EOS R: Canon’s Full Frame Mirrorless, To Be Announced Sept. 5th

The Canon EOS R has been thoroughly leaked — with both photos and specifications of the camera and new “RF” lenses made available.

We can look forward to a 30.3mp full-frame mirrorless with an new “RF” lens mount. EF and EF-S lenses can be mounted with an adapter. A Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system supporting over 5,000 AF points with a range of EV -6 to 18 is one of the most highly touted features; other highlights include an adapter system which supports drop-in filters (one filter for your entire existing EF lens lineup!) and of course the small size and low weight. At 580g, this weighs in somewhere between a Rebel-class and 77D/80D body.

We’ll be watching this closely with the rumored announcement on September 5th. We’ve setup the Canon EOS R page. From that page, you can sign-up for notifications for pre-order opportunities, as well as the inevitable street price that we’ll have on this long-awaited and game-changing offering.

5 comments on “EOS R: Canon’s Full Frame Mirrorless, To Be Announced Sept. 5th

  1. September 2, 2018 at 5:54 pm EDT

    But can it track Chimney Swifts?

    1. Roger Barnett
      September 2, 2018 at 8:05 pm EDT

      LOL, Dave… Can you?

  2. Larry
    September 3, 2018 at 12:13 am EDT

    EOS R specs:

    30.3 Million Pixels Full Size CMOS
    Dual pixel CMOS AF
    EV-6 low brightness autofocus
    4K video
    Touch panel liquid crystal
    Multifunction bar installed (2nd picture image)
    Dustproof drip-proof · magnesium body
    Battery: LP-E6N
    Battery grip: BG-E 22
    Size: Width of about 136 mm × height of about 98 mm
    Weight: Approximately 580 g
    Mount: inner diameter 54 mm, flange back 20 mm, 12 pin
    Mount adapter: “Mount adapter EF – EOS R” “Control ring mount adapter EF – EOS R” “Drop – in filter mount adapter EF – EOS R”

    It doesn’t look like it has ibis…

  3. September 3, 2018 at 9:55 pm EDT

    Hmm. Still waiting on the official announcement, but it looks like there will not be IBIS and only one card slot. I think this is a mistake by Canon, and likely is their usual game (gimp this for something better later).

    I’m dissapointed, but not outright put off by it. I currently don’t have a FF camera, and have been thinking about getting one. The 5D is just too much for me, since I don’t really make money from my shooting. I think something under 2K would be appealing, and the 6DmkII is gimped on it’s AF. The EOS R apparently has over 5000 AF points and -6 EV, making it pretty ideal for low light shooting. Depending on real world reviews of it I could see myself with this. Again, still waiting on the official.

    1. Kevin Durris
      September 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm EDT

      The specs to me look like a body somewhere between the 6D II & the 5D IV. Probably a bit closer to the 6D II.

      I am thus considering this body to be the 6D III.

      Canon will eventually build either a 5D type body or a 1D type body with mirrorless.

      Since the 5D IV is fine by me already I kinda wish they would just go straight to the 1D body and make it stupendously good.

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