The Canon EOS R Is In Stock At Major Retailers in US and Europe

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

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

The Canon EOS R is in stock and ready to ship at major retailers in the USA. Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

The Alpha Dogs In The Mirrorless Pack: Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III Size Comparison

Foto Hans Keuzekamp shared images of the three main competitors in the full frame mirrorless market: The Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6, and Sony a7 III.

Click on the images below for a larger view.

The Canon EOS R is now shipping to customers

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

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

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 CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Canon EOS R In-Depth Review by Photography Blog (and it starts shipping tomorrow)

Canon Eos R Firmware

Photography Blog posted their in-depth Canon EOS R review, complete with full-size sample images (JPG and raw, downloadable), videos and more information. The review is not without criticism.

Excerpts from the conclusion:

[…] the lack of IBIS on the Canon EOS R puts it at a distinct disadvantage, as does the rather curtailed 4K video mode and questionable design decisions, including the lack of an AF joystick, single card slot, curious M-Fn bar and lack of a shooting mode dial.

The new RF lenses are the real star of the show, especially the 50mm f/1.2 and 24-70mm f/2. They may be big, but they’re also fast, faster than any of their rivals, DSLR or otherwise. And they also show where Canon wants to take its new mirrorless system, aiming for quality at the expense of compactness.

Ultimately the Canon EOS R isn’t as DSLR-like as the Nikon Z7 and isn’t as well-specced as the Sony A7 III, but it’s definitely good enough to satisfy current Canon owners and newbies alike, and therefore to stem the recent flow of Canon’s prosumer base to Sony. Read the review…

We have serious hints that the next model in the EOS R series will sport a high resolution sensor. An interview with Canon execs also points in this direction.

The Canon EOS R starts shipping tomorrow, time to place your order :-)

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

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 CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

The Canon EOS R Is The First Model Of A Whole Range, Canon Execs state (high res model coming)

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

French site Lens Numériques had an interview with Mr. Mineo Uchida, Mr. Masato Seita and Mr. Shingo Hayakawa, the people in charge of the development of the Canon EOS R.

The interview touched many points, not last the L-Alliance. However, there is one point in the interview where Canon’s execs clearly let you understand that a more pro-oriented model is on their schedule.

Please note the excerpts below have been machine translated from French (emphasis mine).

Question: You have favored high-quality and expensive optics with the 50mm f/1.2 and the 28-70mm f/2, but are they really suitable for use on a midrange EOS R between 6D Mark II and the 5D Mark IV?

Answer by Mr. Seita: You know, the EOS R is just the first case in a new range and we wanted to show the range of possibilities of our new mount with light optics, fast optics equipped with our new Nano technique USM with the 24-105mm f/4 and more affordable optics like the […] 35mm f/1.8 stabilized macro.

Our interpretation of the answer is that Canon is making RF mount lenses that are already designed for a higher resolution EOS R model. Last week we got a rumor about such a model, and this statement seems to confirm the rumor.

When asked about IBIS (In Camera Image Stabilisation), the reason for one card slot and cropped 4K video, Mr. Seita said:

Yes, we are aware that mechanical stabilization is an important demand from the users, but considering the positioning of the EOS R, we decided not to integrate the IBIS […] because our priority was compactness. The compactness we wanted to have was not compatible with such a system. But of course, in the future, we will be able to answer them. This is our first model. We still have room for improvement. For the memory location, it is a question of compactness and priority for the photographers covered by the EOS R. We believe that one location is enough. And for the video, it’s the same answer. We believe that the intended target will be satisfied with the proposed modes.

To read the interview head over to Lens Numériques.


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

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 CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R First Impression Review (DPReview)

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

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.

[…]

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 CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

The Next Canon EOS R Will Be A High Resolution Model

Canon Eos R Firmware

We have been told that the next Canon EOS R system camera to be announced will sport a high resolution sensor.

This makes sense. Nikon announced two full frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7. The Nikon Z7 is the high resolution model, featuring a 45MP sensor. It’s to expect Canon will follow the same path. The Canon EOS R has a 30MP sensor (the Nikon Z6 has 24,5MP).

A Canon EOS R model with a sensor around 50MP has to be considered plausible..

This rumor doesn’t come entirely as a surprise. A more pro-oriented EOS R model is rumored since a while, and it seems just straight that Canon might feature a sensor with a resolution similar to the EOS 5Ds. In this way Canon could replicate their highly successful EOS 5D line-up with mirrorless technology. Moreover, all the Canon RF lenses appear to have been build with a 50MP sensor in mind.

It’s still unclear when the next Canon EOS R is going to be announced. Ahead of Photokina 2019 (May 2019) seems to be a good candidate announcement.

Stay tuned, there is more to come.