Of Canon EOS R3. It has finally been released from the garage where it has been hidden for the past six months – and the specs confirm that it is a powerful, high-speed F1 car with mirror-equipped cameras.
But as impressive as this shiny showcase of Canon’s latest camera tech is, it also shows that Canon is still catching up with its main competitor in the manufacturer’s championship: Sony.
Sony’s engineers have been leaning longer than Canon in the mirrorless game. And this experience, combined with its extensive R&D power, means that in key professional areas سین sensors, EVFs, video, even next-generation hot shoes اس its cameras already look at the EOS R3 Most of the coming technology has advanced.
What Sony’s cameras haven’t done yet is packaging this feature into a DSLR-style body that sports and wildlife shooter Lewis Hamilton will love on the go-cart – and that’s where Canon EO The SR3 flashes.
It doesn’t just sit in the middle. Canon EOS R5. And Canon 1DX Mark III. – It combines the best of the two cameras, which is definitely one. The best professional cameras All around but while features like a new stacked sensor make it a tech pioneer in Canon’s stable, it’s still a catch-up play rather than a great overtaking tactic.
In many ways, the Canon EOS R3 is by far the best-designed camera for pro sports and wildlife photographers.
It’s extremely fast (as fast as the Sony A1, on paper, thanks to its 30 fps raw burst shooting mode) and comes in a form factor that was fake when Sony’s e-mount still had L-plates ۔
But its advantages over cameras like Sony A1 And Sony A9 II. Its trail blazing is far from its legacy compared to camera tech. The big tech story is that the EOS R3 is the first Canon camera to have a stacked full frame sensor, which provides reading speeds to eliminate ridiculous feats like 30fps raw burst mode.
Yet it is Sony that has been at the forefront here and it has been honoring its stacked full frame sensors for more than two years. That’s why it couldn’t get out of nowhere, with one of the best secrets of whole consumer technology. Sony A1 In January this year
That camera is an incompatible all-rounder we’ve never seen before, even if this approach leads from irony to practically some compromise (like its price tag, for example )۔ But it’s definitely a trump card that stole some of the roar of the Canon EOS R3.
Sony has not only set the tech lead in sensors. An interesting feature of the Canon EOS R3 is that it has the same electronic Wave Finder (EVF) specs as the all-rounder Canon EOS R5. Not a big deal, as the EOS R5’s EVF is an excellent 5.76 million dot OLED case with a 120fps refresh rate, which our review “can barely distinguish from the real optical viewfinders found in traditional DSLRs”.
Still, the Sony A1 took the professional EVF to the next level in January with an incredible 9.44 million pixel viewfinder with a 240fps refresh rate. This refresh rate is especially important for sports and wildlife shooting, as it affects how the smooth motion appears in the viewfinder.
Interestingly, a. Tearing the Canon EOS R5. Last year it was revealed that its Wave Finder – as in the Canon EOS R3 – is a Sony-made module. Does this explain why the Canon could not match the Sony A1’s EVF on its Pro Mirror-equipped sports camera? Possibly, but somehow Wave Finder is an important feature for sports photographers, especially those switching to DSLRs. And like the sensors, Sony is at least here on paper.
As Canon told us in January 2020, when it comes to viewership, cameras without mirrors “can never be as fast as DSLRs”, because DSLR’s optical viewfinder is faster than light. works. Canon has added an ‘OVF simulation’ mode to the EOS R3, allowing you to predict out-of-frame action, making the transition easier for DSLR users. But there is no doubt that Sony still owns the high bar when it comes to mirrorless EVFs.
Of course, being ahead with new technologies doesn’t always result in better cameras, and Canon is definitely not playing catch-up with the EOS R3 in all areas.
No camera in history has given you more control over your autofocus. The EOSR3 adds a touch screen, a traditional kneeling AF Joysticks, a smart controller faster than the 1DX Mark III (a reverse computer mouse thinks), and a new Canon incarnation of its iControl AF system. ۔
The latter is unique to Canon and tracks the movement of your eye to move the autofocus point wherever you are looking. It certainly has practical benefits for focusing, but it also has plenty of calibration hoops for jumping (both for your eyes and local lighting conditions) and also for those who wear glasses or contact lenses. Can’t do that well
When it comes to tracking Autofocus tech as well, Canon has largely overtaken Sony, the EOS R3 improves the AF algorithm for its people and animals, and adds a new one for vehicles. While we have seen the former later Olympus OM-D E-M1X.The mode of the EOS R3 is impressively advanced, you can even choose to prefer the driver’s helmet (in open-top vehicles like F1 cars) or to focus on the vehicle itself.
EOSR III is also now a mirror-free leader when it comes to sealing the weather. Although the Sony A1 offers better weather with its other mirror-equipped cameras, the EOS R3 is similar to the Sealing 1D X Mark III DSLR. Canon also comes to the fore when it comes to image stabilization in the body, which is easy to preserve both handheld image quality and video. With a compatible lens, you’ll get eight stops of stability on the EOS R3, which is class leading on paper.
But despite Canon EOSR3’s impressive roll call, Sony is still the tech leader in key areas. The EOS R3 breaks with the limitations of Canon’s traditional video recording (claims that it can continue shooting at standard frame rates for up to six hours) and its ability to shoot 6K raw video internally is impressive.
Still with cameras like the Sony A1 and Sony A7S III ( Sony Airpack Drones), its competitor continues to set standards for pro video shooters – and further competition is ahead of 8K shooting Nikon Z9. Given the initial overheating issues of the EOS R5, we’re also looking forward to seeing how the EOS R3 charges in this department.
In mirror-equipped cameras, Sony’s head start also gives it a slight edge over the lens, depending on what you like to shoot. The Canon RF system is now impressively mature, even though only half of them are currently available for purchase اور and today the Canon RF 100-400mm f / 5.6-8 IS USM and the Canon RF 16mm f / 2.8 STM The announcement has done some work. Affordable options for non-professionals
The five-year-old lead Sony made the camera lens without a mirror, although with the broad support of third parties such as Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss, it has offered its e-mount system an unprecedented amount of variety at all costs. With great expert options like the E135mm f / 1.8G master lens and other ‘Gmaster’ primes.
By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the Canon EOS R3 to be an incredible camera – a unique combination of retro, DSLR-style handling and amazing mirror-equipped power. And we can still see one. Canon EOS R1. Take an unexpected jump in a vein like the Sony A1.
But the EOS R3 also shows that Sony is one step ahead in the most important areas of full-frame tech, including stacked sensors, burst shooting, wave finders, multi-function hot shows and (to some extent) lens selection.
The biggest thing for camera fans is that Canon has just shown that it has the full potential to stay with its main rival. Like the F1 car in camera form (and whose autofocus can track F1 cars) the Canon EOS R3 is the fastest of the fastest followers, and the final winners will be photographers and filmmakers.