Backing up and loading settings from a memory card on the EOS 1Dx Mark III.

Article ID: ART176344 | Date published: 02/03/2020 | Date last updated: 03/17/2020


How to back up settings and restore them from a memory card on the EOS 1Dx Mark III.


Save/Load Settings on Card

Save/Load Settings on Card

Current camera settings such as shooting, menu, and Custom Function settings can be saved to a card as a camera settings file. By loading a camera settings file, you can apply the state of the settings as saved. This enables you to save optimal settings for particular scenes or subjects, or load settings files on other EOS-1D X Mark III cameras to use the cameras with the same settings.

Saving Camera Settings

  1. Select [Set-up: Save/load cam settings on card].

  2. Select [Save to card].

  3. Select [OK].

    (1) Target card

    • The camera settings are saved to the card.
    • To rename the file to an 8-character name of your choice before saving it, press the INFO button on the screen in step 3.
    • For instructions, see File Naming. The steps are the same.


  • Camera settings files saved by a camera other than an EOS-1D X Mark III cannot be loaded on this camera.
  • It may not be possible to load camera settings files that were saved by a camera with a different firmware version.


  • Up to ten camera settings files can be saved on a card. If a card already has ten camera settings files, either overwrite existing files or use a different card.

Loading Camera Settings

In step 2, select [Load from card] to display up to ten camera settings files on the card. Select a file, and the camera will load it and apply the state of the settings as saved.




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