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Canon 1D X Mark III vs Canon M

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the Canon EOS M are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2020 and July 2012. The 1DX Mark III is a DSLR, while the Canon M is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a full frame (1DX Mark III) and an APS-C (Canon M) sensor. The 1DX Mark III has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Canon M provides 17.9 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 1D X Mark III
versus
Canon M
Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF-M mount lenses
20 MP, Full Frame Sensor 17.9 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/60p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-102,400 (50 - 819,200) ISO 100-12,800 (100 - 25,600)
Optical viewfinder No viewfinder, LCD framing
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed touchscreen Fixed touchscreen
20 shutter flaps per second 4.3 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
2850 shots per battery charge230 shots per battery charge
158 x 168 x 83 mm, 1440 g 109 x 66 x 32 mm, 298 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the Canon EOS M? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Canon 1D X Mark III and the Canon M is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The Canon M can be obtained in two different colors (black, white), while the 1DX Mark III is only available in black.

Size Canon 1D X Mark III vs Canon M
Compare 1DX Mark III versus Canon M top
Comparison 1DX Mark III or Canon M rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon M is considerably smaller (73 percent) than the Canon 1D X Mark III. Moreover, the Canon M is substantially lighter (79 percent) than the 1DX Mark III. It is worth mentioning in this context that the 1DX Mark III is splash and dust resistant, while the Canon M does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the 1DX Mark III gets 2850 shots out of its LP-E19 battery, while the Canon M can take 230 images on a single charge of its LP-E12 power pack. As can be seen in the images above, the 1DX Mark III has a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1D X Mark III 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1440 g 2850 Y Jan 2020 6,499 i
2.
 
Canon M 109 mm 66 mm 32 mm 298 g 230 n Jul 2012 599 i
3.
 
Canon M100 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 302 g 295 n Aug 2017 499 i
4.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1530 g 1210 Y Feb 2016 5,999 i
5.
 
Canon M10 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 301 g 255 n Oct 2015 499 i
6.
 
Canon SL1 117 mm 91 mm 69 mm 407 g 380 n Mar 2013 549 i
7.
 
Canon T5i 133 mm 100 mm 79 mm 580 g 440 n Mar 2013 649 i
8.
 
Canon 1D C 158 mm 164 mm 83 mm 1545 g 1120 Y Apr 2012 14,999 i
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark III 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 950 g 950 Y Mar 2012 3,499 i
10.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
11.
 
Canon 1D X 158 mm 168 mm 83 mm 1551 g 1120 Y Oct 2011 6,799 i
12.
 
Canon T3i 133 mm 100 mm 80 mm 570 g 440 n Feb 2011 599 i
13.
 
Canon 5D Mark II 152 mm 114 mm 75 mm 850 g 850 Y Sep 2008 3,499 i
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark III 150 mm 160 mm 80 mm 1385 g 1800 Y Aug 2007 7,999 i
15.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II 156 mm 158 mm 80 mm 1215 g 1200 Y Sep 2004 7,999 i
16.
 
Nikon D6 160 mm 163 mm 92 mm 1270 g 3580 Y Feb 2020 6,499 i
17.
 
Nikon D5 160 mm 159 mm 92 mm 1415 g 3780 Y Jan 2016 6,499 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The Canon M was launched at a markedly lower price (by 91 percent) than the 1DX Mark III, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon 1D X Mark III features a full frame sensor and the Canon M an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the Canon M is 62 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.6. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of chip-set technology, the 1DX Mark III uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC X) than the Canon M (DIGIC V), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 1D X Mark III and Canon M sensor measures

With 20MP, the 1DX Mark III offers a higher resolution than the Canon M (17.9MP), but the 1DX Mark III nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 6.57μm versus 4.31μm for the Canon M) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the 1DX Mark III is a much more recent model (by 7 years and 5 months) than the Canon M, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon 1D X Mark III implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the 1DX Mark III for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon M are 25.9 x 17.3 inches or 65.8 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 13.8 inches or 52.7 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 17.3 x 11.5 inches or 43.9 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 102400, which can be extended to ISO 50-819200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS M are ISO 100 to ISO 12800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

1DX Mark III versus Canon M MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the 1DX Mark III provides substantially higher image quality than the Canon M, with an overall score that is 26 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.1 bits higher color depth, 3.3 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 1D X Mark III Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484K/60p24.214.53248 91
2.
 
Canon M APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.2827 65
3.
 
Canon M100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.512.91272 78
4.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484K/60p24.113.53207 88
5.
 
Canon M10 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.4753 65
6.
 
Canon SL1 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.811.3843 63
7.
 
Canon T5i APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.711.2681 61
8.
 
Canon 1D C Full Frame 17.9 5184 34564K/24p...... ..
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark III Full Frame 22.1 5760 38401080/30p24.011.72293 81
10.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
11.
 
Canon 1D X Full Frame 17.9 5184 34561080/30p23.811.82786 82
12.
 
Canon T3i APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.5793 65
13.
 
