Canon Reveals More Details of EOS R3 Full-Frame Pro Mirrorless Camera

Canon Reveals More Details of EOS R3 Full-Frame Pro Mirrorless Camera


Melville, NY—Following up on the announcement of the development of Canon’s most powerful professional full-frame camera, the EOS R3, the company released more product details.

The mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera will usher in a new category for the Canon EOS R mirrorless system. Canon will position it between the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras. The new camera will also meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in challenging conditions.

At its heart is an EOS camera first; it will employ a Canon-developed, full-frame, stacked CMOS sensor with a back-illuminated design. The sensor will provide substantially faster read-out speeds during still image capture. The new sensor will also produce less rolling shutter distortion during electronic shutter operation. In addition, it will offer continuous electronic shutter still shooting at 30 frames per sec with full Dual Pixel CMOS AF and autoexposure.

Canon EOS R3
More Details on EOS R3 AF System

Notably, the EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities using Deep Learning technology. This will result in better face, eye, head and animal body detection. In addition, the ILC will provide vehicle subject recognition and tracking for cars and motorcycles. Consequently, it will offer better performance during portrait as well as action-type shooting, even in challenging conditions.

What’s more, the ILC will autofocus in extreme low-light conditions up to -7 EV. It will also achieve up to eight stops of coordinated image stabilization control when used with RF lenses with optical IS.

Furthermore, its electronic viewfinder will permit photographers to select the initial area for AF tracking by looking directly at the viewfinder location where they want to begin AF. With eye control AF2 and servo AF activated, the camera will focus on and track moving subjects at that location in the frame. Moreover, when face detect + tracking is active, the R3 will continue to follow moving subjects around the active AF area.

More New Specs

In addition, Canon announced that users of the EOS R3 can shoot 4K video with Canon Log 3 support, oversampled 4K and RAW movie internal recording.

For added flexibility and to support high-speed image transfer, the ILC will have built-in wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi capability. Furthermore, a new accessory shoe will provide more options for data communication and power while supporting accessories. In addition, photographers can still use Canon Speedlite products when the EOS R3’s electronic shutter is active.

Additional new specs include dual-card slots (1 CF Express, 1 SD); the use of an LP-E19 battery; a vari-angle touch LCD monitor; and a multi smart controller.

New Body Design

Canon also revealed that the EOS R3’s magnesium alloy body is an entirely new one-piece design, integrating the body with a vertical grip. It will also feature weather and dust resistance equivalent to that of EOS-1D class cameras. This is an essential consideration for photojournalists as well as nature, wildlife and sports photographers working in extreme conditions.

In addition, photojournalists will benefit from the mobile file transmitter application for iOS and Android devices that Canon will make available.