Canon 1D X Mark III Coming Just in Time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Will Have IBIS, Big Improvement in Resolution


More rumors of gear today as we have word that Canon’s 1D X Mark III powerhouse will be coming out just in time for Japan’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics and it could prove to be one of the more powerful devices Canon has out on the market when it drops.

EOS-1D X Mark II from Canon.

Aside from rumors that the camera will be coming out in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we are also hearing that there will be a marked uptick in the resolution on the camera but we don’t have any kind of specific numbers so it is hard to really gauge what that means. We do know that the language does not seem to indicate an incremental improvement but instead promises a leap over what Canon currently has. PetaPixel even says that rumors are painting a picture of a unit that could outperform Nikon’s new D6. That would be a powerhouse from Canon indeed.

One thing that is concrete that will have a lot of people excited is that we’re almost certain that that 2020 Canon 1D X Mark III will have IBIS built into the unit, a feature many have wanted for some time.

PetaPixel also says that the camera will have a “DIGIC processor, Dual CFExpress card slots, and the ability to shoot 6K video without a crop” which “implies” that 4K/60p video without a crop is also possible.

Next year is shaping up to be quite a big one in terms of Canon product releases. We told you a day ago or so that the new, rumored 80MP EOS R will be coming out early in the first quarter of 2020 as well. As I told you in that article, the rumored EOS R “will be a mirrorless with a 80MP full-frame image sensor, a bigger body than the EOS R that has a bigger, tiltable LCD screen and EVF than the EOS R. It will also have a “new” type of joystick and two SD card slots.”

You can read that here if you like.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the Canon 1D X Mark III? What do you think of the arms race between the companies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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