Canon held an event today in Tokyo, Japan where they unveiled their first ever full frame, mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R. The announcement comes only shortly after rival Nikon announced it’s own mirrorless, full frame camera, the Nikon Z7. While other rivals like Sony have been using this technology for quite some time now, the two Japanese heavyweights have just now entered the ring.
The Canon EOS R is largely what has been speculated around the interwebs. The EOS R camera is built around a 30.3-megapixel full-frame sensor with an ISO range of 100-40,000. The sensor uses dual-pixel autofocus and is paired with Canon’s DIGIC 8 image processor. There’s a fully articulated touchscreen as well as an OLED electronic viewfinder and an information panel on the top of the camera.
As is traditionally seen with mirrorless cameras, the EOS R is significantly lighter and slimmer than the traditional Canon DSLRs. But the EOS R does break away from some of Canon’s universal design patterns. All the lenses now have a dedicated control ring as well as dials for zooming and manual focus; this lets you adjust settings like aperture from the lens itself. There’s also a sliding left-right control bar on the back of the camera that can be used for other features.
Of course, the event also saw Canon’s new compatible lenses. These EOS R lenses are a 24-105mm f/4 L, a 50mm f/1.2 L, a 28-70mm f/2 L, and a 35mm f/1.8 macro. Canon is also releasing three lens mount adapters for EOS SLR lenses, including one with the EOS R control ring and another that can be used with drop-in filters. The camera will be available for $2,299 body-only or $3,399 with the 24-105mm lens in late October, with preorders starting September 12th.
So basically, this event gave us-
- Canon EOS R
- EOS R 24-105 mm f/4 L
- EOS R 50 mm f/1.2 L
- 28-70 mm f/2 L
- 35 mm f/1.8 macro
- Three new Lens Mount Adapters for EOS SLR Lenses
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