Introducing the next generation Canon flagship mirrorless camera for professional sports and news photographers, the Canon EOS R3 Body has been announced as under development by Canon.
Supporting the Australian professional photography market since 2006 digiDirect is proud to offer an opportunity to pre-order the EOS R3 in Australia by placing a 100% refundable holding deposit. More on that below.
The EOS R3 will feature a new Canon-developed BSI (back-illuminated), stacked CMOS sensor, a powerful DIGIC X imaging processor, shooting capabilities of up to 30 frames-per-second (fps) with AF/AE tracking, eye, head and body detection and a pioneering new autofocus Eye Control Function.
Using Deep Learning technology, the upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities, with even better face-, eye-, head- and body-detection. Making it the ideal camera for action photographers looking for quality images, both still and moving, of objects travelling at fast speeds.
For the first time in an EOS R series camera, you will now be able to set the focus point in the viewfinder, by simply looking at it — for incredibly fast changes in where the camera focuses, or to set the initial point from which the EOS R3’s AF system will track moving subjects.
The currently-in-development EOS R3 interchangeable lens camera is based on meeting the concept of high-speed, high-sensitivity, and high-reliability needed for professional news and sports photography.
Built upon the revolutionary EOS R System, with the innovative RF Mount and paired with one of Canon’s high-performing RF lenses, the camera will offer capabilities unseen in any other EOS camera/lens duo.
Stay tuned, as we update this listing for the EOS R3 with more information when receiving it from Canon Australia. We are as eager as you to find out what the final EOS R3 megapixel count, ISO range and what kind of video features Canon decides to put into their flagship pro-body mirrorless camera.
Please note: Information regarding the release of this product will be announced at a later date. The appearance of the camera may differ from the photo shown above. Camera Body only.
The EOS R3 will be the first EOS series camera to feature an entirely new 35mm full-frame, back illuminated, stacked CMOS sensor, developed by Canon.
The camera will feature a DIGIC X image processor for high-speed image processing that realises high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30 fps with AF/AE tracking when using the electronic shutter. In addition, the camera will significantly reduce image warping – a common challenge with electronic shutters; and, will also be capable of capturing moving subjects with reduced noise in such low-light environments as indoor areas or night time scenes – perfect for the likes of professional sports photographers challenged with capturing action within a fraction of a second.
Canon’s first full-frame, back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensor in the EOS R3 will deliver substantially faster read-out speeds, and produce much lower "rolling shutter" distortion than previous EOS models.
Electronic Shutter operation will take full advantage of the EOS R3’s sensor design. With its superb read-out speeds, continuous shooting up to 30 fps, with full AF, in all auto-exposure shooting modes, will be available with the EOS R3.
The EOS R5 and R6 were only the beginning. Using Deep Learning technology, the upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities, with even better face-, eye-, head- and body-detection
Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
The EOS R3 will feature next-generation Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) capable of tracking subjects’ eyes and heads as well as a new capability to detect subject torsos while travelling at speed – excellent for capturing even the finest of details in a split second. What’s more, Canon INC has also revealed development is also underway to enable the detection of additional subject types.
The EOS R3 will be the first EOS digital camera to provide a new generation of photographers with ground-breaking Eye Control Function, you will now be able to set the focus point in the electronic viewfinder, by simply looking at it — for incredibly fast changes in where the camera focuses, or to set the initial point from which the EOS R3’s AF system will track moving subjects.
This instinctive feature offers professionals natural and speedy control over AF. Reducing the time to focus, this feature will be perfect for photographers looking to capture the most important subject for their frame at speed – whether that’s during a news conference or photographing team sports.
*During still-image shooting only, through the electronic viewfinder.
Eye Control AF may not be possible, depending upon individual characteristics or shooting conditions, and may not be possible for users wearing bifocal eyeglasses, certain types of sunglasses or mirror sunglasses, or certain hard contact lenses.
Inspired by the EOS-1D series, the EOS R3 body will allow for ultra-intuitive, reliable, and ease of use control in the most demanding professional situations. Professionals can expect the same durability, dust, and moisture resistance as Canon’s professional EOS-1D X Mark III camera. The camera will also feature the integrated vertical handgrip that EOS-1D series users love and trust.
The EOS R3 will be compatible with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app. The new software provides a new way for professionals to transfer images and speed-up workflow while on the move, using mobile network services, without the need for wired LAN equipment
Version 1.2 of Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app for iOS will be available via the Apple App Store in June 2021. This version will be compatible with Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS R5, and EOS R6 in addition to the impending EOS R3. Android support will be added in the future.
...alongside the news of three new innovative RF lenses and a new version of Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app, Canon Inc. announces the development of EOS R3 – its latest high-speed and ultra-responsive professional mirrorless camera. With its ground-breaking design, the camera will empower professional sports and news photographers to meet challenging demands, outpacing mirrorless EOS cameras to date.
digiDirect will be stocking the new Canon EOS R3 Body as soon as it is released. You can pre-order the Canon EOS R3 Body today with a holding deposit to secure your next camera from us. The final Canon EOS R3 Body price has yet to be confirmed by Canon, but we will update you as soon as we know more.
Your deposit for the Canon EOS R3 Body is 100% refundable. Should you wish to cancel your pre-order, simply contact our friendly customer service department and they will process the refund for you!
A deposit with digiDirect secures your place in the queue for this exciting new product from Canon Australia with all Australian Warranties.
Please note: It is a requirement and condition for a pre-order deposit that the remaining purchase amount is paid using the same creditcard.
The Canon mirrorless system is rapidly expanding and we believe you may be interested in looking at some of Canon's workhorse lenses such as the following options:
|Sensor||Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor|
|Lens Mount||Canon RF|
|Dual Pixel AF||Yes|
|Autofocus||Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
Eye Control AF
|Burst||Continuous Shooting Up to 30 fps|
Integrated Vertical Grip
|Wireless||Compatible with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer App|