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Our Canon EOS-R announcement and information page.

After what seems to have been a very good info control job by Canon, they have announced a new mirrorless camera system

This page will have full details as we find them.

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EOS-R news and info

Updated/refined as we find new stuff. The initial press info and specs are after the latest updates

What does the RF mount mean for EF/EF-S & EF-M?
– see Keith’s articles about Canon’s changing lens mounts
and When will I switch to EOS R

Latest news

2019 December

9th New firmware for the EOS R

Firmware Version 1.6.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Support for the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS lens has been added.
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the function or setting value assigned to the control ring may change when the control ring is operated in Eco mode.
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the camera may stop operating properly during “auto-transfer” when using Camera Connect with a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which high-speed synchronization with use of an external flash may not operate properly depending on the camera’s setting for C.Fn2 “Set shutter speed range”.


12th UPDATE – Canon has pulled the firmware – now expected later in September

New firmware for the EOS R

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Firmware v1.4.0 for the Canon EOS R at Canon USA


23rd Firmware update V1.3 for the EOS R add support for the RF24-240 F4-6.3 IS USM


18th Firmware 1.2.0 is available [Canon]

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

Eye-detection AF

– Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
-Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.

Small AF Frame Size
– Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
– Now available when shooting movies regardless of “Movie Servo AF” setting.


– Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
– Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
– Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.


13th EOS RP information is now on the EOS RP page –  updated with the complete specifications for the camera.. This page will be further updated when officially announced.

12th Firmware for the EOS R is updated to V1.1 [Canon]

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes.

1. Support for “continuous shooting” is available when “silent shutter” has been enabled.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur if there is a large number of files in a specific format on the memory card.
3. Corrects a phenomenon in which an error may occur when silent shutter has been enabled.
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which horizontal linear noise may occur when using specific lenses together with certain recording image quality settings.
5. Corrects a phenomenon in which the information displayed in the viewfinder may become abnormal.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware Version 1.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, this update is unnecessary. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes.

(1) When using the continuous shooting option when silent shutter has been enabled with the RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens, it may be necessary to update the lens’ firmware version. If the lens’ firmware version is Version 1.1.1, please download the latest firmware version (Version 2.0.0) or later from Canon’s Web site to update the lens firmware.
(2) The user guide has been revised to reflect the functional improvements to the product. Please download the latest version of the user guide together with the new firmware. The latest version of the user guide can be downloaded from Canon’s Web site.


17th Sigma have updated their compatibility info for their lenses with the EOS-R.

All work functionally, but some in-camera lens fixes have issues. There are still potential lock-up issues with these three – firmware updates are expected

  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art
    ・It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
    ・It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.
  • SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports
    ・It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
  • SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
    ・It may require the battery to be taken out once, if restarting the camera does not work when the lens is taken off the camera while the lens’s OS function is in operation.
    ・It may stop the focus driving from infinity to closer focus distance while shooting video with AF.

2018 October

27th Sigma have published info about using their lenses with the EOS R

Canon_EOS_R Park

6th DPR have an initial review, after a while using the EOS-R.

“I suspect that most users that will invest in an EOS R will be mid-level enthusiasts (i.e. Rebel and EOS 80D upgraders) that are most interested in the larger sensor and the fact that it says ‘Canon’ on the front; I also suspect they’ll not be terribly interested in the fact that it’s Canon’s first ‘serious’ mirrorless offering. Unfortunately for those users, if you come to the EOS R with expectation of how a Canon camera ‘should work,’ you’re likely to be frustrated for a bit. You’ll be much better off approaching it with an open mind.

All that said, we’re not meaning to let Canon off easy on this one. There are definitely some aspects of the EOS R that need to be refined or reworked (the default out-of-box action for the M-Fn Bar is to cryptically flash ‘not available’ at you), even for a less demanding audience. We’ll of course be addressing those when we complete our full review. In the meantime, for those of us waiting for Canon to usher in a truly revolutionary camera built around the new RF mount, one aimed at more demanding users and more demanding use cases, I think we’ll just have to wait a little longer.”

There’s also a video review


13th The EOS systems disk for the EOS R and the EOS manual [PDF]  are available from Canon HK.

10th This page is now for EOS R product info and news. EOS R related rumours are on the EOS R & Mirrorless rumour pagetoday suggesting IBIS is a possibility.

9th It seems that the EOS R will be getting firmware feature updates at some point [CR]

  • Eye detect AF in continuous shooting. Currently in just single shot.
  • Additional touch bar functionality.
  • Continuous shooting in silent shutter mode. The EOS R only allows this feature in single shot at launch.
  • Adjustments to video functionality. The 4K crop will not be changed, nor will the maximum frame rate in 4K.
  • Bug fixes

A range of filters planned for the EF->RF filter adapter by Aurora [CR]

  • Fixed neutral density filters family: PowerND,
  • Variable ND filter family: PowerXND II 128 (1 – 7 stops) and 2000 (5 – 11 stops),
  • Circular polarising filter: PowerCPL.

8th There are not many ‘reviews’ saying much of real note yet, but I thought that DCWs – David Noton’s assessment of the Canon EOS R was quite interesting.

7th Several Canon DLC articles of interest

There are some sample images at DPR

Just remember that until the camera ships, all we are seeing are strictly controlled/selected images and most of the ‘Hands on Reviews’ you see are simply not reviews by any reasonable definition of the word ;-)

5th Canon have released an EOS R white paper, with a lot of technical info.

Canon UK EOS R information page

Canon video about the lens control ring and multi-function bar

A video related hands on review of the EOS-R and blog post from Syrp

Actually not bad given they were not able to share any footage.

One feature of real interest from a video POV will be the filter slot. (pic from the Syrp blog)

filter holder

Canon UK Press info

Canon launches new full frame camera and lens line-up as part of the revolutionary, new EOS R system.

eos r body

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 5 September 2018 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today builds on its iconic and uncompromising full frame range with the launch of the new EOS R and the first camera with the innovative, new RF Mount. Featuring the fastest autofocus in the world[i] and as the world’s first camera with the ability to focus in light conditions as low as -6EV[ii], it is the perfect tool of choice for professional results with every shot. The all-new RF lens line-up builds on Canon’s optical excellence and heritage, whilst the accompanying accessories offer photographers and filmmakers greater creative and customisation options than ever before.


