Canon EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

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EOS R - Canon's mirrorless Evolution

The initial phase in Canon's mirrorless development, the EOS R combines a re-engineered lens mount and refreshed full-frame image sensor for an interesting and advanced multimedia camera system. Centered around the new RF lens mount, the EOS R is ready to be the methods to benefit as much as possible from this new lens system and optical advancements.

 

EOS R - Canon's mirrorless Evolution

Concentrating on the camera itself, the EOS R includes a high-resolution 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor alongside a DIGIC 8 image processor. The mix of these advances offers a broad sensitivity range up a native ISO 40000, quick continuous shooting to 8 frames per second, and UHD 4K30 video recording. Notwithstanding imaging, the sensor additionally features an advanced Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system, which utilizes 5655 selectable points for rapidly and precisely gaining focus. This focusing system is additionally sensitive down to EV - 6 for working in astonishingly dim situations. The autofocus system is additionally consummately coordinated to the UHD 4K video recording abilities, which are likewise balanced by Movie Digital IS to limit camera shake, built-in Canon Log gamma for a more prominent powerful range, and 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 yield over HDMI for considerably more prominent control of colors.

Past the performance characteristics, this camera has been engineered from the ground up and highlights a high-resolution 3.69m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for clear and splendid eye-level viewing. On the other hand, a rear 3.15" 2.1m-dot LCD touchscreen is additionally highlighted, and has a swivel configuration to suit working from high and low angles. Additionally taking into account the tactile desires is a Multi-Function bar, which is adaptable for instinctively modifying shooting settings. What's more, as a camera created to withstand the most grueling situations, the magnesium alloy body is sealed against dust and moisture.

Canon RF Lens Mount

Starting with a new lens mount, the EOS R is the initial camera to to kick off Canon's line of RF-mount lenses. This mount is defined by its wide 54mm diameter and short 20mm flange back distance, which elevates the capacity to create lenses that are both quicker and smaller than their SLR counterparts. The mount additionally features a 12-pin electronic contact system for more refined AF and image stabilization capacities. This mount configuration additionally lends itself to full compatibility with existing EF and EF-S-mount lenses by means of an available EF-EOS R Mount Adapter.

30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor

A large 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor is featured and serves as an ideal balance between high-resolution output, low-light performance, and high-speed capabilities. When paired with the DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS R affords a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-40000, which can be expanded to ISO 50-102400 for working in a variety of lighting conditions. Quick continuous shooting to 8 fps is also supported for photographing moving subjects.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of 5655 phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery. Additionally, the focus system is sensitive down to EV -6 for working in truly low-light conditions with accurate AF capabilities.

UHD 4K Video Recording and Canon Log Gamma

Designed for multimedia image-maker, the EOS R supports UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution recording at up to 30 fps at 480 Mb/s, along with Full HD 1080p shooting at 60 fps and HD 720p at 120 fps for slow motion playback. When recording in-camera, 4K video has 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth, a 4:2:2 10-bit clean output in ITU-R CT.2020 is possible when using an external recorder.

Integrated Canon Log also allows users to capture flat images with an improved dynamic range of 800%, or 12 stops. This function makes it easier to match cameras in post-production as well as provides the most latitude and potential for color grading. For monitoring, a View Assist function is available, which emulates a graded look for more accurate viewing on the camera's LCD.

Audio can be recorded using the on-board stereo microphone or an optional external mic can also be used via the 3.5mm mic jack.

Dual Pixel RAW

First introduced with the EOS 5D Mark IV, Dual Pixel RAW allows photographers to record all the information the sensor's unique pixel architecture can deliver, providing a way for fine adjustments to be made after the image is taken. These adjustments include focus fine tuning that can help you ever-so-slightly adjust the focus point to bring out extra details, shift bokeh around for improved composition, and reduce the impact of ghosting on your photos. This requires the use of Canon's Digital Photo Professional software.

Body Design

  • Integrated 3.69m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder has 0.71x magnification and affords a bright and clear means for eye-level viewing.
  • Rear 3.15" 2.1m-dot LCD features a swivel design for easier use when working from high, low, and front-facing angles. It is also a touchscreen for intuitive control over shooting, playback, and menu navigation controls.
  • Customizable Multi-Function Bar is located near the viewfinder on the rear of the camera, and can be set to control four functions using right, left, slide, and press movements. It can be used to adjust ISO or white balance, to check focus/display focus info or AF modes, change to movie shooting modes, use flexible-priority AE, or be customized for other functions.
  • Top panel incorporates a dot-matrix LCD, which provides quick access to important camera settings.
  • One SD memory card slot featured, and supports the UHS-II protocol for faster read and write speeds to better support 4K video recording and fast continuous shooting.
  • Magnesium alloy body design is lightweight, durable, and features dust- and water-resistant seals for use in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity enable wireless sharing, control, and image transfer with a compatible smart device via the Canon Camera Connect app, which also supports geotagging your files using your mobile device's location data.
  • Included LP-E6N rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 430 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported via the PD-E1 USB Power Adapter. This camera is also compatible with the LP-E6 battery, however is not supported for in-camera charging.

Other Camera Features

  • Digital Lens Optimizer helps to minimize the appearance of various optical aberrations in-camera, including diffraction, for cleaner image quality.
  • Multi shot noise reduction technology records four sequential exposures and then combines them in-camera to produce an image with smoother tones and lower noise to suit long exposure images.
  • Images can be saved as Compact Raw (C-RAW / .CR3) files, which offer smaller file sizes for faster post-processing.
  • Language Support: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Ukraine, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, and Japanese.

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Specifications
Price
MSRP $2299 (body only), $3399 (w/24-105 F4L lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 6720 x 4480
Other resolutions 4176 x 2784 (1.6x crop)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 30 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 32 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Image
ISO Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 5655
Lens mount Canon RF
Focal length multiplier 1
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2,100,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76
Viewfinder resolution 3,690,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive 8.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 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
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD card (UHS-II supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes (with LP-E6N only)
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 370
Weight (inc. batteries) 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)
Dimensions 136 x 98 x 84 mm (5.35 x 3.86 x 3.31)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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