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.
While Canon still has not revealed pricing or availability for the impending camera, it has published new information on how the camera can be expected to function. Additionally, the company published a set of images of the camera with and without RF lenses attached.
The Stacked CMOS sensor, which will have very fast readout, can shoot Raw bursts at 30 fps. When used with compatible RF lenses, its in-body stabilization can reduce shake by up to eight stops.
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.
The Canon EOS R3 will be able to operate Canon Speedlites while using the electronic shutter. Speaking of recording internally, Canon has revealed that the R3 will come outfitted with one CFexpress card slot and one SD card slot. While the company stopped short of specifying which CFexpress format it would use in the R3, it hinted that it seemed unlikely that the company would deviate from formats it already uses, signaling that it will likely use the Type B format instead of the Type A format that Sony has been favoring.
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.
The vari-angle touchscreen is making its way to a full-size, integrated vertical grip camera for the first time in Canon’s history on the R3.
As noted in its first development announcement, the Canon R3 will be the first digital mirrorless camera to feature Canon’s Eye-Control AF. In the dissection of a patent filing published last month, the details of how the company would integrate the feature into an EVF were revealed. The patent described a set of infrared lights (IR) that would surround the front of the EVF and bounce off the photographer’s eye and inwards towards an off-center sensor towards the front of the camera. The increased size of the eyecup is likely to make room for that array of IR lights.
Canon states that it may provide additional updates on the R3 ahead of its official announcement, but did not give any indication of when the camera would officially come to market.
More info on Canon’s website.