The signs point to a soon, official introduction of the new Canon flagship DSLR EOS-1 DX Mark III. Canon had already confirmed the development of the EOS 1DX Mark III in October last year and announced here also internal Raw Recording - which should mean a small revolution for DSLRs.
Meanwhile, the specs of the Canon EOS-1 DX Mark III are circulating on the Internet and for filmmakers, they really have it in them (if they are true). So the new EOS-1 DX Mark III should be able to record 5.4K RAW video with up to 60 fps internally (Dual CFExpress Card Slots). The resolution here should be 5,472 × 2,886 pixels. Also on board seems to be 4K FullSensor Readout in 10 Bit with Canon Log - even up to max. 60p.
The data rate is specified at 2.600 Mbps for 50/60p RAW, at 24.25/30p it should be 1800 Mbps, 4K DCI in the ALL-I version is 940 Mbps.
At first sight the new EOS-1 DX Mark III could compete with the C500 MKII (here our test from the same company, but there seems to be a small but important limitation with the EOS-1 DX Mark III. The Dual Pixel AF should not be available with the EOS-1 DX Mark III for RAW recording and also not for 4K 60p shots.
Nevertheless the EOS-1 DX Mark III would be thanks to internal RAW recording as close to a RED as never before and "on top" you get a full-grown professional DSLR at its best. Of course the question of the price remains. If it stays in the 6.000 Euro range, the new Canon EOS-1 DX Mark III could become a real alternative for filmmakers.
And suddenly everything happens very quickly: While the DSLR/DSLM competition is still tinkering with external RAW recording, Canon is raising the bar a few notches with internal RAW recording.
On the other hand: with corresponding high-resolution (RAW) video formats one should also consider that the focus evaluation via external monitoring is considerably simplified here.
2020 promises to be a very exciting year for filmmakers ...