Canon Reveals Additional Details About Upcoming EOS R3

In April earlier this year, Canon announced the development of its upcoming EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The company appeared to describe the EOS R3 as its future flagship full-frame mirrorless model, stating in the press release: “This camera will usher in a new category to the EOS R system, positioned squarely between the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras.” Few details were unveiled in the initial announcement beyond teasers, including a 30 fps continuous shooting rate and “eye-activated autofocus” capability.

Canon EOS R3

Canon has now released additional details about the camera’s specifications. The autofocus system will be able to recognize cars and motorcycles in addition to human and animal detection, and will be able to function in low-light conditions down to -7 EV. The in-body stabilization system will be able to provide up to 8 stops of correction when used with compatible lenses that also have stabilization systems built-in.

Canon also disclosed an image of the back of the camera for the first time.

Rear view of the EOS R3

The following media advisory contains a few additional details:

Canon Announces Additional Details of EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Currently In-Development

Following up on the announcement of the development of Canon’s most powerful professional full-frame camera, the EOS R3, Canon has new details to share on the upcoming product.

The upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities using Deep Learning technology, with even better face, eye, head, and animal body detection. The EOS R3 will add vehicle subject recognition and tracking for cars and motorcycles, ideal for photographers capturing fast-action motorsports.

The EOS R3 will be able to autofocus in extreme low light conditions up to EV-7, along with up to eight stops of coordinated IS control when used with RF lenses that feature Optical Image Stabilization. Users of the upcoming EOS R3 will be able to shoot 4K video with Canon Log 3 support, oversampled 4K, and RAW movie internal recording.

For added flexibility and the necessary support for high-speed image transfer, the EOS R3 will have Wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi capability built-in. The new accessory shoe will provide further options for data communication and power while also supporting new accessories. In addition, the use of Canon Speedlite products will still be possible when the EOS R3’s electronic shutter is active.

Additional Specifications Include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1 CF Express, 1 SD
  • LP-E19 battery
  • Magnesium-Alloy body
  • Vari-angle touch LCD monitor
  • Multi and smart controller equipped