Canon EOS R3 Review (so far)
Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.
The Canon R3 will feature a brand new, Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 6K/60p RAW video recording and oversampled 4K/120p video for up to six hours of regular video, 30fps burst shooting with full AF/AE tracking, and an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing.
The EOS R3 features Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, with Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes, focusing in extreme darkness at light levels down to -7EV, and an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function.
There's also a 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder with 120fps refresh rate, 5-axis IBIS providing up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake, and a fully articulating 4.1-million dot touch-screen display, and compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.
The Canon EOS R3 is priced at £5,879.99 / €6,689.99 / $5,999.00 and it will be available in November 2021.
Canon UK Press Release 14/09/2021
The wait is over – Canon’s new sports hero is here to outpace and outperform
London, United Kingdom, 14th September 2021 – Canon Europe today announces the highly anticipated EOS R3 – a powerhouse for sports photography and reportage. Blending tradition with cutting edge technology, the EOS R3 offers all the familiarity and speed of Canon’s renowned EOS-1 series, with the innovation and versatility of the pioneering EOS R System.
Designed using feedback from the most demanding professional press and sports photographers, 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.
The future is fast
Leveraging the ground-breaking 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 electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third-party flashes for the first time. Removing the traditional weaknesses of electronic shutters, Canon has introduced Flicker detection and a High Frequency anti-flicker shooting mode to detect and correct flickering light sources and prevent banding or colour and exposure issues.
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 – perfect for capturing the unpredictable action of sport and reportage. Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, the EOS R3 features an improved Deep Learning algorithm, offering AF tracking including human and animal eye, body, and face detection as well as head detection for humans in both stills and videos. Designed with motorsports photographers in mind, Canon has also introduced a vehicle tracking function, to expertly track motorbikes, open cockpit Formula cars as well as GT and rally cars – with the ability to prioritise the vehicle or the driver’s helmet. Eye, face, head and body detection are now available in all AF modes, as well as a new Flexible Zone allowing users to select the size and shape of the Zone AF area. The EOS R3 sets a new standard for its ability to focus in lighting conditions as low as -7.5 EV - making this one of the most capable low light cameras available.
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.
Enhancing the ability for handheld shooting and steady movie production on the move, the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer can combine with optical Image Stabilizer in selected RF lenses and offers industry-leading performance with up to 8-stops.
Outpace your peers
For professional photographers shooting in the field, it’s not just about the speed of capturing a moment but also the speed of getting it to the news desks and editors that matters. With a number of professional connectivity options including built in version 5.0 Bluetooth and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, the EOS R3 streamlines workflows and simplifies the connection to a smartphone or Wi-Fi network. Ideal for sport arenas, the built in Gigabit Ethernet port enables a high speed wired connection. And, for when speed really matters, photographers can transmit images to clients via FTP. For existing EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III users, network settings can be shared between the three cameras.
Users can remotely control the camera from a mobile device using the Canon’s Camera Connect App or using the Browser Remote function via an ethernet connection. A popular feature from the EOS-1D X Mark III, the Browser Remote function also enables users and head offices to remotely change metadata, browse and download images. Users will also be able to use Canon’s Mobile File Transfer (MFT) app - a mobile application for professional photographers that transfers images over a mobile device to an FTP/FTPS/SFTP server. Future enhancements of the app will include text conversion of voice memo, enhancing ease of use for professionals. A new smartphone holder accessory for the EOS R3, the Smartphone Link AD-P1, allows users to mount their iOS or Android device on top of the Multi-Function Shoe Adapter and easily transmit images via the new MFT app . The Canon Camera Connect app now enables the EOS R3 firmware to be updated via your phone - a first for an EOS camera.
Incredible video capabilities
As with the EOS R5, the EOS R3 takes Canon’s hybrid offering to the next level – meeting the demand for photographers to capture the action in both high-quality stills, and impressive high-resolution video. It offers powerful video capability, capturing 6K 60p RAW resolution footage, which offers 50 per cent more detail than 4K. With 6K CRM RAW files, exposure and white balance can be corrected post capture to ensure stunning image reproduction. 4K footage up to 60p is oversampled from 6K guaranteeing the highest possible 4K movie quality. Great for high speed and dynamic sports, the EOS R3 captures 4K 120p footage for stunning 4K resolution slow motion. It’s now possible to record up to six hours of regular video or 1.5 hours at high 119.88/100p frame rates.
