, so that would be a consideration for us. I couldn't say what those figures are, but it's pretty robust I have to say," he added.

And lastly, the current situation with coronavirus is obviously difficult for a lot of manufacturers. Is the EOS R5 likely to be delayed?

"We're in the same situation as all the other manufacturers in that we're keeping an eye on things and seeing what we can do," he said.

"It's not the same as this, but we've had natural disasters before, so we have a pretty robust system for being able to deal with things like the tsunami and earthquakes. I know this is very, very different, but there's things in place to work on this kind of thing," he added.

"We can't say whether this is going to be affected or not, but let's just wait and see what happens over the next few weeks. This is going to be a really exciting camera for us. It's creating quite a stir and we want people to really enjoy this product, so the sooner we can get it out there the better really," he added. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Canon's upcoming EOS R5 and EOS R6 full frame mirrorless cameras' possible specifications




I have just returned from a wildlife photography trip to Hokkaido, Japan to field test the production model of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera. You can read my review here.

When I was there, Canon announced the closure of five facilities based in the Oita, Miyazaki and Nagasaki prefectures, from March 2nd to March 13th, ostensibly because of interruption of the supply chain from China. Together with all other disruptions caused by the Coronavirus, this will delay the schedule announcement and delivery of the upcoming EOS R5 and EOS R6 full frame mirrorless cameras.


EOS R5 possible specifications :
  • All new 40+ MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • About 5 stops with IBIS, 8 stops with IS in lens
  • 12 fps with Viewfinder, 20 fps with Live View
  • Signature scroll wheel in back of camera (finally)
  • Dual memory card slots (One SD, one CFexpress)
  • On / Off switch for Video and Live View
  • No-Crop on 8K video
  • Dual Pixel AF available in 8K
  • Internal recording
  • Body AF tracking
  • Face AF tracking
  • Eye AF tracking
  • Animal detection autofocus
  • 8K @ 30 fps RAW, 4K @ 120 fps and 60 fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Improved LP-E6N battery with longer life
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Development announcement. Delivery some time in second half of 2020.


EOS R6 possible specifications :
  • All new 20 MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • About 5 stops with IBIS, 8 stops with IS in lens
  • 12 fps with Viewfinder, 20 fps with Live View
  • Dual memory card slots (Two SD or one SD, one CFast)
  • Dual Pixel AF available in 4K
  • No top down LCD screen
  • Body AF tracking
  • Face AF tracking
  • Eye AF tracking
  • Animal detection autofocus
  • 4K @ 60p, full HD @ 120p
  • New battery with lower resolution EVF
  • Build quality lower than EOS R5
  • Announcement and delivery in late Q2 to Q3 of 2020.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Canon released more info on upcoming EOS R5 mirrorless camera




Sydney, Australia, 13th March 2020 - Canon Inc. has today released further development specifications for its recently announced Canon EOS R5, the next-generation full-frame, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in the company’s EOS R System. These additional details come exactly one month after Canon announced the development announcement of the EOS R5 and shut down speculation that some of its revolutionary specifications are ‘a fantasy’.

Signalling a new phase of Canon 5-Series imaging and a revolution in the mirrorless full camera category, Canon’s EOS R5 will offer every photographer – not just professionals – access to high-quality imaging, cutting-edge 8K movie recording, new approaches to in-body image stabilisation, and revolutionary subject detection and tracking performance features.

New possibilities for movie performance

Unleashing new possibilities, Canon Inc. confirms the EOS R5’s video capabilities will exceed that of competing cameras on the market1. With its ability to internally record 8K using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p, the latest Canon EOS R camera is set to redefine mirrorless with its market-leading features. In addition, in all 8K modes the EOS R5 will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

A beast for subject detection and tracking performance for animals and people

Canon Inc. also confirms the EOS R5 supports advanced animal AF – recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.

