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Development announcement of Canon EOS R3


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No need to use the R6 sensor (the same of the 1D X Mark III) nor the one from the R5, it should be a very new sensor, what's is to be expected is the class leading R5 IBIS and the same or better shutter than the 1DX III, a mechanical shutter at 20fps is already the best a camera can get, could even be improved, but 20fps mechanical is already a lot,  E-shutter could be (and should be) much faster, I expect this camera to be a lot better than the R5 and as a consequence a lot better than any other comparable camera, this will be expensive, but not in the class of the future R1, in the past the EOS 3 was the "affordable" EOS 1 with just few and minor features missing, I expect the R3 to be 4999~6499$ while the future R1 6999~9999$.

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Something looks off about the rendering. Perhaps a early internal mock-up design?

Also, the naming. Reviving a one off EOS 3 back in the film days. Could also be they are just segmenting the market more to make sure they hit every price point because they plan on charging a hefty price for a flagship R1.

Will be interesting if this is the “R5C”, ie not a real C badged Canon but basically an R5 internal specs on steroids with mechanical shutter and then the R1 will be $2000-3000 more and perhaps global shutter.

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14 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

1V was quite a looker...

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I've got one of these. I bought it 'spares'n'repairs' and found that the only reason it wasn't working was that the power winder contacts had corroded. A spot of tinfoil sorted that, but I also picked up a new standard battery grip. Total cost (for what was Canon's flagship)? £100.

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Depending on how they implement the eye-controlled AF it could be really, really useful, especially in video applications. Although, it would take practice.

I'm not sure how it was implemented in the EOS 3, but hopefully it is programmable to a button like back-button-focus and that it uses your eye focus as an intelligent subject focus giving it more information about what is important in the frame.

Think switching quickly between two athletes in the heat of the action or wildlife/bird photography and focusing on the bird and not the grass or branches in front. Kinda like a AF limiter that narrows the amount of decisions the AF has to make to determine what it should track.

 

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Hard to believe that the eye-focus would be precise enough to get a small focus point - the old EOS3 had only 45 af points.

More probably (and still very useful) is that the eye could move a large box around the screen to set the focus area to where the AF mode (zone, Eye Af, etc) starts to scan. Or to move between faces in a scene.

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Based on information from multiple sources, Canon originally planned to announce this camera as R1. However the Sony A1 was completely unexpected and too competitive. So Canon made a strategic decision to reposition this camera as R3, buying time to develop R1 that can truly compete with A1.

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41 minutes ago, androidlad said:

Based on information from multiple sources, Canon originally planned to announce this camera as R1. However the Sony A1 was completely unexpected and too competitive. So Canon made a strategic decision to reposition this camera as R3, buying time to develop R1 that can truly compete with A1.

Interesting. Probably a 20MP sensor. 

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12 hours ago, Video Hummus said:

Interesting. Probably a 20MP sensor. 

Indeed makes sense. The R1 will be like the R5 a higher megapixel body and the R3 like the R6 a lower megapixel body. That way they probably give the R1 8k video as well.

Hopefully they will also release some new entry level full frame and crop frame bodies in the near future.

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