At its core, the EOS R3 is designed to help photographers outpace their competitors – and the same is true for video. To reduce the file size and speed up video workflows, CRM light or MP4 footage can be recorded in All-I, IPB or the smaller IPB light option, allowing users to select from a range of bit rates to meet their needs and storage requirements. Dual card slots, including a UHS-II SD card slot and the ultra-high speed CFexpress make shooting 6K RAW video possible and support simultaneous recording to both cards in MP4 , providing a fail-safe back up of vital footage. 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. Excellent for roving reporters, the EOS R3 features Canon’s new Multi-Function Shoe and is compatible with the newly launched Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1D - a camera-powered directional stereo microphone using digital processing - and the TEAC Tascam CA-XLR2d-C XLR adapter which enables two channel recording with professional XLR microphones.
Instinctive shooting experience
Offering all the speed and familiarity of the EOS-1 series, Canon’s latest mirrorless employs a new Canon developed blackout-free, high-quality 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder with low lag and refresh rate of up to 120 fps at full resolution for a viewing experience that rivals an optical viewfinder. Along with the newly introduced OVF simulation View Assist, the viewfinder offers richer tones and greater dynamic range. The shutter lag can be reduced to an astonishing 20ms - less than half that of a conventional camera, for near instant capture when the shutter release is pressed. The new high resolution Vari-Angle 4.1-million dot touch screen provides more detail than ever before and offers greater flexibility of shooting angles thanks to its ability to tilt and rotate into a range of positions. Combining existing EOS ergonomics with new controls and a number of new customisation options for users, including shutter sounds with volume control, the EOS R3 provides familiar, yet advanced control. To save time when moving between camera bodies, photographers can easily copy and save personalised settings to memory cards. Using the same LP-E19 battery as the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark III, the EOS R3 enables extended shooting and greater compatibility with existing DSLRs.
The EOS R3 employs a new lightweight, dust and water-resistant magnesium body for use in harsh conditions. Weather resistance can be also maintained when using existing Speedlites, by connecting them to the newly announced Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1. The EOS R3 also powers the new, compact Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10 through the Multi-Function Shoe, which gives photographers the ability to remotely control multiple radio Speedlites.
The EOS R3 is an ultra-fast, highly responsive camera that gives sports and news photographers the competitive advantage they need to get the winning shot.
The EOS R3 will retail at: £5,879.99 / €6,689.99 incl. VAT
Canon 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
Canon UK Press Release 02/06/2021
AF tracking for racing cars and motorbikes – more details of Canon’s EOS R3 revealed – a high-speed, high-performance mirrorless
London, United Kingdom, 2nd June 2021 – Following Canon Inc.’s initial development announcement of the EOS R3 – its latest high-performance, high-speed professional mirrorless camera – more details have been revealed today confirming it marks a new era for sports, wildlife and news photographers.
Canon is committed to achieving the impossible, and this camera is no exception. Today, new specs prove the EOS R3 takes object-tracking to another level – adding Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes. In addition to this, ideal for filmmakers, the EOS R3 can record oversampled 4K video.
The EOS R3 combines the next-level performance and image quality advantages of Canon’s innovative EOS R System line-up. Pairing its RF Mount with Canon’s RF lenses, the EOS R3 offers possibilities unseen in any other camera/lens duo and opens the door to previously unattainable capabilities and unseen optical excellence. As a result, professional photographers – whether shooting sports, wildlife, or news – can capture fleeting moments in time, in ways they never thought possible.
Following the April development announcement, here’s some of the freshly revealed EOS R3 specs to be aware of:
Capture fast-moving subjects in pin-sharp focus, with ease
Professionals following moving objects around the frame will enjoy the EOS R3’s ability to keep them in pin-sharp focus – even when shooting RAW at 30fps – thanks to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Alongside the people and animal (including birds) AF tracking technology found in the EOS R5 and EOS R6, the EOS R3 is perfect for motorsports photographers – with its ability to track racing cars and motorbikes. And when light conditions get tough, the camera can focus in extreme darkness at light levels -7EV or lower.
