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Canon EOS R First Impression Review (DPReview)

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Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 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

DPReview posted their first impression review about the Canon EOS R. They appear to have some mixed feelings, especially when it comes to the M-Fn bar. With all due respect, to me it seems every time Canon releases a new technology people feels obliged to criticise beyond necessity, just because it’s Canon. It was the same when Canon released the first EOS M camera. The amount of bad press was astonishing. Never the less, the EOS M system was well accepted by the public and it doesn’t look as if Canon didn’t sell a boatload of EOS M cameras. The EOS M50 is the best selling mirrorless camera in Japan.

The reviewer writes:

When I picked up the EOS R for the first time, I was struck by how solid it feels and how comfortable the grip is. The viewfinder looks excellent, the camera feels responsive, and I found some comfort in the familiarity of the M-Fn, AEL and AF-point selection buttons as well as the touch interface.

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Then I set about actually using the EOS R, and working with its revamped controls. Feelings of excitement quickly turned to frustration. But I resolved to give myself time to work with the camera, find my way around it, customize it a bit. After a few weeks, I confess the frustration has given way to grudging acceptance. I continue to have gripes with general button and dial placement, but have found some reasonably painless ways to get at most of the functions I want quickly and easily. Read the review…

All the new Canon gear announced ahead of Photokina 2018 can now be pre-ordered:

Pre-order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Pre-order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide pre-order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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