Jason McLean, Director – Consumer Imaging & Services, Canon Australia, said: “Our EOS 5-Series was developed fifteen years ago to make full-frame cameras accessible to consumers, not just professional shooters. Today, that purpose remains steadfast as we continue achieving the ‘impossible’ to deliver the hybrid needs of content creators who are demanding uncompromised performance to generate more still and motion visual content than ever before.”

“With its game changing 8K movie capabilities, new approaches to image stabilisation, revolutionary subject detection, and compatibility with Canon’s full suite of EF2 and RF lenses, the EOS R5 represents a category revolution as opposed to product evolution in the interchangeable-lens camera market.”

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Another new Canon mirrorless camera showed up for certification












I have just returned from a travel and wildlife photography tour in Japan over the weekend with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera. Personally, I felt very safe there and the Japanese authorities are keen on protecting the upcoming Summer Olympics. There are strong suggestions from the central government to many businesses to allow employees to work from home or shut down their operations for two weeks to stop the spread of the virus.

Many schools and colleges are closed for a few weeks as well. Accordingly, Canon is idling five facilities based in the Oita, Miyazaki and Nagasaki prefectures, from March 2nd to March 13th, ostensibly because of interruption of the supply chain from China. There are no employees who are affected by the virus at this time.

Luckily, I have received my EOS-1D X Mark III camera before the 2 week shutdown and will write a real world review of the new body in the near future. A few photographers have experienced a brief seize up of the camera while in burst mode. I can attest to that as well but not really concerned at this time. My backup EOS-1D X Mark II camera does that as well, once in a while. A quick pull out and reinsertion of the battery will clear up the problem. If this proves to be a lingering issue, I expect Canon to introduce a firmware update very soon. You can follow my travels on FacebookTwitterInstagram and see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

A new upcoming Canon mirrorless camera has shown up for certification. This may prove to be the expected EOS R6 camera. Together with the upmarket EOS R5, these two cameras will basically replace the EOS 5Ds, EOS 5DsR and EOS R bodies and will be the main mirrorless camera lineup for Canon going forward. Sadly, both upcoming cameras will be delayed by the Coronavirus problem, not to mention the 2020 Olympics. We live in uncertain times for a little while until things get cleared up. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Canon idles 5 camera facilities because of Coronavirus impact






As my readers know, I am in Japan on a travel and wildlife photography tour with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera. Upon my return, I will write a real world review of the new body. You can follow my travels on FacebookTwitterInstagram and see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

Personally, I feel very safe here but the Japaneses authorities are keen on protecting the upcoming Summer Olympics. There are strong suggestions from the central government to many businesses to allow employees to work from home or shut down their operations for two weeks to stop the spread of the virus. Many schools and colleges are closed for a few weeks as well.

Accordingly, Canon is apparently idling five facilities based in the Oita, Miyazaki and Nagasaki prefectures, from March 2nd to March 13th, ostensibly because of interruption of the supply chain from China. There are no employees who are affected by the virus at this time.

The shuttered plants produce SLR cameras, interchangeable lenses, and security cameras. There will be an impact on the timely delivery of Canon equipment, like the upcoming EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras.

Canon EOS R5 camera may have one SD and one CFexpress slot








My readers know why I am not buying Canon mirrorless camera now. When the EOS R1 debuts next year, I may be interested in acquiring one. The new semi-pro mirrorless camera will be called EOS-R5. It will be positioned below the EOS-1D X Mark III and may have the following specifications :

  • All new 40+ MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • About 5 stops with IBIS, 8 stops with IS in lens
  • 12 fps with Viewfinder, 20 fps with Live View
  • Signature scroll wheel in back of camera (finally)
  • Dual memory card slots (One SD, one CFexpress)
  • On / Off switch for Video and Live View
  • No-Crop on 8K video
  • Dual Pixel AF available in 8K
  • Internal recording
  • Body AF tracking
  • Face AF tracking
  • Eye AF tracking
  • Animal detection autofocus
  • 8K @ 30 fps RAW, 4K @ 120 fps and 60 fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Improved LP-E6N battery with longer life
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Development announcement. Delivery before 2020 Olympics.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Canon announced Rebel T8i / EOS 850D DSLR camera




