102 updates on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

102 updates on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III packs some of the most cutting- and bleeding-edge tech ever seen in a camera, with Canon's latest flagship DSLR proving that the manufacturer certainly isn't afraid to push the envelope.

If you've read our Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (opens in new tab) you'll know just how impressed we were with the camera. However, it's easy to focus on the headline specs – the Deep Learning AF, the full-width 5.5K 12-bit RAW, the 20fps burst – and overlook just how much is actually new in this device.

So here are 102 updates found on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III compared to its predecessor, the 1D X Mark II…

1.     USB-C
2.     Faster ethernet
3.     N3 socket moved
4.     New grip
5.     2x HDMI 2
6.     CFexpress
7.     Smart Controller
8.     New mirror system
9.     New shutter
10.   New sensor
11.   New low pass filter
12.   Higher ISO
13.   Less noise
14.   Dynamic range
15.   FPS
16.   FPS Iv
17.   Improved AF in Live View
18.   New AF sensor
19.   New screen
20.   New AF point display
21.   Wi-Fi built in
22.   Phone app
23.   Bluetooth
24.   New WFT
25.   Browser remote
26.   IPTC input
27.   Improved FTP setup
28.   SFTP
29.   Record to different cards (video)
30.   4K full frame
31.   5.5K RAW video
32.   C Log
33.   10-bit
34.   H.265
35.   Focus peaking
36.   Focus assist
37.   4K UHD
38.   Network menu
39.   Auto AF Case
40.   More AF points
41.   More cross-type points
42.   Improved smart tracking
43.   Deep Learning AF
44.   10-bit HEIF
45.   Dual network functions
46.   Highlight tone priority update
47.   Clarity
48.   Straighten option in edit
49.   New sharpening presets
50.   Lower light AF
51.   Brighter light AF
52.   Auto light optimizer
53.   Higher res screen
54.   Touchscreen
55.   Battery life
56.   More custom controls
57.   Illuminated buttons
58.   Proxy file
59.   Silent shooting
60.   Eye AF
61.   CR3 RAW
62.   CR3 compressed RAW
63.   Time in viewfinder
64.   New Digic
65.   Oversampled video
66.   Name folders
67.   H.264
68.   120p with AF
69.   Global reset
70.   Lighter weight
71.   Improved body design
72.   New E TTL settings
73.   New metering sensor
74.   Head tracking
75.   Set up network offline
76.   Up to 25 FTP server presets
77.   Movie auto slow shutter
78.   Continuous medium setting
79.   802.1X authentication
80.   IPV6
81.   Movie IS
82.   Main control update
83.   Voice memo while sending
84.   Image search tool
85.   HDR PQ support
86.   HDR view options
87.   Bigger buffer
88.   1:1 ratio in finder
89.   500K shutter life
90.   Updated sharpening processing
91.   HEIF to JPEG conversion
92.   Reduced viewfinder blackout time
93.   Touchscreen lock with VF
94.   Improved sensor cleaning
95.   UI magnification
96.   Priority card slot
97.   AF Cases for Live View
98.   New AF mode selection for Live View
99.   Offline network setup
100. Diffraction correction for movies
101. DLO when shooting
102. Enhanced DLO for in-camera raw editing

Read more: 

Hands on: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (opens in new tab)
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: 20.1MP sensor, 5.5K 12-bit RAW, "Smart" optical joystick (opens in new tab)
"Our focus is on RF”, says Canon – no new EF lenses unless "market demands it" (opens in new tab)

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.