Canon EOS R
The EOS R is Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera and heralds an all-new lens mount system. As the first batch of lenses show, it’s loaded with potential to produce beautiful, sharp images and video. The camera itself is a bit disappointing, though. It feels great in hand, and you can definitely take fabulous photos with it. However, 4K video is crippled by a 1.8x crop, 30 fps max shooting speed and bad rolling shutter. On top of that, it lacks in-body stabilization, putting it at a disadvantage to rival models from Sony and Nikon. It’s not a bad first effort, but Canon must up its game for the next model.
- Wide choice of adapters for Canon DSLR lenses
- Accurate Dual Pixel autofocus
- Excellent image quality
- Fully articulating touchscreen
- Bulletproof body and big grip
- 4K video crippled by 1.8x crop and max 30 fps
- No in-body stabilization
- Wonky touchpad instead of joystick
- Single UHS II card slot
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- 77AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsDigital Photography Review80Canon EOS R reviewIn the end, it's perhaps best to look at the EOS R as a case study for the future benefits of the RF system; all native lenses released so far are of very high quality, plus Canon offers a total of three EF lens adapters depending on your needs. But unfortunately, we find it difficult to recommend the EOS R to the broader public besides perhaps existing Canon users looking for a second, lightweight full-frame body. Because ultimately, while the EOS R is unequivocally capable of taking beautiful photos, it too often distracted us and pulled us out of the picture-taking process instead of becoming an invisible part of the process itself, as the best cameras do.Gizmodo60Beautiful Photos, But Mistakes Were MadeIn the grand scheme, this isn’t a bad first effort, and you can see that the groundwork is there for the next generation of this camera to be amazing. Let’s just hope that second generation comes soon.Camera Labs70Canon EOS R reviewThe EOS R inevitably struggles to compete, but still shows promise in some key respects. Right now this first body only makes sense to specific Canon owners, but certainly there’s a lot of promise - especially with the lens mount - and I look forward to seeing where Canon takes it.TechRadar80Canon EOS R reviewThe Canon EOS R is a very capable camera, and should satisfy many EOS DSLR owners looking for a solid mirrorless alternative. If we weren't bound by a system, however, it would be hard to pick the EOS R over its rivals, especially when you consider the price premium over the likes of the excellent Sony Alpha A7 III. Things could well change with the next model though, when Canon has had the opportunity to smooth out a few rough edges.DigitalCameraReview80Canon EOS R reviewCapable, customisable, but compromised. The Canon EOS R is a great proof of concept, with fantastic features such as the new Control ring and M-Fn Bar, and offers tangible upgrades to existing EF and EF-S lenses. While it compares well to a DSLR, though, its cropped 4K, restricted 60 and 120fps, and lack of in-body image stabilisation place it firmly behind Sony and Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless bodies.TrustedReviews80Canon EOS R ReviewA successful entry in the rapidly growing team of full-frame mirrorless cameras, if not the most complete in this class.Stuff80Canon EOS R reviewA good first attempt, but it doesn’t blow us away - Canon will need to up its game for the next iteration of the R series.Hardware Zone80The Canon EOS R is not what we expectedIt’s telling that Canon’s development concept for the EOS R was “reimagine optical excellence” and not “reimagine imaging excellence.” To that end, I think they’ve succeeded: the RF lenses are more compelling than the EOS R. I’m excited to see what else the RF system has in store.Digital Trends80Canon EOS R reviewCanon's first mirrorless camera sets the stage for a very bright future.Photography Blog80Canon EOS R ReviewUltimately the Canon EOS R isn't as DSLR-like as the Nikon Z7 and isn't as well-specced as the Sony A7 III, but it's definitely good enough to satisfy current Canon owners and newbies alike, and therefore to stem the recent flow of Canon's prosumer base to Sony. We're more excited about what the next Canon EOS R model will look like, but in the meantime, this one will more than do...