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Canon Announces EOS R 30.3 MP Full frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon Announces EOS R 30.3 MP Full frame Mirrorless Camera:

Canon has announced the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera with 30.3 MP still photo resolution and 4K video.

The highlights of the EOS R are several. Key among them being the 30.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor that captures gorgeous images, a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for fast and accurate autofocus, impressive 4K video recording capabilities. All this comes in a compact and intuitive design that’s compatible with RF, EF* and EF-S* lenses, opening a world of creative possibilities. Ready to capture any number of subjects in many different environments, the EOS R is primed to deliver the stunning photos and videos that photographers, moviemakers and any visual storytellers need to make their stories fly.

EOS R camera with 24-105 lens

The EOS R camera features a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with approx. 30.3 effective megapixels for stunning results with incredible detail and clarity, even in low-light situations. It’s powered by the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, which enables an expansive ISO range, enhances Image Stabilization and turbocharges operations across the board for outstanding image quality and impressive performance.

The EOS R camera has a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100–40000 for stills and 100–25600 for video (100–12800 for 4K video shooting). Combined with the EOS R camera’s remarkable low-light AF performance, still and video shooting is possible even in dark situations in a variety of places and occasions.

The EOS R camera’s AF system features an incredible 5,655 manually selectable AF points**. Combined with a focus area that covers approx. 88% horizontal and 100% vertical*** when using RF lenses and select EF lenses, this AF system helps ensure swift and accurate focus no matter where your subject is located in the frame.

 

INCREDIBLE LOW-LIGHT AUTOFOCUS

EV -6^ Low-light Autofocus

Amazing for nighttime photography or in very low light, the EOS R camera’s brilliant AF can operate in light as dim as a light rating of EV -6^ where other AF systems may fail or search. Phenomenal AF is achieved even when using lenses with high F numbers. This ultra-sensitive AF works in concert with the EOS R’s EVF to clearly capture subjects even when there’s limited light.

SHARP FOCUS WITHIN 0.05 SEC.^^

0.05 sec.^^ High-speed Focusing

The EOS R camera’s highly responsive Dual Pixel CMOS AF system delivers the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.05 seconds^^. This means fast action can be captured and focus can be maintained with speed, accuracy and ease.



Touch and Drag AF

Touch and Drag AF makes it fast and easy to select a focus point without taking your eye away from the viewfinder. Using the Touchscreen LCD, it’s as simple as pointing to the desired area of focus. The chosen AF point is then displayed in the camera’s EVF for quick confirmation.

EOS R showing touch and drag AF

Variety of AF Modes

The EOS R camera features an expanded range of selectable AF modes to adapt to specific situations and subjects. For example, with Eye Detection AF, when the EOS R detects a human face, it automatically uses the subject’s eye as the autofocus point and maintains focus as the subject moves through the image frame.

f/8 and f/11 Compatible in All AF Areas

With the EOS R camera, autofocus will operate over nearly the entire image area even when used with compatible f/8 and f/11 lenses. This means the EOS R can easily achieve sharp AF using lenses with smaller apertures, and is even compatible with select EF extenders for uncompromised shooting at an expanded range of focal lengths. For wildlife photographers this is a huge benefit.

4K 30p, Full HD 60p, HD 120p

The EOS R camera offers advanced recording features such as 4K at 29.97 fps, Full HD at 59.94 fps and HD at 119.9 fps. Helpful functions include distortion correction during recording and Movie Digital IS. Additionally, video can be recorded during still photo shooting by simply pressing the Movie Shooting button. 4K @ 25p is available.  

4K IPB/ALL-I MP4 H.264

The EOS R camera can record 4K video using IPB or ALL-I compression and save them as MP4 files. This helps provide further flexibility with both file size, image quality and integration with video clips recorded with other cameras.

Canon Log

Built-in Canon Log gamma reduces heavy shadows and blown out highlights, delivering movie images with approximately 12 stops of dynamic range (at ISO 400) for excellent shadow and highlight detail. Ideal for post-production and multi-camera set-ups, Canon Log is an indispensable feature that makes the EOS R camera a serious moviemaking performer.


HDMI Output for 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 Video

The EOS R camera features an HDMI port that’s useful for outputting recorded video directly to an external drive. For maximum color and dynamic range when shooting with Canon Log, the EOS R can even output 10-bit movie recordings in ITU-R BT.2020 color.

