Canon Announces Its First Full-frame Mirrorless Camera ‘Canon EOS R’
After Nikon, now Canon has also announced its first full-frame mirrorless camera and lens system. Canon calls it Canon EOS R. Canon EOS R would be a direct competitor to the Nikon Z6 and Sony a7 III.
Canon EOS R comes with a 30.3-megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor. The sensor uses Canon’s DIGIC 8 image processor. It has ISO range of 100-40,000. There is also a low pass filter in front of the sensor. The camera also supports 8fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous shooting).
The autofocus system has maximum of 5,655 AF points using Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF phase-detection system. The AF works at up to f/11 and features a 384-zone (24×16) real-time metering system. It claims to focus in just 0.05 seconds (when using the new RF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens) that makes it fastest.
The camera also features an OLED 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder and 3.15-inch, 2.1-million-dot Vari-Angle touchscreen LCD monitor.
EOS R can shoot in 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. The maximum recording time is 29 minutes and 59 seconds. It also has mic and headphone jacks. EOS R uses SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. It comes with Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, HDMI and a USB 3.1 connectivity. It also supports USB charging.
It has dust and weather-resistant magnesium alloy build. It claims working temperature range of 32–104°F and working humidity range of 85% or less. Te weight of the camera is 580 grams and dime ions measure 5.35×3.87×3.32in (135.8×98.3×84.4mm).
All the lenses come with dedicated control ring and dials for zooming and manual focus. You can adjust settings like aperture from the lens itself.
Canon EOS R features Canon’s brand new RF lens mount. The mount features a 54mm inner diameter, same as Canon’s EF mount, but it has shorter flange focal distance of 20mm. It also uses 12 electrical contacts for allowing fastest-ever communication between the camera bodies and lenses.
Canon has launched the camera with 24-105mm f/4 L, a 50mm f/1.2mm L, a 28-70mm f/2 L, and a 35mm f/1.8 macro lenses. Canon has also released three lens mount adapters for EOS SLR lenses, including one with the EOS R control ring.
The camera will be available for $2,299 body-only or $3,399 with the 24-105mm lens in late October, with preorders starting September 12th.