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    Another interesting watch, although they don't have a camera in hand. But it does give some food for thought and the one thing to note is that it is not always reaching the rated maximum 30FPS. So it has to be seen what it can do, but honestly this is the same with any camera and also depends if you prioritize in focus shots vs frame rate priority. But he makes a good point that most cameras do a realistic 20fps, or the same as the R5. And with it having probably the same basic AF system. You really have to want other features it offers and not necessarily just the 30fps, but again this is highly variable. It just reinforces why I always rent before buying something this expensive when there isn't a clear cut winner for every application.

    Man, I don't remember comparing two pro cameras to be so complicated! I guess that's what happens when you try to fit a 3 series camera in between a 1 and 5 series camera with tech that is in it's infancy. And especially when it varies depending on how you shoot and what you consider acceptable. It gets messy quick.

    The more I compare the two the more confused I get on which one really has an advantage overall, and the answer I keep coming to is "It depends".

    https://youtu.be/6MEB45-Vnv8
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    Comparing the R3 vs 1DX III?

    R5?

    Tony cracks me up. Reviewers that actually had the R3 in hand took a few issues in the comments. But, yeah, FPS is always an "up too" number. Is his counting of shots on screen of another photographer accurate? Maybe, maybe at least in the ballpark, but what cracks me up is then he compares it to cameras where he had in hand and says one was better than the other. Tell me that when you have two cameras side by side in the same conditions. But, fps is always "up to." And if limited by the same thing (AF speed, moving focus elements), two cameras may end up with similar values.

    As for R3 vs 1DX III. Similar to you, I used the 1DXIII for a week before buying the R5. I would expect, there are more similarities than differences. The 1DXIII could be treated as MILC and have 20 fps by using Liveview. If you think about it like that, the differences really are getting to use the EVF all the time, "up to" 20 fps and "up to" 30 fps, 4 more MPs, the RF mount, the BSI sensor of the R3, ~$500 price difference, faster mechanical shutter for the 1DX III, size weight differences, and the new features like eye controlled AF/eye detect AF, etc.

    As much as I loved the 1DX III (and would consider picking one up at the right price), just on paper, I'd be leaning toward the R3. Personally, I'd wait for hands on tests/reviews with production models and to test it out myself.

    But, both are amazing cameras that will be amazing tools. I believe we are reaching a point where all high end cameras will be exceptionally good. Selecting between them will be harder and harder, but in the end, you will have a great tool in your hands regardless.

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    He was very clear to say that those are not the most accurate numbers and was something to consider. Because the faster you go, the more caveats that extreme 30fps has. Because it's really easy to think it will perform as consistently fast as the R5 or 1Dx III with their slower frame rate. But again, he was just giving a perspective about it.

    I still find them entertaining enough too watch. Even if i don't agree with everything.

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    Well, looks like AF and FPS is absolutely amazing. Ok, I can put that issue to rest that it indeed gets you a pretty consistent 30fps even with slower focusing lenses like the RF 85mm f/1.2. Which the EF version is my main stay for portraits right now. That is pretty incredible. Obviously I'm sure when the AF is struggling it will drop, but this is no different with any other camera.

    So yeah, never mind Tony. The camera is pretty consistent.

    https://youtu.be/mxOJoqtSWB8

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