Canon's Newest EOS R Mirrorless Camera Leaks With Alleged 30MP Full-Frame Sensor
It looks as though camera guru Canon is readying a full-frame mirrorless shooter for photographers who prefer to go that route as opposed to a digital SLR (DSLR). Called the EOS R, the upcoming mirrorless camera features a 30.3-megapixel full size CMOS sensor with dual pixel CMOS autofocus and a bunch of other goodies.
Nothing is yet official, mind you, and all of the specs and photos are coming from a Japanese-language website that has leaked the details. We always caution to take these things with a grain of salt. That said, the information at least appears legitimate, and falls in line with other rumors that are out there.
What's also interesting here is Canon's timing. Less than two weeks ago, rival Nikon announced a pair of new mirrorless digital cameras, the Z7 and Z6. Both are decidedly high-end shooters, the former with a 45.6MP lens with standard ISO 64-25600 (and ISO 32-102400 expanded), and the latter with a 24.5MP sensor with standard ISO range of 100-51200 (and ISO 50-204800 extended).
There's no mention of the ISO range(s) on Canon's EOS R. However, the leaked specs do indicate it sports a touch panel LCD, EV-6 low brightness autofocus, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, the ability to record 4K video, and a dustproof magnesium body.
Canon is also prepping a bunch of kit lenses for the EOS R, including a 35mm f/1.8, a 50mm f/1.2, a 28-70mm f/2, and a 24-105mm f/4.
It's not clear yet how much any of this will cost or when the new camera and lenses will launch.