Canon announces the Canon EOS R3 plus 2 new RF lenses and 4 new accessories



Here we are, live, popcorn in hand! Are you ready to see THE MOST EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE YEAR? Canon hopes so!

Canon is also hoping that the fanboys and Redditers don’t turn into apes when they feel that this isn’t, in fact, the biggest ad of the year. Especially with Apple hosting their big launch event later today.

Live chat is already speculating on what that could be.

Canon EOS M60?

85mm f / 1.4 RF lens?

135mm f / 2.8 RF lens?

Others are more cynical, thinking that Canon is just going to announce a printer. Well if he is a printer, it better be a damn good one.

FIRST IN 60 SECONDS! Thanks, YouTube.

What are the chances of Peter McKinnon doing the opening act for this video again?

Aaaaaa and it’s the Canon EOS R3

And my Xbox YouTube app is about 15 seconds slower than YouTube on my laptop

The “last big RF launches” – goals, then!

This is Mike Burnhill, to talk about geek stuff.

The R3 sits between the 1DX Mark III and the EOS R5, and resurrects the EOS 3 product line.

Aimed at users of traditional digital SLRs and professionals who want to enjoy the benefits and advantages of mirrorless technology. Somewhere, Sony is smiling.

Eye tracking, face tracking, IBIS… all of these mirrorless features, while eliminating mirrorless weaknesses like rolling shutter and flickering in lighting conditions.

SPOIL ALERT: We already have the R3 and we have already reviewed it. Read our Canon EOS R3 review here!

The R3 is all about 30fps, Eye Control AF, 6K video, 4K up to 120p… it’s a big boy camera. And now here is a professional Formula 1 photographer to show us how he uses the latest AF feature: Vehicle detection AF, for cars and motorcycles.

Long story short: All smart AF technology means you can focus on the image, not manipulating the focus points.

THIS JUST IN: The Canon EOS R3 will be showcased at The Photography Show this weekend, September 18-21, at the NEC in Birmingham, England!

According to this guy, the most exciting thing about shooting at 30 frames per second is that you can FREEZE CHAMPAGNE DROPS when photographing the winners on the podium.

Weatherproofing, of course, is an important feature, and it’s comparable to that of the 1D X Mark III.

This guy also likes the Eye Control AF and the viewfinder quality (which is 5.75 million dots)

The question is whether vehicle tracking will come through the firmware of Canon EOS R5 and R6? (We probably don’t think so)

Larry Chen wears colorful mirrored sunglasses while talking about Eye Control AF. We know Eye Control is awesome, but we haven’t tried it with sunglasses yet …

Mike Burnhill is back, talking about the stacked BSI sensor.

BSI flips the sensor on its head, to put the wiring at the bottom, and the pixels at the top, which is more complex but the advantages are that you can have bigger pixels, which let more light through, with better performance noise, dynamic range

Additional circuitry on a stacked sensor provides a faster sensor for 14-bit RAW processing at 30 fps, a reduced rolling shutter, and a flash with electronic shutter

Not enough pixels? (Hello, 50MP Sony A1!)

Ultimately, 24MP is the “perfect balance” because of the file size, the ability to send images, but also maintaining the quality. Balance “So it’s not for everyone,” and that’s where the R5 comes in, but the R3 is all about news and sport.

Focus precision: sub-sample focus at 60 times per second, focus speed of 0.03, faster AF algorithm, easier moving object tracking, modified AF points operating mode, low-light focus down to -7.5EV… AF is a bit good, basically.

The R5 and R6 introduced AF Deep Learning, analyzing tens of thousands of images to teach the camera to recognize subjects.

The R3 now adds GT cars, rally cars, open cockpit cars (where you can choose to focus on helmets), bikes… as well as improved human and animal AF performance.

Return to Eye Control AF. Admits the limitation of the original Canon EOS 5 at the time.

A 7,000-pixel sensor follows the eye, with several LEDs that follow the eyes (some for glasses, others for the eyes). Emphasizes the limitations: this is not a perfect solution, which is suitable for everyone; it’s a shortcut for your brain to interface with the AF system. And you need to calibrate the camera just like your phone’s fingerprint phone.

Again, we’ve used it – and it’s awesome. Check out our Canon EOS R3 review.

“Eye control may not work for everyone,” so there are options including the return of the BRILLIANT intelligent optical controller from the 1D X Mark III!

High-resolution 5.75 million dot EVF with 120 Hz refresh rate.

You can also enable an optical sight simulation, if you’re incredibly old school and prefer not to see a preview of the live exhibit. In this case, something may be wrong with you.

You can copy your network settings from your 1D X III to a card, and put them directly on your R3.

It also uses the same high capacity battery and also uses CFexpress (but only one of them – it has a CFexpress, SD card)

Mike Burnhill says there are 100 improvements, including the ability to use film mode to switch to silent mode (“stealth mode” for locker room shooting, which looks a bit fishy, ​​Mike)

Oh hello, 6K 12 bit RAW 60p video!

4K RAW up to 60p is also downsampled from 6K. Him only briefly talks about improved recording time – now you can record up to 6 hours of video without overheating.

4K 120p quality is improved over the R5.

The time for accessories! Thanks to the new accessory shoe, a 21-pin connection that allows you to power and communicate with the accessory shoes without the need for cables or external batteries. These include:

Directional microphone DM-E1D
Speedlite ST-E1 transmitter
Hot shoe adapter AD-E1 (to use existing flash units and accessories with weather protection)

And coming soon, a smartphone adapter to use it as an external monitor!


Meet the Canon RF 100-400mm f / 5.6-8 IS USM – a bright, compact and lightweight super telephoto lens with 5-speed stabilization that costs just $ 649 / £ 699

And the Canon RF 16mm f / 2.8 STM, an ultra-wide-angle gloss that uses the same tiny chassis of the 50mm f / 1.8, and is primarily designed for vloggers – and costs just $ 299 / £ 319.


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