Canon EOS R3 has motorsport AF mode, flip screen, optical joystick, 8 stops of IBIS

Canon EOS R3
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has confirmed a slew of new specs about the upcoming Canon EOS R3, including the addition of a motorsports AF tracking function, autofocusing down to -7EV, oversampled 4K, 8 stops of in-body image stabilization, the presence of a fully articulating screen, CFexpress and SD memory card slots, and the same battery and optical Smart Controller joystick from the manufacturer's flagship sports camera. 

In addition, new photos further reveal that the Canon EOS R3 will possess a top screen (likely an OLED panel, a la the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS R5) along with a wired ethernet connection and an extra-large electronic viewfinder (to accommodate the new Eye Control Focus system that moves AF points as you move your eyeball).

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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.