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Canon EOS R Review: A Photographer’s View

Simon Skinner - 4 years ago

And here it is! Part 1 of the PhotoBite hands-on review of Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R. Produced from the photographer’s perspective, part 1 looks at the camera’s functions and we give our view on the camera’s strong points and where it could be improved.

The Canon EOS R has landed as the brand’s first serious full-frame mirrorless camera system and is the most exciting product to come from the Canon stable in recent memory. A product of Canon’s 2.2 billion investment in R&D each year, a whopping 8 per cent of the company’s annual turnover, the EOS R has been presented by Canon as an addition to the tried and tested cameras from the EOS range.

Offering users an impressive set of functions and features, including the world’s fastest auto-focus, [.5 seconds], touch + drag AF, silent shooting, 4K video, [the best from Cinema EOS], USB C Connection, [for direct charging] a range of mount adaptors, a £250K UK ad campaign, and a national promotional roadshow, it’s clearly a significant launch for the brand. Since our first hands-on film, showing the basic functions of the EOS R, we’ve picked up another to bring you this, our real world review for photographers.

Be sure to watch part 2 of this video, where our video expert, Josh Lewis, walks through the Canon EOS R from a film maker’s perspective. 

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.