Check out this blog post about CANON EOS R: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
BY Trent Sizemore
- 30.3 million pixels (Total number of pixels: 31.7 million pixels)
- Dual pixel RAW support
- 5,655 point Dual-Pixel Auto Focus
- ISO sensitivity: 100 to 40000 (extended ISO: 50, 51200, 102400)
- Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, Bulb
- Up to 8 frames per second continuous shooting
- Video: 4K 30p, FullHD 60p, HD 120p
- 3.15" Rear LCD display (2.1 million dot touch panel)
- SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card Slot
- LP-E6N / LP-E6 Battery Compatibility (with USB in-camera recharging)
- Size: 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4 mm
- Weight: 1.455 lbs (including battery / memory card) · 1.28 lbs (body only)
- RF Mount Compatible with RF Lenses and EF/EF-S Lenses
- Built-in EVF with 3.69 Million Dots, Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD and Dot-matrix LCD Panel
- ISO range of 100-40,000, expandable to 102,400
- USB 3.1 in-camera charging support
- Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® providing easy sharing to compatible smart devices and social media sites
- Single UHS-II SD card slot
- CR3(RAW/C-RAW) and Dual Pixel RAW Support
- Dust and weather resistant
New Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
The new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera features a 30.3 megapixel CMOS sensor that is powered by the Company's latest image processor, DIGIC 8, enabling shooting at up to 8.0 frames per second. The new camera inherits a lot from Canon's legacy in both EOS and Cinema EOS.
Video storytellers can capture stunning 4K UHD video up to 30fps and record in 10-bit 4:2:2 (with an external recorder). The EOS R also comes with the ability to shoot Canon Log, providing 12 stops of dynamic range, minimal loss of detail in shadows and highlighted areas and an increased range of choices when color grading. Users with an existing collection of Canon lenses will be excited to know that all EF and EF-S lens are compatible with the camera. In order to do so, photographers and videographers can choose between using one of three new mount adapters, each uniquely designed to meet the individual needs of the user.
The new Canon EOS R camera features Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with 5,655 manually selectable AF points, supporting AF at up to f/11 with a 384 zone (24x16) real-time metering system. With f/1.2 lenses, the camera astonishingly boasts AF sensitivity in low light in as little as EV-6. When using the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens with the EOS R, the camera can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, making it the fastest autofocus speed in the world. These features provide photographers and videographers with Canon's most advanced AF system to date. The EOS R also features a silent shutter setting when shooting in single-shot mode; an important feature for those who need to capture imagery without disrupting the scene. An upcoming free firmware update will enable silent shutter in continuous shooting mode as well.
Includes: RF24–105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens
Perfect for landscapes, portraits, travel and more, the RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is a compact, lightweight lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that captures different subjects with ease. For macro enthusiasts, the RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is particularly advantageous, featuring an impressive maximum magnification of 0.5x using Center Macro Focus — helping you snap photos from as close as one inch away. Your images and videos will remain clear and steady, too, thanks to a leadscrew-type STM motor that enables smooth autofocusing, and optical image stabilization with up to 5 stops of shake correction. And, with a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens puts quality, convenience and control in your hands.
30.3 MP Full-frame CMOS Sensor DIGIC 8 Image Processor
The EOS R camera features a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with approx. 30.3 effective megapixels for stunning results with incredible detail and clarity, even in low-light situations. It's powered by the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, which enables an expansive ISO range, enhances Image Stabilization and turbocharges operations across the board for outstanding image quality and impressive performance.
EXCELLENT LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE
The EOS R camera has a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100–40000 for stills and 100–25600 for video (100–12800 for 4K video shooting). Combined with the EOS R camera's remarkable low-light AF performance, still and video shooting is possible even in dark situations in a variety of places and occasions.
SOPHISTICATED AF SYSTEM AND WIDE AF AREA
The EOS R camera's AF system features an incredible 5,655 manually selectable AF points**. Combined with a focus area that covers approx. 88% horizontal and 100% vertical*** when using RF lenses and select EF lenses, this AF system helps ensure swift and accurate focus no matter where your subject is located in the frame.
EV -6* Low-light Autofocus
Amazing for nighttime photography or in very low light, the EOS R camera's brilliant AF can operate in light as dim as a light rating of EV -6* where other AF systems may fail or search. Phenomenal AF is achieved even when using lenses with high F numbers. This ultra-sensitive AF works in concert with the EOS R's EVF to clearly capture subjects even when there's limited light.
* When using RF 50mm F1.2 L USM, with central AF point.
SHARP FOCUS WITHIN 0.05 SEC.
0.05 sec. High-speed Focusing
The EOS R camera's highly responsive Dual Pixel CMOS AF system delivers the world's fastest AF focusing speed of 0.05 seconds**. This means fast action can be captured and focus can be maintained with speed, accuracy and ease.
