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. canon.co.uk
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.