The Canon EOS R3 is Coming Soon

The Canon EOS R3 is Coming Soon

As expect­ed, Canon has react­ed to the announced pro­fes­sion­al cam­eras from Sony (Alpha 1) and Nikon (prob­a­bly Z1) by announc­ing the devel­op­ment of the new Canon EOS R3.

There is not much infor­ma­tion avail­able yet. Accord­ing to ini­tial infor­ma­tions, the cam­era will have a stacked CMOS sen­sor, just like the Sony Alpha 1 (this is a first for Canon). With a stacked sen­sor, ini­tial image pro­cess­ing and stor­age is inte­grat­ed direct­ly on the sen­sor chip, which can dras­ti­cal­ly speed up read­out speed and also image pro­cess­ing. As a result, the con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing speed is claimed to be up to 30 frames per sec­ond with the elec­tron­ic shut­ter, with only a slight rolling shut­ter effect. Very excit­ing is the fact that the EOS R3 - for the first time for a dig­i­tal sys­tem cam­era - will fea­ture an eye-con­trolled AF. This allows you to set the focus area just by look­ing at it in the viewfind­er. This fea­ture was already avail­able on the ana­log Canon EOS 3 - which is prob­a­bly where the name of the new cam­era comes from.

A first teas­er video from Canon can be found on Youtube:

Hier ein Link zur aktuellen Pres­sev­eröf­fentlichung von Canon:

Canon announces devel­op­ment of the EOS R3 full-frame mir­ror­less cam­era that deliv­ers high speed, high sen­si­tiv­i­ty and high reli­a­bil­i­ty to expand users’ range of pho­to­graph­ic possibilities

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion, espe­cial­ly about the price and the res­o­lu­tion of the sen­sor, is not avail­able yet. Accord­ing to Canon, the cam­era should be locat­ed in the port­fo­lio between the R5 and the 1DX III, which would then also nar­row down the price range some­what. In any case, I expect an amount beyond $6,000.

Canon has also announced the new RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/2.8L IS USM super tele­pho­to lens­es at the same time as the EOS R3. These will be opti­cal­ly iden­ti­cal to the cor­re­spond­ing EF ver­sions III and appar­ent­ly only have the mount con­vert­er per­ma­nent­ly inte­grat­ed to com­pen­sate for the short­er flange dis­tance of the sen­sor. In addi­tion, the focus­ing dis­tance indi­ca­tor win­dow is miss­ing. An RF macro lens with 100mm focal length has also been announced.

It is expect­ed that the first EOS R3 cam­eras will already be avail­able for the Tokyo Olympics, at least for some select­ed pho­tog­ra­phers. I am very excited!

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