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Canon EOS R3 Hands-On Photos

We've been getting hands-on with the Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera at The Photography Show 2021.

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Canon has officially announced the EOS R3 and they're giving those who attend The Photography Show 2021 the chance to get a first look at this new high-speed mirrorless camera.

Stuart Fawcett was given the opportunity to do just that when he visited the Canon stand at The Photography Show 2021 this Saturday just gone where he described the Canon EOS R3 as a 'beast of a camera for new and sports photography'. 


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EOS R3 Key Features:

  • New Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor
  • 30fps with AF/AE tracking
  • Shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1/64000 of a second when using the electronic shutter
  • Eye Control AF point selection
  • AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorbikes and racing cars)
  • Full width 6K 60p RAW video recorded internally to a CFexpress card
  • Focus in light levels as low as –7.5 EV 


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On the EOS R3, Stuart says focusing looks good and he likes the flip-out screen, double grip and EVF. The deep grip makes it really easy to get a good hold of and the top small display is handy for when you want to quickly check settings. All dials/buttons fall nicely into place when in use and the tilting display is great for tricky shooting situations. 

Stuart compared it to his trusty EOS 6D, released way back in 2012, and the EOS R3 looks much more substantial and robust, which isn't a bad thing, and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into its design. 


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As well as the Canon EOS R3, the 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM and 16mm f/2.8 STM were on display and Stuart says the 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM focuses fast when used with the EOS R3 and images looked good on the LCD - it's a nice contender. 


Canon 16mm f2.8


Canon 100-400mm


ePHOTOzine will be writing a full review on the Canon EOS R3, 100-400mm and 16mm lenses as soon as we can. For more information on what's happening at The Photography Show, have a read of Stuart's blog


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Photographs taken using the Canon EOS R3

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