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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
The first step in Canon's mirrorless evolution, the EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system. Revolving around the new RF lens mount, the EOS R is poised to be the means from which to make the most of a new series of lenses and optical technologies.
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Canon EOS R Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon RF Lens Mount
  • 330.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 4Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 5UHD 4K Video Recording and Canon Log Gamma
  • 6Dual Pixel RAW
  • 7Body Design
  • 8Other Camera Features

The first step in Canon's mirrorless evolution, the EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system. Revolving around the new RF lens mount, the EOS R is poised to be the means from which to make the most of a new series of lenses and optical technologies.

Focusing on the camera itself, the EOS R features a high-resolution 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. The combination of these technologies offers a wide sensitivity range up to a native ISO 40000, fast continuous shooting to 8 fps, and UHD 4K30 video recording. In addition to imaging, the sensor also facilitates an advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which uses 5655 selectable points for quickly and accurately acquiring focus. This focusing system is also sensitive down to EV -6 for working in impressively dark conditions. The AF system is also perfectly matched to the UHD 4K video recording capabilities, which are also rounded out by Movie Digital IS to minimize camera shake, built-in Canon Log gamma for a greater dynamic range, and 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 output over HDMI for even greater color control.

Beyond the performance attributes, this camera has been designed from the ground up and features a high-resolution 3.69m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for clear and bright eye-level viewing. Conversely, a rear 3.15" 2.1m-dot LCD touchscreen is also featured, and has a swivel design to suit working from high and low angles. Also catering to the tactile cravings is a Multi-Function bar, which is customizable for intuitively adjusting shooting settings. And as a camera built to withstand the toughest environments, the magnesium alloy body is dust and moisture-sealed.

Canon RF Lens Mount

Beginning with a new lens mount, the EOS R is the first camera to support Canon's line of RF-mount lenses. This mount is characterized by its wide 54mm diameter and short 20mm flange-back distance, which promotes the ability to design lenses that are both faster and smaller than their SLR equivalents. The mount also incorporates a 12-pin electronic contact system for more sophisticated autofocus and image stabilization capabilities. This mount design also lends full compatibility to existing EF and EF-S-mount lenses via an optional EF-EOS R Mount Adapter.

30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor

A large 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor is featured and serves as an ideal balance between high-resolution output, low-light performance, and high-speed capabilities. When paired with the DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS R affords a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-40000, which can be expanded to ISO 50-102400 for working in a variety of lighting conditions. Quick continuous shooting to 8 fps is also supported for photographing moving subjects.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of 5655 phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery. Additionally, the focus system is sensitive down to EV -6 for working in truly low-light conditions with accurate AF capabilities.

UHD 4K Video Recording and Canon Log Gamma

Designed for multimedia image-maker, the EOS R supports UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution recording at up to 30 fps at 480 Mb/s, along with Full HD 1080p shooting at 60 fps and HD 720p at 120 fps for slow motion playback. When recording in-camera, 4K video has 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth, a 4:2:2 10-bit clean output in ITU-R CT.2020 is possible when using an external recorder.

Integrated Canon Log also allows users to capture flat images with an improved dynamic range of 800%, or 12 stops. This function makes it easier to match cameras in post-production as well as provides the most latitude and potential for color grading. For monitoring, a View Assist function is available, which emulates a graded look for more accurate viewing on the camera's LCD.

Audio can be recorded using the on-board stereo microphone or an optional external mic can also be used via the 3.5mm mic jack.

Dual Pixel RAW

First introduced with the EOS 5D Mark IV, Dual Pixel RAW allows photographers to record all the information the sensor's unique pixel architecture can deliver, providing a way for fine adjustments to be made after the image is taken. These adjustments include focus fine tuning that can help you ever-so-slightly adjust the focus point to bring out extra details, shift bokeh around for improved composition, and reduce the impact of ghosting on your photos. This requires the use of Canon's Digital Photo Professional software.

Body Design

  • Integrated 3.69m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder has 0.71x magnification and affords a bright and clear means for eye-level viewing.
  • Rear 3.15" 2.1m-dot LCD features a swivel design for easier use when working from high, low, and front-facing angles. It is also a touchscreen for intuitive control over shooting, playback, and menu navigation controls.
  • Customizable Multi-Function Bar is located near the viewfinder on the rear of the camera, and can be set to control four functions using right, left, slide, and press movements. It can be used to adjust ISO or white balance, to check focus/display focus info or AF modes, change to movie shooting modes, use flexible-priority AE, or be customized for other functions.
  • Top panel incorporates a dot-matrix LCD, which provides quick access to important camera settings.
  • One SD memory card slot featured, and supports the UHS-II protocol for faster read and write speeds to better support 4K video recording and fast continuous shooting.
  • Magnesium alloy body design is lightweight, durable, and features dust- and water-resistant seals for use in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity enable wireless sharing, control, and image transfer with a compatible smart device via the Canon Camera Connect app, which also supports geotagging your files using your mobile device's location data.
  • Included LP-E6N rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 430 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported via the PD-E1 USB Power Adapter. This camera is also compatible with the LP-E6 battery, however is not supported for in-camera charging.

