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Canon’s reveals EOS R3 details

Posted on Jun 2, 2021

The development of Canon’s EOS R3 was announced back in April, and now a few more details have been released

Canon’s top-end EOS R3 is aimed at professional action, news and wildlife photographers, with an autofocus system that claims to give pin-sharp Raws, even at 30fps. Using Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS R3’s focusing system works in extreme darkness to -7EV or lower, and its object focus tracking is said to work with racing cars and motorbikes. This is alongside the autofocus tracking technology for people and animals, including birds, found in the EOS R5/R6.

The autofocus system is supported by Canon’s Eye Control AF technology, which allows users to select AF points with their eye. Apparently this system works very quickly, and is good enough for pro use. In-body image stabilisation is featured in the EOS R3 body, and this can offer up to 8EV of benefit, with the camera’s sensor shift AF working in tandem with the optical IS, which is built into many Canon RF lenses.

Canon’e Eye Control AF technology allows users to select AF points with their eye

There’s no mention of resolution in Canon’s latest announcement, but whatever the megapixel count is, the new camera uses a brand-new, full-frame CMOS back-illuminated sensor along with the Digic X image processor. The quoted top 30fps shooting speed is with full AF/AE tracking and with the camera’s electronic shutter, which gives reduced levels of rolling shutter distortion. No actual flash sync speed has been unveiled, but flash sync is possible with the electronic shutter.

Dual card slots using SD and CFexpress cards are provided, while power comes from the LP-E19 battery, the same as that found in the EOS-1D X Mark III.

No self-respecting new camera arrives without innovation in the video department. In the EOS R3, you can record oversampled 4K and Raw internally, while Canon Log 3 is also an option for video makers who want greater dynamic range and colour grading opportunities. All of the autofocus capabilities available to the stills shooter are also available to the video maker.

Price and availability of the EOS R3 are to be confirmed, but you can be rest assured you will know as soon as we do.

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