MELVILLE, N.Y., February 12, 2020 –– Whatever your family dynamic, there are certain moments with the ones you love that deserve to be remembered. In the spirit of capturing powerful moments that last a lifetime, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveiled today the Canon EOS Rebel T8i. The newest and highest-performing Rebel camera within the Canon lineup features the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, eye-detection in live view, 4K video, clean 4K HDMI outputˆ, and is the first EOS DSLR with vertical video1 all within a compact and lightweight body to bring photography and videos to life.

“Our commitment to high-quality and high-performing DSLR cameras is unwavering,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Visual storytelling is not one size fits all, and in order to encourage our current and future customers to explore their content creation journey and make it easier for people to explore the art of photography and the power of an image, it is imperative that the next EOS Rebel provide high-quality still imagery, high-speed shooting capabilities as well as top notch video functionality.”

The Greatness Within the EOS Rebel T8i

The compact and lightweight EOS Rebel T8i camera is ideal for documenting the early days on the soccer field and aspiring shutterbugs looking to go beyond the “Auto” feature. This includes :

  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detect to ensure images are in focus
  • 24 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor with shooting speed up to 7 fps
  • 4K UHD, Full HD up to 24P
  • Equipped with an Approx. 220,000 Pixel New AE Sensor and EOS iTR AF (Face Detection)
  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye-detection (Servo)
  • Vari-angle, 3.0-inch LCD Touch Screen
  • Advanced Control with AF-ON Button and Quick Control Dial
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2 and Bluetooth®3 Connectivity

Compatible with an extensive line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, this model can capture vertical video and has multiple connectivity options using Bluetooth® and WiFi® technology, making it ideal for vlogging, uploading content to social media platforms, and web services or for day-to-day usage when capturing life’s most precious moments.

Pricing and Availability

The EOS Rebel T8i camera body has an estimated retail price of $749.99 and the EOS Rebel T8i kit with EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $899.99. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com

Canon EOS R5 high end mirrorless camera coming




MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera will feature a newly designed CMOS sensor and new image processor, along with new state-of-the-art optical technologies the company has been able to cultivate through its long history of groundbreaking camera and digital imaging solutions development. In addition, Canon plans to release seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders that are currently in development. These new photography tools will help to continue to strengthen the EOS R system and cement the RF mount as an industry leader.

“Today’s announcement comes as a direct result of the tireless effort of Canon engineers who have been tasked with developing the next generation of Canon EOS R camera and RF lenses to help elevate the popular system that was announced in 2018,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user-feedback from a variety of photographers. The outcome is a camera and lenses that will delight a variety of shooters and further helps to demonstrate Canon’s commitment to full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.”

The EOS R System was initially developed to provide engineers with the ability to design lenses that were thought to be impossible to create previously. The wide lens mount diameter, shorter back focus, and high-speed system for transmitting data between camera and lens have resulted in an imaging system that delivers higher image quality and greater ease-of-use than ever before.

The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System, helping to produce a camera that features high-speed continuous shooting and 8K video recording. Furthermore, the camera will provide photographers with more efficient workflows thanks to improved transmission functionality, operability and reliability. These enhancements, along with many others, will help to further elevate and solidify the EOS Series concept of “Speed, Comfort and High-Image-Quality.”

