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.