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Canon EOS R Mirrorless FF Camera with 4K video
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    • 30.3mp Full Frame CMOS sensor with low pass filter
    • Dual pixel AF with 100% vertical x 88% horizontal AF coverage, 5,655 AF points
    • Face+Tracking AF
    • EV -6 low brightness autofocus
    • 4K video H,264 video in MOV container, I and IPB modes
    • NOTE - 1.75x crop in 4K
    • Same poor selection of bitrates like 480Mbps (for I) and 120Mbit for IBP and such
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 480 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 480 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 480 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 180 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
      • 1280 x 720 @ 120p / 160 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
    • Lacks even 1080p60 in 1.6x crop mode
    • First camera stating officially big audio drift in video files
    • HDR video mode at FullHD and below
    • Magnified focus assist not possible during video shooting
    • OLED EVF 3.67Mdots 0.71x, 23mm viewpoint
    • Articulating 3,15" Touchscreen LCD, 2.10 millions dots
    • Wi-Fi (only 2.4Ghz and old N standard only!!!) and Bluetooth 4.1
    • Dustproof and Waterproof
    • Magnesium body
    • Battery: LP-E6N
    • Battery grip: BG-E22
    • Image formats - JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon original), C-RAW
    • 34 images buffer only (for normal SD cards)
    • 1/8000 to 30 sec. shutter
    • Continuous shooting - 8fps without AF, 5fps with louse AF, 3fps with good AF
    • USB 3,0 (aka USB 3.1 gen1) port
    • Mini HDMI for video out (one more adapter!)
    • LP-E6N or LP-E6 batteries
    • Around 350 shots on one charge with EVF
    • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm
    • 580 g (without battery), 660 g with card and battery
    • R mount - 54 mm, flange back 20 mm, 12 pin connector
    • $2299 for body or $3399 for 24-105mm F4 kit
    • EU/UK - Body+adapter – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99, Body+adapter+24-105mm F4 L – £3,269.99/ €3,819.99



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  • 155 Replies sorted by
  • 30.3MP Full Frame CMOS sensor... if true, another spreadsheet camera!!! HAHAHA...

    Canon would be trolling their first gen customers, as you know in next 1.5-2 years they'll somehow manage to release a 33MP or 36MP sensor capable of 8K video, just they want nobody "Magic Lanterning" their FF mirrorless cam in 2019 and hurting their upcoming 8K video lineup and next product release cycle on spreadsheet...

    very entertaining, their's absolutely NO reason to have a 30.3MP sensor other than to gimp the video, me thinks

  • @NickBen

    Well, it is one issue with 8K video besides sensor - horrible situation with capitalist idiots fighting for patents and fees on HEVC. Hence no one makes HEVC cameras. And it become widespread you really need efficient compression for 8K.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev don't worry, GIGARAYS logic will save us, we are almost at the point of Nvidia RTX marketing reality distortion: need extra needed pixels, our AI hardware and software will make them up in realtime!

    speaking of encoding

  • More details

    • 30p 4K only due to very outdated LSI and issues with dual pixel sensor
    • All-I recording mode. LOG
    • 10-bit only via HDMI
    • Idea to push for 10-bit BT.2020 color coding, idea is really horrible (same as make it 8bit in Rec 709 reality)
    • Focus Guide
    • Could use touch bar for fast adjustments, including focus
    • Ring on the lens will be same as Nikon (Samsung invented such) so you could assign it to things.
  • From a ergonomic perspective it sounds excellent and far better than my Sony. Its a shame 4K likely to be crippled.


    full specs sheet, no ibis, no 4k60, or high speed shooting

  • Still famous 30 minute limit.

  • I had low expectation for FF and 4K 60 but would have been nice. At this point I think Panasonic is the first FF that will have 4K 60. Fuji is interesting ASPC but I fear there 4K 60 will have gotchas to lower it's desirability.

  • @Scot

    First is Sony A7S III. As Panasonic will be just wild dreams announcement (even if they show some body), Kind a GH6 story.

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    Panasonic will fit fine in this line with 53-56mm opening. As this time they all want to make hole larger. And it is users goal to find proper dick for their head hole.

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  • I think the specs need an update cause some of them are incorrect:

  • PR

    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the next revolution in the company's long history of innovative and award-winning camera systems, the EOS R system featuring the newly designed RF mount. Recognizing the need to advance optical design, the Company sought to create a versatile and powerful new system that supports all current EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses, and also provides the optical advancements and engineering flexibility to build upon for years to come.

