Canon India recently announced that Canon is currently
developing the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera, which will feature a newly
developed 35mm full-frame, backlit, stacked CMOS sensor and a DIGIC X image
processor. The new camera is designed to provide high-level basic functionality
required to meet the needs of professional and enthusiast users.
Canon also announced the launch of three brand new RF
lenses: the RF100mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF400mm f/2.8L IS USM & RF600mm f/4L
IS USM. The RF100mm f/2.8L IS USM is the world’s first 1, medium telephoto
macro lens with a maximum shooting magnification of 1.4x. The RF400mm f/2.8L IS
USM and RF600mm f/4L IS USM super telephoto lenses are native to the RF mount
and provide professional and advanced amateurs with extra reach that comes with
a high level of image quality, reliability and durability.
The currently-in-development EOS R3 is based on the concept
of high speed, high sensitivity and high reliability. The EOS R3 will be
introduced into Canon’s line-up of professional and enthusiast cameras that includes
the EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR camera (released in February 2020) and the
EOS 5 series, including the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera (released in
July 2020). The EOS R3 aims to provide professional-level quality for both
stills and video capture, even for moving subjects.
The EOS R3 is the first EOS series camera to be equipped
with Canon’s newly developed 35mm full- frame backlit stacked CMOS sensor that
makes possible high-speed readout. The camera also features a DIGIC X image
processor for high-speed image processing that realises high-speed continuous
shooting of up to 30 frames-per-second 1 (FPS) with AF/AE tracking when using
the electronic shutter. In addition, the camera significantly reduces image
warping, a common challenge with electronic shutters, and is also capable of
capturing moving subjects with reduced noise in such low-light environments as
indoor areas or night time scenes.
Alongside Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology by which each pixel
on the image sensor possesses both image capture and phase-detect AF
functionality, thus enabling high-speed, high-accuracy and wide- range AF—the
EOS R3 uses an algorithm that employs deep learning technology that enables
improved head and eye detection for human subjects as well as a new capability
to detect subject torsos. Thanks to this enhanced performance, the cameras
autofocus system provides high performance subject tracking, even during
portrait photography and in scenarios with frequent subject movement such as sports.
Development is also underway to enable detection of additional subject types.
In addition, the EOS R3 is Canon’s first digital camera to
feature Eye Control AF 2 functionality. When shooting still images and looking
through the viewfinder, this new feature enables the AF frame to adjust
according to detected movement of the user’s eye, making possible smoother
shooting with quick focus when transitioning between subjects. The EOS R3
answers the sophisticated needs of professionals by providing dust and water
resistance developed with each iteration of the EOS-1 series, body design with
integrated vertical hand-grip, reliability and ease of use, as well as compatibility
with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer 3, announced alongside the EOS R3, which
supports high-speed workflows.
With the goal of expanding the possibilities of
imaging for users, the EOS R system will continue to expand its line-up of impressive
cameras and RF lenses.