Built from the ground up, the pioneering EOS R System delivers an entirely new level of innovation, enabling richer, more detailed results, with unparalleled levels of sharpness and detail. EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm mount diameter enabling even greater flexibility in lens design.

Through the combination of high-performance RF lenses, a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with approximately 30.3 million effective pixels[iii] and the latest DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS R enables consistently high-quality imagery. Digital Lens Optimiser, which corrects factors such as lens aberrations, draws on the power of RF lenses to send correction data to the camera body, minimising impact on continuous shooting speed

Boasting the world’s fastest autofocus – in as little as 0.05 seconds[iv] – and the ability to seamlessly capture moving subjects fast and accurately, with up to 8fps continuous shooting (fixed AF) and 5fps with AF tracking, EOS R enables consistently confident use. The EOS R has Touch and Drag AF, which enables intuitive selection of the impressive 5,655 selectable AF positions[v] – more than any other camera in its class. As the world’s first camera to enable low-light autofocusing down to -6 EV[vi], the EOS R is optimised for low-light shooting thanks to the advanced Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), with 3.69 million dots, provides 100 percent coverage of the scene, making it possible to see subjects in accurate colour even in near-dark.

EOS R evf design

The EOS R features completely silent shooting for total discretion in even the most intimate of shooting environments, making it ideal for photojournalists or wedding photographers.

EOS R is a highly accomplished filmmaking tool delivering stunning 4K video footage featuring full audio control, a vari-angle screen and manual focus peaking. Additionally, filmmakers can output in 10-bit over HDMI with Canon Log also enables filmmakers to capture 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.

Almost every control on the EOS body is customisable, bringing new levels of personalisation and operability to EOS users. The familiar, yet refined, EOS ergonomics and reassuring handling – including the weather-sealed robust magnesium alloy body – allows users to shoot for longer periods, enjoying the comfortable hand grip and intuitive layout. As a first for Canon’s EOS camera series, the EOS R features a customisable multi-function bar, which can be personalised using a slide or touch motion for preferred settings such as ISO. Designed for those on the move, always-on Bluetooth allows a smartphone to be paired with the EOS R and GPS data recorded in images. For additional creative capture, remote shooting via the Canon Camera Connect app offers freedom for flexible shooting.

EOS R and grip

As a newly introduced feature for all RF lenses, all will feature a customisable Control Ring that users can use to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO or exposure compensation – which means there is no need to look away from the subject and risk breaking concentration – as well as intuitive ergonomics for a natural shooting experience.

Cutting-edge optics

The RF lens mount enables a radical new optical design – the 20mm flange back and wide 54mm mount diameter has made it possible for Canon engineers to design new lenses that weren’t possible before. With lenses remaining at the foundation of the EOS System – Canon today also launches four new EOS R lenses, which are expanding the possibilities of optical excellence. Setting new standards of quality and speed, the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM is an extremely fast 50mm f/1.2 L-series prime lens – making it the fastest lens in its class – offering extraordinary levels of detail, supreme sharpness, stunning shallow depth of field and remarkable low-light performance. The RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is an L-series zoom lens and the first full frame Canon lens to feature Nano USM – ideal for filmmakers when smooth focusing is a must for natural looking focus transitions, giving superb control and smooth tracking of the subject as it moves away or towards the camera. It is slim and easy to handle, and also features a fixed f/4 aperture. The fast, silent autofocus and 5-stops of image stabilisation make it perfect for movie making.

A fast-aperture, versatile, standard zoom lens, the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM offers new levels of creativity as it becomes the world’s first large-aperture full frame compatible standard zoom, offering f/2 brightness throughout the zoom range. Furthermore, the lens barrel has a shock absorbing mechanism that achieves excellent impact resistance for toughness, and durability. Lastly, the RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM – a super-fast 35mm f/1.8 macro lens – is ideal for street, travel and close-up photography, offering a naturally wide-angle perspective, close-up focusing and Hybrid IS. The focus, aperture and IS drive system are all integrated into one unit.

Every lens at your fingertip

Three new lens mount adapters allow more than 70 EF and EF-S lenses[vii] to be used with the innovative EOS R System, adding new functionality to existing optics, while maintaining the excellent levels of performance and functionality previously seen with EOS DSLRs[viii]. The Canon mount adapter adds the control ring found on RF lenses to enable users to maintain their setup whether using RF or EF and EF-S mount lenses. The drop-in filter mount adapter offers the ability to use a range of drop-in filters (drop-in circular polarising filter or drop-in variable ND filter). Ideal for filmmakers and for use with lenses that are difficult to add filters to, the drop-in variable ND filter density filter controls exposure, whilst the circular polariser reduces reflections and enhances colour saturation – both ideal for capturing stunning imagery that great storytelling demands.

Customise every stage of your imaging journey

The broad range of innovative accessories available for EOS R include a powerful and versatile battery grip and flash. The battery grip, BG-E22, allows two high capacity lithium-ion LP-E6N batteries to be used and offers external battery charging via the USB adapter, providing extended shooting and enhanced handling for the photographer, when used in the vertical position. For creative lighting options, the BG-E22 also features a PC terminal to allow a traditional wired studio flash to be used with EOS R. The Speedlite EL-100 is a compact, lightweight and high-power flash gun with an auto mode which enables communication with compatible cameras, to take the complication out of flash photography. Boasting enough power to light many subjects, whether in dark indoor conditions or outside in the sunshine, shooting possibilities are expanded with the ability to bounce flash off walls and ceilings for a softer look – just like natural light.

Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express)

Enabling you to make the most of your images, and expanding the RAW development workflow for photographers, Canon today also launches the Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express)[ix], for iPad®[x]. Intuitive and easy-to-use, DPP Express is a high-performance RAW image processing, viewing and editing software for use with both EOS and EOS R cameras. Images can be imported via Camera Connect and can be edited directly through the iPad® app, from white balance adjustment and fine-tuning of tone curve characteristics to dynamic-range adjustment.

DPP Express RAW image software can display still images using PQ (Perceptual Quantization)[xi], a HDR format targeting movie production and distribution. The software makes possible the editing and display of high-quality images with a wide dynamic range.

Input to output offering

Today, Canon strengthens its input to output offering, with a new print software solution. Using the new print software Professional Print & Layout, high-quality images editing using Digital Photo Professional can be printed while maintaining important qualities such as tonality, sharpness and accurate colour reproduction. Included within the software is the new DPRAW print function, which enables printing in high definition. This function has the ability to process depth map information from DPRAW files, allowing between reproduction of sharp details and textures as the photographer intended. This gives a sense of three dimensionality to prints.

Also included is the new HDR print function, which allows highlight areas of an image to be reproduced strongly in print. What’s more, using the Exhibition Lighting Optimisation function, prints can be output to achieve be output to achieve an expanded dynamic range, when combined with bright lighting conditions for galleries and exhibitions.

Centred on the EOS R System, Canon has built a range of tools based on the requirements of the photographers and filmmakers of the future, whilst expanding the boundaries of imaging – the EOS R, new RF lenses and accessories offer more creative freedom and possibilities than ever before, for exciting new photographic journeys. The new EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM – an innovative 32mm lens for the EOS M System – and the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM, two revolutionary, lightweight professional super telephoto lenses, ensure that all photographers and filmmakers have access to the best tools possible to tell their stories.

EOS R SYSTEM – Common Key Features

  • Greater levels of optical performance, lens design possibilities and creative flexibility
  • Enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body
  • Importantly full compatibility with existing EF and EF-S lenses and accessories
  • Low light capabilities

EOS R – Key Features

  • Through the combination of high-performance RF lenses, a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with approximately 30.3 million effective pixel and the latest DIGIC 8 image processor
  • -6 EV low light AF – the world’s first camera to focus in such low light conditions
  • The world’s fastest autofocus – 0.05 seconds
  • Digital Lens Optimizer
  • Touch and Drag AF – 5,655 selectable AF positions
  • Silent shooting
  • 4K video delivery with output in 10-bit over HDMI
RF 50mm f/1.2L USM – Key Features
  • Standard lens which has super bright, highest image quality by using benefit of EOS R system
  • Fast and precise optical performance
  • Legendary L-series image quality and durability
  • Built for everyday professional use
RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM – Key Features
  • A general purpose, practical, professional zoom
  • Steady, handheld professional performance
  • 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
RF 28-70mm f/2L USM – Key Features
  • World’s first large-aperture full frame compatible standard zoom, offering f/2 brightness throughout the zoom range
  • Redefines what you expect from a standard zoom lens
  • 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
RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM – Key Features
  • Superb image quality and a natural wide-angle lens with compact size
  • Great in low light, helping you capture ambience even in dark conditions
  • Get close to capture fine details at half life-size macro magnifications with 5-stops of image stabilisation
  • Travel light, shoot more instinctively and with more creativity
Canon Mount Adapters (Canon mount adapter EF-EOS R, Canon control mount ring adapter EF-EOS R and Canon drop-in filter mount adapter EF-EOS R)
  • Use existing EF and EF-S mount lenses on the Canon EOS R camera
  • Change camera settings with a Lens Control Ring (control ring mount adapter only)
  • Use drop-in optical filters (drop-in filer mount adapter only) – either drop-in circular polarising filter or drop-in variable ND filter
  • Built for professional use
Battery Grip BG-E22 Key Features
  • Shoot with EOS R for longer periods
  • Superb handling when used in the vertical position
  • Lightweight – 330g
  • PC terminal for syncing external studio flash
Speedlite EL-100 Key Features
  • Easy route into flash photography
  • Create natural light by using bounce flash
  • Learn to get more creative with lighting
  • Part of the EOS family of camera and lenses
Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Express
  • New RAW format – CR3 compatible
  • Intuitive and easy to use UI/UX with touch operation
  • Multiple editing histories in one image
  • Display still images using PQ (Perceptual Quantisation), a HDR format targeting movie production and distribution
  • For iPad®
  • Collaboration with Camera Connect application
Professional Print & Layout
  • Recreate the world as you see it with your eyes
  • Accurate colour reproduction
  • Sharpness in the detail
  • Clear tonality in the highlights and the shadows

Pricing and Availability

The EOS R is available to pre-order from 12th September 2018 and available to purchase from 9th October 2018 with the following RSPs:

  • EOS R body and mount adapter – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
  • EOS R body, mount adapter and RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens – £3,269.99/ €3,819.99
  • RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens – £2,349.99/ €2,729.99
  • RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens – £1,119.99/ €1,319.99
  • Mount adapter EF-EOS R – £99.99/ €119.99
  • Control mount ring adapter EF-EOS R – £199.99/ €239.99

Available to purchase from December 2018 with the following RSPs:

  • RF 28-70mm f/2L USM lens – £3,049.99/ €3,549.99
  • RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM lens – £519.99/ €599.99
Press release footnotes

[i] Correct at launch (5th September 2018) and based on testing of available full frame mirrorless cameras
[ii] In small area 1pt AF mode
[iii] 31.7 million pixels
[iv] When using high-speed continuous shooting settings
[v] As of 5th September 2018, measured using CIPA-compliant guidelines, and internal measurement method with the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 24mm setting and AF set to one-shot AF
[vi] Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the 35mm full frame equivalent image sensor with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane. As of September 4th, 2018 (researched by Canon). According to the Canon standard. (During still photo shooting, f/1.2, Centre AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100
[vii] Depending on camera specifications, some EF lens functions may not be usable
[viii] Does not include EF-M lenses or EF Cinema lenses in the EF lens series. EOS R lenses do not require a lens adapter
[x] iPad Pro all model/iPad(5th) /mini4/Air2 (iPad with installed RAM capacity 2 GB or more. The first generation of iPad mini2/mini3/Air is installable but not supported. Cannot install earlier above iPad and iPhone / iPod touch – not available on Android
[xi] PQ (Perceptual Quantisation) is a new gamma curve based on the characteristics of human vision. Based on the international HDR standards ITU-R BT.2100 and SMPTE ST 2084

