The DIGIC X is also the brain behind the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III’s deep-learning AF and also powers its in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer capabilities. This image processing tackles any optical issues that are not possible to correct thorough lens design alone, such as aberrations and diffraction. Since Digital Lens Optimizer doesn’t slow down the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III at all, it can now be used by news, sports and wildlife photographers shooting at top speeds.
A choice of file formats
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III gives you plenty of choice between image file formats, so you can choose the one that’s best suited to the job in hand.
CR3 Raw files
The CR3 Raw files format now makes its way to the EOS-1D series.
- It can be shot uncompressed – maximizing image quality with huge dynamic range and 16,384 gradations per colour channel. Idea when images are going to be heavily processed in post-production.
- Or as a compressed file, saving up to 40 per cent file size with very little noticeable drop in image quality straight out of the camera.
CR3 Raw files are fully supported by our Digital Photo Professional software, which is supplied free of charge with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, as well as by major third-party software developers, such as Adobe and Apple.
JPEG and HEIF files
When you need to transmit your images fast, there is no substitute for JPEG files – until now that is. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III also lets you shoot HEIF files (high efficiency image format), which is based on the HVEC video codec.
HEIF files give improved image quality, compared with JPEG files, but with roughly the same file size. The format allows 10-bit colour for more dynamic range, allowing the capture of HDR PQ images.
The compatibility of HEIF files is growing all the time, these files can also be processed in camera to produce standard JPEG files.