Fo­cal points

The EOS R isn’t short of fea­tures. Here we look at a few more things we haven’t yet touched upon

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Bat­tery grip

The bat­tery life of the EOS R is rated at ap­prox­i­mately 370 shots on a sin­gle charge. To ex­tend this to over 700 shots you’ll need the Canon BG-E22 bat­tery grip (£329), which has space for two LP-E6/LP-E6N bat­ter­ies. It also sup­ports a USB Type-C in­ter­face to charge the bat­ter­ies in the grip with­out re­mov­ing them. Dual Pixel Raw Used with Canon Dig­i­tal Photo Pro­fes­sional (DPP) soft­ware, this al­lows users to fine-tune sharp­ness af­ter the point of cap­ture or tweak the bokeh for a pleas­ing re­sult. Canon Log Canon Log en­ables the EOS R to pro­duce sim­i­lar movie footage to that shot by Cinema EOS cam­eras like the EOS C300 Mark II. The pur­pose of this tone curve is to pro­duce video footage with ex­tra-wide dy­namic range and gen­er­ous ex­po­sure lat­i­tude for easy colour grad­ing in post. Bat­tery com­pat­i­bil­ity The EOS R can be used with both LP-E6 and LP-E6N Li-ion bat­ter­ies. Users should note that only the newer LP-E6N bat­ter­ies can be charged in cam­era via USB Type-C. A charg­ing icon shows on the top-plate LCD. Fv mode This new Flex­i­ble-pri­or­ity AE mode is sim­i­lar to Pro­gram AE mode. The dif­fer­ence is it al­lows you to take con­trol of ISO, shut­ter speed, aper­ture and ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion when re­quired. The rear dial is used to tog­gle be­tween these vari­ables and the top dial ad­justs the par­tic­u­lar set­ting. Set­tings that are un­der­lined in­di­cate they’re con­trolled au­to­mat­i­cally by the cam­era.

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