Canon EOS R3: First Details of a “New Class of Camera”
What do we know about the new Canon EOS R3?
Canon has just announced the development of what will be the highest-spec RF-mount camera yet, the EOS R3. It will sit between the R5 and the 1DX series. The few details that have been released point towards a very interesting camera. Canon hasn’t given away a lot away in this announcement, but it’s provided enough lines for us to read between them.
What does the body say us? It looks like it will feature a brand-new, single-piece camera body with an integrated vertical grip section, weather and dust resistance. And, as Canon promises, the camera is designed to provide “reliability and durability demands of professionals even when working in challenging conditions”. And although the R3 looks a bit like the 1DX, we’re almost sure that Canon will keep it smaller and lighter. If it will, then this camera will be a great choice for dental photographers.
What are the main features known for today?
- the EOS R3 will feature Canon’s first-ever full-frame backside-illuminated sensor that it designed in-house and that the company promises will provide substantially faster readout speeds during still-imaging recording.
- Maybe the EOS R3 will be balanced and reasonable while the monstrous 85-MegaPixel R1 is planned to surprise us with its craziness. But we’re just guessing, after all.
- the R3 will use the autofocus technologies found in both the R5 and R6, including Canon’s body and eye-detection, but boosted to work even better during action-type shooting thanks to Deep Learning technology.
- the electronic viewfinder (EVF) will feature the ability to select the initial area for AF tracking simply by looking at the viewfinder.
- two super-telephoto lenses also announced today for the RF mount: the RF400mm f/2.8 L IS USM and RF600mm f/4 L IS USM
R3: the predecessor of R1?
Probably we will also get the possibility of flash and electronic shutter synchronization, just as in SONY A1. We’ve also heard about the Quad Pixel AF system and the burst mode of 40 fps, but it seems like the EOS R3 won’t have these features.
Maybe the EOS R3 will be balanced and reasonable while the monstrous 85-MegaPixel R1 is planned to surprise us with its craziness. But we’re just guessing, after all.
The price and exact time of the premiere of this new, life-changing are yet to be announced. Will the EOS R3 be a good equipment for digital dental photography? We will keep you posted!
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