Canon has announced the launch of the EOS R3, adding to the EOS R series of cameras.
Commenting on the flagship launch, Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, “India is one of the most important markets for Canon’s camera business. Given the uniqueness of the photography industry here, we have been focussed on catering to the varied and evolving needs of photography enthusiasts who are swiftly moving from casual photography to professional photography. The introduction of EOS R system has been a revolutionary milestone for us in India as we build a strong customer base for mirrorless cameras. Continuing the momentum, we are truly delighted to launch Canon EOS R3, the latest addition to the EOS legacy of professional cameras. With over three decades of continuous EOS innovation, the R System has been acknowledged in the industry for offering greater creative possibilities and even more dynamic ways of capturing every moment. With the launch of the Canon EOS R3, we are providing users with high level functionalities required to elevate the photography and videography experience for professionals and enthusiasts.”
C. Sukumaran, Director- Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India added, “With mirrorless cameras getting wide acceptance amongst users, especially the professional segment, it has been our constant endeavour to support the growth of the ecosystem with breakthrough technologies and innovations. The introduction of Canon EOS R3 camera is a testament to our consistent efforts of expanding imaging possibilities for users. Backed by many firsts for Canon – it is the first EOS series camera to be equipped with our newly developed 35 mm full-frame back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor and is also our first digital camera to feature Eye Control AF functionality. With the EOS R3, we bring forth some next-generation features developed on the concept of high speed, high sensitivity, and high reliability for both stills and video captures. We are confident that photography enthusiasts will be delighted by the new camera and what it has to offer to capture the perfect shot.”
The camera comes with the newly developed 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, combined with the DIGIC X image processor. According to reports, it has approximately 20% more pixels compared to the EOS-1DX Mark III and EOS R6 and its resolution performance exceeds the 30.4-megapixel EOS 5D Mark IV. The electronic shutter and mechanical shutter of the EOS R3 can reportedly, reach up to 30 fps and 12 fps respectively with AF/AE tracking and it is also possible to achieve a shutter speed of up to 1/64,000 sec with the electronic shutter.
The camera is equipped with dual card slots for a CFexpress (Type-B) card that boasts ultra-fast read/write speeds and a SD (UHS-II) card. It has a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400 (expandable to 204,800). For videos, the range goes from 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400). 10-bit HEIF file format is also available in the EOS R3. It also comes with In-Body Image Stabilisation (In-Body IS) of up to 5.5 stops. When paired with compatible RF lenses, the effectiveness can go up to 8 stops. It is capable of recording 6K 60p Raw or 4K 120p 10-bit movie at the full-frame angle of field and 4K 60p (oversampling from 6K) is also available.
The camera features an Eye Control AF function, which allows users to select a focus point by purely using the movement of the eye. This feature has been enhanced further with deep-learning technology. Other features include Vehicle Priority AF, low-luminance AF limit of EV-7.5, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a dual band Wi-Fi that supports FTP and FTPS, along with WPA3 for added security. It comes with the same dust and drip resistance performance and shutter durability as the EOS-1DX Mark III and is equipped with a 3.2-inch (3:2) Vari-angle LCD touch screen that boasts a resolution of approximately 4.15-million-dots. Canon has also developed a new 5.76-million-dot OLED EVF for the EOS R3. It is compatible with the LP-E19 high-capacity battery pack and weighs 822 g (body only). Accessories include a multi-function shoe, DM-E1D digital microphone, ST-E10 radio-enabled speedlite transmitter, AD-E1 multi-function shoe adapter and AD-P1 smartphone link adapter. The Canon EOS R3 is expected to be available for sale by November and will be priced at INR 4,99,995/- (body only).