Canon has announced the launch of the EOS R7 and the EOS R10, its first cameras in the EOS R mirrorless system to be equipped with APS-C image sensors.
As the market share leader for mirrorless cameras, Canon looks to solidify its position with the addition of new offerings within the EOS R lineup. EOS R7 and EOS R10 provide enhanced video functions and accessories, such as the new multifunction shoe with EOS R7, while still maintaining high-level ease of use. With a robust mirrorless system at their core, these cameras provide users with a powerful telephoto reach through both still images and video due to the 1.6x crop factor that comes with APS-C sensor cameras.
In addition to their compact size and ease of use, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 also feature:
- 32 million pixels (EOS R7) and 24 million pixels (EOS R10), APS-C size image sensor
- Autofocus (AF): subject detection inherited from EOS R3
- Up to 15 frames per second (FPS) mechanical shutter
- First Canon APS-C camera with up to 7.0 stops Coordinated Image Stabilization
- Dual memory card slots (EOS R7 only)
- Full width 4K video recording at 60p (EOS R7 only), 30p and 24p
- Record each clip over thirty (30) minutes2
- Up to 30FPS with electronic shutter (EOS R7 only)
- Dust and moisture resistant (EOS R7 only)
- In-body image stabilization (EOS R7 only)
Of the two new models, the EOS R7 may be of interest to wildlife photographers. While both cameras offer continuous shooting rates of up to 15 fps with their mechanical shutters, the EOS R7 can capture up to 30 fps with its electronic shutter. That’s on par with the continuous shooting speeds of the top professional full-frame cameras.
The APS-C sensor’s smaller size means that lenses like the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM will have extra telephoto reach to help get closer perspectives on distant wildlife. The RF100-500mm, for example, is equivalent to approximately 160-800mm when used with the R7 and R10. This combination of burst shooting speed and sensor magnification is appealing for wildlife photography.
Another noteworthy feature of the EOS R7 is its in-body Coordinated Image Stabilization system that’s capable of 7 stops of correction.
Both cameras use an autofocus system with subject detection capabilities derived from the AF system in the current EOS R flagship model, the EOS R3. Both can also record 4K video, though the R10 is limited to 24p and 30p modes, while the EOS R7 is also capable of 60p.
Along with the new cameras, Canon will also introduce RF-S lenses, a new lens series optimised for APS-C sensor cameras. The first two RF-S lenses that will arrive with the EOS R7 and R10 are the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM which Canon positions as the standard zoom lenses for the cameras, with equivalent focal ranges of 29-72mm and 29-240mm respectively.
The RF-S18-150mm lens is a longer-range standard zoom, equivalent to 29-240mm lens coverage on a full-frame. While ideal for the new EOS R10 and EOS R7 APS-C sized sensor bodies, these lenses can be used for any R-series camera.