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The EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system.
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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera Overview
Meet Canon's new addition to the EOS System, the EOS R camera. The foundation of this system is an entirely new lens mount, designed for optical excellence today and incredible optical potential for the future.
Get ready to capture a variety of subjects in many different environments. Versatility is key with the EOS R; a 30.3 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor deliver stellar low-light performance, even in dark situations. Focus can be attained with incredible speed and accuracy thanks to Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and a maximum of 5,655 manually selectable AF points. This system also captures smooth 4K video that’s easy to share and can be enhanced in post-production thanks to the included Canon Log. The built-in, high-precision EVF and a Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD make it easy to adapt to different shooting situations. In daylight or in the dark, in the studio or on the street, the EOS R’s lightweight, intuitive and durable design means strong performance and gorgeous results.
Whether capturing landscapes or wildlife, wedding portraits or dance performances, the EOS R is an advanced and impressive imaging tool that’s primed to deliver the stunning photos and videos that photographers, moviemakers and any visual storytellers need to make their stories fly. Witness a new beginning with the EOS R and be the revolution.
Whether you’re purchasing your first EOS camera or your fifth, the EOS R camera is designed to integrate smoothly into existing EOS systems. Engineered to work seamlessly with RF lenses, it maintains complete compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses by using one of three optional Mount Adapters. When using EF-S lenses, the EOS R even crops automatically to reflect the APS-C sized sensor the lenses are designed for. ( Optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is required when using EF/EF-S lenses with an EOS R camera.)
The RF mount on the EOS R camera has a large, 54mm internal diameter that enables impressive handling and provides increased flexibility for lens design. And thanks to the camera’s mirrorless design, the lens’s rear element can be much closer to the image plane. This reduced back focus distance, combined with the RF mount’s 54mm diameter, helps facilitate lenses of stellar optical quality and stunning performance while enabling innovative compact camera and lens designs.
All RF lenses feature a 20mm flange focal distance, which is the distance from the lens mount to the surface of the image sensor. This flange focal distance balances the benefits of short back focus with the engineering requirements necessary for mount stability. Accordingly, the RF mount’s flange focal distance ensures excellent optical performance while maintaining the mount rigidity and camera durability necessary for real-world operation.
With a robust 12 pin connection between the camera and the lens, the EOS R camera and RF lenses are able to communicate at a higher speed, transmitting a larger amount of data and information for incredibly fast AF, plus enhanced image stabilization and optimization.
Mount adapters, such as the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, deliver seamless connections between the EOS R camera and EF and EF-S lenses with all functions intact. Offering L series level weather and dust sealing, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is even compatible with EF extenders like the Extender EF 1.4x III to extend your camera’s optical reach. With an entire arsenal of EF and EF-S lenses at your disposal, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R and other mount adapters ensure endless creative possibilities for the EOS R camera. Beyond enabling use of EF and EF-S lenses on the EOS R camera, the Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R and the Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R add functions that open up a number of new possibilities for creative image capture. The Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R adds a control ring like those found on RF lenses, providing the same level of control to your EF and EF-S lenses and supporting the same setting configuration regardless of lens. The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R enables compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses and includes drop-in filter capability for use with circular polarizing filters or variable ND filters. This enhancement enables compatibility with numerous lenses regardless of their front diameter, and makes filter use possible with lenses like the ultra-wide EF 11–24mm f/4L USM lens or the tilt-shift TS-E 17mm f/4L lens which cannot accept a filter on the front.
The EOS R camera features a Canon-developed and produced 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with approx. 30.3 effective megapixels. It employs the DIGIC 8 Image Processor to enhance the speed of operations across the board. This means fast, efficient performance and phenomenal image quality for big prints, impressive 4K video and more.
The EOS R camera has a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100–40000 for stills and 100–25600 for video (100–12800 for 4K video shooting). Combined with the EOS R camera’s remarkable low-light AF performance, still and video shooting is possible even in dark situations in a variety of places and occasions.
The EOS R camera has an in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer that works with RF lenses (and EF/EF-S lenses with a Mount Adapter) to provide a substantial improvement in image quality. The Digital Lens Optimizer limits deterioration in image quality caused by low-pass filters or wide-aperture lens designs. It is particularly effective at correcting peripheral aberration, providing a high amount of detail for beautifully natural results. It’s usable both during shooting and when developing RAW data, and does not affect continuous shooting speeds. Data from compatible EF and EF-S lenses is built into the camera, and data information from RF lenses is transferred near instantly through the EOS R’s 12 pin communication system.
