Introducing the future of Photography, the Canon EOS R system

Introducing the future of Photography, the Canon EOS R system

The time for speculation is over. Canon have this morning revealed details of the much rumoured and much anticipated Full-Frame Mirrorless camera that is set to take on Sony’s unchallenged dominance in this area.


Ever since Sony released the Alpha 7 in late 2013, Canon’s loyal customers have looked towards Sony with every growing curiosity and intrigue. ‘When is Canon releasing a full-frame mirrorless?’ had to be the most asked question in the shop!

Well the wait is over. The Canon EOS R is here.


Headline Specs:

  • 30.3 megapixel sensor
  • DIGIC 8 processor
  • Focuses down to -6 EV
  • 5655 AF points
  • Face+ tracking
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
  • 100-40000 ISO, expandable to 102400
  • 30-1/8000 sec shutter speed range
  • OLED electronic viewfinder, 3.69 million dots
  • Vari-Angle LCD screen
  • 8 fps, 100 JPEG or 47 RAW buffer
  • 4K video at 30 fps, ALL-I @480 mbps
  • Weather Sealing
  • LP-E6 battery, good for 370 shots
  • 1x SD card slot

All new RF mount and lenses

The new RF mount has been built on the strengths of the existing EF mount and is the result of detailed research by Canon engineers, who have designed an impressive optical system with a flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm diameter lens mount – allowing for even greater freedom when designing lenses. The new mount’s 12-pin connection enables enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body, further enhancing lens design options, resulting in higher image quality and enhanced usability.


New Sensor and Processing Technology

The EOS R offers a full-frame 30.3 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor, which focuses without compromise thanks to its advanced phase detection system allowing the user to select between an incredible 5655 AF positions. With claimed worlds fastest auto focus of 0.05 secs and focusing down to -6ev, the specs are unprecedented.

Images and video are recorded with all the delicate subtleties of detail, colour and dynamic range thanks to advanced DIGIC 8 processing and in-camera Digital Lens Optimiser.


Stunning 4K video quality with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Digital Movie IS, 10-bit output and Canon Log

Filmmakers will love EOS R just as much as stills photographers. With audio control, a vari-angle screen, manual focus peaking and compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses via adapter, it’s a highly accomplished filmmaking tool. Able to deliver stunning 4K video footage via HDMI output in 10-bit for the ultimate in high quality and grading possibilities. The EOS R boasts Canon Log, a recording setting that captures footage in neutral contrast with up to 12-stops of dynamic range at ISO 400 allowing post-production grading to extract every subtle nuance of colour and detail in shadows and highlights. Additionally, advanced Digital Movie IS provides 5-axis image stabilisation, giving the ultimate in smooth, shake-free footage.


Camera designed for you with refined ergonomics and responsive handling

EOS R offers a comfortable and familiar EOS handgrip coupled with a high degree of customisation, superb weather-proofing and a Vari-Angle screen. It makes it a camera designed for the user with speed of operation in mind. A multi-function touch bar allows easy thumb adjustment over a wide range of customisable settings while a Flexible Priority AE (Fv) mode enables either full manual or automatic setting of shutter speed, aperture or ISO and access to exposure compensation with the flick of dial.


Use your EF and EF-S lenses, Speedlite flash, EOS accessories plus innovative RF optics

One of the advantages of the EOS system is its large range of EF lenses, accessories and flashes all of which can be used with the EOS R. For photographers and filmmakers who already have a range of EF and EF-S lenses, the EOS R can accept them easily via a range of Mount Adapters EF-EOS R with no loss of performance or quality. Canon’s Speedlite flash range offers flexible and creative lighting possibilities while a range of EOS R System lenses, specially designed for the EOS R, opens the door to greater creativity.

Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

For photographers looking to use EF and EF-S lenses on Canon EOS R cameras.

A range of Mount Adapters EF-EOS R, which allow EF and EF-S lenses be used with Canon EOS R cameras and add new functionality to existing optics.

Use existing EF and EF-S mount lenses on Canon EOS R cameras

These adapters allow EF and EF-S mount lenses to be used on Canon EOS R cameras, maintaining the same levels of performance and functionality seen on EOS DSLRs.

Change camera settings with a Lens Control Ring

The Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R features a Lens Control Ring, which can be used to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO or exposure compensation while your EOS R camera is still at your eye.


Use drop-in optical filters

The Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R offers the ability to use drop-in filters to modify exposure and create effects. A drop-in variable neutral density filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera, so filmmakers can shoot at wide apertures and landscape photographers can blur motion with long shutter speeds. A drop-in circular polarising filter reduces reflections and enhances colour saturation. A clear filter holder is also available for when neither the variable ND or polariser is required.


Built for professional use

Canon Mount Adapters EF-EOS R are weather sealed against dust and moisture and feature a metal lens mount on both the back and front. The exterior finish of the adapters matches both camera and lens.

New Lenses

Canon have also announced a selection of 4 dedicated RF mount lenses and a new Speedlight to coincide with the launch of the EOS R as follows:

RF24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

  • A Canon RF Series 24-105mm L-series zoom with a fixed f/4 aperture
  • A general purpose, practical, professional zoom for every day photography and filmmaking
  • Steady, handheld professional performance with 5-stops of image stabilisation
  • Fast, smooth, quiet Nano USM focusing brining ideal attributes for photos and video
  • Legendary L-series image quality for outstanding detail, depth and sharpness
  • Smart, professional design, built to accompany you everywhere, every day

RF35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM

  • A compact, fast-aperture 25mm macro lens with a powerful image stabilizer
  • Superb image quality and a natural wide-angle lens for street and travel
  • Great in low light, helping you capture ambience even in dark conditions
  • Get close to capture fine details at half life-size macro magnifications
  • Travel light, shoot more instinctively and with more creativity

RF28-70mm f/2 L USM

  • A fast-aperture standard zoom lens for the Canon EOS R system
  • Redefine what you expect from a standard zoom lens
  • Super-fast f/2 aperture design for extra creative power
  • Smooth, near-silent autofocusing, with Canon’s USM technology
  • Smart controls and intuitive ergonomics for a natural shooting experience
  • Legendary Canon L-Series pedigree inspires confidence

RF50mm f/1.2 L USM

  • An extremely fast 50mm f/1,2 L-series prime lens for the Canon EOS R system
  • Super bright standard lens
  • Fast and precise optical performance
  • Legendary L-series image quality
  • Built for everyday professional use

Speedlite EL-100


The simple and creative way to add light to your photography

Your easy route into flash photography

Create natural lighting by using bounce flash

Learn to get more creative with your lighting

Part of the EOS family of cameras and lenses

Availability and Pricing

Available from early October, Pre-Order here now.


  • EOS R BODY + Mount Adapter EF-EOS R; £2349.99
  • EOS R + RF24-105mm f/4 L IS USM + Mount Adapter EF-EOS R; £3269.99
  • RF50mm f/1.2 L USM; £2349.99
  • RF24-105mm f/4 L IS USM; £1119.99
  • RF28-70mm f/2 L USM; £3049.99
  • RF35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM; £519.99
  • Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EF-EOS R; £199.99
  • Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EF-EOS R with Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter A; £299.99
  • Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EF-EOS R with Drop-In Variable ND Filter A; £399.99
  • Speedlite EL-100; £199.99


Posted by Graham Fry
5th September 2018

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