The launch of the new Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras will bring the benefits of the company’s EOS R System to a wider range of photographers and content creators.
Angled view of the new EOS R7 camera fitted with the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens. (Source: Canon.)
Featuring a new 32.5-megapixel CMOS sensor plus Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocusing with Deep Learning, the EOS R7 is ideal for enthusiasts as well as sports and wildlife photographers who can take advantage of existing EOS R lenses to get closer to the action. The EOS R7 supports tracking for a wide range of subjects, including humans, animals and vehicles. Able to track subjects across the entire frame, it automatically responds to dynamically changing scenes. This model also supports continuous shooting at up to 15 fps with the mechanical shutter or 30 fps when the electronic shutter is used and boasts in-body image stabilisation that claims up to eight stops of shake correction. Enabling the ‘Auto-level’ allows the IS system to be used to level the horizon, a ‘first in an EOS camera. It also compensates for vertical shake when shooting in the newly added panoramic or panning modes.
Other features include dual card slots for UHS II SD cards, weather-resistant construction and a high-capacity capacity LP-E6NH battery. The EOS R7 is also the first camera in the EOS R System to have a combined AF multi-controller and control wheel, which can unlock AF point control and playback functions in one thumb movement or rotation of the dial.
Angled view of the EOS R10 with the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens. (Source: Canon.)
Targeted at entry-level buyers, the EOS R10 sports a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and claims similar autofocusing capabilities to the R7. However, although it can shoot continuously at 15 fps with the mechanical shutter, frame rates are lower with the electronic shutter at 23 fps. Its buffer memory can hold up to 21 CR3.RAW files or 660 JPEGs. A single slot is provided for SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.
Both cameras include panorama shooting modes, although only for JPEG files. They are also capable of recording 4K video at 60p or 30p, which is down sampled from 7K in the R7 and 6K in the R10 to ensure superior quality. The EOS R7 includes an additional 4K 60p crop mode, which uses 55% of the width of the sensor to extend the reach even further. Both cameras can record past an individual 30-minute clip limit, and both models support recording HDR PQ (YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit BT.2020) movies that provide high dynamic range with minimal grading. In addition, the EOS R7 is the first APS-C EOS outside of the Cinema EOS line to include Canon Log 3 and Cinema Gamut for more flexible editing.
Physically, the new EOS R cameras feature intuitive body designs that make it easy for DSLR owners to transition to mirrorless systems. Both models boast 2.36m dot electronic viewfinders and OVF view assist, with the EOS R7 featuring a high 1.15x magnification to provide a more immersive experience. Customisable dials and a vari-angle LCD screen offer seamless handling, while in-camera focus bracketing and depth compositing make the new cameras powerful creative tools. The EOS R10 has a built-in flash, while the R7 is hot-shoe equipped for accessory flashguns. Both cameras have enhanced connectivity with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as supporting the ability to upload content to the web or control the camera via the Camera Connect app either via a compatible USB Type-C cable or wireless connection. Both cameras offer clean HDMI output for streaming as well as ability to stream to YouTube via image.canon and users will be able to directly upload RAW files to Canon’s new Cloud Image processing service on image.canon, which applies neural network image processing to further enhance image quality from a RAW file. A new multi-function accessory shoe – a first for EOS APS-C models – can supply power and high-speed communication to advanced new accessories.
The table below compares key features of the new cameras.
|EOS R7||EOS R10|
|Effective resolution||32.5 megapixels||24.2 megapixel|
|Stabilisation||Up to 8-stops In-Body IS (IBIS)||Movie Digital IS|
|Shutter speeds||1/8000 sec.
to 30 seconds
to 30 seconds
|Flash synch||Mechanical: 1/250 sec.
Elec. 1st curtain: X-sync: 1/320 sec.
|Mechanical: 1/200 sec.
Elec. 1st curtain: X-sync: 1/250 sec.
|Shooting modes||A+ / Fv / P / Tv / Av / M / B / C1 / C2 / C3 / Creative Filters / SCN||A+ / Fv / P / Tv / Av / M / B / C1 / C2 / Creative Filters / SCN|
|Focusing brightness range (stills / movies)||EV -5 to 20 / EV -3.5 to 20||EV -4 to 20 / EV -3.5 to 20|
|Video||4K 60p and oversampled 4K 30p video from 7K
Canon Log supported
|4K 60p (cropped) and oversampled 4K 30p video from 6K; canon Log not sup0ported|
|Max. stills frame rate||15fps continuous mechanical shutter, 30fps with electronic shutter||15fps continuous mechanical shutter, 23fps with electronic shutter|
|Buffer capacity||184 JPEG, 46 RAW||123 JPEG, 21 RAW|
|High Frame Rate movie (Full HD 120/100fps)||Max. recording time 90 minutes||Max. recording time 30 minutes|
|Monitor resolution||1,620,000 dots||1,040,000 dots|
|Card slots||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC||One SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Weather resistance||Dust and water resistant body||No|
|Dimensions||132.0x 90.4x 91.7mm||122.5 x 87.8 x 83.4 mm|
|Weight (body with battery & card(s)||612 grams||429 grams|
|RRP (body only)||AU$2349||AU$1499|
The EOS R7 is due to be released in late June at an RRP of AU$2399 for body only or $2899 in kit form with the new RF-S 18-150mm lens. The EOS R10 will go on sale in July at an RRP of AU$1499 for the body or $1649 with the new RF-S 18-45mm lens or $2049 with the RF-S 18-150mm lens. Note: with adaptors both cameras can be used with EF and EF-S lenses for a seamless transition between DSLR and mirrorless.