Back in April, Canon announced a super exciting new development. The new Canon EOS R3! We didn’t receive a lot of information, but there was a ton of anticipation and excitement! Now, it’s time to get excited again because Canon has announced more details on the EOS R3! A beautiful combination of the robust EOS R5 and Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark III, the Canon EOS R3 will be designed with speed, performance, and reliability as top priorities to satisfy the most demanding expectations.
Jumping right into the exciting specs of the Canon EOS R3, the R3 will boast Canon’s first, full-frame, back-illuminated, stacked CMOS image sensor. This will deliver substantially faster read-out speeds, and produce much lower “rolling shutter” distortion than previous EOS models. Taking advantage of this sensor design will be the Electronic Shutter. With superb read-out speeds, continuous shooting up to 30fps (with RAW images), with full AF, in all auto-exposure shooting modes as well as Speedlite shooting with the electronic shutter, all being possible with the EOS R3!
Expanding beyond the EOS R5 and R6, the R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities using Deep Learning technology. This will include more reliable face, eye, head and body detection, as well as newly added vehicle subject recognition and tracking, for cars and motorcycles, especially in motorsports environments. Another first for an EOS R series camera will be the R3’s updated Eye Control AF, which will allow users to set the focus point in the viewfinder, by simply looking at it! This function is for incredibly fast changes in where the camera focuses, or to set the initial point from which the EOS R3’s AF system will track moving subjects. The autofocus of the R3 does not stop there. With incredible low-light performance, the R3 will be able to autofocus in light as low as EV -7 or more, along with up to 8 stops of Coordinated IS control when used with RF lenses featuring Optical Image Stabilization.
When it comes to video, the EOS R3 will be able to shoot in high-quality 4K with Canon Log3 and oversampled 4K, and RAW movie internal recording. AF tracking for people, animals and motorsports will be possible while recording video as well. To keep both video and photo workflow as streamlined as possible, the EOS R3 will have Wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi4 (11ac equivalent) built-in. This gives the flexibility of wired or wireless connections and the necessary support for high-speed image transfer.
The Canon EOS R3 will feature a solid yet lightweight magnesium alloy body and carry forward the integrated vertical grip similar to the 1D series cameras, emphasizing both horizontal and vertical handling for challenging shooting situations. Weather resistance and durability will equal Canon’s top-of-the-line EOS-1D X Mark III camera. Power will be delivered by the same Canon LP-E19 battery pack that powers the EOS-1D X Mark III.
Finally, the EOS R3 will feature a multi-controller to help you easily select the AF point, quickly change Menu settings, and more. The R3 will also be equipped with a smart controller (similar to that on the EOS-1D X Mark III) that lets you quickly shift AF point locations or a starting point for Servo AF tracking. A Vari-angle LCD will make it easy to compose shots at virtually any angle and will be a touchscreen to enable you to access menus, change settings and more on the fly. A new accessory shoe will provide options for data communication and power, supporting new accessories.
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