Canon EOS R3 DxOMarked: Best Low Light Performance Of Any FF Camera

Canon Eos R3 Review

The Canon EOS R3 underwent DxOMark’s testing, and scored a high point of 96. And it has the best low light performance of any full frame camera in their database.

Canon EOS R3 at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support

The EOS R3 scores better than the Sony a9II:

The Canon EOS R3 achieved a high DXOMARK sensor score of 96, which puts it ahead in image quality of any previous Canon sensor in our rankings, even in advance of the EOS R5’s 45 MP sensor, albeit by just a tiny fraction (95). Image quality from the Canon EOS R3 is also ahead of its closest market rival, the 24 MP Sony A9II at 93 points in our sensor ‘ranking’.

Best Canon sensor so far, according to DxOMark’s tests. The Canon EOS R3 has…

[…] excellent dynamic range at key low, mid and high sensitivities, it has the best low light performance of any full-frame camera in our database. This makes the Canon EOS R3 a very attractive option for Canon EOS-1DX Mark III users transitioning over to Canon’s mirrorless RF system and it’s a solid option for any photographers new to the Canon brand.

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon Developed Sensor Capable Of High-quality Color Photography In The Dark

Eos R Canon Rf 14-35mm

A new imaging sensor is coming from Canon’s R&D laboratories. A new SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) imaging sensor that can take high-quality photos even in the dark.

Digicame Info summed up what it is about:

  • Canon has developed an image sensor that enables high-quality color photography even in the dark. The CMOS sensor used in digital cameras can recognize up to about one-tenth the brightness of light that can be detected, and can take clear pictures even in situations where nothing can be seen with the naked eye. It will be mass-produced from 2022. It may lead to improved image recognition performance in a wide range of industrial applications such as autonomous driving and crime prevention / monitoring.
  • We have developed a light receiving element called a SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) image sensor. You can shoot clear color images even in total darkness, which was difficult with the CMOS sensor. The number of pixels of the sensor that holds the key to the sharpness of the image is 3.2 million pixels, which is more than three times that of the conventional SPAD, which is the highest in the world.
  • The SPAD sensor also has the feature of measuring the distance to the object from the time it takes for the reflected light from the object to return, and capturing the space in three dimensions. Therefore, it is expected to be used in a wide range of fields such as the high-performance sensor “LiDAR” that is indispensable for autonomous driving and augmented reality (AR).

Don’t expect this sensor to come to your next PowerShot or EOS M or EOS R camera. It is more likely suited for scientific applications.

[via Nikkei Asia]

Today Only: Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder – $999 (reg. $1599)

Canon XC10 4K

Only for today (12/6/2021) B&H Photo has a 38% discount on the Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder.

At a glance:

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UHD 4K at 29.97/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MXF Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mb/s 4K, 50 Mb/s HD Recording
  • SDXC/SDHC and CFast Card Slots
  • HDMI Output, Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Handgrip

Get the Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder on sale at $999. Compare at $1,599.

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Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear Of 2021, According To DPReview’s Chris And Jordan

Gear Of 2021

A non objective evaluation of the best and the worst video and photo gear of 2021. Don expect a sober analysis, though.

Chris and Jordan of DPReview TV discuss what they think was the best and t he worst video and photo gear released in 2021. Some drinking is involved, some fun too. So, don take everything death-seriously.

It’s that time of the year when Chris and Jordan look back on the year’s best and worst releases of photo and video gear. As has become traditional, they’ve devised a drinking game to help ensure that their recollection ends up as hazy as the output of the worst lens…

Have fun!

Flashdeal: Hakuba Branner BR-5-SG 5-Section Travel Tripod – $9.95 (reg. $44.95)

Travel Tripod

It’s not a typo, it’s $9.95. B&H Photo has a flashdeal on the Hakuba Branner BR-5-SG 5-Section Tripod, with whooping 78% discount.

At a glance:

  • Load Capacity: 5 lb
  • Maximum Height: 48″
  • Minimum Height: 15″
  • Folded Length: 14.2″
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Aluminum Legs
  • Combo Flip Lock / Pin Lock Legs
  • Geared Center Column
  • Pan/Tilt Head w/ Quick Release Plate

Get the Hakuba Branner BR-5-SG 5-Section travel tripod on sale at $9.95. Compare at $44.95. Will not last long.

The compact Branner BR-5-SG Tripod from Hakuba is a compact and lightweight aluminum travel tripod with a height of 48″ and a load capacity of 5 lb, which is suitable for use with small DSLR, mirrorless, and video cameras, and more. It features rubber-tipped feet for non-marring stability and has a minimum height of 15″, making it a suitable choice for teleconferencing, web tutorials, and other desktop applications.

Weighing a mere 1.8 lb, the BR-5-SG folds down to 14.2″ for easy transport and storage. The legs have center braces for stability, and the center column is geared for precise, repeatable results. The pan/tilt head features a top platform that flips 90° for vertical orientation, and it includes a quick release plate with a non-marring traction surface.

Curated and selected Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

It Might Take More Than 6 Months To Get Your EOS R3, Canon Says

Canon Eos R3 User Manual

Bad news for whom ordered the Canon EOS R3. Canon released a statement about the delays in shipping.

It might “more than half a year to deliver when you place a new order” for a Canon EOS R3. That’s sucks. Here is Canon’s statement:

Apology and guidance regarding the supply status of products

Updated: December 3, 2021

Thank you for your continued patronage of Canon products.

Currently, we have received orders for each of the following products in excess of expectations, and due to the impact of global parts supply, delivery delays are occurring. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.
The products are scheduled to be shipped one by one, but it is expected that it will take a lot of time for the new camera body EOS R3 and RF lens RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM.
We sincerely apologize for the long wait for our long-awaited customers. We will continue to take measures to ensure a stable supply of products so that we can deliver our products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

product nameAbout supply
EOS R3
RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM
It will be shipped in sequence, but it may take more than half a year to deliver when you place a new order.
RF16mm F2.8 STM
RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM
Eye cup ER-hE
Lens hood EW-65C
We plan to ship the products one by one, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

All Canon EOS R3 world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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