BEST: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
There are some who have called the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III ($6499) the last great professional DSLR and considering Canon said recently it would no longer be updating its flagship DSLR line to instead focus on mirrorless, at least the legendary 1D series is going out with a bang. The Canon 1D X Mark III is a true picture-taking machine you’ll likely still see on the sidelines of major sporting events and in the hands of top photojournalists for years to come. The 1D X III features a 20.1MP, full frame sensor with a newly designed low-pass filter to capture maximum detail in photos. The camera is powered by Canon’s tried-and-true DIGIC X image process and has a native ISO range of 100-102400 that’s expandable to a whopping 50-819200. To help you never miss the shot, the 1D X III can shoot at up to 16fps with the optical viewfinder, and up to 20fps in Live View with mechanical or silent shutter. The camera’s maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) is 1000+ images so you won’t have to worry about the 1D X Mark III freezing up as it records images or video to its dual CFexpress card slots. The 1D X III uses a 191-point optical viewfinder AF system with head- and face-tracking AF powered by Deep Learning Technology. There’s a new Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for faster control of the AF Point selection. For video shooters, the camera features 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2. The camera has Canon EOS-1D series level of durability including dust and weather resistance with over 70 gaskets and seals. It’s built with a magnesium alloy shell and a magnesium alloy chassis plus a 400,000-cycle shutter, making this final flagship DSLR beast from Canon practically bombproof.