The Canon EOS R3 has just been announced by the camera giant – While details are limited, the camera will clearly be positioned above the EOS R5. Cross this with build quality and speed of the EOS 1D X Mark III, and it’s looking like this will be Canon’s most powerful full -frame stills camera for sports and news photographers.
Canon boasts that the EOS R3 features a new BSI stacked CMOS sensor, a powerful DIGIC X imaging processor, shooting capabilities of 30fps with AF/AE tracking, eye, head and body detection and a pioneering new autofocus Eye Control Function. It is the ideal camera for action photographers looking for quality images, both still and moving, of objects travelling at intense speeds.
The R3 is promised to be an “outstanding complement” to the two super-telephoto lenses also announced for the RF mount: the RF400mm f/2.8 L IS USM and RF600mm f/4 L IS USM, and that it will place great emphasis on “superb autofocus performance and speed, with fast-moving subjects.”
With pin-sharp accurate tracking and focus on fast-moving action, the EOS R3’s next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF can track subjects’ eyes, heads and bodies travelling at speed – excellent for capturing even the finest of details in a split second. What’s more, Canon reveals it will add a new subject (yet to be disclosed) to the camera’s AF tracking.
One exciting new feature is the ground-breaking Eye Control Function, which enables users to simply select and move the AF point using their eye via the viewfinder. This instinctive feature offers professionals natural and speedy control over AF. Reducing the time to focus, which is usually done with a multi-controller/button.
The EOS R3’s build is Inspired by the EOS-1D series, allowing for ultra-intuitive control in the most demanding professional situations. Professionals will have the confidence to keep on shooting – whatever the conditions – whether they are pitch side or poolside, inside or outside, in snow or sunshine.
Initial EOS R3 key features:
· New Canon-developed stacked BSI CMOS sensor
· 30fps with AF/AE tracking
· Eye Control Function
· Subject eye and head detection
· Dual Pixel CMOS AF
· 1D series weather resistance
New lenses also announced:
The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM – an impressive macro and portraiture lens which is the world’s first AF macro lens with 1.4x close-up magnification. In addition to this Canon also revealed details of a the new RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM, two telephoto prime lenses designed to meet the demands for sports and wildlife professionals, with incredible focal lengths and capabilities, especially when paired with EOS R3.