The Canon EOS R is on display at Photokina 2018, and you can touch and try it

Canon Eos R

Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

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

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

Canon press release:

The future of imaging on show at photokina – touch and try Canon’s pioneering Canon EOS R System

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 18 September 2018 – Following its recent global launch, the pioneering and revolutionary EOS R System, camera and RF lenses will be on public display at photokina, in Cologne, Germany, exclusively on the Canon stand (Hall 3, level 2) for visitors to touch, try and experience. From Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th September 2018, Canon will be showcasing its strongest line-up yet at the show, catering for every step of the photographic journey with a host of imaging, print and video products, designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Experience the camera the world is talking about – the groundbreaking EOS R System, camera and RF lenses will be on display on the Canon stand exclusively at photokina 2018

canon eos r

Discover Canon’s optical excellence

Canon’s range of camera equipment has been created with over 80 years of technical expertise, blending innovation and design with pioneering technology and craftmanship, to create award-winning imaging and video products that continue to pursue perfection in every area. Over thirty years on from the original, era-defining EOS launch, the pioneering EOS R System delivers an entirely new level of innovation, enabling richer, more detailed results, with unparalleled levels of sharpness and detail. Taking photography and filmmaking into an exciting new era, the EOS R’s innovative 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. Visitors to the Canon stand can experience the EOS R’s remarkable features first-hand, including the world’s fastest autofocusii low-light shooting capabilities and impressive levels of customization.

“Canon exists to inspire and enable photographers and filmmakers, at every level, helping them to explore a world of exciting imaging possibilities – both now and in the future” said Alessandro Stanzani, EVP of Canon Imaging Technology & Communications Group – Europe, Middle East & Africa. “We are particularly proud and excited to showcase the revolutionary EOS R System with its innovative RF lens mount, which launched to incredible acclaim earlier this month. At photokina, visitors to our stand will be able to get hands-on with the new EOS R and experience the optical superiority of our RF lenses for the first time.”

Throughout Canon’s entire range, from the recently launched PowerShot SX740 HS and the award-winning EOS M50 to the standard-bearing EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon has a camera to meet all photography and videography needs, from professionals just starting out, to enthusiasts capturing special memories, or independent filmmakers shooting their latest film. Canon’s product experts will be on hand at the Expert Bar to help attendees pursue the perfect shot and expand photographic knowledge.

The art of storytelling with Canon’s Ambassadors

Pushing creative boundaries and championing visual storytelling, Canon’s globally renowned ambassadors will be on Canons’ Spotlight Stage, hosting a series of insightful and compelling talks and workshops throughout the four-day show. From adventures in the South Pacific with Ulla Lohmann, to Katya Mukhina’s experience shooting landscapes with the EOS R in Iceland, they will take visitors around the world with their unique stories. Join the Canon stand to hear ‘How to’ talks – whether it is finding out how to take the leap from stills to video or learn the best way to print vivid and attractive landscape images, the ambassadors have it covered.

Every step of the imaging journey

From capturing stunning images to printing and sharing them with friends and family, Canon supports users at every stage of their imaging journey. The full PIXMA and Pro Print range will also be in action to demonstrate how Canon’s world-class print technology and inks transform digital image libraries into high-quality prints. The imagePROGRAF series will show the impact and magic of printed images, in large scale, which can be viewed in the Print Gallery.

Investing in equipment

Canon Professional Services (CPS) will also be at photokina, ensuring professionals are equipment-ready to do their job, whatever the circumstances. The service includes a priority repair service, back-up kit loans (dependent on membership) and support – both on-the-ground and via a dedicated helpline.

Stay informed

Keep an eye on the @CanonEvents Twitter feed and Pro photography Facebook page for regular updates and exclusive live content from the Canon stand including Q&As with Canon’s ambassadors and product experts. The Canon stand at photokina can be found in Hall 3, level 2.