Canon’s EOS R5, the first of the next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras planned for EOS R System, will include a newly developed CMOS sensor. The new sensor will enable enhanced features such as high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 20 frames-per-second (FPS) when using the silent shutter and up to approximately 12 FPS when using the mechanical shutter – A feature professional sports and wildlife photographers will find to be extremely impactful on their ability to capture fast-moving subjects. From a video perspective, the camera’s 8K video capture capability will prepare videographers for the future of movie-making- capturing 8K footage today allows for even higher-quality 4K productions in addition to the ability to extract high-resolution still images from the video footage. The EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) and when used in conjunction with the extremely effective in-lens stabilization (IS), will allow photographers to handhold the camera in light levels not previously imagined. Additionally, the camera will also feature dual-card slots and will support the automatic transfer of image files from the device to the new image.canon cloud platform.

Alongside the EOS R5, Canon is also developing seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders scheduled for release during 2020, including the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.


RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L USM lens


A preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera delivery / EOS R5 development announcement










Canon announced their last, top-of-the-line DSLR - EOS-1D X Mark III on January 6, 2020. I have placed my order and will pick up the camera on February 14, just in time to go on my Japanese wildlife tour photographing Snow Monkeys, Steller Sea Eagles and Red-crowned Cranes.

As usual, I will put the Mark III through real world tests around the globe and write a complete review soon. You can download the new camera's Owner Manual hereMy current EOS-1D X Mark II has been my main camera for almost 4 years and will be a trusted backup once I take delivery of the Mark III. You can follow my travels on FacebookTwitterInstagram and see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

It is no secret that DSLR bodies are on their way out. The phase out period is still years away though. Canon will not update their EOS-5D DSLR line any more and is expected to announce a mirrorless version of this venerable camera next month. I bought the first EOS-5D in 2005 for almost $4,000 (a full frame bargain at the time).

The new camera may be called EOS R5. It will be positioned below the EOS-1D X Mark III and may have the following specifications :

  • 40+ MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • About 5 stops with IBIS, 8 stops with IS in lens
  • 12 fps with Viewfinder, 20 fps with Live View
  • Signature scroll wheel in back of camera (finally)
  • Dual memory card slots (One SD, one CFexpress)
  • On / Off switch for Video and Live View
  • 8K @ 30 fps RAW, 4K @ 120 fps and 60 fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Improved LP-E6N battery with longer life
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Development announcement soon. Delivery in the summer 2020

The 8K video feature is designed to grab attention and may require some cropping. The 40+ MP is also appealing to the megapixel chasing crowd. This will not be the mirrorless camera I buy from Canon. You can read my earlier post on the reason why.

2020 will be a very busy year for Canon and their engineers are working overtime to finally get serious about their place in the post DSLR, future mirrorless camera world. I expect the next top-of-the-line EOS-1D camera to be a mirrorless body but retain almost all the present ergonomics and features of the EOS-1D line and may include the EF/RF mount capability without an adapter. 2021 may be the year, with a late 2020 development announcement. That will be my next camera from Canon, when it happens.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Canon EOS R6 full frame mirrorless camera coming around second half of 2020




Canon is planning to introduce an EOS R6 full frame mirrorless camera to replace the EOS-6D Mark II full frame DSLR body. This is in line with the imminent release of the EOS R5 full frame mirrorless camera to replace the EOS-5Ds and EOS-5Ds R line of DSLR cameras.

Rumored specs of the EOS R6 full frame mirrorless camera :

  • New 20MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • EOS R6 will have IBIS. Possible on EOS R5 as well.
  • 12 fps mechanical and 20 fps electronic shutter
  • 4K video @ 60p
  • Scroll wheel in the back of camera
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • No top down LCD window
  • No magnesium alloy body
  • May share the same battery as the EOS R5
  • This may be the least expensive, full frame mirrorless body
  • End of Q2 announcement with Q3 delivery date

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Canon Rebel T8i or EOS 850D DSLR camera coming soon








Canon is expected to announce the Rebel T8i / EOS 850D camera before the CP+ Show in late February, 2020. This new camera will breath some new life into the Rebel line until Canon decides whether to announce an APS-C mirrorless camera, perhaps later this year.

