Canon EOS R3 camera is the company’s ‘Most Advanced’ Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam Ever

The Canon EOS R3 is finally out. Canon yesterday unveiled the highly anticipated full-frame mirrorless camera featuring some interesting tech. 

Canon says the $6,ooo (body only) camera is its “most technologically advanced full-frame mirrorless camera” ever designed specifically for high-end sports and wildlife photographers.  

The EOS R3 features over 100 improvements upon Canon’s mirrorless and DSLR models. This includes a brand new 24.1-MP BSI stacked CMOS sensor, which Canon says is so good it delivers better resolution performance than the 30.4-MP sensor on the EOS 5D Mark IV. 

When using the electronic shutter, Canon says photographers can shoot up to 30fps with AE and AF tracking even when shooting RAW files, as well as options for shooting at 15fps and 3fps. The electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third-party flashes for the first time. Removing the traditional weaknesses of electronic shutters, Canon has introduced Flicker detection and a High Frequency anti-flicker shooting mode to detect and correct flickering light sources and prevent banding or colour and exposure issues.

The EOS R3 also features an impressive ISO range from ISO 100 to 102,400 which is expandable up to ISO 204,800 for still shots and also supports autofocus and tracking adjustments while shooting at up to 60 fps. 

Canon EOS R3
Canon EOS R3

As for videos, the R3 offers powerful video capability, capturing 6K 60p RAW resolution footage, which offers 50 per cent more detail than 4K. With 6K CRM RAW files, exposure and white balance can be corrected post capture to ensure stunning image reproduction. The EOS R3 captures 4K 120p footage for stunning 4K resolution slow motion. Canon says It’s now possible to record up to six hours of regular video or 1.5 hours at high 119.88/100p frame rates. 

EOS R3 Key Features:

  • New Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor
  • 30fps with AF/AE tracking
  • Shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1/64000 of a second when using the electronic shutter
  • Eye Control AF point selection
  • AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorbikes and racing cars)
  • Full width 6K 60p RAW video recorded internally to a CFexpress card
  • Focus in light levels as low as –7.5 EV

Canon says the EOS R3 will be available in November and will cost $5,999.

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