** Among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras incorporating 35mm full frame equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane and contrast detection AF, available in the market as of September 5th, 2018 (based on Canon's Research). Calculated based on the resulting AF speed measured according to the CIPA guidelines. (Varies depending on the shooting conditions and the lenses used.) Internal measurement method.
Measurement conditions: • Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100) • Shooting mode: M • Lens used: RF24-105mm F4L IS USM (at focal length of 24mm) • Still photo shooting with shutter button operation • AF method: 1-point AF (with Center AF point) • AF operation: One-Shot AF
Touch and Drag AF
Touch and Drag AF makes it fast and easy to select a focus point without taking your eye away from the viewfinder. Using the Touchscreen LCD, it's as simple as pointing to the desired area of focus. The chosen AF point is then displayed in the camera's EVF for quick confirmation.
Variety of AF Modes
The EOS R camera features an expanded range of selectable AF modes to adapt to specific situations and subjects. For example, with Eye Detection AF, when the EOS R detects a human face, it automatically uses the subject's eye as the autofocus point and maintains focus as the subject moves through the image frame.
f/8 and f/11 Compatible in All AF Areas
With the EOS R camera, autofocus will operate over nearly the entire image area even when used with compatible f/8 and f/11 lenses. This means the EOS R can easily achieve sharp AF using lenses with smaller apertures, and is even compatible with select EF extenders for uncompromised shooting at an expanded range of focal lengths.
ADVANCED VIDEO RECORDING
4K 30p, Full HD 60p, HD 120p
Whether shooting videos to share with friends online or serving as a secondary camera on a large production, the EOS R camera offers advanced recording features such as 4K at 29.97 fps, Full HD at 59.94 fps and HD at 119.9 fps. Helpful functions include distortion correction during recording and Movie Digital IS. Additionally, video can be recorded during still photo shooting by simply pressing the Movie Shooting button.
4K IPB/ALL-I MP4 H.264
The EOS R camera can record 4K video using IPB or ALL-I compression and save them as MP4 files. This helps provide further flexibility with both file size, image quality and integration with video clips recorded with other cameras.
Built-in Canon Log gamma reduces heavy shadows and blown out highlights, delivering movie images with approximately 12 stops of dynamic range (at ISO 400) for excellent shadow and highlight detail. Ideal for post-production and multi-camera set-ups, Canon Log is an indispensable feature that makes the EOS R camera a serious moviemaking performer.
HDMI Output for 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 Video
The EOS R camera features an HDMI port that's useful for outputting recorded video directly to an external drive. For maximum color and dynamic range when shooting with Canon Log, the EOS R can even output 10-bit movie recordings in ITU-R BT.2020 color.
FOCUS MANUALLY WITH EASE
Focus Peaking and Dual Pixel Focus Guide
For help when using manual focus, Focus Peaking helps establish the focus area quickly and clearly by indicating the area in focus with a colored line. It's usable with the Dual Pixel Focus Guide feature, which displays where the position of focus is relative to the subject and is especially helpful when recording movies.
BUILT-IN OLED ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER
The EOS R camera features a high-precision 0.5-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) EVF with approx. 3.69 million dots and a 23mm eyepoint. Displaying a bright image and extensive shooting information that rotates with the camera, the viewfinder excels in bright conditions where viewing the camera's LCD may prove difficult.
The EOS R camera's electronic viewfinder has been created to provide a bright, sharp and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand. Equipped with an aspherical lens, the EVF shows a crisp and vivid image with minimal aberration or distortion, even when the eye moves off the center of the visual field.
The EOS R camera's EVF has a bright, 23mm-high eyepoint design that creates a generous 30mm space between your nose and the rear of the viewfinder. This makes it easy to compose and view images in the viewfinder with or without glasses. A dioptric adjustment of -4 – +2 means it's simple to change as needed to suit various users.
3.69 Million Dots
The EVF's 0.5-inch OLED based display features approximately 3.69 million dots for an incredibly sharp and detailed image that makes it easy to check focus and view the extensive image data that's displayed.
3.15" Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
The EOS R camera has a flexible 3.15-inch Vari-angle LCD that makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle. Its touchscreen enables setting changes and more with just a tap.
Multi-function Bar with Customizable Functions
The EOS R camera's newly designed multi-function bar provides a high level of functionality and customization options for fast, intuitive shooting. Positioned to sit right under the thumb, the touch bar allows the user to change settings, check manual focus, browse finished photos and more.
An LCD panel on the top of the EOS R camera features a dot-matrix display that gives real-time information on the camera's status, recording mode and more. It can be inverted from black to white to suit viewing preferences or the ambient light source.
AUTOMATIC SETTING CHANGES
Flexible Priority Exposure Mode (Fv Mode)
With the EOS R camera's all-new Flexible-priority AE mode (Fv), you can easily set features such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO to respond automatically or manually for greater convenience and flexibility.
