Canon makes some fairly nice cameras, although none are with out their faults, together with the corporate’s not too long ago introduced entry into the full-frame mirrorless market. Kai Wong‘s first impressions of the Canon EOS R inform us about all the pieces the digicam does properly and the errors Canon made with its launch. 

As Fstoppers’ personal Oliver Kmia famous just a few days in the past after reviewing the specs from Canon’s leaked brochure, Wong additionally described the EOS R as basically a 5D Mark IV with out the mirror. Now, that is an excellent factor in some ways, nevertheless it would not really feel just like the leap ahead many customers hoped to see. 

Very like the Nikon Z platform, Canon opted for a single reminiscence card slot, which is bound to enrage the lots. Sadly, it additionally saved the identical 1.7x crop issue for 4K video capturing that’s current within the 5D Mark IV. Since there is not any in-body picture stabilization on board, that crop issue may be a difficulty for vloggers, who could have to shoot wider than the native RF 24-105mm lens will enable. 

On the different finish, sports activities and wildlife shooters could discover the sluggish 5 frames per second steady price with steady autofocus troublesome. Whereas it might probably shoot eight fps in AF-S, that might not be sensible for somebody attempting to seize fast-moving animals or athletes. 

All of that mentioned, Wong liked construct of the physique, in addition to the unbelievable customization choices. Customers may even customise the perform of the main target rings on the brand new line of RF lenses (RF 50mm f/1.2L USMRF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, RF 28-70mm f/2L USMRF 35mm f/1.eight Macro IS STM) and a hoop on the EF-EOS R mount adapter

And vloggers will love that Canon did what Nikon didn’t, integrating a fully-articulated rear show that may flip out and switch ahead, giving customers the flexibility to movie themselves higher. Wong liked the digital viewfinder and the digicam’s quick autofocus as properly. 

There are worse cameras to be in comparison with than the 5D Mark IV, Photographers trying to improve older gear could contemplate leaping into the mirrorless market with the EOS-R. However should you already personal a 5D Mark IV, Canon hasn’t given you a compelling cause to make the swap. 

Are you contemplating transferring to full-frame mirrorless? With opinions pouring in for all the key manufacturers, which digicam excites you probably the most? Drop a remark under and tell us. 


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