Canon EOS R: The mirrorless revolution begins, check details
New Delhi : OMG! The newly launched full-frame mirror less camera is making photographers crazy. Soon after its launch on September 21, prospective buyers are making interesting gossip about the design and technology behind this device. In India, Canon EOS R will be priced at Rs. 1,89,950 (body-only) and with the EOS R kit (RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens), the price will be Rs. 2,78,945. The company has announced that the sale of the camera will start in mid-October. But, before you leap to buy one for yourself, we suggest you to know its technical specification, something about its new lenses and a little about the price break-ups.
The Canon EOS R comes with 30.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Canon's DIGIC 8 image processor, and a massive 5,655 selectable AF points. The ISO range is 100-40,000 and expandable, burst shooting can go up to 8fps, and the company's famed Dual Pixel AF system is also supported. The EOS R features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which lets you transfer images directly to your smartphone, as they are captured. Also, you can record video at up to 4K at 30fps, with support for Canon's C-Log profile.
"Being one of the global leaders in the imaging space, Canon has always kept innovation at the forefront, enabling technology to compliment the art of photography. For over 30 years, the legendary EOS system has given photographers and filmmakers the benchmark for high-quality imagery," said Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Group Executive - ICB Products Group, Canon.
In terms of design, EOS R has some weather-proofing too, with all the ports covered by rubber flaps. Therefore, we can expect full protection of the camera while using it outdoors in a heavy drizzle. Other exemplary features include the new RF mount, advanced dual pixel CMOS AF and 4K ultra high definition.
The RF lens mount is a balance of optical, mechanical and electronic engineering excellence, enabling innovative full-frame lens designs, faster auto focus and high-speed communication between the camera and lens.
The 54mm diameter RF mount is what makes EOS R unique with its short back-focus of 20mm and 12-pin contact points for improved connection between the lens and body of the mirorless camera
Now coming to prices according to its lenses, the RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM will be available at a price of Rs. 88,995. The RF50mm f/1.2L USM will be available at a price of Rs. 1,85,995, the RF28-70mm f/2L USM will be available at a price of Rs. 2,42,995, the RF35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM will be available at a price of Rs. 40,995, the EF-M32mm f/1.4 STM will be available at a price of Rs. 34,995, the EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM will be available at a price of Rs. 9,69,995, the EF600mm f/4L IS III USM will be available at a price of Rs. 10,50,995, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R will be available at a price of Rs. 7,995, the Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R will be available at a price of Rs. 15,995, the Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with ND Filter will be available at a price of Rs. 31,995, while the Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with PL Filter will be available at a price of Rs. 23,995.
"With this launch, users are being equipped with limitless possibilities, further pushing the boundaries of technology, innovation and design. We foresee the EOS R system contributing significantly to the growth of our imaging business in the country, enabling us to maintain our No. 1 share in the combined DSLR and mirrorless market," emphasised Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India.
"The new Canon EOS R system comes equipped with the revolutionary 54mm mount, the latest DIGIC 8 processor and focus speed of 0.05 seconds, making it all set to further evolve the photography culture in the country," said Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India
Sources confirmed that, till date, the company has sold 90 million EOS cameras and 130 million EF lens, globally.