Rumored specs of the upcoming Canon Rebel T8i / EOS 850D body :

  • A new 24.1MP CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 8 processor
  • 45 AF points (all cross-type)
  • 7 fps burst rate
  • Video in 4K @ 30P
  • 3″ 1.04 million pixel touch panel vari-angle LCD
  • Size : 131.0 x 102.6 x 76.2mm
  • Weight : 515g  Slightly lighter than its predecessor

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera announcement coming before CP+ in February 2020




Canon announced their last, top-of-the-line DSLR - EOS-1D X Mark III on January 6, 2020. I have placed my order and will put this camera to my usual real world tests around the globe and write a complete review soon. My current EOS-1D X Mark II has been with me for almost 4 years and will be a trusted backup camera once I take delivery of the Mark III.

It is no secret that DSLR bodies are on their way out. The phase out period is still years away though. Canon will not update their EOS-5D DSLR line any more and is expected to announce a mirrorless version of this venerable camera next month. I bought the first EOS-5D in 2005 for almost $4,000 (a full frame bargain at the time).

The new camera may be called EOS-5R. It will be positioned below the EOS-1D X Mark III and may have the following specifications :

  • 40+ MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • About 5 stops with IBIS, 8 stops with IS in lens
  • 12 fps with Viewfinder, 20 fps with Live View
  • Signature scroll wheel in back of camera (finally)
  • On / Off switch for Video and Live View
  • 8K @ 30 fps RAW, 4K @ 120 fps and 60 fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Improved LP-E6N battery with longer life
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Announcement in February. Delivery in the summer 2020

The 8K video feature is designed to grab attention and will require some cropping. The 40+ MP is also appealing to the megapixel chasing crowd. This will not be the mirrorless camera I buy from Canon. You can read my earlier post on the reason why.

2020 will be a very busy year for Canon and their engineers are working overtime to finally get serious about their place in the post DSLR, future mirrorless camera world. I expect the next top-of-the-line EOS-1D camera to be a mirrorless body but retain almost all the present ergonomics and features of the EOS-1D line and may include the EF/RF mount capability without an adapter. 2021 may be the year, with a late 2020 development announcement. That will be my next camera from Canon, when it happens.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Latest BCN sales numbers make Canon the undisputed leading camera company in Japan




Latest BCN sales data for 2019 in Japan confirm that Canon is once again the market leader in Japan.

Mirrorless cameras market share :

Canon 30.9%
Sony 25.9%
Olympus 23.4%

Interchangeable Lenses market share :

Canon 19.9%
Sony 16.9%
Nikon 14.4%

Compact cameras market share :

Canon 39.3%
Nikon 22.9%
Sony 15.2%

Canon Inc. places 3rd in the U.S. for Patents granted in 2019




MELVILLE, NY, January 15, 2020 – Aligning with its mission of empowering innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., was granted 3,548 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office and maintained its third place ranking for patents granted in 2019 according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases. With this year’s ranking, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for number of patents granted for 34 consecutive years. Additionally, Canon has once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year.

These patents continue to demonstrate Canon’s contribution to science and technology which are used to develop fundamental technologies designed to drive innovation and support customer and business needs.

“As technology continues to evolve, we too will continue exploring new areas and future innovation opportunities,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “Canon is proud to be in the top three patent holders as it reflects our dedication and commitment to delivering innovative ideas and solutions to meet market and customer demands.”

Monday, January 6, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera announced


MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the highly anticipated Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera – the successor to the world-renowned and award-winning EOS-1D X Mark II. The Company’s new flagship DSLR has been engineered and designed using extensive feedback from the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers.

This 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 50-819200
  • 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 X 100% of the image area at an EV of -6 ~ 18
  • The lightning-fast camera features the ability to shoot up to 16 fps 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.”