Focus Peaking and Dual Pixel Focus Guide

For help when using manual focus, Focus Peaking helps establish the focus area quickly and clearly by indicating the area in focus with a colored line. It’s usable with the Dual Pixel Focus Guide feature, which displays where the position of focus is relative to the subject and is especially helpful when recording movies.

BUILT-IN OLED ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER

The EOS R camera features a high-precision 0.5-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) EVF with approx. 3.69 million dots and a 23mm eyepoint. Displaying a bright image and extensive shooting information that rotates with the camera, the viewfinder excels in bright conditions where viewing the camera’s LCD may prove difficult.

Excellent Visibility

The EOS R camera’s electronic viewfinder has been created to provide a bright, sharp and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand. Equipped with an aspherical lens, the EVF shows a crisp and vivid image with minimal aberration or distortion, even when the eye moves off the center of the visual field.

High Eyepoint

The EOS R camera’s EVF has a bright, 23mm-high eyepoint design that creates a generous 30mm space between your nose and the rear of the viewfinder. This makes it easy to compose and view images in the viewfinder with or without glasses. A dioptric adjustment of -4 – +2 means it’s simple to change as needed to suit various users.

3.69 Million Dots

The EVF’s 0.5-inch OLED based display features approximately 3.69 million dots for an incredibly sharp and detailed image that makes it easy to check focus and view the extensive image data that’s displayed.

3.15″ VARI-ANGLE TOUCHSCREEN LCD

The EOS R camera has a flexible 3.15-inch Vari-angle LCD that makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle. Its touchscreen enables setting changes and more with just a tap.

EOS R showing VARI angle touchscreen LCD

INNOVATIVE CONTROL

Multi-function Bar with Customizable Functions

The EOS R camera’s newly designed multi-function bar provides a high level of functionality and customization options for fast, intuitive shooting. Positioned to sit right under the thumb, the touch bar allows the user to change settings, check manual focus, browse finished photos and more.



REAL-TIME INFORMATION

Dot-matrix LCD Panel

An LCD panel on the top of the EOS R camera features a dot-matrix display that gives real-time information on the camera’s status, recording mode and more. It can be inverted from black to white to suit viewing preferences or the ambient light source.

READY FOR REAL-WORLD OPERATION

Magnesium Alloy Body

Comfortable and solid in the hand, the EOS R camera features a rigid yet lightweight magnesium alloy chassis that enhances body durability while shielding the camera from electromagnetic radiation and heat. It also has a tempered front panel for internal rigidity.

EOS R Magnesium alloy body

Shutter Durability

The EOS R camera has a robust, electronically controlled focal-plane shutter that’s rated to approx. 200,000 cycles for consistent and reliable use. It shoots as fast as 1/8000 sec. at up to 8 fps, and up to 5 fps with Servo AF.

Shutter Closes if Powered Off without Lens

The EOS R camera has a mechanism to close the shutter when the camera is powered down and adjust settings accordingly to protect the shutter curtain.

EOS R showing closed Shutter when power off

Dust and Water-resistant

The EOS R camera is designed for use in a variety of weather conditions. Sealing materials are used in critical areas, while its precise design and construction help to minimize accidental penetration of dust and moisture in the rest of the camera body.

EOS R weather Sealing

Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433710-REG/canon_eos_r_mirrorless_digital.html/BI/19990/KBID/13252

 

PRESS RELEASE


Canon once again revolutionises the future of photography and filmmaking with pioneering, new EOS R System

London, UK, 5 September 2018 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, has today redefined the frontiers of photography and filmmaking with the launch of the pioneering EOS R System. Over thirty years on from the original, era-defining EOS launch, the bold, new EOS R System will once again expand photographic possibilities in countless ways. The new RF lens mount has been engineered with the perfect blend of optical, mechanical and electronic design to capture unique moments in previously impossible ways.