Canon EOS R specifications

MSRP $2299 (body only), $3399 (w/24-105 F4L lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 6720 x 4480
Other resolutions 4176 x 2784 (1.6x crop)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 30 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 32 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG
  • Raw (14-bit Canon CRW)
  • C-Raw (Canon compressed Raw)
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 5655
Lens mount Canon RF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 2,100,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
Viewfinder resolution 3,690,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Self-timer
Continuous drive 8.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 480 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 480 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 480 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 180 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 120p / 160 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD card (UHS-II supported)
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes (with LP-E6N only)
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 370
Weight (inc. batteries) 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)
Dimensions 136 x 98 x 84 mm (5.35 x 3.86 x 3.31″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

Pre release rumours/info

2018 September

4th With a lot of mis-information about the move to RF, I’ve written a short piece about Canon’s lens history and speculations about where the RF mount lets it go

2nd A Canon spec sheet is found online. A precis from [Nok]

Type Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards • SD speed class-compatible
• UHS speed class-compatible
• High-speed writing is supported when a UHS-I compatible SD card is used.
• Compatible with Eye-Fi cards.
• Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used (card error will be displayed).
Image Format Approx. 36.0 x 24.0mm
Compatible Lenses Canon RF lens group (excluding EF, EF-S and EF-M lenses)
When using Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: Canon EF or EF-S lenses (excluding EF-M lenses)
Lens Mount Canon RF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor (compatible with Dual Pixel CMOS AF)
Effective Pixels Approx. 30.3 megapixels
Pixel Unit Approx. 5.36 µm square
Total Pixels Approx. 31.7 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal:Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Installed in front of the image sensor, non-detachable
Dust Deletion Feature (1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
• Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
• At power off only / Enable / Disable. Performed automatically (taking about 3.0 sec. as indicated on the screen) or manually (taking about 9.0 sec. as indicated on the screen).
• After manually activated cleaning, the camera will automatically restart (Power OFF to ON).
• When [Multi Shot Noise Reduction], [Multiple exposures], or [HDR mode] is set, [Clean now] and [Clean manually] cannot be selected. (2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
• The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
• The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
• Not available with EF-S lenses, in cropped shooting or when distortion correction is applied. (3) Manual cleaning (by hand)
Recording System
Recording Format Compliant to Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.3. Supports time difference information in Exif 2.31.
Image Format JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon original), C-RAW (Canon original)
File Size 3:2 Aspect Ratio Large/RAW/C-RAW: 6720 x 4480 Medium: 4464 x 2976 Small 1: 3360 x 2240 Small 2: 2400 x 1600 1.6x (Crop) Large/RAW/C-RAW: 4176 x 2784 Small 2: 2400 x 1600
4:3 Aspect Ratio Large/RAW/C-RAW: 5952 x 4480* Medium: 3968 x 2976 Small 1: 2976 x 2240* Small 2: 2112 x 1600* 16:9 Aspect Ratio* Large/RAW/C-RAW: 6720 x 3776 Medium: 4464 x 2512 Small 1: 3360 x 1888 Small 2: 2400 x 1344
1:1 Aspect Ratio Large/RAW/C-RAW: 4480 x 4480 Medium: 2976 x 2976 Small 1: 2240 x 2240 Small 2: 1600 x 1600 • Values for Recording Pixels are rounded to the nearest 100,000 or 10,000.
• For RAW and JPEG images, information outside the cropping area is not retained.
• JPEG images are generated in the set aspect ratio.
• RAW images are generated in [3:2], and the set aspect ratio is appended. * Indicate an inexact proportion.