Supporting Canon’s unique Eye Control AF technology, which enables professionals to select the AF point with only their eye, the EOS R3 is an extension of any photographers’ creativity – reacting quickly in the moment to capture the shot. In low light, the EOS R3 offers up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake with Canon’s revolutionary combined Image Stabilizer (IS) technology. The camera’s sensor-shift IS works in tandem with the optical IS built into many RF Mount lenses, for a result that lets professionals shoot handheld in very dim light or while using long shutter speeds to intentionally blur movement.
High-quality RAW at 30fps
At the heart of the EOS R3 lies a brand-new back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, working together with Canon’s high-performance DIGIC X image processor. Today, Canon can confirm it will capture quality RAW files at a staggering 30fps with full AF/AE tracking. The breath-taking speed of the camera’s new sensor also redefines what can be done with an electronic shutter. Flash sync is now possible with the electronic shutter when used with external Speedlites, and rolling shutter distortion when shooting fast-moving subjects has been reduced.
Oversampled 4K and RAW recording abilities
In addition to its next-level still photography capabilities, the EOS R3 is suited to those looking to capture high-quality video. The camera will record oversampled 4K, or users can record RAW footage internally. Canon Log 3 is also available to provide professionals with greater dynamic range and colour grading possibilities. Crucially, the same object recognition available to stills photographers is also available to videographers, so filmmakers can track fast-moving objects around the frame, keeping them in sharp focus.
Built for professionals
Built to withstand the rigours of day-to-day professional use, the EOS R3 will have a tough, magnesium-alloy body featuring dust and water resistance to the same level as Canon’s legendary EOS-1D X series – ensuring it can cope in the toughest weather conditions. Dual card slots allow image files to be written to SD or CFexpress memory cards. The camera is powered by a high-capacity LP-E19 battery – the same as the one found in Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III cameras – enabling professionals to use and share batteries between cameras that they may already have in their kitbag. The camera will also offer a choice of controls with both multi controller and smart controller – for completely intuitive operation. Offering three customisable dials on the body, plus a Lens Control ring on each RF Mount lens, this allows shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation all to be easily adjusted while the camera is at the photographer’s eye. The EOS R3 is also equipped with a Vari-Angle screen letting professionals compose easily from creative perspectives.
As a camera intended for leading sports and news shooters – connectivity is vital. Offering a built in Wired LAN socket and 5GHz Wi-Fi allowing communication with computer networks, laptops and mobile devices, professionals can share images quickly and easily. As previously announced, the EOS R3 is also compatible with the Canon Mobile File Transfer app. What’s more, the EOS R3 will feature a new accessory shoe which provides data communication and power for new accessories when attached to the camera.
EOS R3 key features announced as of today (2nd June 2021) are:
- New Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor
- 30fps with AF/AE tracking
- AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorbikes and racing cars)
- Can record oversampled 4K, or RAW footage internally and Canon Log 3
- Eye Control AF point selection
- Focus in light levels -7EV or loweri
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- EOS-1D series dust and water resistance
Canon UK Press Release 14/04/2021
Ultra-fast, and responsive – first details of EOS R3 revealed, Canon’s latest professional mirrorless for sports and news
Today, with the news of three new innovative RF lens and a new file sharing app, Canon Inc. announces the development of EOS R3 – its latest high-speed and ultra-responsive professional mirrorless camera. With its ground-breaking design, the camera will empower professional sports and news photographers to meet challenging demands – to outpace and outperform. Boasting qualities seen in Canon’s DSLR and mirrorless bodies, the EOS R3 truly is a hybrid, next generation camera for the sports and news photographers of today and tomorrow.
The EOS R3 features a new Canon-developed BSI stacked CMOS sensor, a powerful DIGIC X imaging processor, shooting capabilities of 30fps with AF/AE tracking, eye, head and body detection and a pioneering new autofocus Eye Control Function. It is the ideal camera for action photographers looking for quality images, both still and moving, of objects travelling at intense speeds.
Built on the revolutionary EOS R System, with its unparalleled RF Mount and paired with one of Canon’s innovative RF lenses, the camera offers capabilities unseen in any other camera/lens duo. With lenses like the today launched RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM, professionals can achieve unrivalled optical excellence and performance.