At the camera’s core is Canon’s newly developed 20.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, a High Detail Low-Pass Filter and the DIGIC X image processor. These features will help to provide professional photographers with a fast and powerful tool to capture images with a greater level of resolution, higher sensitivity, reduced moiré and improved image quality in higher ISO ranges with reduced noise. Utilizing a single DIGIC X image processor and a DIGIC 8 dedicated for AF/AE the camera's image processing performance far exceeds and surpasses that of its predecessor, all while reducing power consumption. The DIGIC X is capable of up to approximately 3.1 times the image processing and 380 times Dual CMOS AF processing performance compared to the dual DIGIC 6+ found in the EOS-1D X Mark II.

The new powerful image processor also allows for an ISO range of 100-102,400 (expandable up to 50-819,200), providing users with higher clarity images and quality in various shooting situations. The EOS-1D X Mark III camera also provides users with equally impressive video features, with the ability to internally record 5.5K RAW video and uncropped 4K 60p derived from the original 5.5K readout in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2. Canon Log allows users to record 4K and 1080p video files with up to 12 stops of High Dynamic Range and wide exposure latitude, making it simple to coordinate color settings with other Canon cameras in multi-camera set-ups. It’s ideally suited to help streamline and provide greater creative freedom during the extensive post-production processing. In addition, the camera’s HDMI terminal can be used to transmit 4K 60p data to another device for display or external recording.

When developing the EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon put a heavy emphasis on designing and installing a completely overhauled and comprehensive Auto Focus system for the user with the need for speed. The new 191-point AF system with 155-point all cross-type points helps users to quickly and smoothly track a subject and maintain a level of focusing accuracy during a variety of shooting situations such as tracking a motorcar circling around the race track or a leopard bolting across the plains. Canon has redesigned the AF sensor incorporating a new square pixel design based on an image sensor, essentially making the AF sensor 28x higher resolution at the center area.

Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology provides users with fast and accurate AF using 3869 manually selectable AF positions and 525 automatic areasii. In Live View shooting, the EOS-1D X Mark III’s AF system supports face, head and, most noteworthy, eye detection AF tracking. Eye detection AF provides high-precision tracking by locking in on and following the eye of a moving subject. When in Live View AF/AE tracking is supported during high-speed burst shooting with the ability to capture up to 20 fps in both RAW and RAW + JPEG file format.

Using the traditional optical viewfinder, the camera has the ability to capture up to an extraordinary 16 fps with reduced time lag and image blackout. Reducing lag and image blackout greatly increases a photographer's ability to track moving subjects and never miss a shot. Regardless of the method of shooting through the OVF or LCD, the EOS-1D X Mark III can shoot over 1000 images in a burst using the dual CFexpress cards.

To support the needs of top professionals, the camera’s communications functions have been greatly enhanced. Incorporating a dedicated Network tab in the menu, the photographer can much more easily set up network functions such as connections via built-in gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi® connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and destinations such as FTP servers, EOS Utility, or Browser Remoteiii functions. It will even support encrypted network authentication for advanced network users.

Thoughts from the First Users

“I can't say enough good things about how well the EOS-1D X Mark III camera performed on so many levels. The new AF system is a game-changer for me, I was totally blown away by how well it performed in various situations, including very low-light levels,” said wildlife photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. “The ability to move the AF point quickly with the new sensor-based AF button was simply amazing; the focus followed the subject like nothing before. As a wildlife photographer, I never dreamed we would have a camera that could follow focus on fast-flying snow geese using a super-telephoto lens with 1.4x and 2x converters - but with the new camera here we are!”

“My job is to travel the world to photograph automobile racing and car culture in the harshest conditions imaginable. Racetracks, salt flats, sand dunes, frozen lakes, you name it, I photograph all things four wheels. That is why I need a camera that works as hard as we do,” said automotive photographer Larry Chen. “I started my professional career on the EOS-1D series of bodies, and I’ve had several over the years with over one million images captured. The EOS-1D X Mark III really is the next generation of professional cameras in a familiar package, the first words out of my mouth after shooting with it were ‘There are no more excuses, to miss a shot!’ I can't wait to use it for the 2020 racing season!”

