Canon shows EOS R3 mirrorless camera with shooting speed of 30fps

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Canon announces the development of a new flagship model in its line of mirrorless cameras. It concerns the EOS R3 that will be positioned above the existing EOS R5. The new device will have a shooting speed of 30 frames per second.

Like the EOS-1D X Mark III SLR, the mirrorless EOS R3 gets a built-in vertical grip. The new full-frame camera will get a new stacked bsi-cmos sensor developed by Canon. Furthermore, the EOS R3 gets the Digic X image processor, which is already in the EOS-1D X Mark III and the EOS R5, for example.

Canon gives few further details about the camera yet to be released, but does mention the possibility to shoot at 30 frames per second with full autofocus. That’s higher than the 20fps burst mode possible with the EOS R5 and R6. With the EOS-1D X Mark III, 20fps is also achievable, but then the mirror has to be folded up and only the screen on the back can be used; with mirror, the shooting speed drops to 16fps.

The EOS R3’s autofocus system can track the eyes, heads and bodies of athletes and other fast-moving subjects, and the manufacturer says another autofocus tracking feature will be added as well, but details on that will follow later.

Furthermore, the EOS R3 will include an improved version of the Eye Control Function. That technology first appeared in the EOS 5 analog SLR and allows the photographer to select or move the desired autofocus point with their eye through the electronic viewfinder. This means that the use of a joystick or the LCD on the back should no longer be necessary to choose a desired focus point.

Canon also announces the arrival of three new lenses. It concerns a 600mm f/4, a 400mm f/2.8 lens and a lens intended for macro shots with a focal length of 100mm and an aperture of f/2.8. The two telephoto lenses have suggested retail prices of 14,230 and 13,220 euros respectively and the macro lens should cost 1580 euros.

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