File Numbering The following file numbers can be set: 1. File numbering methods a. Continuous numbering i. The numbering of captured images continues even after you replace the card. b. Auto reset i. When you replace the card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new SD card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.
2. Manual reset a. Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Possible
Color Space Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Picture Style (1) Auto (2) Standard (3) Por trait (4) Landscape (5) Fine Detail (6) Neutral (7) Faithful (8) Monochrome (9) User Defined 1–3
• In Scene Intelligent Auto, [Auto] will be set automatically.
• [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1–3].
White Balance
Settings (1) Auto (Ambience priority/ White priority) (2) Daylight (3) Shade (4) Cloudy * (5) Tungsten light (6) White fluorescent light (7) Flash (8) Custom (Custom WB) (9) Color temperature
* Effective also in twilight and sunset.
Auto White Balance Option between ambience priority and white priority settings.
Color Temperature Compensation Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
Corrected in reference to the current WB mode’s color temperature.
Type OLED color electronic viewfinder
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally relative to the shooting image area (with image quality L, at approx. 23mm eyepoint).
Image Quality Cropping/Aspect Ratio Aspect Ratio Aspect Ratio (Cropping) 3:2 16:9 4:3 1:1 3:2 16:9 L/RAW/C-RAW Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100%*1 M Approx. 100%*1 Approx. 100%*1 Approx. 100%*1 Approx. 100%
*1 S1 Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100% S2 Approx. 100% Approx. 100%
*1 *2 Approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx. 100%
*1 Viewfinder coverage may become more than 100% (up to 100.36%).
*2 Viewfinder coverage may become more than 100% (up to 100.5% of viewfinder coverage).
Magnification Approx. 0.71x/33.3° (Approx. 0.76 (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1)
Eye Point Approx. 23mm (at -1 m-1 from the eyepiece lens end)
Dioptric Adjustment Range Approx. -4.0 to +2.0 m-1 (dpt)
Viewfinder Information (1) AF point information (2) Number of remaining multiple exposures (3) HDR shooting (4) Multiple-exposure shooting (5) Dual Pixel RAW shooting (6) Multi Shot Noise Reduction (7) Digital Lens Optimizer (8) AF method (9) AF operation (10) Drive mode (11) Metering mode (12) Anti-flicker shooting (13) Shooting mode (14) Scene icons (15) AE lock (16) Flash-ready (17) Flash off (18) FE lock (19) High-speed sync (20) Shutter speed (21) Multi-function lock warning (22) Aperture (23) Lens information (24) Exposure level indicator (25) Exposure compensation (26) Highlight tone priority (27) ISO speed (28) Possible shots (29) Number of self-timer shooting (30) Maximum burst (31) Battery level (32) Exposure simulation (33) AEB (34) FEB (35) Still photo cropping (36) Aspect ratio (37) Auto Lighting Optimizer (38) Picture Style (39) White balance (40) White balance correction (41) Image Quality (42) Bluetooth function (43) Wi-Fi function (44) Histogram (45) Electronic level
Type Phase-difference detection system with image sensor (Dual Pixel CMOS AF)
AF Points Max. 5,655 When selected with cross keys.
AF Working Range EV -6 to 18 (f/1.2, at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, One-Shot AF)
Focusing Modes (1) One-Shot AF (2) Ser vo AF (3) Manual (Manual focus)
AF Method AF Point Selection AF Operation
Face+Tracking AF Automatic selection (auto detection), or AF points can be set manually and freely in the AF area. AF prioritizing subjects targeted by Face+Tracking. If no Face+Tracking subject is detected, the entire AF area is used for auto selection AF.
AF Point Selection and AF Operation 1-point AF ([AF frame size] can be set to [Small]) AF points can be set manually and freely in the AF area. AF targeting specified AF points. (If there are faces in the area, they take precedence.) Expand AF Area (Above, below, left and right/Around) AF points can be set manually and freely in the AF area. AF prioritizing specified AF points, supplemented by AF points above, below, left and right or around in the expansion area. (If there are faces in the area, they take precedence.) Zone AF Large Zone AF (Vertical/Horizontal) Zones covering specific areas can be set manually and freely in the AF area. Automatic AF point selection in the specified zone. (Prioritizes subjects at close range, but any faces in the area take precedence.) • AF points can be moved by touching the screen or using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial or cross keys.
AF Assist Beam (1 ) Enable (2) Disable (3) LED AF assist beam only • Focus range with the AF-assist beam is generally no more than 13.1 ft. / 4m (at f/5.6).
Exposure Control
Metering Modes Real-time metering with image sensor (384 [24x16]) (1) Evaluative metering (AF point-linked) (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.1% of the area at the center of the screen) (3) Spot metering (approx. 2.7% of the area at the center of the screen) • AF point-linked spot metering not provided. (4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV -3 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems

(1) Scene Intelligent Auto
(2) Flexible-priority AE
(3) Program AE (shiftable)
(4) Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
(5) Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
(6) Manual exposure
(7) Bulb
(8) Custom shooting mode C1, C2, C3
ISO Speed Range Manual Setting Normal ISO 100 to 40000 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments) Expanded L: equivalent to ISO 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
• For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 to 40000.
• ISO speed safety shift possible with Custom Function.
• All the expanded ISO speeds, even for movies, are only “equivalent speeds.” Auto Shooting Mode ISO Settings No Flash With Flash Scene Intelligent Auto ISO 100–12800 ISO 100–1600 Fv/P/Tv/Av/M ISO 100–40000
*1 ISO 100–1600
*1 B ISO 400 fixed ISO 400 fixed
*1 It depends on [Minimum] and [Maximum] of [ISO speed settings][Range for stills].
Exposure Compensation Manual ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments AEB ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock (1 ) Auto AE lock
• The metering mode for AE lock after focus can be customized.
(2) Manual AE lock
• In the Fv, P, Tv, Av and M modes, enabled with the AE lock button. (Press again to update.)
• Enabled in all metering modes.
Type Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter (1) Electronic first curtain, mechanical second curtain (2) Electronic shutter (slit rolling read out) (3) Mechanical first and second curtain
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (total range of all shooting modes)
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer 10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time With SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON Drive Mode Silent LV Shooting Release Time Lag Single Shooting Mode 1 Approx. 50 ms
Disable Approx. 120 ms Silent Shutter – Approx. 50 ms
With the aperture stopped down by 3 stops or less from the open aperture.
Without flash. If the SW-1 and SW-2 are pressed simultaneously, release time lag will be long. The release time lag may become further longer depending on shooting conditions, such as when shooting in a dark environment.
External Speedlite
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
External Flash Settings The camera can set the following with EX series Speedlites: (1) External flash control
• Flash firing , E-T TL II Flash metering , Slow synchro, Safety FE, Flash mode, Wireless function , Flash zoom , Shutter synchronization and Flash exposure compensation (2) Flash Custom Function setting
• The setting options for both (1) and (2) will differ depending on the Speedlite used.
Drive System
Drive Modes and Continuous Shooting Speed (1) Single shooting

(2)High-speed continuous shooting
• Max . approx. 8.0 fps

The conditions are attaining the maximum continuous shooting speed are as follows:
Shooting with a fully charged battery in One-Shot AF mode at a 1/1000 sec. or faster shutter speed and maximum aperture (depending on the lens), at room temperature (73° F/23°C), with flicker reduction , Dual Pixel RAW shooting and Digital Lens Optimizer disabled . In One-Shot AF mode with Image Stabilizer off when using these lenses: EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, EF 28–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM, EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM , EF 100– 400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS USM.

The continuous shooting speed for high-speed continuous shooting may be lower, depending on conditions such as these: battery level, temperature, flicker reduction , Dual Pixel RAW shooting , shutter speed, aperture, subject conditions, brightness, AF operation, type of lens, use of flash and shooting settings.

