Canon is developing a powerful new mirrorless camera: EOS R3

Building out its mirrorless line, Canon revealed it’s working on a new full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R3. From the looks of it, the new camera is set to be one of Canon’s most powerful yet.

According to Canon, the EOS R3 will be a cross between the EOS 1D C Mark III and the EOS R5.

“This camera will usher in a new category to the EOS R system, positioned squarely between the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras,” Canon claims. The R3 appears to have the same body design as the 1D X Mark III and incorporates the R5’s 30 fps burst shooting when using the electronic shutter.

What we know about the EOS R3 so far

Canon was slim on details in the announcement. However, the company did reveal a few exciting features. To start, the EOS R3 will be the first camera to use a 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with backside illumination. Also, the processor and electronic shutter support 30 fps shooting with both AF and AE tracking. The camera features eye-control AF as well, a first for Canon digital cameras.

“The camera will put great emphasis on superb AF performance and speed, with fast-moving subjects. It is being designed to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in challenging conditions,” Canon states in a press release.

The R3 uses Deep Learning technology to enhance its eye and body detection. Canon says the technology results in better performance during portrait and action-type shooting. Also, the EOS R3’s subject detection AF will offer new recognizable subjects for its AF system.

In terms of its durability, the EOS R3 features weather and dust resistance, similar to the EOS 1D.

Pricing and availability

Canon didn’t announce a price or when the camera will be released. We can expect that information and more later down the line.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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