DSC R3 Thanks to the release of a few more official specifications — including details about the world’s first autofocus prowess — it’s one step closer to a full launch.
Professional full-frame sports camera, which is effectively a mirrorless version of it Canon EOS-1D Mark 3 10In April, a ‘Development Declaration’ was given. But new specs suggest an official launch could happen faster than a Dodge Tomahawk.
Speaking of which, one of the most interesting new Canon EOS R3 specs is that its autofocus will be able to track racing cars and motorbikes. Previous Canon cameras like the 1D X Mark III have offered impressive subject-tracking powers, but the EOS R3’s new prowess promises to help it automatically detect and focus motorsports vehicles.
While Canon stopped short of revealing the Canon EOS R3’s megapixel count, it did reveal a few details that show what we can expect from its new back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor.
like Sony A1, the EOS R3 will be able to shoot RAW photos at 30fps which will complement AF/AE tracking. We don’t know the camera’s buffer size yet, so it’s not yet clear how long it will be able to shoot at that top speed. But expect the EOS R3 to at least match the Sony A1’s ability to go for at least five seconds at 30fps.
Another feature that the EOS R3 will have similar to the Sony A1 is the ability to offer Flash Sync when you use its electronic shutter. Traditionally, only mechanical camera shutters have been able to sync with an external flash, but this new option will give studio photographers the option of silent shooting and faster burst speeds when using the electronic shutter.
Canon has also revealed three other key details about the EOS R3. On the filmmaking front, it will shoot oversample 4K video and record raw video internally. This suggests that the rumors of a 45MP sensor that can shoot 8K/30p video are way off the mark, which isn’t too surprising for a pro sports camera that primarily focuses on still photos.
Still, internal raw video recording and the inclusion of the Canon Log 3 format, which is ideal for color graders, should make it a powerful 4K-shooting machine. Canon has also confirmed that video shooters will receive all the same autofocus tracking prowess, including motorsports AF prowess.
Secondly, we now know that the EOS R3 will use the same LP-E19 battery as the EOS 1D X Mark III, which means professionals will be able to swap batteries between them. And finally, Canon has confirmed that the EOS R3’s magnesium-alloy body will offer “the same level of dust and water resistance” as the EOS 1D X series, and its dual SD card slots for both SD and CFexpress cards. will support.
All of this supports the theory that the Canon EOS R3 will indeed be a mirrorless replacement for the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III – and that The EOS R3 may mark the end of Canon DSLRs.
Analysis: Canon draws sports snappers to the mirrorless side
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Canon EOS R3 officially. Canon hasn’t yet confirmed the camera’s megapixel count, full video specs, touchscreen style, viewfinder resolution, price tag or launch date — but we now know pretty well what kind of camera it is.
Confirmation that it will shoot an oversampled 4K video, without mentioning 8K, suggests that the EOS R3 won’t be the megapixel monster previously hinted at by rumors – it will likely be a role fulfilled by rumor DSC R1.
Instead, the Canon EOS R3 will aim to lure pro sports photographers into its new RF mount from DSLRs like the 1D X Mark III. The R3 will have the same weather resistance, the same battery and, if so, the recently leaked image from below nokishita That’s believed, almost the same rear controls as the 1D X Mark III, including an optical Smart Controller button for quickly moving autofocus points.
But there are also indications that the EOS R3 will aim to have wider appeal than Canon’s more typical sports DSLRs. The inclusion of motorsports AF tracking and eye-control autofocus, while impressive technical achievements, are unlikely to be used by professional sports photographers.
This means the Canon EOS R3 is also a showcase camera for Canon’s latest sports photography technology, which will hopefully filter out more affordable cameras. DSC R5 and DSC R6. With the latest rumors predicting a price tag of around $5,999 (about £4,215 / AU$7,725) for the EOS R3, those impressive sports shooting talent certainly won’t come cheap.
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