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Canon EOS R3

Canon has revealed the full specification of the the highly anticipated EOS R3. A high-speed mirrorless camera built for professional photography that lets you photograph sport, wildlife and news at a remarkable 30fps. To keep up with the high shooting rate the EOS R3 has an improved autofocus engine for enhanced low light AF performance and vehicle tracking in addition to eye, face and body detection AF which will be a great benefit for photographers covering motorsports.

Canon EOS R3 product image with RF 24-70mm lens

The Canon EOS R3 £5879 including VAT. Latest offers are featured on our sales page.
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Canon EOS R3 features

Canon promise speed, reliability and sensitivity from this new digital camera which will be compatible with all RF lenses.

24 megapixel Stacked, back illuminated (BSI), CMOS sensor

The EOS R3 will be the first camera to contain a newly developed stacked full-frame sensor with faster output speeds, combined with a Canon DIGIC X imaging processor, to enable 30fps continuous shooting while retaining full AF/AE tracking and electronic shutter speeds up to 1/64000th second. Back illumination in the sensor offers greater sensitivity with an ISO range of 100 to 102,400 (extendable to 204,800).

AF improvements

Low light improvements will help the EOS R3 lock on in the most challenging lighting: Sensitive to -7.5 EV
Vehicle AF has been added to the Autofocus algorithm in the EOS R3 to help locking on to and tracking vehicles across the frame. Ideal for the motorsport photographer, especially if face and eye tracking modes could pull the focus to the crowds beyond the track.
The AF subject in the frame can be selected based on the camera detecting your eye movement. Change focus area by simply looking to another part of the frame, or at a new subject then half-press the shutter button to lock on to the new subject. The intellegent tracking mode from Canon recognises people, animals and vehicles.

Built-in vertical grip – compatible with the LP-E19 batteries

Canon have positioned the EOS R3 between the flagship EOS 1DX mark III released in February 2020 and the EOS R5 which launched in July 2020. The EOS R3 will be the first Canon EOS R camera to feature built in vertical and horizontal grips seen in the EOS 1D series, it also takes the same LP-E19 battery making it easier for 1DX mark III users to try the new body and switch across.
The body will be dust and weather sealed using methods developed with each iteration of the EOS 1D series however at 1015g with card and battery, the body is significantly lighter than the DSLR equivalent. We picked up a pre-release body at the BPPA hands on event and there is a noticeable reduction in weight compared to the EOS 1DX mark III.

New Digital Hot Shoe

The hot shoe on the Canon EOS R3 looks a little deeper than we are used to seeing. A new array of contacts have been added to enable digital connections with a new microphone the Canon DM-E1D and a new wireless flash transmitter Canon ST-E10 compatible with the EL-1.
The traditional 6 points of flash contact are still present so the EOS R3 will be compatible with all previous Canon flash, third-party speedlights and triggers.

EOS R3 top cover with longer hot shoe (L). Close up from rear showing row of gold contacts within the hot shoe unit (R)
Canon EOS R3 Availability 

First shipments are expected in November, our sales team are taking pre-orders call us on 0207 582 3294 or email

Pre-order the Canon EOS R3 £5879 including VAT


Flagship Cameras Compared from Canon, Nikon and Sony

When Nikon announced their flagship DSLR the Nikon D6 following the Canon EOS 1DX mark III and the Sony A9 II, the “big three” camera manufacturers had each released a flagship full-frame camera body in the space of six months. In this article we compare the main specifications of all three bodies.

The Nikon D6, Sony A9 II and EOS 1Dx mark III compared

We have not yet had our hands on a Nikon D6 so cannot do a working comparison of the cameras. However, now the specifications are released, we can put the stats of each camera side by side. There are some similarities as the manufacturers compete for the same audience: The cameras all feature built in wifi connectivity as well as Ethernet ports for Wired LAN connections. The resolution is low across all bodies, they are made for fast and high quality image recording, and fast transmission which a low file-size helps with. Mirrorless technology is the main differentiation in the bodies with those brands adopting newer technologies achieving higher burst rates for continuous shooting – significant for sport photography in particular.

