A low-res leaked photo printed by Canon Rumours today purports to show a Canon 1D X Mark III... however, it doesn't look like any 1D camera we have seen in the past couple of decades. 

The colour scheme looks much like a film SLR from years past.The photo has been modified by CR to trim the photographer holding the camera, but this is a real picture of a real Canon camera being used in the wild.  The question is exactly what precisely  are we considering? 

Either Canon is likely to distinguish the 1D Series by adding another color alternative to the mix together with all the 1D X Mark III--that is currently merely exhibited in black at online retailers--or this is merely an unpainted prototype presently being analyzed in the wild.

We'd place our money on the latter option, but based on the online response to this photo, maybe Canon should contemplate placing out a silver-and-black variant of the 1D X.

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