Canon EOS R Software
Canon EOS R Software– The Canon EOS R is the first full-frame mirrorless camera to use the new RF stand. It is built around the same 30 megapixel dual pixel CMOS sensor as the EOS 5D Mark IV in 2016, but is designed for the new series of RF lenses. Canon said that the shorter RF lens mount would allow them to design better or smaller lenses than can be done for existing EF mounts.
With the EOS R, you are, in essence, getting image and video quality from the 5D Mark IV around the price point of 6D Mark II at a dose of the philosophy of healthy control of both cameras and the EOS M series. Unfortunately, although capable of delivering great image quality, handling and ergonomics are mixed bags and the video capabilities of the EOS R lag behind competition.
- 30MP full-frame sensor with dual pixel autofocus
- 3.69 m Dot OLED viewfinder
- Fully articulated rear LCD
- Autofocus rated down to-6EV (with lens F 1.2)
- Shoot up to 8 fps (5 fps with continuous AF, 3 FPS priority tracking mode)
- UHD 4K 30p Video from crop sensor 1.8 x
- Canon log (10-bit 4:2:2 via HDMI or 8-bit 4:2:0 internally)
- USB charging (with multiple chargers)
The EOS R was announced less than two weeks after the Nikon Z7, which itself was the first Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera and was also designed around the new Mount. Where Nikon makes a big deal about how soon familiar Z7 will become an existing Nikon shooter, Canon combines some of the more radical ergonomic innovations on the EOS R – it handles nothing like existing Canon cameras. Let’s take a closer look at what these innovations really are and how they work.
Given its future plans to unleash a dedicated professional body, Canon installed the EOS R precisely in the center. The camera features a 30.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, which is equivalent to the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR. Both sensors share much in common, the main difference is that the EOS R has a phase difference detection system with dual pixel CMOS AF of the 1D X Mark II – and a staggering 5,655 focal position, which covers 88% of the frame horizontally and 100% vertically.
On paper, AF must be untouched, but in practice, there are some shortcomings. Out of the box, for example, eye tracking is only possible in a single AF. And autofocus, although the dual pixel CMOS AF is shared, it doesn’t seem quite as smooth as the 1D X Mark II when recording video. This issue should be addressed with firmware, but Canon’s latest EOS R firmware update clearly weakens and concentrates only on bug fixes.
Other annoyances, however, cannot be fixed by the firmware. Let’s get a big one off the road: The EOS R doesn’t feature any in-body (IBIS) image stabilization. Sony has had the IBIS five-axis since 2014, Nikon Z6 and Z7 both have it, Panasonic S1 and S1R have it… Even other formats like the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and Fujifilm GFX100R have it. So for this camera does not have it is something striking negligence.
Canon told us that it believes that this lens offers optical stabilization, as it is specially adapted to the unique elements of each lens and focusing mechanisms. However, while two of the four early RF mount lenses (RF kit lens 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro) both have the IS feature, it IS better if the camera has an IBIS so that each lens can take advantage of it. And we already know that the flagship EOS R5 will have image stabilization when it arrives later in 2020.
Rounding out the main complaint is a video issue. The good news is that the EOS R is equipped with C-log as standard and can record internally on 4:2:0 8-bit with rec. 709 color space, and externally at 4:2:2 10-bit with rec. 2020. The bad news is that you can only shoot 4K (UHD) up to 30fps and 1080p (FullHD) up to 60fps; If you want to shoot at 120fps, you have to go all the way to 720p (HD). The real kicker, though, is that 4K comes with the same 1.7 x plant that befalls the 5D Mark IV.
Canon confirms that this makes the sensor almost as big as the Cinema EOS line, and gives the same perspective to the Super 35, so your Footage will be cut smoothly with something like C200. And while the 1.7 x crop means that your RF and EF lenses will not be nearly as wide (24mm to 40.8 mm), you can always use an EF-S lens like the 10mm-18mm F/4.5-5.6 IS STM (which becomes 17-30.6 mm). None of that changes the fact that the video capability of the EOS R does not reach the 2019 standard for cameras at this price.
However, this wicked downside, the EOS R packs a few serious blows elsewhere that might make its flaws. Like Nikon, Canon has introduced a new lens mount with a full-frame mirrorless system. Although the new RF stand has the same 54mm diameter as the existing EF mount, the focal distance to 20mm (from the Flange to the sensor) is less than a half 44mm from its older brother. This allows Canon engineers to produce optics with larger rear elements and better performance, such as the outstanding RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM.
It also tempts third-party lens makers who started releasing the lens. Models with budget pricing such as the manual focus of the Samyang 14mm and 85mm lenses are now available and made them to our Roundup of Canon’s best RF lenses.
The mount also comes with a new 12-pin connection (via the EF 8 pin), enabling excellent power information and transmission between the body and the lens. It works in tandem with the DIGIC 8 processor to offer better performance on some older EF and EF-S lenses – all of which can be used on your EOS R directly, as the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is included with each camera. The upcoming drop-in filter Mount adapter adds polarizing or variable ND filters to each EF or EF-S lens, proving that Canon is not only trying to get you to replace all of your glasses – it makes your old lenses better on the EOS R.
One of the good news is that Canon has committed to the powerful RF lens Roadmap and delivers on time. We have seen and reviewed the newly promised Canon RF 24-240mm SuperZoom and the remarkable Canon RF 85mm f/1.2.
Canon EOS R Price
The Canon EOS R is available at a cost of around $2,299 (£2399 in the UK including the EF Mount Adapter) or $3,399 with the RF 24-105mm F4L IS Lens (£3299 in the UK).
Canon EOS R Software & Manuals Download
- Mac OS X
Canon EOS R Software for Windows x32- x64
- Download— >>> EOS Digital Solution Disk Software for Windows
- Download— >>> Digital Photo Professional for Windows
- Download— >>> EOS Utility for Windows
- Download— >>> Picture Style Editor for Windows
- Download— >>> Canon Log look-up table for Gamma for Windows
- Download— >>> Image Transfer Utility for Windows
- Download— >>> Canon HEVC Codec for Windows
Canon EOS R Software for Mac OS x32- x64
- Download— >>> EOS Digital Solution Disk Software for Mac OS
- Download— >>> Digital Photo Professional for Mac OS
- Download— >>> EOS Utility for Mac OS
- Download— >>> Picture Style Editor for Mac OS
- Download— >>> Canon Log look-up table for Gamma for Mac OS
- Download— >>> Image Transfer Utility for Mac OS
Canon EOS R Manuals Download
- Download— >>> Advanced User Guide (pdf)
- Download— >>> Digital Photo Professional – Instruction Manual for Mac (pdf)
- Download— >>> EOS Utility – Instruction Manual for Mac (pdf)
- Download— >>> EOS Utility – Instruction Manual for Windows (pdf)
- Download— >>> Digital Photo Professional – Instruction Manual for Windows (pdf)
- Download— >>> Picture Style Editor – Instruction Manual for Mac (pdf)
- Download— >>> Picture Style Editor – Instruction Manual for Windows (pdf)
- Download— >>> Supplemental Information Guide (pdf)