The EOS R camera’s highly responsive Dual Pixel CMOS AF system features an incredible 5,655 manually selectable AF points and can deliver sharp focus within 0.05 seconds. This means fast action can be captured and focus can be maintained with speed, accuracy and ease. Whether taking candid photos in the park or making movies in an event space, the EOS R’s fast AF helps ensure speedy, accurate and consistent AF. (Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.) (Based on the results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines. Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lens in use. Relies on internal measurement method.) Test conditions: • Brightness at time of distance measurement: EV12 (regular temperature, ISO 100) • Shooting mode: M • Lens in use: RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM, with a focal distance of 24mm • Live-view mode: On (with manual shutter button operation) • AF mode: Live single-point AF (central) • AF operation: One-shot AF
The EOS R camera features an expansive focus area of approx. 88% horizontal and 100% vertical not only with RF lenses, but also when working with select EF lenses. With older EF lenses, or with Extender types I and II, the EOS R focuses approx. 80% horizontally and 80% vertically. This means fast and impressive focusing even if your subject is way off center. ( When shooting still photos. Actual coverage varies depending on the lens in use.)
The EOS R camera features a sophisticated AF system with a maximum of 5,655 manually selectable AF points, which covers almost the entire image sensing area. The EOS R can also be configured to focus on specific areas, using an extended range of selectable modes that include 1-point AF, Expand AF Area, Zone AF and Large Zone AF in addition to the conventional Face+Tracking AF. ( Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.)
Amazing for nighttime photography or in very low light, the EOS R camera’s brilliant AF can operate in light as dim as a light rating of EV -6 where other AF systems may fail or search. Phenomenal AF is achieved even when using lenses with high F numbers. This ultra-sensitive AF works in concert with the EOS R’s EVF to clearly capture subjects even when there’s limited light. ( When using RF 50mm F1.2 L USM, with central AF point.)
The EOS R camera’s brilliant AF system doesn’t just work with bright lenses. With the EOS R, autofocus will operate over nearly the entire image area even when used with compatible f/8 and f/11 lenses. For example, users can take ultra-telescopic 800mm shots using a compact EF 100–400mm f/4–5.6 IS II lens together with an EF 2x III extender, and AF will function properly over the entire field. When used with a III-type extender, the effective AF range is limited to an area roughly 88% x 100% of the total image frame, or 80% x 80% if combined with a I/II type extender.
The EOS R camera’s Face+Tracking mode helps enhance reliability for tracking moving subjects. When the camera detects a human face, it uses the subject’s eye as the AF point, choosing the eye closest to the camera by default. Photographers can also select which eye to focus on by touching the screen or using the camera’s AF point selection button and cross keys.
Touch and Drag AF makes it fast and easy to select a focus point without taking your eye away from the viewfinder. Using the Touchscreen LCD, it’s as simple as pointing to the desired area of focus. The chosen AF point is then displayed in the camera’s EVF for quick confirmation.
Among the EOS R camera’s manual focus aids, Focus Peaking helps establish the focus area quickly and clearly. With manual focus peaking, the outline of the area in focus is indicated by a coloured line. Focus Peaking is usable in conjunction with the EOS R’s Focus Guide feature, and can be customized with peaking colour and detection level specifications that fit the project at hand.
For help when using manual focus while recording videos and shooting still images, the EOS R camera’s Dual Pixel Focus Guide not only indicates when subjects are in focus, but also displays where the position of focus is relative to the subject. This function can be combined with Zone AF or Face Detection AF as well.
Whether shooting videos to share with friends online or serving as a secondary camera on a large production, the EOS R camera offers advanced recording features such as 4K at 29.97 fps, Full HD at 59.94 fps and HD at 119.9 fps. Helpful functions include distortion correction during recording and Movie Digital IS. Additionally, video can be recorded during still photo shooting by simply pressing the Movie Shooting button.
Canon Log is included in the EOS movie gamma selections. This feature reduces heavy shadows and blown out highlights, delivering movie images with approximately 12 stops of dynamic range (at ISO 400) for excellent shadow and highlight detail. Especially useful for moviemakers and videographers planning on using video clips in post-production and integrating EOS R footage with clips from other cameras, Canon Log is an indispensable tool that helps make the EOS R a serious movie camera.
