A Look at 1080p, 4K, and Raw 5.5K Video on the New Canon 1D X Mark III Camera

The Canon 1D X Mark III is quite the quantum leap forward from the already capable Mark II, with one of the most noteworthy features being the inclusion of 5.5K raw video at 60 fps using the full width of the sensor. If you are interested in the 1D X Mark III for your own video work, this excellent review will show you what you can expect from the 1080p, 4K, and 5.5K raw video capabilities in the camera.

Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this great video review takes a look at the video capabilities on the new Canon 1D X Mark III camera. There is no doubt that the raw 5.5K video at 60 fps is highly impressive and something many filmmakers will enjoy using, but raw video is also incredibly data and resource intensive and certainly is not something you will want to use on every job you go out on. As such, Laing also takes a look at the 4K and 1080p capabilities as well. The 1D X Mark III can record 4K at up to 60 fps in 10-bit, 4:2:2 color as well as 1080p at up to 120 fps, making it a highly versatile camera for all sorts of workflows. Check out the video above for Laing's full thoughts. 

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How does Canon put glacial improvements for the last decade then come up with this! At least there is some hope that the tech will trickle down to lower models eventually

I agree. It's particularly interesting seeing this uncommon-for-Canon quantum leap for the 1DX3 vs. Nikon's uncommon-for-Nikon D6 in its tortoise-like incrementality.

Do 1DX users really care about video?