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Canon EOS R7: APS-C sensor and all the new mirrorless camera technology to replace a mythical SLR


Canon today unveiled the first two cameras in the EOS R range with an APS-C sensor: the Canon EOS R7 and the Canon EOS R10. The most advanced is the Canon EOS R7, which comes to replace the successful Canon EOS 7D Mark II. A model, with all the new mirrorless camera technology, ready to conquer the mid-range.


It is a complete revamp of the SLR it replaces, incorporating many of the most striking technological innovations of the EOS R system: focus and speed in a smaller size.

Canon EOS R7

Canon EOS R7

It has a new 32.5 MP APS-C format CMOS sensor in a versatile body. As they say in Canon, ‘it is designed for wildlife and sports, and for those users who want to create content in a simple and professional way’.

Technical specifications of the Canon EOS R7

We already warned a long time ago, the Canon EOS 1Dx Mark III will be the last SLR. Now they are dedicated exclusively to mirrorless cameras. And especially in the EOS R system.

Canon EOS R7

Canon EOS R7 with the new RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM

It is true that we have the EOS M series on the market, but this new model has, as you will see, much more advanced technology.

Sensor

32.5MP APS-C CMOS

Processor

DIGIC X

focus system

Dual Pixel CMOS AF II

Viewfinder

OLED 2.36 MP with 100% coverage

ISO sensitivity

ISO100-32000

burst shot

15 fps with mechanical shutter 30 fps with electronic shutter

Measuring range

EV -5 –20

Storage

2x SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-II

Image formats

RAW 14 bit: RAW and C-RAW JPEG 8 bit HEIF 10 bit

Maximum video resolution

4K UHD / Full HD -YCbCr4:2:0 8-bit or YCbCr4:2:2 10bit

wireless connectivity

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz), and Bluetooth 4.2

Dimensions

132.0 x 90.4 x 91.7mm

Weight (without card and battery)

530g

Introductory price (body only)

€1499

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Canon EOS R7, a camera located in the mid-range

The Canon EOS R7 fills a gap that was orphaned within the R range. If you don’t need a full format, this is the most advanced camera within Canon’s mirrorless cameras. It can automatically focus without problems in very poor light situations, even with f22, and it brings such interesting novelties as a multi-controller AF and a control wheel for quick focus.

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Focus is one of the pillars of this camera, which has the deep learning technology Y Dual Pixel CMOS AF II to have the chosen object in focus at all times. and impress the 8-step body stabilization that allows to level the horizon line automatically when we activate this function.

In the field of video you can record 4K 60p, downsampled from 7K and can be output in HDR PQ (YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit) directly in-camera or via HDMI cable. And if you need professional features for post-production, it is possible to record with Canon Log 3 and Cinema Gamut, so we have more details in the lights and shadows, that is, a greater dynamic range.

Canon RF-S mount lenses

Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM

Along with the camera, which has a new mount, two new lenses are presented, the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and the RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM. They are entry-level zoom lenses, with variable brightness and stabilized.

Who is the Canon EOS R7 for?

As you can see from the specifications we are facing a semi-professional model within the brand. It is aimed at those users who are looking for a camera that allows them to meet all their photographic needs without making a significant outlay. It could even serve as a second body for many professionals.

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Canon EOS R7

A good summary of this model would be:

  1. 32.5 MP APS-C sensor.
  2. 15 fps with the mechanical shutter and 30 fps with the electronic shutter.
  3. 8-stop in-body image stabilization.
  4. 4K 60p video recording.

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It is a camera with pretensions. And it has everything you need to succeed, but it has the typical problem of all cameras that release a mount. For now we only have two, and they don’t seem to be up to par with the EOS R7. This same model with fixed lenses (in the FujiFilm way) or with a professional zoom lens, such as the EF 17-55 f2.8 IS USM, would be another story. In the meantime we will have to rely on the adapter to use the EF and EF-S lenses.

Canon EOS R7

Canon EOS R7 in the hands

It has also been presented Canon EOS R10, a model with less aspirations (double-digit range), with a 24.2 MP sensor. Apparently, the differences between the two models are few, apart from the sensor.

Canon EOS R10

Canon EOS R10

But we find significant details, such as the presence of a small retractable flash or the more limited video recording functions. Your price is your best cover letter. It is the entrance camera to the EOS R system and it costs €1200.

It reaches the 15 fps of the older sister with the mechanical shutter, but stays at 23 fps with the electronic one. Or does not allow recording with the Canon Log 3 to increase the dynamic range. It’s lighter at just 429g with battery and cards inserted

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Canon EOS R7 price and availability

The Canon EOS R7 will be in shop windows at the end of June, international market conditions permitting. When it goes on sale its price will be around €1499. This is a similar price to what the Canon EOS 7D MARK II cost when it was introduced in 2014.

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