- Jan 22, 2012
'New' accessory shoe? Does anyone guess what that would be?
R1 will probably not have SD.I have no idea why Canon keeps crippling their high end cameras with a dedicated SD card slot. CFExpress are cheap enough now that the cost justification doesn't hold up for the price of the body. Hopefully the R3 is dual-purpose slots, but knowing Canon they'll hold that for the R1
I'd say your 2nd statement is a pretty logical one, since they haven't trumpeted the MP to the mountaintops, as you stated. I'm afraid the bird and nature photographers might be a little disappointed with such a low MP count, if that is indeed the case.I'd wager 20MP. The fact that they're not trumpeting the resolution is pretty suggestive that it's not an exciting spec, so staying the same as the R6/1DXiii wouldn't surprise me in the least.
Canon today announced new features and specifications for the Canon EOS R3. Before we get too excited, Gordon was now able to turn the camera on and test any of the features.
The above video will give you a great look at the ergonomics of the Canon EOS R3.
Canon EOS R3 Specifications:
Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
Vari-Angle Touch Screen
NEW accessory shoe
High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
AF down to -7.0 EV
8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
4K Canon Log3
Internal RAW video
Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
RAW internal movie recording
Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series...
More in the line of what A9 is to A1 in Sony lineup. Not a bad idea to test waters and new tech before coming out with flagship 1 series camera.I think it is becoming pretty clear that the R3 is to the R1 what the R6 is to the R5. Most of the people in this thread have been hoping the R3 is what the R1 will actually be, yet the R5 basically already does for them.
The name of the game is to tease—they want us to keep on guessing a critical feature of the camera.I'd wager 20MP. The fact that they're not trumpeting the resolution is pretty suggestive that it's not an exciting spec, so staying the same as the R6/1DXiii wouldn't surprise me in the least.
If they force you to use 30fps only with electronic shutter (as the R5 forces you to use their 20fps only with it) then I will be beyond disappointed with that particular feature. I am hoping that they will offer various fps settings for all shutter modes, including fully electronic. Then, in the near future, I hope that they give R5 users a firmware update to allow various fps settings for electronic shutter as well. This is a very sorely-needed (and easy) fix for the R5 that Canon really needs to make as soon as possible.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.
The R1 should be the ultimate in resolution!Canon may hide the resolution because it wants to hype the camera. Everyone will want to speculate about that and their doing so keeps the camera newsworthy and current. That said, the R1 will need to best the R3 and a higher megapixel count is one way to do that. Another way would be to have multiple processors to handle the demands made on the camera by high megapixel, high framerate camera. A third way would include a new quad pixel AF system. Of course, the R3 might introduce the QPAF at a low resolution while the R1 will provide that capability at a higher resolution.
The waiting is the hardest part.
I doubt that low. Probably 30 at least. If 20, the R6 with a grip is starting to look good...I'd wager 20MP. The fact that they're not trumpeting the resolution is pretty suggestive that it's not an exciting spec, so staying the same as the R6/1DXiii wouldn't surprise me in the least.
DAMN 20MP IN 2021 on a $4000+ camera is a bit lack luster. this really would just be for sports or shooting styles that demand fast fps.
Typically, the 1 series cameras have not been the highest MP Canon camera even if they have been the most capable Canon cameras. Canon eventually will bring to market the long-promised high MP camera. This will be a niche camera and will best in resolution everyother Canon camera. But it may and likely will not be Canon's best camera even if it is the best Canon camera for the niche it serves.The R1 should be the ultimate in resolution!