- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 102400 (Increase to 204800)
- Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 6000 x 3164 video
- Canon RF Mount
- 1015g - 150 x 143 x 87mm
- Revealed September 2021
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- Size Comparison
Canon R3 summary
Canon R3 is Canon's Pro Mirrorless camera first launched on September of 2021. It has a 24 MegaPixel, Stacked CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The R3 places at #16 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over-all #16 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should test our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom factors.
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Canon R3 family
The Canon R3 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range below.
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Canon R3 Gallery
You can see the R3 from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon R3 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon R3 based on criterias that are usually considered crucial in a camera.
Canon R3 Sensor specifications
The sensor specification in the Canon R3 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The Stacked CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 102400. This ISO can be extended electronically to 50 - 204800. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider margin for error.
The graphic below displays the R3's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The R3 sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon R3 dimensions
Canon R3 weighs about 2.24 pounds (1,015 grams / 35.80 oz) & has external measurements of 150mm x 143mm x 87mm (5.9" x 5.6" x 3.4"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 grams so the Canon R3 is more heavy compared with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a pic of the Canon R3 besides a soft drink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button design on the R3.
Canon R3 Lens specifications
The R3 fits the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses available in the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the R3.
Canon R3 Connectivity
The R3 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and usually alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon R3 Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Canon R3 is 6000 x 3164 and you can capture in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 format. 3164p delivers a fantastic resolution for video. You are able to crop to 1080p in order to get clearer video. Be mindful of the considerable file sizes and make sure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does include both headphone and microphone support making it incredibly useful whilst recording sound.
Canon R3 Weather Sealing
Canon R3 comes with weather proofing making it a fantastic candidate for use in tough environments. This is particularly valuable if you are unsure about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Canon R3 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon R3 has a 3.2 inch fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 4,150 thousand dots.
It includes a selfie friendly display for self portraits and group photos when required. Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you are able to set focus point and adjust settings by using your fingers. The R3 also has a Top LCD display in order to instantly see your settings.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs for Canon R3 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 5,760 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders will be rather useful.
Canon R3 Shutter specifications
Canon R3 is able to shoot continuously at 12.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/64000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might lead to "rolling shutter" under certain circumstances.
Canon R3 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon R3 has external flash support but does not include inbuilt flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/250s.
Canon R3 Autofocusing specifications
Canon R3 has both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & accurate compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be handy for taking photos of people.
The Sensor has 1053 focus points to select from. Canon R3 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also features Tracking AF for things that move. Canon R3 can use manual focusing if required in low light situations or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon R3 Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E19) on the Canon R3 is fashioned to last for 760 images according to the CIPA benchmarks making it above the usual for its category. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X offers the maximum (870) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
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Canon R3 for varying categories of photography
The following chart provides a summary of the Canon R3 for varying categories of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon R3 Portrait photography details
The Canon R3 gets a points tally of 86 which is excellent, and means the camera is a brilliant choice to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the ability to use external lighting.
Street photography with Canon R3
Having a nice score of 70, the Canon R3 is a good choice to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon R3 Sports photography factors
A superb sports photography rating of 89 means the Canon R3 is a great pick for photographing sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon R3 Travel photography factors
Weight is very critical in selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Canon R3 gets a very good 70 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine fit to take with you on your vacations.
Canon R3 Landscape photography highlights
If you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Canon R3 and it's terrific grade of 86 as a landscape camera is a excellent choice in the current marketplace.
Canon R3 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon R3 is a fine choice as a vlog camera as it delivers a nice rating of 70.
Canon R3 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the R3, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The chart listed below provides you a bird's eye view of the R3 versus it's top scoring competitors mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may take into account as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.