For advanced video capture and for generating video that can be incorporated with footage shot on other cameras in post-production, the EOS R camera has an HDMI port that can output 4K video directly to an external drive. The camera can also output 10-bit movie footage in ITU-R BT.2020 colour when Canon Log setting is activated.
To help confirm the clarity and levels of sound being recorded, the EOS R camera is equipped with a 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack for use of compatible headphones when recording video. It has a maximum output level of -14dBV, helping deliver audible and high-quality audio to wired headphones.
For use with an external microphone, the EOS R camera has a 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack in addition to its built-in stereo microphone. Particularly useful in situations with specific sound recording needs, the EOS R’s compatibility with external microphones helps ensure that sound recordings complement the quality of the captured footage.
The EOS R camera can record 4K video using IPB or ALL-I compression and save them as MP4 files. This helps provide further flexibility with both file size, image quality and integration with video clips recorded with other cameras.
The EOS R camera features a high-precision 0.5-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) EVF with approx. 3.69 million dots and a 23mm eyepoint. Displaying a bright image and extensive shooting information that rotates with the camera, the viewfinder excels in bright conditions where viewing the camera’s LCD may prove difficult. The EOS R’s electronic viewfinder has been created to provide a bright, sharp and colourful 100% view of the subject at hand. Equipped with an aspherical lens, the EVF shows a crisp and vivid image with minimal aberration or distortion, even when the eye moves off the center of the visual field. The EOS R’s EVF has a bright, 23mm-high eyepoint design that creates a generous 30mm space between your nose and the rear of the viewfinder. This makes it easy to compose and view images in the viewfinder with or without glasses. A dioptric adjustment of -4 – +2 means it’s simple to change as needed to suit various users. The EVF’s 0.5-inch OLED based display features approximately 3.69 million dots for an incredibly sharp and detailed image that makes it easy to check focus and view the extensive image data that’s displayed.
The EOS R camera features a 3.15-inch, 2.1 Megapixel Clear View LCD II Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD. Brightness is adjustable in seven levels and four types of colour adjustment are supported, including warm and cool tones. Its extensive flexibility makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle, making selfies simple and enabling the LCD to fold away when not in use. The brightness of the EVF and the LCD monitor can even be adjusted individually – a first for an EOS camera. Touchscreen features include settings, review and even AF point selection.
An LCD panel on the top of the camera features a dot-matrix display that shows information on the camera’s status, recording mode and more. It gives real-time setting information both when the camera is in use or on standby, and can be inverted from black to white to suit viewing preferences or the ambient light source. For convenience, the LCD remains on even when the camera is powered down.
With a compact, lightweight and comfortable design, the EOS R camera reflects Canon’s decades of experience designing and manufacturing cameras. With an intelligent layout of buttons, dials and screens, the EOS R is intuitive for new users and feels familiar to EOS users, offering the advanced features and nimble operation EOS users demand.
Although relatively compact in size, the EOS R camera features a large, ergonomic grip that makes the camera easy and comfortable to hold, even for long stretches of time. The EOS R’s shutter button is even positioned atop the camera grip in a way that’s easy to access and will feel familiar to any EOS user. With the EOS R’s thoughtfully designed grip, shutter position and button layout, switching between the EOS R and other EOS cameras can be both comfortable and intuitive.
The EOS R camera is designed and engineered to create a balanced and reliable user experience. Whether shooting with the impressive RF 28–70mm F2 L USM’s zoom, with the compact RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM or with an EF lens with adapter and extender attached, the EOS R’s deep grip, even weight and shallow body reflect a thoughtful design that’s ideal for extended use.
The EOS R camera features an all-new Flexible-priority AE mode. With Fv mode, shutter speed, aperture setting and ISO sensitivity are set automatically by default, and change according to the setting changes the photographer makes. This gives the user the freedom to specify or change aperture, shutter speed or ISO sensitivity, without having to change modes, providing confidence that the camera will select the correct corresponding settings.
All RF lenses feature a control ring on the lens barrel, which expands the EOS R camera’s direct control options by offering numerous adjustments and operations such as exposure compensation, or aperture value, and can be customized to suit the preferences of the user. A clicking mechanism indicates setting changes. For photographers and moviemakers who would prefer a silent control ring, the clicking mechanism can be removed by a Canon service provider for a fee.
