Canon EOS R(evolution) Expands into APS-C with two new Mirrorless Cameras and new RF-S lenses. On 24th May 2022, Canon announced the launch of the EOS R7 and EOS R10, they are the first cabers in the the EOS R mirrorless system to be equipped with the APS-C image sensors. Along with the the two new APS-C EOS R cameras, there are also two new RF-S lenses, RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

Left – Edwin Teoh – Head Of Marketing – Canon Singapore Pte Ltd
Right – Andrew Koh – Head of Singapore Operations Group – Canon Singapore Pte Ltd

At the Canon Singapore media launch event, the media had the opportunity to view and try out the two latest Canon EOS R APS-C cameras. Personally, the EOS R7 caught my attention, not just in terms of its capabilities, aesthetics and ergonomics, as well as the new potential and opportunities for photographers who are into sports and wildlife photography. As a former Canon EOS 300D, 30D and 70D owner/user as well as having reviewed EOS 7D Mark II, I am familiar and experienced with what this EOS R7 (successor to the well received and capable EOS 7D Mark II) can offer with this setup. The EOS R10 would be the entry level starter camera for photographers who are upgrading from their compact cameras or smartphones.

The Canon EOS R7 is designed for more experienced users who require a faster camera to capture dynamic subjects such as sports and wildlife. It’s a high-performance 32.5-megapixel APS-C mirrorless camera, featuring In-Body Image Stabilization (In-Body IS), weather-sealing, and dual SD card slots. 

As for the Canon EOS R10, it’s a 24.2-megapixel APS-C mirrorless camera, featuring a built-in flash and a smaller form factor, is designed for more standard everyday needs. 

There are two RF-S lenses that are launched along aside with the EOS R7 and EOS R10, they are the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, two new lenses built to fully optimise the mobility advantages of the new APS-C cameras. 

“EOS R7 and EOS R10 marks a significant evolution of the EOS R system. With the addition of these APS-C mirrorless cameras to the EOS R system, there are many opportunities in Singapore for them to shine. The APS-C segment is favoured by many photographers for the smaller form factor, affordability, and advantages such as increased reach for genres like sports and wildlife. With otters and a plethora of birds in Singapore to photograph, these APS-C cameras will provide budding photographers with an affordable step into our mirrorless R system. In addition to the new native RF-S lenses, the wide range of compatible EF and EF-S lenses via mount adapter also means an enlarged ecosystem of lenses to explore and express your photographic vision.” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. 

Inheriting the AF technology of the EOS R3

The EOS R7 and EOS R10 are supported by the powerful DIGIC X image processing engine, they are the first to inherit the new autofocusing (AF) technology that debuted on the EOS R3. This technology harnesses the deep learning-based subject detection capabilities of the EOS iTR AF X system – tracking subjects more tenaciously across the entire image area, regardless of the AF area mode. This provides highly responsive and reliable autofocusing, even in dynamic scenes. 

High-speed Continuous Shooting; RAW burst mode 

Both the EOS R7 and EOS R10 are capable of up to 15 fps high-speed continuous shooting in mechanical and electronic first-curtain shutter modes (with AF/AE tracking)—the fastest speed not just among all APS-C EOS cameras, but also in the EOS R series (1). This is nearly equivalent to the EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon’s flagship DSLR, which shoots up to approx. 16 fps with the optical viewfinder. 

In electronic shutter mode, the EOS R7 is capable of shooting 32.5-megapixel images at up to approximately 30 fps continuous shooting, whereas the EOS R10 shoots 24.2-megapixel images at up to approximately 23 fps (2). 

Both cameras feature a RAW burst mode, which shoots full-resolution RAW images at up to 30 fps. The mode supports pre-shooting, which starts recording the scene up to 0.5 second before the shutter is released, aiding the capture of unexpected opportunities. 

Newly Developed APS-C CMOS sensors and Digic X

The EOS R7 and EOS R10 both utilise newly developed APS-C CMOS image sensors that are 32.5 and 24.2 megapixels respectively. Powered by the Digic X image processing engine, they combine together to produce image quality and visual resolution beyond what the megapixel count suggests.

The visual resolution of the EOS R7 surpasses that of the EOS 90D and the EOS M6 Mark II despite having the same megapixel resolution, whereas that of the EOS R10 is equivalent to the same two cameras. Silky hair, fabric textures, and other fine details can be captured with precision and sharpness. 

Image Stabilisation

The EOS R7 is the first APS-C EOS camera to feature the sensor-shift type 5-axis In-Body IS (Image Stabilizer) mechanism, which can achieve up to 8 stops’ equivalent image stabilisation (3) during video and still image shooting. Both the EOS R7 and EOS R10 feature Movie Digital IS, which conducts 5-axis image stabilisation for steadier videos even with a lens that has no Optical Image Stabilizer (Optical IS). 

Superior Video Quality

Content producers would be keen and interested on video quality. The EOS R7 can be use 7K oversampling to record high-quality 4K UHD video at up to 30p in the new 4K UHD Fine mode. Un-cropped 4K 60p recording is possible in 4K UHD Standard mode.

