Canon EOS R3

Canon EOS R3 Price in US

The Canon EOS R3 is the company’s first high-end mirrorless camera, and it was developed specifically for photojournalism, sports photography, and wildlife photography. It is a full-frame 24MP camera constructed around the ‘RF’ lens mount, and in many aspects, it looks to be a flagship camera other than the absence of the number ‘1’ in its designation. Other than that, it has all the characteristics of a flagship camera.

Canon EOS R3 Price in USA

$5,999.00 6 used from $4,969.95 19 new from $5,999.00
Canon EOS R3 Body

The Canon EOS R3 is built around a Stacked CMOS sensor, which not only provides fast readout for rapid shooting, responsive autofocus, and low rolling-shutter video, but it also includes a host of other innovative features, such as the return of Canon’s Eye Control autofocus system, which was last seen in film SLRs during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The Canon EOS R3 is a superb pro-level body that combines all of the features that Canon has iterated on with the EOS-1D X Mark III as well as the EOS R5 and R6 cameras. There is at least one minor modification that has the potential to dramatically streamline the processes of some photographers. The majority of its new capabilities are derived from its newly built sensor, but there is at least one smaller refinement that potentially do this.

Canon EOS R3 Specifications

Price
MSRP$5999
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors27 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeStacked CMOS
ProcessorDigic X
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-204800)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)204800
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
CIPA image stabilization rating8 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsSuper fine, fine, normal
File formatJPEGHEIFRaw (Canon CR3, 14-bit)C-Raw (Canon original)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points1053
Lens mountCanon RF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots4,150,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.76×
Viewfinder resolution5,760,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30/11 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/64000 sec
Exposure modesScene Intelligent AutoFlexible priorityProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManualBulb
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modesSingleHigh-speed continuous+High-speed continuousLow-speed continuousSelf-timer/remote control (10 or 2 sec)
Continuous drive30.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Modes4096 x 2160 @ 120p / 1,880 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 100p / 1,880 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 1,000 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 1,000 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 1,880 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 1,880 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 1,000 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 1,000 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 230 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + CFexpress Type B
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (Type D micro)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11ac + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBuilt-in
Battery descriptionLP-E19 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)760
Weight (inc. batteries)1015 g (2.24 lb / 35.80 oz)
Dimensions150 x 143 x 87 mm (5.91 x 5.63 x 3.43″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSBuilt-in
9.5Expert Score
Awesome

One of the most impressive sports and wildlife cameras ever created is Canon’s EOS R3, which has a potent combination of old and modern technologies. Inside of its retro-looking shell lies cutting-edge technology such as a brand-new stacked sensor, very remarkable focusing abilities, and support for recording in 6K resolution. As a result of having a sensor with a lesser resolution, the EOS R3 has a more restricted appeal than the Sony A1 and the Nikon Z9, although the A1 does have certain advantages over it, such as its electronic viewfinder (EVF). But the EOS R3 is the only camera that successfully blends the charms of classic DSLRs with the next-generation technology of mirrorless cameras.

Build Quality
9
Ergonomics & handling
8.5
Features
8.5
Image quality
9.5
Performance
9
Connectivity
8
Value
8.5
Pros
  • A brand-new sensor frees up some major speed
  • Familiar design for pros
  • Controls and features that are particularly potent in AF
  • Impressive video performance
Cons
  • Large for a camera that lacks a mirror
  • There is no improvement to the EVF over the EOS R5.
  • It's not high enough resolution for certain snappers.

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