The EOS R camera’s newly designed multi-function bar provides a high level of functionality and customization options for fast, intuitive shooting. Positioned to sit right under the thumb, the multi-function bar recognizes three touch actions: swipe, left tap and right tap. This allows the user to change settings including AF mode, ISO sensitivity, white balance and movie modes; check manual focus and more. The bar can also be used to quickly browse finished photos or set shortcuts during playback.
Comfortable and solid in the hand, the EOS R camera features a rigid yet lightweight magnesium alloy chassis that enhances body durability while shielding the camera from electromagnetic radiation and heat. It also has a tempered front panel for internal rigidity.
The EOS R camera has a robust, electronically controlled focal-plane shutter that’s rated to approx. 200,000 cycles for consistent and reliable use. It shoots as fast as 1/8000 sec. at up to 8 fps, and up to 5 fps with Servo AF.
The EOS R camera is designed for use in a variety of weather conditions. Sealing materials are used in critical areas like the buttons, terminal covers, the battery compartment and the card slot cover. Precise design and construction help to minimize accidental penetration of dust and moisture in the rest of the camera body. Combined with an RF lens, or any other weather-sealed EF/EF-S lens, the EOS R proves to be a reliable partner in virtually any climate.
The EOS R camera has a mechanism to close the shutter when the camera is powered down. A mechanical shutter sound is audible when the camera is turned on or off. To protect the shutter curtain, focus is moved to infinity for RF and EF lenses and the minimum aperture is set for RF lenses when the camera is turned off.
The EOS R camera is compatible with the USB Power Adapter PD-E1 for in-camera charging via USB. Featuring an industry standard USB-C connector, the USB Power Adapter PD-E1 makes for easy charging without the necessity to remove the battery from the camera.
For power and the convenience of compatibility among multiple cameras, the EOS R camera uses Battery Packs LP-E6N, the same batteries used on the EOS 5D Mark IV and others. Especially helpful for photographers with multiple EOS cameras, the Battery Pack LP-E6N is a robust, long-lasting battery that helps deliver power, shot after shot, recording after recording.
The EOS R camera’s dedicated Battery Grip BG-E22 holds 2 Battery Packs LP-E6N, while enabling virtually seamless vertical operation and additional functions with all buttons similarly configured in a comfortable and dedicated grip. Designed to maintain an optimal balance between the weight of the camera body and lens, the Battery Grip BG-E22 also adds a flash sync terminal for use in the studio. It also has a useful battery charging function (with optional USB power delivery adapter attached) that’s particularly helpful for power-hungry operations like video recording or shooting over an extended period of time with the EVF.
Especially helpful for wildlife photography, journalism and situations where the photographer needs to remain discrete, the EOS R camera has a silent shutter feature that uses an inaudible electronic shutter instead of the camera’s focal-plane shutter.
Canon’s Digital Photo Professional Express makes speedy processing of JPEGs and CR3 RAW files on a compatible handheld device a breeze. Working with Canon’s Camera Connect app to create a streamlined wireless workflow, DPP Express lets you adjust settings right on your mobile device, saving files to the cloud, a PC or your camera. ( Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.)
Canon’s Camera Connect app uses the EOS R camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility to connect a compatible mobile device. This allows a number of functions from easy image transfer to remote shooting, to adding GPS information to your photos and videos and more. ( Compatible with iOS versions 9.3/10.3/11.2, Android smartphone and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.)
The EOS R camera can capture photos as Compact Raw, or C-RAW (.CR3) files, saving valuable time and storage space with ease. Smaller than RAW files, C-RAW files can be processed in camera, can render an L-sized JPEG, are compatible with the Digital Lens Optimizer and more.
|MP:||Actual: 31.7 Megapixel, Effective: 30.3 Megapixel|
|Sensor:||CMOS, 36 x 24 mm|
|Image Processor:||DIGIC 8 Image Processor|
|Resolution:||6720 x 4480|
|File Format:||Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: MP4, Audio: AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)|
|Autofocus Points:||Hybrid: 5655|
|Image stabilization:||Digital, 5-Way|
|ISO Sensitivity:||Auto, 100-40000 (Extended Mode: 50-102400)|
|Shutter Speed:||Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode|
|FPS:||Up to 8 fps|
|Flash:||External Flash Connection- Hot Shoe|
|Display:||3.15" Rear Touchscreen Swivel LCD (2,100,000)|
|Video Resolution:||3840 x 2160p|
|Card Type:||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Battery:||1 x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh|