Canon announced its answer to the Sony A1 and Nikon Z9 with the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The company has revealed the first details of its high-end EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The R3 has a dual-grip design and will be able to shoot at up to 30 frames per second with full AF. However not branded as a successor to the EOS-1D series of pro sports DSLRs.
The Canon EOS R3 will feature a new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking. The R3 will also offer Eye Control AF, which uses the position of the photographer’s eye to select the initial position for autofocus or subject tracking.
No details on price or availability have yet been given, but we can predict that the EOS R3 will be available for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. On the other hand, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, if it is going to be a competitor of Sony A1 ($6,500) and Nikon Z9 in the professional segment, then we should say that the selling price of the EOS R3 can easily be around $6k.
Canon EOS R3 Additional Coverage
- Canon adds 100mm macro and 400mm and 600mm super teles to RF lens line
- Canon launches 3 new RF prime lenses: hands-on review with David Bergman
- Canon reveals EOS R3 mirrorless camera in development
- Canon EOS R3 press release
Canon EOS R3 at a Glance:
- 30fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking (electronic shutter)
- New Canon developed Full-frame Stacked BSI CMOS sensor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Eye-AF control
- Subject eye and head detection
- Dust and water resistant body with integrated grip
- Fast Mobile File Transfer (Wireless)
- RF mount
- Pre-orders: Adorama | B&H
Canon EOS R3 Videos
- Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: $1,399 at B&H, Adorama.
- Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens: $11,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
- Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens: 12,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
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