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Canon joins the full-frame mir­ror­less club with its R sys­tem.

Canon has just an­nounced its long awaited first full-frame mir­ror­less sys­tem, the EOS R. Un­like Sony, and now Nikon, Canon has opted to set­tle for a sin­gle model. It boasts a new 54mm lens di­am­e­ter and 20mm flange dis­tance, as well as a 30.3MP sen­sor. There’s also Dual Pixel AF, which sports an in­sane 5655 phasede­tec­tion AF po­si­tions. This new fo­cus­ing sys­tem al­lows you to cover 88% of the frame ver­ti­cally, or a stag­ger­ing 100% of the frame hor­i­zon­tally. It even promises to be able to fo­cus down to -6EV, which means near-can­dle­light.

The Digic 8 pro­ces­sor, which was rolled out with the Canon M50, al­lows con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing up to 8fps, 47 RAWs or 78 C-RAW im­ages. This speed drops to 5fps when shoot­ing with con­tin­u­ous fo­cus modes.

In terms of de­sign, the body is typ­i­cally Canon, with a pleas­ing grip. It fea­tures a 3.15in, 2010k-dot, 180° tilt­ing screen, and a large 0.5in 3.69m-dot EVF. There’s also a new Multi-func­tion ca­pac­i­tive touch­bar. This can be cus­tomised to ad­just set­tings such as ISO or AF fo­cus op­tions. Along­side the body, Canon has also an­nounced a slew of new RF-mount lenses. At launch, you’ll be able to buy a bun­dle fea­tur­ing the 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. You can also pur­chase the £3049 RF 28-70mm f/2L, the £2349 RF 50mm f/1.2L USM and the £519 RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM, as well as three unique adapters to use your EF or EF-S lenses. You can or­der the EOS R (from £2349), 24-105mm and 50mm from 9 Oc­to­ber, with the 28-70mm and the 35mm f/1.8 avail­able from De­cem­ber.

Above Canon has an­nounced its long awaited full-frame mir­ror­less, the Canon EOS R. It has also show­cased four new lenses, and three EF and EF-S lens adapters.

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