What we know so far about the upcoming Canon EOS R3

Canon has revealed a few more details about its upcoming professional EOS R3 mirrorless digital camera. Though we only have a handful of details about the camera, they’re very telling about what we can expect when the camera eventually releases.

The EOS R3 has improved tracking capabilities thanks to AI

Canon disclosed that the R3’s AF performance has been “enhanced” with AI technology, according to a press release. Like other professional cameras, the EOS R3 utilizes Deep Learning technology to track faces, eyes, heads and animal bodies. Canon has improved all of these areas. It also teased a new tracking feature created for tracking cars and motorcycles. We imagine this feature will be helpful for photographers trying to chronicle fast-moving vehicles.

Canon EOS R3 with lens
Image courtesy: Canon

Expect professional video shooting when using the EOS R3

We have a few details about the R3’s video capabilities as well. You’ll be able to shoot 4K video with Canon Log 3 support. Additionally, you can record using RAW internally as well as shoot oversampled 4K video. Meaning, you can expect higher quality at lower resolutions. We’re also happy to see Canon included dual card slots. One slot is CF Express and one is SD.

According to Canon, the R3 operates exceptionally well in low light conditions. It can focus up to EV-7 and features up to eight stops of coordinated IS control when using RF lenses that have Optical Image Stabilization.

Connecting the R3

The EOS R3 features built-in Wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi capability. Additionally, it’s still possible to use Canon Speedlite products while the electronic shutter is active.

Canon EOS R3 back
Image courtesy: Canon


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

Pricing and availability

Canon hasn’t released any information about the EOS R3’s cost or release date. Currently, Adorama lists the camera with an unofficial $6,000 price tag. This could be a ballpark price or even a temporary placeholder.

We should see more information trickle out about the EOS R3 leading up to its release, so stay tuned.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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