Official Update : What We Know About Canon EOS R3

Canon has released additional details about its high-end  Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera, that is under development.

The Stacked CMOS sensor, which will have very fast readout, can shoot Raw bursts at 30 fps. When used with compatible RF lenses, its in-body stabilization can reduce shake by up to eight stops. Autofocus has been enhanced over current EOS R models, with improved face/eye/head and animal detection, plus new car and motorcycle tracking capabilities. Canon says that the R3 will be able to focus at light levels as low as -7EV.

Canon EOS R3 will be able to capture oversampled 4K, with support for Canon Log3 and Raw internal recording.

The Canon EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera is already listed at B&H Photo. This is the Canon’s answer to the Sony A1 and Nikon Z9 with the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. You can see the highlighted new information in bold.

EOS R3 key features announced as of today (2nd June 2021) are:

  • New Canon-developed back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor
  • 30fps with AF/AE tracking
  • AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorbikes and racing cars)
  • Can record oversampled 4K, or RAW footage internally and Canon Log 3
  • Focus in light levels -7EV or loweri
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Eye Control AF point selection
  • EOS-1D series dust and water resistance

Press release

Canon Announces Additional Details of EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Currently In-Development

Following up on the announcement of the development of Canon’s most powerful professional full-frame camera, the EOS R3, Canon has new details to share on the upcoming product.

The upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities using Deep Learning technology, with even better face, eye, head, and animal body detection. The EOS R3 will add vehicle subject recognition and tracking for cars and motorcycles, ideal for photographers capturing fast-action motorsports.

The EOS R3 will be able to autofocus in extreme low light conditions up to EV-7, along with up to eight stops of coordinated IS control when used with RF lenses that feature Optical Image Stabilization. Users of the upcoming EOS R3 will be able to shoot 4K video with Canon Log 3 support, oversampled 4K, and RAW movie internal recording.

For added flexibility and the necessary support for high-speed image transfer, the EOS R3 will have Wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi capability built-in. The new accessory shoe will provide further options for data communication and power while also supporting new accessories. In addition, the use of Canon Speedlite products will still be possible when the EOS R3’s electronic shutter is active.

Additional Specifications Include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1 CF Express, 1 SD.
  • LP-E19 battery
  • Magnesium-Alloy body
  • Vari-angle touch LCD monitor
  • Multi and smart controller equipped

Look out for additional updates on the EOS R3 in advance of the official announcement, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask

We’re eagerly awaiting full specifications and pricing information, but in the meantime here’s some new information, plus a new image of the rear of the camera.

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