Canon has just refreshed its unparalleled range of cameras with the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 models. The two products feature options for the first time with compatible APS-C sensors with RF mount lenses, the same standard already seen on many of the company’s full-frame models.
Canon EOS R7
The most advanced model is the EOS R7, which has gained many design changes. Instead of bringing three rotary controls along its chassis, the new model only has two in the back — one next to the viewfinder and surrounding the focus point joystick.
The product features a new 32MP sensor capable of capturing 30 frames per second (fps) with the electronic shutter or up to 15 frames per second using the mechanical shutter. Even with features like auto exposure and focus, performance is maintained.
According to the specifications reported by the brand, it is possible to shoot RAW images for approximately 2 seconds (65 frames) with the electronic shutter, before the buffer is full. In the case of a mechanical shutter, this value changes to six seconds (100 frames).
For videos, it is possible to record in 4K at up to 30 frames per second, using the entire area of the 7K sensor. However, runtime is limited to 30 minutes due to internal heating – other options include 4K @ 60 with 1.81x cropping, which does not limit usage time. For slow motion content or other similar purposes, 1080p is also available in 120fps mode.
Photos and videos can rely on the Dual Pixel AF system, which includes functions such as continuous identification of eyes and faces. You can also create HDR content, or use a 10-bit C-Log 3 profile for more editing flexibility.
The Canon EOS R7 body has a 3-inch articulating viewfinder and 1.62 million dots, while the EVF OLED viewfinder features 2.36 million dots. There’s a five-axis stabilization right on the camera body, which even houses two UHS-II card readers and a battery for 660 shots between each recharge.
Canon EOS R10
The biggest difference from the EOS R10 is its sensor, which has 24 megapixels instead of 32 megapixels on the EOS R7. Also, there is no image stabilization in the camera body, so motion compensation will only happen with lenses that feature this feature.
The camera is capable of capturing 23 frames per second using the silent electronic shutter, or 15 frames per second with the mechanical component. In this case, the buffer limit is 26 or 30 frames, respectively.
Video capabilities are exactly the same as the EOS R7, except for the 4K @ 60 mode which results in 1.56x cropping. Full sensor 4K @ 30 modes are still there, as is the 1080p @ 120 capability.
The Canon EOS R10 features the traditional rotating knobs on top of the chassis, while the articulated rear viewfinder offers 1.04 million points of accuracy. The EVF OLED screen has the same 2.36 million dots.
The product still loses record settings and a 3.5mm port for returning via headphones, but it retains 10-bit HDR mode for videos. Its chassis is slightly smaller, which means there is less finger space between the front mount and the lens, among other ergonomic differences.
Besides the two camera models, Canon also introduced new RF-S lenses aimed at products equipped with ASP-C sensors. It is also possible to use EF lenses with a compatible adapter.
One of the new lenses available is the entry-level RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, as well as the RF-S18-150mm IS STM. Both can be used on full-frame models, but with 1.5x cropping – however, compatible interchangeability should increase the practicality of using the same lens on different cameras.
Prices and availability
All products offered by Canon will be available starting in 2022. The suggested price for each item can be seen below:
- EOS R7 (single camera): $1,500 (about R$7,205 in direct conversion)
- EOS R7 (with S18-150mm lens): $1,900 (about R$9127)
- EOS R10 (single camera): $980 (about R$4707)
- EOS R10 (with RF-S18-45mm lens): $1,100 (about R$5,284)
- EOS R10 (with RF-S18-150mm lens): $1380 (~R$6,629)
- RF-S18-45mm Lens: $300 (about R$1,441)
- RF-S18-150mm Lens: $480 (~$2,305)