The Canon EOS R3 has arrived

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So, Canon has final­ly let the cat out of the bag. Today, Lucy Hedges pre­sent­ed the new Canon EOS R3 in a big press event:

In the end, the pre­vi­ous leaks turned out to be cor­rect. Canon posi­tions the new cam­era between the R5 and the 1Dx III and fix­es the price at €5,999 between these mod­els. The cam­era is espe­cial­ly intend­ed for sports and press pho­tog­ra­phers and is there­fore pri­mar­i­ly opti­mized for speed at the expense of resolution.

World first Eye-controlled AF

A world first for dig­i­tal sys­tem cam­eras is the eye-con­trolled AF, which was intro­duced more than 20 years ago by Canon in the ana­log EOS 3 and 5 and then dis­ap­peared again into obliv­ion. Accord­ing to the first reports, it now seems to work very well, at least in the sports sec­tor, DPRe­view at least reports very enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly about it.

In the end, how­ev­er, the cam­era actu­al­ly remains at the leaked res­o­lu­tion of 24 megapix­els, which I no longer con­sid­er up-to-date for my appli­ca­tions - a pity. The Sony Alpha 1 proves that speed and res­o­lu­tion do not have to be mutu­al­ly exclu­sive. It also man­ages a con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing rate of 30 frames/second, but with a res­o­lu­tion of 50 megapix­els, which is more than twice as high. How­ev­er, it also costs $1,300 more than the R3.

Buy it?

I had pre-ordered the announced R3, but will now can­cel the order. I will no longer get my hands on a cam­era with less than 40 megapix­els of res­o­lu­tion. Since Canon has empha­sized that the R3 should not be the top mod­el in the mir­ror­less EOS R series, I hope for an R1 with a high res­o­lu­tion sen­sor and until then remain loy­al to my proven EOS R 5. My trust­ed 5DSR can now also stay for now.

I’ll spare you the exact final spec­i­fi­ca­tions and refer you to the offi­cial Canon EOS R3 page. More com­pre­hen­sive infor­ma­tion and videos are as usu­al avail­able on DPRe­view, among others.

But if you want to order the new EOS R3, it is now avail­able for pre-order at Calumet*. Deliv­ery is sched­uled for November.

*= Affil­i­ate Link

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