The Canon R3 is the pinnacle of photographic engineering, boasting an incredible range of features and functions. This camera is designed to seamlessly fit into your existing Canon EOS R ecosystem with a familiar layout and robust, weather-sealed body. It’s a powerhouse of technology and will revolutionise the way you capture high-speed action, wildlife, sports photography and video footage.
Canon R3 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
- The R3 is designed for speed, freezing each and every detail
- 24.1 Megapixel CMOS Stacked, Back-illuminated Imaging Sensor
- Images are processed using a DIGIC X processing engine
- Exceptional low light performance with a maximum ISO of 102,400
- 1/64,000 sec top electronic shutter speed & 30fps shooting
- Fast & accurate AF performance from Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
- Intelligent AF tracking recognises people, animals and vehicles
- Able to shoot 6K 60p RAW or 4K footage at frames rates up to 120p
- Strong, reliable and stable image stabilisation with up to 8-stops
- Fully articulated, 8.2cm, 4,200,000-dot Vari-angle touch screen
- Blackout-free 5,760,000-dot electronic viewfinder with 120fps refresh rate
- Super-fast file transfer with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Robust & highly durable weather-sealed body with customisable controls
- Reliable storage from 1 CFexpress type B slot and 1 UHS-II SD Card Slot
- Added confidence thanks to the reliable Canon LP-E19 battery
Expanded Canon R3 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
Bringing the power, the speed and high-resolution imaging is the combination of a 24.1 Megapixel CMOS Stacked, Back-illuminated Imaging Sensor and DIGIC X Processing Engine. This potent blend of industry-leading engineering and photographic innovation has resulted in a highly efficient camera body that is designed for high-speed action, wildlife, sports photography and video recording.
The image sensor has 24 effective megapixels with a built-in low-pass filter which is more than capable enough to allow this camera to capture incredible image detail with manageable file sizes. Moreover, this sensor offers an impressively wide ISO range that adds a huge amount of versatility in shooting options. The ISO 100 to maximum ISO 102,400 can even be expanded to a further ISO 204,800 for even more scope.
But it’s the speed of this camera that is the overriding feature here. The DIGIC X Processing Engine can easily and efficiently manage all that can be captured with the camera, both stills and videos, making your workflow smooth and issue-free. Thanks to that stacked sensor, you’re afforded an incredible 1/64,000 sec top electronic shutter speed, plus 30fps continuous shooting or 12 fps with the mechanical shutter. And standing up to this speed is the beautiful blackout-free 5,760,000-dot electronic viewfinder with a 120fps refresh rate and 100% coverage.
As mentioned, the Canon R3 is designed for speed and can capture incredible scenes with burst rates of up to 30fps. But that speed is nothing without a pace-matching AF system. Fortunately, the R3 is fitted with Canon’s highly regarded, industry-leading Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocusing system that uses every pixel on the imaging sensor to detect focus, as well as to capture actual image information for stills and videos. This system is not only intelligent but it’s impressively fast, acquiring focus with lightning speed and maintaining focus to ensure exceptional results.
In addition to this, the R3’s autofocus system features advanced Eye Control AF and Subject Tracking. The R3 allows you to select focus points or subjects and it’ll continuously track whilst you pan around. As mentioned, this camera is designed for high-speed sports, action and wildlife capture and that’s where the subject tracking comes into its own, automatically registering and tracking people, animals and vehicles for both photography and video footage.
Aside from the scintillating image-taking capabilities and quality, the R3 is an exceptional video camera. Coming down to that powerful image-sensor-processing-engine duo yet again, the R3 is capable of great things, enabling the capture of 6K 60p RAW and UHD 4K video footage at frames rates up to 120p. It can record internally at 4:2:2 6K RAW 12bit and 4K/Full HD 10bit, and all with Canon Log and HDR-PQ support which results in greater control over colour rendering, suiting high dynamic range output.
Thanks to the intelligent and intuitive design of the R3 you can easily switch through your video options at a moments notice. And just as conveniently, you’ll be able to make use of the R3’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocusing precision that is supported for all recording settings and external recording, via the HDMI port for clean 4K output to an optional external recorder. Additionally, the R3’s impressive subject tracking will be maintained whilst recording so that you can be fully focused on framing and composition.
Sensor-Shift Image Stabiliser
A feature seen across the EOS R series is Canon’s strong and reliable Sensor-Shift Image Stabilisation. This five-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation negates the effects of yaw, pitch, roll, horizontal and vertical movements when shooting handheld, compensating up to 8-stops. The power of this feature is truly realised when using the R3 with IS-enabled RF lenses that work in tandem to efficiently compensate for handheld shooting. This allows you to use much slower shutter speeds that are needed when shooting in low-light conditions. Of course, this is also perfect for the run-and-gun shooting style that is often needed for action, wildlife and sports photography - It’s a must!
Crafted to suit professional digital-creative workflows, the Canon R3 stands out amongst its peers with a custom vertical grip and heavy-set exterior body. This makes it more reminiscent of the Canon EOS-1D series, with key features to suit high-end sports photography. The extended body in particular strengthens the camera’s overall ergonomics, with the integrated battery grip contributing towards a more relaxed and confident shooting stance when using larger telephoto lenses. In addition, are a set of tactile user-customisable controls, a strengthened weather-sealed body, and full LP-E19 battery compatibility.
As with rugged contemporary DSLR camera systems, the Canon R3 too can perform to an incredibly high standard in less than ideal weather conditions. This includes up to 85% humidity and in 0 - 40°C temperatures. With full access to the articulating 8.2cm 4,200,000-dot touchscreen, you can review still images and video footage at incredible quality. To then ensure a highly efficient end-to-end production process, the R3 has the capacity to form secure connections to wireless remote controls, as well as to instigate large data transfers over ethernet, Wi-Fi, or direct to your smartphone. In short, this means that you can send content over to clients almost instantly, establish a more cohesive post-production process with your editor, or even upload images directly to your social media channels.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Canon R3 Digital Camera Body
- 1 x Canon LP-E19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- 1 x Battery Charger LC-E19E
- 1 x AC Adapter AC-E19
- 1 x DC Coupler DR-E19
- 1 x PD-E1 USB Power Adapter
- 1 x Body Cap
- 1 x Strap
Canon EOS R3 Digital Camera Body Product Videos:
The new Canon EOS R3 | Hands-on first look
Walkthrough & Set Up | the Canon EOS R3
What memory cards can be used with this camera?
The Canon R3 is optimised for fast read/write speeds and this is achieved through one CFexpress type B slot and one SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-II slot.
What are Canon EOS RF lenses known for in regards to imaging quality?
Canon EOS RF lenses are tailored to professional photographers and videographers. They offer incredible quality, speed, and operation, as well as prioritising future enhancements in optical technology and camera systems.
Why is the Canon R3 considerably heavier than the previous Canon R5 and R6?
The Canon R3 has been optimised for professional camera operators and supports intense creative workflows. This includes the addition of a high-capacity Canon LP-E19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery and underside vertical grip, which does factor into the 1015g overall weight.
Does the in-built AF System implement key Subject Detection?
The Canon R3 incorporates an incredible autofocus system that features an advanced Eye Control AF and Subject Tracking. This relates to Face, Body, Animal, and Vehicle tracking, which is perfect for pro-level videographers looking for a high-level Canon camera system.
Does the Canon R3 Digital Camera Body utilise IBIS technology?
The Canon R3 implements key IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilisation) technology, that affords up to 8-stops of image stabilisation that works in tandem with the mounted lens.
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