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Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
Built for speed, versatility, and reliability, the Canon EOS R3 combines the technology from their mirrorless EOS R system with the robustness and performance you'd expect from a flagship DSLR. Revolving around a new full-frame stacked sensor, updated AF performance, and refined body design, the EOS R3 is first 3-Series camera since the film era and plants itself as a fast-shooting, flexible, and contemporary mirrorless camera.
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Canon R3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Full-Frame Stacked Sensor and DIGIC X Processor
  • 3Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 4Body Design

Built for speed, versatility, and reliability, the Canon EOS R3 combines the technology from their mirrorless EOS R system with the robustness and performance you'd expect from a flagship DSLR. Revolving around a new full-frame stacked sensor, updated AF performance, and refined body design, the EOS R3 is first 3-Series camera since the film era and plants itself as a fast-shooting, flexible, and contemporary mirrorless camera.

Among the most significant technologies in the R3 is the 24.1MP stacked sensor which affords truly fast readout speeds to help reduce rolling shutter distortion and benefit fast continuous shooting and video recording applications. This full-frame BSI CMOS sensor is also benefitted by an updated DIGIC X processor, which helps boost the overall speed for up to 30 fps continuous shooting with an electronic shutter, 6K 60p raw and 4K 120p video recording, and intelligent Dual Pixel CMOS II autofocus with Eye Control AF for intuitive focus point selection.

The R3 is also the first EOS R-series camera to feature a built-in vertical grip, making it an ergonomic choice for long shooting times and for seamlessly switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations. The rugged body design also incorporates a high-resolution 5.76m-dot OLED EVF and a 3.2" vari-angle touchscreen LCD, along with dual memory card slots, wireless and wired connectivity, and an updated Multi-Function Shoe design for expanded accessory compatibility.

Full-Frame Stacked Sensor and DIGIC X Processor
24.1MP BSI Stacked CMOS Sensor
A first for EOS cameras, the R3 features a stacked sensor design that promotes impressively fast read-out speeds to greatly reduce rolling shutter distortion and enable faster shooting performance. This 24.1MP full-frame CMOS chip also has a back-illuminated design that is more efficient at gathering light, which leads to reduced noise, higher clarity, and smoother color rendering, particularly when working in low-light conditions.
DIGIC X Processor
An updated DIGIC X complements the new sensor design with capable processing and the ability to perform simultaneous high-speed tasks, such as 30 fps high-speed shooting while performing AF and AE readings before each frame. The processor also helps to realize a broad sensitivity range from ISO 100-102400, which is expandable to ISO 50-204800, for working in a broad variety of lighting conditions.
Electronic Shutter
A main benefit of the stacked sensor design is a highly usable electronic shutter function that is able to shoot continuously at up to 30 fps, for up to 150 raw frames, with virtually no rolling shutter distortion. When working in manual or shutter-priority modes, the top shutter speed is 1/64,000 sec and flash sync is even possible with an electronic shutter, up to 1/180 sec. This versatile shutter function is inherently silent, but can be paired with a choice of audible shutter noises to go along with each shutter click to make it easier for subjects to recognize when a photo has been taken.

A manual shutter is also available, and offers a top continuous shooting speed of 12 fps, with a buffer of more than 1000 frames, along with a top flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.
6K Raw and DCI/UHD 4K Video Recording
Also contributing to notable video performance, the 24MP full-frame sensor offers high-res 6K raw 12-bit internal recording and uncropped 4K 120p 10-bit recording with Canon Log 3. Both 6K and 5.6K recording areas can also be used for oversampled DCI and UHD 4K shooting with improved sharpness, reduced moiré, and lower noise. HDR-PQ recording is possible, too, for in-camera HDR production and external recording, via the HDMI port supports a clean 4K output at up to 60 fps. All-I, IPB, and IPB Light compression options are available, along with the ability to use Dual Pixel CMOS AF II when shooting at up to 6K raw. Unlimited recording times are possible, too, and the R3 features both mic and headphone ports, as well as a micro-HDMI Type-D port for clean output to an external recorder.
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
An improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system features 1053 automatic AF points, which cover the entire sensor area, for faster, more responsive, and more precise focusing performance. This upgraded phase-detection focusing system also has enhanced subject detection and tracking, with the ability to intelligently recognize eyes, faces, heads (including helmets), animals, and vehicles and tracking will automatically lock onto these subjects and maintain sharp focus throughout burst captures. Dual Pixel AF II's low-luminance limit has also been improved to focus down to an impressive -7.5 EV for accurate focusing even in nighttime conditions.
Eye Control AF
New to EOS digital cameras, Canon is re-introducing Eye Control AF with the R3. This popular feature from the film era has now been refined and tuned to work in conjunction with Dual Pixel CMOS AF's intelligent focusing capabilities. Eye Control AF essentially allows shooters to use their eye to initiate where the focus point is simply by looking through the electronic viewfinder, and then the camera will take control using subject tracking and detection to keep the sighted subject in sharp focus.
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilizer
An In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS) corrects unwanted camera shake when shooting handheld, helping to shoot handheld in low-light conditions and reduce shake when recording videos. This 5-axis system can be also used in conjunction with lenses featuring optical image stabilization to compensate for up to 8 stops of camera shake depending on the specific lens in use.
Body Design
5.76m-Dot EVF and Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
An impressive 5.76m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is featured for clear, high-resolution eye-level viewing. This 0.76x-magnification finder is benefitted by the stacked sensor design, too, and affords blackout free viewing when working with an electronic shutter and supports a 120-fps refresh rate for realistic motion portrayal. The large area of the viewfinder also permits displaying extensive shooting information, if desired, and the information display rotates with the camera for more natural viewing.

