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Canon R full frame mirrorless camera system


  • full frame mirrorless system announced soon after Nikon Z full frame mirrorless system system announced in mid 2018
  • new 12-pin RF mount is said to have an inner diameter of 54mm and a flange focal distance of 20mm
  • 3 new Canon EF-RF lens adapters which are compatible with EF and EF-S lenses:
    • standard $US99
    • customizable control ring $US199
    • rear drop in filter mount adapter with filter rotation thumb dial $US299 with CPL filter, or $US399 with variable ND filter


  • Canon EOS R5
    • coming early 2020
    • IBIS with dual sync with OIS lenses
    • 12fps mechanical shutter burst rate
    • 20fps electronic shutter burst rate
    • 8K 30p RAW or 4:2:2 10 bit log no crop HR265 video Dual Pixel AF
    • 4K 120p 4:2:2 10 bit log no crop HR265 video Dual Pixel AF
    • 2 card slots - CF Express + UHS-II SD
  • Canon EOS RP camera
    • see CanonRP
    • a budget camera similar to the Canon 6D II
    • 26mp Dual Pixel sensor with AA filter
    • no top LCD screen
    • 2.36mdot 0.70x magnification EVF with 22mm eye point and 30/60Hz
    • swivel flip out 1mdot LCD screen
    • 5 fps burst max. 50 RAW (4fps with C-AF/Servo AF)
    • “Dual sensing IS” - is this the 1st Canon to have sensor based IS?
    • 4779 AF points covering 88% horizontal and 100% vertical, sensitive down to -5EV
    • Face tracking and Eye AF
    • shutter speed only to 1/4000th sec and flash sync only 1/180th sec
    • 8bit 4K 24/25p 115mbps intraframe 1.6x cropped video limited to under 30min and no Canon Log mode
    • 1080HD 30/60p
    • only 1 SD card slot and is UHS-II capable
    • 485g
    • $US1299
    • $AU2149 with EF-EOSR adapter ($AU1999 w/o adapter)
  • Canon EOS R camera
    • essentially a mirrorless version of the Canon 5D Mark IV dSLR but with a few extra tricks and improvements
    • 30mp Dual Pixel AF sensor with large AF coverage (5,655 AF points, 88% horizontal and 100% vertical) and -6EV low light AF using a f/1.2 lens while supporting AF at up to f/11 with a 384 zone (24×16) real-time metering system
    • can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with the kit lens
    • weather-sealed magnesium alloy body
    • DIGIC 8 processor, native ISO range of 100-40,000 that expands to 50-102,400; 14-bit CRW Raw format plus C-RAW compressed format;
    • mech. shutter to 1/8000th sec and flash sync 1/200th
    • silent shutter mode (electronic shutter in burst mode due to be added via firmware update)
    • 8fps burst in AF-S and 5fps in AF-C, and 3fps in tracking, buffer allows 47 Raw, 78 C-Raw or 100 JPEGs when shooting at full speed with a UHS-II card
    • a shutter lag 50 millisec, startup time of 0.9 seconds
    • new Multi-Function Bar (which most users hate), Touch and Drag focusing and Focus Peaking
    • 3.69mdot EVF, magnification 0.76x, 23mm eyepoint
    • 4K 30p video with 1.7x crop factor and exhibits significant rolling shutter; ALL-I and IPB compression, with top bit rates of 420Mbps and 120Mbps, respectively
    • 1080HD 60p 180Mbps using ALL-I;
    • can output 10-bit 4:2:2 video over HDMI or record internally at 8-bit 4:2:0
    • Canon Log is supported at 8-bit 4:2:2 over HDMI or 4:2:0 internally
    • 1280 x 720 120p video 160Mbps for up to 7.5min
    • top info LCD screen
    • automatically switches to APS-C crop mode when an EF-S lens is attached
    • rear swivel articulating 3.2“ 2.1mdot LCD touch screen
    • USB-C (USB 3.1 in-camera charging support), WiFi, Bluetooth, Mic and headphone jacks
    • LP-E6N battery rated at 370 shots using LCD or 350 with EVF
    • only one memory card slot - UHS-II compatible SD
    • 580g (1.28lbs), 136x98mm (5.35×3.86in)
    • $US2299 body only
    • $US3399 with RF 24-105mm lens
    • optional BG-E22 grip allows for two batteries
    • opinion
      • looks to be a great camera for people photography with its lovely new wide aperture lenses combined with Eye AF tracking and Dual Pixel AF
      • NOT a good camera for sports - poor burst rates - only 3fps tracking mode - the Olympus E-M1 II does 18fps C-AF and has far better telephoto reach and built-in smarts such as in camera focus range limiter
      • probably not the best camera for the landscape photographer wanting lots of megapixels or dynamic range (tests will be need to confirm how the sensor compares with the Sony ones but past sensors have been weak in this area)
      • lack of sensor based IS is very disappointing as is the lack of dual card slots
      • NOT a good video camera when compared to peers such as Panasonic GH5 or the Sony's.
    • ergonomic issues:
        • poorly designed power switch - dial instead of a lever
        • no dedicated PASM dial - must press a button then use the screen to select a PASM mode - two extra button presses to change a mode, but a 3rd button if you wish to shoot in movie mode!
        • 4 button presses to change exp. compensation or ISO unless you are using the rear touch screen as there are no dedicated controls
        • multi-function bar is not great as thumb continually hits it
        • no joystick control and use of rear screen to set AF point does not work well for left eye dominant users
        • no rear quick selection dial - this is now the top right dial
  • Canon Ra
    • astrophotography optimised version of the Canon R
    • features an added filter to allow roughly four times more transmission of h-Alpha wavelengths
    • allow for 30x magnification to make it easier to focus on stars

EOS R reviews

Canon RF mount lenses

  • the L lenses are weathersealed
  • the RF lenses have a new , unique customizable control ring - you can use it for aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc
photo/canonr.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/21 21:41 by gary1