The Canon EOS R3 Just Got Smarter

The Canon EOS R3 Just Got Smarter

The Canon EOS R3 is already the company's most advanced camera at the moment, and thanks to a new firmware upgrade, it just became more capable. 

Yesterday's big news was the new firmware for the Canon EOS R5, which allows for 400-megapixel images. Not to be left out in the cold, the Canon EOS R3 has also received an upgrade, and its headline feature is a new priority tracking feature for "pre-registered people." This allows the user to tell the camera to remember and prioritize focus for specific faces. This will certainly be appreciated by people like wedding and sports photographers who, are constantly trying to pick certain faces out of a crowd. Altogether, the update includes:

  1. Compatible with Speedlite EL-5. * The automatic dimming function of the AF-assist light is not supported.
  2. Added [Priority for registered persons] to the menu. It is now possible to prioritize detection and tracking of pre-registered people.
    • Depending on the scene or shooting environment, where the face is small, oblique or profile, part of the face is hidden, or the subject has movement, the effect may not be achieved.
  3. Added [Save and read communication settings to card] to the menu. Network settings can now be transferred between cameras of the same model.
  4. Added [Sink Shooting Assist] to the menu. When shooting with a compatible lens, “image stabilization” and “subject stabilization” are performed during exposure.
  5. With the Auto White Balance (AWB) setting, the time it takes for AWB results to be reflected in the viewfinder when looking through the viewfinder has been reduced.
  6. Added “Image Protection” for FTP transfer to the menu. Images transferred via FTP can now be automatically protected. This allows you to determine whether the image has been transferred by FTP.
  7. Fixed minor bugs.

You can download the update here

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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