Stay at home
- Aug 16, 2012
I need to push cropping to the limits for what I do and so am happy to have 45 Mpx on the R5. The R3 is targeted at those who do not need to crop so much and have other priorities. So it's good that they have the right body for their needs, and it's not for the two different groups to complain about each other but instead to appreciate that others have different requirements and that they are being fulfilled. Importantly, my group has the 45 Mpx now and can use them.It does beg the question who are Canon targeting this camera at? Clearly the R1 is nowhere near ready for release yet so Canon have gone with the R3 rather than get left behind by the competition. I very much doubt it’s targeted at rich consumers because across social media and regardless of brand, the talk always seems to be about high megapixels and top level video specs like 8K. People always mention the potential for heavy cropping as their main reason (I never get this obsession with cropping). I see this as the 1DX replacement for working pro’s who need to shoot and send files with a fast turnaround. Also if this camera had a higher megapixel count, it might be enough to stop people buying into the R1 when it’s eventually released. Canon are clearly making sure both of these cameras will have very specific purposes that differentiate them from one another.