The 6K Canon EOS R3 is here – the best professional camera ever made?

Canon EOS R3
(Image credit: James Artaius)

After months of leaks and speculation, the Canon EOS R3 has finally been announced – and this powerhouse professional camera packs 6K RAW video, 30fps burst shooting, Canon's best autofocus system ever and the ability to move focus points with your eyeball. 

At the heart of the Canon EOS R3 is a blisteringly fast 24.1MP, back side illuminated (BSI), stacked image sensor. The BSI design means that the circuitry is on the underside of the sensor, rather than the top where it obscures the photosites, meaning that low light performance is improved – complementing the ISO100-102,400 (expandable to 50-204,800) sensitivity.

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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.