Additional Features of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera Include :

  • Enhanced operational controls including button illumination, Touch AF and a multi-controller allowing users to select the desired AF point more easily
  • Face-Priority E-TTL II metering enables the camera to automatically adjust to provide the appropriate output of an external flash when it detects a face
  • Digital Lens Optimizer helps to correct against any potential lens diffraction or aberration based on the design of each individual lens. DLO also improves the overall resolution of an image.
  • Ability to capture stills in 10-bit using the HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) file format. HEIF produces a wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to 8-bit JPEG
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®iv, Bluetooth®v, and GPSvi Technology
  • Faster speed and improved user interface for networking with optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E9 or with the built-in gigabit ethernet port
  • Canon EOS-1D series level of durability including dust-and-weather- resistance

Price and Availability

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera body and WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter are both scheduled to be available in mid-February 2020 for an estimated retail price of $6,499.00 and $649.99, respectively.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera specs leaked. Announcement week of January 6, 2020


* * * See the official Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera announcement  * * *

* * *  Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera announcement in February 2020  * * *


This will be Canon's last top-of-the-line DSLR camera. The EOS-1D X Mark III is basically indistinguishable from the Mark II model. The dimensions are identical but the overall weight is less by about 3.5 ounces (110 grams). 

I like the Mark II model a lot and will keep it as a backup body. The real question is will the new camera be powered by dual DIGIC 9+ processors. 2020 will be a busy touring year for me. I hope the camera can be delivered in between trips. Waiting for the Canon invitation to preview the Mark III and place my order as soon as possible. 

  • All new 20.1 MP sensor
  • Powered by new DIGIC processors
  • Deep Learning AF system through viewfinder and Live View 
  • Dual card slots - 2 CFexpress
  • 10-bit HEIF file capture (in addition to JPEG and Raw)
  • Shoots Super 4K 60p 10 bit video without cropping
  • RAW video approaching 6K
  • 2.1 million-dot touch screen
  • Optical viewfinder with more information than the Mk II model
  • ISO Auto (automatic setting in the range of ISO 100 – 102400),
  • Manual setting in ISO 100 – 102400 
  • Sensitivity extended to H1 (ISO 204800), H2 (ISO 409600), and H3 (ISO 819200)
  • 191 AF points (up to 155 cross-type points)
  • 525 AF points in Live View 
  • Camera shutter rated for 500,000 actuations
  • Improved LCD display on top of camera 
  • Illuminated back buttons
  • GPS plus built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Burst rate 16 fps in AF, 20 fps with LiveView
  • Improved silent shooting mode. Completely 'silent'.
  • Improved LP-E19 battery with extended life
  • About 3.5 ounces (110 grams) lighter than Mark II model
  • Everything else (buttons placement, etc.) indistinguishable from Mk II
  • MSRP $6,499 in the US
  • Announcement date - Week of January 6, 2020
  • Delivery date - Q1, 2020

Need for Speed

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be blisteringly fast – offering exceptional precision, reliability, high-performance autofocus, and subject tracking – providing photographers with a tool that will help to capture the shot they are chasing. The camera’s new autofocus algorithm will improve stability and tracking when using both the Optical Viewfinder and in Live View shooting mode, using Deep Learning Technology and adapting to help facilitate accurate focus tracking for every shot. When using the optical viewfinder the camera will use a new autofocus sensor, with approximately 28 times the resolution in the center of the EOS-1D X Mark II. Offering the ability to autofocus in even brighter and darker situations than before and with greater precision, the camera will have a range of autofocus capabilities, which will enable the photographer to get their shot. In Live View mode, users will be able to make use of 525 AF areas using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system will cover approximately 90×100 percent of the image sensor. The camera will support significantly faster frame rates with full AF and AE, using either the optical viewfinder (up to approximately 16 fps mechanical shutter) or Live View (up to approximately 20 fps mechanical or electronic shutter). Additionally, the camera’s dual CFexpress card slots will enable more than five times the RAW burst depth of its predecessor.