Here’s five things you need to know about the new EOS R3:
High quality, at high speed
The EOS R3 is the first EOS series camera to feature an entirely new 35mm back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor – developed by Canon. Combined with the power of its DIGIC X imaging processor, professionals using EOS R3 will achieve next-level, high-speed photography and filmmaking. Using the camera, they can enjoy 30fps with AF/AE tracking with minimal image distortion when using the electronic shutter – perfect for the likes of professional sports photographers challenged with capturing action within a fraction of a second.
Impressive tracking of fast-moving action
Professionals can push creative boundaries with pin-sharp accurate tracking and focus on fast-moving action. The EOS R3’s next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF can track subjects’ eyes, heads and bodies travelling at speed – excellent for capturing even the finest of details in a split second. What’s more, Canon reveals it will add a new subject (yet to be disclosed) to the camera’s AF tracking.
AF control – with your eye!
The EOS R3 will feature new and improved technology first seen in Canon’s EOS 5. It is the first EOS digital camera to provide a new generation of photographers with ground-breaking Eye Control Function, which enables users to simply select and move the AF point using their eye via the viewfinder. This instinctive feature offers professionals natural and speedy control over AF. Reducing the time to focus, which is usually done with a multi-controller/button, this feature is again perfect for photographers looking to capture the most important subject for their frame at speed – whether that’s during a news conference or photographing a team sport.
Inspired by the EOS-1D series, the EOS R3 body allows for ultra-intuitive control in the most demanding professional situations. Professionals can expect the same durability and dust and water resistance as provided in Canon’s legendary EOS-1 series bodies. The camera also has the integrated grip that EOS-1D series users love and trust. With EOS R3, professionals have the confidence to keep on shooting – whatever the conditions – whether they are pitch side or poolside, inside or outside, in snow or sunshine.
Fast connection – introducing Canon’s new Mobile File Transfer
The EOS R3 will be fully compatible with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app. This provides a new way to transfer images and speed up workflow whilst on the move, using mobile network services and without the need for wired LAN equipment.
Canon is launching Version 1.2 of its Mobile File Transfer for iOS via the Apple App Store in June, which is compatible with Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS R5 and EOS R6. Android support will be added in the future.
Today, Canon also announces the RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM – an impressive macro and portraiture lens which is the world’s first AF macro lens with 1.4x close up magnification . In addition to this Canon also revealed details of a the new RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM, two telephoto prime lenses designed to meet the demands for sports and wildlife professionals, with incredible focal lengths and capabilities, especially when paired with EOS R3.
Initial EOS R3 key features announced today (14th April 2021) are:
- New Canon-developed stacked BSI CMOS sensor
- 30fps with AF/AE tracking
- Eye Control Function
- Subject eye and head detection
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 1D series weather resistance
Canon USA Press Release
“The development of the Canon EOS R3 and the launch of the new RF lenses are the latest testament to the company’s commitment to professional still and video image and content creators,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “When the camera becomes available, it will pair well with each of the new RF lenses announced today. Canon is excited to share this news today, and we look forward to seeing the images captured with the new RF lenses and upcoming EOS R3.”
The Canon EOS R3 will join the current lineup of EOS R full-frame mirrorless series cameras. This camera will usher in a new category to the EOS R system, positioned squarely between the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras. The camera will put great emphasis on superb AF performance and speed, with fast-moving subjects. It is being designed to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in challenging conditions.
At the heart of the EOS R3 camera’s performance will be an EOS camera first, a Canon-developed, full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with a back-illuminated design, providing substantially faster read-out speeds during still-imaging recording. This completely new sensor is designed to produce less “rolling shutter” distortion during Electronic Shutter operation and offer continuous Electronic Shutter still-image shooting at speeds up to 30 fps — with full Dual Pixel CMOS AF and auto exposure1.
The AF system will leverage technology and performance from the well-received EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, using Deep Learning technology to further enhance eye and body detection for even better performance during portrait and action-type shooting. In addition, the EOS R3’s subject detection AF will offer new recognizable subjects for its AF system, bolstering its focusing capabilities during challenging shooting conditions.
The Electronic Viewfinder of the EOS R3 will offer photographers the ability to select the initial area for AF tracking by simply looking directly at the viewfinder location where they want to begin AF. With Eye Control AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera will focus on and track moving subjects at that location in the frame. When Face Detect + Tracking is active, the camera will continue to follow moving subjects around the entire active AF area.
