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Video: Canon EOS R3 guided tour – see the new camera up close!

Watch video: Canon EOS R3 guided tour

The reveal of the Canon EOS R3 was "the most exciting announcement of the year" – at least according to Canon itself, though it did announce the camera on the same day as Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 and new iPads.  

Still, it was definitely a huge day for the photographic industry, as the Canon EOS R3 offers some astounding features, including its headline specs of 30 frames per second continuous shooting speed, Eye Control AF (which enables you to move focus points by moving your eye) and an improved autofocus algorithm that now detects and tracks cars and motorbikes as well as humans and animals. 

However, there is a whole lot more to this new camera than can be easily summed up without writing walls of text. If you want that, you can of course read our hands-on Canon EOS R3 review, where we break down the camera's technical specs and performance, along with a raft of sample imagery. 

As we all know, though, there's nothing better than asking someone who has a new camera to show it off to you and explain all the features. So that's exactly what we've done in this eight-minute video, which literally gives you a guided tour of Canon's new camera.

From the new sensor and memory cards to the rear screen and connections, all the way to the IR blasters that make the Eye Control AF work, we take a look at the R3 from all angles to tell you everything you need to know about the camera. 

It's the next best thing to having it in your own hands – which you can do this weekend at The Photography Show, taking place 18-21 September at the NEC in Birmingham, England, where the R3 will be on display at the Canon stand (N500,N400).

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web 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 as diverse as 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, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show. An Olympus (Micro Four Thirds) and Canon (full frame) shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a particular fondness for vintage lenses and film cameras.