The R3 is also going to be a video powerhouse. It is capable of capturing massive 6K60p footage in RAW! It also can do 4K DCI footage at up to 120p, with C-log formats. Those are extremely strong video specs and I expect the R3 to be a go-to camera for many videographers. The only question is, will there be video limitations? You will need a super-fast CFexpress Type B to take advantage of the highest video quality modes, but the bigger question is temperature control. Canon says overheating won’t be an issue and some modes do have limits (6K ~ 60 minutes), but we will see when the R3 is tested.
Overall, this camera looks to be another strong release for Canon. Many will compare it to the Sony A1. The A1 does offer 50 MP and 8K video, but does not have the built-in vertical grip, Eye Control AF, and other features of the R3 might exceed the A1 (we’ll know after release).
It can be argued that it is priced too aggressively at $5,999, but that has been Canon’s strategy with the mirrorless line. And, it seems to be working as Canon has had great sales with the R5/R6 and RF lenses.
This is going to be an awesome wildlife camera with blazing fast speeds and potentially the best AF system on the market. The built-in grip will be great for vertical shooting, AF acquisition, and ergonomics.
If you are interested in video, the R3 has great video features, although storage and card speed will be limiting (6K RAW video files will be massive). I think the R3 looks to be a great camera. 24 MP isn’t an ideal, but it’s honestly more than enough for almost anyone. I do like 45 MP + for wildlife because of the cropping potential, but 24 MP should still be excellent.