The camera body will be entirely new and accentuates the camera’s high-performance design. It’s a one-piece design, integrating the body with a vertical grip section. The weather and dust-resistance will be equivalent to that of EOS-1D class cameras — an essential consideration for nature, wildlife, sports and photojournalism content creators working in extreme conditions. In addition, news photojournalists will be excited to add the Mobile File Transmitter application for iOS and Android devices that will be available.
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Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images?
Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was given an exclusive one-to-one briefing by Canon and had the chance to shoot an extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the R3.
As this is still an early tech announcement, though, to be more precise they were strictly hands-off photos, as I wasn't allowed to actually touch the camera, turn it on, open any of the ports or compartments, or see the bottom of it.
Canon's Product Intelligence Consultant, David Parry, was also under strict orders not to divulge any additional information about the EOS R3 other than what has already been revealed in the previous two press releases that Canon have issued. So I'm afraid I don't have any more information for you about the megapixel count of the sensor, for example, or whether it will be able to record 8K or just 4K video.
Canon did a similar thing for the EOS R5 camera in 2020, where they showed me an early pre-production model well ahead of the official launch that turned out to be virtually identical to the finished article. So if they follow the same plan for the R3, the photos that you see here will be almost 100% the same as the actual camera that will be available to buy later in 2021.
So without further ado, here is our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the exciting new Canon EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.
Please note that if you would like to re-publish any of the images included in this Canon EOS R3 Hands-on Photos article, you may only use up to 5 images without prior permission. Please also include a link back to the original article. Thank you.
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36 x 24 mm CMOS
- Effective Pixels
Approx. 24.1 megapixels
- Total Pixels
Approx. 26.7 megapixels
- Aspect Ratio
- Low-Pass Filter
- Sensor Cleaning
EOS integrated cleaning system
- Colour Filter Type
- Sensor Shift-IS
Yes, up to 8-Stops advantage depending on the lens used1
- Lens Mount
RF (EF and EF-S lenses can be attached using EF TO EOS R ADAPTER, EF TO EOS R ADAPTER WITH CONTROL RING, EF TO EOS R Drop in filter ADAPTER EF-M lenses not compatible)
- Focal Length
Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens with RF and EF lenses 1.6x with EF-S
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
- AF System / Points
With Area 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (Auto selection)
100% horizontal and 90% vertical (manual selection)2
- AF Working Range
EV -7.5 – 20 (at 23°C & ISO100)3
- AF Modes
Automatic selection: 1053 Available AF areas when automatically selected
Manual selection: 1-point AF (AF frame size can be changed) 4779 AF positions available stills ( 3969 Movies)
- AF Point Selection
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding
Manual selection: Flexible Zone AF 1-3 (all AF points divided into minimum 9 to 999 maximum focusing zones)
- AF Tracking
Humans, Animals (Dogs, Cats and Birds) or Vehicles (Racing cars or Motor bikes)
- AF Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway or AF ON is pressed in One Shot AF mode. Using customised button set to AF stop in AI servo
- AF Assist Beam
Emitted by built in LED or optional dedicated Speedlite (flash)
- Manual Focus
Selected on lens
- Metering Modes
Real-time with image sensor, 384-zone metering.
