The Canon EOS R is a full-frame mirrorless digicam with 30 Megapixels, Twin Pixel CMOS AF, fps burst capturing (5fps with steady AF), one SD card slot, 4k video with 10-bit output over HDMI, 5655 AF factors, -6EV autofocus, a 3.69 Million dot digital viewfinder with 0.76x magnification, and a fully-articulated 3.1in touchscreen. Introduced in September 2018, it’s the primary full body mirrorless digicam from Canon and launches the brand new RF lens mount.

The sensor shares a lot of specs with the EOS 5D Mark IV, however Canon stresses there are some variations, most notably new micro-lenses optimised for the shorter flange-back distance of the brand new RF lens mount. Sadly one facet inherited from the EOS 5D Mark IV is the 1.74x crop when filming 4k video, however on the upside the compression is not Movement JPEG and the crop means you should use tailored lenses designed for APS-C sensors just like the EF-S 10-18mm. In the meantime, 1080p is offered as much as 60p and 720p as much as 120p.

The brand new RF lens mount employs a 54mm diameter and 20mm flange to sensor distance, permitting Canon larger freedom in optical design, and a brand new 12-pin communications system. Each RF lens has a Management Ring that may be customised to regulate aperture, shutter pace, ISO or publicity compensation. The EOS R launches with 4 native RF lenses: the RF 24-105mm f4L IS USM (smaller than the present EF 24-105mm f4L however with Nano USM focusing and claims of upper high quality too), the RF 28-70mm f2L USM (the primary f2 full body normal lens, however no IS). the RF 35mm f1.eight Macro IS USM (and inexpensive mannequin for avenue and close-up images), and the RF 50mm f1.2L USM (the quickest full-frame AF lens in its class and claiming higher high quality than the present EF 50mm f1.2L USM, albeit once more with out IS). Canon didn’t launch an in depth lens roadmap however commented it was already engaged on a collection of f2.eight zooms.

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With 130 million EF lenses offered, Canon realises compatibility with current lenses is important to the EOS R’s success, so has developed not one however 4 EF-EOS R adapters: a primary mannequin that’s included with the physique, one that features the customisable operate ring of RF lenses, and two which assist drop-in filters with both a round polariser or a variable ND. I’m actually happy to see Canon exploit the house in an adapter to supply further performance.

I’m on the official Canon launch occasion in London and can be capturing with the EOS R all through the day, so I’ll add extra particulars and my first impressions because the day progresses.

 

 

Pricing and Availability

The EOS R is offered to pre-order from 12th September 2018 and obtainable to buy from ninth October 2018 with the next RSPs:

EOS R physique and mount adapter – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
EOS R physique, mount adapter and RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens – £3,269.99/ €3,819.99
RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens – £1,119.99/ €1,319.99
Mount adapter EF-EOS R – £99.99/ €119.99
Management mount ring adapter EF-EOS R – £199.99/ €239.99

Out there to buy from December 2018 with the next RSPs:

RF 28-70mm f/2L USM lens – £3,049.99/ €3,549.99
RF 35mm f/1.eight MACRO IS STM lens – £519.99/ €599.99

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