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EOS R3 from Canon…picture credit Canon

Canon have just announced the EOS R3 the big question is how it performs against the over heating R5. Johnnie Behiri from Cine D its it to the test. (Below)

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On the photography side, the Canon EOS R3 can shoot in burst mode at up to 30 frames per second using the electronic shutter with AE and AF tracking, even when shooting RAW files. But, of course, you better have high-speed memory cards to handle such a massive amount of data.

Talking about storage, the Canon EOS R3 features dual card slots, including a UHS-II SD card slot and a CFexpress card slot. Among the supported features are separate still photo recording, separate still photo/movie recording, and simultaneous movie recording to two cards.

For photographers, you can shoot with a shutter speed ranging from 30 seconds to 1/64000th of a second. The electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third-party flashes for the first time. 

Picture credit CineD

Thanks to co-design and evaluation of a digital hot shoe connection with Canon Inc., compliant with their Multi-function shoe, digital audio transmission directly into the camera and buss power supply from the camera is available for a cable-free system with high mobility. In addition, the CA-XLR2d is also planned to be compatible with the multi-function shoe of the Canon XF605 Professional Camcorder. This combination will provide a maximum of 4 XLR input cannels in addition to the built-in 2 XLR channels on the camcorder.
Preliminary product compatibility include: Mirrorless camera [EOS R3], Professional Camcorder [XF605]

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With the included 2 x AA battery box and cold shoe mount adapter, CA-XLR2d also works with existing cameras which don’t have the Multi-function hot shoe by connecting an analog audio cable between CA-XLR2d’s analog out and camera’s mic-in.

Picture credit Canon

Johnnie from Cine D put the Canon R3 through an overheating stress test.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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