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF points)
(2) Partial metering (Approx. 5.9% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: Centre spot metering (Approx. 2.9% viewfinder at centre) AF point-linked spot metering not provided
(4) Centre weighted average metering
- Metering Brightness Range
EV -3 – 20 (at 23°C, ISO100, with evaluative metering)
- AE Lock
Auto: AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in P, Av, Fv, Tv and M modes
- Exposure Compensation
+/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
+/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
- Anti-flicker Shooting
Yes. Flicker detected at a frequency of 100 Hz or 120 Hz. Maximum continuous shooting speed may decrease available with both electronic and mechanical shutter
High Frequency anti flicker shooting for M and TV modes
- ISO Sensitivity
Auto 100-102400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to L:50, H1:2048004
Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter and Electronic shutter function in sensor
Mechanical: 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb Electronic: 30-1/64000 (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments up to 1/16000 then 1 stop until 1/64000) (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
- Shutter Release
Soft touch electromagnetic release
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
AWB (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/Green +/-9
- Custom White Balance
Yes, 5 setting can be registered
+/-3 levels in single level increments
- WB Bracketing
3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias
0.5- inch OLED colour EVF
- Dot Count
5.76 Million dots (1600x1200)
- Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
Approx. 23mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
- Dioptre Correction
-4 to +2 m-1 (dioptre)
- Display Performance
Power saving: 59.94 fps Smooth 119.98 fps
- Viewfinder Information
AF point information, Eye Control pointer, Exposure level indicator, Shooting mode, ISO speed, Shutter speed, Aperture, Number of remaining multiple exposures, Exposure compensation, HDR shooting, Highlight tone priority, Multiple-exposure shooting, Multi Shot Noise Reduction, Number of self-timer shooting, Digital Lens Optimizer, Maximum burst, AF method, Battery level, AF operation, Exposure simulation, Drive mode, AEB, Metering mode, FEB, Anti-flicker shooting, Still photo cropping, Aspect ratio, Auto Lighting Optimizer, AE lock, Picture Style, Flash-ready, White balance, Flash off, White balance correction, FE lock, Image Quality, High-speed sync, Bluetooth function, Wi-Fi function, Multi-function lock warning, Histogram, Electronic level, Lens information, focus distance scale, vertical exposure scale, Grid
- Depth of Field Preview
Yes, via customised button
8.01 cm (3.2") Clear View LCD II, Approx. 4.15 million dots
- Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)
Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
- Brightness Adjustment
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
Colour Tone Adjustment: 4 settings
- Touch Screen Operations
Capacitive method with menu functions, Quick Control settings, playback operations, and magnified display. AF point selection in still and Movies, touch shutter is possible in still photo shooting.
- Display Options
(1) Basic Camera settings
(2) Advance Camera settings
(3) Camera settings plus histogram and dual level display
(4) No info
(5) Quick Control Screen
(6) Display off
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
1/200sec mechanical shutter / 1/250th electronic 1st curtain, 1/180sec Electronic shutter
- Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 3EV in 1/3 increments with EX series Speedlite flashes
- Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
- Flash Exposure Lock
- Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes, via Speedlite
- HotShoe / PC Terminal
- External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlite, wireless multi-flash support
- External Flash Control
via camera menu screen
Stills; Flexible priority AE, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Bulb and Custom (x3)
Movie: Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, and Custom (x3)
- Picture Styles
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
- Colour Space
sRGB and Adobe RGB
Highlight Tone Priority (2 settings)
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings) (still and video)
Lens optical correction:
- Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction Distortion correction (during/after still photo shooting, during video only)
- Diffraction correction,
Digital Lens Optimizer (during/after still photo shooting)
- Image Processing
Resize to M, S1, S2
Cropping: JPEG images can be cropped (Aspect ratios 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1)
Cropping of images
- Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation
- Image straightening
- Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation
RAW image processing
HEIF to Jpeg conversion
- Drive Modes
Single, Continuous High+, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Self-timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote)
- Continuous Shooting
