Canon today announced the Canon EOS R, its first full-frame mirrorless camera. The Canon EOS R is the “just the first model in the system” and “won’t be the last,” being a part the advanced Canon R System, according to Kazuto Ogawa, Canon President, and Chief Operating Officer.
The Canon EOS R includes a 30.3-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of up to 8 frames per second (FPS) in Single AF mode and 5 FPS when shooting with Servo AF mode. Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor helps propel its image processing and Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system with 5,655 AF points. With a maximum shutter speed range from 1/8000th to 30 seconds, the Canon EOS R also comprises an ISO range is 100-40,000 with extended ISO options of 50, 51,200, and 102,400. It also featured Bulb mode.
The Canon EOS R moreover presents 4K/30p video at a bitrate of 480Mbps, 1080/60p video with a bitrate of 180Mbps, and 720/120p video with a bitrate of 160Mbps; a 1.7x crop factor when shooting video; 4:2:0 8-bit internal recording; and 4:2:2 10-bit external recording via HDMI. Furthermore, Canon LOG comes pre-installed.
The electronic viewfinder (EVF) of Canon EOS R covers a half-inch 3.69-million dot OLED viewfinder with a 23mm eyepoint which provides clear views and reduces strain during long hours of shooting. The rear of the camera includes a 3.15-inch Vari-angle touchscreen LCD display through which one can navigate the menu, compose shots in Live View, and even autofocus via touch.
Additionally, the new model comprises a single SD card slot for storage.
Besides the impressive camera, it’s the EOS R’s brand new RF lens mount that gains the spotlight. During the presentation, Canon emphasized the 54mm diameter lens mount that uses a 12-pin connection for data transmission. It’s compatible with the Canon EF and EF-S lenses with the help of one of the four new EF-EOS R Mount Adapters. This also signifies that a new line of lenses has been developed for the new full-frame mirror-less system.
Canon has added four new lenses for the EOS R system: the RF 24-105mm F/4 L IS, RF 50mm F/1.2 L, RF 28-70mm F/2 L, and RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM, where all four RF lenses have a new customizable “control ring” that can control (physically) elements like ISO, aperture, exposure compensation, and more.
The Canon EOS R camera can be available for sale starting October 2018 for an MSRP of $2,299 (body-only) and for $3,399 as a kit including the RF 24-105mm F/4 L IS lens.