The updates do not stop in the summer and Canon takes the opportunity to modify the software of certain cameras. The sporty EOS R3 monoblock is even equipped with a 195 fps burst mode and a 240p video slow motion mode in Full HD!
Up to 195 fps burst
People who own a Canon EOS R3 will be able to taste a new very fast burst mode. Indeed, on July 22, Canon releases firmware update 1.20 for its case. The main function added is a new burst mode that allows you to capture a whopping 195 fps, all in raw + jpeg, in full definition of 24 Mpx and with autofocus tracking.
But only in batches of 50 images
This function allows the EOS R3 to compete with the Nikon Z9, which has a burst mode at 120 fps, but only in jpeg of 11 Mpx (compared to 45 Mpx for the maximum definition of the Z9). There is still a wolf. In this burst mode, the R3 can only record 50 frames at a time.
Which means that, even with a fast write on the CFexpress type B card, the 195 fps are only theoretical and perhaps it would be better to speak of 50 frames per 1/4s… Even if the function is restrained, there is no doubt that some photographers will find it useful during special events.
Slow motion video in 240p
In addition to this photo speed gain, the video mode has not been forgotten and the EOS R3 can now capture slow motion sequences up to 240p, against 120p previously, all still in Full HD. The box can also merge the images internally with the focus bracketing mode or even allows streaming in RTP stream. Some bugs have also been fixed.
The R3, like the EOS R5 and R6, with their firmware update 1.60, also gains batch Heif to jpeg file conversion.