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First Look: Hands-on with the Canon EOS R

Simon Skinner - 4 years ago

We got our hands on the recently announced and high anticipated Canon EOS R. We had the opportunity to test it out and see what Canon has to offer in the full-frame mirrorless market. It was nice to see Canon take the bull by the horns a deliver a product that would stand up against Sony and Nikon’s mirrorless line-up but also add to their own full frame series. 

The new Canon EOS R

In the warm press room, we were introduced to the Canon EOS R, the camera which will set the next 30 years of Canon’s new camera series.  After running through the specs we got the chance to hold the EOS R in our hands, it felt like a Canon. 

The familiar grip, similar look. A true Canon camera.  Even with the familiar feel, Canon has redesigned this camera from the ground up making this the most customisable Canon camera to date. The features were very similar to the Canon 5D Mark IV with some additional features such as a new 5,655 autofocus point system [that’s not a typo], a new “Nano USM” for finer control when manual focus and a new lens mount to hold lenses with greater apertures.

F2 zooms were mentioned but we were not shown a roadmap for the next two years. But who doesn’t love a surprise?   For more details on the camera and specs then do click here

For more information check out our #TheMeasure series on our Youtube video and let us know your thoughts on Canon’s EOS R!

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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.