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Summary

The Canon EOS R3 is high-end mirrorless camera aimed at professionals who demand the fastest speed and toughest body. It’s Canon’s most powerful mirrorless camera to date, and while likely to outperform the 1Dx Mark III in most respects, it’s officially positioned between it and the EOS R5. As a development announcement, there’s not much in the way of solid specifications as yet, so no word on size, weight, resolution, price or availability. But Canon has stated that it will employ their first stacked BSI sensor for high-speed readout and reduced rolling shutter, as well as confirming a top shooting speed of 30fps. In addition to the human, animal and bird eye autofocus of the R5, the R3 is also teased to include a new subject to track, while also supporting AF point selection by eye, a feature first introduced on the EOS 5 film SLR. Beyond this and the obvious inclusion of a built-in portrait grip, that’s all we know so far. Check back soon for more facts as and when they’re officially announced.

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Canon EOS R3 review so far

The Canon EOS R3 is high-end mirrorless camera aimed at professionals who demand the fastest speed and toughest body. Announced in April 2021, it’s Canon’s most powerful mirrorless camera to date, and while likely to outperform the 1Dx Mark III in most respects, it’s officially positioned between it and the EOS R5.

As a development announcement, there’s not much in the way of solid specifications as yet, so no word on size, weight, resolution, price or availability. But Canon has stated that it will employ their first stacked BSI sensor for high-speed readout and reduced rolling shutter, as well as confirming a top shooting speed of 30fps. In addition to the human, animal and bird eye autofocus of the R5, the R3 is also teased to include a new subject to track, while also supporting AF point selection by eye, a feature first introduced on the EOS 5 film SLR. Beyond this and the obvious inclusion of a built-in portrait grip, that’s all we know so far, although I’ve included a discussion about the design versus the Nikon Z-9 and Sony Alpha 1 in my video preview below as well as news of three new RF lenses. Check back soon for more facts as and when they’re officially announced.

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