They are also the first APS-C EOS photography camera to support the Canon Log 3 gamma, that is good for colour grading and HDR video production.

As for the EOS R10, it’s capable of high-quality 4K UHD Fine 30p video achieved by 6K oversampling. Both cameras are capable of 4K HDR PQ video recording.

Built-in Telephoto Effect: Longer reach with the Full Camera resolution

APS-C sensor cameras have a strength, that is their inherent telephoto effect, that is just like having a built-in extender. For photographers who are into wildlife, sports and other subjects that require longer focal lengths, this will greatly benefit them.

The field of view is automatically “zoomed in” by about 1.6 times the focal length indicated on the lens. On the other hand, unlike using the 1.6x crop mode on full-frame EOS R cameras, recording uses the full resolution of the image sensor. 

When shooting video on the EOS R7, the inherent 1.6x APS-C crop can be combined with the 4K UHD crop mode for an even stronger telephoto effect of around 1.8 times that of the focal length. 

Better Portability and Affordability

APS-C image sensors are roughly 40% the size of 35mm full-frame image sensors, allowing the camera and lens systems built around them to be smaller, lighter, more portable, and easier to handle. This also translates to better affordability. 

By optimising material use and structural design, Canon has further reduced the weight of the cameras compared to their DSLR equivalents. The improvement in handling ease is multiplied when combined with one of the new RF-S kit lenses, which reduces total weight by as much as 24%. 

EOS R7: approx. 612g  EOS R7 + RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM: approx. 922g 
EOS 90D: approx. 701g  EOS 90D + EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM: approx. 1,216g 
(approx. 12% lighter)  (approx. 24% lighter) 
EOS R10: approx. 429g  EOS R10 + RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: approx. 559g 
EOS 850D: approx. 515g  EOS 850D + EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM: approx. 730g 
(approx. 17% lighter)  (approx. 24% lighter) 

New Multi-Function Shoe for Improved Functionality 

Like the EOS R3, instead of the conventional hotshoe, both the EOS R7 and EOS R10 are equipped with a new Multi-Function Shoe. This supports high-speed communications and audio input, expanding the range of supported accessories beyond Speedlites. For protection against dust and moisture, the Multi-Function Shoe should be covered with the bundled Multi-Function Shoe Cover ER-SC2 (available for purchase separately). 

Cross-compatibility with RF and EF/EF-S lenses 

Besides the RF-S lenses which were developed specifically for APS-C EOS R cameras, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 can also directly take RF lenses designed for full-frame cameras. This also applies for EF and EF-S lenses via the EF-EOS R mount adapters. When a lens designed for full-frame cameras is attached, the 1.6x telephoto effect will automatically be applied. The cameras are not compatible with EF-M lenses. 

New Features to Enhance Creative Expression 

The EOS R7 and EOS R10 contain some new features and enhancements, which will streamline workflows and expand creative expression. These include a new Panorama Shot SCN mode and an improved Panning SCN mode with better image stabilisation to increase the chances of successful panning shots. In addition, a new in-camera Depth Compositing mode automatically merges focus bracketed images into an image that is clearly in focus from front to back. The EOS R7 also features a new auto-level function that automatically detects and rotates the image sensor to correct tilted images in still images and video, saving users the time and effort required to ensure a camera is level. 

Both cameras also have improved auto white balance accuracy, due to a new auto white balance algorithm developed using deep learning technology. 

Canon’s first RF-S lenses: RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM 

Debuting alongside the EOS R7 and EOS R10, the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM are kit lenses intended as the first lens for new users of the EOS R system. With reduced size and weight due to the smaller APS-C sensor image circle, they are almost the same length and weight as their pocketable EF-M mount equivalents – while offering the benefits of the larger RF mount. 

The RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is a standard zoom lens with a focal length range of 29-72mm in full-frame equivalent terms, offering a wide-angle to medium telephoto range suitable for capturing everyday moments. It is approximately 44.3mm long and weighs approximately 130g, similar to the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. 

Meanwhile, the RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is a superzoom lens that covers a larger focal length range of 29-240mm in full-frame equivalent terms. A versatile all-purpose lens for travel, the extra reach makes it suitable for capturing distant scenery, casual sports and wildlife photography. in addition to daily life. It weighs only around 310g and is 84.5mm long, similar to the EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. 

Besides EOS R APS-C cameras, the RF-S lenses can also be mounted directly onto full-frame EOS R system cameras, which will automatically enable the 1.6x crop mode. 

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS R7, EOS R10, RF-S18-159mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM will be available from Canon authorised dealers.

Model  Recommended Retail Price  Availability 
EOS R7 (body only)  $2,049  Late June 
EOS R10 (body only)  $1,309  Late July 
RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM  $779  Late June 
RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM  $479  Late June 
EOS R7 with RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM  $2,649  Late June 

Update 3rd June 2022 – Pre-Order your Canon EOS R7!

You can pre-order your Canon EOS R7 from 1st to 21st June 2022! Check out the details below!

