The Canon EOS R – Almost Perfect For the Video Guy

To say that we had high hopes for the first full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon would be an understatement, while we watch our friends switch to the latest Sony and Panasonic, we have always been Canon loyalist, from our fist Handycam to our DSLR’s it’s always been Canon.

Unfortunately, the EOS-R, while a very good camera for photography it falls short a little bit for the video guys, especially compared with the Sony and Panasonic current specs and pricing.


Canon EOS R: Key features:

DIGIC 8 processor

30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor

New R lens mount and lenses

Phase-difference detection system with 5,655 Dual Pixel AF points (impressive)

Customisable M-Fn Bar

ISO 100-40,000 (expandable to ISO52-102,400)

TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

3.15-inch fully articulating touchscreen, 2.1 million dots (YES!)

0.5-inch EVF, 3.69million dots, 0.71x magnification

Dust and weather resistant body

8fps burst shooting

Single SD card slot (WHAT??)

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS-enabled

4K UHD video up to 30fps with IPB and ALL-I (but 1.8x crop!!!) WHYYY??)

1080p (FullHD) video up to 60fps (Why not 120fps??))

720p (HD) video up to 120fps (pfttt :()

Focus peaking

LP-E6N battery with in-camera USB charging

Weight 660g with battery



For us the 120fps would be very important in the type of shoots we do and a second SD card slot should be possible, but as always, Canon will kill these features in order to keep selling their higher end cameras.