Canon today announced the development of the EOS R3. According to the manufacturer, this canon full frame mirrorless camera is a next-generation hybrid camera and combines the qualities of Canon DSLRs and mirrorless models. Canon also provides information about three new lenses for the RF bayonet and a new file-sharing app.
With a new stacked BSI CMOS sensor developed by Canon and the DIGIC X processor, the EOS R3 offers a new level of performance for sports, wildlife, and news photography. The recording speed of up to 30 frames per second (depending on the object used) with AF / AE tracking, eye, head, and body recognition as well as new autofocus with “Eye Control” function further distinguishes the camera.
Canon EOS R3 features:
- New stacked BSI CMOS sensor developed by Canon
- Up to 30 images per second with AF / AE tracking
- “Eye Control” function
- Detection of eyes, head, and body in the subject
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Dust and splash protection such as on the Canon EOS-1 series
The Canon R3 is the first camera in the EOS family to be equipped with the new full-format back-illuminated, stacked BSI CMOS sensor developed by Canon. Combined with the performance of the DIGIC X image processor, the EOS R3 enables high-speed sequential shots with up to 30 images per second and AF / AE tracking. With the use of the electronic shutter, it is suitable for professional sports photography, for example, where the action must be captured in a fraction of a second.
The EOS R3 features “next-generation” dual pixel CMOS AF and detects the eyes, heads, and bodies of subjects moving at high speed. It will feature enhanced AF technology first seen in the Canon EOS 5. The “Eye Control” function enables the AF point to be defined with the eye on the viewfinder. According to Canon, this instinctively controllable function represents “the most natural and fastest control of the autofocus”. By reducing the focusing time, which is normally done with a multi-controller or a button, this function is suitable for moments when the most important subject in the picture needs to be captured quickly.
Professional design Inspired by the EOS-1D series, the housing of the EOS R3 enables ultra-intuitive control even in the most demanding situations. Professionals should be able to expect the same shock resistance as well as dust and splash protection as with the housings of the Canon EOS-1 series. In addition, the EOS R3 has an integrated grip, similar to the EOS-1D series.
The Canon EOS R3 will be fully compatible with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer app for mobile devices. It offers a new way of transferring images and speeding up workflow on the go without going into details. This should enable mobile network services to be used without the need for a wired LAN.
Canon plans to launch version 1.2 of its Mobile File Transfer App for iOS via the Apple App Store in June, which should also be compatible with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS R5, and EOS R6. Support for Android mobile devices will come at a later date.
Further information is to follow shortly when the Canon EOS R3 will finally be presented and at what price it will come onto the market can only be speculated at the moment, but it has been already listed on the Bhphotovideo.com and Adorama.com websites with “Notify When Available” status.