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Canon EOS R3, fast camera for fast events

Dale Davies |
Canon announced the EOS R3, a powerhouse for sports photography and reportage.

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The EOS R3 features over 100 improvements upon Canon’s mirrorless and DSLR models. The result is a camera which dramatically streamlines workflows and takes the connection between camera and photographer to new levels, for unbeatable speed and responsiveness. With a brand new, innovative 24.1 megapixel sensor, the EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance, resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition.

Leveraging the new 24.1 megapixel backside illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, the EOS R3 offers lightning fast image capture and enhanced responsiveness. The powerful sensor almost entirely eliminates rolling shutter distortion and with a rapid shutter speed, offering a range of 30 seconds to 1/64000th of a second, it helps sports photographers freeze the fastest of subjects. When using the electronic shutter, photographers can shoot up to 30fps with AE and AF tracking even when shooting RAW files, as well as options for shooting at 15fps and 3fps.

The EOS R3’s high speed performance does not stop at the frames per second, it extends to the focusing as well. Capable of focusing in 0.03 seconds, the EOS R3 is the fastest EOS R series camera yet. The EOS R3 sets a new standard for its ability to focus in lighting conditions. To maximise control over all these AF options the EOS R3 offers three different ways to select the AF points: the quick smart controller, the precise multi controller and the instinctive Eye Control AF.

Eye control AF provides a more natural connection between the camera and the photographer. This intuitive and pioneering AF point selection method moves the focus point to where the photographer looks. In situations where the story can quickly unfold, this allows photographers to instinctively focus on the action with just a look. Canon’s renowned Canon LOG 3 enables 10-bit internal recording, to achieve a greater dynamic range or 10bit HDR PQ which minimises the need for editing or grading footage in post-production.


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