Call me crazy… but I don't think the Canon EOS R3 needs replacing

Canon EOS R3 against a deep blue background with stylized lighting
(Image credit: Future)

The Canon EOS R3 is a perfectly good flagship camera. Better than perfectly good, actually – it's fantastic. And I'm wondering why, aside from keeping up with the Joneses, it needs to be replaced by the EOS R1 (should it ever actually materialize). 

I get it, most camera fans are tech nuts. I'm a tech nut. And the Canon EOS R3, as a camera that came out at the end of 2021, no longer has the kind of tech that makes us go nuts. 

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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.