More features and specifications for the Canon EOS R3 have emerged

Canon Rumors Guy

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Jul 20, 2010
Canon has released new specifications for the Canon EOS R3, but has left many others undisclosed. The Canon EOS R3 will shoot RAW video, and by the looks of it, it will not shoot 8K.  In a normal Canon move, they have made the Canon EOS R3 compatible with the LP-E19 battery from the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark III. Canon is also adding AF tracking for cars, motorcycles, and other motorsports.
Check out all of the new features and specifications below.
From Canon Australia:
Today we’re releasing new and exciting specs for the  Canon EOS R3, marking a new era for sports, wildlife, and news photographers.
The EOS R3 will take object-tracking to another level – adding Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports which...

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Dec 27, 2015
Northeastern US
After seeing these specifications along with SD and CFExpress cards I am on the fence if I should buy R3 or not. I am still waiting for the official announcements to learn more, but at this stage I would like some insights into the following:

1) What exactly does Canon mean that the DPAF has enhance tracking for people and animals? Is the tracking significantly better than the R5. Is the enhancement quad-pixel AF?

2) Can the electronic shutter be used at speeds other than 30 fps like 10 fps or 20 fps? Many times I have a need for 10 fps and silent shutter and just do not need 30 fps.

3) Lastly, what is the resolution of the sensor? I a still hoping for 30 MP, but my gut is saying it may not be more than 24 MP.


CR Pro
Sep 17, 2010
While expected, I am pleased to see the battery confirmed. There had been some speculation that the R3 might have two LP-E6NH in it. But, the R3 will be sporting elite weather sealing and a higher volt battery.


Not bring on the sensor size and get it into the hands of testers!


CR Pro
May 14, 2020
I believe the R3 has to be a direct competitor to the Sony A1—and at-the-same time, be an improved R5. This means it should have at least 45MP, 4K oversampled from 8K, eliminate all recording limitations. I would buy such a beast!


Wildlife enthusiast!
Jun 14, 2020
I was hoping for higher MP, and this is not promising. Too bad as I would have put in a preorder. But it sounds like the R3 is going to make reach-limited subjects even smaller, which is not what I am looking for in a wildlife body.

Reach will continue to be an issue for me until Canon develops lighter weight high performing telephotos.

What I don’t understand is why Canon is stating this body will compete with the A1 and Z9 if it will have half the MPs. Also, why the big marketibg hype about undercutting the competition when you are selling something that isn’t in line with those products anyway?
Hopefully Canon is just playing games anf does have a sensor of at least 30MP-45MP. Maybe they are scared of advertizing 8k again if it is limited recording time again.Fingers crossed for better news but I am prepared to be disappointed.


R5 + 1DX3
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Jan 21, 2018
New York
30MP isn't exciting either but one can hope for that over 20MP! Look, if the initial acquisition/pickup is as good as 1DX3, I'm gonna be happy. Shooting warblers with the R5 was dreadful (and I love my R5) If higher MP then lovely. Shooting 4K 120 needs to be included too, but anything more would be bonus. I'm definitely excited about the accessory shoe (XLR adapter please!)

I think this is a great stop-gap camera - there sure is a lot to love already. Is it perfect? What camera is? I'm likely getting it anyway... ha ha ha!!! Ohhhh boyyyyyy