August 30, 2021 12:46 PM
The Canon EOS R3 is one of the most awaited cameras of 2021. In February, Canon had announced that the EOS R3 is under development and will be introduced soon. Six months later, we still don’t have an official launch date.
Now, a new report suggests that Canon’s next camera can be launched on September 14. Completely unrelated but, it is also the date when Apple is tipped to launch its next generation iPhones.
Anyway, coming back to Canon’s full-frame sports camera, it will still be in short supply. According to Canon Rumours, there “are now a few things lining up that seem to point to an announcement on or around September 14”. One of them is the availability of enough units to meet the demand.
Canon EOS R3 has announced four mirrorless camera lenses this year: the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 L IS RF, RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens. Some of them were announced about four months ago but, haven’t been available for purchase in the UK while only one remains to be in stock in the US.
The camera was seen in action during last month’s Tokyo Olympics 2020 where a photographer also confirmed that it will come with a 24-megapixel sensor. The image taken by Canon EOS R3 possess a 6000 x 4000 pixel resolution, equating to a 24-megapixel sensor. On paper, this puts the Canon EOS R3 behind direct rivals the Sony A1 (50.1MP), and the upcoming Nikon Z9.
The Sony A1 remains to be the leader in the category while Nikon has also announced impressive set of features for its upcoming camera. The Nikon Z9 will be able to shoot 8K videos which means it will have at least a 39-megapixel sensor (minimum requirement for 8K videos).