A little while back, Canon Australia sent over their Flagship EOS R for me to try out. So over the weeks i had tested and tried it out to see just what it can do.
Big thanks to Canon for sending this over for review!
Design and First Impressions
Upon first impressions, the EOS R is one beefy camera, it its made entirely from plastic and aluminium and boasts a massive 3.5″ variable touch display, which means you can angle it in pretty much any way you want. The front of the camera has the Canon Logo, EOS R badge and the lens release button. On the top is the shutter/focus button, mode selector, on off switch and ISO control wheel.
To the left is the Remote shutter port, USB Port, HDMI Port, 3.5mm Microphone in port and 3.5mm headphone jack for audio monitoring.
- 30.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor
- OLED Viewfinder
- Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus
- WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity
- 4K Capable video recording
- A massive ISO range of 100-40,000
- Eye Detection Auto Focus
- Silent Shutter
Features in Detail
Canon’s new OLED EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) gives you a much more immersive feel when shooting on the EOS R, It has a resolution of 3.69 Million dots on a 0.5″ EVF which gives you a super crisp and immersive feel to get a better shot.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF gives you a super fast AF (Auto Focus) time of only .5 of a second by utilizing the 5655 available AF points. All of these available points gives you super smooth auto focus while recording video even in 4K.
Eye Detection AF
This one is a cool one, When the EOS detects a human face come into frame, it uses our eyes as the Auto Focus points to keep the face fully in focus at all times, which is especially important while shooting portraits.
Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity
During my tests, i did not do any NFC tests so i cannot verify any claims.
The EOS R does have both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity which makes it easy to unload and share your photos onto your computer and social media. Just simply connect the EOS R to your WiFi network by going into settings and following the steps. By doing this you can easily download you photos onto your computer or send them directly to your printer to print them out.
Disclaimer, the following images are not taken by or owned by myself, these are sample images from the Canon website taken by the EOS R as i somehow lost the pictures i took myself.
The EOS R’s firmware is intuitive and easy to use, the menu is super simple and is navigated by the controls next to the screen or just by using the touch screen. Setup is simple and only takes about 5 ish minutes to complete.
There are about a billion(not really) specs for this camera and quite frankly i did not want to list them all, so have some screen shots instead 🙂
I really liked my time with the EOS R, to quote the Canon Australia Rep “It’s quite the powerhouse” and i really do agree with them.
The lens options are endless, the image and video quality is stunning, the specs are out of this world and there is some much more that could be said.
If you would like to buy one, you can get one from Canon Australia
International link coming soon!
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