Canon on Wednesday announced that it will soon be launching the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera, which is tipped to be its most potent full-frame shooter till now. Canon India has also confirmed that the device will be coming to the country soon. However, no launch date for the same has been reserved.
Canon says that the new camera is designed to provide the basic high-level functionality required to meet professional and enthusiast users’ needs. The camera is still under development, which means that the launch might be farther than expected. Canon says that the new EOS R3 is based on the concept of high speed, high sensitivity, and high reliability.
The EOS R3 will be introduced into Canon’s lineup of professional and enthusiast cameras that includes the EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR camera (released in February 2020) and the EOS 5 series, including the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera (released in July 2020).
The Canon EOS R3 will be the first camera from the company to be equipped with its newly developed 35mm full-frame backlit stacked CMOS sensor that makes possible high-speed readout. The camera also features a DIGIC X image processor for high-speed image processing that realizes high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30 frames-per-second 1 (FPS) with AF/AE tracking when using the electronic shutter.
Apart from this, Canon also claims that the new camera will significantly reduce image warping, a common challenge with electronic shutters, and can capture moving subjects with reduced noise in such low-light environments as indoor areas or nighttime scenes.
The camera also features Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Each pixel on the image sensor possesses both image capture and phase-detect AF functionality, thus enabling high-speed, high-accuracy, and wide-range AF. This is claimed to improve the camera’s autofocus system to provide high-performance subject tracking, even during portrait photography and in scenarios with frequent subject movement such as sports.
Also, the EOS R3 is Canon’s first digital camera to feature Eye Control AF 2 functionality. This allows the AF frame to adjust according to the detected movement of the user’s eye while clicking through the viewfinder.