Here Comes the Canon EOS R3: More Specs Emerge

Canon has made a few development announcements regarding the upcoming EOS R3, dropping some specs that underscore just what a powerful camera it will be. Still, there is a lot we do not know about the upcoming body, such as its resolution. However, Canon is planning to make the official announcement in just a few days, and we'll soon know everything about the camera.

Canon Rumors is reporting that the official announcement of the Canon EOS R3 is coming on June 29, 2021 and that the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM will be announced on the same day. Perhaps the most exciting rumor is that the camera will come with a 30.1-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor. Canon already announced the design of the sensor, but its resolution has been up in the air until now. While it wasn't expected to be ultra-high resolution like EOS R5, I was certainly hoping it would be more than the 20 megapixels seen in the EOS R6. 30 megapixels seems to be a real sweet spot in modern cameras; it was an excellent balance in my 5D Mark IV. Of course, we'll also see other features like 30 fps continuous bursts, internal raw video, advanced autofocus, 8 stops of image stabilization when coordinated with optical and in-body capabilities, and more. It will be quite exciting to see what Tuesday brings! 

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Nacona Nix's picture

I'm happy to see them release a new camera. But I'll be more enthusiastic about them actually having their full lineup of lenses in stock at most places. Any idea how long that's going to take? I'd like to buy the 100mm macro on launch day, but I suspect that it won't be available anywhere due to pre-orders alone...

Dave Haynie's picture

Right now, it's likely a perfect storm of bolstered interest in the EOS R line, purchases put off due to COVID concerns, and the world-wide semiconductor shortage leading to more demand, less supply like we've never experienced. Seriously, I"ve seen chips with an estimated delivery of "sometime next summer"... imagine if that"s a critical component in your product!

David Stephen Kalonick's picture

You nailed it. A ton of photographers(including myself) skipped switching got a proper ROI on their Mark IV bodies are making any and all RF glass tough to get. I'm the 1st at my camera store for the 100mm RF. Can't wait. I really wish they'd speed up the launch of the 35mm 1.?.