This Is The Canon EOS R3 – Development Announcement Coming Soon

Canon Eos R3 Specifications

Update: in the meantime we got a set of Canon EOS R3 specifications.

Here is the Canon mirrorless camera no one saw coming (shame on the rumor mills!): the Canon EOS R3.

Is this the flagship EOS R model? For sure it is an EOS R aimed at professionals. The EOS R3 is the direct competitor to the Nikon Z 9. We expect Canon to announce the development of the Canon EOS R3 very soon, most likely within April 2021.

We think the Canon EOS R3 might be one of the professional EOS R cameras on EOS-1D X level we were expecting. So, no EOS R1? Or will the Canon EOS R1 be even more pro-oriented? The EOS R3 has the ergonomics and the vertical grip of the EOS 1D lineup, and shows all external signs of a professional camera. The EOS R3 might be a professional sports camera, and so let some room for the EOS R1. A professional sport camera would perfectly fit with the Olympics this year. The right lenses are also on their way. We do not think the EOS R3 is the anticipated high resolution EOS R camera. Let me know what you think.

Stay tuned, there is more to come soon.

[via Nokishita]

Another Canon Camera Shows Up For Certification, And It Might Be An EOS R

More Canon gear appears at a certification agency. Based on the internal code-name we assume it’s an EOS R model.

The new camera has the moniker DS12856. Now, we know that Canon gear having internal codes starting with “DS” refer to an interchangable-lens camera. Since we do not expect any new EOS xxxD/Rebel, we might assume it refers to an upcoming EOS R model. Which one is the guess. The most likely candidate so fare seems to be the highly anticipated high resolution EOS R. It might also be the flagship EOS R model, but we are less confident on this one.

Stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]

Canon Patent: Macro Lens With Variable Soft Focus For FF Mirrorless Cameras

Soft Focus

And yet another Canon patent for RF mount lenses: a macro lens with variable soft focus.

Canon patent application P2021-47297A (Japan) discusses optical designs for a macro lens with soft focus for a full frame mirrorless camera, hence we guess for the EOS R system. The patent was spotted by the guys who spot most of the Canon patents you hear of: Hi Lows Note.

Embodiment 1

  • Magnification: -1.00E-06 -0.5 -1.4
  • Focal length: 100.81 65.87 36.01 mm
  • F number: 2.92 4.49 6.64
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 162.37 162.37 162.37 mm
  • BF: 14.66 14.66 14.66 mm

Embodiment 2

  • Magnification: -1.00E-06 -0.5 -1.4
  • Focal length: 103.01 67.67 37.04 mm
  • F number: 3.04 2.6 1.45
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 141.34 141.34 141.34 mm
  • BF: 14.70 14.70 14.70 mm

Embodiment 3

  • Magnification: -1.00E-06 -0.5 -1.4
  • Focal length: 103.02 67.96 37.17 mm
  • F number: 2.92 4.49 6.64
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 138.89 138.89 138.89 mm
  • BF: 14.70 14.70 14.70 mm

More Canon patents are listed here.

Canon Patent: Optical Designs For Wide-Angle Primes For The EOS R System (12mm, 14mm, 20mm)

Canon Patent

No doubt Canon is actively working to expand the RF mount lens ecosystem. Here is another Canon patent application for RF lenses.

Canon patent application P2021-47384A discusses optical formulas for three wide-angle prime lenses: 12mm, 14mm and 20mm, all f/2.8. The patent was spotted by Hi Lows Note.

Embodiment 1 – 12mm

  • Focal length: 12.35 mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 60.28
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 80.22 mm
  • BF 16.54 mm

Embodiment 2 – 14mm

  • Focal length: 14.42 mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 56.32
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 91.61 mm
  • BF 17.29 mm

Embodiment 3 – 20mm

  • Focal length: 19.48 mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 48.02
  • Image height: 21.65 mm
  • Lens length: 90.74 mm
  • BF 19.35 mm

More Canon patents are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Canon’s High Resolution EOS R Camera Might Have More Than 100MP

High Resolution Eos R

A new rumor surfaced, suggesting the upcoming high resolution EOS R camera might have an image sensor with more than 100MP.

So far a sensor resolution between 80MP and 90 MP has been the trend among the rumor mills (ours included). The source of the rumor is confident that Canon will curb the sensor resolution well beyond 100MP. The reason is to “provide even more separation between the EOS R5’s 45mp and the new high-megapixel sensor“. According to the rumor, this upcoming high resolution EOS R camera will be oriented to towards landscape and studio photographers and have a different form factor than the EOS R5. The camera will replace the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors

A New Canon EOS R Camera Coming Within 2021, And It’s Not The R1

Eos R Canon Cameras

A new Canon EOS R camera might get announced in the second half of 2021. And it seems it is not the flagship EOS R1.

A new rumor suggests that “an exciting new RF mount camera is coming early in the 2nd half of 2021“. Not the EOS R1 but maybe, just maybe, it might be the high resolution version of the EOS R5. No other information is available at this point. Also, it seems, according to the source of the rumor, that Canon still has supply chain issues.

No new rumor about the EOS R1. At this point we wonder if we will see it within this year or in 2022.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors