Many social media platforms are using aspect ratios outside of 17:9 and 16:9. As this is 2022, I am requesting that Canon gives us the option to shoot in 4:3, 3:2 and 1:1 for video utilizing the full height of the sensor. This would mean that on cameras such as the Eos R3 which is limited to 24MP we could achieve maximum video quality. This should be literally just a firmware update to unlock this feature.
I will confess to being a bit annoyed that the $6,000 Canon EOS R3 has such limitations. Additionally, I’m hoping that a UVC mode can be enable via firmware so that the camera can act as a native webcam for streaming.
Two easy fixes that would greatly enhance the usability of this camera.
Understandably, you're frustrated with the current limitations of the Canon EOS R3 and the aspect ratio support for social media videos. I hope that Canon considers your feedback and suggestions in future updates. I would also liek to have such a feature, as I make videos for TikTok and even buy TikTok video shares to promote them. So yeah, it would be beneficial!
Me too, after using a Fujifilm XH2S for a few days, I can tell you it’s wonderful to use the whole sensor and then have the option to crop to a suitable format in post. You can still shoot 16:9, but the added flexibility of opengate is wonderful.
09/26/2023: New firmware updates are available.
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07/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.
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03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.