Full write ups on the cameras are on our blog for further reading:
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Nikon D6Sony A9 IICanon EOS 1DX mark III
Camera TypeDSLRMirrorlessDSLR
Launch Price£6,299£4,799£6,499
Sensor SizeFull FrameFull FrameFull Frame
Video (Max)4K UHD 30p
XAVC S 4K 30p
4K Raw 59.94fps
ISO Range100 – 102,400100 – 5,1200100 – 102,400
Extended ISO50 – 3,280,00050 – 204,80050 – 819,200
AF Points105693191
Shooting Rate14fps20fps16fps
Memory CardsDual XQD / CFexpressDual SD UHS-IIDual CFexpress
Lens MountNikon FSony-ECanon EF
USB PortUSB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
LAN Terminal1000BASE-T Ethernet1000BASE-T Ethernet1000BASE-T Ethernet
Wireless LAN built-inYesYesYes
Weight (g)12706781440
Size WxHxD mm160 x 163 x 92129 x 96 x 76158 x 168 x 83
Battery life (CIPA rating)35806902850

Canon EOS 1DX mark III

Canon’s new full-frame flagship DSLR was launched in January 2020. This professional body is tough and designed for working at high speed, check out the full details below.

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The EOS 1DX mark III features technologies adopted from recent mirrorless releases, while it keeps the familiar form of a full-frame DSLR. Designed for professional photographers the EOS 1DX series have been the standard body for professional sports, wildlife and press photographers working across the world. The EOS 1DX mark III will help you push the boundaries of speed and low light in your photography.

The Canon EOS 1DX mark III is £6499 including VAT, initial deliveries scheduled early March. To place an order call us on 0207 582 3294 email our sales team on

Key technologies:

The EOS 1DX mark III will showcase the greatest technical developments from Canon to date. We set out the key features and comparisons to the 1DX mark II below.

Data transfer

Canon’s EOS 1DX series camera bodies are in the hands of sports photographers every day in stadia around the world. To compete in today’s digital imaging market, images from major events have to be sent to picture desks as quickly as possible to beat the competition. The 1DX mark III makes image transfer easy: The body can send images direct via the ethernet port at twice the speed of the EOS 1DX mark II using FTP transfer from camera. The EOS 1DX mark III has a built-in wifi transmitter for file transfer to local devices – ideal for news-gathering on the move and shooting for social. The new WFT-E9 wireless file transmitter boosts the wifi speed to double that of the EOS 1DX mark II. Canon states that the network setup has been simplified to enhance the professional workflow.


The EOS 1DX mark III autofocus system has been enhanced with a deep learning auto-focus algorithm trained on real-world examples of sport photography. The AF system can track athletes’ faces, even when obscured by masks and googles. The AF system can also identify when a subject is upside down, such as in diving competitions and extreme sports, to better maintain sharp tracking auto focus. The camera features phase detection pixels on the imaging sensor – a major technology from the world of mirrorless cameras – this allows the camera to track focus while shooting at continuous 20fps

AF Smart Controller

The AF-on button has been combined with the AF control joystick in both vertical and horizontal orientations, so you can move and activate your AF points from a single button. The “smart controller” uses a sensor instead of a moving joystick, making it more durable and enabling it’s operation even when wearing gloves. The camera automatically disables the vertical smart controller when in landscape orientation to reduce the risk of accidentally moving the AF point.

CF Express Cards

Another new card type. In fact, CFexpress is a new version of the XQD cards found in Nikon cameras since the Nikon D4. This does mean that existing CFast cards and Compact Flash cards are not compatible with the EOS 1DX mark III, but CFexpress cards are faster, allowing for 20fps rates without buffering, and 4K video recording. Canon are giving a free CFexpress card and reader with pre-orders while stocks last. Ask our sales team for more info.

Specification comparison:

Canon EOS 1DX mark III
vs Canon EOS 1DX mark II

To download the full specification PDF click here.

Sensor: 20.1 megapixel vs 20.2 megapixel
ISO: 100-102,400 vs 100-51,200
Continuous Shooting Viewfinder: 16fps vs 14fps
Continuous Shooting LiveView: 20fps with AF vs 16fps no AF
Shutter Life*: 500,000 vs 400,000 actuations
Weight: 1.44kg vs 1.53kg
Battery Life: 2850 vs 1210

AF Points Viewfinder: 191 vs 61
AF Points Live View: 3869 vs 0
Lowest EV for AF: -4 vs -3
Lowest EV for Live View AF: -6 vs N/A

