Canon EOS-1D X Mark III being field tested for 2020 Olympics

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III being field tested for 2020 Olympics

According to the latest camera rumors, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – successor to the company's current yet outdated flagship model – is being actively field tested in preparation for an anticipated launch prior to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Its price will put it out of reach of anyone looking for the best Canon camera for everyday use, but its reputation and status in professional sports photography means any news will be eagerly anticipated.

UPDATE: Canon Rumors has been told that the new camera will be announced between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020, which tallies with our expectations below. Of note, the site was told to "expect an evolutionary update and nothing revolutionary. The EOS-1D series simply has to work and be the workhorse professional photographers expect." Further, it was suggested that the Canon EOS R pro model will not be revealed until after the 1D X Mark III hits the market. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a 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 like 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, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. 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.