When Canon confirmed the EOS R3 recently, it highlighted specs that went toe to toe with Sony's flagship a1: 30 fps continuous burst rate, eye-controlled autofocus, a vertically integrated grip, ultra-weather-resistant body, and a sensor with much faster readout times. As such, it might seem like the EOS R3 is meant to be Canon's flagship, but that's not the case, as something even better is coming.
In a recent interview between PhotoWebExpo and Canon's Head of Product and Consumer Expertise at Canon Russia, Canon confirmed that the EOS R3 is meant for high-action genres like wildlife and sports. However, what is more interesting is that the EOS R3 will not be the company's mirrorless flagship; rather, it is intended to sit between the powerful EOS R5 and an upcoming top-of-the-line camera, the EOS R1. While we don't know much about the EOS R1 yet, the fact that the EOS R3 and R5 sit below it in the lineup helps to set foundational levels for what we can expect it will be capable of, which is increasingly looking like quite a lot on both the video and stills fronts. 2021 is going to be quite a year for Canon fans! Check out more over at Canon Rumors.