Powered to Dominate

The development of EOS-1D X Mark III is a clear example of Canon’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovative imaging products featuring optically excellent technology. The camera will support an all-new, Canon-developed, CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor, that will deliver greater image quality, at even higher ISOs, with the ability to capture stills in 10-bit using the HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File) file format. HEIF produces wider dynamic range and greater color representation compared to JPEG. The power of 4K resolution brings stories to life – shoot 4K videos including 4K 60p with 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log internal recording.

Conveniently Connected

For professionals, content delivery is just as important as image capture – the EOS-1D X Mark III will make it easy, featuring built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low-energy connectivity in addition to GPS technology. To keep pace with ever-shortening deadlines, the camera will transfer data at more than twice the speed of the EOS-1D X Mark II when using the built-in Ethernet connection, or the new optional wireless file transmitter – the WFT-E9, which is also compatible with Canon’s recently launched Cinema EOS C500 Mark II camera. Coupled with simpler network set-up the camera will greatly enhance the professional workflow

A Familiar Feel with Improved Attributes

Existing EOS-1D series users will be familiar and comfortable handling the EOS-1D X Mark III allowing seamless navigation with trusted ergonomics – whilst the magnesium alloy body will offer the durability expected from Canon’s EOS-1D cameras. Professional photographers can trust the same impressive build-quality as the EOS-1D X Mark II – with phenomenal weather-sealing, standing up to harsh conditions, including wind, rain, and humidity. With incredible low-light shooting capabilities, the camera will now feature select illuminated buttons that allow for precision operation in challenging, dark and dimly lit conditions. The camera will also offer a new additional control for selecting AF points, built into the AF-ON button, allowing photographers to change AF points on-the-fly for the best composition – further helping to simplify their work. In addition, dramatically improved battery life – with the same LP-E19 – will allow professionals to shoot for longer periods of time, without having to change batteries, helping reduce the chance of missing a shot.

A new era in autofocus speed and accuracy

The EOS-1D X Mark III will feature a brand-new AF sensor with 28x more resolution than its predecessor, using advanced AF algorithms with deep learning technology for incredible focus tracking in any situation. And in Live View and video, there will be the added advantage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF across approximately 90×100 percent of the sensor with 525 AF areas. With AF over a wider EV range focusing with an EOS DSLR truly will never have been more accurate and versatile.

Outstanding stills and video

With a new Canon CMOS sensor and powerful new DIGIC processing, image quality even at high ISO will be taken to even greater levels along with 4K video at 60p, plus the options of capturing RAW video or 10-bit 4:2:2 video with Canon Log, both recorded internally to CFexpress cards. A new bright viewfinder will help connect you to your subject in real time.

High-speed camera communications

Delivering captured content quickly is the vital next step for a professional. This is why the EOS-1D X Mark III will feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy connectivity and GPS capability for seamless communication. With double the transfer speeds of the EOS-1D X Mark II, via the built-in Ethernet port or through the optional WFT-E9, and with a revised user interface for simpler and more intuitive operation, the new EOS-1D X Mark III will be designed to get the job done faster than any EOS ever before.

Always ready to perform, whatever the situation

The EOS-1D X Mark III will be radically upgraded for superb performance. Not only will it offer a blistering frame rate with the optical viewfinder including AE and focus tracking, but also dramatic improvements in Live View mode with the same level of accuracy, plus the ability to shoot using an electronic shutter. The camera will be engineered to excel in all areas, with dramatically improved battery life using the LP-E19 battery, new illuminating buttons and an all-new AF point selection control within the AF-ON button in addition to the multi-controller. All in a magnesium alloy weather-sealed body.