Memory Cards: 2x CFexpress vs 1x CFast 1x CompactFlash
WiFi Transmission: Built in WiFi and Bluetooth with WFT-E9 optional vs Wifi via afaptoe WFT-E8 only
Ethernet: Hi-Speed Gigabyte Ethernet vs Gigabye Ethernet
USB: 3.1 Gen2 with Type-C port vs USB 3.0
GPS: yes, built in vs yes, built in

Movie & Video:
4k & more Res: 5.5K Raw(60P), 4K DCI (60P), 4k UHD(60P) vs 4K video (60P)
HD Video: Full HD (120P) vs Full HD (120P)
Movie Crop: Full Width DCI, 1.3x Crop vs 1.3x crop
RAW recording: Yes vs No

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*Shutter ratings are only guaranteed within the 1st year of use

Vlogging Guide | Canon EOS 90D

Vlogging Guide | Canon

Thinking of starting a YouTube channel, or sharing videos of your exploits on Facebook, Instagram or another social media platform? Then you’ll want to pick up one of the best cameras for vloggers.

Canon EOS 90D

Welcome to the latest instalment of our kit for vlogging series, where we take a look at some of the best cameras out there for vlogging and other similar video applications.

Today we’re taking a look at a very recent DSLR – the Canon EOS 90D. This APS-C DSLR was announced in August of 2019, sitting firmly in the mid-range of Canon’s line-up with a pleasing balance of price and performance. Refreshing and updating the popular EOS 80D, the Canon EOS 90D is built around a 32.5MP CMOS sensor that’s APS-C sized. So why is it so great for vlogging – and why should you care?

Whether you’ve already started a vlogging journey or are casually interested in trying it out, there’s a lot to be said for it. Vlogging is a great way to add a string to your professional bhow, or to just have fun in a slightly different medium. Whether you want to document your travels, show off your rigs or find a new outlet for your creativity, vlogging has lots to recommend it, and given that so many stills cameras like the EOS 90D are so well-optimised for video, it also doesn’t require you to invest in a lot of new, specialised equipment.

Previously in this series we’ve covered the Nikon D7500, the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Sony A6500, all of which are amazing cameras and superb vlogging tools. So what makes the Canon EOS 90D worth your time for vlogging?

Let’s dig into its feature-set and find out for ourselves…

Why the Canon EOS 90D is a great choice for vloggers

Canon has received some stick from videographers in the past for the vicious crop modes afflicting its cameras’ 4K video capabilities, using only a portion of the sensor to deliver 4K video. Not so with the EOS 90D, which shoots uncropped 4K using the full width of its sensor. When you combine this with Canon’s sophisticated Dual Pixel AF autofocus system, you have a seriously capable 4K video setup for a pretty amazing price.

The Dual Pixel AF acquits itself really well in video, with points covering nearly 100% of the vertical frame and 88% of the horizontal and giving you more than 5,000 points to choose from. The “sticky” video autofocus can also make use of face-detection and eye-detection, which is especially handy for vlogging when the subject you’ll most often be shooting will likely be… yourself. Rolling shutter effect is nicely controlled for, and if you don’t want to shoot in 4K, the 1080p capture looks great as well. The camera also gains some useful videography features like focus peaking, though is missing the flat Log gamma profile. It’s not quite a professional video tool, but for vlogging, it’ll more than get the job done

This is borne out by the ergonomics, a lot of which are eminently vlogger-friendly. The touchscreen is a fully articulating model, allowing you to turn it around to face yourself and compose your self-shots with ease. The EOS 90D also includes a headphone port and a microphone port – mandatory on any camera aspiring to be taken seriously as a vlogging tool, as being able to record high-quality sound (and monitor it) is critical for creating video with a professional feel. It’s not too heavy for a DSLR, weighing in at about 700g body-only. This is acceptable for hand-held shooting, though you probably wouldn’t want to be lifting it all day.

The EOS 90D isn’t an entirely perfect choice. The lack of in-body Image Stabilisation necessitates either buying a stabilising rig (bumping up your costs) or relying on digital stabilisation (and cropping your footage). However, for its price it’s a fantastic tool and can absolutely be relied upon to get the job done in an exemplary fashion.

An ideal vlogging setup with the Canon EOS 90D

Fancy trying out some vlogging with the Canon EOS 90D? It’s worth investing a little time (and, yes, cash) into crafting the perfect setup that will help you to get the most out of this capable camera. We’ve put together a list to help you get started, including the various accessories we reckon will make your vlogging run much more smoothly and lead to professional results.

