Canon EOS R3: All Details Revealed!

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Canon EOS R3: What to expect?

Canon has finally revealed the full details of its latest professional camera, the awaited EOS R3.

So, just to start, the camera features a backside-illuminated stacked 24.1-megapixel sensor, up to 30 frames per second blackout-free shooting, and 6K RAW video capture. Let’s have a look:

  • A new, fast sensor: a brand-new Canon-developed back-illuminated stacked CMOS 24.1-megapixel sensor, powered by Canon’s DIGIC X processor. Canon says that the photos taken with the R3 are better quality than its higher-resolution precursors despite fewer megapixels! If we’re to believe Canon, the fantastic readout speed of the sensor causes minimum rolling electronic shutter distortion. The EOS R3 can support flash sync with its electronic shutter at up to 1/180 second at up to 15 frames per second and is able to perform autofocus calculations and tracking at up to 60 frames per second during continuous shooting with the electronic shutter.  This means it doubles the speed at which the camera is able to capture images. HR_EOS_R3_1_CL
  • ISO: The camera also has higher sensitivity with a native ISO range of 100 to 102.400 that is expandable up to 204,800 for still shooting purposes. The EOS R3 uses Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 autofocus points and tracking performance that is accurate even as low as EV -7.5 (this is 0.5 lower than the original estimation of -7 seen in a previous development announcement).
  • Autofocus tracking: the system is able to acquire a subject simply by getting close to it. Although it sounds difficult to explain, Canon showed the way it works: how a tracking point that was set to one corner of the screen came close to a face and indicated that even though the face was outside the tracking area, it recognized it as a trackable object and gave the photographer the ability to jump to the face and immediately track it.HR_EOS_R3_4_CL
  • A new electronic viewfinder: an integrated Eye-Control Autofocus into the EOS R3’s viewfinder for the first time in an EOS digital camera, extremely accurate and intuitive to use. Canon says that it features a new 5.76-million-dot, 120 frames-per-second OLED that was designed and developed by Canon.
  • Design: the EOS R3 uses a one-piece magnesium alloy design that integrates the body with a vertical grip section. The camera body is weather and dust-resistant.HR_EOS_R3_7_CLHR_EOS_R3_5_CL
  • Memory & Wireless: It supports wired LAN, 5gHz WiFi, USB, and Bluetooth. It has two memory card slots, one that supports CFexpress and one for UHS0II SD cards. The rear display is a vari-angle 3.2-inch 4.3-million dot LCD that integrates touch, similar to what is found on the other EOS R series cameras. HR_EOS_R3_9_CL HR_EOS_R3_8_CL
  • Video performance: the ability to shoot in 6K RAW quality

Although the EOS R3 is rumored to be a “photojournalists'” camera, we hope it will work smoothly in our dental photography industry as well.

The EOS R3 price? $5.999.

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