Canon EOS R3 announced: shoot at 30fps and move AF points with your EYES!

Canon EOS R3 announced: shoot at 30fps and move AF points with your EYES!
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Canon has announced the development of the Canon EOS R3 – a professional camera aimed at professional sports and news photographers that boasts 30fps continuous shooting, a brand new stacked backside illuminated (BSI) image sensor, “next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF” and Eye Control Function autofocus.

The Canon EOS R3 will sit between the DSLR flagship Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the current top-of-the-line mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R5. And, looking at its specs so far, it will take aim at the new Sony A1 – at least in the all-important speed stakes, which are the defining feature of the best cameras for sports photography. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.