The Canon EOS R3 Is Coming Soon, But Likely Not Tomorrow

Canon Eos R3 Specifications

It seems someone jumped the gun to early with the Canon EOS R3 announcement date. Expected to get announced tomorrow after a rumor made it’s round, it might still be months away.

PetaPixel reports that multiple “sources outside of Canon” have told them that there is no Canon EOS R3 announcement to expect. Neither tomorrow nor in the near future. According to PetaPIxel:

[…] the EOS R3 will not be announced tonight nor will any additional information be revealed. It’s unclear why this date was specifically pointed to, but the company is reportedly still months away from the official release. While it is possible that other aspects of the rumor could come to pass, no official announcement about the camera will be made this week.

Along with many Canon EOS R3 rumors came also the suggestion that the R3 would be announced ready before the Olympics 2021. As PetaPixel notes “Professional sports photographers are unlikely to trust a brand new camera for such an important photo mission“.

If PetaPixel’s sources are right it means we will see the EOS R not earlier than Fall 2021. In the meantime have a look at these EOS R3 images.

Here are are the known and rumored EOS R3 specification in one list:

  • 30.1mp backside illuminated image sensor (resolution is not confirmed yet)
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

All our Canon EOS R3 coverage is listed here, product images are here and here. There has been some discussion about who makes the imaging sensor of the EOS R3. You can get notified when the Canon EOS R3 will be available for preorder.

Here Is The First Commercial Canon EOS R5 Cooling Mod, Doubles 8K Times

Eos R5 Cooling

It had to come sooner or later, now here it is. The first commercial Canon EOS R5 cooling modification.

Kolari Vision known for filters and camera mods, announced their Canon EOS R5 cooling mod. Kolari claims that their mod doubles 8K video recording times and cuts recovery time by 66% at normal environment temperatures. Sounds impressing. Have a look at the table below. Kolari claims that with an environment temperature of 15°C (59 Fahrenheit) you’ll no longer get a time limit when recording 8K. At 20°C (69 Fahrenheit) you get 44 minutes and 25 minutes after recovery. Not bad, eh? However, as PetaPixel underlines, the mod will likely void your warranty.

Says Kolari Vision:

When the R5 was released, we also learned that it overheats quickly in 8K shooting and in some 4K modes. Initially this was handled through a timer chip in the camera independent of actual temperature.  After public backlash, Canon quickly released a new firmware that patched the timer issue and started actually using the camera temperature data instead, but even with this upgrade the performance boost was minor, for example at 20C instead of overheating after around 19 minutes, the new firmware allowed you to shoot around 25 minutes, and the recovery after overheating.

In several thermal analyses of the camera, the processor on the motherboard seemed to generate most of the heat. In the stock design, Canon places two thermal pads partially over the processor and pumps the heat into a small heatsink. That heatsink however sits under another board and does not vent heat anywhere further.

To remedy this problem, we took an R5 apart and designed a new heatsink to vent the heat from the processor to the camera case where it could dissipate faster. We tested aluminum initially, but eventually settled on a thick copper heatsink to transfer heat more efficiently.

This design draws heat out of the processor and brings it around the motherboard and out to the rear case where it transfers heat through a high efficiency thermal pad. This design is fully internal to the camera and maintains the weather sealing of the camera.

We tested the modified camera at 8K-D IPB 30FPS at 59F (15C) and 69F (20C). At 15C, the R5 never overheated in our hands. At 20C, where the stock camera last around 25 minutes, after our mod the camera lasts 44 minutes, almost two times the initial shooting duration. What’s even more important, is that the camera recovered a lot faster after it did overheat, giving more shooting time after a short recovery. With the stock camera, we could only get about 8 minutes of additional shooting after a 5 minute recovery, where the mod was able to shoot 25 minutes after the same 5 minute recovery, a 3 times faster overheating recovery.

Head over to Kolari Vision for the whole story…

Kolari offers a modification service for your Canon EOS R5 at the price of $400. You can also buy an already modified EOS R5 at $4,440. Instructions for DIY aficionados will follow later this year.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here (many reviews), for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. The official Canon EOS R5 user guide and manual are available for download: EOS R5, and for the EOS R6 too.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon Patent: RF 24mm f/1.2, RF 28mm f/1.2 and RF 35mm f/1.2 Lenses

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent for RF mount lenses, spotted by asobinet.com.

Canon patent application P2021-92694A (Japan) discusses optical formulas for RF 24mm f/1.2, RF 28mm f/1.2 and RF 35mm f/1.2 lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. We think these patents might well go into production.

canon patent

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

Canon EOS R5 Overheating Soap Opera – A User Made Issue?

Canon Eos R5 Overheating

Let’s go back to one of the most hilarious attacks on a new Canon camera I’ve ever seen. The infamous Canon EOS R5 overheating issue.

If you follow us on Canon Watch you likely know that we always thought (and said) that it wasn’t a real issue, and that Canon had disclosed very transparently the limits for 4K and 8K video on the EOS R5. Needless to say that it never was an issue for those taking stills. At the end of the day it depends on how much you push the R5. The whole overheating hysteria was started by the usual suspects, a bunch of Canon hating video guys who always attack Canon’s new cameras.

Deaf Director posted his Canon EOS R5 review, and talks about the EOS R5 overheating issue. In his own words: “A real world look at the Canon R5’s overheating issues after 8 months of continuous use, and tips for how you can work around it.”

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here (many reviews), for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. The official Canon EOS R5 user guide and manual are available for download: EOS R5, and for the EOS R6 too.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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The Next Canon RF-mount Lens To Get Announced Is The RF 14-35mm f/4L

Eos R Rf 14-35mm

Get ready for the next cool RF-mount lens. A wide angle zoom is coming soon.

Always reliable Nokishita posted on Twitter that Canon will release an RF 14-35mm f/4L lens for the EOS R system. Along with the lens hood EW-83P. The lens was rumored since a while, now we can expect it to get announced soon. Pictures of the lens will likely surface very soon.

No specifications for the time being. Stay tuned.