Highest mirrorless Canon ever
Canon confirmed plans for its highest-end mirrorless camera in April, but that was just a notice of development — now that the company is ready to fully announce its specifications. As expected, the EOS R3 will sit above last year’s R5 and R6, at the top of the company’s still-brand new EOS R range of full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The 24-megapixel stacked BSI sensor is lower resolution than the 45-megapixel R5, but the R3 is all about higher speeds, faster AF performance, and low-light capability. Canon says it can shoot at up to 30fps with the electronic shutter and up to 12fps with the mechanical shutter, and the maximum native ISO is 102,400. For video, the R3 can shoot 6K at 60fps and uncropped 10-bit 4K at 120fps in Canon Log 3 profile.
According to Canon, the R3 uses deep learning technology to improve eye and body detection and autofocus, and photographers only select an initial AF point with eye-tracking by looking through the field of the 5.76 million-dot electronic viewfinder. can do. The R3 has a total of 1,053 AF points, though Canon isn’t saying how finicky the i-input system gets.
As previously reported, the R3 looks largely identical to the EOS-1D X Mark III, which essentially occupies the same position in Canon’s DSLR lineup. It uses a one-piece magnesium alloy design with a built-in vertical grip, and Canon says it has weather and dust resistance on par with an EOS-1D DSLR. The body has LAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB-C built-in, as well as a CFexpress card slot and a UHS-II SD card slot. There is also a vari-angle 3.2-inch LCD screen.
The EOS R3 will be available in November for $5,999,99. Canon is also introducing two new relatively affordable lenses for the EOS R system: a $299.99 16mm f/2.8 Compact Ultrawide Prime and a $649.99 100-400mm f/5.6-8 telephoto zoom. They will both go on sale sometime next month.