What’s new with the EOS R3?

Canon hinted at the development of something big in a vague teaser last month, and today they have released a few more details. We don’t have a release date or a price yet, but things are looking very interesting, indeed!

Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter so you don’t miss any further developments. For now, here’s what we know:

A brand new BSI stacked CMOS sensor will be Canon’s first, and should improve speed and significantly reduce rolling shutter compared to non-backside-illuminated sensors. The sensor, of unknown resolution, will be paired with a DIGIC X image processor.

The EOS R3 will be capable of capturing 30 fps stills with full AF/AE tracking, even when saving RAW image files.

On the video side, Canon Log3 color and internal recording of both oversampled 4K and RAW video are the highlight features.

As with the EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon is continuing to use Deep Learning technology to improve its AF system. The EOS R3 will be able to track vehicles (e.g. racing bikes and cars) in addition to displaying improved performance tracking people & animals (even birds). You’ll even be able to select AF points by looking at them in the EVF, which I think is pretty darn cool.

Flash syncing external speedlites will be compatible with the electronic shutter, and autofocus in all modes is promised to perform in light at least as low as EV -7 (but maybe even in darker situations).

The EOS R3 will enjoy the same dust- and water-resistance as EOS-1D series and similar magnesium alloy construction with integrated vertical grip. Talk about fearless photography…

A few physical highlights round out the package:

  • Extensive controls (including a function ring on every RF-mount lens)
  • Vari-Angle screen
  • Built-in LAN and 5GHz WiFi connections
  • A new accessory shoe which can both power and communicate—perhaps microphones and an XLR adapter to come?

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