Canon EOS R: Full Frame Mirrorless With Great Lenses, But No IBIS

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It’s pandemonium within the camera business proper now. Lengthy-time dominant producers Nikon and Canon have given up important floor within the business to burgeoning mirrorless gamers like Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus. Regardless of developments on the mirrorless front, solely Sony has really held on to pole place all these years.

That was till the announcement of Nikon’s Z collection of full-frame mirrorless cameras days in the past, the place the legacy model unveiled two full-fledged full-frame medium format gadgets. Simply hours in the past, it was Canon’s flip, with the USD 2,299 EOS R: a 30.3-megapixel full-frame camera with features centred on videography.

With the new EOS R, Canon has additionally introduced the new Canon RF lens mount, that particularly addresses the new flange distance on its new mirrorless line, together with different design features. Some speculators had anticipated a revolutionary mechanism for a variable flange distance to permit for normal EF-mount Canon lenses to be utilised on the new mirrorless our bodies.

The announcement of this lens mount was accompanied with the disclosing of 4 new lenses. The primary is the essential equipment lens: the 24-105mm f/4 IS USM, which ought to honest effectively for stills, and for video purposes.

The 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro brings the favored and helpful 35mm f1.8 prime focal size instantly to the early adopters, and in addition throws in macro capabilities for added utility.

Knocking it proper out of the park are the subsequent two lenses. The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 USM takes the favored center zoom vary, coupling it with a sooner aperture. This would possibly mark the primary manufacturing 24-70mm zoom with an f/2 lens; the very broad f/2 aperture makes the case for zooms which have the identical light-gathering functionality as primes.

The Canon EOR R with battery grip connected. Picture: Canon

The opposite is a normal 50mm lens with a whopping f/1.2 aperture. Whereas Canon’s DSLR lineup boasts a 50mm f/1.2 EF lens, its fledgeling mirrorless lineup is ready to take pleasure in an extremely quick 50mm prime proper from the get-go, one thing Nikon adopters won't be able to expertise with the upcoming f/0.95 prime.

Canon’s new lineup of RF-mount lenses additionally feature an additional ring on prime of the zoom and focus rings, permitting parameters like shutter pace and aperture to be managed from the lenses.

Whereas the new mount necessitates the usage of adapters, Canon has ensured that these mounts are absolutely the best. All features on present EF-mount and EF-S mount (appropriate however with a crop issue) like image stabilisation, autofocus and metering shall be totally appropriate with the new our bodies. Further features like built-in ND filters and the aforementioned further management rings can be discovered on these adapters.

As a substitute of the two-camera answer proffered by Nikon in response to Sony’s A7 collection of cameras, Canon solely affords a single version of the EOS RF, which is out there in a single decision of 30.3 megapixels. This, apparently, is comparable in building to the 30.4-megapixel sensor discovered on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

The controls of the Canon EOS R. The new touch-sensitive bar may be seen to the proper of the viewfinder. Picture: Canon

This sensor offers an ISO vary of 100-40,000, expandable from 50-102,000. It additionally has a most steady capturing pace of 8fps, although it drops to 5fps with AF enabled.

Most predict Canon’s revolutionary Twin Pixel autofocus system to offer it a preventing edge towards Sony’s entrenched gadgets, and Nikon’s lacklustre autofocus efficiency with the Z collection up to now.

Most painfully, particularly within the face of the competitors from the Sony A7 and the Nikon Z line of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the shortage of in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) on board the Canon EOS R camera. Stabilisation continues to be accessible with IS lenses from its EF, EF-S and RF traces of optics.

The camera itself brings collectively a number of the best features seen within the business to boost performance. The 3.69 million dot OLED EVF sports activities 100% protection with a 0.76x magnification. A multifunction touch bar offers photographers the flexibility to decide on the features that may be adjusted with a single touch.

The 2.1 million dot LCD display may be rotated to face the front, an awesome feature of curiosity to vloggers and content material creators. This feature is notably absent from its closest full-frame opponents from Nikon and Sony.

The EOS R is a full-fledged camera physique with a sturdy magnesium alloy building. On the highest panel, a liquid crystal display shows key photometric knowledge, very similar to that on the Fujifilm X-H1 and Nikon Z-series cameras.

The Canon EOS R with liquid crystal display on the highest plate. Picture: Canon

Like Nikon, there’s solely a single card slot, however it's for the commonly-used SD card format.

By way of video, there 4K, although it tops out at 30fps. There's additionally a painful 1.7x crop issue, that means that the attitude of your alternative of lens shall be a lot completely different. 1080p footage tops out at 60fps, which implies some limitation in the case of slow-motion pictures.

Fortunately, it does assist 4:2:2 10-bit video output through HDMI output. Audio isn't any subject with dual 3.5mm jacks for each microphone and headphones for monitoring.

The Canon EOS R shall be accessible from October 2018 onwards at an RRP of USD 2,299 (SGD 3,165). Paired with the RF 24-105 f/4 L IS lens, it prices USD 3,399 (SGD 4,680). The RF 50mm f/1.2 L will value USD 2,299 (SGD 3,165). Estimated to reach by December 2018, the RF 28-70mm f/2 L lens will retail at USD 2,999 (SGD 4,129).

The 24-105 f/4 L IS USM lens alone will value USD 1,099 and can hit the cabinets in December.

Native costs and availability in Singapore has but to be introduced. Costs in SGD are based mostly on trade charges on the time of publishing.



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