This souped-up full-frame mirrorless delivers glorious usability, picture high quality & efficiency




Canon’s latest, highest-end mirrorless digicam, the EOS R3, seems to be prepared and prepared to compete head-to-head with a few different souped-up mirrorless cameras, specifically the Sony A1 and the Nikon Z9. Not solely do all three of those cameras include some hefty worth tags however additionally they come filled with high-performance stacked full-frame sensors, insanely-fast steady taking pictures speeds, extremely versatile and complex autofocusing techniques. Nevertheless, there are some notable variations within the cameras’ specs in addition to, arguably, the goal buyer for these fashions. 

On the coronary heart of the R3 is a 24MP stacked full-frame CMOS sensor, which places it fairly a bit beneath the A1’s 50MP sensor and the Z9’s 45MP sensor. Should you’re searching for a high-resolution digicam for landscapes, portraiture, editorial and different high-detail work, the EOS R3 won’t be one of the best match. Nevertheless, I feel Canon understands that. For these topics, the higher-res EOS R5 is true there. As an alternative, the Canon R3 is a little more focused to a sure subset {of professional} photographers, specifically sports activities photographers and different photojournalists — a minimum of from a stills perspective. The R3 packs in excellent AF efficiency and burst taking pictures speeds however paired with nimble, easy-to-edit and easy-to-transfer information. Within the press picture world, velocity is an enormous precedence and arguably extra so than sheer picture decision.



I just lately spent a while testing and taking pictures with the Canon R3, oftentimes paired up with an RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS lens. As an enormous fan of wildlife images, I used to be instantly curious to see how the R3 and its up to date autofocusing system with Animal/Hen-detection AF, 1053 AF factors, and nifty Eye Management AF labored out within the subject. Plus, with as much as 30fps burst taking pictures and utterly silent operation, the R3 is each quick and quiet, making it appear to be a great wildlife digicam.


RF 100-500mm: 500mm, F7.1, 1/1000s, ISO 8000

Nevertheless, does the 24MP sensor put it at a drawback for birding and wildlife? Particularly for fowl images, having a number of cropping potential may be an essential issue; you might not all the time be capable to get near your topics, and also you would possibly must resort to some cropping later to get a greater composition. Thankfully, the R3 performs very effectively in almost each space, each when it comes to efficiency and picture high quality. Whereas sure, having a bit extra decision can be good, I can not complain concerning the high-quality pictures I received from the R3. The digicam definitely captures pictures with a number of advantageous element, glorious colours and it handles increased ISO conditions very effectively.


RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM: 105mm, F4, 1/400s, ISO 100, +0.7EV

Should you’re curious how Canon’s new, high-performance full-frame mirrorless digicam handles within the subject, together with discussions on its design and ergonomics plus efficiency and autofocus capabilities, try our Canon R3 Fingers-on Overview.



Oh, and I am positive you will discover that we have not but touched on the spectacular array of video options that the R3 has to supply. We’re not performed with the R3 simply but. Keep tuned for additional R3 testing!

• Canon R3 Fingers-on Overview • Gallery • Lab Samples •


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