3 Things You (probably) Did Not Know About The Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R Firmware Update

The guys at LensVid had an interview with Canon Europe exec at Photokina 2018. Here is a short and fun follow up to the interview, with some information about the Canon EOS R you might have not known.

  1. Direct custom video settings – by pressing the video button in stills mode you can go directly into the custom video settings.
  2. Battery grip as a dual USB-charger – you can charge 2 of the camera’s batteries using USB if you have the EOS-R grip.
  3. Alway on BT – even if you turn off your camera and put it in your camera bag you can still access the images you shot from your smartphone or tablet via BT (we assume you can always choose to turn this off to save battery life).

And here is the video…

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

Veni Vidi Vici – Canon Already Has 22% Of Full Frame Mirrorless Market In Japan

Full Frame Mirrorless

BCNranking posted market figures for full frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

The Canon EOS R has just been releases, and Canon already has 22% market share for full frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

The situation:

  1. Sony 67%
  2. Canon 22.1%
  3. Nikon 10.4%

Not bad for the company that was last to jump on the FF MILC bandwagon. It was a jump start for sure. It has to be said that Nikon’s Z6 doesn’t ship yet. However, it’s clear that Sony MILCs are going to face some serious competition. Sony dropped from a near 100% market share to 67%, and that’s not peanuts.

To us it’s clear that Canon will have more than 50% market share within a year or so, or at last when they will have released more EOS R bodies.

Full Frame Mirrorless

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L In Stock And Ready To Ship (at $2299)

Canon RF Vs EF 50mm F/1.2 EOS R System

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

The Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L lens is in stock and ready to ship at major retailers. Price is high for the optical excellence this lens delivers: $2,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

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

Next Canon EOS R (high resolution) Model To Be Announced Before Photokina 2019, Most Likely

Canon Eos R

It’s season of the Canon EOS R rumors. A lot of wild speculation are filling our inbox and surfacing allover the web.

While a recent interview with a Canon exec has probably killed most of the potential rumors of the next months, there is still stuff to talk about.

We’ve been told on multiple occasions that Canon has a high resolution EOS R model in development. This was also pretty clearly spoken out by another Canon exec during an interview. The question is when the EOS R high resolution camera will be announced.

Most of the people we have talked to seem to agree that Canon will announced this camera before Photokina 2019 (which happens in May). That makes sense. Photokina is likely the most important event for the photographic industry. Moreover, the fact that Nikon launched a high res model makes it likely Canon will do the same. A mirrorless camera with the same resolution of the EOS 5Ds (R) appears to be a good idea. I guess a lot of photographers would appreciate.

The EOS R system is here to stay, and we can be sure Canon will push it better and stronger than they do with their EOS M system.

Stay tuned.

Steve Huff Switched From Sony To Canon’s EOS R, Here Is Why

Canon Eos R

Well known photographer Steve Huff posted a quite enthusiastic article about the Canon EOS R, and why he switched to it.

I switched to the Canon EOS-R […] and could not be happier. This camera is a gem. Forget the noise created around its release, as it has some Mojo. The EOS-R and EF or RF lenses offers something unique.

As other reviewers pointed out, the EOS R system is made by its outstanding (albeit small) lens ecosystem. The RF 28-70 mm F/2L and especially the RF 50mm F/1.2L are showcasing the optical excellence that can be achieved with Canon’s newly engineered RF mount. And then it’s Canon’s color science, and all the things that make up a Canon camera.

I love this Canon, the color, the control, the new lenses, the ease of use, the video function, touch screen controls, and the swivel screen. The Joystick? I am enjoying this camera without it as I enjoy using my thumb to set the focus point while I shoot. It’s intuitive and natural. I do feel Canon could do a firmware update though to make this process a tad smoother. It can be a tad glitchy at times but all in all, I really enjoy this feature as it allows me to easily select my focus point, in a natural way. They probably should have just put in the joystick to please more of the camera buying audience but they didn’t. Either way this works the same way as a joystick, just takes some getting used to.

Here are some videos Steve Huff posted about his experience with the Canon EOS R. The first video telling the reasons why he left Sony’s system. More insights and a lot of sample photos in his review.


The Canon EOS R and RF lenses are in stock and ready to ship

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