The introduction of the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras was a bold step up in the full-frame mirrorless camera category, and just the beginning of our quest to meet the diverse needs of professionals and serious enthusiast photographers seeking solutions.
To build on their success and leverage advancements in technology that have come along since, Canon Inc. announces the future development of a new class of EOS R camera. Landing between the robust EOS R5 and Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark III, the Canon EOS R3 will be designed to satisfy the most demanding expectations in a professional camera — emphasizing speed, performance, and reliability.
Canon’s first full-frame, back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensor in the EOS R3 will deliver substantially faster read-out speeds, and produce much lower "rolling shutter" distortion than previous EOS models.
Electronic Shutter operation will take full advantage of the EOS R3’s sensor design. With its superb read-out speeds, continuous shooting up to 30 fps, with full AF, in all auto exposure shooting modes, will be available with the EOS R3.
The EOS R5 and R6 were only the beginning. Using Deep Learning technology, the upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities, with even better face-, eye-, head- and body-detection. And, the EOS R3 will add a new type of subject recognition, for its AF system.
For the first time in an EOS R series camera, you will now be able to set the focus point in the viewfinder, by simply looking at it — for incredibly fast changes in where the camera focuses, or to set the initial point from which the EOS R3’s AF system will track moving subjects.1
1During still-image shooting only, through the electronic viewfinder. Eye Control AF may not be possible, depending upon individual characteristics or shooting conditions, and may not be possible for users wearing bifocal eyeglasses, certain types of sunglasses or mirror sunglasses, or certain hard contact lenses.
Canon’s upcoming EOS R3 will carry forward the integrated vertical grip similar to the 1D series cameras, emphasizing both horizontal and vertical handling for challenging shooting situations. Weather-resistance and durability will equal Canon’s professional EOS-1D X Mark III camera.