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Canon officially announces the Canon EOS R3

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MELVILLE, NY, September 14, 2021 – Building on the success of the EOS R camera series, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the next leap forward in full-frame mirrorless cameras – the professional-grade Canon EOS R3. The new camera leverages the advancements in technology that Canon has developed since the original EOS R launch in 2018 and bridges the gap between the immensely popular EOS R5 and the world-renowned Canon flagship EOS-1D X line. The EOS R3 is the first “3” series camera from Canon since the widely used EOS-3 film camera launched in 1998.

Preorder: Canon EOS R3 $5999

The EOS R3 camera’s features greatly emphasize superb AF performance and speed with fast-moving subjects. It was designed to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in some extremely challenging conditions.

“The launch of the EOS R3 sets a new benchmark for the Canon EOS R camera system. Canon listened carefully to the voices of professionals when developing a camera to meet their standards,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS R3 is a monumental evolution in digital imaging technology. I look forward to seeing the camera in action on the sidelines of sporting events and in the hands of nature and wildlife photographers across the globe.”

The core of the EOS R3 features a Canon designed and manufactured 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor. The sensor is the first of its kind from Canon, and when combined with the DIGIC X processor, delivers a high-speed readout allowing for continuous blackout-free shooting1 at up to 30 fps in electronic (silent) shutter mode and up to 12 fps in mechanical shutter, with minimum rolling electronic shutter distortion. The combination also increases the high sensitivity, light-capturing efficiency of a native ISO range of 100-102400, expandable up to 204,800 for still images. Like the EOS R5 and R6, the camera features the improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Points and evolved EOS iTR tracking down to EV -7.5 for subjects such as eye, face, head, animals2, and select cars and motorcycles. In addition, the camera features up to 8 stops3 of in-body image stabilized (IBIS) shake correction.

Preorder: Canon EOS R3 $5999

Leveraging technology and performance feedback from the popular EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, the EOS R3 uses Deep-Learning technology to further enhance eye and body detection for even better performance during portrait and action-type shooting. Featuring a new 5.76-million-dot and 120fps blackout-free1 Electronic Viewfinder, the EOS R3 camera will provide photographers with the ability to select the initial area for AF tracking by simply looking directly at the viewfinder location where they want to begin AF. With Eye input AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera will focus on and track moving subjects at that location in the frame. When Face Detect + Tracking is active, the camera will continue to follow moving subjects around the entire active AF area.

The EOS R3 camera doesn’t just capture spectacular still images, it also packs impressive video specs as well. The camera is capable of shooting 6K 60p RAW and 4K 120p 10-bit uncropped video with Canon Log 3 support, in addition to the possibility for oversampled 4K and RAW movie internal recording. Canon Log 3, which is frequently used in cinema production, helps to reduce the possibility of highlight blowouts. What’s more, the features such as industry-standard BT.709, BT.2020 color gamuts, and cinema gamut help to maintain color and tonal consistency. Coordinated 5-axis IBIS helps to correct operator motion or shaking providing dependent video capturing even when using a lens without built-in Optical IS.

Additional features of the EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera include:

  • Canon’s next-generation Multi-Function Shoe that is compatible with a variety of accessories including the Speedlite EL-1, and new accessories such as the ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter, External Mic and Smartphone Link Adapter
  • One-piece magnesium alloy design, integrating the body with a vertical grip section
  • Weather and dust resistance equivalent to EOS-1D camera models.
  • Mobile File Transmitter application for iOS® and Android® devices allows photographers to transfer their images quickly and easily without the need for wired LAN equipment
  • Built-in Wired LAN, 5GHz Wi-Fi®, USB and Bluetooth® technology
  • Dual-card slots, supporting one CF express and one UHS-II SD

Preorder: Canon EOS R3 $5999

* Specifications, availability and price are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

1 Blackout(s) may occur in some cases; such as when the built-in memory is full or when the flash battery is fully recharged after the battery ran out during continuous shooting.

2 Effectiveness varies depending on the subject. In some cases, dogs, cats or birds may not be detected, while some animals other than dogs, cats or birds may be detected.

3 When combined with certain IS lenses such as the RF24-105mm F4 IS L USM, or when used with certain non-IS lenses as well. See individual lens product page for more information.

H. Jones

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Aug 1, 2014
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Canon has made me another happy customer once again!