The maximum continuous shooting speed may be lower when using a cold battery in cold environments or when the battery level is low, at approx. 6.0 shots/sec.
• With Servo AF: Max . approx . 5.0 fps (shooting speed priority) [Silent LV shooting: Mode 1]

With Servo AF, the maximum continuous shooting speed may become slower depending on subject conditions or the lens used. Also, the maximum continuous shooting speed will become slower when setting the [LV silent shooting ] to [Disable].

(3) Low-speed continuous shooting (Tracking priority) • Max . approx. 3.0 fps • With Dual Pixel RAW: Max . approx. 2.2 fps ? High-speed continuous shooting not possible.

(4) Self-timer: 10 sec./remote control

(5) Self-timer: 2 sec./remote control

Maximum Burst Image Quality Image File Size (approx. MB) Possible Shots (approx.) Maximum Burst (approx.)

Standard High-speed (UHS-II) Large (Fine) 8.4 3570 100 100
Large (Normal) 4.4 6770 100 100 Medium (Fine) 4.7 6460 100 100
Medium (Normal) 2.6 11510 100 100
Small 1 (Fine) 3.1 9700 100 110
Small 1 (Normal) 1.8 16040 100 110
Small 2 1.6 18830 100 110 RAW 31.3 970 34 47
RAW:Dual Pixel RAW 55.2 520 17
Full C-RAW 17.3 1770 61 78
C-RAW: Dual Pixel RAW 27.8 1000 150
Full RAW + Large (Fine) 31.3 + 8.4 760 34 39
C-RAW + Large (Fine) 17.3 + 8.4 1180 55 56

• The number of possible shots and maximum burst (standard) apply to a 32 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards. The maximum burst (High-speed) apply to a 32 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.
• The file size, number of possible shots and maximum burst vary depending on shooting conditions (aspect ratio of 3:2, subject, memory card brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, Custom Function, etc.)
• “Full” indicates that shooting is possible until the card becomes full.

Live View Functions
Shooting Modes Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing (1) Dual Pixel CMOS AF (2) Manual focus
• Magnified view possible by approx. 5x or 10x for manual focusing (not possible during movie shooting).
Metering Modes (1) Center-weighted average metering • Metering brightness range: EV -1 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100) (2) AF point-linked evaluative metering • For face detection with Face detection + Tracking AF.
Metering Range EV -4 – 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, One-Shot AF, with 29.97 fps)
Grid Display (1) Off (2) 3x3 (3) 6x4 (4) 3x3+diag
Video Shooting
File Format MP4 Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 • Variable (averaged) bit rate Audio: ALL-I: Linear PCM IPB: AAC
Video Recording Size and Frame Rates NTSC 4K (UHD) 3840 x 2160 29.97 fps 24.00 fps 23.98 fps Full HD 1920 x 1080 59.94 fps 29.97 fps 24.00 fps 23.98 fps HD 1280 x 720 119.9 fps 59.94 fps 29.97 fps

• Full HD 59.94 fps not available during EF-S cropped shooting


Shutter Speed Frame Rate Settable Shutter Speeds Normal Movie Shooting HDR Movie Shooting M Mode Tv Mode 119.9 fps 1/4000 to 1/125 — 59.94 fps 1/4000 to 1/8 29.97 fps 1/4000 to 1/8 1/1000 to 1/60 1/4000 to 1/60 24.00 fps 1/4000 to 1/8 — 23.98 fps
Shooting Mode ISO Speed Full HD / HD 4K Auto Manual Auto Manual A+ Normal ISO 100 to 25600 100 to 12800 P, Tv, Av Normal ISO Speed Range 100 to 25600 100 to 12800 Expanded ISO Speed Range H2 (102400) H2 (102400) M Normal ISO Speed Range 100 to 25600 100 to 25600 1/3-stop increments 100 to 12800 100 to 12800 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Expanded ISO Speed Range H2 (102400) H2 (102400) H2 (102400) H2 (102400) • Auto setting of ISO speed ⚪ Even if ISO speed range is altered with [ISO speed settings], the setting is not effective for the normal ISO speed range. ⚪ [ISO speed settings] is effective to set the maximum ISO speed for the ISO expansion. • Manual setting of ISO speed ⚪ Normal ISO speed range and Maximum ISO speed with the ISO expansion can be manually set within the range set with [ISO speed settings]. • Expanded ISO speeds: H1 (ISO 51200 equivalent), H2 (ISO 102400 equivalent). Note that L (ISO 50) cannot be set. • The expanded ISO speeds are only “equivalent” ISO speeds. • For HDR movie shooting, an expanded ISO speed cannot be set. The maximum will be ISO 25600.
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 3.15-inch (screen aspect ratio of 3:2) 3.15 in./8.01cm diagonal (2.63 in./6.67cm width, 1.75 in./4.44cm height)
Dots Approx. 2.10 million dots
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically/horizontally
Brightness Control Manually adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
Coating Clear View LCD II • Anti-smudge coating applied. • Anti-reflection coating not applied.
Interface Languages 29 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Ukraine, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, Japanese)

Display Format (1 ) Single-image display
• No information display
• Basic information display
• Detailed shooting information display
Detailed information
- Lens/Histogram information
-White balance information
-Picture Style information
1 Picture Style information
2 Color space/Noise reduction information
-Lens aberration correction information
1 Lens aberration correction information
2 Record of sent images
- GPS information
-IPTC information

Display selection is available for Basic information display and Shooting information display.