A pioneering lens mount, built from the best of EOS legacy

Since its inception in 1987, the EOS System – including Cinema EOS – has grown into the most recognised imaging system in the world. Today’s introduction takes the EOS platform to new heights, incorporating the best from the existing system, with even greater levels of performance, lens design possibilities and creative flexibility. The new RF mount has been built on the strengths of the existing EF mount and is the result of detailed research by Canon engineers, who have designed an impressive optical system with a flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm diameter lens mount – allowing for even greater freedom when designing lenses. The new mount’s 12-pin connection enables enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body, further enhancing lens design options, resulting in higher image quality and enhanced usability.

Mr Yuichi Ishizuka, President and CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East & Africa, commented: “When we launched the EOS System 30 years ago, we sent a clear message that the future of photography was here. Now, as one of the most iconic imaging systems in the world, our commitment remains. Canon will continue to invest in the unrivalled EOS world with cameras, lenses and accessories that set new heights in image quality, optical excellence and performance, all while satisfying the ever-evolving needs and demands of its customers.”

Exceptional quality in every detail

Built from the ground up, the new System has been reengineered with invaluable input during the System’s development from professional and enthusiast photographers and filmmakers. The EOS R System with RF mount and Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers unrivalled optical excellence, the world’s fastest autofocusi and faster communication between camera and lens. Features that are synonymous with EOS – fast performance, superb ergonomics and superior, uncompromising, image quality – remain at the heart of the EOS R System.2

Featuring innovative technology for photography and filmmaking alike, the EOS R System allows all users to shoot and film in extremely low light with accurate focusing, thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Small and discreet, the EOS R System gives flexibility, plus the advantage of silent shooting. It also offers the highest
standard of movie output from any Canon EOS System camera, outside of the Cinema EOS range, enabling filmmakers to take their storytelling to the next level in 4K with output in 10-bit over HDMI. The whole system has refined handling and enhanced ergonomics, including an electronic viewfinder and extensive customisation, allowing the user to the focus on the subject rather than the camera.

A system designed with lenses at its core

The EOS R System inherits all the existing system advantages, importantly full compatibility with existing EF and EF-S lenses and accessoriesii, when using one of three newly-developed lens adapters, expanding the boundaries of image capture. Canon has today also launched four new lenses, compatible with the EOS R System – the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM. Building on Canon’s lens heritage, these high-performance lenses will push forward the frontiers of creative capture thanks to the new cutting-edge optics and advanced image processing for both stills and video. Additionally, users of existing Canon EOS full frame or APS-C DSLR cameras can enjoy the EOS R System with their existing EF and EF-S lenses thanks to the adapters, while retaining the same performance as when used on a DSLR, as well as access to EOS accessories and Speedlite flashes.

Adding to the full frame family

Adding to the EOS full frame line-up, Canon has today unveiled the first camera body to carry the EOS R name and RF lens mount – setting the new standard for the camera of tomorrow. With the world’s fastest autofocusiii, it is also the world’s first camera with the ability to focus in light conditions as low as -6EViv and
totally silent shooting, providing stunning quality results every time. The EOS R redefines photo and video performance with unrivalled image quality, state-of-the art connectivity, refined ergonomics and responsive handling.

Further expanding the existing EOS System, Canon today also launches the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM – a new 32mm lens for the EOS M mirrorless system – and the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM, two revolutionary, lightweight professional super telephoto lenses for the EF System.

 

Pricing and Availability

The EOS R is available to pre-order from 12th September 2018 and available to purchase from 9th October 2018 with the following RSPs:

  • EOS R body and mount adapter – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
  • EOS R body, mount adapter and RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens – £3,269.99/ €3,819.99
  • RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
  • RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens – £1,119.99/ €1,319.99
  • Mount adapter EF-EOS R – £99.99/ €119.99
  • Control mount ring adapter EF-EOS R – £199.99/ €239.99

Available to purchase from December 2018 with the following RSPs:

  • RF 28-70mm f/2L USM lens – £3,049.99/ €3,549.99
  • RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM lens – £519.99/ €599.99

 

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Sabyasachi is an award winning Cinematographer and shoots for international broadcasters, feature films and corporates to make a living. He is a passionate wildlife filmmaker and photographer and has won awards and accolades for his documentary 'A Call in the Rainforest'. He has been striving to make his films and photographs full of life and emotion and write articles to educate and evangelise the need for conserving the last tracts of vanishing wilderness and wildlife in our country. He hopes that his wildlife films, photographs and writings force people to pause, look, ponder and ultimately take action.
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