Canon has launched its latest EOS R camera system in India, which is priced at Rs 1,89,950 for body only and will cost you Rs 2,78,945 when purchased with the RF 24-105 f/4L IS USM lens. The new 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor mirrorless camera features an electronic viewfinder, which is a first for the company. It comes with dual pixel CMOS Auto Focus and is equipped with the Digic 8 imaging processor. With a 30 MP sensor resolution, the new camera offers ISO setting between 100-40000, which expands to 50-102400. Alongside the camera, Canon has also launched four new RF lenses, two super-telephoto EF lenses and one prime EF-M lens.
For easier navigation and review, the Canon EOS R sports a 3.2-inch fully articulated TFT LCD display. The device supports Contrast and phase detect autofocus, along with multi-area, centre, Selective single-point, tracking, single, continuous, touch, face detection and live view. It also supports live view so that one can see exactly what the lens is seeing in the viewfinder, which is an electronic type. Using burst mode will result in shoots at 8 fps and the camera can record 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. The EOS R comes equipped with Dual Sensing IS, which detects camera shake to help click relatively stable images. It supports Dual Pixel RAW for micro-adjustment, bokeh shift and ghosting reduction. The camera comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which enables direct transfer of images to a smartphone.
Coming to the new lenses, there are a total of seven new lenses that Canon has announced. They are:
RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM: Costs Rs 88,995 and available from mid October.
RF50mm f/1.2L USM: Costs Rs 1,85,995 and available from mid October.
RF28-70mm f/2L USM: Costs Rs 2,42,995 and on sale from December
RF35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM: Costs Rs 40,995 and available from December
EF-M32mm f/1.4 STM: Costs Rs 34,995 and will be available from mid October
EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM: Costs Rs 9,69,995 and will be available from mid October
EF600mm f/4L IS III USM: Costs Rs 10,50,995 and will be available from mid October
Alongside the new RF lenses, one will also be able to use their existing EF lenses with the EOS R camera. This is possible with the four new type of RF mount adapters that the company has announced for the device. The 54mm diameter RF mount supports short back-focus of 20mm and features 12-pin contact points for data transfer between the lens and the body. They are:
Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: Costs Rs 7,995 and will be available from mid October
The Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: Costs Rs 15,995, goes on sale in mid October
The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with ND Filter: Costs Rs 31,995 and will be available next year
The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with PL Filter: Costs Rs 23,995, will go on sale next year.
You can read our first impressions of the new Canon EOS R camera here.