Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Achieves an Overall DxOMark Sensor Score of 83 Points

DxOMark has published the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III sensor review and test results: The Canon 1D X Mark III gets an overall DxOmark sensor score of 83 points, behind the Panasonic S1H (100), Nikon D850 (100), Sony a7R IV (99), Sony a9 II (93), NIkon D5 (88), and even behind the Canon 1D X Mark II (88).

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Key specifications:

  • 20MP CMOS sensor
  • 191-point AF system plus dual pixel AF
  • Native ISO 100-102,400, with expansion to ISO 50– 819,200
  • 16 fps viewfinder, or up to 20 fps in LV mode with electronic/mechanical shutter
  • 3.2″ touchscreen LCD
  • 5.5/4K 60p video, Full HD up to 120fps

DxOMark from Conclusion:

Sports journalism is a highly competitive field and requires a camera that can keep pace with the action unfolding in front of the lens. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has been designed with that one goal in mind. Although we at DXOMARK test only sensor performance and no other features, at face value it’s an incredibly fast DSLR with not only blazing AF speed, incredible continuous shooting rates and a prodigious buffer, but also an equally impressive sensor. Admittedly, it’s not quite at the cutting edge in our metrics for sensor performance, but there’s far more to it than that.

Like the Nikon D5 and the Sony a9 II, such cameras are highly specific and a niche purchase. If you’re already a Canon user with a significant investment in lenses and other dedicated system accessories, then there’s not enough difference here in sensor dynamics to get you switch brands. If you’re new to the market, there’s a lot to consider, but even then the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is still more than a worthy contender for your hard-earned cash.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: $6,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon 1D X Mark III and Best Memory Cards for Canon 1D X Mark III.

You can read the full review at DxOMark.