Building on the success of the EOS R camera series, Canon has just announced the next leap forward in full-frame mirrorless cameras – the professional-grade Canon EOS R3. The newcomer is capable of shooting 6K 60p RAW and 4K 120p 10-bit uncropped video with Canon Log 3 support, in addition to the possibility for oversampled 4K and RAW movie internal recording.
The EOS R3 leverages the advancements in technology that Canon has developed since the original EOS R launch back in 2018 and bridges the gap between the immensely popular EOS R5 and the world-renowned Canon flagship EOS-1D X line. The EOS R3 is the first “3” series camera from Canon since the widely used EOS-3 film camera launched back in 1998.
The brand new mirrorless camera’s features greatly emphasize superb AF performance and speed with fast-moving subjects. It was designed to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in some extremely challenging conditions.
The core of the EOS R3 sports a proprietary 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor. Canon claims that this sensor technology is the first of its kind, and when combined with the DIGIC X processor, it’s capable of delivering a high-speed readout allowing for continuous blackout-free shooting at up to 30 fps in electronic (silent) shutter mode and up to 12 fps in mechanical shutter, with minimum rolling electronic shutter distortion.
The combination also increases the high sensitivity, light-capturing efficiency of a native ISO range of 100-102,400, expandable up to 204,800 for still images.
Just like the EOS R5 and R6, the camera features the improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Points and evolved EOS iTR tracking down to EV -7.5 for subjects such as eye, face, head, animals, and select cars and motorcycles. In addition, it provides up to 8 stops of in-body image stabilized (IBIS) shake correction.
Leveraging technology and performance feedback from the popular EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, the EOS R3 uses Deep-Learning technology to further enhance eye and body detection for even better performance during portrait and action-type shooting.
The camera features dual-card slots, supporting one CF express and one UHS-II SD card.
Featuring a new 5.76-million-dot and 120fps blackout-free Electronic Viewfinder, the EOS R3 camera will provide creatives with the ability to select the initial area for AF tracking by simply looking directly at the viewfinder location where they want to begin AF.
With Eye input AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera can focus on and track moving subjects at that location in the frame. When Face Detect + Tracking is active, the EOS R3 continues to follow moving subjects around the entire active AF area.
The camera doesn’t just capture spectacular still images, it also packs impressive video specs as well.
What’s more, the features such as industry-standard BT.709, BT.2020 color gamuts, and cinema gamut help to maintain color and tonal consistency. Coordinated 5-axis IBIS helps to correct operator motion or shaking providing dependent video capturing even when using a lens without built-in Optical IS.
Additional features of the EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera include built-in Wired LAN, 5GHz Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth technology, Mobile File Transmitter application for iOS and Android, Canon’s next-generation Multi-Function Shoe, Weather and dust resistance equivalent to EOS-1D camera models, and more.
The Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame mirrorless camera is expected to hit the shelves in November 2021 retailing for $5,999. For more information, head over to Canon’s official site.
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