- EOS R3 vs EOS-1D X Mark III vs EOS R5 Feature Comparison
The new Canon EOS R3 is a professional full frame mirrorless camera that’s built for speed with a range of new features to ensure you capture the action.
Here, we examine how the Canon EOS R3 compares to the flagship Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the equally impressive EOS R5 to help you decide which of our pro cameras is best for you.
The first decision to make is which format between DSLR and Mirrorless best suits your needs and shooting style. Many photographers are more comfortable in shooting with an optical viewfinder and value the traditional feel and usability of a flagship DSLR like the EOS-1D X Mark III. Other advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II include longer battery life, ideal if you are out on assignment and shooting for long periods of time. On the other hand if you are looking for a more compact lightweight body design and innovative features like advanced subject tracking and In-Body Image Stabilization then the mirrorless EOS R3 or EOS R5 might be a better choice for you.
Taking the leap from and EOS DSLR to and EOS R Mirrorless camera opens up your shooting possibilities to Canon’s new RF lens range which is rapidly expanding and now includes 25 options from wide angle to super telephoto, with compact and affordable entry level options in addition to a range of L series professional lenses with advanced features not offered in the EF lens range. The EF-EOS R lens adapter also offers photographers the option of using their existing EF and EF-S lenses on EOS R cameras with no loss in quality or speed. Find out more about the RF lens range: https://www.canon.com.au/explore/rf-lens-benefits
Whilst at first glance there may appear to be a huge range of shared features, each of these 3 cameras has its own unique strengths which are catered for different types of shooting:
EOS R3: Best for shooting fast moving subjects and photographers who need ultimate speed and tracking ability. With 30fps continuous shooting, Eye Control AF and Canon’s most advanced subject tracking to date, the EOS R3 is a camera that excels in shooting moving subjects making it ideal for sports, action and wildlife photographers. Find out more about the EOS R3 here: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-r3
EOS-1D X Mark III: Our flagship camera is the best choice for professional photographers who are regularly shooting a variety of subjects and need ultimate flexibility, build quality and performance in the toughest of situations. With its longer battery life, optical viewfinder and extremely strong body design the EOS-1D X Mark III is the camera that you want to have in your bag when you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. From shooting in all weather, day or night on the sidelines of sports to documenting the latest breaking news events, this trusted workhorse can do it all without skipping a beat. Find out more about the EOS-1D X Mark III here: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-1d-x-mark-iii
EOS R5: Best for photographers who are shooting landscapes, weddings, events, commercial and video with needs for a more compact lightweight body size and extra resolution for larger images. The EOS R5 continues the tradition of the EOS 5 series offering a versatile camera in a compact format. Find out more about the EOS R5 here: https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-r5
||EOS-1D X Mark III
|Best for shooting fast moving subjects and photographers who need ultimate speed and tracking ability||Best for shooting a variety of subjects and need ultimate flexibility, build quality and performance in the toughest of situations.||Best for shooting landscapes, weddings, commercial and video with needs for a more compact lightweight body size and extra resolution|
|New body design, lightweight with integrated vertical grip||Ultimate build quality||Compact size and weight|
|Eye Control AF||Dual CFexpress cards||More megapixels for larger file sizes|
|Continuous shooting speed
(with electronic shutter)
(with mechanical shutter)
|Advanced subject tracking||Optical viewfinder||Advanced subject tracking|
|In body Image Stabilization (vs 1DXIII)||Battery life||In body Image Stabilization (vs 1DXIII)|
|Flash sync with electronic shutter||High sensitivity ISO for low light shooting||Lower body price|
|EOS R3||EOS-1D X Mark III||EOS R5|
|Sensor||Full Frame Back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor||Full Frame CMOS sensor||Full Frame CMOS sensor|
|Processor||DIGIC X||DIGIC X||DIGIC X|
|ISO Range||100 – 102400||100 – 102400||100 – 51200|
|Memory Cards||1x CFexpress
1 x SDXC/SDHC/SD
|2x CFexpress||1x CFexpress
1 x SDXC/SDHC/SD
|Movie Recording Size (Max RAW)||6K – 60P||5.5K – 60P||8K – 30p|
|Viewfinder||5.76MP OLED EVF||Optical Viewfinder||5.76MP OLED EVF|
|Continuous Shooting – Electronic||30 frames per second||20 frames per second||20 frames per second|
|Continuous Shooting – Mechanical||12 frames per second||16 frames per second||12 frames per second|
|LCD Screen||4.15 million dot 3.2” vari-angle LCD screen||2.1 million dot 3.2” LCD screen||2.1 million dot 3.2” vari-angle LCD screen|
|Subject Tracking||All AF area modes||Only with Face+Tracking||Only with Face+Tracking|
|Subject Detection||People, Animals (dogs, cats, birds), Vehicles (motorsport cars, motorcycles)||People||People, Animals (dogs, cats, birds)|
|Eye Control AF||Yes||No||No|
|Multi Controller Joystick||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Optical Smart Controller||Yes||Yes||No|
|Maximum shutter speed (Electronic)||1/64000||1/8000||1/8000|
|In Body Image Stabilizer||Yes||No||Yes|
|Multi Function Shoe||Yes||No||No|
|Dimensions (WxHxD in mm)||150.0 x 142.6 x 87.2||138.5 x 97.5 x 88.0||158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6|
|Weight (inc battery and cards in grams)||1015||1440||738|
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