CANON 1D X MARK III FOR MALAYSIAN RELEASE IN FEBRUARY 2020, BOASTING ITS FIRST FULL-FRAME CANON CAMERA TO FEATURE 4K VIDEO WITHOUT CROPPING

Published by Idan Ma'at @ 21/01/2020

Andrew Koh (許志遠), President & CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia and Albert Mah (馬成強), Head of Imaging Communication Products Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia Posing with the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III at the showcase event.

Canon has just kicked off the year of 2020 with its latest high-end, professional DSLR, the EOS-1D Mark III. The Mark III follows the 1D X Mark II released in 2016 and comes with a new sensor, new image processor, new autofocus system, and revised controls. The 1D is Canon’s professional camera specifically used at weddings, in studios, and out in wildlife preserves. With the all-new EOS-1D X Mark III, it is the first full-frame Canon camera to feature 4K video without cropping. The camera comes with a powerful 20.1-megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and the new DIGIC X image processor, the Mark III delivers top-notch image quality in a wide range of shooting situations.

new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

The high-precision tracking AF features are supported during high-speed burst shooting as well.  Using the optical viewfinder, the camera can shoot as fast as 16fps, while Live View shooting via mechanical or silent shutter allows it to go up to 20fps.

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The camera also comes with a CMOS sensor which features a newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter, Canon’s DIGIC X image processor, and a DIGIC 8 processor dedicated to its AF/AE functionality. With this, the 1D X Mark III provides 3.1 times the image processing power, 380 times Dual CMOS AF processing performance, and uses less power compared to its predecessor. It also features an ISO range of 100 to 102400 and is expandable to 50 – 819200.

Jack Kik (郭鴻發), Senior Product Specialist, Imaging Communication Products Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia, Andrew Koh (許志遠), President & CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia and Albert Mah (馬成強), Head of Imaging Communication Products Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia during a Q&A session with the media.

The camera’s optical viewfinder system offers 191-point with 155 cross-type point autofocus (AF), which uses Deep Learning Technology to track a subject’s features such as head and face. According to Canon, the AF sensor is based on a new square pixel design that provides the sensor 28 times the resolution at the center.

Andrew Koh (許志遠), President & CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia talks about Canon Malaysia, the general business landscape and Canon Malaysia’s commitment to the industry and plans for the company’s expansion and advancements.

The Canon 1D X Mark III also features a new Smart Controller function built into the AF-On button. This allows users to quickly select AF points by dragging their finger across the button’s surface while looking through the optical viewfinder or in Live View.

Albert Mah (馬成強), Head of Imaging Communication Products Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia gives a welcoming speech at the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III showcase event.

Other features include built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS radios, plus a built-in gigabit Ethernet port. The camera body has been enhanced with button illumination and touch autofocus. But existing 1D users should have no trouble acclimating themselves to the new model as the overall layout is very similar.

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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is priced at RM29,999 for the body only and is available for pre-orders from today until the 11th February 2020. An extra battery will be given if purchase is made during this promotion period.