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Canon Introduces EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera


Canon has announced the launch of the EOS R3, adding to the EOS R series of cameras. Commenting on the flagship launch, Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, “India is one of the most important markets for Canon’s camera business. Given the uniqueness of the photograph­y industry here, we have been focussed on catering to the varied and evolving needs of photograph­y enthusiast­s who are swiftly moving from casual photograph­y to profession­al photograph­y. The introducti­on of EOS R system has been a revolution­ary milestone for us in India as we build a strong customer base for mirrorless cameras. Continuing the momentum, we are truly delighted to launch Canon EOS R3, the latest addition to the EOS legacy of profession­al cameras. With over three decades of continuous EOS innovation, the R System has been acknowledg­ed in the industry for offering greater creative possibilit­ies and even more dynamic ways of capturing every moment. With the launch of the Canon EOS R3, we are providing users with high level functional­ities required to elevate the photograph­y and videograph­y experience for profession­als and enthusiast­s.”

The camera comes with the newly developed 24.1-megapixel backillumi­nated stacked CMOS sensor, combined with the DIGIC X image processor. According to reports, it has approximat­ely 20% more pixels compared to the EOS-1DX Mark III and EOS R6 and its resolution performanc­e exceeds the 30.4-megapixel EOS 5D Mark IV. The electronic shutter and mechanical shutter of the EOS R3 can reportedly, reach up to 30fps and 12fps respective­ly with AF/AE tracking and it is also possible to achieve a shutter speed of up to 1/64,000 sec with the electronic shutter.

The camera is equipped with dual card slots for a CF-express (Type-B) card that boasts ultra-fast read/write speeds and a SD (UHS-II) card. It has a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400 (expandable to 204,800). For videos, the range goes from 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400). 10-bit HEIF file format is also available in the EOS R3. It also comes with In Body Image Stabilisat­ion of up to 5.5 stops. When paired with compatible RF lenses, the effectiven­ess can go up to 8 stops. It is capable of recording 6K 60p Raw or 4K 120p 10-bit movie at the full-frame angle of field and 4K 60p (oversampli­ng from 6K) is also available. The camera features an Eye Control AF function, which allows users to select a focus point by purely using the movement of the eye. This feature has been enhanced further with deep-learning technology. Other features include Vehicle Priority AF, low-luminance AF limit of EV-7.5, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a dual band Wi-Fi that supports FTP and FTPS, along with WPA3 for added security. It comes with the same dust and drip resistance performanc­e and shutter durability as the EOS-1DX Mark III and is equipped with a 3.2-inch (3:2) Variangle LCD touch screen that boasts a resolution of approximat­ely 4.15-milliondot­s. Canon has also developed a new 5.76-million-dot OLED EVF for the EOS R3. It is compatible with the LP-E19 high-capacity battery pack and weighs 822 g (body only). Accessorie­s include a multi-function shoe, DM-E1D digital microphone, ST-E10 radio-enabled speedlite transmitte­r, AD-E1 multifunct­ion shoe adapter and AD-P1 smartphone link adapter.

The Canon EOS R3 is expected to be available for sale by November and will be priced at INR 4,99,995/- (body only).

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