In addition to the EVF, a 3.2" vari-angle LCD is also available and benefits working high, low, and front-facing angles. The flexible position is complemented by a touchscreen interface and the impressive 4.15m-dot resolution allows for vivid playback and live view monitoring.
Professional-Grade Body Construction
Taking after flagship DSLR designs, the R3 sports a robust and ergonomic body design fit with an integrated vertical grip for improved comfort when working in either horizontal or vertical shooting orientations. The R3 features both the smart controller and multi-controller from previous EOS cameras, making for an intuitive handling experience, and it has a similar rear layout to the 1D X Mark III and R5 bodies. This larger body design also makes room for the high-capacity LP-E19 battery for extended shooting sessions and is built to the same weather-sealed specifications as the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III.
Dual Memory Card Slots
The EOS R3 has dual card memory card slots—one CFexpress Type B slot and one UHS-II SD slot—for file-saving flexibility. The CFexpress Type B slot should be prioritized for 6K video recording and fast continuous shooting, and the SD slot is a convenient alternative for backups or less speed-critical shooting.
Connectivity
Extensive wired and wireless connectivity options are available, allowing for multiple methods of transferring photos, videos, and voice memo data. Physically, the camera features a 1000BASE-T Ethernet interface and RJ-45 port for a fast and secure hardwired connection. When transferring wirelessly, 5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is available for transferring and remote camera control. Users of select smartphones can also make use of their device's mobile data for sharing files directly from the camera over 5G networks when the device is connected to the R3 via USB.

There is also a built-in GPS module, which is compatible with GLONASS and QZSS, for in-camera location tagging to help streamline any geotagging and timestamp needs.
Next-Generation Multi-Function Shoe
An update to a conventional hot shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe adds a row of pins at the front of the design to permit greater accessory functionality as well as provide power to select accessory types that traditionally rely on separate batteries. This updated shoe is compatible with select accessories, including the ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter, DM-E1D Stereo Microphone, and AD-P1 Smartphone Link Adapter, as well as the AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter to provide compatibility with legacy shoe-mounted accessories.
Firmware Version 1.1.1, Released Feb 2022
Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.1 If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
  • Adds the ability to use Smart phone link adapter AD-P1.
  • Adds the ability, when using EOS Utility or Browser Remote for remote shooting with two cards inserted, to set the recording method and select the card to be recorded to.
  • Adds the ability to cancel [Subject Tracking] by pressing the Quick Control and then buttons.
  • Adds Ukrainian as an option to the language of "Browser Remote".
    Improves operation stability during FTP transfer.
  • Fixes an issue that in rare instances, the camera may become inoperable when shooting in the Servo AF setting while operating the AF-ON button.
  • Fixes an issue in which the camera cannot be used as an access point if the camera is being used in a region that only support 2.4GHz bandwidth for Wi-Fi connections.

 

UPC: 013803338355

Canon R3 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 26.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.1 Megapixel
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/64000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/64000 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
1/8000 30 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode
1/8000 30 Seconds in Program Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
100 to 102,400 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White Balance2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingElectronic Shutter
Up to 30 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 150 Frames (Raw) / 540 Frames (JPEG)
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) / 1000 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
6000 x 4000
3744 x 2496
16:9 JPEG
6000 x 3368
3984 x 2240
2976 x 1680
2400 x 1344
4:3 JPEG
5328 x 4000
3552 x 2664
2656 x 1992
2112 x 1600
3:2 JPEG
3984 x 2656
2976 x 1984
2400 x 1600
1:1 JPEG
4000 x 4000
2656 x 2656
1984 x 1984
1600 x 1600
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw, HEIF
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Raw RecordingRaw 12-Bit
6000 x 3164 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [720 to 2600 Mb/s]
Recording ModesH.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [85 to 1880 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [85 to 1880 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [28 to 470 Mb/s]
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
4K (4096 x 2160)
1080p (1920 x 1080)
Gamma CurveCanon Log 3
Recording LimitUnlimited
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio Recording2-Channel AAC Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: CFexpress Type B
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
Other I/O1 x RJ45
1 x Canon N3 Control
1 x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS, GLONASS, QZSS
Monitor
Size3.2"
Resolution4,150,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.5"
Resolution5,760,000 Dot
Eye Point23 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 1053
Autofocus Sensitivity-7.5 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionIntelligent Hot Shoe, PC Terminal, Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 10.8 VDC, 2700 mAh
or
1 x LP-E4N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 11.1 VDC, 2450 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Intelligent Hot Shoe
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.9 x 5.6 x 3.4" / 150 x 142.6 x 87.2 mm
Weight1.8 lb / 822 g (Body Only)
2.2 lb / 1015 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.625 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 7.9 x 7.9"