Canon 5D Mark II Full Frame 21.0 5616 37441080/30p23.711.91815 79
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark III Full Frame 21.0 5616 3744none24.012.01663 80
15.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II Full Frame 16.6 4992 3328none23.311.31480 74
16.
 
Nikon D6 Full Frame 20.7 5568 37124K/30p...... ..
17.
 
Nikon D5 Full Frame 20.7 5588 37124K/30p25.112.32343 88

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the 1DX Mark III provides a higher video resolution than the Canon M. It can shoot video footage at 4K/60p, while the Canon M is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the 1DX Mark III has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the Canon M relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon 1D X Mark III and Canon M in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIIoptical Y 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0 n n
2.
 
Canon Mnone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.3 n n
3.
 
Canon M100none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1 Y n
4.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 16.0 n n
5.
 
Canon M10none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.6 Y n
6.
 
Canon SL1optical n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.9 Y n
7.
 
Canon T5ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon 1D Coptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 14.0 n n
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIIoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 n n
10.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
11.
 
Canon 1D Xoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 14.0 n n
12.
 
Canon T3ioptical n 3.0 1040 swivel n 1/4000s 3.7 Y n
13.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 3.9 n n
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIIoptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
15.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIoptical Y 2.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 4.0 n n
16.
 
Nikon D6optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
17.
 
Nikon D5optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n

One feature that is present on the 1DX Mark III, but is missing on the Canon M is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The Canon 1D X Mark III has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The 1DX Mark III writes its imaging data to CFexpress cards, while the Canon M uses SDXC cards. The 1DX Mark III features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the Canon M only has one slot.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and Canon EOS M and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIIYmonomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Canon MYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon M100-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
4.
 
Canon 1D X Mark IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
5.
 
Canon M10-stereomono--mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon SL1YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
7.
 
Canon T5iYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
8.
 
Canon 1D CYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIIYmonomonoYYmini2.0---
10.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Canon 1D XYmono-Y-mini2.0---
12.
 
Canon T3iYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Canon 5D Mark IIYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIIYmono----2.0---
15.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark IIY-----2.0---
16.
 
Nikon D6YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
17.
 
Nikon D5YstereomonoYYmini3.0---

It is notable that the 1DX Mark III has a headphone jack, which is not present on the Canon M This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Canon 1D X Mark III (unlike the Canon M) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the 1DX Mark III has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

The 1DX Mark III is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the Canon M has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the Canon M was succeeded by the Canon EOS M3. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Canon 1D X Mark III better than the Canon M or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Advantages of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20 vs 17.9MP) with a 6% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (26 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.1 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (3.3 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC X vs DIGIC V).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/60p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (20 vs 4.3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (2850 versus 230) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years and 5 months of technical progress since the Canon M launch.


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS M:

  • More compact: Is smaller (109x66mm vs 158x168mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 1142g or 79 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (91 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in July 2012).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the 1DX Mark III is the clear winner of the match-up (25 : 5 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

1DX Mark III 25:05 Canon M

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 1D X Mark III and the Canon M place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the 1DX Mark III or the Canon M perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 1D X Mark III..+ +..4.5/54/5 Jan 2020 6,499 i
2.
 
Canon M3/5+..4/54/5 Jul 2012 599 i
3.
 
Canon M1003/5+..4/53.5/5 Aug 2017 499 i
4.
 
Canon 1D X Mark II....89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 5,999 i
5.
 
Canon M10........4/5 Oct 2015 499 i
6.
 
Canon SL14/5+78/1004/54/5 Mar 2013 549 i
7.
 
Canon T5i....76/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2013 649 i
8.
 
Canon 1D C.......... Apr 2012 14,999 i
9.
 
Canon 5D Mark III..+ +82/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2012 3,499 i
10.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
11.
 
Canon 1D X5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2011 6,799 i
12.
 
Canon T3i3/5o77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2011 599 i
13.
 
Canon 5D Mark II4/591/10079/1004/5.. Sep 2008 3,499 i
14.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark III....+ +4.5/5.. Aug 2007 7,999 i
15.
 
Canon 1Ds Mark II....+ +.... Sep 2004 7,999 i
16.
 
Nikon D6......4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2020 6,499 i
17.
 
Nikon D5....89/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 6,499 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon 1D X Mark III vs Canon M

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF-M mount lenses
    Launch Date January 2020 July 2012
    Launch Price USD 6,499 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 332.27 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 26.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 17.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.57 μm 4.31 μm
    Pixel Density 2.31 MP/cm2 5.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/60p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 102,400 ISO 100 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 819,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC X DIGIC V
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 91 65
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.2 22.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.5 11.2
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3248 827
    Screen Specs Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder no viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Continuous Shooting 20 shutter flaps/s 4.3 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy500 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CFexpress cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Geotagging GPS built-in no internal GPS
    Body Specs Canon 1D X Mark III Canon M
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type LP-E19 LP-E12
    Battery Life (CIPA)2850 shots per charge230 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm
    (6.2 x 6.6 x 3.3 in)
    109 x 66 x 32 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.3 in)
    Camera Weight 1440 g (50.8 oz) 298 g (10.5 oz)

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