Canon simply introduced its highest-end mirrorless camera ever, the $6000 EOS R3 (transport November). The R3 has a 24 megapixel stacked BSI sensor and is able to taking pictures blackout-free 30 FPS with complete autofocus and auto publicity. Perhaps essentially the most thrilling characteristic is the eye-sensing autofocus that positions the preliminary focusing level anywhere the photographer appears to be like.
There was once a time when DSLRs had unambiguously higher efficiency for sports activities and natural world pictures than mirrorless cameras, particularly for autofocus monitoring on fast-moving topics. But in recent times – starting with the Sony A9 sequence and proceeding with the the Sony A1, Canon EOS R6, and Canon EOS R5 – mirrorless cameras were hastily catching up or even eclipsing their older brothers for the ones genres. The EOS R3 feels adore it was once constructed particularly to push that development even additional.
To be particular, the EOS R3 keeps the very popular 1053-point Dual Pixel AF device discovered at the Canon EOS R5 and R6, including some helpful enhancements alongside the best way. Canon says the EOS R3 is able to autofocusing in -7.5 EV stipulations, in comparison to -6.5 EV at the R6 and -6 EV at the R5. (Note, despite the fact that, that those figures are measured with an f/1.2 lens; at the standard f/2 usual utilized by maximum producers, the values are -6, -5, and -4.5 respectively.)
The EOS R3 additionally provides an eye-sensing autofocus mode whose sky-high doable can infrequently be overstated. In essence, quite than focusing the place you place a focal point field within the viewfinder, the R3 focuses the place you glance. Well… type of. I’ll let Canon provide an explanation for:
“The EOS R3 camera will supply photographers with the facility to make a choice the preliminary space for AF monitoring by means of merely having a look without delay on the viewfinder location the place they wish to start AF. With Eye enter AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera will center of attention on and monitor transferring topics at that location within the body. When Face Detect + Tracking is energetic, the camera will proceed to observe transferring topics round all the energetic AF space.”
In different phrases, this selection is a solution to level to the preliminary space of the body the place you wish to have to start out autofocus. After that, Canon’s same old center of attention monitoring algorithms will do the heavy lifting to observe your matter across the body. It’s infrequently a foul consequence bearing in mind that Canon’s current monitoring algorithms are so excellent, but it surely’s no longer rather the “thoughts studying” autofocus that I’ve observed some other people hope for or describe.
Will Canon sooner or later extend this selection so it’s no longer almost about preliminary center of attention acquisition, however all the monitoring procedure as smartly? I’d be stunned in the event that they didn’t – despite the fact that whether or not this kind of characteristic makes it into the R3 by the use of a firmware replace or is reserved for a long term camera is somebody’s wager. In any case, the generation is there, and that’s why I say the prospective is sky excessive. If eye-sensing autofocus works smartly sufficient someday, it would all however exchange current autofocus algorithms for 99% of photographers.
But sufficient about that. Let’s check out the entire listing of specs for the Canon EOS R3 to look what this camera is able to.
Canon EOS R3 Specifications
- Sensor Resolution: 24.1 MP
- Native ISO Sensitivity: 100-102,400
- Sensor Type: BSI stacked CMOS
- Sensor Size: 24.0 × 36.0 mm complete body sensor
- Optical Low Pass Filter: Yes
- In-Body Image Stabilization: Yes, as much as 8 stops relying on lens
- Image Processor: DIGIC X
- Viewfinder: 120 FPS blackout-free EVF, 100% protection, 0.76× magnification, 5.76 million dots
- Built-in Flash: No
- Storage Media: 1 CF Express, 1 SD (UHS-II)
- Max Continuous Shooting Speed: 30 FPS (digital shutter), 12 FPS (mechanical shutter); full-time autofocus and auto publicity
- Buffer Capacity: 150 photographs (at 30 FPS); 1000+ photographs (at 12 FPS with CF Express card)
- Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 to 30 seconds
- Shutter Rating: 500,000 pictures
- Focus System: Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF; Eye-sensing AF for preliminary lock-on
- Dedicated Subject Tracking: Yes – heads, faces, eyes, some animals (canines, cats, and birds), some vehicles & bikes
- Low Light Focusing (f/2 Standardized): -6 EV
- Video Maximum Resolution: 6K RAW as much as 60 FPS; 4K as much as 120 FPS
- LCD Type: 3.2″ touchscreen, totally articulating, 4.15 million dots
- Battery Life: 760 pictures (CIPA)
- Weight: 1015 grams (2.24 kilos) physique handiest, contains battery and card
- Dimensions (L×H×D): 150 × 143 × 87 mm (5.9 × 5.6 × 3.4 inches)
- MSRP, Body Only: $6000
- Complete Specifications: Canon EOS R3 at Canon USA
While the standout options are those supposed for sports activities and natural world pictures – 30 FPS, no viewfinder blackout, 150 (or 1000+) symbol buffer – there’s one thing for different doable shoppers as smartly. Video shooters who can have been anticipating sluggish movement 4K video shall be glad to grasp that the R3 additionally does 6K sluggish movement video! 6K video is 6144 × 3160 pixels consistent with body (AKA about 19 megapixels) while usual 4K is 3840 × 2160 (about 8 megapixels). The talent to shoot 6K video at 60 FPS sluggish movement is one thing in the past discovered handiest on devoted cinema cameras and may just open up many ingenious probabilities in the suitable fingers.
