Canon EOS R – 1st Full Frame Mirrorless by Canon

Canon announced their first Full-Frame (35mm) mirrorless camera this past month.

It’s a combination between the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 6D Mark II. But aren’t those two DSLR cameras? Yes they surely are! so what makes the Mirrorless by Canon so good?

Let’s take a look at the specs and see where it’s similar to 5D Mark IV: 

  1. 30.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF
  2. 35mm (Full Frame) 36.0 x 24.0mm
  3. RF Mount (brand new for this camera body)
  4. AF Points: Max at 5,655 (when manually selected with cross keys or touch screen focus)
  5. 100% vertical, 80% horizontal auto-focus area
  6. ISO range 100-40,000, with expanded H1 50-51,200 or H2 50-102,400
  7. 1/8000 to 30 sec shutter speed with bulb
  8. 8 FPS Max high-speed continuous shooting.
  9. Video Formats: 4K (UHD) 3840×2160 at 29.97, 25.00, 24.00, 23.93 fps
    Full HD (1080P) 1920×1080 at 119.9, 100.0, 59.94, 50.00, 29.97, 25.00, 24.00, 23.93 fps
    Full HD (1080P) 1920×1080 HDR at 29.97 & 25.00 fps

Specs that make this camera similar to the 6D Mark II:

  1. 1x SD/SCHC/SDXC memory card with support for UHS-II
  2. 3.15″ Vari-angle LCD with 100% coverage.
  3. 35mm (Full Frame) 36.0 x 24.0mm

That list up there are the basic specs that we’re interested in. The combination of these features on the EOS R is where the culmination of the best things from the above DSLR cameras.

Why is there only one slot on this camera? Well it is much smaller compared to both 5D and 6D, with a flange distance reduced to 20mm from 44mm (this is the distance between the sensor and lens). This also enabled the lens to be smaller compared to the DSLR cameras as visualized in this photo below from Canon’s website:

EOS R vs 5D MK IV with the same lens

I’m looking forward to checking out this camera once it arrives on the shelves. I know most reviewers have been playing with this camera for months before the launch.