Canon EOS R3 Review : Bird and Wildlife Photography

Here is a Canon EOS R3 review with an eye on bird and wildlife photography and some suggestions on the best settings for it.

Canon EOS R3 at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H PhotoAdoramaAmazon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DEAmazon UK

Mirrorless Comparison posted their full Canon EOS R3 review. A review that explicitly looks at bird and wildlife photography. They are rather fond of the Canon EOS R3. From their conclusion: Continue reading “Canon EOS R3 Review : Bird and Wildlife Photography”

Firmware: Canon EOS R3 v1.2.0, EOS R5 v1.6.0 & EOS R6 v1.6.0 Now Available

Canon has released the new firmware version 1.6.0 for Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, and the new firmware version 1.2.0 for Canon EOS R3. You can find all the details and download link below.

Download links:

Canon EOS R3 Firmware Version 1.2.0

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Version 1.6.0

Canon EOS R6 Firmware Version 1.6.0

Canon EOS R3 Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Adds the ability to set “Custom high speed continuous” to the Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.
  2. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate.”
  3. Adds the ability for in camera “Depth compositing” during “Focus bracketing.”
  4. Adds Focus bracketing and depth compositing with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
  5. Adds the ability of time-lapse movie recording. Note that the time-lapse movie setting is retained even if the camera enters the Auto Power Off state before starting time-lapse movie recording.
  6. Adds the ability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available starting July 25, 2022.
  7. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images..
  8. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] to [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
  9. Adds the ability to crop and resize images during transfer to an FTP server.
  10. 802.1X authentication/WPA2-Enterprise now supports the PKCS#12 certificate format.
  11. Adds an electronic shutter sound to be played when the mechanical shutter or electronic 1st-curtain is set.
  12. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  13. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
  14. Fixes an issue, which displays Error Code 70 on the camera, that may occur, in rare instances, when the [Disp. performance] setting is set to [Smooth].
  15. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  1. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for movie recording. When [High] is selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when the temperature of the camera body and card become high, which may allow for longer movie recording than before, depending on the shooting conditions. Note that the temperature of the bottom surface of the camera may increase at this time.
  2. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
  3. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  4. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R6 Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
  • Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
  • Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R3 Firmware Update Version 1.2.1 Released

A new Canon Firmware Update for EOS R3 flagship camera released. Canon EOS R3 Firmware Update Version 1.2.1 is Now Available for Download.

Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes: Continue reading “Canon EOS R3 Firmware Update Version 1.2.1 Released”

New Firmware Updates for Canon EOS R3 and EOS R5 Coming Soon

Canon is on the verge to announce a new firmware update release for Canon EOS R3 and EOS R5 full frame cameras.

The upcoming firmware updates for the Canon EOS R3 and the EOS R5 will be focused on video improvements, and will deliver the usual bunch of bug fixes.

See also How to Downgrade the Firmware on a Canon Camera ?

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Canon EOS R3 Review For Wildlife Photography

Let’s take a look at the new Canon EOS R3 review with an eye on wildlife photography and some suggestions on the best settings for it.

Pangolin Wildlife Photography published two new video reviews for Canon EOS R3. First one is for wildlife photography and the second video discusses the best EOS R3 settings for wildlife photography. Check it out!

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H PhotoAdoramaAmazon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DEAmazon UK

Continue reading “Canon EOS R3 Review For Wildlife Photography”

Comparison: OM System OM-1 vs Canon EOS R3 Indoor Sports Shootout

Here is a detailed Comparison of the OM System OM-1 vs Canon EOS R3 !

The OM System OM-1 brings a stacked sensor, interchangeable lens
camera to an affordable price for the first time. How does it hold up
next to the Canon EOS R3, a premium flagship sports camera?

DPReview`s Chris Niccolls and The Camera Store TV’s Evelyn Drake
went to shoot some indoor hockey and find out.

Here are the highlights from the comparison video: Continue reading “Comparison: OM System OM-1 vs Canon EOS R3 Indoor Sports Shootout”

Canon EOS R3 in Stock Tracker

With the Canon EOS R3 in Stock Tracker, get notified when Canon EOS R3 is In Stock and Shipping !

Canon Releases a New Supply Shortage Advisory. The announcement reveals that new orders of the EOS R3 body and also the RF 14-35 f/4 lens can take more than half a year to deliver due partly to supply constraints, but also because of demand “in excess of expectations”.

Due to high demand of Canon EOS R3, currently EOS R3 is sold out everywhere, you can take a look at in stock tracker below:

Canon EOS R3 In Stock Tracker

Store Price Availability Latest Shipment
Amazon
(Authorized Dealer)
$5,999 Backordered Jan 12th
B&H Photo
(Authorized Dealer)
$5,999 Coming Soon Jan 12th
Adorama
(Authorized Dealer)
$5,999 Backordered Jan 12th

Canon EOS R3 Highlights:

  • 24.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • High-speed continuous shooting
  • 30 fps with electronic & 12 fps mechanical shutter
  • 3.2-inch Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Wired LAN, USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Technology
  • 1,053 Autofocus Points with improved Dual Pixel CMOS
  • Full HD Recording at 6K 60P RAW or 4K 120p 10-bit
  • Expandable ISO range of 100-102400
  • Dual Card Slots for CFexpress and UHS-II SD Cards

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New Canon EOS R3 and Some RF Lenses Orders May be Delayed

Canon Releases a New Supply Shortage Advisory. The announcement reveals that new orders of the EOS R3 body and also the RF 14-35 f/4 lens can take more than half a year to deliver due partly to supply constraints, but also because of demand “in excess of expectations.”

According to Canon Japan’s press release, new EOS R3 (Amazon | B&H Photo |Adorama) and RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens (AmazonB&H) orders may be delayed for more than 6 months. Continue reading “New Canon EOS R3 and Some RF Lenses Orders May be Delayed”

Best Canon EOS R3 Accessories

Looking for the best Canon EOS R3 accessories? Here is our list of top recommended accessories for Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera.

Canon EOS R3 is a professional hybrid, able to capture cinematic, broadcast-quality video and sensational still photography. You might be thinking about what are the best accessories to pair with the Canon EOS R5.

If this is your first camera, then here are the must-have accessories for the Canon EOS R3.  We think many accessories listed here will also work well with the Canon EOS R3. Continue reading “Best Canon EOS R3 Accessories”

Canon R3 Review Against R5, R5C, 1DX III

Here is a real-world Canon R3 review against the Canon 1D X III and R5.

Camnostic updated its comprehensive Canon EOS R3 review to help R5 and 1DX III shooters make upgrade decisions. Recently added are video aspects and comparisons to the new Sony and Nikon flagships, as well as the R5C.

Should 1DX III Shooters Upgrade?

In short, yes – if you think 30 frames per second, more megapixels and significantly improved ergonomics matter enough to cover the <$1,000 difference between a new R3 and a used 1DX III.

Should I Upgrade If I Own the R5?

Probably not, but maybe. The extra $3,000 would buy you a camera with about half the resolution. The R3 does beat the R5 significantly in super-low-light circumstances. Its autofocus capabilities are better, but not demonstrably in most situations.

The US price for Canon EOS R3 is $5999 and available atAmazon | B&H Photo |Adorama

Here are some hands-on review videos of  Canon EOS R3. You can also see our free Canon EOS R3 in Stock Tracker and watch official Canon EOS R3 sample images.

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