The Canon EOS R3 is out in the wild

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    The Canon EOS R3 is inching closer to the full official announcement, and it looks like select photographers are getting their hands on the new Canon RF mount flagship.
    The Canon EOS R3 is apparently being used at the G7 summit in the United Kingdom this week.
    The early comments from shooters seem to be extremely positive, take this Nikon shooter for example.
    Canon EOS R3 Specifications:

    Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
    Vari-Angle Touch Screen
    NEW accessory shoe
    Wifi 5GHz
    High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
    AF down to -7.0 EV
    8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
    4K Canon Log3​
    Oversampling 4K
    Internal RAW video
    Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
    RAW internal movie recording
    Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
    The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
    LP-E19 Battery
    Dual card slot SD &...

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    dilbert

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    Guess he's not tempted to try use adapters to get his lenses to work on the R3 then. Wonder what this type of commentary will do to the mindset of those looking to buy old DSLR gear. Damn. And to all of those people who say that buying lenses is an investment, just saw your investment value drop. Obviously also not convinced that Nikon mirrorless was worth the jump. Canon RF, and in particular R3, is where it's at. EF, thank you for the good times, but you're history baby. p.s. EF-S and EF-M, sorry, you're EF too.
     
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    Rocksthaman

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    Guess he's not tempted to try use adapters to get his lenses to work on the R3 then. Wonder what this type of commentary will do to the mindset of those looking to buy old DSLR gear. Damn. And to all of those people who say that buying lenses is an investment, just saw your investment value drop. Obviously also not convinced that Nikon mirrorless was worth the jump. Canon RF, and in particular R3, is where it's at. EF, thank you for the good times, but you're history baby. p.s. EF-S and EF-M, sorry, you're EF too.
    I think this is more of an indictment of shooting Nikon than mirrorless. I’m assuming eye control evf , FPS , responsiveness, and not seeing Nikon with this in the future.

    Just think of the difference if you first use a R3 with 70-200 RF. Has to feel like the future. I sure feel like a bad man with the same setup with the battery gripped R5
     
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    dilbert

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    I think this is more of an indictment of shooting Nikon than mirrorless. I’m assuming eye control evf , FPS , responsiveness, and not seeing Nikon with this in the future.

    You're making an assumption there that he hasn't tried Canon DSLRs. From his comment - refers to all DSLRs - and that he's tried "the other brand", I think that's a false assumption to make.
     
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    goldenhusky

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    I've got my credit card out and waving it around but the deal killer will be the sensor resolution. If this comes out to be a 20Mp camera then I'm sticking with my R5! I'm not paying $6K to drop the resolution down to 1DX specs.

    Can't agree with you more on this.
     
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    emailfortom

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    I think this is more of an indictment of shooting Nikon than mirrorless. I’m assuming eye control evf , FPS , responsiveness, and not seeing Nikon with this in the future.

    Just think of the difference if you first use a R3 with 70-200 RF. Has to feel like the future. I sure feel like a bad man with the same setup with the battery gripped R5
    I realize that I must be interpreting this post wrong. Are you suggesting that the R3 will not be able to take EF glass coupled with a converter?
     
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    Chaitanya

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    I wonder if the Nikon shooter will feel the same way when the Z9 is released. I'll be comparing the Z9 and R3 to see if I continue to put money into Z (which to me has better glass) or move back to Canon with their magic animal eye AF.
    I believe Z9 is supposed to go against A1 from Sony but R3 will be sitting below these 2 so it might be a value proposition to entry with seamless compatibility with older EF compared to Z cameras and iffy F mount compatibility.
     
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    canonmike

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    I've got my credit card out and waving it around but the deal killer will be the sensor resolution. If this comes out to be a 20Mp camera then I'm sticking with my R5! I'm not paying $6K to drop the resolution down to 1DX specs.
    Understand your thought process and we all have our purchase vs spec criteria and of course, it's your nickel, a very important consideration but at what R3 MP level would you then be all in????? And then, we don't know the price either but would you have the same opinion if the R3 were to come in at say, $4895.00? I'm asking myself these same questions, as we await the camera's release. I'm hoping for higher than 20MP as well but want to see the price before I make a final decision, regardless of the MP.
     
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    tomsop

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    I keep coming back to this site for news on what watered down newly released spec-d camera can I buy with my $1000 budget and the majority of the posts are all on the cadillacs. I understand there are people who make their living needing the very best equipment. I am in a different category - average guy who needs a reason to ditch the IPhone and pick up a camera that costs just as much as the IPhone but gives me good pics and 4K video. No such thing from Canon besides maybe the M6 mark II. I have an M5 and my iPhone does just as well for the majority of the shots and gives me 4K video. I don’t want to carry a brick just to get marginally better results. Like having something that fits in a pocket. I think I am probably done owning a stand alone camera. I think I am the majority but this site caters to the pro’s who can’t make that choice for obvius reasons - which is why this site will have a hard time growing.
     
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    privatebydesign

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    What does that mean?
    It means it has an electronic port aligned with the hotshoe so hotshoe mounted accessories can have a more complicated interface with the camera. Like the M6 II Clip on EVF, Sony do a similar thing for mics that provide power to the mic from the camera and send audio to the camera directly.
     
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    privatebydesign

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    I keep coming back to this site for news on what watered down newly released spec-d camera can I buy with my $1000 budget and the majority of the posts are all on the cadillacs. I understand there are people who make their living needing the very best equipment. I am in a different category - average guy who needs a reason to ditch the IPhone and pick up a camera that costs just as much as the IPhone but gives me good pics and 4K video. No such thing from Canon besides maybe the M6 mark II. I have an M5 and my iPhone does just as well for the majority of the shots and gives me 4K video. I don’t want to carry a brick just to get marginally better results. Like having something that fits in a pocket. I think I am probably done owning a stand alone camera. I think I am the majority but this site caters to the pro’s who can’t make that choice for obvius reasons - which is why this site will have a hard time growing.
    Trouble is the camera market is vastly diminished and all three of the big players have said they are aiming up market to the enthusiasts with good disposable income. If they can only sell 1/10 as many cameras they want to sell them for 10 times the money. So $400 Rebel kits are dead and $4,000 and up bodies have become the norm from all three.

    on the flip side for people like you there are no end of crazy DSLR bargains to be had.
     
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