Other Camera Features

  • Digital Lens Optimizer helps to minimize the appearance of various optical aberrations in-camera, including diffraction, for cleaner image quality.
  • Multi shot noise reduction technology records four sequential exposures and then combines them in-camera to produce an image with smoother tones and lower noise to suit long exposure images.
  • Images can be saved as Compact Raw (C-RAW / .CR3) files, which offer smaller file sizes for faster post-processing.
  • Language Support: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Ukraine, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, and Japanese.
UPC: 013803306347

Canon EOS R Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 31.7 Megapixel
Effective: 30.3 Megapixel (6720 x 4480)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationDigital (Video Only)
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 40,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 8 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 47 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 47 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 2.2 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 47 Frames (Raw) / 100 Frames (JPEG)
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 Raw
6720 x 4480
4:3 Raw
5952 x 4480
16:9 Raw
6720 x 3776
1:1 Raw
4480 x 4480
3:2 EXIF / DCF / JPEG
6720 x 4480
4464 x 2976
3360 x 2240
2400 x 1600
4:3 EXIF / DCF / JPEG
5952 x 4480
3968 x 2976
2976 x 2240
2112 x 1600
16:9 EXIF / DCF / JPEG
6720 x 3776
4464 x 2412
3360 x 1888
2400 x 1344
1:1 EXIF / DCF / JPEG
4480 x 4480
2976 x 2976
2240 x 2240
1600 x 1600
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesMP4/H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x Canon E3 (2.5 mm Sub-Mini) Input
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.15"
Resolution2,100,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Size0.5"
Resolution3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point23 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 5655
Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesFlash On, Slow Sync
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy, Polycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 3.9 x 3.3" / 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4 mm
Weight1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.1 x 9 x 6"

Canon EOS R Reviews

Perfect for me!

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

Before I got this camera I saw a lot of reviews of why people didn't like this camera. But being the stubborn person I am, I still purchased it. And to this day I am extremely happy I didn't listen to those reviews. I did end up also buying an RF lens as well, but overall this camera is perfect for me.

Super solid value

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

We have a studio with a few camera systems (R5, GFX) and the R is the camera I recommend the most. It's simple, straight forward, gets the job done, and you can beat the crap out of it and it just keeps on going. Plus its affordable!

I really LOVED this camera....

By James
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

I bought this camera to replace a 5D Mark III because of the megapixel count and the Fantastic Flip screen. I purchased it in July of 2020, after only one year and 8 months of service where I shoot mainly Real Estate Photography and some portrait work. Last week during a real estate shoot, the camera suddenly gave an Error 20 message. It had done this before about 10 months ago, but I turned it off and removed and re-inserted the battery. The message went away and I never gave it another thought. So, I figured it would clear the error when I repeated the above procedure...it did not. I always carry a backup body {the 5D Mark III) so I swapped the 16mm lens out onto the camera and continued the shoot much more slowly than usual of course. When I returned to the office, I went through all of the procedures several more times to no avail. I realized I might have a major problem. I called the local camera store and spoke to the head dude and he had never heard of the error 20 issues. I think he was not being truthful as this error message has been around for quite some time. I called CUSA and of course, They were aware of this issue. The service guy told me I would have to send it in for servicing which I had already prepared myself to hear. I am really disgusted that this camera has only lasted this long before the shutter died. I have used ONLY Canon gear since the late '70s and have never had a mechanical breakdown before. I am very disappointed.

very execited for it!

By Ester
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

love it! it takes very sharp and clear pics!

Huge Value

By Sy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

A great value in this package. Fast shipping, 2 day free shipping was closer to 19hrs to my door from when I placed the order.

Great Photos

By Russ
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-28

Upgraded from a Canon T7i so there was a huge learning curve when it came to where controls were and how to operate them. I've been extremely pleased with the photos I've taken so far, I know the bad pictures are operator error and not camera.

Extraordinary camera!

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

This is actually my first SLR since my Miranda D sixty years ago. I used that one to take great pictures of the moon and Jupiter and Saturn through my 6 telescope. I look forward to what I can do with this one. Technology is amazing. The kit lens and a 50mm standard lens work great, but I need to add a longer telephoto and an extreme wide angle. I know there will be a learning curve, but this will be fun!

Great Entry Camera into the Canon Mirrorless World

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-07

I purchased this to replace my canon 1ds mk 3. With about a week of use already the autofocus is amazing. The eye-tracking is amazing and while not as good as the R5 or R6 it is very good for the price. Lenses adapted with the EF-RF adapter work great and autofocus well.

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