Canon today announced their EOS R system along with a first full frame mirrorless camera, only two weeks after Nikon announced their entry into the mirrorless market. This means that we now have mirrorless systems from all major camera manufacturers.
Canon EOS R mirrorless camera features a 30MP sensor, along with a new autofocus system, which Canon claims is the world’s faster autofocus. With 5,655 AF points on the sensor paired with their reliable DUAL Pixel AF it truly sounds impressive. Videographers will be happy to hear that the new camera records 4K video and has a fully articulating screen. However, unlike most cameras in its price range, Canon EOS R lacks in-body image stabilization.
Canon EOS R Specs and Features
- 30.3MP full frame CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 8 image processor
- 8 fps burst shooting
- 4K video recording at up to 30fps
- 1080p video recording at up to 60fp
- Dual Pixel AF with 5655 AF points
- 3.69m-dot EVF
- 3.15″ 2.1m-dot fully articulating touchscreen display
- Expanded ISO 50-102400
- One UHS-II SD card slot
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Canon has today also launched four new lenses that are compatible with the new EOS R system – the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, and RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM. Canon’s new camera is also compatible with all available EF and EF-S lenses, and the adapters will through the use of mount adapters.
Canon EOS R will start shipping in October with the retail price of $2,299 for the body alone and $3,399 with the new RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens. The RF 50mm f/1.2L USM ($2,299) will start shipping in October as well. The RF 28-70mm f/2L USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM are going to be available in December and will retail for $2,999 and $499 respectively.