Many of the EOS R3’s different options are fairly anticipated of this kind of high-end camera, but it surely doesn’t lead them to any much less helpful. The specified 8-stop symbol stabilization is carried over from the EOS R5 and R6, and it’s simply as spectacular now because it was once then. So too with the among the finest 5.76 million dot viewfinder, which refreshes at a fee of 120 FPS (AKA nearly no lag in any respect) and sports activities a big 0.76× magnification. Likewise, the EOS R3 ticks the bins on vital options for pro-level camera like twin card slots and a reasonably lengthy battery lifetime of 760 pictures.
The EOS R3 has the standard shape issue of maximum flagship cameras with the built-in grip and vertical controls. In this situation, all the camera physique is machined from one piece of magnesium alloy for larger sturdiness, and the burden financial savings of mirrorless if truth be told make it a far lighter camera than can have been anticipated. At simply over a kilogram / 2.2 kilos, the EOS R3 is nearer in weight to the 5D Mark IV (890 g) than to the 1DX Mark II (1440 g).
And then there’s the sensor. In an international of 40+ megapixel cameras from nearly each and every producer, and Canon’s personal EOS R5 with 45 megapixels and 20 FPS capturing, does the EOS R3 in point of fact dangle its personal? It all depends upon what you’re after. For many photographers, 24 megapixels is greater than sufficient for any affordable matter, and different concerns like autofocus efficiency are of a lot larger significance.
Also, take into account that the EOS R3 has Canon’s first ever BSI (back-side illuminated) stacked sensor. BSI sensors typically can seize mild extra successfully than conventional front-side illuminated sensors, ceaselessly main to raised dynamic vary and noise efficiency. Stacked sensor designs, then again, permit for sooner readout than conventional designs (therefore the excessive FPS and loss of viewfinder blackout). Whether the EOS R3 if truth be told has higher symbol high quality than the EOS R5 or R6 is still observed, but when it does, the brand new sensor design would be the explanation why.
We can’t wait to check the Canon EOS R3 at Photography Life and evaluate it towards different sports-oriented mirrorless cameras available on the market (together with the impending, upper solution Nikon Z9). In the intervening time, if you wish to acquire the Canon EOS R3, it’s most likely a good suggestion to pre-order it to protected a spot in line. With all of the provide chain problems internationally in contemporary months, it’s tricky to grasp if Canon will be capable to produce the EOS R3 in sufficient amount to succeed in preliminary call for.
Here are our pre-order hyperlinks to B&H and Adorama. The EOS R3 is scheduled to start out transport in November:
Below is Canon’s formal press liberate.
The EOS Revolution Continues: Canon Officially Announces the Company’s Most Technologically Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, the Professional-Grade EOS R3
MELVILLE, NY, September 14, 2021 –
Building at the good fortune of the EOS R camera sequence, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a pace-setter in virtual imaging answers, nowadays introduced the following bounce ahead in full-frame mirrorless cameras – the professional-grade Canon EOS R3. The new camera leverages the developments in generation that Canon has advanced because the authentic EOS R release in 2018 and bridges the space between the immensely standard EOS R5 and the world-renowned Canon flagship EOS-1D X line. The EOS R3 is the primary “3” sequence camera from Canon because the broadly used EOS-3 movie camera introduced in 1998.
