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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
By B&H Photo's

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.

Canon EOS R Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 31.7 Megapixel
Effective: 30.3 Megapixel (6720 x 4480)
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 40,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)
Continuous Shooting
Up 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)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x Canon E3 (2.5 mm Sub-Mini) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 31.7 Megapixel
Effective: 30.3 Megapixel (6720 x 4480)
Image Sensor
36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 40,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Up 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-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
6720 x 4480
4:3 Raw
5952 x 4480
16:9 Raw
6720 x 3776
1:1 Raw
4480 x 4480
3:2 DCF / EXIF / JPEG
6720 x 4480
4464 x 2976
3360 x 2240
2400 x 1600
4:3 DCF / EXIF / JPEG
5952 x 4480
3968 x 2976
2976 x 2240
2112 x 1600
16:9 DCF / EXIF / JPEG
6720 x 3776
4464 x 2412
3360 x 1888
2400 x 1344
1:1 DCF / EXIF / JPEG
4480 x 4480
2976 x 2976
2240 x 2240
1600 x 1600
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x Canon E3 (2.5 mm Sub-Mini) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.15"
Resolution
2,100,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Size
0.5"
Resolution
3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point
23 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +2
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 5655
Autofocus Sensitivity
-6 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
Flash On, Slow Sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
eTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
1x
Material of Construction
Magnesium 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
Weight
1.45 lb / 660 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.7 x 8.9 x 6"

Canon EOS R Reviews

The right choice for me

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-01

I spent a great deal of time researching and debating with myself about which next step to take in my mirrorless camera adventure. After much consideration of spending a much larger sum of money on the newest Canon mirrorless, I decided on the R and have not been disappointed. This is a robust camera packed with as many if not more features than the newer models, plus a 30 megapixel full frame sensor. My only laments are that the R offers a single slot for memory and cannot use the much faster CFexpress Type B Memory Card. I am limited to only a V90 speed memory card. That reservation aside, I am pleased with the performance of the R shooting with my EF lenses on adapters producing great images. I am getting ready for my first video shoot with the R with great anticipation, and hope my experience shooting 4K will be just as satisfying as my photo shoots.

great camera for

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-14

my business has used these cameras before. I just bought a new one for one of our photographers. Great camera for what we do. Brides look great and are happy with the result.

Outstanding Camera for it's price!

By Hasan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-05

I bought EOS R in 2018. I replaced it with my 5DMK4. I am professional wedding and event photographer. For this 5 years I had no issues at all with it. Autofocus is more than enough for weddings. Face detection works fine in outdoor sunny day but not so perfect in dark venues with disco lights. My shutter count for today is 98000 photos and there were no problems at all in this period. Amazing camera. I am so used to it's non joystick body that I will miss it now while changing it to R5 ;) If you want not expensive camera but with perfect image quality, I definitely suggest EOS R.

EOS R Mirrorless

By Chien-Chung
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-28

This camera is awesome!

EOS R

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-21

I have been watching this camera for about 2 years, trying to validate another body. I actually bought the lens adapter a year ago without a body to use it on. So far it is very impressive and hopefully gets better with much use.

From maybe like to LOVE

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-15

Let me start by saying that B&H is 1st class. I am not making an ad for them. Truth is, they support the customer base better than anyone. I got the EOS R to replace a few Full Frame cameras. I wasn't a bit concerned if I like it or not. Returns are easy, so that builds confidence and also a very investigative attitude checking out cameras. The Canon EOS R arrives and I'm really not excited. I have too many of the best. So, charge the battery. Jump into the menus. NOT! I did not read a manual. Turn the camera on and the screen was like from another planet. Big, bright, contrasty, beautiful After a few minutes, I figure out how the R works. Manual Mode as always...load a card, format it, and start making photos of my wife and cat. That of course means no dinner. At this point, I did not want to like the camera. I actually planned on returning it the next day. As the night passed, the camera and I formed a bond. The setup is the easiest I ever saw. For some reason, the EOS R is not a good tool at all. Dunno. But, it's an amazing friend. Dependable, and IQ is beautiful. It has some weight to it but not like some other brands. It feels like every ounce is supporting the camera design. No wasted space or weight. It sets up quickly and stays the way you set it. The interface is highly intuitive and well laid out. I don't like the Canon EOS R at all. I LOVE IT! It has become an integral part of my photography. The only issue I gave is that it does not have IBIS. So you're forced to get lenses with stabilization. Now ya have a great friend that adds to your experience but never intrudes on it. One final thing. With most cameras, the AF box can and will move on its own and that's a dead end for me. The EOS R AF box may move but if it does, a press of a button and it's HOME. I have not had this issue with this camera. All in all, it's a fine camera that just makes its way to your heart fast.

"First" camera

By Harjot
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-30

This was my "first" digital camera other than a simple point and shoot. It's easy to use and the picture quality is second to none.

Great camera!!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-05-01

Great camera!! Big time step up from my DSLR.

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Is 4K IPB still 8-bit 4:2:2 internal?

Is 4K IPB still 8-bit 4:2:2 internal?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
4:2:0. There is no 4:2:2 internal. You'd need an external recorder for that.
Answered by: Joe D
Date published: 2020-05-22

Does this camera have an Anti-Alias filter?

Does this camera have an Anti-Alias filter?
Asked by: Bill
Yes. The EOS Ra does not.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-21

Is there a way to use the focus magnifier in ...

Is there a way to use the focus magnifier in video mode?
Asked by: Joshua
Yes, you can access that function in the camera menu under Operation Settings.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-10-16

Is Eos R compatible with Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab?

Is Eos R compatible with Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab?
Asked by: Giselle
Yes the EOS R will be compatible with the Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-04-11

Can the battery be charged via the USB port?

Can the battery be charged via the USB port?
Asked by: ROBERT
The battery for the EOS-R can be charged with the USB port however, there are some details you'll need to keep in mind. It will charge slower than the charger it brings and it can't charge while the camera is on. The only way it will charge is if you have the LP-E6NH (comes in the box). If you use any LP-E6/LP-E6N variants (without the H), it will not charge.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-08-09

does it work with my Canon charger LC-E6?

does it work with my Canon charger LC-E6?
Asked by: Nicole
Yes LC-E6 charger is included in the box
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-14

Does it output a 10-bit signal when connected to ...

Does it output a 10-bit signal when connected to a switcher, or does 10-bit only happen when connected to a recorder?
Asked by: James P
The HDMI output can be set to 10 Bit. That would be to a recording monitor or production switcher.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-02-22

Can you record ProRes Raw with an Atomos Ninja V? ...

Can you record ProRes Raw with an Atomos Ninja V? In 1080p and 4k?
Asked by: s
According to the Canon/Atomos Press Release, it will be able to record direct to Apple ProRes 422 or Avid DNx in 4K 10-Bit.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2021-02-22
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