Thanks to the folks at Hunt’s Photo & Video I got to test drive the new Canon EOS R. This is Canon’s first entry into the full-frame mirrorless camera market. I am highly impressed.
The camera has a great feel in the hand. There’s plenty of room for your hand and right thumb giving a more robust feel than the Canon M-series cameras.
The swivel screen on the back of the camera is great for ground-level macro photos.
Hand-feel and ergonomics — give the camera an A+. The electronic viewfinder is the brightest I’ve seen. The touch screen on the back is quick and responsive.
Yet, how about the photos. Last year, I pushed the Canon M-series camera pretty hard when I gave it a test drive so I thought I’d do the same with the EOS R.
Notice in the photos above that there’s no fringing on the leaves when the photo is enlarged to 200%. The grain structure looks good.
Let’s try another test.
Above is a twilight photo with the Canon EOS R on a tripod. Enlarged to 200% on the right.
Same scene but photographed with a Canon 5D Mark IV.
In low light I can’t see any difference between the photos taken with the Canon EOS R and the Canon 5D Mark IV.
A simple comparison of photos. The photo taken with the Canon EOS R is on the left. Canon 5D Mark IV on the right. Both are enlarged to 100%. I can’t see any difference in quality.
I like starbursts in my photos. How does the EOS R’s 24-105mm lens work in the starburst category? Not bad!
- The Canon EOS R is a “real” camera on par with the Canon 5D Mark IV.
- There does not appear to be any differences in the picture quality between the two cameras.
- This is not a point-and-shoot or lower quality camera.
- The Canon EOS R is going to make a lot of people rethink their mirrorless options.
- First-time camera owners might skip the DSLR body in favor is this mirrorless.
I’m impressed with the Canon EOS R on static subjects. How does it handle action? Stay tuned.
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Here’s a video I created on the Canon EOS R. Take a look.