Shooting Tethered with Canon’s Newest DSLR, EOS-1D X Mark III

Posted by: on Feb 06, 2020

Shooting Tethered with Canon’s Newest DSLR, EOS-1D X Mark III
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Tethered photographers who are loyal Canon users have been hit with the news that Canon has welcomed the newest camera from the EOS-1D X line. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III has some notable improvements from its predecessor, the EOS-1D X Mark II. Aesthetically, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III looks very similar to the 1D X Mark II, but the magnesium alloy body has been re-engineered to be more structurally sound and slightly lighter in weight. Let’s go over some of these impressive new features this camera offers.

  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200
  • New 191-point AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head and face using deep learning technology
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF for Fast and Accurate Auto Focus using up to 3869 Manual AF positions and up to 525 automatic positions
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 16fps and up to 20fps in Live View with AF/AE Tracking
  • Achieves a maximum burst rate of 1,000 images or more (RAW+JPEG) in continuous shooting with Dual CFexpress card slots
  • 4K 60p with Canon Log, 10-bit 4:2:2 and 5.5 RAW video internal recording
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS Technology
  • Fast speed and improved user interface for networking with optimal wireless file transmitter WFT-E9 or with built-in ethernet port

Impressive, right? If you are a photographer who shoots tethered regularly, you’re probably wondering a few things regarding tethering with this new DSLR camera. Here’s a brief overview on the essentials when it comes to tethering—whether cabled or wireless.  

Cabled Tethering

Tethering the new EOS-1D X Mark III to your computer is quick and easy with Tether Tools gear. Determine the output of your current computer, whether it’s USB-C or USB-A, and that will determine the cable you need. For a computer that has a USB-C output, you will need a TetherPro USB-C to USB-C Cable. For a USB-A output, a TetherPro USB 3.0 to USB-C Cable is needed.

Need help determining the cable needed to tether to your computer? Follow these simple steps. The “Search by Camera” function on the Tether Tools site is also helpful in determining your specific cable.

Wireless Tethering

With the release of the Air Direct Wireless Tethering System, the ability to tether to the capture software of your choice has never been easier. The Air Direct does not restrict to any kind of proprietary tethering software, allowing you to use programs such as Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, Darkroom, Phocus, and AstroDSLR. In addition, the Air Direct is compatible to all DSLR, Mirrorless and Medium Format cameras, allowing you to bring workflow and efficiency to your tethered shooting. If you’re worried about losing battery power on the Canon EOS-ID X Mark III if you are tethering, the Air Direct does have its own battery, leaving the power source from your camera untouched. Learn more about the Air Direct here.

Tethered Workflow Stations and Power Management Solutions

Shooting tethered doesn’t just end with the TetherPro Cable or our Wireless Tethering Solutions. Tether Tools offers ONsite Power Solutions and portable, stable workstation setups to complement your workflow.

The ONsite Power Solution is an ultra-portable, long lasting and versatile power solution anchored by the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply. A first of its kind product, the D-Tap to AC Power Supply pairs with any battery with a D-Tap connector to create AC outputs and four powered USB ports. Longevity of power relies on your power-consumption and capacity of your batteries. The higher output of your DTAP battery, the longer it will power your gear.

When it comes to your tethered setup, the Tether Table Aero System allows you to build a portable, stable workstation that fits your unique needs. Start with any tripod or C stand, add a stable, lightweight, and portable Tether Table laptop platform and accessorize the set up as you see fit.

You can see our ONsite Power Solutions and Workstation Setups in more detail by visiting the Tether Tools site.

For more information about the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, visit