Here’s everything we know so far about the new Canon EOS R3 …
At this point you can now plan a new camera from every major manufacturer in every fiscal quarter.
As the market tightens, filmmakers enjoy both the excess of quality and affordable options, while perhaps shuddering a little at how quickly their previous investments could become out of date.
When news of a new Canon R3 camera was first announced, we were skeptical until we got our first look at the R3. However, with the R3 now sighted in the wild, it was natural to assume that its release to the general public would not be long in coming.
Let’s surprise that the new Canon R3 hits shelves here in less than a couple of months with a reported release date of September 2021 (via Canon watch).
Here’s everything we know so far about this new Canon R3 …
The upcoming Canon EOS R3
As we discussed in our first look at Canon’s newest mirrorless beast, the EOS R3 will join Canon’s growing EOS R system and line up somewhere between their popular 8K giants EOS R5 and the gifted EOS-1D X Mark III.
And to be honest, this R3 seems a lot closer to the 1DX than the one R5, just a tad smaller, mirrorless, and with a more video production-centric design, including the built-in portrait handle, an optical joystick controller, and the same reliable batteries.
The R3 will also include notable features like internal RAW 4K recording (but only up to 30 fps), as well as a 6K resolution downsampling sensor for some super sharp 4K video recording functions.
Specifications & Price:
Although not yet officially confirmed by Canon, here are the reported specs:
- 30.1 MP rear-lit image sensor (resolution has not yet been confirmed)
- Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
- Adjustable touch screen
- NEW accessory shoe
- WiFi 5GHz
- Electronic high-speed shutter with 30 frames per second with AF / AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
- AF to -7.0 EV
- 8 stops Coordinated control IS with optical IS and in-body IS
- 4K Canon Log3
- Oversampling 4K
- Internal RAW video
- Incorporating cars and motorcycles with AF tracking technology
- Internal RAW movie recording
- Speedlite recordings with electronic shutter
- The same weather seal as the EOS-1D series
- LP-E19 battery
- Dual card slot SD & CFExpress
There is also no price from Canon yet. However, with 4K video capabilities and a 30.1 megapixel sensor, you could expect it to blend in well with other brands’ competition. We’ll have to wait to see what the opening offer might be right now.
We will keep you informed about the development