Canon Announces EOS R, 30.3MP Full-Frame Mirrorless

Canon recently announced the EOS R system, which is their first full-frame mirrorless camera. 

At the heart of the new camera is a 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 8 Image Processor. Key features include a 5,655 manually selectable autofocus points using Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4K UHD video recording at 30p and a 3.69m dot OLED electronic viewfinder.

The EOS R is built around Canon's new RF lens mount which, thanks to a 20mm flange distance, allows lenses to be smaller than their EF counterparts while maintaining optical quality. Four RF mount lenses have been announced at launch along with three EF-EOS R adapters that make the new camera compatible with the entire Canon lineup of EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses.

The EOS R has a ISO range of 100-40000 for stills and 100-25600 for video (100-12800 for 4K). Canon's newest version of their Dual Pixel CMOS AF features still works in light conditions as dim as EV -6, so the EOS R should feel right at home in low-light or nighttime conditions.

The 5,655 selectable autofocus points can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds and cover 88% of the horizontal image area and 100% of the vertical. F8 and F11 are compatible with all AF areas, even with ultra-telescopic lenses and teleconverters.

Video modes go up to 4K (3840x2160) at 29.97fps and Full HD 1080p at 59.94fps. Canon Log, a 12-stop dynamic range image profile, is now included with the camera. 10-bit 4:2:2 video capture is available via HDMI output.

Just above the 3.15" vari-angle touchscreen on the back is a new feature for Canon called the Multi-Function Bar, which is a small touch interface located near your thumb that allows quick access to certain settings, a customizable feature through the menu. 

At launch, Canon expects to have four lenses: the RF 35mm F1.8 IS Macro STM, RF 50mm F1.2L USM, RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM, and RF 28-70mm F2L USM.

The EOS R is expected to arrive in October 2018 as either body only ($2999.99) or as a kit with the new RF 24-105mm F4L ($4399.99). 

The RF 50mm F1.2L ($2999.99) is expected to arrive with the camera in October while the RF 35mm F1.8 Macro ($649.99), RF 24-105mm F4L ($1449.99) and RF 28-70mm F2L ($3899.99) will ship in December 2018. The Canon EF-EOS R Mount Adapter ($129.99) and Canon EF-EOS R Control Ring Mount Adapter ($259.99) ship in October while the Canon EF-EOS R Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter either with Circular Polarizer ($389.99) or Variable ND Filter ($519.99) are expected in February.

Pre-orders for the EOS R, RF lenses and accessories will begin on September 12, 2018.

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