Try to contain your excitement as you take the next leap forward in full-frame mirrorless cameras because the new Canon EOS R3 is here! Working off the advanced technology developed for EOS R while bridging the gap between the popular EOS R5 and the world-renowned Canon EOS-1D X line, the EOS R3 has found a welcoming spot in the EOS family. But of course, TCSTV had to get their hands on the new EOS R3 to see how outstanding this new camera is in the field!
The Canon EOS R3 has been designed to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals while maintaining an emphasis on superb AF performance and speed with fast-moving subjects. This also means the EOS R3 is ready to work in extremely challenging conditions, making it an ideal combo for sports and wildlife photographers.
At the heart of the EOS R3 is a 24.1 megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor. This is the first sensor of its kind from Canon and when combined with the DIGIC X processor, it delivers a high-speed readout allowing for continuous blackout-free shooting at up to 30 fps in electronic (silent) shutter mode and up to 12 fps in mechanical shutter mode, with minimum rolling electronic shutter distortion. This combination also increases the high sensitivity, light-capturing efficiency of a native ISO range of 100-102400, expandable up to 204,800 for still images.
Like the EOS R5 and R6, the EOS R3 shares the improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Points and evolved EOS iTR tracking down to EV -7.5 for subjects such as eye, face, head, animals, and select cars and motorcycles. Additionally, the camera features up to 8 stops of in-body image stabilized (IBIS) shake correction.
Working off of the technology and performance feedback from the EOS R5 and EOS R6, the EOS R3 uses Deep-Learning technology to further enhance eye and body detection for even better performance during portrait and action-type shooting. Featuring a new 5.76-million-dot and 120fps blackout-free Electronic Viewfinder, the EOS R3 camera will give photographers the ability to select the initial area for AF tracking by simply looking directly at the viewfinder location where they want to begin AF. With Eye input AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera will focus on and track moving subjects at that location in the frame. When Face Detect + Tracking is active, the camera will continue to follow moving subjects around the entire active AF area.
Now, videographers will be happy to hear that the EOS R3 is packed full of impressive video specs! It can shoot 6K 60p RAW and 4K 120p 10-bit uncropped video with Canon Log 3 support, in addition to the possibility for oversampled 4K and RAW movie internal recording. The EOS R3 also features the industry-standard BT.709 and BT.2020 colour gamuts and cinema gamut, which help maintain colour and tonal consistency. Coordinated 5-axis IBIS helps correct operator motion or shaking, providing dependent video capturing even when using a lens without built-in Optical IS.
For more information and to pre-order the new Canon EOS R3, click here!
Now let’s see how the EOS R3 handled itself in Dave and Evelyn’s hands-on review!
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