Canon EOS R3 - mirrorless

ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovinSuper Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator
edited June 3, 2021 in Cameras

(This is the EOS R3 announcement page, with some specifications and teasers, but by no means complete.)

(Click the following link for the original source of information, plus more marketing feature images.)
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/product-showcases/cameras-and-lenses/eos-r3

The introduction of the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras was a bold step up in the full-frame mirrorless camera category, and just the beginning of our quest to meet the diverse needs of professionals and serious enthusiast photographers seeking solutions.

To build on their success and leverage advancements in technology that have come along since, Canon Inc. announces the future development of a new class of EOS R camera. Landing between the robust EOS R5 and Canon's flagship EOS-1D X Mark III, the Canon EOS R3 will be designed to satisfy the most demanding expectations in a professional camera --- emphasizing speed, performance, and reliability.

Stacked Sensor


Canon's first full-frame, back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensor in the EOS R3 will deliver substantially faster read-out speeds, and produce much lower "rolling shutter" distortion than previous EOS models.

Electronic Shutter


Electronic Shutter operation will take full advantage of the EOS R3's sensor design. With its superb read-out speeds, continuous shooting up to 30fps (with RAW images), with full AF, in all auto exposure shooting modes, will be available with the EOS R3. And, Speedlite shooting will be possible with the R3's electronic shutter active.

Autofocus


The EOS R5 and R6 were only the beginning. Using Deep Learning technology, the upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities, with even better face-, eye-, head- and body-detection. And now, the EOS R3 will add vehicle subject recognition and tracking, for cars and motorcycles, especially in motorsports environments.

Eye Control AF


For the first time in an EOS R series camera, Eye Control AF will allow users to set the focus point in the viewfinder, by simply looking at it --- 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.*

*During still-image shooting only, through the electronic viewfinder. Eye Control AF may not be possible, depending upon individual characteristics or shooting conditions, and may not be possible for users wearing bifocal eyeglasses, certain types of sunglasses or mirror sunglasses, or certain hard contact lenses.

Rugged Body


Canon's upcoming 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. And, the EOS R3 will have three primary input dials, giving familiar operation to current Canon EOS users.

Low-light Performance


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, the EOS R3 will deliver amazing performance even in remarkably dark areas.

**Still photos, with an f/1.2 lens except RF lenses with a Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating, center AF point, and One-Shot AF, at room temperature and ISO 100.

***Using RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM, in yaw and pitch directions, with f=105mm, and as based on CIPA standards.

Video Flexibility


With the EOS R3, you 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.

Network Capabilities


To assist with your professional or personal photo and video endeavors, the EOS R3 will have Wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi4 (11ac equivalent) built-in so you have the flexibility of wired or wireless connections and the necessary support for high-speed image transfer.

4Supports 5GHz Wi-Fi-compatible models only. Specifications may vary depending on country and region

Designed to Deliver


The EOS R3 will feature a multi controller to help you easily select the AF point, quickly change Menu settings, and more. And, 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 touchscreen to enable you to access menus, change settings and more on the fly. And a new accessory shoe will provide options for data communication and power, supporting new accessories.

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAAdministrators Posts: 11,653 moderator

    Still no word on the sensor resolution? They keep touting 30 fps, but we have no idea how many pixels in a frame. Rumor has it that this body will be in the $4500 range, between the R5 and the eventual R1 which will replace the 1DXIII. So if it's the 45MP sensor of the R5 then it seems it would obsolete the R5 which is almost as much.

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator
    edited June 3, 2021

    @kdog said:
    Still no word on the sensor resolution? They keep touting 30 fps, but we have no idea how many pixels in a frame. ...

    Canon said, "... the Canon EOS R3 will be designed to satisfy the most demanding expectations in a professional camera --- emphasizing speed, performance, and reliability." It doesn't sound like high resolution is a primary goal for this body.

    The R3's competition is:

    • Sony a9 II - 24.2 megapixels
    • Nikon D6 - 20.8 megapixels
    • Canon's own EOS-1D X Mark III - 20.1 megapixels

    Probably anything in the 20-ish megapixels could satisfy most professionals shooting for publications and news applications.

    The Canon EOS R1's competition is:

    • Sony a1 (Alpha 1) - 49.8 megapixels
    • Nikon Z7 II - 45.7 megapixels

    I'm betting that Canon's R1 response will be similarly very high megapixels and a little slower than the R3, perhaps with an optional crop mode of around 30 megapixels and very high frame rates. That features combination could satisfy a broad range of interests in a single body, albeit a very expensive body. (Remember when the EOS 1Ds Mark III sold for ~$8,000USD in 2008? Not that expensive for the R1.)

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator
    edited June 3, 2021

    Again, this is a preproduction body and no new information, but nice to see the body (formfactor and layout) very close to how it will probably ship.

