AF tracking for racing cars and motorcycles – more details on Canon’s EOS R3 revealed – a high-speed, high-performance mirrorless


Following the initial development announcement from Canon Inc. (https://global.Canon) of EOS R3 ( – its latest high-performance, high-speed professional mirrorless camera – more details were revealed today, confirming that it marks a new era for sports, wildlife photographers and press.

Canon is committed to doing the impossible, and this camera is no exception. Today, new specifications prove the EOS R3 takes object tracking to another level – adding autofocus (AF) tracking for motorsports, including racing cars and motorcycles. On top of that, great for filmmakers, the EOS R3 can record oversampled 4K video.

the EOS R3 combines the next level performance and image quality advantages of Canon’s innovative technologies EOS R-line of systems. By pairing its RF mount with Canon’s RF lenses (, the EOS The R3 offers possibilities never before seen in any other camera / lens duo, and opens the door to previously unattainable capabilities and unprecedented optical excellence. As a result, professional photographers, whether photographing sports, wildlife, or topical subjects, can capture fleeting moments in time in ways they never thought possible.

Following the April development announcement, here are some of the new EOS R3 specifications to know:

Capture fast-moving subjects with sharp focus, the easy way

Professionals who follow moving objects around the frame will appreciate the EOS The R3’s ability to maintain sharp focus, even when shooting RAW at 30 fps – thanks to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Besides people and animals (including birds), the AF tracking technology found in the EOS R5 ( and EOS R6 (, the EOS R3 is perfect for powersports photographers – with its ability to track race cars and motorcycles. And when lighting conditions get tough, the camera can focus in extreme darkness at light levels of -7EV or less [1].

Supporting Canon’s unique Eye Control AF technology, which allows professionals to select the AF point only with their eye, the EOS R3 is an extension of any photographer’s creativity – reacting quickly when capturing the photo. In low light, the EOS R3 offers up to 8 stops of camera shake protection [2] thanks to Canon’s revolutionary Combined Image Stabilizer (IS) technology. The camera’s sensor-shift IS works in tandem with the optical IS built into many RF mount lenses (, for a result that allows professionals to shoot at handheld in extremely low light conditions or using long shutter speeds to intentionally blur motion.

High quality RAW at 30fps

In the heart of the EOS R3 is a brand new stacked backlit CMOS sensor, in conjunction with Canon’s high performance DIGIC Image processor X. Today, Canon can confirm that it will capture the quality RAW files at a staggering 30 frames per second with full AF / AE tracking. The jaw-dropping speed of the camera’s new sensor also redefines what can be done with an electronic shutter. Flash sync is now possible with the electronic shutter when used with external Speedlites and rolling shutter distortion when shooting fast moving subjects has been reduced.

4K oversampled and RAW recording capabilities

In addition to its next-level still photography capabilities, the EOS R3 is suitable for those looking to capture high quality videos. The camera will record oversampled 4K, or users can record RAW images internally. Canon Log 3 is also available to provide professionals with greater dynamic range and color grading capabilities. Basically, the same object recognition available for still image photographers is also available for videographers, so filmmakers can follow fast moving objects around the frame, keeping them perfectly in focus.

Designed for professionals

Designed to withstand the rigors of everyday professional use, the EOS The R3 will have a rugged magnesium alloy body that offers dust and water resistance on par with the legendary Canon. EOS-1D X series – ensuring it can handle the toughest weather conditions. Two card slots allow image files to be written to SD or CFexpress memory cards. The camera is powered by an LP-E19 battery – the same as found in Canon EOS-1D X Brand III cameras – allowing professionals to use and share batteries between cameras they may already have in their bag. The camera will also offer a choice of controls with both a multiple controller and a smart controller – for completely intuitive operation. Offering three customizable dials on the body, as well as a lens control ring on each RF mount lens, this enables shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation to be easily adjusted when the camera is in the photographer’s eye. the EOS R3 is also equipped with a Vari-Angle display allowing professionals to compose easily from creative perspectives.

Advanced connectivity

As a camera for leading sports and news photographers, connectivity is vital. Offering an integrated wired LAN 5 GHz socket and Wi-Fi [3] Enabling communication with computer networks, laptops and mobile devices, professionals can share images quickly and easily. As previously announced, the EOS R3 is also compatible with the Canon Mobile File Transfer app. In addition, the EOS R3 will feature a new accessory shoe that provides data communication and power for the new accessories when attached to the camera.

[1] For photos only with f / 1.2 lens, except RF lenses with Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating, using center AF point and One-Shot autofocus used at room temperature and ISO 100

[2] Based on CIPA standards using RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM, measured in the yaw and pitch directions at a focal length of 105mm

[3] 5 GHz Wi-Fi compatible models only. Specifications may vary by country and region

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA).

EOS The key features of R3 announced as of today (June 2, 2021) are:

  • • New stacked backlight developed by Canon CMOS sensor
  • • 30 fps with AF / AE tracking
  • • AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorcycles and racing cars)
  • • Can record in oversampled 4K, or RAW in-house footage and Canon Log 3
  • • Eye Control AF point selection
  • • Focus in light levels -7EV or loweri
  • • Double pixel CMOS A F
  • EOS-1D series dust and water resistance

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About Canon Central and North Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) is a division of Canon Middle East FZ SARL (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business in the Africa region – strengthening Canon’s presence and focus in countries. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to being closer to its customers and meeting their demands in a rapidly changing African market.

Canon has been represented on the African continent for over 15 years through distributors and partners who have successfully built a strong customer base in the region. CCNA ensures the supply of high quality and technologically advanced products that meet the demands of Africa’s rapidly changing market. With more than 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities in 44 African countries.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei ( – “to live and work together for the common good”. CCNA pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and helping customers reduce theirs by using Canon products, solutions and services. At Canon, we are pioneers, constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. With our technology and innovative spirit, we push the boundaries of what is possible – helping us see our world in ways we’ve never seen before. We help bring creativity to life, one image at a time. Because when we can see our world, we can transform it for the better.

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