    When Canon set forth to develop a new interchangeable lens camera system, they focused on three core optical principles: high-image quality, high-specification performance, and compact design. Recognizing that optics is the foundation for any camera system, the RF mount was conceived to open new doors in optical design. Canon's new RF mount features the same size diameter as the EF mount (54mm) and shorter back focus distance. This allows for lenses to sit closer to the sensor (the focal plane) and allowed Canon optical engineers to reimagine lens design utilizing larger rear lens elements to produce an image on the full-frame sensor. This new optical formula has paved the way for higher performing lenses. In addition, the Canon RF mount features a high-speed 12-pin communication system that provides faster and more in-depth communication between the camera and lens over existing Canon mount systems.

    The EOS R system is designed for full, uninhibited compatibility with all existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses through the use of mount adapters. In addition, through the use of the optional Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter or Control Ring Mount Adapter these lenses, in fact, gain functionality.

    "There has never been a time in history in which visual expression has been so prolific. Imaging, both still and video, are the communication mediums of today's society. Much in the same way we learned to type in the past, today's youth are skilled in shooting, editing, and visual storytelling in ways that only the masters of each craft were decades ago," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Knowing this, we needed to step back and design a system that delivers all the creative expression and functionality today's youth crave, now and in the years to come."

    The First in a New System: The EOS R

    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.

    "The EOS R system is not just a new camera or a new lens mount, it is a new design that will allow us to produce visual tools that were previously impossible, and allow our customers to tell their stories with greater depth, richness of color, and creative flexibility, in optically stunning ways." states Kazuto Ogawa

    Thoughts From the First Users

    "I think every camera system has its place and it's all about having the right tool for the job," reported acclaimed outdoor photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Jimmy Chin. "The new EOS R system for me in particular is very useful for the kind of shooting that I do in the mountains, where I need to worry about the size and weight. Having the option to use the new RF lenses or the EF lenses is really great."

    "I was instantly impressed with how quickly the EOS R was able to focus," remarked celebrated fashion photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler. "Whether my subject was moving or I was shooting in near-complete darkness, I had no problem getting tack-sharp focus in every shot. It was a relief to know my gear wasn't going to hold me back from executing my vision, but instead it would really help me to execute this vision."

    "For us, it's all about getting the shot no one else can get, and a lot of this has to do with the camera," says Devin Graham, director and filmmaker behind YouTube's DevinSuperTramp. "The new EOS R will become one of our main cameras. It has a very small footprint, yet is able to create amazing images. As for the lenses, the new RF 28-70mm F2 has just become one of my all-time favorites. I'll be bringing it on every project."

    Conveniently placed just to the right of the EVF, Canon has introduced a new Multi-Function Bar that will allows users to more easily access their customizable settings, such as AF, ISO and White Balance. Users will have the option to either slide or tap the bar to gain access to the settings and adjust on-the-go as they deem necessary depending on each particular shooting situation.

    Answering the demand for enhanced mobile editing of RAW image files, Canon is also announcing a new application, Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express). In combination with an updated Canon Camera Connect App, DPP Express enables users to send, view, edit and process CR3 RAW files on their iPad. A free download of the app will be available October 2018.

    Additional noteworthy features of the EOS R Camera include:

    • 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

    Availability and Pricing

    The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in October 2018 for an estimated retail price of $2299* for the body only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the new RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $3399*.

  • UK prices

    • EOS R body and mount adapter - £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
    • EOS R body, mount adapter and RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens - £3,269.99/ €3,819.99
    • RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens - £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
    • RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens - £1,119.99/ €1,319.99
    • Mount adapter EF-EOS R - £99.99/ €119.99
    • Control mount ring adapter EF-EOS R - £199.99/ €239.99
    • RF 28-70mm f/2L USM lens - £3,049.99/ €3,549.99
    • RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM lens - £519.99/ €599.99
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  • Surprise surprise, the Nikon Z6 is still a better and cheaper camera for us filmmakers than the newly announced Canon EOS R!

    Sure, it gained 10bit output and log (just like the Nikon Z6), but it basically is still a Canon 5Dmk4 (which means an awful crop, so why bother buying a FF camera in the first place? And no IBIS!).

  • Nikon (and Panasonic + Sony) need to respond to these two features which will be popular with videographers/filmmakers/vloggers:

    Flip out screen for selfie mode.

    Variable ND adapter from the camera manufacturer itself.

  • So it's basically a 5D Mark IV, but with a better video codec and split screen, but you can't use your existing EF lenses without an adapter? Whimper from the dying beast...

  • Definitely a let down about 4K crop factor. The Fuji is looking better to me see if they have any gotchas tomorrow I guess.

  • @Scot

    None of current generation mirrorless cameras are made for video shooter.

    Actually none is made for shooters at all - they are made for lawyers, doctors and such. Doing shots on vacation and their backyard.

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