Meet the New Full-Frame Mirrorless Canon EOS R


As we promised yesterday, Canon officially unveiled the all new full-frame mirrorless EOS R at a press event in Japan.

Calling the camera “an uncompromising balance of optical, mechanical and electronic engineering excellence enabling innovative full-frame lens designs, faster autofocus and high-speed communication between the camera and lens,” Canon has literally thrown down the gauntlet with its new EOS R.

Image via Canon.

Coming right on the heels of Nikon’s groundbreaking introduction of the new Z, the Canon EOS R also comes with the new RF lens mount which, similar to the EF mount, has a 54mm inner diameter but with a smaller flange focal distance as well as 12 electrical contacts.

While Canon is developing the RF lens family specifically for the full-frame mirrorless EOS R camera, other lenses can be used through a mount called the EF-EOS R mount adapter. This adapter expands the cameras compatibility to the EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses according to PetaPixel. There will also be a Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter for filters and a customizable control ring.

The EOS R sports a 30.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-40000 (expandable to 50-102400), and a DIGIC 8 image processor at 8fps continuous shooting speed (for bursts of up to 100 max-quality JPEGs, 47 RAW, or 78 C-RAW).

Pricing starts at a reported $USD 2,299 for the camera with a 24-105mm lens bundle coming at $USD 3,399 and should hit store shelves next month, October 2018.

The RF lenses, the RF 50mm f/1.2L, RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS, and RF 28-70mm f/2L, will cost $USD 2,299, $USD 499, $USD 1,099, and $USD 2,999.

Here are the official specs from Canon:

30.3 Megapixels
Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor
8fps continuous shooting
100-40000 ISO
4K and 10-bit movies
Silent shutter
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
-6 EV low light AF
USB 3.1

4K Video
Output 4K video footage in 10-bit via HDMI to an external recorder for exceptional quality

Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Film using Dual Pixel CMOS AF for exceptionally smooth and precise focus transitions

Canon Log
Record 4K movies in Canon Log for 12-stops of dynamic range at ISO 400

You can watch a video from Canon all about the new EOS R system by clicking here.

You can also watch a video about the new EOS R on YouTube by clicking here.

Image via Canon.
Image via Canon.
Image via Canon.

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