Canon is set to release another Canon EOS R5 firmware update very soon, most likely…
Canon EOS Ra at a glance:
- 30.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- Modified Filter for Enhanced Night Sky Recording
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5,655 Manually Selectable AF Positions
- RF Mount Compatible with RF Lenses and EF/EF-S Lenses* (with Optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R)
- 4K 30p with Canon Log and 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI Output
- Built-in EVF with 3.69 Million Dots, Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD and Dot-matrix LCD Panel
- Sophistication in a Lightweight, Compact Size
- High Magnification Ratio of 30x in Live View
- Impressive Durability
- Silent Shutter
- USB Charge Compatible
Update: The Canon EOS Ra leaked at Adorama. Retail price for the body only option is $2,499.
About Canon EOS Ra
Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera dedicated to deep sky and night sky photography
Capture the intricacies of a starry night sky with the new EOS Ra camera — Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera dedicated to deep sky and night sky photography. Building on the success of the EOS R, the EOS Ra offers 30x magnification in both the viewfinder and in Live View shooting for more accurate focus.
Modified Filter for Enhanced Night Sky Recording
Positioned in front of the CMOS imaging sensor, The EOS Ra’s infrared-cutting filter is modified to permit approximately 4x as much transmission of hydrogen alpha rays at the 656nm wavelength, vs. standard EOS R cameras. This allows for a higher transmission of deep red infrared rays emitted by nebulae, without requiring any other specialized optics or accessories.
The Canon EOS Ra is an EOS R full frame mirrorless camera modified for astrophotography. While the camera operation mode is the same as the EOS R, the EOS Ra has approximately four times the transmittance of hydrogen-alpha light (656 nm) as the EOS R.
Photographs of subjects that reflect a lot of infrared light will therefore appear redder than they actually are. This is good for astrophotography and less optimal for normal photography. With the EOS Ra it may not be possible to obtain an appropriate color balance and uneven colors may result when shooting normal subjects.
Announcement coming soon, stay tuned.