The Canon EOS R3 utterly dwarfs the Canon EOS R5, which isn't exactly a shock given that it's a camera with a professional form factor (ie it has a larger body with built-in vertical grip). However, what may come as a surprise is that it is smaller than its pro-body rivals from Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus and even Canon itself.
New size comparisons reveal that the Canon EOS R3 is smaller than the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (opens in new tab) and Nikon D6 (opens in new tab) DSLRs, the medium format Fujifilm GFX 100 (opens in new tab) and the incongruous Micro Four Thirds Olympus OM-D E-M1X (opens in new tab) – all cameras with integrated grips, built with professional use in mind.
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That's according to new data from size comparison website camerasize.com (opens in new tab) (hat tip to Photo Rumors for the spot and the images (opens in new tab)), which has added pre-release data on the Canon EOS R3 to its database – though of course, these details are subject to change as the camera comes closer to release.
The site enables us to make realistic side-by-side comparisons of the R3 and its opposite numbers from other manufacturers. Here's how the upcoming camera compares to its rivals, as well as the Canon EOS R5 (opens in new tab) to provide a better sense of scale with regular bodies.
Again, this is based on pre-release data that's subject to change – though even using crude calculations based on the size of the RF mount, these are going to be pretty good ball park estimates.
Obviously there are still plenty of big unknowns about the camera – in fact, here are 5 things we don't know about the Canon EOS R3 (opens in new tab) – but it's helpful to have an idea of just how big it will (or, more accurately, won't) be.
Canon EOS R5 review (opens in new tab)
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (opens in new tab)
Nikon D6 review (opens in new tab)
Fujifilm GFX 100 review (opens in new tab)
Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (opens in new tab)