The Canon EOS R3 launches as a mirrorless camera the user can control with their eye movements
The newly-official Canon EOS R3 is not the flagship of its line; that title stil belongs to the 1DX Mark III. However, the OEM has packed the new full-frame mirrorless unit with the latest features, some of which have been derived from its efforts in deep learning.
They allow the EOS R3's first-party DIGIC X processor to handle user detection, much like that found in some new Windows laptops. However, in this case, it acts to allow the camera to "tell" when the user is looking through its 5.76-million-dot, 120fps electronic viewfinder (EVF). This allows the photographer to set the R3's Eye Input auto-focus (AF) and Servo AF on a subject simply by looking at it.
The R3 then takes its high-tech shots using its in-house 24.1MP BSI CMOS sensor. It has a mechanical shutter for doing so at as few as 12 frames per second (fps) and an electronic one for 30fps. The R3 is rated for an ISO range of 100-102400 and 1053-point AF.
Canon has also included EOS iTR tracking for fine-tuned tracking of subjects such as cars, people and animals. This newly teched-out R3 will be available from November 2021 for US$5999 per standalone unit. Canon has also prepared 2 new RF lenses to go with it: the 16mm F2.8 STM ($300) and the 100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM ($650).