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Canon tech specialist talks the Canon EOS R3

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We have about 5 more weeks to wait before the Canon EOS R3 hits the streets for the lucky few.

Canon tech specialist Dave Parry talks to Clifton Camera about the features, specifications and technology in the Canon EOS R3.

There were actually a few bits of new information that I picked up from this presentation, but you may already know it all.

AlanF

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Did he actually imply that wildlife photography was NOT part of the target market? I had wondered about that since so many wildlife photographers seem to want lots of crop-ability which 24MP doesn't emphasize. I'd love to see how its output looks at ISO 102400 of a room lit by 3 candles.
Four candles or fork handles, not 3.
 

bbasiaga

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Did he say 800 shots per charge? That seems ludicrously low. I know the R5 and R6 have low 'official' numbers too, but given the larger battery I would have expected a higher number on this R3. I'm sure in reality there will be a wide variation anyway.

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Did he say 800 shots per charge? That seems ludicrously low. I know the R5 and R6 have low 'official' numbers too, but given the larger battery I would have expected a higher number on this R3. I'm sure in reality there will be a wide variation anyway.

Brian
On my R5 I have been over 2,000 per charge for heavy near continuous use (birds, etc) or ~400 if inconsistent use, which is much closer to the actual rating. So, mileage will vary, significantly.
 

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Did he say 800 shots per charge? That seems ludicrously low. I know the R5 and R6 have low 'official' numbers too, but given the larger battery I would have expected a higher number on this R3. I'm sure in reality there will be a wide variation anyway.

Brian
Those "800" shots are with nothing external drawing power. If you are using new accessories connected to hotshoe battery life will be significantly lower.
 

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On my R5 I have been over 2,000 per charge for heavy near continuous use (birds, etc) or ~400 if inconsistent use, which is much closer to the actual rating. So, mileage will vary, significantly.

I have had similar experience. I've gotten over 3k on my R6 at soccer games (2 games on back to back days, same battery). I turn a lot of the stuff off - basically set it to airplane mode and use only one screen at a time - which seems to help a lot.


Those "800" shots are with nothing external drawing power. If you are using new accessories connected to hotshoe battery life will be significantly lower.

I wonder how they actually calculate it? I'm guessing it is with many of the camera's features turned on (wifi, GPS, etc), but no external accessories. I'm guessing they want to come in low so as to avoid overstating things and setting people up to be disappointed. At least that is how they did it with the R5/6.

Brian
 

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I wonder how they actually calculate it? I'm guessing it is with many of the camera's features turned on (wifi, GPS, etc), but no external accessories. I'm guessing they want to come in low so as to avoid overstating things and setting people up to be disappointed. At least that is how they did it with the R5/6.
They use the CIPA standard. Among other things, that’s settings at factory default, one shot every 30 seconds and powering off/on every 10 shots. For cameras with built-in flash, flash fires every other shot.
 

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It is Canon's first stacked, BSI sensor but I sure wish it had been at least 30 MP.
I agree. 30mp gives me enough room to fix my compositional mistakes. When I print, it is almost always 20x30, so I like the ability to crop and not mess up my quality. I've been very happy with results (of crops) of my R over the 5D Mark III I used to have. Well! Maybe the Mark II will have it.
 
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One of our local camera shops, Nelson's, had an anniversary sale this last weekend with reps from the big names there. Canon had two reps and a pre-production R3 available for in store use. The eye control was unique as I was able to shift from face to face or in the parking lot, car to car just by shifting my focus. There will be a learning curve as it is also easy to shift to the wrong spot but willing to bet this will be a big hit with the sports types. It also felt very light and even with the slightly smaller size(compared with 1DX models), the buttons seemed to be in suitable positions without feeling cramped.