The war of making a mark in the field of full frame Mirrorless camera has begun. Last week, Nikon announced its Z series full frame Mirrorless camera. Canon has launched its full frame Mirrorless camera today. (What is full frame camera?)
Sony and Fujifilm had already drawn a successful attention of photographers through their Mirrorless invention. Both Canon and Nikon has taken the Mirrorless technology competition seriously.
Mirrorless cameras are gaining momentum. These cameras are compact and less heavier than DSLRs. Read how Mirrorless camera can change the future of photography.
Mirrorless is sharing good amount of market share in photography industry. Camera And Imaging Products Association (CIPA) reported this year that the gap between Mirrorless and DSLR market share is shrinking.
EOS R Mirrorless is a 30.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor having DIGIC 8 Image Processor. It offers ISO range from 100 to 40,000. It has a touch screen panel.
Canon also launched its adaptor. Photographers can use the wide range of EF and EF-S lenses with the help of mount adaptor. It is a good news for the canon community photographers who want to shift to EOS R Mirrorless.
Canon’s full frame Mirrorless seems offering some cool feature which no Mirrorless camera offers. It can turn out to be a very good user-friendly camera.
1. Control Shooting Mode and ISO From Lens Ring:
What it seems that you can control all the shooting modes through the RF lens ring. Canon has designed its RF lenses which is dedicated to EOS R Mirrorless. The RF lens seems to have a ring at the very front. This ring enables the communication between the lens and the camera. It is a great feature.
All RF lenses has a in-built feature with a control ring that lets you assign or quickly change settings without having to use the main dial on the camera body.
Boosting up an ISO and changing Aperture value / Shutter speed / ISO and Exposure Compensation through the RF Lens ring will make the photographer more efficient. I believe, no other Mirrorless camera has this kind of mechanism.
2. Multi-Function Bar:
There is a multi-function bar to change the settings. You can either swipe or tap on the bar to select or deselect the settings. Swiping from right to left is more user-friendly these days. Smartphones have made us habitual for this kind of right to left swiping features.
3. Touch And Drag The AF (Focal) Points:
Touching and Dragging the focal points is another cool feature. It seems that Canon has embedded these features by thinking the smartphones. It also appears that by holding the long press on focal point you can drag it wherever you want within the scene. Let’s see in future how smooth it is and quick as well?
4. Manually Selectable AF Points Up to 5,655:
The more AF points help to focus the maximum area around the subject. It makes the focusing system quick as well. Canon offers 5655 AF points if you select them manually. EOS R Mirrorless can focus the subject with in 0.05 seconds with maximum manually selected AF points.
Canon has launched 4 new lenses dedicating to the new EOS R Mirrorless. The lenses have been named as RF series. These lenses are RF 28–70mm F2 L USM, RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM, RF 50mm F1.2 L USM and RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM.
RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM lens offers amazing versatility in a wide-angle macro lens. It has a 0.5x magnification ratio and a close focusing distance of 0.56 ft./0.71m for excellent macro photography.
EOS R Mirrorless Price starts from $2,299 (INR 164,878.532/-) body only or $3,399 (INR 243,767.782/-) with the 24-105mm lens. Preorders will start from September 12th.
Whereas, Nikon full frame Z 6 Body only Mirrorless price starts at $1,999.95 ( INR 143,431.414/-) and Z 7 body only price is $3,399.95 (INR 243,835.914/-)
Watch the full specs in a official video released by Canon or read the brochure: