Speculation About the Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera

As far back as last spring, Canon sparked some curiosity about their new camera during a company announcement. According to TechRadar, a Canon spokesperson mentioned a full-frame camera positioned between the EOS 1D X Mark II and EOS R5. That would mean Canon intends to market this camera to the professional and serious amateur market.
Since then, some typically reliable sources have provided more information about the new Canon EOS R3. Hopefully, this mix of leaks, speculation, and recent news can satisfy the curiosity of any serious photographers who land on this blog.

When Will Canon Release the EOS R3?

According to Statistica, Canon commands about 45 percent of the worldwide camera market. Sony ranks second with just over a 20 percent share. Obviously, new releases from top camera makers will generate speculation and rumors. Still, Canon has not made any official announcements about the release date.
However, industry watchers expect to see the EOS R3 launched in the fall of 2021. Apparently, the company delayed the release because of coronavirus-related shortages, like so many other electronic manufacturers have in the past several months.

How Much Will the Canon EOS R3 Cost?

With no official announcement, no one outside of the company knows the exact price yet. The Canon EOS 1D X Mark III starts at about $6,500. Canon released the EOS R5 for $3,899. With the brand-new sensor and many other anticipated features, industry watchers expect the company to price this new camera closer to the EOS 1D X Mark III than the EOS R5.

What to Expect From the Canon EOS R3

The best description of the Canon EOS R3 refers to a full-frame, mirrorless camera that’s suitable for sports and action photographers. Highlights of confirmed Canon EOS R3 features include:
  • Backside-illuminated sensor
  • Weather-resistant body
  • Ability to change autofocus with eye position in the viewfinder
  • 30fps burst-shooting with an electronic shutter
  • Dual-pixel CMOS AF

Do High-End Cameras Need an Extended Warranty?

As Upsie highlighted in its earlier post about mirrorless-camera warranties, photographers who spend thousands of dollars on professional cameras will expect to enjoy high performance for several years in the future. Canon’s EOS Series of cameras has a great reputation for durable, weather-resistant bodies.
Still, taking even the best camera out in the field for use exposes it to a number of threats. Some common repairs that high-end cameras require include stuck shutters, broken lenses and screens, and power failures. Meanwhile, the initial warranty Canon includes with each purchase mainly focuses upon repairing problems that resulted from a defect and not from an accident or wear.
Certainly, Canon will sell protection plans that extend coverage, but these cost hundreds of dollars and still require sending the camera into the repair shop.

How to Buy the Best Canon Camera Warranty Insurance Plan

As an alternative to extended warranties from manufacturers or retailers, consider purchasing a camera warranty directly from Upsie. For either a two- or three-year plan, Upsie charges much less than Canon and other warranty providers.
At the same time, Upsie still offers such premium services as:
  • 24-7 claims with live reps
  • Local or pre-paid mail-in service
Even better, Upsie’s protection includes:
  • Accidents
  • Mechanical or power failures
  • Problems with screens and lenses
  • Connectivity and computer chip issues
  • Much more
For all this, Upsie never has hidden service fees and only charges a $25 deductible per claim. If repairs aren’t possible on the first claim, Upsie will send you a new replacement camera.
All photographers will do their research and invest in the right camera. After that, it’s easy to get Upsie up to 60 days after the camera purchase date. Besides Canon cameras, Upsie also offers camera warranty insurance plans for Nikon, Fujifilm and other top camera brands. They also cover smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices and appliances.

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