This is what 30fps bursts look like on the Canon EOS R3

Canon EOS R3 30fps
(Image credit: James Artaius / Lena Selkin)

Fully revealed this week, the Canon EOS R3 can shoot at an astonishing 30fps – yes, 30 frames every second. That sounds great as a headline, but what does it actually look like? 

For some context, feature films are shot at a frame-rate of 24 frames per second. This means that a 30fps burst on the Canon EOS R3 has more frames than a Hollywood film, so you're essentially capturing better-than-movie-quality smoothness when you shoot at the camera's top speed – but you get all the benefits of autofocus and autoexposure while you do so.

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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.