Announced today, the EOS R3 is Canon’s most advanced mirrorless camera yet. Offering a favorable combination of new technology and inherited features from the EOS R5 and EOS-1DX line of cameras, the new full-frame camera offers great performance potential. Here’s everything we know so far.
Everything We Know So Far
The Canon EOS R3 is Canon’s first camera to feature a 24.1MP back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor. Combined with its powerful DIGIC X image processor, this allows the camera to offer remarkable performance capabilities. The EOS R3 supports continuous blackout-free shooting at up to 30fps in electronic shutter mode, or 12fps using the mechanical shutter. Additionally, Canon reports the camera has minimal rolling electronic shutter distortion.
The powerful sensor/processor duo also enables an excellent low-light performance. The camera offers a native ISO range of 100-102,400, which is expandable up to 204,800 for stills. The EOS R3 also promises impressive video specs. The camera can record up to 6K 60p 12-bit RAW and uncropped 4K 120p 10-bit video internally.
Another impressive feature of the EOS R3 is its enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system, which offers 1,053 autofocus points and updated tracking capabilities, even in low light (as low as EV –7.5). The tracking improvements enable eye, face, head, animal, and even vehicle detection.
The autofocus works well in conjunction with the camera’s in-body image stabilization, which offers 5 stops of shake compensation, or up to 8 stops with specific RF lenses. Together, they make the EOS R3 an excellent choice for professional sports, nature, and wildlife photographers.
Other notable features of the EOS R3 include its vari-angle HD LCD display, a next generation Multi-Function shoe, dual memory ports for a CFexpress and UHS-II SD card, support for wired and wireless smartphone connectivity, and its dust & water-resistant magnesium alloy build that features an integrated vertical grip.
When Can I Buy the Canon EOS R3?
The Canon EOS R3 is available for pre-order now with a price tag of $5,999. Two new lenses were announced alongside the camera and are also now available for pre-order. The Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM costs $649, while the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM costs $299.
The Canon EOS R3 is expected to start shipping to customers in November. We can hardly wait.