    Canon EOS R3 UPDATE: official IN THE FLESH! - Gordon Laing


    Jun 1, 2021

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator
    edited July 29, 2021

    PetaPixel has been following the EOS R3 rollout and they have correlated data from CanonRumors and professional photographer, Jeff Cable.
    PetaPixel (PP) also claims to have gotten Jeff on the phone for a brief discussion about the apparent CanonRumors revelation of 6,000 pixels by 4,000 pixels for the Canon EOS R3.
    Below is the link to the PP article and I'll include a couple of brief excerpts from the article, but go to the article for more information and supporting images:

    Canon R3 to Have 24MP Sensor, EXIF Data Reveals

    As part of ongoing testing of the Canon EOS R3 at the Olympics, photographer Jeff Cable has uploaded many photos that he has taken with the camera and EXIF data remained. As a result, the resolution of the new camera has been revealed: 24-megapixels.

    EXIF data isn’t visible when photos are downloaded and viewed through a program like Adobe Bridge, but the Chrome plugin EXIF Viewer Pro does work. Using that plugin, a member of the CanonRumors forum discovered that Cable’s photos weren’t stripped of their data and therefore the images revealed full information about the camera and lens he is using. Not only does it show that he is indeed using the unreleased R3 — which Cable has previously confirmed — but it also shows that the original resolution of the files was 6,000 pixels by 4,000 pixels: exactly 24-megapixels.

    In speaking to PetaPixel, Cable said that he was not instructed by Canon to scrub the EXIF data from any photos he uploaded to his blog, and presumably, that means the company also gave him permission to upload as many as he liked while covering the Olympics. This makes a lot of sense, as too heavy of restrictions on the camera’s use would make it difficult for testers to make use of any of the images they capture for events they are covering.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    No more real information, but a little more observation.

    The Canon R3 HAS LANDED! (SUPER FAST!! 😶) - Peter McKinnon


    Aug 10, 2021

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    The Canon-Europe site has posted the official complete webpage for the Canon EOS R3, professional mirrorless camera:

    https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/eos-r3/

    Mirrorless Cameras

    Canon EOS R3

    Fleeting moments in time, captured on camera in ways that you never thought were possible. Welcome to the future of action photography.

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    Mirrorless Cameras

    Canon EOS R3

    Outpace. Outperform

    A camera that lets you photograph sport, wildlife and news like never before. Identify subjects just by looking at them -- a truly intuitive experience -- and stay ahead of the competition with 30fps continuous shooting and advanced connectivity that lets you smash your deadline.

    See full specification

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    Specifications

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      Stacked sensor

      Stacked, back-illuminated sensor

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      30fps burst rate

      Continuous shooting up to 30fps, or 12 fps with mechanical shutter

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      Max ISO 102,400

      Sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 102,400 (expands to ISO 204,800)

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      24 megapixel resolution

      The ideal balance of image quality, high ISO performance and file size

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      Up to 8-stop IS

      Rock steady In-body Image Stabiliser that works in tandem a lens's own IS

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      Eye control AF

      Select focus points or subjects to track simply by looking at them

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      Subject tracking

      Automatically tracks people, animals and vehicles in both photo and video modes

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      Vari-Angle screen

      Fully articulated, 8.2cm, 4,200,000-dot touch screen

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      Electronic viewfinder

      Blackout-free 5,760,000-dot electronic viewfinder with 120fps refresh rate and 100 per cent coverage

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      WiFi & Bluetooth

      Wireless connectivity for remote control and image transfer

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      6K RAW

      60 fps with the greatest flexibility to change settings like white balance in post-production

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      4K 120p

      Record slow motion video in ultra-high detail

    See full specification

    OVERVIEW

    Introducing the next chapter in EOS

    The EOS R3 will change the way you think about mirrorless cameras. A new back-illuminated stacked sensor can freeze action at 1/64,000 and powers continuous shooting at up to 30fps. Eye-controlled AF intelligently recognises and tracks subjects as you shoot -- superb for sports, news and wildlife photography.

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    The EOS R3 in a snapshot

    • EOS R3

      Explosive speed at 30fps

      Enjoy a top shutter speed of 1/64,000sec and 30fps burst shooting, with simultaneous AF/AE tracking.

    • EOS R3

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    Continued from above:

    Mastering Movement
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    The EOS R3 captures fleeting moments at 30fps, revealing details that are missed with a naked eye.
    
    • EOS R3

      See. React. Respond

      With our next-generation Eye Control autofocus technology, the EOS R3 focuses wherever you are tracking.

    • EOS R3

      Made for the movies

      The EOS R3 Is a professional hybrid, able to capture cinematic, broadcast-quality video and sensational still photography.

    • EOS R3

      Built for professionals

      The EOS R3 Is built to withstand the demands of day-to-day professional use, and whatever life throws at you.

    • EOS R3

      Advanced connectivity

      The EOS R3 uses Its wired LAN socket and 2.4/5GHz to talk to computer networks, laptops and mobile devices for fast, easy Image sharing and remote camera control.

    Mastering movement

    The EOS R3 captures fleeting moments at 30fps, revealing details that are missed with the naked eye.

