Canon EOS R vs Sony a7 III – Which One Suits You Better?

Sony A7 Iii
Canon EOS R at glance:Sony a7 III 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
– 24MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
– BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
– 693-Point Hybrid AF System
– UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
– 2.36m-Dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF
– 3.0″ 922k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
– 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilisation
– ISO 204800 and 10 fps Shooting
– Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC, Dual SD Slots
– USB Type-C Port, Weather-Sealed Design

The Slanted Lens compares the Canon EOS R with the Sony a7 III in a 13 minutes video. Can Canon’s first full frame mirrorless camera compete with Sony’s? Find out in the video below.

Canon EOS R:

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Sony a7 III:

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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Sample Photos (jaw-dropping performance, DPReview)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted a set of sample pictures shot with the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L lens for the EOS R system. It doesn’t happen every day to read a description like:

Shaped like a can of Campbell’s Chunky soup, it’s a tad large and awkward affixed to the the EOS R. Nonetheless, what it lacks in grace it makes up for with jaw-dropping performance.

Click here to see the Canon RF 85mm f1.2L sample photo gallery.

Here is a very interesting interview with the developers of the Canon RF 85mm. More Canon RF 85mm f1.2L coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 85mm f1.2L:

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Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM MACRO Review

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM at a glance;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The Phoblographer reviewed of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. They gave the lens a rating of 4/5.

About the autofocus they say:

During […] tests with the Canon 35mm f1.8 USM IS RF on the Canon EOS RP, [the reviewer] was quite surprised at just how well the two worked together. While on a tour of the Penumbra facilities in NYC, [the reviewer] decided to approach the visit in a documentary fashion. For photojournalistic reasons and purposes, the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS did a great job. The focusing was always accurate, fast enough for documentary work, and reliable. In fact, it never missed its mark. 

The Phoblographer’s conclusion:

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS is a lens that photographers will pick up if they’re looking for a good 35mm lens for the Canon system that has image stabilization. In addition to that the image quality is also very sharp for what it is. Then consider the bokeh and the fact that you can not only get this from a 35mm lens, but the f1.8 aperture lets you really blow your backgrounds out. I can’t really complain about the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS except, you know, I wish it was built better.

Read the review…

More Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 MACRO IS STM ($449):

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Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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Canon EOS RP Detailed Hands-On (video) Review

Canon Eos Rp

Canon EOS RP at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4779 AF Points
  • ISO 100-40000, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

YouTuber Maarten Heilbron posted a neat 29 minutes video where he shares his hands-on experience with the EOS RP. The (video) review comes with tests and samples, and is a real field testing of the EOS RP. Enjoy.

CONTENTS

  • Sample photos 0:31
  • Ergonomics, keys and buttons 1:08
  • New Mode: Fv 2:15
  • R mount 24-105 5:15
  • Menu setup 6:52
  • Focus 7:44
  • White balance and colour profiles 10:45
  • Exposure modes 13:06
  • Drive modes, burst 17:56
  • Wifi and bluetooth, app
  • 18:38 Video
  • 19:28 Playback
  • 25:24 Menu 26:13
  • Conclusion 28:07

More EOS RP coverage is listed here.

Canon EOS RP:

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Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L DxOMarked (impressive optical performance)

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

RF 28-70mm F/2L at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DxOMark posted their review and test results for the Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L, a highly regarded lens for the EOS R system.

DxOMark gave the RF 28-70mm F/2L a score of 33, and see it performing better than the amazing Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II.

From the conclusion:

With such a fast F2.0 maximum aperture at all focal lengths, the new Canon RF zoom certainly feels like it’s showcasing the potential of switching to the new RF mount. Given the possibilities for low-light shooting, when switching between primes isn’t ideal, a lens like this is sorely tempting. At a dollar shy of $3,000, though, it is a pricey proposition. Still, it has very impressive optical performance, and when viewed overall, it’s even a slightly better performer than the highly-regarded Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM. Its appeal is somewhat niche, but if you need a lens like this, there isn’t anything else on the market quite like it.

Read the review…
Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

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Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

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Canon EOS R Six-Month Hands-On Review

Canon Eos R

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

SLR Lounge on YouTube posted a 12 minutes video where they resume their six months long experience with the Canon EOS R.

Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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