Product Specifications 

EOS R APS-C Cameras

Camera Model EOS R7 EOS R10
Image Processor DIGIC X DIGIC X
Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels Effective sensor size: APS-C CMOS

Camera effective pixels: Max approx. 32.5 megapixels

Effective sensor size: APS-C CMOS

Camera effective pixels: Max approx. 24.2 megapixels

Metering System 384 zone (24 × 16) metering using image sensor output signals 384 zone (24 × 16) metering using image sensor output signals
Autofocus Method Spot AF, 1-point AF, Expand AF area (above/below/left/right or around), Flexible Zone AF 1 / 2 / 3, Whole area AF Spot AF, 1-point AF, Expand AF area (above/below/left/right or around), Flexible Zone AF 1 / 2 / 3, Whole area AF
Image Stabilizer (IS) System In-body 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation (Still/Movie)

Movie Digital IS

Movie Digital IS
Effective ISO Stills: 100–32,000 (H:51,200) Stills: 100–32,000 (H:51,200)
Movie: 100–12,800 Movie: 100–12,800
Canon Log movies: ISO 800–12,800 (L:100-640, H:16,000 – 25,600)
HDR PQ movies: ISO 100–12,800 HDR PQ movies: ISO 100–12,800
Continuous Shooting Mechanical shutter & Electronic 1st curtain: 15 fps

Electronic shutter: 30 fps

Mechanical shutter & Electronic 1st curtain: 15 fps

Electronic shutter: 23 fps

Max Shutter Speed 1/16,000 sec. 1/16,000 sec.
Viewfinder 0.39-inch OLED, approx. 2.36million dots 0.39-inch OLED, approx. 2.36million dots
59.94/119.88 fps Refresh Rate 59.94/119.88 fps Refresh Rate
Movie 4K UHD Fine (3840 x 2160) 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC) 29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC)
25.00 fps (PAL) 25.00 fps (PAL)
4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K UHD Crop (3840 x 2160)
59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC) 59.94 fps (NTSC)
50.00 fps / 25.00 fps (PAL) 50.00 fps (PAL)
4K UHD Crop (3840 x 2160)
59.94 fps (NTSC)
50.00 fps (PAL)
Full HD (1920 x 1080) Full HD (1920 x 1080)
119.88 fps / 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC)  119.88 fps / 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC) 
100.00 fps / 50.00 fps / 25.00 fps (PAL) 100.00 fps / 50.00 fps / 25.00 fps (PAL)
Maximum movie recording time 6 hr. 00 min. 00 sec. (Normal movie) 

1hr. 30 min. 00sec. (High Frame Rate movie)

2 hr. 00 min. 00 sec. (Normal movie)

30 min. 00sec. (High Frame Rate movie)

Recording Media • Dual Card Slots (SD, SDHC*, SDXC*) • Single Card Slot (SD, SDHC*, SDXC*)
*UHS-II cards compatible *UHS-II cards compatible
Power Supply LP-E6NH / LP-E6N / LP-E6 LP-E17
USB charging / Optional Power Supports charging via USB Power Adapter PD-E1 / Supports charging via USB Power Adapter PD-E1 /
AC Power (AC Adapter AC-E6N and DC Coupler DR-E6) AC Power (AC Adapter AC-E6N and DC Coupler DR-E18)
Size Approx. 132.0 x 90.4 x 91.7 mm Approx. 122.5 x 87.8 x 83.4 mm
Weight Approx. 612 g (incl. battery and memory cards) Approx. 429 g (incl. battery and memory cards)
Network Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy Technology Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

RF-S Lenses

Lens Model RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Focal Length 18-150mm 18-45mm
Maximum Aperture f/3.5–6.3 f/4.5-6.3
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.17 / 0.56 (AF, f=18-35mm)

0.12 / 0.39 (MF, f=18-24mm)

[AF mode]

0.2m (at 18mm), 0.35m (at 45mm)

[MF mode]

0.15m (at 18mm), 0.25m (at 45mm)

Maximum Magnification 0.44x (AF, f=50mm; MF, f=18mm,50mm) [AF mode]

0.14x (at 18mm), 0.16x (at 45mm)

[MF mode]

0.25x (at 18mm), 0.26x (at 45mm)

Lens Construction 17 elements in 13 groups 7 elements in 7 groups
Filter Size Diameter Ø55mm Ø49mm
Aperture Blades 7 7
IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect) Yes (up to 4.5 stops) Yes (up to 4 stops)
Coordinated IS Yes (up to 7 stops) Yes (up to 6.5 stops)
Maximum Diameter and length approx. 69.0mm x 84.5mm approx. 69.0mm x 44.3mm
Weight Approx. 310g Approx. 130g

Notes:

(1) Among EOS R series cameras as of May 23, 2022. 

(2) Depending on the nature of subject or shooting conditions, rolling shutter image distortion may occur.

(3) When the RF24-105mm f/4 L IS USM is attached (f = 105mm, Yaw/Pitch direction, CIPA standard compliant)

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and GLOO *

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