Here is the Canon EOS R3

.jan

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I love the look of this camera vs what Sony is offering. This looks super comfortable in hand. Still love my A9 though.
Canon always had superior ergonomics (well let's not talk about the R here though) and I'm glad to see they continue this path.
 

.jan

EOS M6 Mark II
Aug 24, 2016
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This was my thought. Curious what tech is packed in it since it looks as big as a 1D.
Honestly I'm not mad about it. The R5 and R6 are noticeably smaller than their respective DSLR counterparts to the point where they feel too small for some people. Now imagine that with one of these new, heavy telephoto lenses attached and I see why you would want a bigger body. Plus battery. An even bigger sensor and presumably higher resolution EVF would just chew through a signle LP-E6-whatever.
 
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.jan

EOS M6 Mark II
Aug 24, 2016
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Yep my EOS 3 film camera is fun to play with, especially with the autofocus that tries to work out what you’re looking at. And there were rumours about a 3D, which was always interesting. But how would this sit between the R5 and R1? Photocentric? I’m keen to see it.
If there is even going to be a R1. For me that's the real question here. We'll probably be able to tell by the resolution, anything that's not very close to 100 mpix probably means there's going to be a R1 - if we're staying in R5 territory however this might be the the new one flagship.

Personally I doubt they'd ditch the 1 moniker alltogether.
 
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That finally looks like a real camera unlike those tiny R5 and R6 models that can only be made bigger by a battery grip that does not align very well. If the 75 megapixels are true, the camera will not be for me though. I prefer something around 20 megapixels.
 

landon

EOS 90D
Jul 26, 2020
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A quick comparison.
1DXvsR3.jpg
 

dilbert

EOS M6 Mark II
Aug 12, 2010
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Two thoughts.
1) The R3 gets a lower MP sensor than the R1 (meaning the 75MP in this rumor is wrong) and the R1 becomes top of line (but without integrated vertical grip) because more MP = better camera.
2) Canon want to make more money out of landscape photographers and an extra $200 of manufacturing costs lets them up the price by $2000.
 

H. Jones

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I get the distinct impression the R3 is even smaller yet still, if you look at the LP-E19 battery door, the R3 is still too big in comparison to the 1DX3, since the battery looks bigger here.

It looks like Canon has minimized the port-side of the camera and the top of the camera, to shrink the camera slightly. You can definitely see the port-side shoulder is far smaller in width than the 1DX's, with the R3 only having one line of buttons instead of 3 buttons spread out, and the lens mount is closer to the edge of the camera.

The top makes sense, the electronic viewfinder doesn't require a massive crystal like the 1DX, so it's easier to shrink. Overall though, it looks like the grip is almost entirely the same, which is very exciting news. I'd expect Canon will probably shave some off weight with the smaller frame, too.
 
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Without specs, we have nothing to discuss about ;) Except the design. And if this is real, it looks georgeous to me :love:

This design looks superb, pro and expensive ~ interesting model no of R3. May see Canon use R1 for high res Pro ML, e.g., 100 MP rumored for 2022. Popcorn ready to see what Canon puts in R3 along with Nikon with Z9 and how these 2 pro ML cameras compare to Sony's A1.
 

Joules

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Introducing the RF flagship with a line hat has no expectations attached seems like a good idea. Allows them to put specs into the body that perhaps would have been too outlandish for a proper, conservative 1DX III equivalent.

Like, tilt swivel screen and a high resolution sensor, perhaps? The talk of a high res R goes back all the way to the beginning of the ecosystem. Perhaps that wasn't always about what we call the R5s. Perhaps this is another high res body, the one that's rumored to be 80 ish MP, while the R5s is the 100+ one.
 

DVaNu

CR Pro
Jan 23, 2019
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My guess with Canon apparently releasing an R3 with a gripped body is to release a step-up
pro camera which would buy them some extra time to continue further development and further fine-tune and prefect the top of the line R1 and whatever new or game changing features it will come with. Canon doesn’t want to release their top of the line model just because the market expects it. But it’s exactly that, expectations and market pressure (among a couple of other things), which increased in the industry over the last couple of years. This made Canon release the EOS R as it’s introduction model into the mirrorless universe. It enabled them to release the RF mount and line of lenses gradually and prior to any high specs body. Although as the last of the bunch and a bit late, clever move in my opinion. More importantly, it allowed customers to get used to the new system and provide very valuable first feedback which eventually (and with the RP and R Astro as intermediate stops) resulted in the very much anticipated R5 and R6. No doubt that the anticipation and initial EOS R strategy contributed to the R5’s and R6’ success. In that sense it makes much sense to initially split the introduction of a true pro line of cameras with an intro model, the R3, and at a later stage a top of the line R1. With Canon’s clear diversification into more « specialised” and “dedicated” bodies, I wouldn’t be surprised if the R3 and potential R1 would continue to exist in parallel as their pro grade cameras but with slightly different usage in mind. Think about it. The R5 amd R6 are in the same kind of though pattern. It’s either that or the “R3” naming is misleaked working name and is eventually gonna change to R1. Either way if the leak is genuine (let’s hope it’s confirmed) it’s clearly not a coincidence.....food for thought....
 

VivaLasVegas

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Back in film days, there was an EOS 3 that sat between the 5 and the 1 series. Back in the early digital days, the big question on everyone's lips was "where's the EOS 3D?", and I was only thinking the other day that the time might be right for an R3. Think there's certainly room for a high speed body and a high res body above the R5, for instance.
If I remember correctly, the headline feature of the EOS 3 was the Eye Control Focus + the EOS 1 AF. I’m not saying the new R3 will reincarnate the eye control focus(although I saw recent patents of it), I’m just saying the 3 inherited the 1 series AF, so the new R3 could be a preview(beta testers) of the R1’s ground breaking AF, at a lower price point than the flagship R1. I thought the EOS 3 had a lot of bang for the buck, back in the day, hopefully it’s the same case for the rumored R3.
 

mchris

EOS R, EOS M50
My guess is that Canon have been preparing the R1 as a mirrorless version of 1DXiii. But Sony's A1 ruined the party. So the R1 renamed R3 to discourage any comparison, and take some time to redesign R1. I bet R3 will have a 20MP sensor.
 
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privatebydesign

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If I remember correctly, the headline feature of the EOS 3 was the Eye Control Focus + the EOS 1 AF. I’m not saying the new R3 will reincarnate the eye control focus(although I saw recent patents of it), I’m just saying the 3 inherited the 1 series AF, so the new R3 could be a preview(beta testers) of the R1’s ground breaking AF, at a lower price point than the flagship R1. I thought the EOS 3 had a lot of bang for the buck, back in the day, hopefully it’s the same case for the rumored R3.
No the EOS 3 introduced the 45 point AF system that subsequently went into the 1V and the 1D series for several generations. As well as being the highest specced camera with the eye controlled AF.
 
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Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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At last a MILC for normal-sized hands.
I do not like these tiny baby-cameras, and battery-grips are only a second-rate solution.:p
That's a really good-looking camera!
 
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john1970

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Frankly, I like the design and the camera does appear to be a bit smaller than a 1Dx DSLR. The textured grip is good IMO; always good to have extra grip. I am very much looking forward to the development announcement and specifications (over the next several months). Would anticipate delivery Q3-Q4 this year.