Canon EOS R3 Leaks: Everything We Know So Far


Canon, a renowned Japanese multinational company that specializes in manufacturing imaging, optical and industrial products like cameras, lenses, scanners, and many more. They have recently announced EOS R3 to meet the diverse needs of professionals and photography enthusiasts while featuring top-notch specs. Moreover, some reliable sources have also published Canon EOS R3 leaks by revealing pictures and more specs about the camera. To know more, scroll down for more leaks and rumors.  

Canon has just announced that it is going to add another fantastic high-end camera in its product line while Camera lovers were about getting over the rumors about Canon R1. Nokishita, a reliable source who previously came up with Sony FX3 leaks, has again enchanted us by posting the first image of Canon EOS R3 on Twitter. So let’s see what the Canon EOS R3 has got for us. So without further ado, let’s jump in. 

Before analyzing the specs, let’s first analyze how Canon uses numbers in its camera model names. From the previous releases, we have seen that all the 1s are the flagship models and made for professionals. On the other hand, canon launched the 5 series in 1992. All the 5s are more of consumer-grade cameras with high-end specs. However, the 5 series was discontinued by canon in 1998 and the 3 series took its place. Now the 3 series cameras had some advanced features like the 1 series but they were of lesser price. Then again in 2005, canon stopped its 3 series and launched the 5D lineup. With the announcement of R3, the 3 series is back again on play. Thus, Canon has spoken about the R3 model in brief by stating “Positioned Squarely between the EOS R5 and EOS 1D-X Mark III.” Hence, it clearly explains that EOS R3 has advanced features than the R5 while the EOS 1D-X Mark III is still the top-of-the-line flagship camera of canon. 

Now let’s talk about the form factor of the camera. It is definitely smaller than the 1D-X Mark III. though the picture looks more like it is made of carbon fiber, our guess is it will be more like rubber along with a rubbery grip. As for ergonomics, it offers both the horizontal grip as well as vertically integrated grip. The integrated grip also increases the possibility that this camera will have a larger battery than the R5. The button layout is much similar to the professional-grade 1DX series, indicating that this camera is going to have features of both professional and consumer-grade cameras, making it a prosumer camera.

About the sensor, the R3 has a back-illuminated full-frame Stacked CMOS sensor, a more improved sensor than the R5. A stacked sensor is effective in providing stunning images along increased pixels. It also comes in handy in low-light situations. The stacked sensor, along with the Digic X processor, also improves the speed of R3 and allows it to capture 30 frames per second for stills, similar to what the Sony Alpha 1 can do. 

The R3 is going to have a 45 megapixel sensor which is capable of shooting 8k videos at a whopping 30 frames per second is also a rumor. In addition to that, this camera is dust and drop proof. The high burst shooting rate along with weather-sealed features will help make it an ideal sports shooting camera. Another thing about R5 is- as it does not possess a stacked sensor, you might face a slight rolling shutter effect. However, with R3’s stacked CMOS sensor, you are going to have a significantly reduced rolling shutter effect. More focus has been given to the improved AF technology to capture buttery smooth images of fast-moving subjects. It includes the Dual Pixel CMOS AutoFocus along with auto exposure. According to the development announcement, canon is going to feature its long-lost “eye-controlled autofocus”. Using this feature, you just have to look at the subject you want to focus on through the viewfinder and the camera will follow your eye movement to focus on certain things. This may sound cool, but previously canon had to drop this feature as the users were facing issues with it. This time, Canon has done its homework, fixed the issues, and launched this feature again in its R3 model under the name of “line-of-sight input”. Apart from this, Canon R3 also supports wired and wireless mobile file transfer in the iOS environment. This is all the reliable information about R3 as of now. No doubt, it is going to be a high-end camera for prosumers with a bigger price tag. The most important question is how much it is going to be. Well, the R5 costs around $3800. So looking at the specs, we can say that the price of R3 might fall between $5500 to $6500 range and may directly compete with the Sony Alpha 1.

Enough of imaginations. But undoubtedly, Canon EOS R3 leaks alerts the photographers about bringing a lot of new features to enhance customization for a better experience than ever before.

Joe Pfeffer

Joe Pfeffer

What started off as just a dream for Joe Pfeffer, turned into his passion and livelihood. He started his career as a wildlife photographer and then transitioned into becoming a cinematographer. With a decade of raw on-the-field experience, Joe Pfeffer has all the technical knowledge about the ins and outs of cameras. Now, he uses his vast experience to educate others about photography.