Groundbreaking mirrorless professional camera: Canon develops EOS R3 with Eye Control autofocus

In addition to announcements about three new innovative lenses for the RF bayonet and a new file sharing app, Canon is also providing information today about the development of the EOS R3. This mirrorless professional camera impresses with enormous speed and precision. Its design predestines it for the professional genre of sports and news photography and the great challenges that exist there. The EOS R3 is a next-generation hybrid camera, combining the qualities of Canon's professional DSLRs and mirrorless models.

The EOS R3 offers a whole new level of performance for sports, wildlife and news photography, thanks to a new Stacked BSI CMOS sensor developed by Canon and the DIGIC X processor. Furthermore, it features a shooting speed of 30 frames per second* with AF/AE tracking, eye, head and body detection, and a groundbreaking new Eye Control autofocus. This makes the EOS R3 the ideal camera for action photography, shining especially when high-quality images are expected from both static and highly dynamic subjects.

The camera is based on the EOS R system and its revolutionary RF bayonet. In combination with the innovative RF lenses, the EOS R3 achieves a level of performance that is unique in the world. With lenses like the RF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF 600mm F4 L IS USM, also introduced today, professionals achieve unsurpassed optical quality and performance. Following are the top five facts about the EOS R3.

High quality at high speed
The EOS R3 is the first camera in the EOS family to feature Canon's all-new, full-frame Stacked BSI CMOS sensor. Combined with the power of the DIGIC X image processor, photographers and filmmakers with the EOS R3 benefit from high-speed continuous shooting and video at the highest level. With up to 30 frames per second and AF/AE tracking with minimal image distortion** and use of the electronic shutter, it's perfect for professional sports photography where action must be captured in a fraction of a second.

Impressive tracking of fast movements
Professionals can rely completely on the EOS R3 for crisp, precise tracking as well as focusing of fast-moving subjects. Featuring next-generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the camera detects even the eyes, heads and bodies of subjects moving at high speeds, capturing even the finest details in a fraction of a second. In addition, Canon is announcing AF technology that was previously under wraps.

AF control by eye
The EOS R3 will feature innovative and improved technology first seen in the Canon EOS 5. It is the first EOS digital camera to offer the groundbreaking Eye Control function to a new generation of professionals, enabling control of the AF point with the eye on the viewfinder. This instinctively operable feature represents the most natural and fastest control over autofocus. By reducing the time to focus, which is normally done with a multi-controller or button, this feature is perfect for those moments when you need to quickly capture the most important subject in the frame. Be it during a press conference or when photographing a sporting event.

Professional design
Inspired by the EOS-1D series, the EOS R3's body allows for familiar intuitive operation even in the most demanding professional situations. Professionals can expect the same vibration, shock, dust and splash protection as Canon's rugged EOS-1 series bodies. In addition, the EOS R3 also features an integrated grip. With the EOS R3, professionals have the confidence to continue shooting and filming in all conditions - pitchside or poolside, indoors or out, snow or sunshine.

Fast connection - the new Canon Mobile File Transfer app.
The EOS R3 will be fully compatible with the Canon Mobile File Transfer app for mobile devices. It offers a new way to transfer images and speed up workflow on the go. It allows mobile network services to be used, eliminating the need for a wired LAN.

Canon is launching version 1.2 of the Mobile File Transfer app for iOS via the Apple App Store in June, which is compatible with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS R5 and EOS R6. Support for Android mobile devices will come at a later date.

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