(2) Index display • 4-image index • 9-image index • 36-image index • 100-image index

Highlight Alert The white areas with no image data will blink.
Histogram Brightness and RGB
Quick Control Function
Items The Quick Control screen is accessed by pressing the Quick Control button during still photo shooting.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection (1 ) Single image (select image) (2) Select range (3) All images in a folder (4) All images on card • Image browsing and image search can be based on ratings. • Ratings-based image selections also possible with DPP. (5) All found images (only during image search)
Erase Except protected images (1) Select images to erase (2) Select range (3) All images in folder (4) All images on card (5) All found images (only during image search)
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers Images can be sent via Wi-Fi to a PictBridge-compatible (Wireless LAN) printer and printed.
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Compliant to DPOF Version 1.1
Standards Compliance IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Transmission Method DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b) OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g/n)
Transition Frequency (Central Frequency) Frequency: 2412 to 2462 MHz Channels: 1 to 11 channels
Connection Method (1) Camera access point mode (2) Infrastructure mode
Security Connection Method Authentication Encryption Encryption Key Format and Length Camera Access Point WPA2-PSK AES • ASCII 8 characters Open Disable Infrastructure Open WEP • Hexadecimal 10 digits • Hexadecimal 26 digits • ASCII 5 characters • ASCII 13 characters Disable Shared key WEP Same as WEP above WPA-PSK TKIP • ASCII 13 characters WPA2-PSK AES • ASCII 8–63 characters
Communication with a Smartphone Images can be viewed, controlled, and received using a smartphone. Remote control of the camera using a smartphone is possible depending on the Camera Connect specifications. Images can be sent to a smartphone.
Remote Operation Using EOS Utility The camera can be controlled via Wi-Fi using EOS Utility.
Print from Wi-Fi Printers Images can be sent to a Wi-Fi printer compliant to PictBridge (wireless LAN).
Send Images to a Web Service Still photos (JPEG) and movies (MP4) can be uploaded to a CiG (CANON iMAGE GATEWAY) album. With the CiG service, images can be sent to social media or a photo album link can be sent (by the CiG specifications). A link to a CiG album can be emailed.
Standards Compliance Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 compliant (Bluetooth low energy technology)
Transmission Method GFSK modulation
Custom Functions 22 Custom Functions are settable. Still Photo Shooting Movie Shooting Shutter button Multi-function button Movie button LCD panel illumination button Multi-function button MODE button LCD panel illumination button AF-ON button MODE button AE lock button AF-ON button AF point selection button AE lock button Lens AF stop button AF point selection button Up key (cross keys) Lens AF stop button Left key Up key (cross keys) Right key Left key Down key Right key SET button Down key SET button Customizable Dials Main dial Quick control dial Control ring
Customizable M-Fn Bar Types of actions: four types (left, right, slide, press completely) Functions that Can be Assigned (Shooting) Functions that Can be Assigned (Playback) ISO speed Function shortcut White balance Jump display Check focus/Display info. Movie shooting Flexible-priority AE AF User customization Safety lock: Enable / Disable
My Menu Registration • Up to six top-tier menu items and Custom Functions can be registered. • Up to five My Menu tabs can be added. My Menu tab overall operations • Adding a tab • Deleting tabs in a batch • Deleting all tab items • Setting the menu display My Menu tab detailed operations • Selecting a registered item • Sorting registered items • Deleting selected registered items • Deleting registered items in a batch • Deleting tabs • Changing a tab name (16 ASCII characters)
USB Terminal Equivalent to SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) • For PC communication • For WFT-E7 (Ver. 2) connection ? Shared with terminal for in-camera charging with the USB Power Adapter PD-E1. ? In-camera charging: although it is compatible with USB Type-C (5V/1.5A) equivalent, do not charge the camera other than with the USB Power Adapter PD-E1.
Video Out Terminal Type C (Resolution switches automatically) / CEC not compatible • Images can be displayed through the HDMI output and on screen at the same time. • Images will not be displayed unless [NTSC] or [PAL] is properly set according to the video system of the TV set.
Extension System Terminal 3.5mm diameter stereo mini jack
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6N (or LP-E6) x 1 • With the AC Adapter + DC Coupler, AC power is possible. • When the Battery Grip BG-E22 is used, two battery packs (LP-E6N or LP-E6) can be installed. • With the USB Power Adapter PD-E1, in-camera charging of LP-E6N is possible but LP-E6 cannot be charged. The USB Power Adapter PD-E1 is not compatible with powering the camera.
Number of Possible Shots (Approx. Shots) Shooting Condition Power Source Shooting Method Temperature Possible Shots Smooth Power Saving EOS R Body only LP-E6N 1 pc Screen Room Temperature (73°F / 23°C) 370 450 Low Temperatures (32°F / 0°C) 350 430 Screen (Eco Mode: On) Room Temperature (73°F / 23°C) 540 560 Finder (EVF) Room Temperature (73°F / 23°C) 350 430 Low Temperatures (32°F / 0°C) 330 410 EOS R + Battery Grip BG-E22 LP-E6N 2 pc Screen Room Temperature (73°F / 23°C) 740 900 Low Temperatures (32°F / 0°C) 700 860 Finder (EVF) Room Temperature (73°F / 23°C) 700 860 Low Temperatures (32°F / 0°C) 660 820
• Based on CIPA testing standards. • With LP-E6, possible shots, possible shooting time and playback time will be approx. 95% of the figures above.
Battery Check Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON. Displayed in 6 levels. • Battery level can be checked on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder. • One of six levels displayed for LP-E6N and LP-E6. The display for other power sources is different.
Power Saving Power turns off after the set time of non-operation elapses. Display off Available time options: 15 sec. / 30 sec. / 1 min. / 3 min. / 5 min. / 10 min. / 30 min. Auto power off Available time options: 30 sec. / 1 min. / 3 min. / 5 min. / 10 min. Disable Viewfinder off Available time options: 1 min. / 3 min. / Disable • At least approx. 6 min. until auto power off while the [Date/Time/Zone] screen is displayed.
Date/Time Battery Built-in secondary battery When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for approx. 3 months • Recharge time: approx. 8 hrs. ⚪ The recharge time required to provide the above number of months with no battery pack installed.
Start-up Time Approx. 0.9 sec. • Based on CIPA testing standards.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.35 x 3.87 x 3.32 in. / 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm • Based on CIPA standards. Approx. 5.35 x 3.87 x 2.67 in. / 135.8 x 98.3 x 67.7mm (from grip to monitor)
Weight Approx. 1.46 lbs. / 660g (including battery, SD memory card; without body cap) Approx. 1.28 lbs. / 580g (body only; without battery, card or body cap)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range 32–104°F / 0–40°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less