    The camera's back-illuminated stacked sensor is so fast it lets photographers use an electronic shutter to freeze fast movement without worrying about 'rolling shutter' distortion. Enjoy a top shutter speed of 1/64,000sec and 30fps burst shooting, with simultaneous AF/AE tracking.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Advanced eye-control AF

    Ever used a camera that feels like it's reading your mind? With our next-generation Eye Control autofocus technology, the EOS R3 focuses wherever you are looking. This unparalleled control over AF allows the camera to react as quickly as you do -- allowing you to respond fast to ever-changing scenes.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Our best subject tracking yet

    Using deep-learning artificial intelligence and thousands of real-world images, we've taught the EOS R3 to recognise people, animals and vehicles accurately and confidently -- wherever they move in the frame.

    People can be tracked even if they are wearing a mask helmet or sunglasses. When photographing motorsports, the EOS R3 can recognise motorbikes and racing cars, even distinguishing between closed and open cockpits, pinpointing a driver's helmet when this is visible.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    A fusion of video and still-photo performance

    The EOS R3 is a professional hybrid, able to capture cinematic, broadcast-quality video and sensational still photography. Bristling with features that empower filmmakers to new levels of creativity, the camera can capture oversampled 4K as well as 6K RAW footage internally to a CFexpress card. Canon Log 3 provides greater dynamic range and colour-grading possibilities.

    Crucially, the same object recognition available to stills photographers is also available to videographers, so you can track moving objects around the frame, keeping them in sharp focus even when working.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Connected to the world

    Connectivity is vital for sports and news photographers. The EOS R3 uses its wired LAN socket and 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi to talk to computer networks, laptops and mobile devices for fast, easy image sharing and remote camera control. The EOS R3 is also compatible with our Mobile File Transfer app, which lets pro photographers add metadata and transmit images from a smartphone, using either Wi-Fi or mobile phone data.

    The EOS R3 also features a new multifunction accessory shoe that provides data communication and power for new accessories, as well as acting as a hotshoe for existing Speedlites and triggers.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Designed and built for the pros

    The EOS R3 is built to withstand the demands of day-to-day professional use, and whatever life throws at you.

    From dust storm to downpour, a tough, magnesium-alloy body is dust-and-water sealed to the same level as our legendary EOS-1D series cameras. Have the confidence to keep shooting whatever the conditions throw at you.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Fits right into your existing system

    The EOS R3 fits right into your existing system, working alongside your other mirrorless or DSLR cameras.

    It's powered by a high-capacity LP-E19 battery -- the same as you'll find in our EOS-1DX series bodies. Your EF lenses will work exactly as they should too, thanks to a range of high-quality mount adaptors, which can also add extra functionality, like a Control Ring or drop-in filters

    With its intuitive controls and ergonomic excellence, the EOS R3 is result of the three decades of evolution, constantly informed by the requirements of professional photographers. Enjoy unparalleled ergonomics, with a familiar intuitive interface.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Responsive customisable controls

    The EOS R3 is a professional thoroughbred. It's shape and form are informed by our EOS-1DX series cameras, but is smaller and lighter, incorporating the design principles of the mirrorless EOS R system for superb handling.

    The camera offers a choice of controls, with both a multi-controller and smart controller falling instinctively within reach of your thumb. Three customisable dials on the camera body, plus a Lens Control ring on each RF mount lens, allow shutter speed, aperture, ISO and exposure compensation to be adjusted with the camera at your eye.

    The EOS R3 is also equipped with a four-million-dot high-resolution Vari-Angle screen, that is clear and brilliant, even in bright conditions. It lets you compose easily from creative perspectives. Dual card slots allow image files and video footage to be written to widely available SD cards (with support for UHS-II) or super-fast, next-generation CFexpress media.

    Find out more

    EOS R3

    Use electronic shutter with flash

    To help you balance daylightand flash even In the bright conditions, or freeze fast-moving subjects head, flash sync Is now possible when using the camera's electronic shutter - both Canon Speedlites and third-party studio flash units.

    EOS R3

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    "WE NEED SPEED. WE NEED TO OUTPACE AND OUTPERFORM. THAT'S WHY WE USE THIS CAMERA."

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    Canon Camera

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    Written by Vladimir Rys

    ](https://www.canon-europe.com/pro/ambassadors/)

    Formula One Photographer and Canon Ambassador

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    B&H and Adorama have their EOS R3 pages up, with pre-ordering available ($5,999.00USD, body only):

    https://bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1634981-REG/canon_eos_r3_mirrorless_digital.html

    https://adorama.com/car3.html

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    The real question on everyone's mind

    Canon EOS R3 - Quick Overheating Stress Test

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    More reviews.

    Canon EOS R3 First Impressions Review - DPReview TV

    Canon EOS R3 IN-DEPTH review Part 1 - Gordon Laing

    (I'll post his Part II video in our "Video" forum)

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,304 moderator

    Canon EOS R3 vs RACECAR - Peter McKinnon

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