Canon EOS R – Canon Enters Full Frame Mirrorless Soon – Early Specs and Thoughts!

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Canon finally entered Full Frame Mirrorless this week with the rumored Canon EOS R.

Canonrumors has plenty of posts including specifications and sizes etc.

But I thought we'd not only hit those things but our good friend Hugh Brownstone has a very thoughtful video down below you must watch (IMHO).

I'll note that in the video Hugh asks about the bottom line for Canon with full frame sensor bodies.

The key is that Canon is in business really to sell lenses… I don't think that's a huge surprise to anyone, but many don't think of it that way really.

It is much like the old ‘give away the razor to sell razor blades' theory.

This will be a ground breaking release for many… and of course there will be plenty who say it is too little too late.

Now by ground breaking, I don't really think this is as big as the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was in terms of a revolution, but we all know that Canon loves to let the market percolate and then sweep in with an offer that meets the needs of many of its customers (but it won't meet all – hell no camera ever will!).

But it will also be so significant because many of the Canon loyalists will now have a reason to enter the mirrorless body market if they want and still have the features and benefits of Canon… you know that's why they've stayed loyal all these years.

AND – let's get back to the lenses… they get to keep their inventory of great glass as well – and that's what is the real meat behind Canon both in terms of profit for them, but also for the Canon photographers and filmmakers!

And as we enter this new reality for Canon and Canon owners, let's keep one thing in mind… if the new Canon EOS R doesn't appeal to you and you don't think it is the perfect camera, that's OK! Not every camera is designed just for you and your needs.

I predict there will be a lot of people very happy and a whole bunch of bashers who will scream that Canon didn't make the perfect camera (for them). And there will be folks who have other brands who say “my brand is better!” and that's ok too.

My first take:

Lots of talk about the other brands having in body stabilization… the first gen Canon Mirrorless doesn't seem to have it and that's OK with me. Maybe it will come.

Only 1 card slot will be a killer for some, just look at the Nikon z7 complaining! I don't HAVE to have 2 slots, but some do.

The joy for me will be Dual Pixel AF — Canon has the BEST autofocus in video on the market – they're light years ahead of everyone else. Say what you want about how pros don't need it, but DPAF rocks and if you're not using it, you're missing out. This is one reason I keep chatting with people over and over where they stick with Canon (usually quietly) because it just freaking works!

We'll have a good bit of coverage when the official announcements come… so please stay tuned. And remember, we're just about the only place that covers what everyone else is saying. That's called curation.

Here are the full Canon EOS R specifications

Via Canon Rumors:

Here are the full specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera taken from an official Canon PDF that was posted by Nokishita.

Thanks to canonrumors, you can view the original Canon PDF here.

Canon EOS R Specifications Summary: (Google translated)

  • Number of effective pixels: 30.3 million pixels (Total number of pixels: 31.7 million pixels)
  • Image type: JPEG, RAW (14 bit), C-RAW
  • Dual pixel RAW support
  • EVF: organic EL, 0.71 times
  • AF point: Maximum 5,655 points
  • Distance measurement range: EV – 6 to 18 (23 ° C at room temperature · ISO 100 with F1.2 lens)
  • ISO sensitivity: 100 to 40000 (extended ISO: 50, 51200, 102400)
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 seconds, Bulb
  • Continuous shooting performance: Up to 8 frames per second (at servo AF: up to 5 frames / sec)
  • Video: 4K 30p, FullHD 60p, HD 120p
  • Rear liquid crystal display: 3.15 type 2.1 million dots touch panel
  • Recording medium: SD / SDHC / SDXC card
  • Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6
  • Can charge inside the camera using the USB power adapter PD – E1 (only when using LP – E 6N)
  • Size: 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4 mm
  • Weight: 660 g (including battery / memory card) · 580 g (body only)

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