They have absolutely knocked it away with the features packed in here. Adjustable electronic shutter FPS, anti-flicker up to 24 FPS!!!, new "optical viewfinder simulation" hdr viewfinder mode, light-up buttons from the 1DX3, 1/64,000th shutterspeed, electronic shutter to 30 second exposures, unlimited video record times, new white balance, tons of new daily use upgrades, this is absolutely everything I wanted.

I pray that 6:04 a.m. still gets me one in November.. Was on B&H trying to order, but they really messed me up by not allowing me to put it in the cart for some reason. :cautious:
 

Quackator

EOS RP
Jul 19, 2011
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And now the billion dollar question: Flash with electronic shutter - is it global shutter or does it only sync to HSS flashes?
 
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That is the AD-E1 shoe.
 
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Sep 25, 2020
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I just put in a preorder on Amazon, as well as a small box store online shop. Hope to get this one soon!

Amazon is saying "This item will be released on November 30, 2021". Hopefully thats not the release date for everyone
 
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I really like the rounded from the front, but more hard edged from the side body/EVF shape.

I hope new generations of lower end cameras wiill be designed like tjis
 

FrenchFry

Wildlife enthusiast!
Jun 14, 2020
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Interesting that the European prices seem to be less than expected, and the USA prices higher than expected. Also, interesting that Canon chose a totally different euro to dollar price conversion.

European stores also seem to be displaying launch dates earlier in November than the USA stores.
 

Alan B

1DX Mark III
Feb 2, 2021
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Can someone please explain to me about this(below in the black parts) ?

(from description on Wex)

Quote:
Bringing the power, the speed and high-resolution imaging is the combination of a 26.7 Megapixel CMOS Stacked, Back-illuminated Imaging Sensor and DIGIC X Processing Engine. This potent blend of industry-leading engineering and photographic innovation has resulted in a highly efficient camera body that is designed for high-speed action, wildlife, sports photography and video recording.

The image sensor has 24 effective megapixels with a built-in low-pass filter which is more than capable enough to allow this camera to capture incredible image detail with manageable file sizes. Moreover, this sensor offers an impressively wide ISO range that adds a huge amount of versatility in shooting options. The ISO 100 to maximum ISO 102,400 can even be expanded to a further ISO 204,800 for even more scope.

Whats the 26.7 MP part about ?
 

HenryL

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
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Canon has made me another happy customer once again!

They have absolutely knocked it away with the features packed in here. Adjustable electronic shutter FPS, anti-flicker up to 24 FPS!!!, new "optical viewfinder simulation" hdr viewfinder mode, light-up buttons from the 1DX3, 1/64,000th shutterspeed, electronic shutter to 30 second exposures, unlimited video record times, new white balance, tons of new daily use upgrades, this is absolutely everything I wanted.

I pray that 6:04 a.m. still gets me one in November.. Was on B&H trying to order, but they really messed me up by not allowing me to put it in the cart for some reason. :cautious:
Hope you are in the first batch. FWIW, it's 7:07am and I'm still unable to add anything to my cart at B&H.
 
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neuroanatomist

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Jul 21, 2010
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I pray that 6:04 a.m. still gets me one in November..
I was up late and off-and-on all night with a sick child (fortunately COVID-negative), but was asleep at 6am so I didn’t get my order in with B&H until 6:47a.

When I preordered the 1D X (also B&H) it was a couple of hours after they went live, and I still got it n the first batch that shipped.

No idea what stock levels will be like by then, but I suspect $6K bodies don’t get all that many preorders, and it’s still quite early in most of the country.
 

mdcmdcmdc

7Dii, M5, 100 (film), α6400
CR Pro
Sep 4, 2020
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Can someone please explain to me about this(below in the black parts) ?

(from description on Wex)

Quote:
Bringing the power, the speed and high-resolution imaging is the combination of a 26.7 Megapixel CMOS Stacked, Back-illuminated Imaging Sensor and DIGIC X Processing Engine. This potent blend of industry-leading engineering and photographic innovation has resulted in a highly efficient camera body that is designed for high-speed action, wildlife, sports photography and video recording.

The image sensor has 24 effective megapixels with a built-in low-pass filter which is more than capable enough to allow this camera to capture incredible image detail with manageable file sizes. Moreover, this sensor offers an impressively wide ISO range that adds a huge amount of versatility in shooting options. The ISO 100 to maximum ISO 102,400 can even be expanded to a further ISO 204,800 for even more scope.

Whats the 26.7 MP part about ?
“Effective” is what you get in your images.

Sensors have more pixels than that which aren’t exposed to light. These are used to establish black levels and estimate noise.