Basic Lens specs [Nok]

RF 28 – 70 mm F 2 L USM
  • Lens composition: 13 groups 19 sheets
  • Minimum shooting distance: 39 cm
  • Filter diameter: 95 mm
  • Size: 103.8 × 139.8 mm
  • Weight: 1430 g
RF 50 mm F 1.2 L USM
  • Lens construction: 9 groups of 15
  • Shortest shooting distance: 40 cm
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: 89.8 x 108.0 mm
  • Weight: 950 g
RF 35 mm F 1.8 Macro IS STM
  • Lens construction: 9 groups 9 pieces
  • Shortest shooting distance: 17 cm
  • Filter diameter: 52 mm
  • Size: 74.4 × 62.8 mm
  • Weight: 305 g
RF 24 – 105 mm F 4 L IS USM
  • Lens construction: 14 groups 18 pieces
  • Shortest shooting distance: 45 cm
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: 83.5 × 107.3 mm
  • Weight: 700 g

1st Most definitely for real [Nok] – lots of photos appear. Only thumbnail size (I’ve upscaled some below)

The 20mm flange distance (Z is 16mm) and 54mm throat (Same as EF – Z is 55mm) means that there should be plenty of adapters, once people figure out Canon’s likely mount obfuscation schemes ;-)

Note that there is no in body stabilisation mentioned (IBIS) and what will really get the armchair experts in a tizz, no mention of multiple card slots ;-)

Much like Nikon and the Z series, this model leaves open a big space for pro level models – as with any product, expect a few rough edges at V1.0

buttons and controls for EOS R

Buttons etc, kindly annotated by unknown CR forum poster (??? is the ‘multifunction bar’)

Updated RF lens specs

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

  • ~74mm × 62mm
  • Weight: ~306g

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

  • ~83mm x 107mm [EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II is 83mm  x 118mm]
  • Weight: ~698g [EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II is 795g]

EOS R specifications


  • 30.3 Million Pixels Full Size CMOS
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • The ranging range is 100 × width 88% of the live view video display range
    [AF works vertically over 100% of the frame and 88% horizontally?]
  • EV-6 low brightness autofocus
  • 4K video
  • Touch screen LCD
  • Multifunction bar installed (see rear view picture image)
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Dustproof drip-proof · magnesium body
  • Battery: LP-E6N
  • Battery grip: BG-E 22
  • Size: Width of about 136 mm × height of about 98 mm
  • Weight: Approximately 580 g
  • Mount: inner diameter 54 mm, flange back 20 mm, 12 pin
  • Mount adapter: “Mount adapter EF – EOS R” “Control ring mount adapter EF – EOS R” “Drop – in filter mount adapter EF – EOS R”

Photos of the EOS R and lenses (note – these are enlarged from small thumbnails sized images with AI Gigapixel)

EOS R oblique view

EOS R with RF24-105


EOS R Lens mount

Front view showing 12 pin RF mount


canon eos r rear controls

Rear screen and control switch (Multifunction bar)

EOS and EOS R size comparison

Size comparison between EOS R and 5DIV with 24-105 F4L lenses
note that subsequent lens info casts some doubt on this comparison – the ‘R’ is definitely smaller though. A more realistic comparison from the CR forums is:

size comparisons

Using EF lenses is going to be important and there are three different adapters.




mount adapters

Lens mount adapters

mount adapter and extender

EOS R with adapter and EF Extender

canon eos r grip

Grip, control wheel and shutter button.

canon EOS R top panel

Top screen. Shutter at 1/8000 ISO at 40000 with active Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

RF Lenses

canon RF 50 f1.2

RF 50mm F1.2L

canon rf 24-105 f/4

RF 24-105mm F4L

canon 28-70 f/2

RF 28-70mm F2L IS

Here are the 24-105 and 28-70 compared in size (from a CR forum post)

size compare 24-105 to 28-70




canon RF 35mm Macro

RF 35mm F1,8 Macro IS STM

The EF->R mount Adaptor will have three kinds of control ring and a drop-in filter. [Nok]

One of the adapters mentioned in the list below [M.ADAP R ND] might well refer to the patent example with a filter in it. It looks as if there is a lot more to come on the subject of the lens mount…


31st Could the mid range zoom be 24-70 f/2 [CR]

That would make for a hefty lens – contrast it with the 28-70/2 mentioned below

A suggested list of products due next week [Nok]

Note the continuation of the ‘L’ category lenses into the RF line, along with an ‘M’ designation. I’m assuming the 400/600 are the long expected updates for the normal big whites, just with IS missed from the names. If I had to guess, the ‘M’ is a low profile specialist (macro?) lens – but this is still guess heaped upon guess ;-)

  • EOS R body
  • EOS R 24-105 kit
  • RF 35 mm F 1.8 M IS
  • RF 50 mm F 1.2 L USM
  • RF 28 – 70 mm F 2 L USM
  • RF 24 – 105 mm F4 L USM
  • EF-M 32 mm F 1.4 STM
  • EF 400 mm F 2.8 L III
  • EF 600 mm F4 L III
    * The lens name is not the official name, only the part that can be confirmed
  • M adapter R?
    Since only “M.ADAP R” “M.ADAP R ND” “M.ADAP R PL” is written in the simple order form, the official name is unknown
  • PD – E1 is also included in the accessory list (power supply)

The mention of the ‘M.ADAP R PL’ immediately reminds me of several Canon patents for offering multiple lens mount solutions.

This patent application (from April 19th on the Mirrorless page) shows a complex multi lens mount.

Canon patent application [USPTO] looks at a design for a lens mount adapter that allows for different flange distances with different adapters.

Canon adapter-1Canon adapter-2

Like many patent applications this one covers a lot of options. The patent includes options for including lenses in the adapter, both for wide and tele conversion. Could this be a solution for a Canon mirrorless camera? … or at least part of one?

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