Canon announces EOS R3 with eye control autofocus

Prasad, 14 September 2021

Canon today announced the EOS R3, the flagship model in the company's EOS R range of mirrorless cameras. The EOS R3 is meant to bridge the gap between the EOS R5, the previous flagship mirrorless, and the EOS-1D X Mark III, which is the flagship DSLR model.

Canon announces EOS R3 with eye control autofocus

The EOS R3 features a Canon designed and manufactured 24.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Together with the DIGIC X processor, the EOS R3 is capable of 30fps continuous blackout-free shooting with electronic shutter and 12fps with mechanical shutter. It also extends the sensitivity range to ISO 100-102400, which can be expanded further to 204,800.

Like the EOS R5 and the R6, the EOS R3 also features Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 point AF and EOS iTR tracking down to EV -7.5 for eyes, face, head, animals, and select cars and motorcycles. The EOS R3 also makes use of Deep Learning to further enhance eye and body detection.

Canon announces EOS R3 with eye control autofocus

But perhaps the most interesting feature is the use of eye tracking, and I don't mean for the subject. The EOS R3 leverages its 5.76-million-dot 120fps EVF to track the eye of the photographer to decide what point to focus on. The camera will sense where the photographer is looking and then will begin AF in that location using Eye Input AF and Servo AF. Face Detect + Tracking can also track moving subject within the entire frame.

Canon announces EOS R3 with eye control autofocus

The EOS R3 is also capable of recording video at 6K 60p in RAW as well as 4K 120p 10-bit uncropped with Canon Log3. The camera can also do downsampled 4K video from 6K image as well as internal RAW recording. The camera also features support for DCI-P3 and BT.2020 color gamuts. The 5-axis IBIS helps helps reduce camera shake.

The EOS R3 features a one-piece magnesium alloy body with weather and dust resistance equivalent to the flagship EOS-1D DSLR bodies. It features built-in LAN, 5GHz Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth. It accepts one CFexpress and one UHS-II SD card at the same time.

The Canon EOS R3 is priced at $5999 and will be available starting November. Canon also launched two new RF lenses, the RF16mm F2.8 STM for $300 and the RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM for $650.

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