Canon R3 Reviews

Great Machine

By K A
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

I have used the 1 D and 1Dx series for several years now. I bought a R6 to trial the mirrorless system and was not a real fan. I took a chance on the R3 after waiting almost 9 months it finally was available. Ordered and received it the next day (B&H is wonderful). I have had a few test shoots so far and I am amazed at the image quality, speed, and ease of use and set up. Customizing the camera is a breeze (as was the 1Dx but this has a few more options). Performance is crazy good. The low light performance is like nothing I have ever seen from Canon ( I started with the 10D). I can use all of my many EF lenses without issue with the RF adaptor. Lugging the camera in the field and on the sidelines is much easier as the camera is lighter. I was concerned about only having 24 MP as I shoot sports, and Landscape and would like to have the detail before and after crops. I have always thought the 1 series sacrifices a bit too many megapixels for speed . After shooting with this camera I think the 24 MP is a decent sweet spot. The file size is managble, and If I have to do any extreme cropping I can still maintain quality with the LR Enhance feature, or Topaz Gigapixel plug in. Over all I love this camera.

New R3 to test besides my R,5,6,7

By Angie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

I just got the R3 but so far the autofocus seem to be very good it doesn't seem to hunt as much as the R,5,6 seem to be the best one so far. But it has a lot of setting even more than the R5,6,7. to get set just right. The eye focusing has its place but i don't think it's good for everything. It does seem to work very well once you calibrate it a few time in different light. Where you look is where the focus point moves to super cool. I used it in a herd of bison and it would focus on the bison that you looked at. I have set the R3 up with triple back button focus one with eye/ subject tracking, one with single point focus just like a DSLR so when the subject tracking doesn't lock on, and the other with the eye focusing tracking. The camera is way lighter than the 1DXlll, and super fast he 30FPS is way to much for most shooting but has its place in fast action sports are fast moving wildlife/birds. I would have loved to seen a 45-55MP like the sony A1 but maybe in the R1. I think this is the best camera that canon has built in their proline to date. I really think this was the R1 but sony came out with the A1 with 50 MP and they had to rethink the R1. Either way the R3 is super nice,well built and fast super fast. We are headed to alaska for brown bears then Tetons for elk rut. So I should have some Comparison shots of the R3,5,6,7 soon. I will be doing a side by side comparison to the R3,5,6,7 here in the near future and post the Video on our youtube channel. Jeff and Angie Photography. If you are think about buying a R3 i would not wait it's a great camera call B&H and get one you'll be happy you did!!!!!!

Great Camera

By Donald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-27

My first mirrorless camera, still learning about mirrorless but as far as i have progressed a super great camera but very expensive. Had to decide if it was worth the cost over the r5000 but after holding it and the feel and feature made me decide on the R3. Pangolin photo Safaris did a revue of this camera, well worth watching.

Incredible Upgrade

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-26

I upgraded from my D1 finally. It is light, fast, easy to use Camera. I have now used it in several shoots and events and love it! I use the adapter for all my Canon lenses (8) that I own and no issues. Obviously Canon will phase out their DSLRs so all of us will need to get used to the Mirrorless cameras out there.

speed and creativity

By Hanquan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-25

he perfect combination of automatic file P. speed sensitive focal length, etc. makes me more creative. I love it so much!

Great camera

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-19

I am very happy with my R3. I use it to shoot interior events in low light situations. I have been pleased to find it has a high frequency anti flicker mode that will automatically set a shutter speed to prevent flicker related exposure issues. This feature has been very useful in my event photography. The low light performance of the R3 has been great. The ergonomics of this camera are fabulous as it feels perfect in my hand. The AF and eye tracking performance are incredible. I love this camera!

Beast Mode

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

I told myself that I wouldn't buy a new camera after I purchased the canon 1DX Mark 3. Well that lasted as long as John stayed in the Army (as my father would say). This camera is running circles around the 1DXM3. I waited a long time and had many sleepless nights before making the final decision to purchase this camera. It's EVERYTHING! I'm finding it's hard to pick back up the 1DXM3 (LOL) I will admit it's taking me some time to get used to the EVF vs the OVF. The electronic shutter will have you amazed. I'm almost afraid to keep it in continuous mode because I can't really hear the shutter and wondering how much post processing is ahead of me with thousands of images. (LOL) The AF doesn't miss!!! I no longer have any out of focus images when shooting games. I love it!

Learning Curve

By Jonathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-30

I think in time I will love this camera but it is fairly different from a DSLR. Coming from 1DXmii and the like. Can't really just take it out of the box and start shooting effectively. Forcing myself to use it so I get comfortable with it. It has some amazing features. I haven't gotten the eye control focus to work/calibrate. I wear glasses but can't get it to calibrate without glasses either.

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