A new era for Canon starts today with the new "R" series mirrorless camera system

Written by David Shapton

CanonCanon EOS R

Breaking news that Canon has announced its new R series mirrorless camera, the "EOS R"

With a new lens mount, this is a completely new camera system from Canon. It may be the most significant camera from them for a decade. 

The sensor is a 30 megapixel CMOS and the overall design, while obviously retaining the EOS DNA, is completely new. 

Video is cropped but is apparently output through a clean HDMI feed at 10 bit 4:2:2, so should look very good when recorded to an external device. Sounds like a good match for the new Atomos 5" Ninja. 

Autofocus is Dual Pixel. There's Canon Log recording giving 12 stops dynamic range at 400 ISO. (Maybe a bit less than you'd expect but this is always subjective and different manufacturers test in different ways. In any case this is easily enough for good HDR.)

ISO range is 100 - 40,000.

There's WiFI, Bluetooth and USB 3.1

We're meeting with Canon today and will bring you more news later. Meanwhile, here's Syrp's excellent first-look video. 

Tags: Production


Related Articles

2 August, 2020

This is how the first DV cameras changed video production forever

The 1980s were the decade when video began to encroach on film – certainly for TV, if not for cinema. The 1990s was the decade when digital cameras...

Read Story

1 August, 2020

This is one of the biggest influencers on modern video you might not have heard of

If you’ve started using cameras in the last few years you might not be aware of just how far cameras have come. For some time one of the go-to...

Read Story

31 July, 2020

Why do we keep thinking in 35mm for focal lengths?

Replay: Do we really need to keep using 35mm as our baseline for focal lengths, or is there a much better way?

Read Story