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Here is the Canon EOS R3

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This one comes as a bit of a surprise. I have been thinking that we might get a development announcement for a flagship RF mount body sometime before the Tokyo Games this summer, but here we are.

This is the Canon EOS R3 and I currently do not have any specifications for this camera body. If it is indeed for a development announcement, we won’t have specifications for quite some time.

GMAX

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Jan 26, 2021
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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:
 
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DBounce

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May 3, 2016
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Hard to know what to make if it without any specs. Not even at picture of the back.
It does look like it might be compatible with the 1D series batteries, which is good.
 

MintChocs

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Nov 17, 2013
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Is this a new tier. We have the RP, R, R5, R6 and presumably the R1 so what purpose/role does a R3 fit? Super high megapixel camera?
 
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TBRO08

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Apr 7, 2021
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Based on the name it´s fairly likely that this isn´t Canon´s ace up their sleeve yet, they wouldn´t abandon the flagship 1 line like this. They´d probably keep the naming scheme and make the R7 the APSC model, This is probably more of a filler camera for now, with specs more similar to an enhanced R5 or R6 than having QPAF or a Global Shutter. One thing to note however is the camera feels nearly DSLR size based on the picture.
 
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Sporgon

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Love the SL1 / 100D esque grip and wonky 3.

So maybe we go back to the 1D / s pairing with the R1 being sensible mp and the R3 being double that mp.
 
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MarinnaCole

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May 9, 2016
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This is another source of rumor about the spec. All speculation for now.
 
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LSXPhotog

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This doesn't look like a believable rendering to me. Something about the R3 logo and the grip just seem off to me. If it is real, I would like to know the specifications and price to see if there is any role it could serve, as I'm looking to buy a second R5 body.
 
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bbasiaga

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Nov 15, 2011
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Interesting....my first thought is that it is very pretty. My second thought is calling it a 3 series is a way to make the 1DxMkIII owners feel less bad about the short supremacy cycle for that camera. So with this camera at $7k, that leaves room for a $10k 1 series. The new Canon pricing is grand. Actually many grand!

-Brian
(for those who may not know, in the US 'a grand' is a slang term for one thousand dollars)
 
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crazyrunner33

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Nov 4, 2011
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This doesn't look like a believable rendering to me. Something about the R3 logo and the grip just seem off to me. If it is real, I would like to know the specifications and price to see if there is any role it could serve, as I'm looking to buy a second R5 body.
It comes from Nokishita, they're pretty reliable.
 
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Memdroid

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Nov 12, 2013
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If that is real, it looks really really sexy! :love:
Curious how this performs as a stills machine seeing how good the R5 already is!
 
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slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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Can't quite put my finger on it but someone has been clamoring on about an R3 for quite some time... Hmmmmm

The EOS 3 is and was one of Canon's finest bodies, perhaps this will be the stills champion?

btw, it's a rendering, don't get your panties in a bunch
 
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slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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Interesting....my first thought is that it is very pretty. My second thought is calling it a 3 series is a way to make the 1DxMkIII owners feel less bad about the short supremacy cycle for that camera. So with this camera at $7k, that leaves room for a $10k 1 series. The new Canon pricing is grand. Actually many grand!

-Brian
(for those who may not know, in the US 'a grand' is a slang term for one thousand dollars)
The Canon Design Emotional Engineering Team...I'm having 2nd thoughts about your 2nd thought
 
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john1970

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Interesting! I was not expecting Canon to release a R3 body as a professional (integrated grip) design. Will be interesting to see its features. I would be content if it has 45+ MP sensor, quad pixel AF, and an ultra-fast stacked sensor. A global shutter would be phenomenal! I assume the development announcement will be similar to Nikon's where they given video resolution specs and some idea on the new sensor. My only question is will they now make a EOS R1 body? Is there really a market for two pro-grade an expensive bodies?
 
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H. Jones

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Yeah I think a lot of people are missing that this is a leaked early development announcement rendering picture, I doubt Canon would change the grip material much unless they found a way to make it even more gripper or better for the user. I'm sure in person this camera will look just amazing.

I think bbasiaga is on the money here. Canon probably had to reevaluate how they would handle the 1Dx Mark III existing with the R3 at the same time.

I also think Canon can tell that the market is moving towards high-res, high-speed, and probably wanted to make a camera line for the professionals who wouldn't normally be buying a mirrorless camera. I do think that means that the R3 will not be a hugely high-res blockbuster, but instead a tried and true camera built for speed. The most important thing for 1d users is reliability, so that might be the focus here.

I would guess that if and when the R1 comes out, the R1 would be a camera that totally breaks the mold in ways that current pros might be hesitant to jump into at first. That said, no one said the R3 can't be 45 megapixels. I expect 24 mp, but if 8k is just where we're at right now, 45 mp might soon be "normal" resolution, and then the R1 could be upwards of 80mp.

I hate to compare lineups, but I'd say the R3 name makes sense as an A9 competitor, and the eventual R1 could be more of a A1 competitor. I could be wrong, but I think Canon is very aware of the importance of the 1 series name.
 
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