- The essential things you need to know about EOS R
With the launch of the EOS R, Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera and new RF lenses, here are the things you need to know about the latest chapter of innovation.
The RF Lenses
At the core of this new technology are the RF lenses, a new height of optical performance and design never-before-seen. These lenses reach a higher image quality than similar sized EF lenses, and have a deeper focal length.
A new control ring has been added to the end of each RF Lens. The control ring can be customised to control aperture, shutter speed, ISO, or exposure compensation, allowing users to maintain focus on their subjects.
Four lenses have been announced for the new EOS R system:
The EOS R is a 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera. It is compact, lightweight and does not compromise durability.
A new system, the RF Mount, has the same diameter as the EF mount. The mirrorless design allows lenses to be closer to the sensor, which essentially made the advancements seen in RF lenses possible for developers. The new RF Mount is 54mm inner diameter and the flange back has been reduced by more than 50 per cent.
Eight electronic touch points within the EF mount have grown to twelve on two levels to boost speed of communication, quality and withstand wear.
Designers have maintained the classic Canon grip. There are noticeably less buttons than previous cameras, and the controls are fully customisable through intuitive menus for ease-of-shooting.
At the point of touch for the right thumb is a new multi-function touch bar. It’s activated with a one-second hold down and has three settings: swipe right, press left and press right which can be completely customised for the user and will perform different tasks when shooting movies, stills or reviewing images in playback mode.
The OLED Electronic Viewfinder has remarkably high-resolution with 3.69 million dots, designed to allow users to perform all-important functions while looking through the viewfinder for a more immersive shooting experience.
There are 5655 available AF point positions. The EOS R shoots 30.3 megapixels and has an ISO range of 100-40000.
The vari-angle screen with full touch control allows users to shoot live view, select focus points, review images and navigate the familiar Canon menu system easily.
Canon’s inbuilt image processing has been refined with a new Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 8 technology.
These offer the incredibly fast AF shooting capabilities locking focus in as little as 0.05 seconds. The AF performs especially well in extreme low-light conditions down to EV-6*.
Eye detect AF, silent shooting and new Touch & Drag AF functionality provides an intuitively new way of shooting.
There are three lens adapters available to use EF and EF-S lenses on the EOS R:
- Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOSR simply enables connection between the EOS R and EF or EF-S lenses with no loss of quality or AF speed
- Control ring mount adapter EF-EOS adds lens control ring function for adjustment of aperture, ISO, shutter speed or exposure compensation on any EF or EF-S lens
- Drop-in filter mount adapter EF-EOSR allows a variable ND filter or a Circular Polarising filter to be added in to the lens mount adapter
The EOS R uses the same LP-E6N batteries as the 1DX, 5D, 6D, 7D and 80D and ships with an LC-ECE6 battery charger in the box. Fully charged each battery will take approximately 370 shots.
The BG-E22 battery grip, which holds two LP-E6N batteries, provides a flash sync terminal and an additional shutter button for comfortable portrait shooting.
All of Canon’s Speedlite flashguns with their dynamic range are compatible with the EOS R.
The EOS R supports recording of 4K at 30fps and Full HD at 60fps. Face-tracking technology is enabled, as well as touch focus.
The vari-angle screen, five-axis image stabilisation, Canon log, 10-bit 4:2:2 output to an external recorder and full audio control (mic input and built in stereo mic) make it extremely versatile for hand-held video.
Learn more about the making of the new EOS R system, how it will unlock a new level of optical excellence and expand the range of shooting even further.
The Canon EOS R was placed in the hands of five photographers in different Japanese locations. With only 24 hours to familiarise themselves with the new features, and re-think a new way of shooting, watch their first experience with EOS R.
Travel photographer Jarred Seng captures the intricate art of Samurai sword manufacturing with the new EOS R. See his first impression and what he captures on his 24 hours with the new EOS R.
Beren Hall shares his thoughts on the new EOS R, from a filmmaker’s perspective. See his first impression and what he captures.
Travel photographer Cait Miers uses the new EOS R to shoot the art of hand-crafted wooden surfboards in Japan. See her first impression and the images she captured in this 24-hour challenge.
Music photographer Maria Boyadgis takes the new EOS R for a test spin in the busy streets of Tokyo. See her first impression and what she captures on her 24 hours with the EOS R.
Dr. Chris Brown journeys to Northern Japan for the ultimate test in low light performance – astrophotography with the EOS R and RF lenses. Check what he captures in this 24-hour challenge
Access Canon's full range of EF and EF-S lenses with the Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. Simply attach the adapter to your EOS R body and you'll be able to continue using your existing EF and EF-S lenses. The Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R allows users of conventional EF lenses to enjoy the same operational ease that the third ring provides on RF lenses; complete control over TV, AV, ISO and exposure.
The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is a world's first mount adapter equipped with a drop-in slot to accomodate an ND and PL filter to be used across all EF and EF-S lenses, including fisheye, ultra-wide-angle zoom, TS-E and large-diameter telephoto lenses.
Attach the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R to your EOS R body to access Canon's complete range of EF and EF-S lenses.
This revolutionary RF large-diameter standard zoom lens features specifications like never seen before. A world's first, this lens provides consistent f/2 brightness throughout a standard zoom range with extraordinary image quality, opening up new possibilities to photographers of all levels. This lens also features Canon's Control Ring, allowing customisable control over TV, AV, ISO or exposure compensation as well as a fluoride coating for dust and moisture resistance.
Ideal for portrait photography, our new f/1.2 large diameter standard single-focal lens achieves the best image quality in its class. It delivers crisp images from the centre to the edge of the frame, even when using a fully open aperture setting and produces beautiful bokeh; perfect for those portrait or wedding shots. This lens performs exceptionally well under difficult lighting conditions and features Canon's Control Ring, allowing allowing customisable control over TV, AV, ISO or exposure compensation.
It’s time to change how you think. The EOS R full frame mirrorless camera is a revolutionary new system that enhances performance like never before.