Canon has announced two new APS-C crop-sensor RF-mount cameras, the R7 and the R10. The R7 is the spiritual successor to the 7D series while the R10 brings a Rebel-like camera to Canon’s mirrorless lineup.
Both cameras feature Canon’s RF-mount but use a smaller sensor than the company has thus far featured on its mirrorless cameras. Instead of the 35mm full-frame sensor, Canon chose the smaller APS-C cropped size which allows it to bring high-end performance without what is typically a high-end price. Both cameras use a completely new chassis that isn’t reformatted from other cameras like the R6 or RP.
Canon EOS R7
The Canon EOS R7 is described as compact and lightweight, and is the mirrorless successor to both the 90D and the 7D, though Canon says that neither of those cameras are currently being discontinued. It features a newly-developed 32.5-megapixel sensor that has a 1.6x crop factor when compared to a Canon full-frame camera. While new, it is not stacked nor is it backside illuminated, but does feature in-body image stabilization that Canon says can provide up to seven stops of shake compensation.
The sensor is powered by Canon’s DIGIC X processor and can shoot at up to 15 frames per second (FPS) in mechanical shutter mode and up to 30 frames per second in electronic shutter mode.
It features two UHS-II SD card slots, is dust and moisture resistant in a way that is comparable to the Canon 90D, and uses the LP-E6NH battery, which is the same one that powers the R5 and R6. It also features Canon’s new multi-function hot shoe.
The company says that the autofocus system is “inherited” from the R3 and while it can’t shoot at the same speeds as Canon’s current top-of-the-line sports shooter because it lacks backside illumination, it is functionally the same. It features the same artificial intelligence like human, animal, and vehicle recognition, for example.
On the video front, the R7 can shoot 4K at up to 60 FPS the full width of the sensor which is oversampled from 7K resolution. It can also shoot in 10-bit. It can capture Full HD footage at up to 120 frames per second and also has no 30-minute recording limit. The R7 can also shoot in C-Log 3, though it cannot capture video in RAW. If the camera were to be inadvertently shut off, the camera will finalize and save a clip before shutting down, which prevents data loss or corruption.
The Canon EOS R7 will be available later this year for $1,500 as a body-only and $1,900 paired with the new RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
You can read PetaPixel’s first impressions of the EOS R7 here.
Canon EOS R10
The Canon EOS R10 is Canon’s mirrorless successor to the Rebel and M50 Mark II cameras, which are not being discontinued. Canon stopped short of saying the M-series was being replaced and instead positioned the R10 as a camera that can be considered another option in a similar price tier. It’s very small and compact and Canon says that it weighs less than one pound with a battery and memory card inserted.
The R10 features a newly-developed 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor which has the same 1.6x crop factor as the sensor on the R7. Also like the R7, the sensor isn’t stacked nor is it backside illuminated. It also has no in-body image stabilization. It does feature the DIGIC X processor and with it can shoot up to 15 FPS with the manual shutter and 23 FPS with the electronic shutter.
Just as Canon says with the R7, the autofocus is “inherited” from the R3 and shares the same functionality of AI-powered human, animal, and vehicle tracking, but cannot do everything as quickly since the sensor isn’t backside illuminated.
Video performance is a tad less impressive than on the R7 and the R10 can shoot at 4K at up to 30 FPS that is oversampled from 6K and uses the full width of the sensor. Neither C-Log or RAW video is offered, however.
The camera features one UHS-II SD card slot, a built-in flash, Canon’s multi-function hotshoe, and a joystick on the rear of the camera to make navigating the menu easier — an unusual addition for a camera in this price tier. The R10 uses the Canon LP-E17 battery.
The Canon EOS R10 will be available later this year for $980 as a body-only, $1,100 with the new RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, or $1,380 with the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.
You can read PetaPixel’s first impressions of the EOS R10 here.
Author: Jaron Schneider