Canon EOS R3 Overview

Announced Apr 14, 2021 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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Announced Apr 14, 2021
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The Canon EOS R3 is a high-end full-frame mirrorless designed for sports, wildlife and photojournalism. It's built around Canon's RF mount and uses a 24MP Stacked CMOS sensor and a Digic X processor. The camera has a pro-level design with a built-in grip, and is as rugged as one would expect for its price. Photos can be composed on a 5.76M-dot 'blackout-free' HDR EVF or a high-resolution fully articulating touchscreen. The EVF has an optical viewfinder simulation mode that shows you the scene, rather than the expected output. It's most interesting feature is Eye Control AF, which moves the focus point to the location in the viewfinder that you're looking at.

The R3 uses Canon's Dual Pixel AF system and can detect people, animals, and motorsports vehicles, and track them around the frame. The camera can shoot images at 30 fps (even Raw) using its electronic shutter.

Video-wise, the R3 can capture 4K footage produced from a 6K area of the sensor. 4K/120p is also an option, though it is not oversampled. C-Log3 and Raw video can be recorded internally. As one would expect, the camera has mic and headphone sockets, as well as a full-size HDMI port. The R3 has two memory card slots: one for UHS-II SD cards and the other for CFexpress Type B media. In addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the camera also sports an Ethernet socket for connecting to PCs.

Product timeline
Video review, Nov 20, 2021
Preview, Sep 14, 2021
Video review, Sep 14, 2021
Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type Stacked CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-204800)
Lens mount Canon RF
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 4,150,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + CFexpress Type B
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 1015 g (2.24 lb / 35.80 oz)
Dimensions 150 x 143 x 87 mm (5.91 x 5.63 x 3.43)
GPS Built-in

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