Canon has officially announced its first mirrorless, full-frame camera: the Canon EOS R.
“Since its launch in 1987, the Canon EOS system has been the benchmark of imaging performance – from entry-level to professionals at the highest level,” said Jason McLean, Director for Consumer Imaging at Canon Australia.
“We’ve continually pushed the boundaries of technology, design and innovation and today we build on that legacy with a revolutionary new system that enables photographers and videographers to look at the world through new eyes.”
The EOS R features a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, weather-sealed robust magnesium alloy body, 0.05 second autofocus
It's also Canon’s first camera with the ability to focus in light conditions as low as EV-6.
Coinciding with the new camera system, Canon also announced a set of new RF lenses.
Initially, there are four lenses on offer here, each bringing different combinations of quality, speed and functionality that Canon say were previously impossible:
RF 28-70mm f/2L USM;
RF 50mm f/1.2L USM;
RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM;
RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM.
As put by the company, "the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM is an extremely fast 50mm f/1.2 L-series prime lens offering extraordinary levels of detail, supreme sharpness, stunning shallow depth of field and remarkable low-light performance.
"The RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is an L-series zoom lens and the first full frame Canon lens to feature Nano USM – ideal for filmmakers when smooth focusing is a must for natural-looking focus transitions, giving superb control and smooth tracking of the subject as it moves away or towards the camera.
"Slim and easy to handle; the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM also features a fixed f/4 aperture, while the fast, silent autofocus and 5-stops of image stabilisation make it perfect for movie making."
"Also announced is the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, Canon’s first large-aperture full frame compatible standard zoom, offering f/2 brightness throughout the zoom range. This fast lens features a lens barrel with a shock-absorbing mechanism that achieves excellent impact resistance for toughness and durability."
"Lastly, the RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM is a super-fast 35mm f/1.8 macro lens ideal for street, travel and close-up photography, offering a naturally wide-angle perspective, close-up focusing and Hybrid IS."
A set of lens adapters also due to roll out, offering EOS R buyers the ability to upgrade older lenses to the new system.
The Canon EOS R is due to launch on of 9th October 2018.
Full pricing and availability of the camera body and RF lens range is expected to be announced later this month.