USB Charge Compatible
The EOS R camera is compatible with the USB Power Adapter PD-E1† for in-camera charging via USB. Featuring an industry standard USB-C connector, the USB Power Adapter PD-E1† makes for easy charging without the necessity to remove the battery from the camera.
Especially helpful for wildlife photography, journalism and quiet situations, the EOS R camera has a silent shutter feature that uses an inaudible electronic shutter instead of the camera's focal-plane shutter.
NEW MOBILE RAW WORKFLOW/NETWORK
Canon's Digital Photo Professional Express makes speedy processing of JPEGs and CR3 RAW files on a compatible handheld device a breeze. Working with Canon's Camera Connect app^^^ to create a streamlined wireless workflow, DPP Express lets you adjust settings right on your mobile device, saving files to the cloud, a PC or your camera.
Canon's Camera Connect*** app uses the EOS R camera'sbuilt-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® compatibility to connect a compatible mobile device. This allows a number of functions from easy image transfer to remote shooting, to adding GPS information to your photos and videos and more.
The EOS R camera can capture photos as Compact Raw, or C-RAW (.CR3) files, saving valuable time and storage space with ease. Smaller than RAW files, C-RAW files can be processed in camera, can render an L-sized JPEG, are compatible with the Digital Lens Optimizer and more.
*** Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
Magnesium Alloy Body
Comfortable and solid in the hand, the EOS R camera features a rigid yet lightweight magnesium alloy chassis that enhances body durability while shielding the camera from electromagnetic radiation and heat. It also has a tempered front panel for internal rigidity.
The EOS R camera has a robust, electronically controlled focal-plane shutter that's rated to approx. 200,000 cycles for consistent and reliable use. It shoots as fast as 1/8000 sec. at up to 8 fps, and up to 5 fps with Servo AF.
Shutter Closes if Powered Off without Lens
The EOS R camera has a mechanism to close the shutter when the camera is powered down and adjust settings accordingly to protect the shutter curtain.
Dust and Water-resistant
The EOS R camera is designed for use in a variety of weather conditions. Sealing materials are used in critical areas, while its precise design and construction help to minimize accidental penetration of dust and moisture in the rest of the camera body.
HDR Movie Shooting
The EOS R also records in a format called HDR Movie Shooting. HDR Movie Shooting is an in-camera recording feature - it's a multiple exposure bracketing process available for 29.97p or 25.00p IPB clips creating movies with an expanded dynamic range, while providing extra highlight protection. This process produces edit-ready clips in-camera.
The EOS R includes built-in intervalometer functions to record and compile time-lapse movies. Record time-lapse in either 4K UHD or Full HD using intervals from two seconds up to 99 hours, 59 minutes long with finished durations of up to 3600 frames. Time-lapse movies are assembled in-camera and produce your choice of a finished 3840x2160 or 1920x1080 image sequence.
4K Frame Grabs
The EOS R allows you to pull 4K frame grabs from 4K movies to produce high-quality stills from your footage. Let me get into this a bit further, because I think it's an especially important video feature for still photographers. Acquiring 4K video is giving you an extra still capture option of 30 frames per second by letting you review, shuttle or scroll through the 4K footage -- frame-by-frame if desired -- select the exact pay-off frame of the sequence, and save it as a JPEG still directly to the SD card.
You can extract frame grab stills in-camera while shooting with the clarity of a super fast shutter speed, as well -- up to 1/4000th of a second! The results are amazing! JPEG frame grabs are relatively small files -- approximately 3.2MB (8.3 mega pixels and 3840x2160), and are easy and fast to share right from the camera using the built-in Wi-Fi® browser remote and the Canon Camera Connect App.
For a quick high quality review, you can display your 4K recordings and frame grabs directly from the EOS R to a 4K television over the HDMI, as long as the device settings are compatible.
Movie Digital Image Stabilization
The EOS R includes Movie Digital IS offering 5-Axis Image Stabilization, which along with distortion correction during recording, make for a powerful combination of in-camera image correction tools.
The EOS R is equipped with an algorithm that corrects camera-shake blur in a high-precision manner, practically eliminating gyro-sensor noise created by the lens. The algorithm determines the amount of blur in image data sent from the CMOS sensor and uses this data to adjust the final image. If the attached lens has IS capabilities, the sensor correction process works in combination with the IS information on the lens. The results produce a slightly cropped image to allow for image repositioning.
When a lens (such as the new RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS USM) that supports Combination IS is attached to the camera, the in-camera Movie Digital IS and in-lens optical IS work in tandem via high-speed data transmission, to provide powerful Image Stabilization. This is referred to as Combination IS. When a non-IS lens is used, the camera's 5-axis electronic Image Stabilization feature operates alone, suppressing camera shake to produce stable movie clips.