Canon EOS R7 and R10 Officially Announced

As the company that held the largest market share for mirrorless cameras in the United States during the first quarter of 20221, Canon aims to strengthen its position in the industry by introducing new products to the EOS R portfolio. Both the EOS R7 and the EOS R10 provide improved video functionality and accessories, like the new multifunction shoe that comes with the EOS R7, while yet retaining an exceptionally high degree of user-friendliness. Since the 1.6x crop factor that comes standard with APS-C sensor cameras, users of these cameras have access to a strong telephoto reach while shooting still images as well as video. This is possible because the cameras are built around a durable mirrorless system.

Canon’s RF mount mirrorless system is now officially APS-C compatible, as evidenced by the company’s release of not one but two new APS-C RF mount mirrorless cameras in the form of the Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 models. Even though Canon seems to deny it, I believe this to be the end of EOS M. If this doesn’t signal the end of EOS M, I don’t know what does.

The Canon EOS R7 is an RF mirrorless camera that has a resolution of 32.5 megapixels. It is capable of continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second, recording full-sensor width 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (a first for Canon APS-C!), and has up to an insane 8-stops of hybrid lens/in-body image stabilization. The EOS R10 is a cheaper 24-megapixel APS-C body that does not have an IBIS, although it does inherit the AI focusing mechanism from the EOS R3.

Pre-order links:

Canon EOS R7 Body: $1,499 at B&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R10 Body: $979 at B&HAdorama.

Canon RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens: $479 at B&HAdorama.

Canon RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens: $299 at B&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R7 – $1,499

The mirrorless Canon EOS R7 is the long-awaited replacement for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, and it truly has a feature set that allows it to be a legitimate replacement for the previous model. It features a 32.5-megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing, 4K video at up to 60 frames per second using the full width of the sensor, 15fps continuous shooting with the mechanical shutter or 30fps continuous shooting with the electronic shutter, and full-width sensor usage for 4K video.

It has the ability to recognize people, animals, and cars, and it inherits the Digic X image processor from the EOS R3 along with its Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system with phase detection subject identification and tracking. Additionally, it has an in-body image stabilization technology that can correct up to 5 stops of camera shaking when used in conjunction with lenses that are not stabilized. When used in conjunction with Canon’s IS lenses, you may achieve a level of shaking reduction that is as high as an exceptionally outstanding 8 stops.

One thing that takes many by surprise is the fact that it has twin UHS-II SD card ports, eschewing the common practice of combining an SD card slot with a CFexpress slot. This is a choice that will be well received by a large number of Canon photographers since they will no longer need to go through the effort and expense of purchasing CFexpress cards just so they may shoot to two cards at the same time and keep backups as they go. Additionally, it includes a flip-out LCD, which many users will appreciate but which others will find annoyingly inconvenient.

Canon EOS R7 Body: $1,499 at B&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R7 Spec

Sensor32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS
Lens MountCanon RF
Max resolution32.5-megapixels
File formatRAW, JPG, HEIF
Bit-depth14-Bit
ISO100-32,000 (ext 100-51,200)
Stabilisation5-axis in-body image stabilisation sensor-shift (up to 8 stops in combination with IS lenses)
Continuous shooting15fps (mechanical) / 30fps mechanical
4K VideoFull-width 4K UHD UHD (3840 x 2160) at up to 59.94fps / 4:2:2 10-Bit
HD VideoFull HD (1920×1080) at up to 119.88p
Focus typeDual Pixel CMOS AF II
AF Points651 phase detection
Viewfinder2.36m-dot EVF
LCD3.0″ 1.62m-dot Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Card slotsDual: UHS-II SD
ConnectivityWiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.1, Micro HDMI, 3.5mm headphone, 3.5mm microphone
Dimensions132 x 90.4 x 91.7mm
Weight612g (with battery and memory)
Launch price$1,499

Canon EOS R10 – $979.99

Both the Canon EOS R10 and the Canon EOS M50 Mark II can be considered to be the successors of Canon’s Digital Rebel line of cameras; however, the company claims that none of these models has been formally phased out of production just yet. It does not include some of the more sophisticated capabilities that the Canon EOS R10 possesses, such as the sensor-shift IBIS system, but it does keep the EOS R3’s Digic X processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II technology.

Additionally, it is capable of recording 4K video at up to a maximum of 60 frames per second; however, the full width of the sensor will only be captured at up to 30 frames per second. It features a 1.56x crop at 60 frames per second (on top of the 1.6x crop of the sensor vs full-frame for about a 2.5x crop total). If you want to get a little more reach out of your long lenses for shooting sports or wildlife, then that 4K 60 fps crop is perfect for you. However, if you want to use it for vlogging, it might not be the best option. On a full-frame camera, you would need a lens with a focal length of 10 millimeters merely to get the same field of vision as a 25-millimeter lens.

The EOS R10 has a decent design, but I have to say that because it does not have image stabilization (IBIS) and because it has a very heavy crop that makes it even more compact than Micro Four Thirds when shooting at 4K 60 frames per second, I believe that serious photography enthusiasts would be better off skipping this model and going right up to the EOS R7 model above it. If recording video in 4K 60 frames per second isn’t a priority for you, however, and you already own stabilized lenses, or if you frequently shoot with flash or in extremely bright circumstances, then the EOS R10 might be an excellent choice for you.

Canon EOS R10 Body: $979 at B&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R10 Spec

Sensor24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS
Lens MountCanon RF
Max resolution24.2-megapixels
File formatRAW, JPG, HEIF
Bit-depth14-Bit
ISO100-32,000 (ext 100-51,200)
StabilisationNone
Continuous shooting15fps (mechanical) / 23fps mechanical
4K VideoFull-width 4K UHD UHD (3840 x 2160) at up to 29.97fps / 4:2:2 10-Bit
Cropped 4K UHD UHD (3840 x 2160) at 59.94fps / 4:2:2 10-Bit
HD VideoFull HD (1920×1080) at up to 119.88p
Focus typeDual Pixel CMOS AF II
AF Points651 phase detection
Viewfinder2.36m-dot EVF
LCD3.0″ 1.04m-dot Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Card slotsSingle UHS-II SD
ConnectivityWiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 (Type-C), Micro HDMI, 3.5mm microphone
Dimensions122.5 x 87.8 x 83.4mm
Weight429.2g (with battery and memory)
Launch price$1,499

The Canon EOS R10 may be pre-ordered today for the price of $979.99, and it will also begin shipping in the late year of 2022.

In addition to the new cameras, Canon has also introduced two new lenses: the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses. The former will serve as the standard zoom lens for the EOS R7, while the latter will serve as the standard zoom lens for the EOS R10. The field of view provided by the 18-45mm will be comparable to that of a 29-72mm lens on full frame, while the field of view provided by the 18-150mm will be comparable to that of a 29-240mm coverage on full-frame. Canon claims that these lenses are compatible with all of the R series cameras, despite the fact that they have plainly been optimized for APS-C sensor systems, which have a smaller picture circle. Additionally, they will be accessible by the end of 2022.

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