Canon has officially unveiled the EOS R, which is its first ever full-fame mirrorless camera. The announcement was made at an event held in Tokyo, Japan.
The camera has a new RF mount, which means we also have a new series of lenses that were also announced.
The EOS R will be available in October for an estimated price of $2,299 (roughy Rs 1,57,700) for just the body, which undercuts the Nikon Z6 and puts it more in line with the Sony A7 III.
Canon will also be offering a bundle for $3,399 (roughy Rs 2,33,300) which comes with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM kit lens.
The new EOS R boasts of a 30.3-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor with Canon’s famed DualPixel autofocus (AF) technology and its DIGIC 8 image processor. The ISO range is quite good too, ranging from 100-40,000, with 8fps continuous shooting and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000sec.
The camera also supports 4K video recording up to 30fps, 1080p recording up to 60fps, and HD recording up to 120fps. Advanced shooting modes like Canon Log, 4:2:0 8-bit recoding and 4:2:2 10-bit video output over HDMI are also supported.
The camera also has a silent shooting mode but only for single frame shooting.
One of the major highlights of the EOS R is the massive 5,655 selectable autofocus points, compared to 493 AF points on Nikon’s top-end Z7 and the 693 AF points on the Sony’s flagship A9 full-frame mirrorless cameras.
This should give the EOS R a big advantage when it comes to tracking fast moving subjects. You get a EVF with a 3.69 million dot resolution as well as a 3.2-inch fully articulating touch display with a resolution of 2.1 million dots.
The camera has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, a single UHS-II SD card slot, and a dust and weather resistant body that weighs around 580g. The EOS R will be compatible with all of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses through the respective adapters.
Canon also launched four lenses at the event, which include the RF 24-105mm F4L IS, RF 50mm F1.2L, RF 28-70mm F2L, and the RF 35mm F1.8 IS Macro. The company also announced a new app called Digital Photo Professional Express for the Apple iPad, which will let users edit CR3 RAW files on their tablet.