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Canon has released additional details about its high-end EOS R3 mirrorless camera. In this post we’ll cover the newest Canon EOS R3 Specs.

Canon says that the EOS R3 will be able to focus at light levels as low as -7EV. On the video side the R3 will be able to capture oversampled 4K, with support for Canon Log3 and Raw internal recording.

When used with compatible RF lenses, its in-body stabilization can reduce shake by up to eight stops. The Canon EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera is already listed at B&H Photo. This will be the Canon’s answer to the Sony A1 and Nikon Z9 with the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.

Here is everything we know about the Canon EOS R3 specs.

Newest Canon EOS R3 Specs Revealed

Canon R3: What We Know So Far

  • New full-frame stacked BSI CMOS sensor
  • Eye control AF, dual pixel CMOS AF
  • Subject tracking with deep learning
  • Continuous shooting up to 30 fps
  • The Canon EOS R3 is not the flagship camera
  • The R3 sensor may not be produced by Canon
  • “Resolution trick” (pixel-shift?)
  • Next-generation of DPAF system (quad-pixel AF?)
  • CFExpress memory cards
  • Uses Canon LP-E19 battery
  • Magnesium-alloy camera body
  • Vary-angle touchscreen
  • Multi and smart controller equipped
  • New accessory shoe
  • Weather sealing as the EOS-1D line
  • Autofocus down to -7 EV
  • 5Ghz Wi-Fi
  • Lens + body image stabilization (up to 8 EV)
  • Improved face and eye detection, improved AF tracking for eyes, people, animals, and motorsports (cars and motorbikes)
  • 4K Log3 and 4K oversampling
  • RAW video internal recording
  • Wireless file transfer
  • 30 fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking
  • 4K Canon Log3
  • Speedlite flash shooting with electronic shutter

Press Release:

AF tracking for racing cars and motorbikes – more details of Canon’s EOS R3 revealed – a high-speed, high-performance mirrorless

Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 2 June 2021 – Following Canon Inc.’s initial development announcement of the EOS R3 – its latest high-performance, high-speed professional mirrorless camera – more details have been revealed today confirming it marks a new era for sports, wildlife and news photographers.

Canon is committed to achieving the impossible, and this camera is no exception. Today, new specs prove the EOS R3 takes object-tracking to another level – adding Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes. In addition to this, ideal for filmmakers, the EOS R3 can record oversampled 4K video.

Following the April development announcement, here’s some of the freshly revealed EOS R3 specs to be aware of:

Capture fast-moving subjects in pin-sharp focus, with ease

Professionals following moving objects around the frame will enjoy the EOS R3’s ability to keep them in pin-sharp focus – even when shooting RAW at 30fps – thanks to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Alongside the people and animal (including birds) AF tracking technology found in the EOS R5 and EOS R6, the EOS R3 is perfect for motorsports photographers – with its ability to track racing cars and motorbikes. And when light conditions get tough, the camera can focus in extreme darkness at light levels -7EV or lower1.

Supporting Canon’s unique Eye Control AF technology, which enables professionals to select the AF point with only their eye, the EOS R3 is an extension of any photographers’ creativity – reacting quickly in the moment to capture the shot. In low light, the EOS R3 offers up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake2 with Canon’s revolutionary combined Image Stabilizer (IS) technology. The camera’s sensor-shift IS works in tandem with the optical IS built into many RF Mount lenses, for a result that lets professionals shoot handheld in very dim light or while using long shutter speeds to intentionally blur movement.

High-quality RAW at 30fps

At the heart of the EOS R3 lies a brand-new back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, working together with Canon’s high-performance DIGIC X image processor. Today, Canon can confirm it will capture quality RAW files at a staggering 30fps with full AF/AE tracking. The breathtaking speed of the camera’s new sensor also transforms what can be done with an electronic shutter. Flash sync is now possible with the electronic shutter when used with external Speedlites, and rolling shutter distortion when shooting fast-moving subjects has been reduced.

Oversampled 4K and RAW recording abilities

In addition to its next-level still photography capabilities, the EOS R3 is suited to those looking to capture high-quality video. The camera will record oversampled 4K, or users can record RAW footage internally. Canon Log 3 is also available to provide professionals with greater dynamic range and colour grading possibilities. Crucially, the same object recognition available to stills photographers is also available to videographers, so filmmakers can track fast-moving objects around the frame, keeping them in sharp focus.

Built for professionals

Built to withstand the rigours of day-to-day professional use, the EOS R3 will have a tough, magnesium-alloy body featuring dust and weather resistance to the same level as Canon’s legendary EOS-1D X series – ensuring it can cope in toughest. Dual card slots allow image files to be written to SD or CFexpress memory cards. The camera is powered by a high-capacity LP-E19 battery – the same as the one found in Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III cameras – enabling professionals to use and share batteries between cameras that they may already have in their kitbag. The camera will also offer a choice of controls with both multi controller and smart controller – for completely intuitive operation. Offering three customisable dials on the body, plus a Lens Control ring on each RF Mount lens, this allows shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation all to be easily adjusted while the camera is at the photographer’s eye. The EOS R3 is also equipped with a Vari-Angle screen letting professionals compose easily from creative perspectives.

Advanced connectivity
As a camera intended for leading sports and news shooters – connectivity is vital. Offering a built in Wired LAN socket and 5GHz Wi-Fi3 allowing communication with computer networks, laptops and mobile devices, professionals can share images quickly and easily. As previously announced, the EOS R3 is also compatible with the Canon Mobile File Transfer app. What’s more, the EOS R3 will feature a new accessory shoe which provides data communication and power for new accessories when attached to the camera.

EOS R3 key features announced as of today (2 June 2021) are:

  • New Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor
  • 30fps with AF/AE tracking
  • AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorbikes and racing cars)
  • Can record oversampled 4K, or RAW footage internally and Canon Log 3
  • Eye Control AF point selection
  • Capable of focus in light levels -7EV or lower4.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • EOS-1D series dust and water resistance

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