Canon EOS R3 – 3 things I love and 3 things I hate

3 things I love (and 3 things I don't) about the Canon EOS R3

Canon has made a habit of changing the game recently, and the Canon EOS R3 is the latest example of that. For years the manufacturer was rightly regarded as being conservative, playing it safe, and never coloring outside the lines when it came to its product lines. 

The mirrorless revolution changed all that, as Canon could no longer keep releasing by-the-numbers DSLRs when Sony and co were transforming the landscape with cutting-edge mirrorless cameras. While the Canon EOS R was the company's first true foray into the market, it took the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 to show that the sleeping giant had awakened – and the Canon EOS R3 took what was great about those bodies and applied them to a truly professional camera.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.