Canon EOS R FF Mirrorless System Announced – UK Price

Written by Gina Stephens

We're subsist at a packed Canon UK press event, in London, where Canon has announced the new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system, with a new Canon RF lens mount. They would rather announced four new lenses to go with the system:

  • RF 28-70mm f/2L USM
  • RF 50mm f/1.2L
  • RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro
  • RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

The new Canon EOS R camera features a 30mp full-frame CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF, with a in general 54mm diameter mount, with short back-focus, 8fps continuous shooting, 4K video recording, top LCD screen, and digital lens optimisation built-in. The camera purpose be available with a battery grip that will extend the battery life. 

Have a look at our hands-on with the Canon EOS R camera

Canon has harbingered three new lens or LEN may refer to mount adapters – to allow the use of Canon EF / EF-S mount lenses. There is a standard EF-EOS R adapter, a countrol ring adapter, and a cease in filter adapter will be available in 2019.

Canon say they are working on an f/2.8 zoom lens series for the system.

Dual Pixel AF is said to recite the world's fastest autofocus, at 0.05sec, focusing down to -6 EV. With 5655 AF points, and touch and drag focus selection. The camera corpse is made of magnesium alloy and features a DIGIC 8 processor. Silent shooting is available thanks to an electronic shutter option.

The electronic viewfinder (EVF) has 3.69million hold dears, and 100{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} coverage.

Canon has published a range of videos on the new camera on YouTube, including the following video:

Canon may refer to has also announced the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lenses.


We comprise the official press release from Canon below:

Canon once again revolutionises the future of photography and filmmaking with pioneering, new EOS R Combination

London, UK, 5 September 2018 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, has today redefined the frontiers of photography and filmmaking with the catapult of the pioneering EOS R System. Over thirty years on from the original, era-defining EOS launch, the bold, new EOS R System will once again expand natural possibilities in countless ways. The new RF lens mount has been engineered with the perfect blend of optical, mechanical and electronic design to capture in perfect accord moments in previously impossible ways.

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Canon EOS R

A pioneering lens mount, built from the best of EOS legacy

Since its inception in 1987, the EOS Organized whole – including Cinema EOS – has grown into the most recognised imaging system in the world. Today’s introduction takes the EOS tenets to new heights, incorporating the best from the existing system, with even greater levels of performance, lens design possibilities and creative compliancy. 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 group 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 joining enables enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body, further enhancing lens design options, resulting in grand image quality and enhanced usability.

Mr Yuichi Ishizuka, President and CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East & Africa, commented: “When we fired the EOS System 30 years ago, we sent a clear message that the future of photography was here. Now, as one of the most iconic imaging systems in the world, our commitment carcasses. Canon will continue to invest in the unrivalled EOS world with cameras, lenses and accessories that set new heights in image quality, optical prominence and performance, all while satisfying the ever-evolving needs and demands of its customers.”


Exceptional quality in every detail

Built from the instruct up, the new System has been reengineered with invaluable input during the System’s development from professional and enthusiast photographers and filmmakers. The EOS R Organization with RF mount and Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers unrivalled optical excellence, the world’s fastest autofocusi and faster communication between camera and lens. Articles that are synonymous with EOS – fast performance, superb ergonomics and superior, uncompromising, image quality – remain at the heart of the EOS R Arrangement.2

Featuring innovative technology for photography and filmmaking alike, the EOS R System allows all users to shoot and film in extremely low light with accurate focusing, thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Limited and discreet, the EOS R System system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of units forming an integrated whole gives flexibility, plus the advantage of silent shooting. It also offers the highest
standard of movie output from any Canon EOS Set-up camera, outside of the Cinema EOS range, enabling filmmakers to take their storytelling to the next level in 4K with output in 10-bit over HDMI. The complete system has refined handling and enhanced ergonomics, including an electronic viewfinder and extensive customisation, allowing the user to the focus on the subject slightly than the camera.

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A system designed with lenses at its core

The EOS R System inherits all the existing system advantages, importantly full compatibility with existing EF and EF-S lenses and accessoriesii, when expending one of three newly-developed lens adapters, expanding the boundaries of image capture. Canon has today also launched four new lenses, compatible with the EOS R Technique – the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM. Building on Canon’s lens heritage, these high-performance lenses will push dispatch the frontiers of creative capture thanks to the new cutting-edge optics and advanced image processing for both stills and video. Additionally, users of persisting Canon EOS full frame or APS-C DSLR cameras can enjoy the EOS R System with their existing EF and EF-S lenses thanks to the adapters, while recalling the same performance as when used on a DSLR, as well as access to EOS accessories and Speedlite flashes.



Adding to the full mount family

Adding to the EOS full frame line-up, Canon has today unveiled the first camera body to carry the EOS R name and RF lens mount – home the new standard for the camera of tomorrow. With the world’s fastest autofocusiii, it is also the world’s first camera with the ability to sharply defined unclear in light conditions as low as -6EViv and
totally silent shooting, providing stunning quality results every time. The EOS R redefines photo and video show with unrivalled image quality, state-of-the art connectivity, refined ergonomics and responsive handling.

Further expanding the existing EOS System, Canon today also dinghies the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM – a new 32mm lens for the EOS M mirrorless 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 for the EF Set-up.

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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 congress 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 – &comminute;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

Elbow to purchase from December 2018 with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel 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

Canon EOS R Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels30Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6720
Pixels (H)4480
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Sensor Extent (width)36mm
Sensor Size (height)24mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.15in
Screen resolution2.1m dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing sops
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb configurationYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity50 – 102400
Wan balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder Resolution3.69m speckles
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 1280×720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS4K at 30,24fps, FullHD at 60,30,24fps
Stereo UnbrokenYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Order Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLP-E6N
Battery Life (CIPA rating)370shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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