Max. Approx. 12 fps. with Mechanical shutter/1st curtain electronic speed maintained for 1000+ JPEG or 1000 RAW images or 30 FPS with electronic shutter speed maintained for 540 JPEG or 150 RAW images6
- Interval Timer
- Still Image Type
RAW 14 bit: RAW and C-RAW (Canon original RAW 3rd edition)
JPEG 8 bit: 10 compression options
HEIF 10 bit: 10 compression options
Complies with Exif 2.31 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0
Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
- RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG or RAW + HEIF possible,
3:2 ratio 6000x4000, 1.6x (crop) 3744x2496
- Image Size
3:2 ratio (L) 6000x4000, (M) 3984x2656, (S1) 2976x1984, (S2) 2400x1600
1.6x (crop) (L) 3744x2496, (S2) 2400x1600
4:3 ratio (L) 5328x4000, (M) 3552x2664, (S1) 2656x1992, (S2) 2112x1600
16:9 ratio (L) 6000x3368, (M) 3984x2240, (S1) 2976x1680, (S2) 2400x1344
1:1 ratio (L) 4000x4000, (M) 2656x2656, (S1) 1984x1984, (S2) 1600x1600
New folders can be manually created, named and selected
- File Numbering
(1) Consecutive numbering
(3) Manual reset
- File Naming
2 User Presets
- Movie Type
MP4 Video: 4K DCI/ UHD (17:9 / 16:9), Full HD (16:9)
4K/ Full HD: AVC/H.265 variable (average) bit rate, Audio: Linear PCM
4K/ Full HD: MPEG4 AVC/H.264 variable (average) bit rate, Audio: Linear PCM
6K RAW: 12-bit CRM Audio: Linear PCM
- Movie Size
6K DCI (17:9) 6000 x 3164 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) RAW
4K DCI (17:9) 4096 x 2160 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame / light inter frame
4K UHD (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame7
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 HDR (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
- Colour Sampling (Internal Recording)
6K RAW 12bit, 4K/ Full HD - YCbCr4:2:0 8-bit or YCbCr4:2:2 10bit
- Canon Log
Yes, Canon Log 3
- Movie Length
Max duration 6 hours. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4 GB file limit with exFAT formatted card.8
- High Frame Rate Movie
MOV Video: 4K – DCI 4096x2160 / UHD 3840x2160/ Full HD 1920 x1080 at 100 fps or 119.9 fps9
Recorded as 1/4-speed slow motion movie
- Frame Grab
8.8-megapixel JPEG still image frame grab from 4K DCI movie possible
8.3-megapixel JPEG still image frame grab from 4K UHD movie possible
(HEIF only possible when HDR PQ is set)10
- Bitrate / Mbps
6K RAW (59.97p/50p): Approx. 2600 Mbps
6K RAW (29.97p/25.00p/): Approx. 2000 Mbps
6K RAW (24.00p/23.98p): Approx. 1600 Mbps
6K C-RAW (59.97p/50p): Approx. 1800 Mbps
6K C-RAW (29.97p/25.00p): Approx. 900 Mbps
6K C-RAW (24.00p/23.98p): Approx. 720 Mbps
MOV: MP4 H.264 Canon Log off:
4K DCI/UHD (119.9p / 100p): Approx. 1880 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (59.94p/50.00p): ALL-I Approx. 940 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 230 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Light Approx. 120 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Approx. 120 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Light Approx. 60 Mbps
Full HD (119.9p / 100p): Approx. 360 Mbps
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): ALL-I Approx. 180 Mbps
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 60 Mbps
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB light Approx. 35 Mbps
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p):ALL-I Approx. 90 Mbps
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Approx. 30 Mbps
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Light Approx. 12 Mbps
MOV: MP4 H.265 Canon Log on
4K DCI/UHD (119.9p / 100p): Approx. 1880 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (59.94p/50.00p): ALL-I Approx. 1000 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 340 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Light Approx. 170 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): ALL-I Approx. 470 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Approx. 170 Mbps
4K DCI/UHD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Light Approx. 85 Mbps
Full HD (119.9p / 100p): Approx. 470 Mbps
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): ALL-I Approx. 230 Mbps
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB Approx. 90 Mbps
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p): IPB light Approx. 50 Mbps
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p):ALL-I Approx. 135 Mbps
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Approx. 45 Mbps
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): IPB Light Approx. 28 Mbps
- Dual Card Recording
Built-in mono microphone (48 KHz, 16-bit x 2 channels)
- HDMI Display
Output to external monitor only (output of images and shooting information, images are recorded to the card) Camera screen and External Monitor output (Simultaneous recording to camera and external recorder, camera screen shows images with shooting information)
- HDMI Output
4K (DCI) 59.94p / 50.00p/29.97p /25.00p/24.00p/ 23.98p, 4K (UHD) 59.94p / 50.00p/ 29.97p / 25.00p / 23.98p, Full HD 59.94p / 59.94i, 50.00p / 50.00i 480p 59.94p 576p 50p Uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit or 10-bit, sound output via HDMI is also possible
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with Eye/Face Detection and Tracking AF (people, animals and vechiles) , Movie Servo AF
Auto: 100-25600, H: up to 102400
Manual: 100-25600, H: up to 102400.
- Metadata Tag
User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
IPTC data (registered with EOS Utility)
IPTC data (via MFT app)
Image transfer with caption (Caption registered with EOS Utility)
- LCD Panel / Illumination
- Water/Dust Resistance
- Voice Memo
- Intelligent Orientation Sensor
- Playback Zoom
1.5x - 10x in 15 steps
- Display Formats
(1) Single image
(2) Single image with information (2 levels)
Basic - Shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO and Image quality)
Detailed - Shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, metering Image, quality and file size), Lens information,
Brightness and RGB histogram, White balance, Picture Style, Color space and noise reduction, Lens optical correction, GPS information, IPTC information
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100 image index
(7) Jump Display (1, 10 or 100 images, start of burst sequence Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating)
(8) Movie edit
(9) RAW processing
Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images or Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
- Highlight Alert
- Image Erase
Single image, select range, Selected images, Folder, Card
- Image Erase Protection
Erase protection of Single image, Folder or Card all found images (only during image search)
- Self Timer
2 or 10 sec.
- Menu Categories
(1) Shooting menu
(2) AF Menu
(3) Playback menu
(5) Setup menu
(6) Custom Functions menu
(7) My Menu
- Menu Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesia and Japanese
- Firmware Update
Update possible by the user (Camera, Lens, External Speedlite, BLE remote control, Lens adapter)
SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB C connector
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/AC) (5 GHz /2.4 GHz)12, with Bluetooth 5.0 support Features supported - EOS Utility, Smartphone, Upload to image.canon, Wireless printing
HDMI mini out (Type D, HDMI-CEC compatible), External Microphone In/Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), N3-type terminal (remote control terminal)
1x CFexpress type B
1x SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-II
Supported Operating System
Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (tablet mode not supported)
OS X v10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15. OS 11
- Image Processing
Digital Photo Professional 4.15 or later Digital Photo Professional Express mobile app (iOS only)
EOS Utility 3 (incl. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor, WFT Utility, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, Canon Camera connect app (iOS/Android), Mobile File Transfer app (iOS/Android),
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E19 (supplied)
- Battery Life
With LCD Approx.860 shots (at 23°C)
With Viewfinder Approx. 620 shots (at 23°C)13
- Battery Indicator
6 levels + percentage
- Power Saving
Power turns off after 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 mins
- Power Supply & Battery Chargers
Battery charger LC-E19E (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E19 and DC Coupler DR-E19, PD-E1 USB power adapter
- Wireless File Transmitter
All RF lenses (EF & EF-S via Lens adapters)
- Lens Adapters
EF TO EOS R ADAPTER, EF TO EOS R ADAPTER WITH CONTROL RING, EF TO EOS R Drop in filter ADAPTER
Canon Speedlite (EL-1*, EL-100, 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III 470EX-AI, 550EX, 580EX*, 580EX II*, 600EX*, 600EX-RT*, 600EX-II-RT*, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT*, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT V2*, Speedlite Transmitter ST- E10)
*Must use Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD- E1 to retain weather sealing
- Remote Controller / Switch
Remote control with N3 type socket, Speedlite 600EX-II-RT. Speedlite EL-1 and BR-E1 Bluetooth remote
Eyecup ER-h, Eyecup ER-hE, Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1, Multi-Function Shoe Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1D, Multi-Function Shoe Adapter for Smartphone Link AD-P1 for Android, Stereo Microphone DM-E1 / DM-E100
- Body Materials
Magnesium Alloy body and polycarbonate with glass fibre
- Operating Environment
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
- Dimensions (W x H x D)
150x 142.6 x 87.2mm
- Weight (Body Only)
Approx. 822 g (1015g with card and battery)
- 8 stops based on the CIPA standard with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at a focal length of 105mm
- The AF area available vary depending on the lens used
- The lowest light AF is available with an f/1.2 lens, centre AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100 Except RF lenses with a Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating
- Recommended Exposure Index
- with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
- Under Canon testing standards with CFexpress card and during servo AF, only RF lenses and some EF lenses can be used for continuous shooting at the maximum speed. For details on supported lenses, refer to Canon's official website.
The continuous shooting speed may be reduced by the lens, shutter speed, aperture, flash, flicker reduction processing, subject conditions, and brightness (for example, when shooting in a dark place).
- 4K UHD is 94% horizontal coverage of the image area, Full HD is 100%, 4K movie cropping mode is 62% of the horizonal area
- If the cameras internal temperature becomes too high the maximum recording time will be reduced
- In High frame Rate Movie mode sound is not recorded
- Frame grab is not available for RAW movies or Canon Log 3 movies
- Although the camera features dust- and water-resistant construction, this cannot completely prevent dust or water droplets from entering the camera.
- Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions
- Based on the CIPA Standard and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated. In power saving mode