Canon Announces That The Powerful Professional Full-Frame EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera Is On Its Way

marathonman

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Genius idea to launch the R3. Focus on stills and take the pros that have little to no interest in video from 1dx range to R3. R1 has to be the absolute pinnacle of what Canon can achieve for both stills and video. Another year to cook it better won't hurt either. Also they could bump the price up for R1 when it launches and lessen any potential impact of cannibalization of cinema line....

These guys are too cute. :cool:
 

CanonFanBoy

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I have never seen so many words with so little information. Probably designed to stop people buying the Sony A1 until they see the full specs. Nice looking body though :)
Most people aren’t switching between systems just because some other company has the latest hotness. If that were true, those dummies would be switching every year or so. Not happening.
 

canonmike

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So, after reading official announcement of an upcoming EOS R3 body, with improved AF, optional eye controlled focus point selection, 30FP electronic shutter, back illuminated stacked sensor, EOS 1D style weather sealing, built in vertical grip, along with the statement that the EOS R5 was just the beginning, I cannot begin to imagine what the R1 will ultimately bring to the table. I'm now tightening my belt for this upcoming Canon roller coaster ride and holding on with both hands. Please don't let my wife see the price of this beast when it is officially published. I'm also trying to figure out which body part(s) I am willing to give up in trade for this beast. If this camera is everything they say it is, I won't mind you watching my happy dance when it becomes available. I cannot begin to justify buying it but just wanting it can sometimes be the best argument. After all guys, what do we work for if we cannot allow ourselves some nice toys here and there??? Pardon me now, while I go take measurements and make a place on the photographic bookshelf for my new EOS R3 body. I promise to keep same dusted while I wait for preorder availability.
 

navastronia

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Genius idea to launch the R3. Focus on stills and take the pros that have little to no interest in video from 1dx range to R3. R1 has to be the absolute pinnacle of what Canon can achieve for both stills and video. Another year to cook it better won't hurt either. Also they could bump the price up for R1 when it launches and lessen any potential impact of cannibalization of cinema line....

These guys are too cute. :cool:
The R3 is going to be the best video camera Canon has released outside one of their cinema lines. You can quote me.
 

canonmike

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I freaking hated it with the EOS-3 and Elan, and it's going to be worse now because I wear photochromatic progressive bifocals.
I wear eyeglasses and I personally, did not experience any eye controlled focus problems with either of my two EOS 3 film bodies. I loved and embraced the feature. However, I'm not so sure my experience with R3 will replicate my former results, as like you, my glasses are now not only progressive lenses but also transitional. If this "OPTIONAL" new feature works, that's great but that's not the reason I will be buying this body. I have no doubt that reg AF, complimented by BSI stacked sensor and high frame rates will perform just fine for me. If the eye controlled focus point selection works with my eye glasses, that will be an added bonus. I have to admit that I have never pre-ordered a camera, ever. I have always waited on the early adopters to buy, use, assess and report problems back to Canon, so they could get the bugs fixed. Then, once there was some downward movement on pricing, I would consider purchasing, right after B&H or Adorama would notify me of a promo on same. This time, once I hear and am satisfied with the specs, I plan to jump in with both feet, pay full MSRP and enjoy my new Canon Camera. I won't really be able to justify the price but I just don't care. Give it to me Canon. I've worked for it, I've earned it and I want it.
 
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H. Jones

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I'll hazard an uneducated guess we get the official announcement in early June, have it for photogs to test at Olympics, and an official release in the beginning of August maybe.
 

tron

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They got our money first for R then for R5. Of course they would get them for R3 before getting them for R1 :D
 

SteveC

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I'm probably not in the market for this anyway, but from what I'm seeing, I wouldn't be surprised if the autofocus chokes on my scleral hard contacts.

Unless it turns out to be a unicorn at my friendly brick-and-mortar, I'll have to try it some day.
 

navastronia

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This makes me happy. By the time I get ready to replace my R, there’ll be some great choices. No rush. 3 more years. Glass first.
I feel this. I only last month purchased the 2 RF primes I was missing, the Samyang 85/1.4 and 14/2.8. They’re amazing, of course, on my RP ;)
 
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StandardLumen

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I'm definitely going to want this camera, the question is whether or not it will be good enough to actually make me buy it, considering I own the already-great R5, and the R1 is still on the horizon.
 

chrisrmueller

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Hmmm. Maybe their intention is to break out the flagship line between the R3/R1 like they used to with the 1D/1Ds. One more for PJ/high speed work and another for studio.
 
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EOS 4 Life

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As it happens, that spec looks like it's the read/write speed of CF Express cards...which are pretty much maxed out by shooting raw 30 FPS at 45 megapixels, depending on the exact file size.
CFExpress Type-B is much faster than Type-A.
If that were the limiting factor R3 would be faster.
 

EOS 4 Life

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~45-50 megapixels, I lean towards 50 to add a slight step up from the R5. New sensor tech means it isn't just the same "old" 45 mp sensor from the R5.
I think either R1 or R3 has to be at least 45MP and shoot 8K RAW video.
That makes me wonder about the point of R5c.
Maybe built-in ND is enough or it will need to do 8K 60 FPS.
As much as I do not need it, IBIS + ND would be tempting.
But in order to exceed the R5, it also definitely needs to exceed the R6
R6 has the same sensor and image processor of 1DX III which Canon claims is above R3.
 

EOS 4 Life

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If the video specs are better or equivalent to the R5 / Sony FX3 with RAW video accross all resolutions, a nice flat profile
I highly doubt there will be RAW across all resolutions.
Canon does not even do that in Cinema cameras.
In RAW you can choose any profile you want.
 

H. Jones

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R6 has the same sensor and image processor of 1DX III which Canon claims is above R3.
Yeah, I get that, I just mean that I don't think Canon is expecting us to buy a $6000 version of the R6 with a built in grip. If the R3 is 20-24 megapixels at 30 fps, it will be hard to justify why you wouldn't just buy two R6 and have 20mp at 20 fps. I get stacked sensor means incredible readout speeds, and there's more to a camera than just these specs as seen in the 1dx mark III, but I do believe this will be roughly around the same resolution as the R5.
 

EOS 4 Life

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Global shutter reads the entire sensor at once. This essentially removes the need for any mechanical shutter, meaning much higher fps are possible. Also, for video it removed the distortion that can occurs with rolling shutter when shooting fast moving objects or planning.
I am not sure that a global shutter fully replaces a mechanical shutter at lower speeds.