Canon has announced the launch of the Canon EOS R3, the EOS R series’ most advanced and capable full-frame mirrorless camera to date. It has a newly developed back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor (about 24.1 megapixels), innovative Eye Control AF, and can record 6K 60p RAW or 4K 120p 10-bit video.
Canon EOS R3
The Canon EOS R3 is powered by a newly built 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, which, when combined with the DIGIC X image processor, gives it a slew of ground-breaking features that make it the best mirrorless camera in the EOS R system.
In comparison to the EOS-1DX Mark III and EOS R6, the Canon EOS R3 has approximately 20% more pixels at 24.1 megapixels. However, it outperforms the 30.4-megapixel EOS 5D Mark IV in terms of resolution.
With AF/AE tracking, the EOS R3’s electronic and mechanical shutters may achieve speeds of up to 30 fps and 12 fps, respectively. With the electronic shutter, you may obtain a shutter speed of up to 1/64,000 sec.
The Canon EOS R3 has two card slots, one for a CFexpress (Type-B) card with ultra-fast read/write capabilities and the other for an SD (UHS-II) card, providing for quick and reliable image data recording.
The Canon EOS R3 has a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400 for still shots (expandable to 204,800). The range for videos is from 100 to 25,600. (expandable to 102,400).
The Canon EOS R3 also supports the 10-bit HEIF file format. In-camera conversion of HEIF files to HDR-PQ-like JPEG photos with better highlight gradations is possible. Users can create a single high dynamic range HEIF file from three HEIF composites in as little as 0.02 seconds using the HDR option.
The EOS R3 has In-Body Image Stabilization (In-Body IS) of up to 5.5 stops, just like the EOS R5 and R6. When used with compatible RF lenses, the efficacy can be increased by up to 8 stops, making long exposure photography without the use of a tripod a breeze.
At the full-frame angle of field, the Canon EOS R3 can capture 6K 60p RAW or 4K 120p 10-bit video. For those who demand the highest quality, 4K 60p (oversampling from 6K) is also available.
The Canon EOS R3 is the first camera since the EOS 7s (launched in 2004) to include Eye Control AF, which allows users to set a focus point just by moving their eyes.
The EOS R3’s Eye Detection AF has been improved with deep-learning technology, and it can now focus on the eye even when the face is partially obscured or masked.
The Canon EOS R3 can calculate and track AF at up to 60 frames per second. This is three times the performance of the EOS-1DX Mark III and EOS R5.
The EOS R3 has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS as basic modes, as well as a dual-band Wi-Fi that supports FTP and FTPS, as well as WPA3 for extra protection. Wired LAN connectivity allows press photographers to upload files to remote FTP, FTPS, or SFTP servers in a flash.
The Canon EOS R3 has the same dust and leak resistance as the EOS-1DX Mark III, as well as the same shutter durability. A 3.2-inch (3:2) Vari-angle LCD touch screen is included, which is a first for a professional body. It also has the highest resolution of any Canon camera, at roughly 4.15 million dots.
For the Canon EOS R3, Canon has also designed a new 5.76-million-dot OLED EVF. The very sensitive EVF, which has a refresh rate of up to 120 frames per second, not only makes panning easy on the eyes but also decreases time lag during continuous filming.
It has the same Smart Controller as the EOS-1DX Mark III, which lets the user shift the AF location around fast and doubles as an AF-ON button.
Suitable with the LP-E19 high-capacity battery pack, which may be charged through a compatible USB-C cable using a mobile battery that supports Power Delivery (PD).
Despite its intimidating appearance, the Canon EOS R3 is 15% shorter and 30% lighter than the EOS-1DX Mark III (CIPA standard). The EOS R3 is also lighter than the EOS 5DS, at 822g (body only).
In Malaysia, the Canon EOS R3 will be available in November 2021. You may get more information on the Canon EOS R3 here. Keep an eye out for future announcements on Canon Malaysia’s Facebook page and follow Canon Malaysia on Instagram.