Canon 1D X Mark III PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS-1D X Mark III? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the 1DX Mark III offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III below.
In any case, the 1DX Mark III is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera was officially introduced on January 7th, 2020, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1430 days old (young?). Given that the 1DX Mark III is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Canon product line-up.
Canon's advanced user guide for the 1DX Mark III
The camera's advanced user guide is 968 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the 1DX Mark III is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your 1DX Mark III by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon 1D X Mark III is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon 1D X Mark III FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the 1DX Mark III.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the Canon 1D X Mark III?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Canon 1D X Mark III to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the 1DX Mark III with the DIGIC X image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Canon 1D X Mark III?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 102400, which can be extended to ISO 50-819200.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III?
Canon mentions a shutter rating of 500 000 actuations for the 1DX Mark III. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the 1DX Mark III over, say, three years, one would have to take about 500 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Canon 1D X Mark III?
Canon embeds the number of shutter actuations in the camera firmware. You can check the number of shots that your 1DX Mark III has taken up to now by using a third-party app, as described on the Canon 1D X Mark III shutter count page.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Canon 1D X Mark III?
No, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Canon 1D X Mark III for flash photography?
The 1DX Mark III's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.
Which battery does the Canon 1D X Mark III use?
Does the Canon 1D X Mark III support geotagging?
The 1DX Mark III has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.
|Camera Model||Canon 1D X Mark III|
|Camera Type||Digital single lens reflex|
|Camera Lens||Canon EF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||January 2020|
|Launch Price||USD 6 499|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||864 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||20 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||5 472 x 3 648 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||6.57 μm|
|Pixel Density||2.31 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/60p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 102 400 ISO|
|ISO Boost||50 - 819 200 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC X|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||91|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||24.2|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||14.5|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||3248|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.2 inch|
|LCD Resolution||2100k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Phase-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||20 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||500 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CFexB cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.1|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||LP-E19 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||2850 shots per charge|
158 x 168 x 83 mm
(6.2 x 6.6 x 3.3 in)
|Camera Weight||1 440 g (50.8 oz)|
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