Here’s what we think you’ll need:

– A good-quality APS-C lens. As the Canon EOS 90D has a smaller sensor, some lenses will behave differently than they would on a full-frame DSLR, so make sure you know what you’re getting into before you buy. We’d recommend picking up a good standard zoom for APS-C – something like the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM should cover you for most eventualities.

– A high-quality microphone. We recommend this in all our vlogging blogs – the EOS 90D has a mic port, so take advantage of it! The RØDE VideoMic is an excellent choice at a solid price.

– A stabilising gimbal. The EOS 90D lack in-body stabilisation, as mentioned, so we’d recommend giving it a little help with a gimbal. Some like the Zhiyun Crane Plus is a good choice – this stabilising gimbal can hold up to 2.5kg of kit, so is easily strong enough for the EOS 90D and a lens.

– A fast, high-capacity memory card. The EOS 90D only has one card slot, so make the most of it. We recommend the SanDisk Extreme Pro range, and getting as high-capacity a card as you can afford.

– A strong tripod. Manfrotto’s 500 video tripod system will serve you well and provide a stable shooting platform in all situations.

Monitoring headphones. Again, it’s got the port, so use it!

– A videolight. Take a look at the Rotolight Neo range for some of the best video lights in the business.

Thank you for reading! Let us know if you have any questions about the EOS 90D or vlogging in general, and we’ll see you next time!

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Canon EOS 90D

Today Canon has announced the EOS 90D, an impressive update to a popular series. The EOS 90D features a higher resolution for stills and video than its predecessor, the EOS 80D, and it borrows features from highly praised high end cameras, the EOS 7D mark II and EOS 1DX mark II.

Canon EOS 90D

The EOS 90D is the latest in a series of cameras that started with the 10D in 2003, in its time the 10D was a very advanced camera boasting a whole six megapixels. Designed for enthusiasts, the series continued to bring excellent imaging performance to Canon users throughout the years. In 2013, the seventh body in the range, the EOS 70D, became a favourite for vlogging as it combined HD video recording with dual-pixel AF for accurate focus tracking while recording.

Released today, the EOS 90D has improved the 10D’s pixel count sevenfold, brings improved high speed shooting up to 10fps and the option of 4K video recording. The series has always been an ideal starting point for photographic enthusiasts, or a step-up after learning with an entry-level DSLR; and the EOS 90D is also a worthy backup body for any professional kit bag.

Headline specs for the EOS 90D

• High Speed continuous shooting: up to 10fps
• 32.5 mega pixel APS-C (crop) CMOS sensor
• 45 cross type AF points with joystick AF point controller
• Intelligent Tracking and Recognition focus system (iTR)
• 4K filmmaking and Dual Pixel CMOS AF
• Maximum ISO 25,600 – expandable to 51,200
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled
• 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
• Variable-Angle touchscreen to shoot from all angles

Pro technology in a smaller body

The EOS 90D contains the latest DIGIC 8 processor that enables 4K video recording and a high-speed stills frame-rate of 10 frames per second in RAW or jpeg. The AF tracking technology uses 45 cross type AF points and an iTR focus system found in Canon’s flagship models, the EOS 1DX mark II and EOS 7D mark II. iTR uses the phase detection focus points and the 220,000 pixel rgb metering sensor to identify subjects and maintain consistent focus tracking. New to the series is a long awaited ergonomic feature, the AF point joystick control. Positioned close to the AF-ON button on the back of the body, it allows the thumb to flick quickly between moving the AF point and locking on to your subject, without taking your eye away from the viewfinder.

Affordable, better reach, compatible with the entire EF & EF-S lens range.

The APS-C sensor size is smaller than a “full frame” 35mm sensor as a result the sensor receives light from the best and sharpest central portion of any full-frame lens. This cropping has the effect of pulling the subject closer, ideal for shooting distant subjects for sport and wildlife photography. It also means the EOS 90D available at a more accessible price than its full frame counterparts. Also more affordable are EF-S lenses, designed specifically for crop-sensor cameras the optics do not have to be as large as lenses made for full-frame camera bodies making the kit smaller and lighter, as well as cheaper.

The EOS 90D body only is £1209.00 including VAT at release, there are also kits with lenses available. Please contact our sales team for the latest prices.

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