The full-frame mirrorless Canon EOS R3 sets a new benchmark in performance. With a continuous shooting speed of up to 30fps and innovative technologies such as advanced subject tracking autofocus with Eye Control AF, it raises the bar for professional sports, action, wildlife and news photography.
If you're coming to the EOS R3 from a pro DSLR such as the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III then you'll feel at home in no time, thanks to the familiar EOS menus and controls. In addition, there are many ways in which the mirrorless camera can be operated just like a DSLR. Both cameras are equipped with a Smart Controller for rapid selection of AF points, for example. The EOS R3's OLED electronic viewfinder can also be set to OVF Simulation mode, which replicates the look of an optical viewfinder to give a more natural view under high-contrast lighting.
There are a host of innovations that lift the EOS R3 to the next level, though, including the ability to use the advanced subject detection and tracking in all AF Area modes, rather than just when the entire AF frame is active. It works with people, animals including dogs, cats and birds, and vehicles including cars and motorbikes. You also have the freedom to customise the size and shape of the AF area with Flexible Zone AF.
But what about those lesser-known features that make the EOS R3 such an adaptable and dependable professional camera? Here, we delve beyond the headline functions to highlight some of the things you might not know the EOS R3 could do, with the help of Canon Europe Senior Product Specialist Mike Burnhill.