Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Image Quality

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Image Quality

January 13, 2020 9 By Peter Engel


♪♪♪ Nearly every aspect of image
quality in the EOS-1D X Mark III surpasses its predecessor, the
Mark II model. The benefits are extensive: greater detail,
superior edge sharpness, better rendering of diagonal line
detail, less noise, and even less likelihood of moire and
false colors. The entire imaging system in this camera is new.
The 20.1 million pixel CMOS imaging sensor has been
re-engineered with new circuitry at each pixel to
combat noise and significantly greater read-out speed. The ISO range is extended
from 100 through 102,400, as well. In front of the
image sensor is a new low-pass filter, breaking incoming light
into 16 points instead of the traditional 4 points of previous
low-pass filters. A powerful DIGIC X processor enhances
fine detail from the added low-pass filter information with less
risk of moire patterns. Canon’s Digital Lens Optimizer provides
in-camera corrections to combat optical aberrations at different
settings. Once again, better detail and sharpness is the result
for RAW, JPEG, or video files. Two additional new features
greet the EOS-1D X Mark III user: the option for 10-bit,
HDR-PQ HEIF images, ideally suited for viewing on
HDR-compatible displays and printers. HEIF images can be an
excellent alternative to JPEG files with their extended
detail in highlights. And finally, a clarity option has
been added for control of contrast in mid-tones. Canon didn’t raise the pixel count on the EOS-1D X Mark III, but the
bar has certainly been raised for the image quality it delivers. For Canon USA, I’m Rudy Winston. ♪♪♪