announced Canon announces the full specifications of the EOS R3 camera. As expected, it sits at the top of the fairly new EOS R range of full-frame mirrorless EOS R cameras, higher than last year’s R5 and R6.
The company had confirmed its plans for the high-end mirrorless camera in April, but that was just a development notice.
The professional camera is aimed at discerning sports and wildlife photographers.
The company touts the $6000 ROS R3 (body only) as the most technologically advanced full-frame mirrorless camera to date.
Although it doesn’t come with 8K video support like on the EOS R5, the ROS R3 does have a number of upgraded features, especially for photographers who demand responsive performance in quick settings.
And the improvements start with the 24.1-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor. Which the company says is so good that it offers better resolution performance than the 30.4MP sensor found in the EOS 5D Mark IV.
Combined with the Digic X processor. The EOS R3 can shoot bursts of 150 RAW images at up to 30 fps with its electronic shutter or 12 fps with a mechanical shutter.
There is the option to enable complete silent shooting at the touch of a button. That is, there is no AF-assist, flash, or shutter sounds.
The EOS R3 also features an impressive ISO range from ISO 100 to 102400 (expandable up to ISO 204800 for still images). Along with the ability to support autofocus and tracking adjustments while shooting at up to 60 frames per second.
The company says the Canon EOS R3 comes with an improved automatic white balance. Including a new record and white balance mode that makes it faster and easier to set a custom white balance based on your environment.
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Canon EOS R3 Camera Focuses By Tracking Your Eyes
The AF performance of the EOS R3 also got a big boost with 1,050 AF points across the sensor.
It also got support for better tracking. Including a new vehicle tracking mode (along with eye, face and body detection) to improve the capture of professional auto sports such as F1.
The company offers an updated version of the eye control feature (eye input autofocus). which allows you to select a focus subject just by looking at it using the camera’s electronic viewfinder.
Although Canon has included Eye AF control across previous cameras dating back to 1992. But this is the first time that the company has included the feature in the EOS R line. This indicates that the feature is ready for the most demanding professional photos.
And inside the EOS R3’s electronic viewfinder is a dedicated sensor that tracks where your eye is looking.
The company acknowledges that the Eye AF feature may not work with all eyes and types of contact lenses. But the availability of a very in-depth calibration system supports working with or without glasses.
It features a 5.76 million-dot electronic viewfinder with an OLED panel that supports 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rates.
The company has included an improved anti-flicker suppression feature. The feature allows you to adjust the camera to avoid interference from nearby lights. With the ability to customize the flicker conversion from 50Hz to 8192Hz.
For video, the EOS R5 remains the camera of choice for people if they want to record 8K.
The EOS R3 offers a wide range of capture modes. Including 6K RAW mode at 60 frames per second. and an uncut setting in 4K at 120 fps.
And like other high-end EOS R cameras. The EOS R3 offers 5-axis in-body image stabilization that supports up to eight stops of VR (depending on lens).
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