For more information, please visit: https://www.canon.co.uk/pro/


Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.9.0 with Canon EOS R Support Now Available

Canon Eos Rp

Canon released Digital Photo Professional 4.9.0 with added support for the new Canon EOS R.

Digital Photo Professional 4.9.0 is part of the EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 33.3A, which contains:

  • Digital Photo Professional 4.9.0
  • EOS Utility 3.9.0
  • EOS Utility 2.14.20
  • EOS Lens Registration Tool 1.9.0
  • EOS Web Service Registration Tool 1.8.0
  • EOS Sample Music
  • Picture Style Editor 1.21.0
  • Image Transfer Utility 2.1.0

You can download the EOS Digital Solution Disk Software for Windows and Mac OS X. Please note that I linked to the most recent versions of the operating systems. If this doesn’t apply to you, you can choose the operating system version here.

The Canon EOS R user manual is also available for download.


Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

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

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

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Image Quality Comparison: Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII

Canon Eos R

Tony & Chelsea Northrup compared the image quality of the new Canon EOS R with its siblings, the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II, and with the Sony a7 III and Sony a7R III.

The Canon EOS R definitely has a better image quality than the Sony a7 III in most conditions, with noticeably sharper images, even at high ISOs. However, the dynamic range of the EOS R has issues in shape of heavy banding when recovering shadows. This issue did not surface on the EOS 5D Mark IV (which one more times shows the EOS R does not have the same sensor as the 5D4). Dynamic range of the EOS R sensor is better than the Canon 6D Mark II.


Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

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

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

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Interview With Canon Engineers About the Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R

Dave Etchells of Imaging Resource had the chance to talk to Canon engineers about the brand new Canon EOS R.

Some excerpts:

Does the Canon EOS R really have 5,655 AF points?

[…]what’s being referred to are the number of AF point positions you can choose from, when in single-point mode and using the rear-panel arrow keys. When you press one of the arrow keys, the box showing the single AF “point” moves a small step in the chosen direction. Adding up the number of steps in each direction, you’d likely come up with the claimed 5,655 points.

Does AF coverage change with EF-mount lenses?

Since EF-mount lenses used via the adapter are so much further from the sensor surface, it seems likely that they wouldn’t be able to support as large an AF area as native RF-mount ones. I asked, and it turns out this is true. It will vary some based on the specific lens design, but some EF-mount lenses won’t have quite as wide AF coverage as the native ones. Native RF-mount coverage is 100% vertically and 88% horizontally, but some EF-mount lenses will only have 80% horizontal coverage (again, depending on the specific lens design).

How does EOS R autofocus compare to cameras like the 5D Mark IV?

[…]relative AF performance depended on the subject; that the EOS R would win sometimes and the 5D IV or 1D X II other times. They didn’t elaborate on what subjects they thought each would be best at, but I thought it was significant that it wasn’t all one way, and that the EOS R in fact would win some AF matchups, even against some of Canon’s top SLRs.

The entire interview can be read at Imaging Resource.


Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

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

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

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon EOS R User Manual Available For Download

Canon Eos R

The user manual for the Canon EOS R is available for download at Canon Asia.

Pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

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

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

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

More Canon EOS R (and RF Lenses) Hands-on and First Impression Reviews

Canon Eos R

Since September 12, 2018, pre-orders for the Canon EOS R are live. Shipping is expected to start in October 2018.

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

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

Canon EOS R world-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay US, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy


Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L lens sample images – The Phoblographer

Canon EOS R lab test images – Imaging Resource

Canon EOS R – first look, photos and review – Park Cameras Blog

Canon EOS R Sample Gallery with raw conversion – DPReview


Above: At the Bench: First Look at the Canon EOS R – AbelCine


Above: Canon EOS R Review: Full Walkthrough – Imaging Resource


Above: Canon EOS R Announcement: What I Love, What I Hate – Dustin Abbott


Above: Canon EOS R Detailed Hands On Review – Mert Gündoğdu