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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Will Break After 8 Hours of Use

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That’s right, folks. This brand new $6,500 camera won’t make it past a single day’s worth of continued use. Is this the end for Canon?

As I was looking over the specs sheet for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, a few numbers popped out to me. First, for being totally outrageous. Then as I ran them together, I was shocked — shocked, I tell you — at the results. How could Canon be so careless about its supposed “flagship” camera? Please share my hard-hitting piece above that exposes Canon for what they really are. The world must know.

The math looks something like this.

The 1D X Mark III shoots 16 fps.
The buffer size of the 1D X Mark III is 1,000 shots.
1,000 / 16 = 62.5
Each buffer fill takes 62.5 seconds of shooting to achieve.

The shutter mechanism is rated for 500,000 shots.
500,000 / 1,000 = 500
You can fill the buffer 500 times before the shutter dies.

62.5 * 500 = 31,250
It will take 31,250 seconds to kill the shutter…
Meaning it will take 520.83 minutes to kill the shutter…
Meaning it will take 8 hours, 40 minutes, and 48 seconds to kill the 1D X Mark III shutter.

Is this shamelessly misleading and did I selectively not factor in things like the wait time for the buffer to clear and the fact that shutter life is just an estimate? Yes. Did you still get a chuckle from this? I hope so. Props to Canon for making such a beast of a camera that made it possible to joke about it being so bad because its specs sheet is so dang good.

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