Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Review (by TDP)

Bryan Carnathan at The Digital Picture published the review of new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera saying that the new EOS R’s AF system, very fast and extremely accurate, leaves me wanting nothing. I appreciate the smaller size and lighter weight of the R while the grip and controls are comfortable and very adequate for the longest photo sessions.

Canon EOS R 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
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

From The-Digital-Picture:

In the Canon EOS R, we are looking at the future and I like what I see. In addition to being packed full of the latest technology and features, the EOS R comes with a new lens mount, the first new Canon full frame lens mount in over 30 years. The new lens mount is optimized for the next generation of lenses while EF mount adapters provide easy integration into existing kits.

Two significant differences between DSLRs and MILCs are the viewfinder and the conventional AF system. The EOS R’s EVF, fast, bright and with great color, leaves me mostly ready to give up my OVFs for the EVF advantages (except for tracking fast action). The EOS R’s AF system, very fast and extremely accurate, leaves me wanting nothing. I appreciate the smaller size and lighter weight of the R while the grip and controls are comfortable and very adequate for the longest photo sessions.

As I said in the beginning of this review, Canon is new to the full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, but not new to mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The EOS M series has been maturing for many years now and is a top-seller in some markets. “With a compact, lightweight and comfortable design, the EOS R camera reflects Canon’s decades of experience designing and manufacturing cameras.” [Canon] Canon marketing will of course say very positive words about their products, but … that sentence is accurate.

Canon aimed this first R model at a very broad market, leaving out a rather small number of advanced features such as a very high drive speed when focus-tracking, in-body image stabilization, dual memory card slots and ultra-high resolution, but keeping the price at a very attractive level. The easy-to-use EOS R will very strongly appeal to both amateurs and seasoned professionals.

Canon EOS R: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Canon EOS R with 24-105mm Lens: $3,399 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

You can read the full review at The Digital Picture.

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