Canon EOS R is the first full-frame bezlusterkowiec in the offer of the Japanese manufacturer. How does it compare with competing cameras from Nikon and Sony?
Two producers who for years have believed in DSLRs and mischievous treatment of mirrorless cameras have finally changed their approach. Only two weeks ago, Nikon presented his first full-frame bezlusterkowiec. We did not have to wait long for the response of Canon. Sony may be scared.
The most important features of Canon EOS R
- Matrix FF, 30.3 Mpix
- 5655-point AF
- ISO 100-102 400
- Serial mode 8 fps
- Bluetooth, GPS
- Movie mode 4k 25p
The fastest and most accurate autofocus
The manufacturer focuses on autofocus as one of the camera's biggest advantages. This one is to sharpen in just 0.05 seconds and deal with focusing in 8 fps serial mode in tracking mode. AF is to deal with lighting up to -6EV and has – attention – 5655 focus points. I have no idea how the producer managed to achieve such a result, but you can guess that the effects must be great. Note that autofocus in the higher of the Nikon models has about 400 focus points, the best mirrorless Sony is 600 points. Could Canon create an AF that will break through everything we have known so far?
Full frame matrix with high ISO
The camera has a matrix of 35 mm, whose resolution is 30.3 Mpix and is supported by the latest processor DIGIC 8. ISO can be set in the range of 100 – 40 000, in extended mode, we can raise them to 102 400. I wonder what work with high ISO looks like because this is, for example, a very strong point of Sony cameras.Similar to Sony cameras, Canon R offers the ability to switch to Crop mode, thanks to which we get two from one lens.
Touch screen and touch bar
The camera does not run out of screen that can be tilted, but also supports the touch. Its parameters are above average – it is 3.15 inches in size and its resolution is 2.1 million points. It is definitely higher than the market average . The OLED viewfinder provides approx. 0.71x magnification, and its resolution is 3.69 million points.A novelty is a programmable, multi-functional touch bar (multifunction touch bar). It can be programmed by moving on it or by touching with the thumb, setting such preferred parameters as the ISO sensitivity. It is located on the upper part of the body. The small top screen, though with more limited possibilities, can also be found in Nikon, but it was lacking in Sony mirrorless cameras. The camera has been equipped with virtually all the latest connectors . We find here USB type C, HDMI type C, WiFi and Bluetooth version 4.1.
4K movie mode
The producer has not forgotten about filming people who, after all, present a large number of clients. The new model offers a 4K movie mode at 25 fps and Full HD 50 fps. The downside is definitely the lack of slow-motion mode. We get features that help with filming, such as focus-peaking. In addition, filmmakers can output 10 bit material in the Canon Log at the HDMI output with a 12-degree dynamic range at ISO 400, allowing greater freedom in post-production and more detail and faithful colors in lights and shadows.
New fastening system
Along with the camera, a new mounting system – Canon RF – appears . Based on the lenses that form the basis of the EOS system, Canon has designed and announced today four new lenses for the EOS R model that enhance the current optical capabilities. We get two universal zooms – 28-70 mm with f / 2.0 light in the whole range and 24-105 f / 4. Both lenses seem really interesting glasses, giving a very wide range. In addition, we find two bright fixed – 50 mm f / 1.2 and 35 mm f / 1.8 with the macro function. I think that such a set will be enough to start with, and certainly in the next years the system will be successively enriched with further glass. It is worth adding that the manufacturer immediately presented three adapters that will allow you to attach EF and EF-S system lenses, and we can choose from over seventy glasses.
Price of Canon EOS R. Is it worth buying this camera?
The new camera was priced at 11 109 PLN. For the bezłusterkowiec in the set with the RF24-105 / 4L IS USM lens we pay 15 549 PLN, and in the set with RF 28-70 / 2L USM – 14 439.99. The competition of the new Canon model will be less advanced mirrorless cameras with a full frame – Sony A7 III and Nikon Z6. Both are slightly cheaper, but at the same time they can lose at least for autofocus. In addition, the camera offers more or less similar possibilities. However, there is no stabilization of the matrix , which I consider a big minus, because it is one of the most important options that significantly facilitates work. At this price stabilization should be in the camera, I think that its lack will be strongly felt. Canon uses the solution that Nikon has used. To the body of the camera immediately adds the adapter, so that the new mirrorless will be easier to change users, who over the years have completed the "greenhouse" of Canon. Unfortunately, some time we will probably have to wait for the cheap, bright stalls. The RF 35 / 1.8 M IS STM lens was priced at PLN 2439.99, and the very bright "fifty" – RF 50 / 1.2L USM at 11 109.99 PLN. The fact is, however, that another manufacturer decided to design a full-frame bezlusterkowce and the market is getting more and more interesting. Sony finally has competition, and we're getting more choice.