Canon EOS R3 in Review

20 May 2022

While the Canon EOS R mirrorless range of cameras has always appealed to the more serious photographers out there, the EOS R3, which we have the pleasure of reviewing today, will be hard for professionals to ignore. Let's uncover just what makes this camera so suitable for professional workflows.

The Canon EOS R3 includes a newly-designed backside-illuminated full-frame image sensor, which works in tandem with Canon's DIGIC X image processor. This combo allows the camera to deliver 24MP resolution stills as well as excellent video results; we are talking 6K raw video recording. 

More advanced photographers and videographers often find themselves working in varied, more difficult conditions. The Canon EOS R3 is up to any such task, with brilliant image quality in all lighting conditions and throughout the camera's broad 50-204800 ISO range.

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The excellent pro-level image processor also helps the EOS R3 to bring the speed. We mean this both in terms of the rapid-fire continuous shooting rate of up to 30 frames per second, and the fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system that helps users make the most of this feature. The AF system of the EOS R3 makes use of 1053 AF points, and it is not just noteworthy for its speed but also for its versatility. The Eye AF function means users can determine the focal point simply by looking through the viewfinder. This leaning towards fast performance obviously makes the Canon EOS R3 perfect for serious sports photography.

In the modern age of on-the-go content creation and photojournalism, everyone is seeking advanced stability and smooth, blur-free results. The Canon EOS R3 is capable of such qualities without the aid of a gimbal or even a tripod, thanks to its 5-Axis IS system and resulting 8-stops of stabilisation.

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We touched on the R3's impressive video performance at the top but there is more to boast about than the maximum resolution. 4K DCI/UHD video can be recorded and it is eye-catching when played back, thanks to being downsampled. Both headphone and microphone ports are available for producing audio that matches the advanced video quality, while with unlimited recording times you can put the camera to use for everything from home movies and vlogs to more advanced video projects.

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Like the pro-level EOS 1 DSLR series cameras, Canon makes its intentions clear with the EOS R3, pairing its weather-sealed, workhorse-like build with an integrated vertical grip; this allows for comfortable shooting in any orientation and also finds the camera compatible with a longer life LP-E19 lithium battery for enhanced shooting times.

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This exciting camera features dual memory card slots for managing files in a manner that suits you, as well as a variety of advanced connectivity options. There is not just Bluetooth and WiFi but also an ethernet port, which means more serious users can develop a workflow for quickly sharing their large and plentiful files.

The Canon EOS R3 provides users with the best of both worlds in terms of image composition, with a tilting and touch-sensitive LCD screen, which is best for a variety of purposes, not least vlogging, as well as a superb high-resolution EVF; this latter option is not only perfect for the purists but thanks to it allowing blackout-free shooting when using the electronic shutter, it is ideal for sports enthusiasts who want to make the most of the fast continuous shooting speeds of the EOS R3.

As you can see, the Canon EOS R3 earns its place as the flagship model in the impressive EOS R lineup. To learn more about the other products in the EOS R range, including the best Canon lenses to pair with your EOS R camera, keep an eye out for more product reviews and roundups on our photography blog; it's also the perfect place to find photography tips and advice.

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