The EOS R3 camera’s options very much emphasize excellent AF efficiency and pace with fast-moving topics. It was once designed to fulfill the reliability and sturdiness calls for of execs, even if operating in some extraordinarily difficult stipulations.
“The release of the EOS R3 units a brand new benchmark for the Canon EOS R camera device. Canon listened moderately to the voices of execs when creating a camera to fulfill their requirements,” mentioned Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, government vice chairman and normal supervisor of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS R3 is a enormous evolution in virtual imaging generation. I sit up for seeing the camera in motion at the sidelines of wearing occasions and within the fingers of nature and natural world photographers around the globe.”
The core of the EOS R3 includes a Canon designed and manufactured 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor. The sensor is the primary of its sort from Canon, and when blended with the DIGIC X processor, delivers a high-speed readout making an allowance for steady blackout-free capturing1 at as much as 30 fps in digital (silent) shutter mode and as much as 12 fps in mechanical shutter, with minimal rolling digital shutter distortion. The mixture additionally will increase the excessive sensitivity, light-capturing potency of a local ISO vary of 100-102400, expandable as much as 204,800 for nonetheless photographs. Like the EOS R5 and R6, the camera options the enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Points and developed EOS iTR monitoring all the way down to EV -7.5 for topics reminiscent of eye, face, head, animals2, and make a selection vehicles and bikes. In addition, the camera options as much as 8 stops3 of in-body symbol stabilized (IBIS) shake correction.
Leveraging generation and function comments from the preferred EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, the EOS R3 makes use of Deep-Learning generation to additional toughen eye and physique detection for even higher efficiency right through portrait and action-type capturing. Featuring a brand new 5.76-million-dot and 120fps blackout-free1 Electronic Viewfinder, the EOS R3 camera will supply photographers with the facility to make a choice the preliminary space for AF monitoring by means of merely having a look without delay on the viewfinder location the place they wish to start AF. With Eye enter AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera will center of attention on and monitor transferring topics at that location within the body. When Face Detect + Tracking is energetic, the camera will proceed to observe transferring topics round all the energetic AF space.
The EOS R3 camera doesn’t simply seize impressive nonetheless photographs, it additionally packs spectacular video specifications as smartly. The camera is able to capturing 6K 60p RAW and 4K 120p 10-bit uncropped video with Canon Log 3 reinforce, along with the chance for oversampled 4K and RAW film interior recording. Canon Log 3, which is often utilized in cinema manufacturing, is helping to scale back the potential for spotlight blowouts. What’s extra, the options reminiscent of business usual BT.709, BT.2020 colour gamuts, and cinema gamut lend a hand to deal with colour and tonal consistency. Coordinated 5-axis IBIS is helping to proper operator movement or shaking offering dependent video taking pictures even if the use of a lens with out integrated Optical IS.
Additional options of the EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera come with:
- Canon’s next-generation Multi-Function Shoe this is appropriate with numerous equipment together with the Speedlite EL-1, and new equipment such because the ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter, External Mic and Smartphone Link Adapter
- One-piece magnesium alloy design, integrating the physique with a vertical grip segment
- Weather and mud resistance identical to EOS-1D camera fashions.
- Mobile File Transmitter software for iOS® and Android® units permits photographers to switch their photographs temporarily and simply with out the desire for stressed out LAN apparatus
- Built-in Wired LAN, 5GHz Wi-Fi®, USB and Bluetooth® generation
- Dual-card slots, supporting one CF specific and one UHS-II SD
The Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is scheduled to be to be had in November 2021 for a urged retail value of $5999.00*. For additional information, please seek advice from usa.canon.com.
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* Specifications, availability and value are matter to switch with out understand. Actual costs are set by means of particular person sellers and might range.
1 Blackout(s) might happen in some circumstances; reminiscent of when the integrated reminiscence is complete or when the flash battery is totally recharged after the battery ran out right through steady capturing.
2 Effectiveness varies relying at the matter. In some circumstances, canines, cats or birds might not be detected, whilst some animals as opposed to canines, cats or birds is also detected.
3 When blended with sure IS lenses such because the RF24-105mm F4 IS L USM, or when used with sure non-IS lenses as smartly. See particular person lens product web page for more info.